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Shannon Tiezzi

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.

Posts by Shannon Tiezzi
September 12, 2023

How China’s Belt and Road Took Over the World

By Shannon Tiezzi
Mapping the BRI's growth over its first 10 years – and its transformation from a Eurasian transit corridor to an initiative with global scope.

August 31, 2023

Can Economic Ties Continue to Power China-US Relations?

By Shannon Tiezzi
A visit to China by the U.S. commerce secretary saw more deliverables than any other recent exchange, but there are still hard limits on what can be achieved.
August 30, 2023

Fukushima Wastewater Release Roils China-Japan Relations

By Shannon Tiezzi
Beijing has been relentless in its criticism, and both sides have complained of harassment as the controversy grows.

August 21, 2023

What Makes Xi Jinping’s State Visit to South Africa So Unusual

By Shannon Tiezzi
In the past, Xi has used the BRICS summit as the basis for a wider regional tour. Not this year. 

August 19, 2023

The Japan-South Korea-US Summit Is Bad News for China

By Shannon Tiezzi
The summit’s deliverables directly contradict previous assurances Beijing had sought on limits to trilateral cooperation.

August 15, 2023

Interview: Life Under Taliban Rule for Afghan Women

By Shannon Tiezzi
A woman’s right advocate based in Afghanistan voices an urgent plea: “Be our voice to recognize the gender apartheid in Afghanistan under the Taliban regime.”
July 25, 2023

Reflecting on the Korean Armistice, 70 Years Later

By Shannon Tiezzi
The Korean Peninsula remains divided, but in South Korea at least there are “wide-ranging and serious reflections on the meaning and consequences of the war,” says historian Gregg A. Brazinsky.

July 20, 2023

With Kerry in Beijing, China Signals It Will Go Its Own Way on Climate Change Policy

By Shannon Tiezzi
China has lost its appetite for bilateral cooperation with the U.S. on climate change – but that doesn't mean Beijing is standing still on the issue.

July 12, 2023

NATO Summit Takes Aim at China

By Shannon Tiezzi
The Vilnius communique had a greatly expanded criticism of China, but there are still concerns about how far to go in confronting Beijing.

July 11, 2023

Solomon Islands PM Visits China, 1 Year After Controversial Security Pact

By Shannon Tiezzi and Associated Press
Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare is on his second trip to China – and his first since upending Pacific geopolitics with a China-Solomons security agreement.

June 27, 2023

Ali Wyne on China-US Relations After the Blinken Visit

By Shannon Tiezzi
“While diplomatic respites may interrupt the deterioration of U.S.-China relations, they do not alter that trajectory.”
June 20, 2023

Camilla Pohle on the Risk of the US Under-Delivering in the Pacific Islands

By Shannon Tiezzi
Camilla Pohle of USIP notes that pending issues risk jeopardizing Washington's progress on the Pacific Partnership Strategy.

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