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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.

China, Japan Close to Crisis Management Breakthrough
March 04, 2015
China, Japan Close to Crisis Management Breakthrough
Japan and China are close to finalizing a liaison mechanism -- but it hinges on how Japan commemorates the end of WWII.
China, Japan Close to Crisis Management Breakthrough
China’s PLA Crackdown Gathers Steam
March 04, 2015
China’s PLA Crackdown Gathers Steam
The PLA releases a list of 14 generals under investigation for corruption, signalling a sea change.
China’s PLA Crackdown Gathers Steam
China Continues to Court Sri Lanka
March 03, 2015
China Continues to Court Sri Lanka
China touted its friendship with Sri Lanka with Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera in Beijing.
China Continues to Court Sri Lanka
Can a Documentary Change the Course of China's 'War on Pollution'?
March 03, 2015
Can a Documentary Change the Course of China's 'War on Pollution'?
A documentary on China's smog could be a turning point in China's environmental protection movement.
Can a Documentary Change the Course of China's 'War on Pollution'?
What’s It Like to Have China Build You a Port? Ask Cameroon.
February 27, 2015
What’s It Like to Have China Build You a Port? Ask Cameroon.
A Chinese-built port in Cameroon provides an interesting case study with implications for the Maritime Silk Road.
What’s It Like to Have China Build You a Port? Ask Cameroon.
China’s Anti-Corruption Org Seeks ‘Hidden Tigers’
February 27, 2015
China’s Anti-Corruption Org Seeks ‘Hidden Tigers’
Plus, China’s travel rush, legal reforms, the South China Sea, and China in the Middle East. Friday China links.
China’s Anti-Corruption Org Seeks ‘Hidden Tigers’
US Admiral: Chinese Subs Outnumber America's
February 27, 2015
US Admiral: Chinese Subs Outnumber America's
A U.S. admiral told Congress that China now has more submarines than the U.S. -- and is building still more.
US Admiral: Chinese Subs Outnumber America's
Taking US-China Relations Global
February 27, 2015
Taking US-China Relations Global
At a meeting in New York, Susan Rice and Yang Jiechi discussed cooperation on a global scale.
Taking US-China Relations Global
Questions Remain Over Chinese Involvement in Myanmar Violence
February 26, 2015
Questions Remain Over Chinese Involvement in Myanmar Violence
Accusations of Chinese interference in the ethnic conflict continue to plague China-Myanmar relations.
Questions Remain Over Chinese Involvement in Myanmar Violence
Xi's Blueprint for the Achieving the 'China Dream'
February 26, 2015
Xi's Blueprint for the Achieving the 'China Dream'
Xi's "four comprehensives" are designed to lead China as it enters the next stage of development.
Xi's Blueprint for the Achieving the 'China Dream'
Report: North Korea’s Nuclear Weapons Stockpile Could Grow Tenfold by 2020
February 25, 2015
Report: North Korea’s Nuclear Weapons Stockpile Could Grow Tenfold by 2020
Research from the US-Korea Institute and NDU warns North Korea's nuclear and missile programs are developing rapidly.
Report: North Korea’s Nuclear Weapons Stockpile Could Grow Tenfold by 2020
China's Vision for Modernizing the UN
February 25, 2015
China's Vision for Modernizing the UN
China's Vision for Modernizing the UN
Anti-Mainland Sentiment on the Rise in Hong Kong
February 24, 2015
Anti-Mainland Sentiment on the Rise in Hong Kong
Recent protests in Hong Kong have openly targeted tourists and students from the Chinese mainland.
Anti-Mainland Sentiment on the Rise in Hong Kong
Seeking China’s Help in Taliban Negotiations, Afghanistan Cracks Down on Uyghur Militants
February 21, 2015
Seeking China’s Help in Taliban Negotiations, Afghanistan Cracks Down on Uyghur Militants
Plus, China-Russia ties, the CCTV New Year gala, and cartoon Xi Jinping. Friday China links.
Seeking China’s Help in Taliban Negotiations, Afghanistan Cracks Down on Uyghur Militants
Is There a Silver Lining to China's South China Sea Land Reclamation?
February 20, 2015
Is There a Silver Lining to China's South China Sea Land Reclamation?
China's land reclamation projects could be a precursor to a final definition of the "nine dash line."
Is There a Silver Lining to China's South China Sea Land Reclamation?
Chinese Media Accuses US of Being ‘Terrorist Breeder’
February 20, 2015
Chinese Media Accuses US of Being ‘Terrorist Breeder’
As DC hosts a summit on countering violent extremism, China blasts the U.S. role in creating havens for terrorists.
Chinese Media Accuses US of Being ‘Terrorist Breeder’
China's Myanmar Headache
February 19, 2015
China's Myanmar Headache
Fighting between ethnic Chinese and the Myanmar government poses a thorny problem for Beijing.
China's Myanmar Headache
Unity, Family, and Socialism: President Xi Offers Chinese New Year Greetings
February 19, 2015
Unity, Family, and Socialism: President Xi Offers Chinese New Year Greetings
By placing the family front and center, Xi is drawing a parallel with national unity.
Unity, Family, and Socialism: President Xi Offers Chinese New Year Greetings
New Report Highlights China's Cybersecurity Nightmare
February 18, 2015
New Report Highlights China's Cybersecurity Nightmare
A cyber threat group reported to have ties to the NSA validates China's fears of using U.S. technology.
New Report Highlights China's Cybersecurity Nightmare
China Stresses Ties With New Sri Lankan Government
February 18, 2015
China Stresses Ties With New Sri Lankan Government
Despite predictions, Sri Lanka's new government has actively reached out to China.
China Stresses Ties With New Sri Lankan Government
China Nixes South China Sea Discussions at Defense Meeting
February 18, 2015
China Nixes South China Sea Discussions at Defense Meeting
Once again, China is trying to block multilateral discussions over the South China Sea.
China Nixes South China Sea Discussions at Defense Meeting
China, Pakistan Renew 'Iron Brotherhood'
February 14, 2015
China, Pakistan Renew 'Iron Brotherhood'
Friendly ties were on display during Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi's recent trip to Pakistan.
China, Pakistan Renew 'Iron Brotherhood'
How America's New Secretary of Defense Will Deal With China
February 14, 2015
How America's New Secretary of Defense Will Deal With China
Plus, trouble in Myanmar, defending the Silk Road, and China's cyber theme song. Friday China links.
How America's New Secretary of Defense Will Deal With China
Why 2020 Is a Make-or-Break Year for China
February 13, 2015
Why 2020 Is a Make-or-Break Year for China
The deadline for China's first "centenary goal" will test the political legitimacy of the CCP.
Why 2020 Is a Make-or-Break Year for China
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