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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.

China Wants More Military Co-op With Iran (Sorry, US and Pakistan)
October 24, 2014
China Wants More Military Co-op With Iran (Sorry, US and Pakistan)
Iran may have thorny relations with Pakistan and the West, but China sees a potential partner in Tehran.
China Wants More Military Co-op With Iran (Sorry, US and Pakistan)
4 Things We Learned from China’s 4th Plenum
October 23, 2014
4 Things We Learned from China’s 4th Plenum
Parsing China's next steps in establishing the "rule of law."
4 Things We Learned from China’s 4th Plenum
Afghan President to Visit China on First Trip Abroad
October 23, 2014
Afghan President to Visit China on First Trip Abroad
President Ashraf Ghani will visit China from October 28 - 31 on his first formal trip abroad.
Afghan President to Visit China on First Trip Abroad
Could China's 'Rule of Law' Lead to Constitutionalism?
October 23, 2014
Could China's 'Rule of Law' Lead to Constitutionalism?
Official proclamations about the Fourth Plenum include intriguing references to limiting political power.
Could China's 'Rule of Law' Lead to Constitutionalism?
A Closer Look at China’s Military Modernization
October 22, 2014
A Closer Look at China’s Military Modernization
Dr. Phillip Saunders joins The Diplomat to take a closer look about China’s military modernization.
A Closer Look at China’s Military Modernization
Hong Kong Officials to Students: There’s Always 2022
October 21, 2014
Hong Kong Officials to Students: There’s Always 2022
Parsing the first public talks between Hong Kong officials and protestors.
Hong Kong Officials to Students: There’s Always 2022
Hong Kong's Leader: Universal Suffrage Threatens Business Interests
October 21, 2014
Hong Kong's Leader: Universal Suffrage Threatens Business Interests
Chief Executive CY Leung said that universal suffrage could turn Hong Kong into a welfare state.
Hong Kong's Leader: Universal Suffrage Threatens Business Interests
US, China Talk Ebola, Islamic State, and South China Sea
October 21, 2014
US, China Talk Ebola, Islamic State, and South China Sea
The U.S. and China make some progress on global issues, but remain largely entrenched on bilateral problems.
US, China Talk Ebola, Islamic State, and South China Sea
Chinese Premier, Japan’s Prime Minister Meet for First Time
October 18, 2014
Chinese Premier, Japan’s Prime Minister Meet for First Time
A meeting between Li Keqiang and Shinzo Abe gives hope for a Xi-Abe summit. Will the Yasukuni Shrine issue be a roadblock?
Chinese Premier, Japan’s Prime Minister Meet for First Time
Clash Over Forced Eviction Leaves 8 Dead in Yunnan, China
October 17, 2014
Clash Over Forced Eviction Leaves 8 Dead in Yunnan, China
Plus, Taiwan's moves in the South China Sea and an update on the Hong Kong protests. This week's China links.
Clash Over Forced Eviction Leaves 8 Dead in Yunnan, China
Japan and Its Neighbors: Shinzo Abe's Northeast Asia Diplomacy
October 17, 2014
Japan and Its Neighbors: Shinzo Abe's Northeast Asia Diplomacy
A look at Japan's active foreign policy in Northeast Asia.
Japan and Its Neighbors: Shinzo Abe's Northeast Asia Diplomacy
'Moral Art,' Mao Zedong, and the CCP's Quest for Soft Power
October 17, 2014
'Moral Art,' Mao Zedong, and the CCP's Quest for Soft Power
Xi's Maoist vision for control over Chinese art is at odds with China's quest to expand its cultural influence abroad.
'Moral Art,' Mao Zedong, and the CCP's Quest for Soft Power
How a Hong Kong Newspaper Became an Occupy Movement Flashpoint
October 17, 2014
How a Hong Kong Newspaper Became an Occupy Movement Flashpoint
The protests outside Apple Daily headquarters provide a microcosm for the larger issues at play.
How a Hong Kong Newspaper Became an Occupy Movement Flashpoint
Has China Found the Cure for Ebola?
October 16, 2014
Has China Found the Cure for Ebola?
A Chinese pharmaceutical company is seeking to fast-track approval of an experimental cure for Ebola.
Has China Found the Cure for Ebola?
China Tries to Kick Its Coal Addiction
October 15, 2014
China Tries to Kick Its Coal Addiction
A long-awaited coal tax aims to stem China's reliance on coal. But is it enough?
China Tries to Kick Its Coal Addiction
The EU and Russia: China's Balancing Act
October 15, 2014
The EU and Russia: China's Balancing Act
In the EU, China finds an economic partner; in Russia, a strategic ally. How does Beijing balance the two?
The EU and Russia: China's Balancing Act
Hong Kong Police: Triads Infiltrated Occupy Movement
October 14, 2014
Hong Kong Police: Triads Infiltrated Occupy Movement
The news confirms suspicions that organized crime groups helped foment violence against the protestors.
Hong Kong Police: Triads Infiltrated Occupy Movement
US General: Our Aerial Encounters with China Largely Safe
October 11, 2014
US General: Our Aerial Encounters with China Largely Safe
The top US Air Force commander in the Pacific said the U.S., China, and Japan largely avoid dangerous midair incidents.
US General: Our Aerial Encounters with China Largely Safe
Anonymous: ‘We Will Shutdown China’ in Support of Hong Kong Protestors
October 11, 2014
Anonymous: ‘We Will Shutdown China’ in Support of Hong Kong Protestors
Plus, Hong Kong cancels talks with protestors and CY Leung's secret $6.5 million windfall. Friday Hong Kong links.
Anonymous: ‘We Will Shutdown China’ in Support of Hong Kong Protestors
Will China Join the Trans-Pacific Partnership?
October 10, 2014
Will China Join the Trans-Pacific Partnership?
China's vice foreign minister says Beijing is interested in joining the TPP as its own economic reforms take shape.
Will China Join the Trans-Pacific Partnership?
8 Simple Rules for Saving the Chinese Communist Party
October 10, 2014
8 Simple Rules for Saving the Chinese Communist Party
In a major Party address, Xi outlines his vision for ensuring the survival of the CCP.
8 Simple Rules for Saving the Chinese Communist Party
The Amazing (and Worrying) Achievements of China's Mass Line Campaign
October 09, 2014
The Amazing (and Worrying) Achievements of China's Mass Line Campaign
The accolades given to the mass line campaign suggest just how far corruption had spread.
The Amazing (and Worrying) Achievements of China's Mass Line Campaign
APEC Meeting Between Taiwan's Ma and China's Xi Is a No-Go
October 09, 2014
APEC Meeting Between Taiwan's Ma and China's Xi Is a No-Go
Taiwan announced that Vincent Siew will attend the APEC summit, quashing the final hopes for a Ma-Xi summit.
APEC Meeting Between Taiwan's Ma and China's Xi Is a No-Go
China Battles Worst Dengue Fever Outbreak in 20 Years
October 08, 2014
China Battles Worst Dengue Fever Outbreak in 20 Years
Over 23,000 cases have been reported in China's Guangdong province alone.
China Battles Worst Dengue Fever Outbreak in 20 Years
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