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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
October 15, 2020

Harry Harding on the Rapidly Changing US-China Relationship

By Shannon Tiezzi
What happened to U.S.-China relations? Professor Harding offers his thoughts on the past, present and future.

October 15, 2020

Xi Pays Tribute to Reform and Opening – and Deng Xiaoping

By Shannon Tiezzi
This week’s celebration of Shenzhen, the original SEZ, comes amid a general trend of sidelining Deng.
October 14, 2020

China Underscores Solidarity With North Korea on Party Anniversary

By Shannon Tiezzi
Beijing downplayed the military parade - and the new ICBM - but was keen to praise Kim Jong Un's leadership and achievements.

October 09, 2020

Which Countries Support China on Hong Kong’s National Security Law?

By Shannon Tiezzi
A recent U.N. statement saw 54 countries backing China’s Hong Kong policy, against 39 voicing concern in a rival bloc.

October 07, 2020

China’s Two-Pronged Response to the Quad

By Shannon Tiezzi
Beijing has been circumspect in its criticisms overall, but doesn't hold fire when it comes to attacking the U.S. secretary of state specifically.

October 07, 2020

A Boycott of the 2022 Beijing Olympics Would Work

By Shannon Tiezzi
There is a massive overlap between Western liberal democracies and medal contenders in the Winter Games – enough to gut Beijing’s Olympic dreams.
October 06, 2020

The Cost of Pompeo’s Cancelled Trips to South Korea and Mongolia

By Shannon Tiezzi
President Trump’s COVID-19 infection threw a wrench into U.S. Asia diplomacy.

September 25, 2020

Another Arrest for Joshua Wong Highlights the Growing Pressure on Young Hong Kong Activists

By Shannon Tiezzi
The divergent fates of 20-something activists Wong, Agnes Chow, and Nathan Law demonstrate the new reality for Hong Kong’s young democrats.

September 23, 2020

At UN, Xi Outlines China’s Vision for the World

By Shannon Tiezzi
Xi's address followed (and implicitly responded to) a typical broadside from U.S. President Donald Trump.

September 23, 2020

Sebastian Strangio on Southeast Asia ‘in the Dragon’s Shadow’

By Shannon Tiezzi
A conversation on China's influence and image in the region.

September 22, 2020

Lee Teng-hui’s Memorial Service Provides Catalyst for Diplomatic Outreach to Taiwan

By Shannon Tiezzi
In addition to a U.S. under secretary of state, a former Japanese prime minister was also in attendance.
September 16, 2020

As Mongolia Welcomes China’s Foreign Minister, Citizens Protest

By Shannon Tiezzi
Mongolians are pushing their government to speak out about the treatment of ethnic Mongolians in China.

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