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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.

US Tries to Get Japan, South Korea to Put the Past Behind Them
April 18, 2015
US Tries to Get Japan, South Korea to Put the Past Behind Them
The U.S. hosts trilateral talks in an attempt to further cooperation between its two allies.
US Tries to Get Japan, South Korea to Put the Past Behind Them
The Real History of the South China Sea Disputes
April 18, 2015
The Real History of the South China Sea Disputes
Plus, new details on Zhou Yongkang's crimes and another look at China's ghost cities. Friday China links.
The Real History of the South China Sea Disputes
China’s AIIB: The Final Tally
April 17, 2015
China’s AIIB: The Final Tally
Interesting facts about the members of China's AIIB -- with even more interesting implications.
China’s AIIB: The Final Tally
China's South African Ties Complicated By Recent Violence
April 17, 2015
China's South African Ties Complicated By Recent Violence
China's foreign minister visited South Africa just as a wave of anti-foreigner violence broke out in Durban.
China's South African Ties Complicated By Recent Violence
China Attacks Dalai Lama in New White Paper on Tibet
April 16, 2015
China Attacks Dalai Lama in New White Paper on Tibet
In a lengthy white paper on Tibet, Beijing denounces the Dalai Lama and his "middle way approach."
China Attacks Dalai Lama in New White Paper on Tibet
As Taiwan's Election Season Begins, Beijing Points to Red Lines
April 16, 2015
As Taiwan's Election Season Begins, Beijing Points to Red Lines
The DPP has officially selected a candidate and Beijing is getting nervous.
As Taiwan's Election Season Begins, Beijing Points to Red Lines
Can the US and China Save the World?
April 14, 2015
Can the US and China Save the World?
Beijing and Washington are seeking increased clean energy cooperation in a bid to fight climate change.
Can the US and China Save the World?
Why Did China Just Release 5 Feminists?
April 14, 2015
Why Did China Just Release 5 Feminists?
China just released five women's rights activists after a month-long detention. Why?
Why Did China Just Release 5 Feminists?
Taiwan’s AIIB Bid Rejected
April 14, 2015
Taiwan’s AIIB Bid Rejected
Beijing denies Taiwan's application to be an AIIB founding member, but holds the door open for ordinary membership.
Taiwan’s AIIB Bid Rejected
China Is Watching as US Seeks to Smooth Ties With Latin America
April 11, 2015
China Is Watching as US Seeks to Smooth Ties With Latin America
Chinese media are keeping a close eye on the OAS summit in Panama.
China Is Watching as US Seeks to Smooth Ties With Latin America
Why 3 Chinese Citizens Are Suing Their Government
April 11, 2015
Why 3 Chinese Citizens Are Suing Their Government
Plus, a new report on the Chinese navy, the "little red app," and cross-strait relations. Friday China links.
Why 3 Chinese Citizens Are Suing Their Government
How China Seeks to Shape Its Neighborhood
April 10, 2015
How China Seeks to Shape Its Neighborhood
China trades U.S. relations for 'peripheral diplomacy' in its foreign policy priority list.
How China Seeks to Shape Its Neighborhood
Revealed: China's Reasons for Island-Building in the South China Sea
April 10, 2015
Revealed: China's Reasons for Island-Building in the South China Sea
For the first time, China's Foreign Ministry went into detail on the purpose of land reclamation in the South China Sea.
Revealed: China's Reasons for Island-Building in the South China Sea
Surprising Trends in US Views of China
April 09, 2015
Surprising Trends in US Views of China
Demographic trends in U.S. public opinion could be a positive sign for the future of U.S.-China relations.
Surprising Trends in US Views of China
China's Already Preparing for a Post-Sanctions Iran
April 08, 2015
China's Already Preparing for a Post-Sanctions Iran
China is ready to capitalize on any sanctions relief that comes with a final Iran deal.
China's Already Preparing for a Post-Sanctions Iran
China, Vietnam Pledge to Control Maritime Disputes
April 08, 2015
China, Vietnam Pledge to Control Maritime Disputes
China and Vietnam vowed to keep ties strong during a visit from CPV secretary Nguyen Phu Trong.
China, Vietnam Pledge to Control Maritime Disputes
Can China Woo India to the Maritime Silk Road?
April 07, 2015
Can China Woo India to the Maritime Silk Road?
Aware of New Delhi's mistrust, Beijing is trying to link its MSR to India's own Project Mausam.
Can China Woo India to the Maritime Silk Road?
China Makes Its Case For a Global Military
April 07, 2015
China Makes Its Case For a Global Military
China is using the successful Yemen evacuation to argue that a global PLA is good for the world.
China Makes Its Case For a Global Military
What State Secrets Did Zhou Yongkang Leak?
April 06, 2015
What State Secrets Did Zhou Yongkang Leak?
Is the charge against Zhou related to rumors of an attempted coup?
What State Secrets Did Zhou Yongkang Leak?
How Xi Jinping Came to Rule China
April 03, 2015
How Xi Jinping Came to Rule China
Plus, China's coast guard and "maritime militia," China-US competition, and the story of "orange brother."
How Xi Jinping Came to Rule China
Has China Weaponized the Internet?
April 03, 2015
Has China Weaponized the Internet?
China's internet censorship went on the offensive this week, enlisting computers around the world in a DDoS attack.
Has China Weaponized the Internet?
New US Cyber Order Could Provoke Chinese Retaliation
April 03, 2015
New US Cyber Order Could Provoke Chinese Retaliation
If Obama's new executive order is used to sanction Chinese firms, how will Beijing respond?
New US Cyber Order Could Provoke Chinese Retaliation
Myanmar Apologizes to China for Deadly Strike
April 03, 2015
Myanmar Apologizes to China for Deadly Strike
Myanmar's government accepted responsibility for a bomb that killed five Chinese citizens.
Myanmar Apologizes to China for Deadly Strike
Chinese Media: Maybe It's Time the US Heeded Deng Xiaoping's Advice
April 02, 2015
Chinese Media: Maybe It's Time the US Heeded Deng Xiaoping's Advice
Xinhua thinks the U.S. is now adopting China's long-standing foreign policy strategy: "keeping a low profile."
Chinese Media: Maybe It's Time the US Heeded Deng Xiaoping's Advice
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