China opens new air routes, tourism to North Korea after Kim Jong-Un visit

China opens new air routes, tourism to North Korea after Kim Jong-Un visit

by WorldTribune Staff, June 21, 2018 China is loosening sanctions on North Korea after Kim Jong-Un’s most recent visit to Beijing, a report said. Signs of China’s easing of sanctions on the North are already noticeable in the fields of aviation and tourism, Yonhap said in a June 21 report. Kim’s visit to Beijing earlier […]

Skeptical minds want to know: What next with North Korean denuclearization?

Skeptical minds want to know: What next with North Korean denuclearization?

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk The most obvious lesson of the Singapore summit is that “complete denuclearization” is mission impossible. The North Koreans since then haven’t used the “n” word ― “n” for nuclear ― while talking in generalities about the need to respect everyone’s “sovereignty” along with the statement signed by President Donald […]

Summoned to Beijing? Kim Jong-Un visits China for 3rd time in 3 months

Summoned to Beijing? Kim Jong-Un visits China for 3rd time in 3 months

Analysis by WorldTribune Staff, June 19, 2018 North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un on June 19 began a two-day visit to Beijing being viewed as a vain attempt by China’s maximum leader Xi Jinping to save face after the international spectacle of the historic June 12 Kim-Trump summit. In his third visit to China in as […]

Giving peace a chance: U.S., S. Korean forces salute, hit pause button on war games

Giving peace a chance: U.S., S. Korean forces salute, hit pause button on war games

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk The Pentagon has reluctantly followed the orders of President Donald Trump and cancelled the next set of military exercises that U.S. and South Korea forces were to have staged jointly in August. U.S. Defense Department in Washington announced the decision simultaneously with South Korea’s ministry of national defense after […]

Road from Singapore: The ticking nuclear countdown clock has stopped

Road from Singapore: The ticking nuclear countdown clock has stopped

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — The road from Singapore becomes a longer process as substance and specifics must follow the highly stylistic Summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean Chairman Kim Jong-Un. Nonetheless given the state of U.S./North Korean relations just six moths ago, the historic meeting between an […]

Kuhner on President Trump’s triumph: Art of the deal with Kim Jong-Un

Kuhner on President Trump’s triumph: Art of the deal with Kim Jong-Un

Special to WorldTribune.com Jeffrey T. Kuhner President Trump is on a roll. His summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un in Singapore represented a significant diplomatic and geopolitical victory for the United States — and the world. In fact, it was a masterful performance, a showcase of the art of the deal. During every step […]

Congress moving to block Trump deal with ZTE

Congress moving to block Trump deal with ZTE

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty U.S. President Donald Trump’s Republican allies in Congress are moving to block his deal to put Chinese telecom giant ZTE back in business if it pays $1 billion more in fines for violating U.S. sanctions against Iran. Lawmakers said on June 11 that the U.S. Senate […]

Truck drivers in China go on strike nationwide: ‘Overthrow CPC’

Truck drivers in China go on strike nationwide: ‘Overthrow CPC’

by WorldTribune Staff, June 11, 2018 Truck drivers in several Chinese provinces clogged national highways and parking lots to protest what they say are higher operating costs, decreasing wages and police harassment, reports said. The drivers, some of whom were shouting “overthrow the CPC,” called for the strike via social media with an anonymous statement […]

U.S.-China deal ends sanctions against ZTE, levies $1 billion fine

U.S.-China deal ends sanctions against ZTE, levies $1 billion fine

by WorldTribune Staff, June 7, 2018 The United States has reached a deal to end sanctions against Chinese telecom ZTE, imposing a $1 billion fine in what Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross called “the strictest and largest settlement fine that has ever been brought by the Commerce Department against any violator of export controls.” The deal […]

Trump tariffs target friends first, China later?

Trump tariffs target friends first, China later?

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — In the midst of an expanding American economy, record low unemployment rates, and buoyant consumer confidence, the Trump Administration has inadvertently planted the seeds of a global commercial slowdown and political showdown. The steel and aluminum tariffs slapped on imports from our key Transatlantic trading […]

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