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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.

The CCP's Solution to China's 'Ethnic Issues'
September 30, 2014
The CCP's Solution to China's 'Ethnic Issues'
At a conference in Beijing, China's top leaders offered solutions for "material" and "spiritual" ethnic issues.
The CCP's Solution to China's 'Ethnic Issues'
The Future of China's Confucius Institutes
September 30, 2014
The Future of China's Confucius Institutes
As Western universities drag their feet, the future of China’s soft power push might be in the developing world.
The Future of China's Confucius Institutes
China-India Ties: What Comes After Xi’s Trip?
September 29, 2014
China-India Ties: What Comes After Xi’s Trip?
Dr. Tanvi Madan on what we can expect from China-India relations now that Xi’s visit has concluded.
China-India Ties: What Comes After Xi’s Trip?
50 Dead in Latest Xinjiang Violence
September 27, 2014
50 Dead in Latest Xinjiang Violence
Plus, what China learned from Russia, the militarization of the CCP, and the Sino-Indian border standoff. China links.
50 Dead in Latest Xinjiang Violence
Ilham Tohti and Islamic State: How China Defines Terrorism
September 26, 2014
Ilham Tohti and Islamic State: How China Defines Terrorism
China's conflation of peaceful dissent and terrorism limits possibilities for anti-terror cooperation with the U.S.
Ilham Tohti and Islamic State: How China Defines Terrorism
China Triples Peacekeeping Presence in South Sudan
September 26, 2014
China Triples Peacekeeping Presence in South Sudan
China will send a battalion of 700 troops to join the U.N. peacekeeping mission in South Sudan.
China Triples Peacekeeping Presence in South Sudan
China's Real Corruption Challenge: Swatting Thousands of 'Flies'
September 26, 2014
China's Real Corruption Challenge: Swatting Thousands of 'Flies'
Taking down powerful tigers is the easy part.
China's Real Corruption Challenge: Swatting Thousands of 'Flies'
Nobel Laureates Decry Dalai Lama Visa Denial
September 25, 2014
Nobel Laureates Decry Dalai Lama Visa Denial
4 Nobel Laureates will boycott an upcoming summit in Cape Town to protest the exclusion of the Dalai Lama.
Nobel Laureates Decry Dalai Lama Visa Denial
The Latest Sign of a China-Japan Thaw
September 25, 2014
The Latest Sign of a China-Japan Thaw
After a break of over 2 years, China and Japan restart maritime consultations, including talks on East China Sea issues.
The Latest Sign of a China-Japan Thaw
What Did China Have to Offer at UN Climate Summit 2014?
September 24, 2014
What Did China Have to Offer at UN Climate Summit 2014?
The UN Climate Summit shows little has changed in China's thinking on climate change.
What Did China Have to Offer at UN Climate Summit 2014?
US Air Strikes in Syria: China's Conundrum
September 24, 2014
US Air Strikes in Syria: China's Conundrum
As the U.S. begins its anti-IS campaign in Syria, China has a tough decision to make.
US Air Strikes in Syria: China's Conundrum
Chinese President Xi Won't Back Down on Hong Kong Elections
September 23, 2014
Chinese President Xi Won't Back Down on Hong Kong Elections
Meeting with a business delegation from Hong Kong, Xi Jinping made it clear Beijing does not intend to compromise.
Chinese President Xi Won't Back Down on Hong Kong Elections
Why Spying on China Isn’t Enough
September 23, 2014
Why Spying on China Isn’t Enough
The Director of Intelligence on the Joint Chiefs of Staff sees a "data glut but an information deficit" on China.
Why Spying on China Isn’t Enough
Can China Save the Shanghai Free Trade Zone?
September 20, 2014
Can China Save the Shanghai Free Trade Zone?
So far, the Shanghai FTZ has failed to live up to expectations. Can Premier Li Keqiang turn things around?
Can China Save the Shanghai Free Trade Zone?
What Does China Think of Scotland’s Referendum?
September 19, 2014
What Does China Think of Scotland’s Referendum?
Plus, the Kim Jong-un rumors, China and the Ebola crisis, and China's biggest polluter. Friday China links.
What Does China Think of Scotland’s Referendum?
US Senate: Chinese Hackers Targeting US Military Contractors
September 19, 2014
US Senate: Chinese Hackers Targeting US Military Contractors
A report by the Senate Armed Services Committee investigates Chinese cyber attacks against Transcom's contractors.
US Senate: Chinese Hackers Targeting US Military Contractors
Can India and China Overcome Their Border Dispute?
September 19, 2014
Can India and China Overcome Their Border Dispute?
Despite voiced commitments to closer ties, the border issue continues to overshadow China-India relations.
Can India and China Overcome Their Border Dispute?
Amid Anti-Monopoly Probe, FDI in China Hits 2 Year Low
September 18, 2014
Amid Anti-Monopoly Probe, FDI in China Hits 2 Year Low
China's Commerce Ministry blames the slowdown on a sluggish global economy.
Amid Anti-Monopoly Probe, FDI in China Hits 2 Year Low
No, Kim Jong-un's Not Visiting China (Yet)
September 17, 2014
No, Kim Jong-un's Not Visiting China (Yet)
Widely quoted comments by China's ambassador to Seoul don't indicate plans for Kim Jong-un to visit China.
No, Kim Jong-un's Not Visiting China (Yet)
China Warns Citizens to Stay Away From Philippines
September 17, 2014
China Warns Citizens to Stay Away From Philippines
Beijing sees recent attacks on Chinese citizens as part of a rising tide of anti-China sentiment in the Philippines.
China Warns Citizens to Stay Away From Philippines
China Pushes 'Maritime Silk Road' in South, Southeast Asia
September 17, 2014
China Pushes 'Maritime Silk Road' in South, Southeast Asia
The MSR is embraced by Sri Lanka and the Maldives, but may hit a snag over South China Sea tensions.
China Pushes 'Maritime Silk Road' in South, Southeast Asia
China Discovers Gas Field in the South China Sea
September 16, 2014
China Discovers Gas Field in the South China Sea
The discovery will provide further impetus for China's deepwater drilling operations in the South China Sea.
China Discovers Gas Field in the South China Sea
Will Malaysia Host US Spy Planes?
September 16, 2014
Will Malaysia Host US Spy Planes?
Adm. Jonathan Greenert indicated that Malaysia offered to host U.S. spy planes.
Will Malaysia Host US Spy Planes?
The New, Improved Shanghai Cooperation Organization
September 13, 2014
The New, Improved Shanghai Cooperation Organization
China's ambitious goals for the SCO are helped by the imminent addition of three new members.
The New, Improved Shanghai Cooperation Organization
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