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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.

China’s APEC Diplomacy
August 30, 2014
China’s APEC Diplomacy
From India and the US to Japan and Taiwan, the 2014 APEC summit presents interesting diplomatic opportunities for China.
China’s APEC Diplomacy
China's Next Air Intercept Could Be Even Closer
August 29, 2014
China's Next Air Intercept Could Be Even Closer
Air intercepts, the Nicaragua Canal, and a military training session gone bad: Your Friday China links.
China's Next Air Intercept Could Be Even Closer
China Hosts SCO’s Largest-Ever Military Drills
August 29, 2014
China Hosts SCO’s Largest-Ever Military Drills
The anti-terrorism drills involved troops from China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.
China Hosts SCO’s Largest-Ever Military Drills
China Drafts Rules for Hong Kong Elections
August 29, 2014
China Drafts Rules for Hong Kong Elections
Details of the draft suggest Beijing is holding to a hard-line stance in the face of pan-democrat opposition.
China Drafts Rules for Hong Kong Elections
After Ferguson, North Korea Slams ‘Serious Racial Discrimination in the US’
August 28, 2014
After Ferguson, North Korea Slams ‘Serious Racial Discrimination in the US’
North Korea uses Ferguson to argue that the U.S. has no standing to criticize Pyongyang over human rights.
After Ferguson, North Korea Slams ‘Serious Racial Discrimination in the US’
Xi Jinping Meets Vietnamese Leader
August 28, 2014
Xi Jinping Meets Vietnamese Leader
Vietnam and China have smoothed over tensions, but a long-term solution remains elusive.
Xi Jinping Meets Vietnamese Leader
China Aims for October Release of First Domestic OS
August 27, 2014
China Aims for October Release of First Domestic OS
While handicapping foreign IT firms, China is also trying to speed up development of local tech like a desktop OS.
China Aims for October Release of First Domestic OS
Preventing Another 'Hainan Incident'
August 27, 2014
Preventing Another 'Hainan Incident'
Can the U.S. and China come to agreements to lessen the risk of dangerous accidents at sea or in the air?
Preventing Another 'Hainan Incident'
Reassurance and Resolve: Saving US-China Relations
August 26, 2014
Reassurance and Resolve: Saving US-China Relations
A blueprint to getting US-China relations back on track.
Reassurance and Resolve: Saving US-China Relations
China Discovers Cross-Border Tunnels Leading to Xinjiang, North Korea
August 26, 2014
China Discovers Cross-Border Tunnels Leading to Xinjiang, North Korea
Images from a Chinese satellite show cross-border tunnels in sensitive regions.
China Discovers Cross-Border Tunnels Leading to Xinjiang, North Korea
Vietnam Sends Envoy on Ice-Breaking Trip to China
August 26, 2014
Vietnam Sends Envoy on Ice-Breaking Trip to China
Politburo member Le Hong Anh will be in China August 26 and 27, the first such visit since the oil rig crisis.
Vietnam Sends Envoy on Ice-Breaking Trip to China
The Pakistan Protests
August 25, 2014
The Pakistan Protests
Discussing the recent protests in Pakistan and their implications.
The Pakistan Protests
Xi in Mongolia: Trade, Security, and Neighborhood Diplomacy
August 22, 2014
Xi in Mongolia: Trade, Security, and Neighborhood Diplomacy
Xi Jinping boosted economic and political ties with Mongolia, showcasing China's "neighborhood diplomacy."
Xi in Mongolia: Trade, Security, and Neighborhood Diplomacy
China Deploys Drones in Xinjiang
August 22, 2014
China Deploys Drones in Xinjiang
Plus, more on SOE reform, legalizing marijuana, and China's thirst for greatness. Friday China links.
China Deploys Drones in Xinjiang
Reports: 5 Tibetans Dead After Police Fire on Protestors
August 22, 2014
Reports: 5 Tibetans Dead After Police Fire on Protestors
Tibetan rights groups say five men died in police custody after a protest in Garze, Sichuan.
Reports: 5 Tibetans Dead After Police Fire on Protestors
Beijing Enters China's New Bond Market
August 21, 2014
Beijing Enters China's New Bond Market
Beijing is the 8th local government to issue bonds under a pilot program to combat shadow banking.
Beijing Enters China's New Bond Market
China Keeps Close Eye on Pakistan Protests
August 21, 2014
China Keeps Close Eye on Pakistan Protests
Beijing is not overly concerned yet, but instability in Pakistan could threaten China's economic and security interests.
China Keeps Close Eye on Pakistan Protests
Deng Xiaoping: Xi's Political Role Model
August 20, 2014
Deng Xiaoping: Xi's Political Role Model
By embracing Deng, Xi Jinping makes it clear that he too wants to be remembered as a great reformer.
Deng Xiaoping: Xi's Political Role Model
China’s Quest to Build an ‘Influential and Credible’ Media
August 20, 2014
China’s Quest to Build an ‘Influential and Credible’ Media
Xi Jinping envisions a Chinese state-run media that is credible and influential both at home and abroad.
China’s Quest to Build an ‘Influential and Credible’ Media
Xi Jinping Promises Salary Cuts at State-Owned Enterprises
August 20, 2014
Xi Jinping Promises Salary Cuts at State-Owned Enterprises
Xi's promise is a signal that SOEs will need to change to fulfill the CCP's goals for economic reform.
Xi Jinping Promises Salary Cuts at State-Owned Enterprises
Pope Francis Meets Korean ‘Comfort Women’
August 19, 2014
Pope Francis Meets Korean ‘Comfort Women’
On his last day in South Korea, the pope greeted Korean "comfort women."
Pope Francis Meets Korean ‘Comfort Women’
China Watches the Ferguson Protests
August 18, 2014
China Watches the Ferguson Protests
China's state news agency sees the Ferguson protests as evidence of America's human rights failings.
China Watches the Ferguson Protests
Can China and the Holy See Overcome Their Differences?
August 16, 2014
Can China and the Holy See Overcome Their Differences?
Can China and the Vatican come to a compromise that allows for formal diplomatic relations?
Can China and the Holy See Overcome Their Differences?
VJ Day in China
August 15, 2014
VJ Day in China
Plus, more Snowden revelations, a Central Asia-focused military drill, and Pope Francis' message to China. Friday links
VJ Day in China
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