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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
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.
February 06, 2020

China and Cambodia: Love in the Time of Coronavirus

By Shannon Tiezzi
Hun Sen's “special visit” to China was a high-profile show of support for Beijing's handling of the outbreak.

February 04, 2020

Amid Coronavirus Panic, Taiwan Scrambles to Distinguish Itself From China

By Shannon Tiezzi
Confusion over Taiwan's status has seen flights cancelled as part of broader bans on China traffic.

January 29, 2020

John Calabrese on Asia’s Response to the Soleimani Crisis

By Shannon Tiezzi
What are the stakes for Asian powers like China, Japan, India, and South Korea in the latest U.S.-Iran clash?

January 29, 2020

One Coronavirus, Two Systems: New Epidemic Hits at Hong Kong’s Political Divide

By Shannon Tiezzi
The outbreak taps into deep-seated anti-mainland sentiments in Hong Kong.
January 28, 2020

‘Don’t Be Dead’: China Mourns Kobe Bryant

By Shannon Tiezzi
The basketball legend's sudden death shocked his millions of die-hard fans in China.

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.

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