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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
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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.

August 30, 2019

South China Sea Tops Agenda as Philippines’ Duterte Arrives in China

By Shannon Tiezzi
Both sides are emphasizing the disputed waters, but for different reasons.
August 23, 2019

China Urges Dialogue During Trilateral Meet With Japan, South Korea

By Shannon Tiezzi
Ongoing tensions between Tokyo and Seoul cast a notable pall over the foreign ministers meeting.

August 15, 2019

Will Beijing Use Force to End the Hong Kong Protests?

By Shannon Tiezzi
Sending in the troops is not unthinkable, but China's government has many other options at its disposal.

August 08, 2019

US Lawmakers Are Watching Hong Kong, and China Isn’t Happy About That

By Shannon Tiezzi
After a series of statements from Congress members supporting the protesters, China's Foreign Ministry claps back.

August 02, 2019

Did Trump Just Scuttle US-China Trade Talks (Again)?

By Shannon Tiezzi
Trump seems to think dialogue will continue despite new tariffs, now reaching all Chinese imports. China may disagree.
August 01, 2019

Anna Fifield on the Cult of Kim Jong Un

By Shannon Tiezzi
The Kim cult of personality and what it means for U.S. diplomacy with North Korea.

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