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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.

Graft Busters Take Aim at China's Military
January 31, 2015
Graft Busters Take Aim at China's Military
Xi's anti-corruption campaign has the PLA under the microscope.
Graft Busters Take Aim at China's Military
Is China Moving to Control the Indian Ocean?
January 31, 2015
Is China Moving to Control the Indian Ocean?
Plus, the myth of counter-intervention, scrapping GDP growth targets, and a visit from the Taliban. Friday China links.
Is China Moving to Control the Indian Ocean?
What You Need to Know About Obama's Trip to India
January 30, 2015
What You Need to Know About Obama's Trip to India
Recapping Barack Obama's historic trip to India.
What You Need to Know About Obama's Trip to India
Jordan Holds Key to Fate of Japanese Hostage
January 30, 2015
Jordan Holds Key to Fate of Japanese Hostage
Islamic State's new demands put Jordan front-and-center in the ongoing hostage drama.
Jordan Holds Key to Fate of Japanese Hostage
3 Goals of China's Military Diplomacy
January 30, 2015
3 Goals of China's Military Diplomacy
China seeks to accomplish three things with its military diplomacy: deterrence, agenda-setting, and reassurance.
3 Goals of China's Military Diplomacy
China's 'Maritime Silk Road': Don't Forget Africa
January 29, 2015
China's 'Maritime Silk Road': Don't Forget Africa
China's "Maritime Silk Road" is expanding beyond Asia to the African coast.
China's 'Maritime Silk Road': Don't Forget Africa
VPNs: The China-US Proxy War
January 29, 2015
VPNs: The China-US Proxy War
China's crackdown on virtual private networks is one battle in the larger war for control over the global internet.
VPNs: The China-US Proxy War
China Eyes Land Giveaway Program in Russia’s Far East
January 28, 2015
China Eyes Land Giveaway Program in Russia’s Far East
Despite Russian concerns, Chinese media predict a new "homestead act" will boost Chinese migration to the Far East.
China Eyes Land Giveaway Program in Russia’s Far East
China's Military Parade: A Warning to Japan <em>and</em> the US
January 28, 2015
China's Military Parade: A Warning to Japan and the US
China's military parade is not only meant to "intimidate" Japan -- it's a signal to the U.S. as well.
China's Military Parade: A Warning to Japan and the US
With Obama in India, China Hosts Pakistan’s Army Chief
January 27, 2015
With Obama in India, China Hosts Pakistan’s Army Chief
China pledged greater defense cooperation with its "iron brother," especially on counter-terrorism.
With Obama in India, China Hosts Pakistan’s Army Chief
Islamic State Murders Hostage, Sparking Soul-Searching in Japan
January 26, 2015
Islamic State Murders Hostage, Sparking Soul-Searching in Japan
The reported decapitation of Haruna Yukawa is causing some to question the wisdom of Japan's new security stance.
Islamic State Murders Hostage, Sparking Soul-Searching in Japan
China's National Security Strategy
January 24, 2015
China's National Security Strategy
The Politburo, headed by Xi Jinping, emphasized the severity of threats facing China's national security.
China's National Security Strategy
Sri Lanka to Reassess Port Deal With China
January 24, 2015
Sri Lanka to Reassess Port Deal With China
Plus, the "string of pearls," Chinese investment in Indonesia, and the curious story of the Liaoning. Your China links.
Sri Lanka to Reassess Port Deal With China
Xi Jinping and Kim Jong-un Might Meet – in Russia
January 23, 2015
Xi Jinping and Kim Jong-un Might Meet – in Russia
Early signs indicate that the Chinese and North Korean leaders will both visit Moscow in May.
Xi Jinping and Kim Jong-un Might Meet – in Russia
In China, a Move Away From Conviction Quotas
January 23, 2015
In China, a Move Away From Conviction Quotas
As part of its "rule of law" push, China is reconsidering how judges are evaluated.
In China, a Move Away From Conviction Quotas
China's Quest for Global Influence - Through Think Tanks
January 22, 2015
China's Quest for Global Influence - Through Think Tanks
A new policy document outlines China's strategy for creating "think tanks with Chinese characteristics."
China's Quest for Global Influence - Through Think Tanks
The State of the Union: Obama’s Challenge to China
January 22, 2015
The State of the Union: Obama’s Challenge to China
Obama's annual address contained a world view that Beijing will find inherently problematic.
The State of the Union: Obama’s Challenge to China
Are Chinese Citizens Trapped by Fighting in Northern Myanmar?
January 21, 2015
Are Chinese Citizens Trapped by Fighting in Northern Myanmar?
The government says no; Chinese and Western media alike say yes.
Are Chinese Citizens Trapped by Fighting in Northern Myanmar?
China Posts Lowest Growth Since 1990
January 21, 2015
China Posts Lowest Growth Since 1990
Slow growth raises old questions of how committed Beijing is to economic reforms.
China Posts Lowest Growth Since 1990
China Urges US to Accept North Korea’s ‘Olive Branch’
January 17, 2015
China Urges US to Accept North Korea’s ‘Olive Branch’
Beijing wants Washington to seriously consider recent peace overtures from North Korea.
China Urges US to Accept North Korea’s ‘Olive Branch’
Turkey Chimes in on Uyghur Human Smuggling Case
January 17, 2015
Turkey Chimes in on Uyghur Human Smuggling Case
Plus, Zhang Miao, securing the North Korean border, and China's nuclear industry. Friday China links.
Turkey Chimes in on Uyghur Human Smuggling Case
China in 2015: What to Expect
January 16, 2015
China in 2015: What to Expect
What to expect (and what not to expect) from China domestically in 2015.
China in 2015: What to Expect
After Heavy Losses, a Reset for Taiwan's Ruling Party
January 16, 2015
After Heavy Losses, a Reset for Taiwan's Ruling Party
New Taipei Mayor Eric Chu will assume the position of KMT chair on Saturday and begin the arduous process of change.
After Heavy Losses, a Reset for Taiwan's Ruling Party
UK Foreign Office Accepts Beijing’s Plan for Hong Kong Elections
January 16, 2015
UK Foreign Office Accepts Beijing’s Plan for Hong Kong Elections
“Genuine choice” possible under current electoral reform plan, British officials tell Parliament.
UK Foreign Office Accepts Beijing’s Plan for Hong Kong Elections
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