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Shannon Tiezzi

Shannon Tiezzi is Managing Editor at The Diplomat.

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.

Fires, Gunshots, and Violence Mar Latest Hong Kong Protest
February 09, 2016
Fires, Gunshots, and Violence Mar Latest Hong Kong Protest
Support for street food vendors in Mong Kok turned into a violent clash between protesters and police.
Fires, Gunshots, and Violence Mar Latest Hong Kong Protest
After North Korea Rocket Launch, China Pushes Back Against THAAD
February 09, 2016
After North Korea Rocket Launch, China Pushes Back Against THAAD
In official statements and media commentaries, China keeps making the case against THAAD.
After North Korea Rocket Launch, China Pushes Back Against THAAD
38 Dead, 120 Missing After Taiwan Earthquake Collapses Apartment Building
February 09, 2016
38 Dead, 120 Missing After Taiwan Earthquake Collapses Apartment Building
As rescuers worked to find survivors, officials promised to look into the possibility of shoddy construction.
38 Dead, 120 Missing After Taiwan Earthquake Collapses Apartment Building
North Korea Launches Rocket; US, South Korea Consider THAAD
February 07, 2016
North Korea Launches Rocket; US, South Korea Consider THAAD
North Korea conducted a missile launch on Sunday, prompting outrage from Seoul and Washington.
North Korea Launches Rocket; US, South Korea Consider THAAD
China Finds 123 People Responsible for Fatal Tianjin Explosions
February 06, 2016
China Finds 123 People Responsible for Fatal Tianjin Explosions
The State Council has found 123 people responsible for the August disaster in Tianjin.
China Finds 123 People Responsible for Fatal Tianjin Explosions
Did China’s Anti-Corruption Drive Lead to an 'Intelligence Windfall' for the US?
February 06, 2016
Did China’s Anti-Corruption Drive Lead to an 'Intelligence Windfall' for the US?
Plus, China's biggest deal-maker, aid to Syrian refugees, and the newest propaganda rap hit. Your China links.
Did China’s Anti-Corruption Drive Lead to an 'Intelligence Windfall' for the US?
Chinese Media: Our Artificial Islands Are Better Than Vietnam's
February 05, 2016
Chinese Media: Our Artificial Islands Are Better Than Vietnam's
A Chinese media report claims that Vietnamese land reclamation on a Spratly reef was washed away in a typhoon.
Chinese Media: Our Artificial Islands Are Better Than Vietnam's
'Nearly All' Australian Patrols in South China Sea Are Challenged by China
February 05, 2016
'Nearly All' Australian Patrols in South China Sea Are Challenged by China
Australia's air force chief said more and more Australian patrol flights were being warned away by China.
'Nearly All' Australian Patrols in South China Sea Are Challenged by China
Pakistan Will Provide 'Special Force' to Defend Chinese Investments
February 05, 2016
Pakistan Will Provide 'Special Force' to Defend Chinese Investments
Islamabad will provide 10,000 troops just to ensure the safety of Chinese citizens and companies along the CPEC.
Pakistan Will Provide 'Special Force' to Defend Chinese Investments
Facing Economic Headwinds, China Predicts Slower Growth in 2016
February 04, 2016
Facing Economic Headwinds, China Predicts Slower Growth in 2016
China set its floor for GDP growth in 2016 at 6.5 percent, but is determined to keep that pace for the next four years.
Facing Economic Headwinds, China Predicts Slower Growth in 2016
China: North Korea's Nuclear Tests a 'Slap in the Face' for US
February 04, 2016
China: North Korea's Nuclear Tests a 'Slap in the Face' for US
China is "seriously concerned" about North Korea's upcoming missile test, but thinks the U.S. is partly to blame.
China: North Korea's Nuclear Tests a 'Slap in the Face' for US
China's Plan for 'Orderly' Hukou Reform
February 03, 2016
China's Plan for 'Orderly' Hukou Reform
China wants to grant hukous to 100 million migrants by 2020, but will be slow and selective in its reform.
China's Plan for 'Orderly' Hukou Reform
It's Official: China's Military Has 5 New Theater Commands
February 02, 2016
It's Official: China's Military Has 5 New Theater Commands
China scrapped its seven military regions in favor of five theater commands.
It's Official: China's Military Has 5 New Theater Commands
China Rejects Latest US FONOP in the South China Sea
February 02, 2016
China Rejects Latest US FONOP in the South China Sea
The second U.S. FONOP had a different legal rationale than the first -- and sparked a different Chinese response.
China Rejects Latest US FONOP in the South China Sea
South Korea Eyes THAAD, China Urges ‘Caution’
January 30, 2016
South Korea Eyes THAAD, China Urges ‘Caution’
South Korea is sending more positive signals on the U.S. missile defense system, to China's dismay.
South Korea Eyes THAAD, China Urges ‘Caution’
It Just Got Harder for Chinese Citizens to Buy US Real Estate
January 30, 2016
It Just Got Harder for Chinese Citizens to Buy US Real Estate
Plus, a bombing in Laos, 'hurting China's feelings,' and the case of the missing booksellers. Friday China links.
It Just Got Harder for Chinese Citizens to Buy US Real Estate
From South China Sea Island, Taiwan's President Presents 'Roadmap' for Peace
January 29, 2016
From South China Sea Island, Taiwan's President Presents 'Roadmap' for Peace
Ma Ying-jeou reaffirmed Taiwan's sovereignty claims but also offered a plan for moving beyond the disputes.
From South China Sea Island, Taiwan's President Presents 'Roadmap' for Peace
China’s Premier: Our Economy Is Doing Just Fine
January 29, 2016
China’s Premier: Our Economy Is Doing Just Fine
Once again, Li Keqiang has the unenviable task of generating some good PR for China's economy.
China’s Premier: Our Economy Is Doing Just Fine
Taiwan’s President Ma to Visit Disputed South China Sea Island
January 28, 2016
Taiwan’s President Ma to Visit Disputed South China Sea Island
Ma Ying-jeou plans to visit Itu Aba tomorrow, to the consternation of the U.S. and Vietnam.
Taiwan’s President Ma to Visit Disputed South China Sea Island
Vietnam’s Party Chief Nguyen Phu Trong Keeps His Post
January 28, 2016
Vietnam’s Party Chief Nguyen Phu Trong Keeps His Post
After rumors of an intense leadership struggle, Vietnam's top leader will retain his post.
Vietnam’s Party Chief Nguyen Phu Trong Keeps His Post
China’s Marines Conduct First Military Exercises in the Gobi Desert
January 27, 2016
China’s Marines Conduct First Military Exercises in the Gobi Desert
China’s marines held live-fire drills, including a counterterrorism exercise, in Xinjiang.
China’s Marines Conduct First Military Exercises in the Gobi Desert
Ahead of Kerry Visit, China Doubles Down on North Korea Position
January 27, 2016
Ahead of Kerry Visit, China Doubles Down on North Korea Position
Ahead of meetings with the US secretary of state, China makes clear it will not change its approach to North Korea.
Ahead of Kerry Visit, China Doubles Down on North Korea Position
China Vows to Keep up Anti-Corruption Efforts in 2016
January 26, 2016
China Vows to Keep up Anti-Corruption Efforts in 2016
CCDI head Wang Qishan is targeting 3 types of officials for scrutiny in 2016.
China Vows to Keep up Anti-Corruption Efforts in 2016
China's Balancing Act in Iran
January 26, 2016
China's Balancing Act in Iran
Xi Jinping tries to deepen ties with Iran, while not alienating Saudi Arabia.
China's Balancing Act in Iran
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