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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.

The Mysterious Case of the Missing Kazakh-Chinese Refugee
February 13, 2019
The Mysterious Case of the Missing Kazakh-Chinese Refugee
A Chinese-born Kazakh was fighting deportation in Uzbekistan. Now no one is sure where he is.
The Mysterious Case of the Missing Kazakh-Chinese Refugee
Why Is Turkey Breaking Its Silence on China’s Uyghurs?
February 12, 2019
Why Is Turkey Breaking Its Silence on China’s Uyghurs?
Anger at home has finally forced Ankara to break with its enthusiastic embrace of Beijing.
Why Is Turkey Breaking Its Silence on China’s Uyghurs?
China Investigates Blood Plasma Products Potentially Tainted With HIV
February 08, 2019
China Investigates Blood Plasma Products Potentially Tainted With HIV
Chinese authorities warned hospitals that a batch of blood products could be tainted the AIDS virus.
China Investigates Blood Plasma Products Potentially Tainted With HIV
China’s Venezuela Headache
February 01, 2019
China’s Venezuela Headache
With billions in loans at stake, China is finding itself embroiled in the South American country’s political crisis.
China’s Venezuela Headache
After Latest US-China Talks, Where Does the Trade Truce Stand?
January 11, 2019
After Latest US-China Talks, Where Does the Trade Truce Stand?
China doesn't seem to be offering much more than it already has. Will that be enough for Trump?
After Latest US-China Talks, Where Does the Trade Truce Stand?
Shane McLeod on Papua New Guinea After APEC
January 01, 2019
Shane McLeod on Papua New Guinea After APEC
“The test will be whether PNG will, in the short, medium, and long term, be able to realize the benefits of hosting.”
Shane McLeod on Papua New Guinea After APEC
US Slaps Cyberespionage Charges on 2 Chinese Intelligence Officers
December 21, 2018
US Slaps Cyberespionage Charges on 2 Chinese Intelligence Officers
The move signals that, trade war truce aside, serious tensions remain in the economic relationship.
US Slaps Cyberespionage Charges on 2 Chinese Intelligence Officers
Xi's Scary Interpretation of the Last 40 Years of Chinese History
December 19, 2018
Xi's Scary Interpretation of the Last 40 Years of Chinese History
Xi's major takeaway, according to a public speech celebrating reform and opening, is that the CCP is perfect.
Xi's Scary Interpretation of the Last 40 Years of Chinese History
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?
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