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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
August 05, 2020

Donald Emmerson on Southeast Asia’s Approach to China

By Shannon Tiezzi
Emmerson discusses the South China Sea, the U.S.-China competition, and COVID-19 as factors in the region's relations with China.

August 01, 2020

Hong Kong’s Elections Were Already Rigged. Now They Won’t Happen.

By Shannon Tiezzi
Stacking the deck against pro-democrats apparently wasn’t enough for the Hong Kong government.
July 29, 2020

Graham Webster on TikTok, Huawei, and the US-China Tech Clash

By Shannon Tiezzi
“Questions around Chinese government power and the growth of Chinese companies around the world have triggered a heightened awareness of who controls platforms and how they collect, store, or share data.”

July 10, 2020

US Enacts Magnitsky Sanctions on Chinese Officials for Xinjiang Abuses

By Shannon Tiezzi
After years of pressure from Congress and human rights activists, Washington has enacted sanctions on Chinese officials involved in the crackdown on Uyghurs.

July 01, 2020

Ankit Panda on Kim Jong Un and the Bomb

By Shannon Tiezzi
An interview with Panda about his new book, and the past and future of North Korea’s missile and nuclear programs.

June 04, 2020

Trump’s Handling of the US Protests Plays Right Into China’s Hands

By Shannon Tiezzi
Sending out “heavily armed” forces against angry protesters is exactly what China would do -- and is doing in Hong Kong.
June 03, 2020

Victoria Hui on Hong Kong’s Troubled Future

By Shannon Tiezzi
“The new national security law is worse than Article 23 and extradition legislation combined.”

May 28, 2020

The US No Longer Considers Hong Kong Autonomous. What Does That Mean?

By Shannon Tiezzi
The announcement has huge ramifications, but its actual impact is not yet clear.

May 17, 2020

Taiwan and the WHO: Ambassador Stanley Kao

By Shannon Tiezzi
As the WHA opens, Taiwan's top representative in the United States talks about his country's representation in the global health body.

April 30, 2020

Yuen Yuen Ang on Corruption and Growth in China

By Shannon Tiezzi
Chinese corruption actually fuels growth – but at a steep cost.

March 06, 2020

Amid Coronavirus Crisis, Japan Postpones Long-Awaited Visit From China’s Xi

By Shannon Tiezzi
The visit had been envisioned as a high-water mark for newly repaired relations. Now it may not happen in 2020 at all.
February 07, 2020

Wuhan Whistleblower Doctor Dies of Coronavirus

By Shannon Tiezzi
Li Wenliang, who was punished by police for "spreading rumors" about the epidemic, has passed away, according to Global Times.

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