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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.

Adrian Zenz on China's Xinjiang Re-Education Campaign
December 01, 2018
Adrian Zenz on China's Xinjiang Re-Education Campaign
“Uyghurs are being intimidated to the extent that they won’t even dream of disobeying the Party.”
Adrian Zenz on China's Xinjiang Re-Education Campaign
Trump's No-Lose Trade War Fantasy
November 29, 2018
Trump's No-Lose Trade War Fantasy
Based on recent interviews, the U.S. president believes his tariffs have no downside. That should worry China.
Trump's No-Lose Trade War Fantasy
China-Philippines Relations: Can the 'Rainbow' Last?
November 22, 2018
China-Philippines Relations: Can the 'Rainbow' Last?
Xi's visit was a feel-good exercise, spotlighting cooperation on the Belt and Road and even the South China Sea.
China-Philippines Relations: Can the 'Rainbow' Last?
In Brunei, China Woos Rival South China Sea Claimant
November 21, 2018
In Brunei, China Woos Rival South China Sea Claimant
Economic help is far more important to Brunei than the maritime disputes. That's music to China's ears.
In Brunei, China Woos Rival South China Sea Claimant
Xi Arrives in Papua New Guinea for First-Ever Visit by a Chinese President
November 16, 2018
Xi Arrives in Papua New Guinea for First-Ever Visit by a Chinese President
Xi Jinping hopes to defend – and expand – China’s role in the Pacific.
Xi Arrives in Papua New Guinea for First-Ever Visit by a Chinese President
How to 'Rewrite the Hong Kong Story'
November 10, 2018
How to 'Rewrite the Hong Kong Story'
An interview with Christine Loh and Richard Cullen on their new book.
How to 'Rewrite the Hong Kong Story'
Is a Thaw Coming in US-China Relations?
November 07, 2018
Is a Thaw Coming in US-China Relations?
There are hopeful signs on several fronts, from trade issues to security ties.
Is a Thaw Coming in US-China Relations?
China Opens First Import Expo With Veiled Warning to Trump
November 06, 2018
China Opens First Import Expo With Veiled Warning to Trump
Globalization cannot be stopped by anyone, Xi warned as he welcomed other countries to boost exports to China.
China Opens First Import Expo With Veiled Warning to Trump
China's Number of Births Just Keeps Dropping
November 01, 2018
China's Number of Births Just Keeps Dropping
The two-child policy is helping, but not enough to turn the tide of a looming demographic crisis.
China's Number of Births Just Keeps Dropping
Is the Crown Jewel of the Belt and Road Losing Its Shine?
October 24, 2018
Is the Crown Jewel of the Belt and Road Losing Its Shine?
A new report suggests that Pakistan’s new government is rethinking CPEC. What does that mean for the whole BRI?
Is the Crown Jewel of the Belt and Road Losing Its Shine?
Facing Chinese Pressure, Taiwan’s President Tsai Seeks ‘Survival Niche’
October 10, 2018
Facing Chinese Pressure, Taiwan’s President Tsai Seeks ‘Survival Niche’
Tsai Ing-wen promises to stay the course on cross-strait relations, while pursuing “values-based diplomacy” abroad.
Facing Chinese Pressure, Taiwan’s President Tsai Seeks ‘Survival Niche’
Pence on Political Interference: ‘China Wants a Different American President’
October 05, 2018
Pence on Political Interference: ‘China Wants a Different American President’
The U.S. vice president accused China of “meddling” in U.S. politics in a harshly critical speech.
Pence on Political Interference: ‘China Wants a Different American President’
Another US-China Dialogue Bites the Dust
October 02, 2018
Another US-China Dialogue Bites the Dust
The Diplomatic and Security Dialogue joins economic talks in the dustbin of U.S.-China relations.
Another US-China Dialogue Bites the Dust
Is China Really Interfering in the US Elections?
September 28, 2018
Is China Really Interfering in the US Elections?
History suggests it's definitely possible, but so far the Trump administration hasn't made a convincing case.
Is China Really Interfering in the US Elections?
US, China Both Remain Defiant as Trade War Deepens
September 20, 2018
US, China Both Remain Defiant as Trade War Deepens
Another $260 billion in total tariffs is set to take effect between the U.S. and China. Both sides are claiming they'll be fine.
US, China Both Remain Defiant as Trade War Deepens
Xi Is Attending the Eastern Economic Forum. What Took Him So Long?
September 12, 2018
Xi Is Attending the Eastern Economic Forum. What Took Him So Long?
Other regional leaders have made multiple appearances at the annual event in Vladivostok. This is Xi's first.
Xi Is Attending the Eastern Economic Forum. What Took Him So Long?
FOCAC 2018: Rebranding China in Africa
September 05, 2018
FOCAC 2018: Rebranding China in Africa
Slight shifts in focus reveal China's attempts to shed accusations of “neocolonialism” once and for all.
FOCAC 2018: Rebranding China in Africa
Interview: Leta Hong Fincher
September 01, 2018
Interview: Leta Hong Fincher
“We are witnessing an extraordinary moment in modern Chinese history… Growing numbers of women are angry about the misogyny and injustice in their lives.”
Interview: Leta Hong Fincher
US Congress Members Want Sanctions on China Over Xinjiang Crackdown
August 30, 2018
US Congress Members Want Sanctions on China Over Xinjiang Crackdown
A bipartisan letter calls for Global Magnitsky Act sanctions in response to “the ongoing human rights crisis” in Xinjiang.
US Congress Members Want Sanctions on China Over Xinjiang Crackdown
Is the Trade War Impacting US Views of China?
August 29, 2018
Is the Trade War Impacting US Views of China?
A new survey hints at the (limited) impact of government policy on public opinion.
Is the Trade War Impacting US Views of China?
Communist China’s Crackdown on Labor Protesters
August 28, 2018
Communist China’s Crackdown on Labor Protesters
China’s rhetorical embrace of Marx hasn’t prevented the arrests of activists supporting an independent trade union.
Communist China’s Crackdown on Labor Protesters
Latest US-China Trade Talks End With a Whimper
August 25, 2018
Latest US-China Trade Talks End With a Whimper
As expected, the latest meeting brought the trade war no closer to an end.
Latest US-China Trade Talks End With a Whimper
China and Laos' Dam Disaster
August 02, 2018
China and Laos' Dam Disaster
There are strong political motives behind China's fast response.
China and Laos' Dam Disaster
China’s Belt and Road Makes Inroads in Africa
July 31, 2018
China’s Belt and Road Makes Inroads in Africa
In Senegal, Rwanda, and Mauritius, China pursues Belt and Road agreements -- with mixed success.
China’s Belt and Road Makes Inroads in Africa
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