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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.

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?
FOCAC 2018: Rebranding China in Africa
September 05, 2018
FOCAC 2018: Rebranding China in Africa
Slight shifts in focus reveal China's attempts to shed accusations of “neocolonialism” once and for all.
FOCAC 2018: Rebranding China in Africa
Interview: Leta Hong Fincher
September 01, 2018
Interview: Leta Hong Fincher
“We are witnessing an extraordinary moment in modern Chinese history… Growing numbers of women are angry about the misogyny and injustice in their lives.”
Interview: Leta Hong Fincher
US Congress Members Want Sanctions on China Over Xinjiang Crackdown
August 30, 2018
US Congress Members Want Sanctions on China Over Xinjiang Crackdown
A bipartisan letter calls for Global Magnitsky Act sanctions in response to “the ongoing human rights crisis” in Xinjiang.
US Congress Members Want Sanctions on China Over Xinjiang Crackdown
Is the Trade War Impacting US Views of China?
August 29, 2018
Is the Trade War Impacting US Views of China?
A new survey hints at the (limited) impact of government policy on public opinion.
Is the Trade War Impacting US Views of China?
Communist China’s Crackdown on Labor Protesters
August 28, 2018
Communist China’s Crackdown on Labor Protesters
China’s rhetorical embrace of Marx hasn’t prevented the arrests of activists supporting an independent trade union.
Communist China’s Crackdown on Labor Protesters
Latest US-China Trade Talks End With a Whimper
August 25, 2018
Latest US-China Trade Talks End With a Whimper
As expected, the latest meeting brought the trade war no closer to an end.
Latest US-China Trade Talks End With a Whimper
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
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