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Shannon Tiezzi
Shannon Tiezzi

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.

US-China Military Relations: The Great Debate
December 19, 2014
US-China Military Relations: The Great Debate
Are closer U.S.-China military ties in Washington's best interests?
US-China Military Relations: The Great Debate
Abe's Post-Election Agenda for Japan
December 18, 2014
Abe's Post-Election Agenda for Japan
Dr. Sheila Smith on Japan's snap elections and the challenges facing Abe moving forward.
Abe's Post-Election Agenda for Japan
After Peshawar School Attack, China Pledges Deeper Anti-Terror Co-op With Pakistan
December 18, 2014
After Peshawar School Attack, China Pledges Deeper Anti-Terror Co-op With Pakistan
Now is the time for China and Pakistan to step up joints efforts to eliminate terrorist strongholds in the region.
After Peshawar School Attack, China Pledges Deeper Anti-Terror Co-op With Pakistan
Wary China Eyes 4 More Years of Abe in Japan
December 18, 2014
Wary China Eyes 4 More Years of Abe in Japan
With Abe now set to control Japan for the near future, China renews its warnings about his rightist tendencies.
Wary China Eyes 4 More Years of Abe in Japan
China at the Lima Climate Change Talks
December 17, 2014
China at the Lima Climate Change Talks
Despite a U.S.-China breakthrough, the Lima conference saw the same arguments over "differentiated responsibilities."
China at the Lima Climate Change Talks
Chinese Premier Links Central Asia, Europe With Silk Road Tour
December 17, 2014
Chinese Premier Links Central Asia, Europe With Silk Road Tour
Premier Li Keqiang's visits to Kazakhstan and Serbia are focused on promoting the Silk Road Economic Belt.
Chinese Premier Links Central Asia, Europe With Silk Road Tour
China's Nanjing Massacre Publicity Push
December 13, 2014
China's Nanjing Massacre Publicity Push
China focused media attention on the Nanjing Massacre ahead of the first National Memorial Day on December 13.
China's Nanjing Massacre Publicity Push
The Latest Coup in China's Anti-Corruption Drive
December 12, 2014
The Latest Coup in China's Anti-Corruption Drive
Plus, a political prisoner freed, the U.S.-China climate change deal and South China Sea analysis. Friday China links.
The Latest Coup in China's Anti-Corruption Drive
China Sets Economic Reform Targets for 2015
December 12, 2014
China Sets Economic Reform Targets for 2015
The Central Economic Work Conference gave an overview of China's economic goals for 2015. Topping the agenda: reform.
China Sets Economic Reform Targets for 2015
Hong Kong's 'Occupy Central' Draws to a Close
December 12, 2014
Hong Kong's 'Occupy Central' Draws to a Close
Hong Kong police cleared out the central protest site at Admiralty, essentially ending two months of student protests.
Hong Kong's 'Occupy Central' Draws to a Close
The Fallout From Taiwan's 2014 Elections
December 11, 2014
The Fallout From Taiwan's 2014 Elections
Alan Romberg discusses Taiwan's 2014 elections and their ramifications for Taiwan and cross-strait relations.
The Fallout From Taiwan's 2014 Elections
Facebook’s China Push
December 11, 2014
Facebook’s China Push
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg seems intent on breaking into the China market, but at what cost?
Facebook’s China Push
What Does China Think of the CIA Torture Report?
December 11, 2014
What Does China Think of the CIA Torture Report?
Media responses included traditional accusations of U.S. "double standards," but showed more nuanced aspects as well.
What Does China Think of the CIA Torture Report?
Fight Against Corruption a ‘Protracted War’: Chinese Media
December 10, 2014
Fight Against Corruption a ‘Protracted War’: Chinese Media
China's anti-corruption campaign is now an all-out war for the future of the CCP.
Fight Against Corruption a ‘Protracted War’: Chinese Media
Why China Won't Accept International Arbitration in the South China Sea
December 09, 2014
Why China Won't Accept International Arbitration in the South China Sea
In a recently released position paper, Beijing outlines its reasons for rejecting a Philippine request for arbitration.
Why China Won't Accept International Arbitration in the South China Sea
Taiwan and the Fight Against Ebola
December 09, 2014
Taiwan and the Fight Against Ebola
To join global efforts to control Ebola, Taiwan must first overcome restrictions on its international space.
Taiwan and the Fight Against Ebola
Zhou Yongkang Arrested As CCP Deepens Corruption Crackdown
December 06, 2014
Zhou Yongkang Arrested As CCP Deepens Corruption Crackdown
Former Politburo Standing Committee member Zhou Yongkang has been officially expelled from the CCP and arrested.
Zhou Yongkang Arrested As CCP Deepens Corruption Crackdown
For China, Constitution Day Comes Without Constitutionalism
December 04, 2014
For China, Constitution Day Comes Without Constitutionalism
Xi Jinping wants to celebrate China's constitution without going too far into the realm of political reform.
For China, Constitution Day Comes Without Constitutionalism
After Violent Clashes, Hong Kong Leader Promises Crackdown on Protests
December 02, 2014
After Violent Clashes, Hong Kong Leader Promises Crackdown on Protests
The Hong Kong government warns protestors that it is out of patience.
After Violent Clashes, Hong Kong Leader Promises Crackdown on Protests
Opposition DPP Wins Big in Taiwan Elections
December 01, 2014
Opposition DPP Wins Big in Taiwan Elections
Taiwan's opposition party routed the ruling KMT in local elections held on November 29.
Opposition DPP Wins Big in Taiwan Elections
China's Looming Water Shortage
November 30, 2014
China's Looming Water Shortage
Beyond pollution, water scarcity may be the most threatening environmental issue China faces today.
China's Looming Water Shortage
Indonesia Joins China-Backed Bank
November 29, 2014
Indonesia Joins China-Backed Bank
Plus, the Xiangshan Forum and China's struggle to ban tobacco use. Friday China links.
Indonesia Joins China-Backed Bank
China's Domestic Violence Breakthrough
November 27, 2014
China's Domestic Violence Breakthrough
China has drafted its first-ever law on domestic violence.
China's Domestic Violence Breakthrough
China Makes Inroads Into India's Backyard
November 27, 2014
China Makes Inroads Into India's Backyard
At the SAARC summit in Nepal, China seeks deeper relationship with South Asian countries.
China Makes Inroads Into India's Backyard
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