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Shannon Tiezzi

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.

Posts by Shannon Tiezzi
August 05, 2021

Taiwan – Sorry, ‘Chinese Taipei’ – Is Having a Fantastic Olympics

By Shannon Tiezzi
Taiwanese athletes’ record-setting medal haul has drawn new attention to the odd arrangement under which they compete at the Olympics.

July 28, 2021

Mongolia Seizes the Diplomatic Moment

By Shannon Tiezzi
In the space of just five days, Mongolian officials have held high-level talks with China, Japan, South Korea, and the United States
July 26, 2021

During Latest Exchange, China Presents US With 2 Lists of Grievances

By Shannon Tiezzi
Based on the official read-outs from both sides, it seems Wendy Sherman’s trip to China didn’t go much beyond repeating lengthy lists of concern.

July 23, 2021

US Deputy Secretary of State to Visit China After All

By Shannon Tiezzi
With Sherman already in the region, the U.S. confirmed she is adding China to her itinerary.

July 21, 2021

Noriko Hama on the Tokyo Olympics and Japan’s Economy

By Shannon Tiezzi
The Olympics will end up being a "net negative" for Japan, Hama predicts.

July 20, 2021

US High-Level Diplomat Visits Japan, South Korea, Mongolia

By Shannon Tiezzi
Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman is making the rounds in East Asia, with one notable omission from her itinerary.
July 20, 2021

China Rejects WHO Call for More Transparency on Origins Probe

By Shannon Tiezzi
China’s Foreign Ministry bluntly rejected the WHO’s call for China to be more cooperative with investigations into COVID-19’s origins.

July 16, 2021

Report: China Plans BioNTech Booster for Its Population

By Shannon Tiezzi
The report from Caixin comes as the efficacy of homegrown vaccines from Sinopharm and Sinovac continue to be questioned.

July 09, 2021

How Are Taiwan’s Diplomatic Allies Faring in the Great Vaccine Race?

By Shannon Tiezzi
With China as a major world supplier of vaccines, is recognizing Taiwan a handicap in the rush to procure shots?

July 02, 2021

China Celebrates 100 Years of the CCP

By Shannon Tiezzi
100 years of the party’s existence, 72 years of its rule – and about 40 years actually worth celebrating.

June 25, 2021

China Holds Slimmed-Down Belt and Road Conference

By Shannon Tiezzi
At least 29 countries attended China's virtual “Asia and Pacific High-level Conference on Belt and Road Cooperation.”
June 23, 2021

It’s Official: China’s Longtime Ambassador to the US Is Leaving

By Shannon Tiezzi
Cui Tiankai announced his imminent departure this week. What does that mean for the China-U.S. relationship?

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