The Diplomat

Shannon Tiezzi writes on China’s foreign relations, domestic politics, and economy for the Asia Pacific news website The Diplomat. She previously served as a research associate at the U.S.-China Policy Foundation, where she hosted the weekly television show China Forum. Tiezzi received her A.M. from Harvard University and her B.A. from The College of William and Mary. She has also studied at Tsinghua University in Beijing.

Last Updated: March 23, 2015

Africa’s Role in China’s One Belt, One Road Global Trade Strategy

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China’s lofty ambition to revive its ancient silk road trading routes is now becoming a reality. When complete, One Belt, One Road (OBOR), or the Maritime Silk Road as it is more commonly known, will connect China via rail and shipping links with...

Cameroon Highlights Pros and Cons of Chinese Infrastructure Development

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When finished, the new deep-sea port in the southern Cameroonian city of Kribi will likely become a major gateway for all of Central Africa. This will be Cameroon’s only deep-sea port that can accommodate the larger inter-continental trading ships...

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