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Shannon Tiezzi

Shannon Tiezzi

Shannon Tiezzi is Editor at The Diplomat.

Her main focus is on China, and she writes on China’s foreign relations, domestic politics, and economy. Shannon previously served as a research associate at the U.S.-China Policy Foundation, where she hosted the weekly television show China Forum. She received her A.M. from Harvard University and her B.A. from The College of William and Mary. Shannon has also studied at Tsinghua University in Beijing.

The EU’s Own 'Pivot to Asia'
December 09, 2016
The EU’s Own 'Pivot to Asia'
An interview with Fraser Cameron.
The EU’s Own 'Pivot to Asia'
Coming Soon: The Next Big Clue to the Future of US-Taiwan Relations
December 09, 2016
Coming Soon: The Next Big Clue to the Future of US-Taiwan Relations
Will Tsai Ing-wen stop in the U.S. on her way to Central America next month? If so, who will she meet?
Coming Soon: The Next Big Clue to the Future of US-Taiwan Relations
Trump's Taiwan Phone Call: China Reacts
December 03, 2016
Trump's Taiwan Phone Call: China Reacts
China tries to be both stern and dismissive, even while Taiwan outlines the content of the conversation.
Trump's Taiwan Phone Call: China Reacts
Why Is Counterterrorism Cooperation So Difficult?
December 02, 2016
Why Is Counterterrorism Cooperation So Difficult?
Every country agrees terrorism is a threat. So why is it so hard to get states to work together?
Why Is Counterterrorism Cooperation So Difficult?
Is Donald Trump Really Good News for China?
November 10, 2016
Is Donald Trump Really Good News for China?
Some of Trump's foreign policy pronouncements are music to China's ears -- others are anathema.
Is Donald Trump Really Good News for China?
Cross-Strait Relations Caught in a Time Warp
November 04, 2016
Cross-Strait Relations Caught in a Time Warp
Beijing is dusting off the cross-strait playbook it used under the last DPP president. Will the old approach still work?
Cross-Strait Relations Caught in a Time Warp
Can China Finally Solve Its Corruption Problem?
October 29, 2016
Can China Finally Solve Its Corruption Problem?
The Party's sixth plenum was an attempt to do just that.
Can China Finally Solve Its Corruption Problem?
2 Dueling Visions of Human Rights in China
October 06, 2016
2 Dueling Visions of Human Rights in China
U.S. CECC annual report and China's own human rights action plan showcase starkly different concepts of "human rights."
2 Dueling Visions of Human Rights in China
Duterte Calls for End to US-Philippine Military Exercises, Part of Tilt Toward China
September 29, 2016
Duterte Calls for End to US-Philippine Military Exercises, Part of Tilt Toward China
Duterte once again rolls back the U.S. alliance, even while eagerly expressing hopes for ties with China.
Duterte Calls for End to US-Philippine Military Exercises, Part of Tilt Toward China
China Building on Scarborough Shoal? Don't Hold Your Breath.
September 09, 2016
China Building on Scarborough Shoal? Don't Hold Your Breath.
For diplomatic and strategic reasons, now is not the time for Beijing to make such a risky move.
China Building on Scarborough Shoal? Don't Hold Your Breath.
3 Years on, Where Does China’s Silk Road Stand?
August 31, 2016
3 Years on, Where Does China’s Silk Road Stand?
A look at the successes and complications of Xi’s signature project.
3 Years on, Where Does China’s Silk Road Stand?
'Lovable' Taiwan and Its Soft Power Quest
August 18, 2016
'Lovable' Taiwan and Its Soft Power Quest
Taiwan's deputy minister of culture speaks with The Diplomat.
'Lovable' Taiwan and Its Soft Power Quest
East China Sea: Japan Rescues Chinese Fishermen Near Disputed Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands
August 12, 2016
East China Sea: Japan Rescues Chinese Fishermen Near Disputed Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands
Japan saves 6 Chinese fishermen from their sinking vessel after a collision with a Greek cargo ship.
East China Sea: Japan Rescues Chinese Fishermen Near Disputed Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands
Philippines' Former President in Hong Kong to ‘Rekindle Ties With China’
August 11, 2016
Philippines' Former President in Hong Kong to ‘Rekindle Ties With China’
Fidel Ramos will steer clear of the controversial South China Sea case in his discussions with "old friends."
Philippines' Former President in Hong Kong to ‘Rekindle Ties With China’
Why Do So Many People Assume China's Athletes Are Cheaters?
August 09, 2016
Why Do So Many People Assume China's Athletes Are Cheaters?
The Sun Yang-Mack Horton spat is just the latest incident to cast aspersions on a Chinese athlete.
Why Do So Many People Assume China's Athletes Are Cheaters?
Interview: Zachary Abuza on ISIS in Asia
August 03, 2016
Interview: Zachary Abuza on ISIS in Asia
A closer look at the threat Islamic State poses to the Asia-Pacific.
Interview: Zachary Abuza on ISIS in Asia
Confirmed: China and Russia to Hold Naval Drills in South China Sea
July 29, 2016
Confirmed: China and Russia to Hold Naval Drills in South China Sea
The September exercises will include both land and sea-based drills, China's Defense Ministry says.
Confirmed: China and Russia to Hold Naval Drills in South China Sea
Chinese Ex-General Gets Life in Prison for Corruption
July 27, 2016
Chinese Ex-General Gets Life in Prison for Corruption
Guo Boxiong's conviction is the latest reminder that Xi Jinping's anti-corruption campaign is going strong.
Chinese Ex-General Gets Life in Prison for Corruption
South China Sea Ruling: China Caused 'Irreparable Harm' to Environment
July 15, 2016
South China Sea Ruling: China Caused 'Irreparable Harm' to Environment
The arbitral tribunal rules that significant environmental damage has been done -- and China is to blame.
South China Sea Ruling: China Caused 'Irreparable Harm' to Environment
Taiwan: South China Sea Ruling 'Completely Unacceptable'
July 13, 2016
Taiwan: South China Sea Ruling 'Completely Unacceptable'
Taiwan denounces the tribunal's decision that Itu Aba is a rock, not an island.
Taiwan: South China Sea Ruling 'Completely Unacceptable'
China: Tribunal Ruling 'Null and Void', Will Not Affect South China Sea Claims
July 12, 2016
China: Tribunal Ruling 'Null and Void', Will Not Affect South China Sea Claims
Beijing continues to push its South China Sea claims, though many were struck down by an arbitral tribunal today.
China: Tribunal Ruling 'Null and Void', Will Not Affect South China Sea Claims
It's Official: Formosa Subsidiary Caused Mass Fish Deaths in Vietnam
July 01, 2016
It's Official: Formosa Subsidiary Caused Mass Fish Deaths in Vietnam
Formosa Ha Tinh Steel Corp accepts the blame, and promises $500 million in compensation for the damage.
It's Official: Formosa Subsidiary Caused Mass Fish Deaths in Vietnam
China Congratulates Philippines' New President Duterte
July 01, 2016
China Congratulates Philippines' New President Duterte
China hopes to turn over a new leaf in relations with Manila.
China Congratulates Philippines' New President Duterte
Did China Just Kill Cross-Strait Relations?
June 26, 2016
Did China Just Kill Cross-Strait Relations?
Beijing announces that it suspended cross-strait communications when Tsai Ing-wen assumed office.
Did China Just Kill Cross-Strait Relations?
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