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Shannon Tiezzi

Shannon Tiezzi

Shannon Tiezzi is Editor at The Diplomat.

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
November 26, 2020

China’s Xi Finally Congratulates US President-Elect Biden

By Shannon Tiezzi
Xi's call came shortly after the official transition process began.

November 24, 2020

China’s Foreign Minister Arrives in Japan, Hoping to Keep Relations Steady

By Shannon Tiezzi
Wang Yi’s trip marks Beijing’s first high-level engagement with the new Suga administration.
November 14, 2020

China Finally Offers Low-Key Congratulations for Biden

By Shannon Tiezzi
Instead of a statement from President Xi or even the foreign minister, a spokesperson offered the briefest of congratulations.

November 12, 2020

Hong Kong’s Pro-Democrat Legislators Resign After Controversial Disqualifications

By Shannon Tiezzi
Following a decision by Beijing that ousted 4 lawmakers, the entire pro-democrat caucus quit en masse, leaving LegCo with virtually no opposition presence.

November 10, 2020

Why Hasn’t China Congratulated Joe Biden?

By Shannon Tiezzi
China is keeping its head low for the simple reason that it has nothing to gain by doing anything different.

November 05, 2020

Xi Sells China as ‘Market for the World,’ But Concerns Linger

By Shannon Tiezzi
Xi tried to reassure foreign companies that a focus on domestic consumption and “self-reliance” will go hand-in-hand with continued opening.
November 04, 2020

How the US Military Wound up ‘Poisoning the Pacific’

By Shannon Tiezzi
Author Jon Mitchell discusses the environmental contamination that has accompanied the U.S. military presence in Japan, Guam, the Marshall Islands, and elsewhere.

November 03, 2020

Regardless of the US Election Result, China Sees Itself as the Ultimate Winner

By Shannon Tiezzi
China’s leaders have bought into a narrative of historical inevitably: China is destined to rise, and the United States to fall.

November 03, 2020

How Many People Are in China? The Government Just Started Counting.

By Shannon Tiezzi
The once-a-decade census is now underway, and the results will have important data on China’s aging population and rural-urban divide.

November 01, 2020

JJ Robinson on the Maldives’ Return to Democracy

By Shannon Tiezzi
Two years after a surprise opposition victory in the polls, Maldivian democracy is still tenuous.

October 29, 2020

China’s Fifth Plenum: What You Need to Know

By Shannon Tiezzi
China's leaders issued a blueprint for the next five years - and beyond. Below, the highlights.
October 24, 2020

In Korean War Commemoration, Xi Warns That China Will ‘Use War to Prevent War’

By Shannon Tiezzi
Xi Jinping extolled China's victory in the War to Resist American Aggression -- and sent a very clear warning to the U.S.

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