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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.

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
China, UAE Upgrade Partnership During Xi's Visit
July 21, 2018
China, UAE Upgrade Partnership During Xi's Visit
The UAE's enthusiastic welcome of Xi came alongside new deals.
China, UAE Upgrade Partnership During Xi's Visit
Mattis' Visit to China: Agree to Disagree?
June 29, 2018
Mattis' Visit to China: Agree to Disagree?
The U.S. secretary of defense brings a dose of “reality” to the U.S.-China military relationship.
Mattis' Visit to China: Agree to Disagree?
How China Wins Friends and Influences People
June 27, 2018
How China Wins Friends and Influences People
A new study from AidData attempts to quantify China's public diplomacy efforts in East Asia.
How China Wins Friends and Influences People
Here Come the US-China Tariffs
June 16, 2018
Here Come the US-China Tariffs
After months of threats and talks, the U.S. announces tariffs will take effect July 6. China is set to retaliate.
Here Come the US-China Tariffs
The Trump-Kim Summit: Good News for China
June 13, 2018
The Trump-Kim Summit: Good News for China
China saw its proposals put in motion and its role highlighted by Trump.
The Trump-Kim Summit: Good News for China
Brace Yourselves: The US-China Trade War Is About to Begin
June 05, 2018
Brace Yourselves: The US-China Trade War Is About to Begin
With less than 2 weeks before tariffs are rolled out, the latest effort at negotiations has come and gone.
Brace Yourselves: The US-China Trade War Is About to Begin
China Puts the Squeeze on Taiwan
May 25, 2018
China Puts the Squeeze on Taiwan
The loss of yet another diplomatic ally -- Burkina Faso -- is just the tip of the iceberg.
China Puts the Squeeze on Taiwan
Ahead of Trump-Kim Summit, North Korea Releases 3 American Prisoners
May 09, 2018
Ahead of Trump-Kim Summit, North Korea Releases 3 American Prisoners
Trump tweeted that the men were heading back to the United States with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
Ahead of Trump-Kim Summit, North Korea Releases 3 American Prisoners
China, North Korea Hold Second Summit
May 09, 2018
China, North Korea Hold Second Summit
Amid a flurry of Korea-centered diplomacy, Xi and Kim make sure they are still on the same page.
China, North Korea Hold Second Summit
Xi Jinping and the Third Chinese Revolution
May 02, 2018
Xi Jinping and the Third Chinese Revolution
An interview with Elizabeth Economy, author of The Third Revolution: Xi Jinping and the New Chinese State
Xi Jinping and the Third Chinese Revolution
The Moon-Kim Summit: What You Need to Know
April 27, 2018
The Moon-Kim Summit: What You Need to Know
The main accomplishments of the meeting, from denuclearization to the peace treaty.
The Moon-Kim Summit: What You Need to Know
Despite Chinese Pressure, Taiwan Keeps Its Press Free
April 27, 2018
Despite Chinese Pressure, Taiwan Keeps Its Press Free
While much of Asia backslides, Taiwan remains a bastion of media freedom.
Despite Chinese Pressure, Taiwan Keeps Its Press Free
India, Pakistan Defense Ministers Take Part in SCO Meeting
April 26, 2018
India, Pakistan Defense Ministers Take Part in SCO Meeting
It was the first time new members India and Pakistan sent their top defense officials to the gathering.
India, Pakistan Defense Ministers Take Part in SCO Meeting
Duterte's China Convergence Continues
April 13, 2018
Duterte's China Convergence Continues
In China, the Philippine leader advances cooperation in the economic, defense, and media sectors.
Duterte's China Convergence Continues
China, Russia 'Show Americans' Their Close Relationship
April 10, 2018
China, Russia 'Show Americans' Their Close Relationship
Twin visits to Russia by China's foreign and defense ministers send a clear signal of China-Russia cooperation.
China, Russia 'Show Americans' Their Close Relationship
Trade Wars: China Strikes Back
April 05, 2018
Trade Wars: China Strikes Back
China unveils tariffs on $50 billion in U.S. imports, mirroring the Trump administration's penalties on Chinese goods.
Trade Wars: China Strikes Back
China Renews 'All Weather Friendship' With Zimbabwe's New President
April 04, 2018
China Renews 'All Weather Friendship' With Zimbabwe's New President
Beijing pivoted quickly to embrace Mugabe's successor, and now welcomes President Mnangagwa for a state visit.
China Renews 'All Weather Friendship' With Zimbabwe's New President
Carl Minzner on China's Post-Reform Era
April 04, 2018
Carl Minzner on China's Post-Reform Era
Discussing one-man rule, the re-Partyization of the bureaucracy, and the end of China's reform era.
Carl Minzner on China's Post-Reform Era
China, North Korea Extol 'Traditional Friendship' After Kim Jong-un's Beijing Visit
March 29, 2018
China, North Korea Extol 'Traditional Friendship' After Kim Jong-un's Beijing Visit
Beijing and Pyongyang signal a return to a the sort of close relationship enjoyed under previous leaders.
China, North Korea Extol 'Traditional Friendship' After Kim Jong-un's Beijing Visit
Chinese Foreign Minister's Russia Visit Postponed Amid Nerve Agent Accusations
March 28, 2018
Chinese Foreign Minister's Russia Visit Postponed Amid Nerve Agent Accusations
Despite the change of schedule, China continues to cleave close to Russia during the current crisis.
Chinese Foreign Minister's Russia Visit Postponed Amid Nerve Agent Accusations
China's Massive Government Overhaul: What You Need to Know
March 14, 2018
China's Massive Government Overhaul: What You Need to Know
A brief rundown of the changes and what they reveal about Beijing's priorities and ambitions.
China's Massive Government Overhaul: What You Need to Know
What Does a Trump-Kim Meeting Mean for China?
March 11, 2018
What Does a Trump-Kim Meeting Mean for China?
Despite relief that war seems less likely, there are concerns about China’s lack of input in the current round of diplomacy.
What Does a Trump-Kim Meeting Mean for China?
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