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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.

High-Profile Arrests, Protest Ban Mark New Phase in Attempt to Quell Hong Kong Protests
August 30, 2019
High-Profile Arrests, Protest Ban Mark New Phase in Attempt to Quell Hong Kong Protests
The Hong Kong government doubles down on its current approach: clamping down on the protests and pro-democracy leaders.
High-Profile Arrests, Protest Ban Mark New Phase in Attempt to Quell Hong Kong Protests
South China Sea Tops Agenda as Philippines’ Duterte Arrives in China
August 30, 2019
South China Sea Tops Agenda as Philippines’ Duterte Arrives in China
Both sides are emphasizing the disputed waters, but for different reasons.
South China Sea Tops Agenda as Philippines’ Duterte Arrives in China
China Urges Dialogue During Trilateral Meet With Japan, South Korea
August 23, 2019
China Urges Dialogue During Trilateral Meet With Japan, South Korea
Ongoing tensions between Tokyo and Seoul cast a notable pall over the foreign ministers meeting.
China Urges Dialogue During Trilateral Meet With Japan, South Korea
Will Beijing Use Force to End the Hong Kong Protests?
August 15, 2019
Will Beijing Use Force to End the Hong Kong Protests?
Sending in the troops is not unthinkable, but China's government has many other options at its disposal.
Will Beijing Use Force to End the Hong Kong Protests?
US Lawmakers Are Watching Hong Kong, and China Isn’t Happy About That
August 08, 2019
US Lawmakers Are Watching Hong Kong, and China Isn’t Happy About That
After a series of statements from Congress members supporting the protesters, China's Foreign Ministry claps back.
US Lawmakers Are Watching Hong Kong, and China Isn’t Happy About That
Did Trump Just Scuttle US-China Trade Talks (Again)?
August 02, 2019
Did Trump Just Scuttle US-China Trade Talks (Again)?
Trump seems to think dialogue will continue despite new tariffs, now reaching all Chinese imports. China may disagree.
Did Trump Just Scuttle US-China Trade Talks (Again)?
Anna Fifield on the Cult of Kim Jong Un
August 01, 2019
Anna Fifield on the Cult of Kim Jong Un
The Kim cult of personality and what it means for U.S. diplomacy with North Korea.
Anna Fifield on the Cult of Kim Jong Un
What Did the US Give up to Restart Trade Talks With China?
July 17, 2019
What Did the US Give up to Restart Trade Talks With China?
Washington compromised on more than Huawei.
What Did the US Give up to Restart Trade Talks With China?
Xi Jinping Continues His Quest for Absolute Party Control
July 10, 2019
Xi Jinping Continues His Quest for Absolute Party Control
A pair of recent meetings emphasized Xi's bid to strengthen CCP leadership even further.
Xi Jinping Continues His Quest for Absolute Party Control
Is China Winning Its War on Pollution?
July 04, 2019
Is China Winning Its War on Pollution?
Six years after the “airpocalypse,” China has made progress – but is still struggling in some areas.
Is China Winning Its War on Pollution?
Xi’s North Korea Visit: All Style, No Substance?
June 22, 2019
Xi’s North Korea Visit: All Style, No Substance?
The symbolism was heavy for the Chinese president’s first Pyongyang trip, but there were no major announcements made.
Xi’s North Korea Visit: All Style, No Substance?
Xi Jinping Is (Finally) Visiting North Korea
June 18, 2019
Xi Jinping Is (Finally) Visiting North Korea
Xi will make his first trip to Pyongyang later this week.
Xi Jinping Is (Finally) Visiting North Korea
What China Is Saying About the Hong Kong Protests
June 14, 2019
What China Is Saying About the Hong Kong Protests
In the upside-down world of Chinese state media, the extradition bill is actually supported by most Hong Kongers.
What China Is Saying About the Hong Kong Protests
Can China and Russia Cash in on Their 'Best Period' of Relations?
June 06, 2019
Can China and Russia Cash in on Their 'Best Period' of Relations?
Despite strategic convergence, and a public bromance between Putin and Xi, China-Russia economic relations remain underdeveloped.
Can China and Russia Cash in on Their 'Best Period' of Relations?
Is China Ready to Take Its Economic Coercion Into the Open?
May 31, 2019
Is China Ready to Take Its Economic Coercion Into the Open?
Previous moves targeting Japan, the Philippines, and South Korea, have all been pointedly unofficial.
Is China Ready to Take Its Economic Coercion Into the Open?
The Cruel Irony of China’s Celebration of Asian Cultures
May 18, 2019
The Cruel Irony of China’s Celebration of Asian Cultures
A week-long event dedicated to Asian diversity is laughable in the face of China’s attempts to eradicate Uyghur culture.
The Cruel Irony of China’s Celebration of Asian Cultures
Huawei, China, and Trump’s Trade War
May 17, 2019
Huawei, China, and Trump’s Trade War
What to make of a Huawei ban as trade tensions between the U.S. and China soar.
Huawei, China, and Trump’s Trade War
Darcie Draudt on President Moon's 2-Year Anniversary
May 01, 2019
Darcie Draudt on President Moon's 2-Year Anniversary
How is South Korea’s Moon Jae-in faring two years into his presidency?
Darcie Draudt on President Moon's 2-Year Anniversary
Who Is (and Who Isn't) Attending China's 2nd Belt and Road Forum?
April 27, 2019
Who Is (and Who Isn't) Attending China's 2nd Belt and Road Forum?
The list of attendees tells us a lot about how the BRI has progressed in the last two years.
Who Is (and Who Isn't) Attending China's 2nd Belt and Road Forum?
China, Myanmar Extol ‘Eternal’ Friendship as Commander-in-Chief Visits Beijing
April 12, 2019
China, Myanmar Extol ‘Eternal’ Friendship as Commander-in-Chief Visits Beijing
Min Aung Hlaing made it clear he appreciates China’s support, and will back the Belt and Road in return.
China, Myanmar Extol ‘Eternal’ Friendship as Commander-in-Chief Visits Beijing
Xi Jinping in Europe: A Tale of 2 Countries
March 27, 2019
Xi Jinping in Europe: A Tale of 2 Countries
Xi’s receptions in Italy and France were markedly different. So were the benefits for the hosts – but not in the way you’d expect.
Xi Jinping in Europe: A Tale of 2 Countries
Yukon Huang on China's Foreign Investment Law and US-China Trade Friction
March 19, 2019
Yukon Huang on China's Foreign Investment Law and US-China Trade Friction
Huang discusses the prospects for continued economic reform in China and the outlook for a US-China trade deal.
Yukon Huang on China's Foreign Investment Law and US-China Trade Friction
China Once Again Blocks India's Bid to List JeM Founder as Global Terrorist
March 14, 2019
China Once Again Blocks India's Bid to List JeM Founder as Global Terrorist
For the fourth time in 10 years, China put a “technical hold” on the proposal to sanction Masood Azhar.
China Once Again Blocks India's Bid to List JeM Founder as Global Terrorist
Why China Isn't Mourning the Collapse of the Trump-Kim Summit
March 01, 2019
Why China Isn't Mourning the Collapse of the Trump-Kim Summit
Beijing remains upbeat even after an early end to the Hanoi summit, and for good reason.
Why China Isn't Mourning the Collapse of the Trump-Kim Summit
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