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Shannon Tiezzi

Shannon Tiezzi

Shannon Tiezzi is Editor 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
May 05, 2021

China Outlines Its Priorities as UN Security Council President

By Shannon Tiezzi
China's top priority is addressing the crisis within the United Nations itself, the topic of a high-level meeting later this week.

May 04, 2021

Du Youkang on China’s Stake in Afghanistan

By Shannon Tiezzi
What the peace process and U.S. withdrawal means for Beijing.
April 29, 2021

China-Germany Relations at the Crossroads

By Shannon Tiezzi
China tries to keep Germany a bright spot in its European relations, as an end to Angela Merkel’s lengthy tenure looms.

April 22, 2021

US Climate Summit: Who’s Attending From the Asia-Pacific?

By Shannon Tiezzi
12 Asian countries will have their leaders speak at Biden's first big (virtual) event. Others are feeling snubbed.

April 20, 2021

Kerry Visits Renews China-US Climate Cooperation

By Shannon Tiezzi
The joint statement included some welcome commitments, and held out hope for more progress in the future.

April 15, 2021

Kerry Heads to China for Climate Talks

By Shannon Tiezzi and Ellen Knickmeyer
In a sign of the issue's important in the overall relationship, climate envoy John Kerry will be the first high-ranking Biden official to travel to China.
April 09, 2021

Kidnappings Plague Chinese Worksites in Nigeria

By Shannon Tiezzi
Two Chinese workers were abducted this week, at least the third such incident this year.

April 07, 2021

A First-Hand View of 70 Years of China-US Relations

By Shannon Tiezzi
Chi Wang relates his experiences as a Chinese American, charting the highs and lows of China-U.S. relations from 1949 to the present day.

April 07, 2021

Is the China-Japan Thaw Over?

By Shannon Tiezzi
A year after what was supposed to be a landmark in the renewed relationship, rhetoric from both Beijing and Tokyo is increasingly frosty.

April 01, 2021

WHO’s COVID-19 Origin Report Leaves Everyone Unsatisfied

By Shannon Tiezzi
The U.S. led its allies in issuing a statement of concern, while China attempted to push back on pointed comments from the WHO’s director general.

March 31, 2021

Danny Russel on US Asia Policy Under Biden

By Shannon Tiezzi
The vice president of the Asia Society Policy Institute (and former assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific Affairs) on what we can glean from the administration's recent Asia outreach.
March 30, 2021

What’s in the China-Iran Strategic Cooperation Agreement?

By Shannon Tiezzi
Despite the fanfare surrounding the 25-year deal, details are scarce. Is this much ado about nothing?

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