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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.

Deadly Terrorist Attack in Somalia Hits Chinese Embassy
July 28, 2015
Deadly Terrorist Attack in Somalia Hits Chinese Embassy
The deadly attack may make a military base in neighboring Djibouti even more attractive for Beijing.
Deadly Terrorist Attack in Somalia Hits Chinese Embassy
Uyghur Issues Cast Pall Over Turkey-China Relations
July 28, 2015
Uyghur Issues Cast Pall Over Turkey-China Relations
Just as Turkish President Erdogan heads to Beijing, Uyghur issues are causing anger in the bilateral relationship.
Uyghur Issues Cast Pall Over Turkey-China Relations
China Versus the Lawyers
July 28, 2015
China Versus the Lawyers
China champions the rule of law, even while cracking down on lawyers.
China Versus the Lawyers
Pro-Tibetan Protesters Storm Chinese Consulate in Australia
July 25, 2015
Pro-Tibetan Protesters Storm Chinese Consulate in Australia
With emotions running high after the death of Tenzin Delek Rinpoche, Tibetan protestors rush into a Chinese consulate.
Pro-Tibetan Protesters Storm Chinese Consulate in Australia
Why China’s Media Controls Are Better Than Ever
July 24, 2015
Why China’s Media Controls Are Better Than Ever
Plus, Turkey and Chinese Uyghurs, hope for a Xi-Abe summit, and trouble for Taylor Swift. Friday China links.
Why China’s Media Controls Are Better Than Ever
After Uyghur Controversy, China Praises Law Enforcement Co-op With Thailand
July 24, 2015
After Uyghur Controversy, China Praises Law Enforcement Co-op With Thailand
China sees law enforcement cooperation with Thailand as a model to follow in other relationships.
After Uyghur Controversy, China Praises Law Enforcement Co-op With Thailand
Illegal Logging Throws a Wrench Into China-Myanmar Relations
July 23, 2015
Illegal Logging Throws a Wrench Into China-Myanmar Relations
Myanmar sentenced 153 Chinese loggers to life in prison, sparking protests from Beijing.
Illegal Logging Throws a Wrench Into China-Myanmar Relations
Japan-China Maritime Dispute Back in the Spotlight
July 23, 2015
Japan-China Maritime Dispute Back in the Spotlight
With the release of new evidence of Chinese development, Japan seeks to draw global attention to the East China Sea.
Japan-China Maritime Dispute Back in the Spotlight
What Did China Bring to the Iran Talks?
July 23, 2015
What Did China Bring to the Iran Talks?
How China, as one of the seven main negotiating parties, approached the Iran talks.
What Did China Bring to the Iran Talks?
Don't Forget About the New BRICS Bank
July 22, 2015
Don't Forget About the New BRICS Bank
The New Development Bank, which opened today in Shanghai, has been overshadowed recently by the AIIB.
Don't Forget About the New BRICS Bank
Suicide Bombings in China: Beyond Terrorism
July 22, 2015
Suicide Bombings in China: Beyond Terrorism
The latest suicide bombing in Shandong fits in a tragic pattern that has nothing to do with classic terrorism.
Suicide Bombings in China: Beyond Terrorism
Russia's 'Pivot to Asia' and the SCO
July 21, 2015
Russia's 'Pivot to Asia' and the SCO
Richard Weitz on Russia's "pivot to Asia," Sino-Russia relations, and the future of the SCO
Russia's 'Pivot to Asia' and the SCO
Japanese Company Apologizes for Forced Labor During World War II
July 21, 2015
Japanese Company Apologizes for Forced Labor During World War II
Mitsubishi formally apologizes to U.S. POWs forced to work for the company during World War II.
Japanese Company Apologizes for Forced Labor During World War II
Aide to China's Former President Expelled From Party, to Face Trial
July 20, 2015
Aide to China's Former President Expelled From Party, to Face Trial
It's official: Ling Jihua has been expelled from the Party for "serious discipline violations."
Aide to China's Former President Expelled From Party, to Face Trial
China and Japan: Toward a Xi-Abe Summit?
July 18, 2015
China and Japan: Toward a Xi-Abe Summit?
A recent meeting in Beijing is a baby step toward a bilateral summit -- provided historical issues don't get in the way.
China and Japan: Toward a Xi-Abe Summit?
China Detains 20 Tourists Over 'Terror' Video Watched in Hotel Room
July 18, 2015
China Detains 20 Tourists Over 'Terror' Video Watched in Hotel Room
Plus, SOEs on the "Belt and Road," Ramadan in China, and regulations for reincarnation. Friday China links.
China Detains 20 Tourists Over 'Terror' Video Watched in Hotel Room
China: Japan Security Legislation a 'Nightmare Scenario'
July 17, 2015
China: Japan Security Legislation a 'Nightmare Scenario'
Beijing has reacted with predictable breathlessness to the passage of new security legislation in Tokyo.
China: Japan Security Legislation a 'Nightmare Scenario'
Shanghai's Disneyland: Mickey Mouse With Chinese Characteristics
July 16, 2015
Shanghai's Disneyland: Mickey Mouse With Chinese Characteristics
New details about Shanghai Disneyland reveal how the park fuses a global brand with Chinese culture.
Shanghai's Disneyland: Mickey Mouse With Chinese Characteristics
Philippines Tries to Keep South China Sea Outpost Afloat
July 16, 2015
Philippines Tries to Keep South China Sea Outpost Afloat
The Philippines is doing repair work on a ground ship that hosts a small contingent of Philippine soldiers.
Philippines Tries to Keep South China Sea Outpost Afloat
China to Offer $23 Billion for US Chip Company
July 15, 2015
China to Offer $23 Billion for US Chip Company
The bid is a clear outgrowth of China's race to develop its domestic high-tech industry.
China to Offer $23 Billion for US Chip Company
The Belt and Road: China's Economic Lifeline?
July 14, 2015
The Belt and Road: China's Economic Lifeline?
The Belt and Road: China's Economic Lifeline?
In the Philippines' South China Sea Case, Is International Law on Trial?
July 14, 2015
In the Philippines' South China Sea Case, Is International Law on Trial?
The Philippines and China have conflicting opinions on the symbolism of the case itself.
In the Philippines' South China Sea Case, Is International Law on Trial?
Afghanistan-Pakistan: A False Spring?
July 01, 2015
Afghanistan-Pakistan: A False Spring?
The Diplomat talks to Michael Kugelman, senior program associate for South Asia at the Woodrow Wilson Center, to find out.
Afghanistan-Pakistan: A False Spring?
Can China Save Greece - and the EU?
June 30, 2015
Can China Save Greece - and the EU?
China's premier is in Europe just as the Greek debt crisis comes to a head.
Can China Save Greece - and the EU?
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