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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.

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
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
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