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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
January 16, 2020

China, US Sign ‘Historic’ Trade Deal

By Shannon Tiezzi
The Phase One deal is being hailed by both sides as a victory, but it leaves a lot of unfinished business.

January 12, 2020

Taiwan ‘Shouts Back’: President Tsai Wins Re-Election Despite China’s Pressure Campaign

By Shannon Tiezzi
Tsai Ing-wen won a landslide victory over her opponent, in a blow to Beijing's hopes.
January 07, 2020

Kiribati President Makes First Trip to China After Switch From Taiwan

By Shannon Tiezzi
Kiribati, the latest of Taiwan's former allies to switch to China, holds special significance for Beijing.

January 01, 2020

Sara Hsu on the US-China Trade War

By Shannon Tiezzi
A preliminary deal may be on the way, but neither side can truly declare victory.

December 20, 2019

A Tale of 2 SARs: Macau Handover Anniversary Is a Signal to Hong Kong

By Shannon Tiezzi
Xi’s praise of Macau provides important clues as to what Beijing has planned for Hong Kong.

December 17, 2019

Beijing Is Still Sticking by Carrie Lam

By Shannon Tiezzi
China's top leaders, including Xi Jinping, signaled support for the embattled Hong Kong chief executive.
December 14, 2019

The US-China Trade Deal Is Finally Here

By Shannon Tiezzi
The U.S. and Chinese announcements on the “phase one” deal are optimistic in tone, but their differences hint at lingering frictions.

December 11, 2019

The Belt and Road: Calculating Winners and Losers

By Shannon Tiezzi
A World Bank working paper attempts to put a number on the gains – and potential losses – for each country.

December 04, 2019

Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian: What the ‘China Cables’ Tell Us About Xinjiang

By Shannon Tiezzi
The takeaways from and significance of a trove of leaked Chinese government documents on Xinjiang.

November 01, 2019

The US-China Clash Is Here to Stay

By Shannon Tiezzi
A recent speech from Secretary of State Pompeo makes clears that a trade deal won't be enough to solve the growing tensions.

October 31, 2019

Rival Camps Clash Over Xinjiang at UN Committee Session

By Shannon Tiezzi
Once again, the Committee for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is the site of dueling narratives on the Xinjiang crackdown.
August 30, 2019

High-Profile Arrests, Protest Ban Mark New Phase in Attempt to Quell Hong Kong Protests

By Shannon Tiezzi
The Hong Kong government doubles down on its current approach: clamping down on the protests and pro-democracy leaders.

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