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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, Kazakhstan Sign $23 Billion in Deals
March 28, 2015
China, Kazakhstan Sign $23 Billion in Deals
China expands its economic ties with an important partner for its Silk Road Economic Belt project.
China, Kazakhstan Sign $23 Billion in Deals
Is China Secretly Building a Navy Base in Africa?
March 28, 2015
Is China Secretly Building a Navy Base in Africa?
Plus, more on China-Africa relations, China's anti-corruption tsar, and CCP factionalism. Friday China links.
Is China Secretly Building a Navy Base in Africa?
Indonesia, China Seal 'Maritime Partnership'
March 27, 2015
Indonesia, China Seal 'Maritime Partnership'
During President Jokowi's vist to China, he and Xi Jinping pledged increased maritime cooperation.
Indonesia, China Seal 'Maritime Partnership'
China’s Kinder, Gentler Military Parade
March 27, 2015
China’s Kinder, Gentler Military Parade
China wants its military parade to showcase its peaceful intentions, not its capabilities.
China’s Kinder, Gentler Military Parade
US Admiral: China Counter-Space Threat Is 'Real'
March 26, 2015
US Admiral: China Counter-Space Threat Is 'Real'
The head of U.S. Strategic Command pointed to China's counter-space capabilities as an area of concern.
US Admiral: China Counter-Space Threat Is 'Real'
Suspended Sri Lankan Port Project Complicates Sirisena's Trip to China
March 26, 2015
Suspended Sri Lankan Port Project Complicates Sirisena's Trip to China
President Sirisena's first state visit to China risks being overshadowed by the debate over Colombo Port City.
Suspended Sri Lankan Port Project Complicates Sirisena's Trip to China
Can China Get to 'Olympic Blue'?
March 25, 2015
Can China Get to 'Olympic Blue'?
China is promising clean air in Beijing if it wins the 2022 Winter Olympics.
Can China Get to 'Olympic Blue'?
China Executes 3 for Deadly Kunming Attack
March 24, 2015
China Executes 3 for Deadly Kunming Attack
The executions close the book on the Kunming attacks, but its influence on the "war on terror" lives on.
China Executes 3 for Deadly Kunming Attack
Lee Kuan Yew: The Father of Modern China?
March 24, 2015
Lee Kuan Yew: The Father of Modern China?
Lee Kuan Yew's influence helped shape the China we know today.
Lee Kuan Yew: The Father of Modern China?
History Debate on Display at Rare China-Japan-South Korea Meeting
March 23, 2015
History Debate on Display at Rare China-Japan-South Korea Meeting
The first trilateral foreign ministers' meeting in nearly 3 years included a major emphasis on history.
History Debate on Display at Rare China-Japan-South Korea Meeting
Japan’s Abe Invited to Address Joint Session of US Congress
March 21, 2015
Japan’s Abe Invited to Address Joint Session of US Congress
The speech has yet to be officially announced, but expectations are already rising.
Japan’s Abe Invited to Address Joint Session of US Congress
Could Taiwan Join AIIB?
March 21, 2015
Could Taiwan Join AIIB?
Plus, China and Russia celebrate the end of WWII, Hollywood in China, and Premier Li's press conference. China links.
Could Taiwan Join AIIB?
China's Anti-Corruption 'Firefighter' Headed to the US
March 20, 2015
China's Anti-Corruption 'Firefighter' Headed to the US
Wang Qishan is said to be planning a trip to the U.S., presumably to ask Washington to extradite Chinese suspects.
China's Anti-Corruption 'Firefighter' Headed to the US
Japan, China Test the Water With Restarted Security Talks
March 20, 2015
Japan, China Test the Water With Restarted Security Talks
Japan and China resume dedicated security talks after an over four year hiatus.
Japan, China Test the Water With Restarted Security Talks
China (Finally) Admits to Hacking
March 18, 2015
China (Finally) Admits to Hacking
An updated military document for the first time admits that the Chinese government sponsors offensive cyber units.
China (Finally) Admits to Hacking
America's AIIB Disaster: Are There Lessons to be Learned?
March 18, 2015
America's AIIB Disaster: Are There Lessons to be Learned?
The U.S. needs a better response to Chinese-led initiatives than attempting to lead a boycott.
America's AIIB Disaster: Are There Lessons to be Learned?
Philippines Counters China in New South China Sea Case Submission
March 18, 2015
Philippines Counters China in New South China Sea Case Submission
Manila sends an additional 3,000 page responding to questions from an arbitral tribunal.
Philippines Counters China in New South China Sea Case Submission
From 'Made in China' to 'Made in Africa'?
March 17, 2015
From 'Made in China' to 'Made in Africa'?
An interview with Tang Xiaoyang, author of China-Africa Economic Diplomacy.
From 'Made in China' to 'Made in Africa'?
US Claims Victory in Debate Over Chinese Terror Law
March 17, 2015
US Claims Victory in Debate Over Chinese Terror Law
A White House official claims China has tabled a controversial anti-terrorism law.
US Claims Victory in Debate Over Chinese Terror Law
Former Chinese General's Death Means No Military Show Trial - For Now
March 16, 2015
Former Chinese General's Death Means No Military Show Trial - For Now
Former PLA general Xu Caihou has passed away, ending the legal case against him.
Former Chinese General's Death Means No Military Show Trial - For Now
A Turning Point in China's 'War on Pollution'
March 14, 2015
A Turning Point in China's 'War on Pollution'
For the first time since 2001, China's total carbon emissions dropped last year.
A Turning Point in China's 'War on Pollution'
Chinese Company Takes a Bath as Sri Lankan Port Project Scrutinized
March 14, 2015
Chinese Company Takes a Bath as Sri Lankan Port Project Scrutinized
Plus, the debate over the CCP's future, China's military in the Middle East, and the NPC wraps up. Friday China links.
Chinese Company Takes a Bath as Sri Lankan Port Project Scrutinized
Are US Allies Flocking to China’s New Bank?
March 13, 2015
Are US Allies Flocking to China’s New Bank?
The U.K. decision to join AIIB may encourage other U.S. allies to follow suit -- to Washington's dismay.
Are US Allies Flocking to China’s New Bank?
China's Plan to Dominate World Markets
March 13, 2015
China's Plan to Dominate World Markets
China hopes SOE mergers can result in internationally-respected brands.
China's Plan to Dominate World Markets
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