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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.

China Passes Foreign NGO Law Amid National Security Push
April 29, 2016
China Passes Foreign NGO Law Amid National Security Push
China implements new restrictions on foreign NGOs, despite heavy criticism from abroad
China Passes Foreign NGO Law Amid National Security Push
Is China Gearing up for Another 'People's War'?
April 22, 2016
Is China Gearing up for Another 'People's War'?
China is urging average citizens to join the fight to defend national security.
Is China Gearing up for Another 'People's War'?
Taiwan Sends Delegation to China to Discuss Deportation Case
April 21, 2016
Taiwan Sends Delegation to China to Discuss Deportation Case
Taipei will seek to have 45 Taiwanese suspects, currently detained in Beijing, returned to Taiwan.
Taiwan Sends Delegation to China to Discuss Deportation Case
Australia and China: All About 'Optimism' for PM Turnbull
April 16, 2016
Australia and China: All About 'Optimism' for PM Turnbull
On his first official visit to China, Australia's prime minister downplayed recent tensions in the relationship.
Australia and China: All About 'Optimism' for PM Turnbull
China, US Accuse Each Other of Human Rights Violations
April 15, 2016
China, US Accuse Each Other of Human Rights Violations
It's the 2016 edition of what has become a yearly ritual.
China, US Accuse Each Other of Human Rights Violations
The South China Sea in 2016: What’s Changed?
April 13, 2016
The South China Sea in 2016: What’s Changed?
Bonnie Glaser with an overview of the current "facts on the water" in the South China Sea.
The South China Sea in 2016: What’s Changed?
Kerry Becomes First US Secretary to Visit Hiroshima
April 12, 2016
Kerry Becomes First US Secretary to Visit Hiroshima
Kerry's trip, made with the other G7 foreign minsters, could pave the way for a visit by Obama in May.
Kerry Becomes First US Secretary to Visit Hiroshima
Vietnam to China: Move Your Oil Rig out of the South China Sea
April 09, 2016
Vietnam to China: Move Your Oil Rig out of the South China Sea
China's HYSY 981 is once again operating near the Gulf of Tonkin, to Vietnam's dismay.
Vietnam to China: Move Your Oil Rig out of the South China Sea
What Do the Panama Papers Reveal About China?
April 09, 2016
What Do the Panama Papers Reveal About China?
Plus, the Great Firewall under fire, OBOR, and China picking up Russia's slack in Kyrgyzstan. Friday China links.
What Do the Panama Papers Reveal About China?
Myanmar's Suu Kyi Hosts Chinese Foreign Minister
April 07, 2016
Myanmar's Suu Kyi Hosts Chinese Foreign Minister
China and Myanmar are trying to turn over a new leaf in their recently troubled relationship.
Myanmar's Suu Kyi Hosts Chinese Foreign Minister
It's Official: China Is Cracking Down on North Korean Trade
April 06, 2016
It's Official: China Is Cracking Down on North Korean Trade
China's Commerce Ministry announces bans on imports of gold, coal, and iron from North Korea.
It's Official: China Is Cracking Down on North Korean Trade
Hong Kong Film Awards Winner Emphasizes Rift With Beijing
April 05, 2016
Hong Kong Film Awards Winner Emphasizes Rift With Beijing
And the award for Best Film goes to... no one, according to Chinese state media.
Hong Kong Film Awards Winner Emphasizes Rift With Beijing
Japan's Regional Relationships, as Revealed at the Nuclear Security Summit
April 02, 2016
Japan's Regional Relationships, as Revealed at the Nuclear Security Summit
Japan's Foreign Ministry spokesperson on ties with South Korea, China, and the United States.
Japan's Regional Relationships, as Revealed at the Nuclear Security Summit
China’s $50 Trillion Plan for a Global Energy Grid
April 01, 2016
China’s $50 Trillion Plan for a Global Energy Grid
Plus, Scarborough Shoal, Nepal-China military ties, and myth-busting about China's economy. Friday China links.
China’s $50 Trillion Plan for a Global Energy Grid
Obama, Xi Put Positive Spin on US-China Relations
April 01, 2016
Obama, Xi Put Positive Spin on US-China Relations
The two presidents are seeking to emphasize the positive amid growing tensions.
Obama, Xi Put Positive Spin on US-China Relations
<i>Eight Juxtapositions</i>: Understanding China Through Comparison
March 31, 2016
Eight Juxtapositions: Understanding China Through Comparison
Jeffrey Wasserstrom, history professor at UC Irvine, on understanding modern China.
Eight Juxtapositions: Understanding China Through Comparison
Is China's Football Dream Becoming Reality?
March 31, 2016
Is China's Football Dream Becoming Reality?
For the first time in 15 years, China is one step from qualifying for the World Cup.
Is China's Football Dream Becoming Reality?
President Xi's Visit to Czech Republic Sparks Praise, Protests
March 30, 2016
President Xi's Visit to Czech Republic Sparks Praise, Protests
Xi Jinping's visit to Prague crowns two years of deepening ties -- but not everyone is happy about that.
President Xi's Visit to Czech Republic Sparks Praise, Protests
KMT's Ousted Presidential Candidate Returns as Party Chair
March 29, 2016
KMT's Ousted Presidential Candidate Returns as Party Chair
Hung Hsiu-chu is back -- now can she rebuild a fractured and damaged party?
KMT's Ousted Presidential Candidate Returns as Party Chair
Taiwan Argues Its South China Sea Case in the Court of Public Opinion
March 24, 2016
Taiwan Argues Its South China Sea Case in the Court of Public Opinion
Taiwan's arguments that Itu Aba is, in fact, an island could benefit China in the upcoming arbitration ruling.
Taiwan Argues Its South China Sea Case in the Court of Public Opinion
Are China and the US Close to Sealing an Investment Treaty?
March 24, 2016
Are China and the US Close to Sealing an Investment Treaty?
A former Chinese commerce minister says the agreement is basically done.
Are China and the US Close to Sealing an Investment Treaty?
In China, Nepal's PM Seeks Alternative to India
March 23, 2016
In China, Nepal's PM Seeks Alternative to India
Nepal's leader arrived in China on Sunday, full of enthusiasm for deepening trade and transportation links.
In China, Nepal's PM Seeks Alternative to India
Indonesia Adds 4 Uyghur Militants to Most-Wanted List
March 18, 2016
Indonesia Adds 4 Uyghur Militants to Most-Wanted List
Beijing warns that the East Turkestan Islamic movement is "intensifying" efforts to infiltrate Indonesia.
Indonesia Adds 4 Uyghur Militants to Most-Wanted List
Did China Just Break Its 'Diplomatic Truce' With Taiwan?
March 17, 2016
Did China Just Break Its 'Diplomatic Truce' With Taiwan?
For the first time in 8 years, China has recognized one of Taiwan's diplomatic allies.
Did China Just Break Its 'Diplomatic Truce' With Taiwan?
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