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Shannon Tiezzi

Shannon Tiezzi is 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.

What Did China Accomplish at the Belt and Road Forum?
May 16, 2017
What Did China Accomplish at the Belt and Road Forum?
China put on an impressive diplomatic show, but had little new to say about its flagship project.
What Did China Accomplish at the Belt and Road Forum?
Who Is Actually Attending China's Belt and Road Forum?
May 12, 2017
Who Is Actually Attending China's Belt and Road Forum?
Which countries are sending officials to China's big international summit?
Who Is Actually Attending China's Belt and Road Forum?
Taiwan Detains Chinese Fishermen in Latest Cross-Strait Spat
May 09, 2017
Taiwan Detains Chinese Fishermen in Latest Cross-Strait Spat
Two of the seven fishermen were injured by rubber bullets after resisting inspection by the Taiwan Coast Guard.
Taiwan Detains Chinese Fishermen in Latest Cross-Strait Spat
Amitai Etzioni on Avoiding War with China
April 25, 2017
Amitai Etzioni on Avoiding War with China
The author discusses US-China relations and how to avoid a war between the two powers.
Amitai Etzioni on Avoiding War with China
Chinese Naval Shipbuilding: Measuring the Waves
April 25, 2017
Chinese Naval Shipbuilding: Measuring the Waves
An interview with Andrew S. Erickson
Chinese Naval Shipbuilding: Measuring the Waves
North Korea in the Spotlight as South Korea’s Presidential Race Tightens
April 21, 2017
North Korea in the Spotlight as South Korea’s Presidential Race Tightens
As the North Korea threat grows, a dark horse consolidates support.
North Korea in the Spotlight as South Korea’s Presidential Race Tightens
Trump-Xi Summit: Much Ado About Nothing?
April 08, 2017
Trump-Xi Summit: Much Ado About Nothing?
The feel-good vibes from the meeting were drowned out amid questions regarding the U.S. strike on Syria.
Trump-Xi Summit: Much Ado About Nothing?
What’s on the Agenda for the Trump-Xi Meeting?
April 06, 2017
What’s on the Agenda for the Trump-Xi Meeting?
To no one's surprise, trade and North Korea top the list. What else will make it into the conversations?
What’s on the Agenda for the Trump-Xi Meeting?
China's Premier Li Tours Australia, New Zealand
March 28, 2017
China's Premier Li Tours Australia, New Zealand
Economics topped the agenda, as usual for China-Australia and China-New Zealand ties.
China's Premier Li Tours Australia, New Zealand
Israel and China a 'Marriage Made in Heaven,' Says Netanyahu
March 22, 2017
Israel and China a 'Marriage Made in Heaven,' Says Netanyahu
Though security cooperation remains limited, the two sides are pushing forward on trade and technology.
Israel and China a 'Marriage Made in Heaven,' Says Netanyahu
What Tensions? 'Friendship' on Display as North Korean Official Visits China
March 03, 2017
What Tensions? 'Friendship' on Display as North Korean Official Visits China
Vice Foreign Minister Ri Kil-song is in Beijing, the first such high-level visit in nine months.
What Tensions? 'Friendship' on Display as North Korean Official Visits China
High-Ranking Chinese Envoy Visits Trump's Washington: What's on the Agenda?
February 28, 2017
High-Ranking Chinese Envoy Visits Trump's Washington: What's on the Agenda?
Details are scarce about Yang Jiechi's trip to the United States.
High-Ranking Chinese Envoy Visits Trump's Washington: What's on the Agenda?
Ban Ki-moon Won't Run for South Korean President After All
February 03, 2017
Ban Ki-moon Won't Run for South Korean President After All
Citing "slander" and "fake news," the former UN secretary general abandons his political ambitions.
Ban Ki-moon Won't Run for South Korean President After All
Taiwan’s Message to Trump: We’re No ‘Bargaining Chip’
January 20, 2017
Taiwan’s Message to Trump: We’re No ‘Bargaining Chip’
Taiwan's U.S. representative lays out a vision for the relationship under a new U.S. administration.
Taiwan’s Message to Trump: We’re No ‘Bargaining Chip’
China Says Will Hand Over Captured US Drone, All Actions 'Professional and Responsible'
December 18, 2016
China Says Will Hand Over Captured US Drone, All Actions 'Professional and Responsible'
The Ministry of Defense statement has worrying implications for China's ambitions in the South China Sea.
China Says Will Hand Over Captured US Drone, All Actions 'Professional and Responsible'
The Past and Future of US-Taiwan Relations: A Conversation With Lung-Chu Chen
December 14, 2016
The Past and Future of US-Taiwan Relations: A Conversation With Lung-Chu Chen
Examining the legal basis for U.S.-Taiwan relations, and what needs to be changed in the 21st century.
The Past and Future of US-Taiwan Relations: A Conversation With Lung-Chu Chen
The EU’s Own 'Pivot to Asia'
December 09, 2016
The EU’s Own 'Pivot to Asia'
An interview with Fraser Cameron.
The EU’s Own 'Pivot to Asia'
Coming Soon: The Next Big Clue to the Future of US-Taiwan Relations
December 09, 2016
Coming Soon: The Next Big Clue to the Future of US-Taiwan Relations
Will Tsai Ing-wen stop in the U.S. on her way to Central America next month? If so, who will she meet?
Coming Soon: The Next Big Clue to the Future of US-Taiwan Relations
Trump's Taiwan Phone Call: China Reacts
December 03, 2016
Trump's Taiwan Phone Call: China Reacts
China tries to be both stern and dismissive, even while Taiwan outlines the content of the conversation.
Trump's Taiwan Phone Call: China Reacts
Why Is Counterterrorism Cooperation So Difficult?
December 02, 2016
Why Is Counterterrorism Cooperation So Difficult?
Every country agrees terrorism is a threat. So why is it so hard to get states to work together?
Why Is Counterterrorism Cooperation So Difficult?
Is Donald Trump Really Good News for China?
November 10, 2016
Is Donald Trump Really Good News for China?
Some of Trump's foreign policy pronouncements are music to China's ears -- others are anathema.
Is Donald Trump Really Good News for China?
Cross-Strait Relations Caught in a Time Warp
November 04, 2016
Cross-Strait Relations Caught in a Time Warp
Beijing is dusting off the cross-strait playbook it used under the last DPP president. Will the old approach still work?
Cross-Strait Relations Caught in a Time Warp
Can China Finally Solve Its Corruption Problem?
October 29, 2016
Can China Finally Solve Its Corruption Problem?
The Party's sixth plenum was an attempt to do just that.
Can China Finally Solve Its Corruption Problem?
2 Dueling Visions of Human Rights in China
October 06, 2016
2 Dueling Visions of Human Rights in China
U.S. CECC annual report and China's own human rights action plan showcase starkly different concepts of "human rights."
2 Dueling Visions of Human Rights in China
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