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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.

Can President Xi's September Visit Save US-China Relations?
August 29, 2015
Can President Xi's September Visit Save US-China Relations?
The US and Chinese governments will have to fight a tide of negative publicity to make Xi's September visit a success.
Can President Xi's September Visit Save US-China Relations?
China Denies Sending Additional Troops to North Korean Border
August 28, 2015
China Denies Sending Additional Troops to North Korean Border
Plus, a bullish view on China's economy and Taiwan snubbing China's military parade. Friday China links.
China Denies Sending Additional Troops to North Korean Border
23 Executives, Government Officials Under Investigation for Role in Tianjin Explosions
August 27, 2015
23 Executives, Government Officials Under Investigation for Role in Tianjin Explosions
The suspects range from executives of the company at the center of the blasts to customs and transportation officials.
23 Executives, Government Officials Under Investigation for Role in Tianjin Explosions
US Admiral: China 'Very Interested' in RIMPAC 2016
August 27, 2015
US Admiral: China 'Very Interested' in RIMPAC 2016
China and America's top naval leaders have a wish-list for the relationship.
US Admiral: China 'Very Interested' in RIMPAC 2016
UN Report: China Sold $20 Million in Arms and Ammunition to South Sudan
August 27, 2015
UN Report: China Sold $20 Million in Arms and Ammunition to South Sudan
A UN panel says such arms sales, while legal, are prolonging the conflict and facilitating human rights violations.
UN Report: China Sold $20 Million in Arms and Ammunition to South Sudan
30 Heads of State Will Watch China’s Military Parade Next Week
August 26, 2015
30 Heads of State Will Watch China’s Military Parade Next Week
Countries in Africa, Central Asia, and Eastern Europe will be well-represented. Not so much Western Europe and the U.S.
30 Heads of State Will Watch China’s Military Parade Next Week
Why Did China Amass Tanks at the North Korean Border?
August 26, 2015
Why Did China Amass Tanks at the North Korean Border?
Was it simply good preparation -- or was Beijing trying to send a message to Pyongyang?
Why Did China Amass Tanks at the North Korean Border?
Amid 'Quasi State of War,' North, South Korea Hold First High-Level Talks in a Year
August 23, 2015
Amid 'Quasi State of War,' North, South Korea Hold First High-Level Talks in a Year
North and South Korea are trying to dial down tensions through high-level negotiations.
Amid 'Quasi State of War,' North, South Korea Hold First High-Level Talks in a Year
China to Showcase Never-Before-Seen Weapons and Equipment in Military Parade
August 22, 2015
China to Showcase Never-Before-Seen Weapons and Equipment in Military Parade
China will display never-before-seen indigenous tech from all branches of its military.
China to Showcase Never-Before-Seen Weapons and Equipment in Military Parade
Pentagon Denounces 'Excessive Maritime Claims' in the South China Sea
August 21, 2015
Pentagon Denounces 'Excessive Maritime Claims' in the South China Sea
China isn't the only country that comes under fire, but its capabilities make it the Pentagon's chief concern.
Pentagon Denounces 'Excessive Maritime Claims' in the South China Sea
Will China Take Over US Military Facility in Djibouti?
August 21, 2015
Will China Take Over US Military Facility in Djibouti?
Plus WWII anniversary celebrations and China's intelligence ops. China links.
Will China Take Over US Military Facility in Djibouti?
When the US and China Were Allies
August 21, 2015
When the US and China Were Allies
70 years ago, the U.S. was full of pro-Chinese propaganda, encouraging friendship with a wartime ally.
When the US and China Were Allies
Confirmed: South Korea's President Will Attend China's WW2 Anniversary Celebrations
August 20, 2015
Confirmed: South Korea's President Will Attend China's WW2 Anniversary Celebrations
Confirmed: South Korea's President Will Attend China's WW2 Anniversary Celebrations
China Investigates Executives, Top Work Safety Official After Tianjin Explosions
August 20, 2015
China Investigates Executives, Top Work Safety Official After Tianjin Explosions
One week after the blasts, the head of China's Work Safety Administration is being investigated for corruption.
China Investigates Executives, Top Work Safety Official After Tianjin Explosions
What Countries Will March in China's WW2 Anniversary Military Parade?
August 18, 2015
What Countries Will March in China's WW2 Anniversary Military Parade?
Foreign troops have already started arriving in Beijing for the September 3 parade.
What Countries Will March in China's WW2 Anniversary Military Parade?
China, South Korea Not Convinced by Abe's WW2 Anniversary Speech
August 18, 2015
China, South Korea Not Convinced by Abe's WW2 Anniversary Speech
China was blunt about its disappointment, while South Korea held out hope for better relations.
China, South Korea Not Convinced by Abe's WW2 Anniversary Speech
After Tianjin Blast, China Takes a Close Look at Safety Regulations
August 15, 2015
After Tianjin Blast, China Takes a Close Look at Safety Regulations
Chinese media are questioning how Ruihai Company was able to get around safety regulations for storing dangerous goods.
After Tianjin Blast, China Takes a Close Look at Safety Regulations
Taiwan's Coast Guard Conducts Armed Raid to Reclaim 'Hostages' Taken by Chinese Fishermen
August 15, 2015
Taiwan's Coast Guard Conducts Armed Raid to Reclaim 'Hostages' Taken by Chinese Fishermen
Plus, more on the situation in Tianjin, a shadow banking collapse, and China's "internet police." Friday China links.
Taiwan's Coast Guard Conducts Armed Raid to Reclaim 'Hostages' Taken by Chinese Fishermen
The Abe Statement: Did Abe Apologize?
August 14, 2015
The Abe Statement: Did Abe Apologize?
Abe's statement included the right language -- but not in the right way.
The Abe Statement: Did Abe Apologize?
China’s Central Bank Defends Currency Devaluation
August 14, 2015
China’s Central Bank Defends Currency Devaluation
Officials from the People's Bank of China insist the move was designed to bring the RMB in line with its market value.
China’s Central Bank Defends Currency Devaluation
The Tianjin Explosion, As Chronicled on Chinese Social Media
August 14, 2015
The Tianjin Explosion, As Chronicled on Chinese Social Media
How Sina Weibo brought the news story to millions.
The Tianjin Explosion, As Chronicled on Chinese Social Media
Breaking: Massive Explosions Rock China's Tianjin
August 13, 2015
Breaking: Massive Explosions Rock China's Tianjin
Reports say up to 400 are injured after an explosion at a warehouse in Tianjin.
Breaking: Massive Explosions Rock China's Tianjin
The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Gets Even More Ambitious
August 13, 2015
The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Gets Even More Ambitious
China and Pakistan sign news deals in Xinjiang, while Pakistan talks of linking Iran to the new infrastructure.
The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Gets Even More Ambitious
China Promises More Investment in 'Post-Ebola' West Africa
August 12, 2015
China Promises More Investment in 'Post-Ebola' West Africa
China promises to help Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone rebuild.
China Promises More Investment in 'Post-Ebola' West Africa
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