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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.

Hong Kong's Leader: Univeral Suffrage Threatens Business Interests
October 21, 2014
Hong Kong's Leader: Univeral Suffrage Threatens Business Interests
Chief Executive CY Leung said that universal suffrage could turn Hong Kong into a welfare state.
Hong Kong's Leader: Univeral 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
Why China Will Go All-In on Nuclear Power
October 08, 2014
Why China Will Go All-In on Nuclear Power
Beijing is rapidly seeking to expand its nuclear power industry. The Chinese public isn't so sure.
Why China Will Go All-In on Nuclear Power
How Disaster Relief Can Save China-ASEAN Relations
October 07, 2014
How Disaster Relief Can Save China-ASEAN Relations
China and ASEAN signed an MoU on disaster relief, opening the door for the diplomatic benefits of cooperation on HA/DR.
How Disaster Relief Can Save China-ASEAN Relations
America and Britain's Hong Kong Catch-22
October 06, 2014
America and Britain's Hong Kong Catch-22
Remaining on the sidelines is the best thing the U.S. and the U.K. can do to help the Hong Kong protestors.
America and Britain's Hong Kong Catch-22
Dalai Lama in Informal Talks for Visit to China
October 04, 2014
Dalai Lama in Informal Talks for Visit to China
Plus, China's 65th birthday, the U.S. & the Senkaku dispute, and Taiwan's role in the fight against ISIS. Friday links.
Dalai Lama in Informal Talks for Visit to China
5 Ways to Follow the Hong Kong Protests in Real Time
October 04, 2014
5 Ways to Follow the Hong Kong Protests in Real Time
How to follow the Umbrella Revolution on social media.
5 Ways to Follow the Hong Kong Protests in Real Time
Amid Violent Clashes, Hong Kong Government Tells Protestors to Disperse
October 03, 2014
Amid Violent Clashes, Hong Kong Government Tells Protestors to Disperse
The Hong Kong police and government called for Occupy protestors to go home as counter-demonstrations turned violent.
Amid Violent Clashes, Hong Kong Government Tells Protestors to Disperse
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