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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
February 23, 2021

Can China Change the Definition of Human Rights?

By Shannon Tiezzi
In a speech to the U.N. Human Rights Council, China’s foreign minister gave China’s preferred spin to the concept.

February 13, 2021

China Bans BBC World News Over Xinjiang Reporting

By Shannon Tiezzi
The move followed a BBC report on the systemic sexual abuse of Uyghurs, as well as a British decision to ban CGTN broadcasts.
February 12, 2021

First Biden-Xi Phone Call Shows Not Much Has Changed in US-China Relations

By Shannon Tiezzi
While China calls for cooperation, the new U.S. administration shares many of the same talking points of the Trump team.

February 11, 2021

What to Expect From US-Taiwan Relations in 2021 (and Beyond)

By Shannon Tiezzi
In an exclusive interview, Taiwan’s Ambassador Hsiao Bi-khim discusses U.S.-Taiwan ties under the Biden administration.

February 05, 2021

The Strange Saga of Taiwan’s Short-Lived Office in Guyana

By Shannon Tiezzi
The closing of the office was a classic example of how U.S.-China rivalry served to complicate what should have been an innocuous diplomatic agreement.

February 05, 2021

China Brings Back Long-time Climate Czar

By Shannon Tiezzi
Xie Zhenhua's return to the position of special envoy for climate is seen as a positive signal for U.S.-China cooperation on environmental issues.
February 03, 2021

What the Myanmar Coup Means for China

By Shannon Tiezzi
China will stick to its strict policy of non-intervention, but the military takeover has created a diplomatic headache for Beijing.

February 02, 2021

Duyeon Kim on South Korea’s Foreign Policy Priorities

By Shannon Tiezzi
How the Moon administration is seeking to navigate its most pressing challenges, from North Korea to the U.S.-China cold war.

January 28, 2021

WHO COVID-19 Origin Probe Kicks off in Wuhan

By Shannon Tiezzi
The WHO team's activities will be closely watched -- figuratively by the world, and literally by the Chinese government.

January 21, 2021

Biden Administration Makes Early Outreach to Taiwan

By Shannon Tiezzi
For the first time since 1979, Taiwan’s representative in the U.S. received an official invitation to a U.S. presidential inauguration.

January 21, 2021

China Bids Farewell to Trump Administration’s ‘Lies and Madness’

By Shannon Tiezzi
China’s Foreign Ministry hit a group of outgoing officials, including Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, with sanctions.
January 20, 2021

On Final Day in Office, Secretary Pompeo Declares China Has Committed ‘Genocide’

By Shannon Tiezzi
It will fall to the Biden administration to deal with the consequences of Pompeo’s statement on the crackdown in Xinjiang.

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