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Shannon Tiezzi

Shannon Tiezzi

Shannon Tiezzi is Editor-in-Chief 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.

Posts by Shannon Tiezzi
October 01, 2022

Ronald Mendoza on the First 100 Days of Marcos Jr

By Shannon Tiezzi
“The broad arc of history signals a continued search for balance of power and palpable development results in Philippine democracy.”

September 17, 2022

Is China Breaking With Russia Over Ukraine?

By Shannon Tiezzi
China’s position has subtly shifted since the Russian invasion began, but the partnership with Russia is too important for Beijing to truly abandon its ally.
September 13, 2022

Is Xi’s Trip Abroad the Beginning of the End for China’s Zero-COVID Policy?

By Shannon Tiezzi
The desperation of those caught in continued lockdowns is at stark odds with the hopeful signals sent by Xi’s foray abroad.

September 13, 2022

Xi Jinping: The Man Who Became China’s ‘Core’

By Shannon Tiezzi
Stefan Aust and Adrian Geiges, authors of a new biography of Xi Jinping, discuss major takeaways about Xi’s life – and Xi’s China.

August 30, 2022

China’s Crucial Party Congress Has a Date: October 16

By Shannon Tiezzi
The 20th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party will set the tone for China's next five years -- almost certainly under Xi Jinping's leadership yet again.

August 16, 2022

Ali Wyne on US Foreign Policy in the Era of Great Power Competition

By Shannon Tiezzi
“Competition with China and Russia is a means, not an end,” Wyne reminds policymakers.
August 13, 2022

Which Asian Countries Support China in the Taiwan Strait Crisis – and Which Don’t?

By Shannon Tiezzi
An analysis of foreign ministry statements from across the Asia-Pacific region reveals which countries are hewing close to China's line, which lean toward the U.S., and which are staying neutral.

August 11, 2022

China’s New White Paper Lays out Vision for Post ‘Reunification’ Taiwan

By Shannon Tiezzi
For the first time, Beijing leaves open the possibility of an extended military occupation after unification, adding to fears that Taiwanese would be subject to a “re-education” campaign.

August 05, 2022

China Suspends Military Dialogues, Climate Change Talks With US

By Shannon Tiezzi
China's new diplomatic “countermeasures” to Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan strike at the Biden administration's priority areas for the relationship.

August 05, 2022

From Cambodia, China’s Foreign Minister Seeks Rhetorical Support on Taiwan Crisis

By Shannon Tiezzi
Wang Yi's meetings in Cambodia, on the sidelines of ASEAN summitry, are being used to drum up support for China's aggressive response to Pelosi's Taiwan visit.

August 03, 2022

Pelosi Lands in Taiwan; China Announces Fighter Flights, Firing Drills

By Shannon Tiezzi
The U.S. House speaker’s long-reported trip to Taiwan has begun. In response, China announced upcoming military drills surrounding the island.
July 26, 2022

Pelosi’s Reported Taiwan Plans Spark High-Stakes Diplomatic Battle

By Shannon Tiezzi
China's government fears looking weak if the visit happens; the Biden administration fears looking weak if it doesn't.

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