China deploys J-20 stealth fighter which closely resembles F-22

China deploys J-20 stealth fighter which closely resembles F-22

by WorldTribune Staff, February 19, 2018 China has confirmed it has deployed the first of its “fifth generation” J-20 stealth fighters. People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) spokesman Shen Jinke told the Xinhua News Agency that the J-20 is ready to “safeguard China’s sovereignty, security and territorial integrity” as part of frontline fighter squadrons. The […]

U.S. intel chiefs emphatic: Don’t buy Chinese phones

U.S. intel chiefs emphatic: Don’t buy Chinese phones

by WorldTribune Staff, February 15, 2018 The directors of the CIA, FBI and NSA are recommending that U.S. citizens avoid buying smartphones from China’s tech giants, who may be “maliciously” modifying the phones. The intelligence officials told the Senate Intelligence Committee that it was not a good idea for Americans to buy Huawei or ZTE […]

China’s ruling class reserves more screens for propaganda films to ‘guide thought’

China’s ruling class reserves more screens for propaganda films to ‘guide thought’

by WorldTribune Staff, February 14, 2018 China will devote 10 percent of its movie theaters to screen propaganda films which the ruling Communist Party says are intended to “guide thought and educate people,” a report said. The State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television (SAPPRFT) indicated the new “people’s theater front” will use […]

New photos show China’s fortifying islands it seized in South China Sea

New photos show China’s fortifying islands it seized in South China Sea

by WorldTribune Staff, February 7, 2018 China has transformed several islands in the South China Sea into military fortresses, aerial photos obtained by a newspaper in the Philippines show. The photos, taken from 1,500 meters up in the last six months of 2017, show China constructed runways, helipads and observation towers on seven reefs in […]

Hong Kong’s ‘Umbrella movement’ against Chinese Communist Party refuses to die

Hong Kong’s ‘Umbrella movement’ against Chinese Communist Party refuses to die

by WorldTribune Staff, February 6, 2018 Three leaders of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement vowed to continue their fight after their sentences were reversed by the Chinese-ruled city’s Court of Final Appeal on Feb. 6. In a unanimous decision, a panel of five judges cleared Joshua Wong, Nathan Law and Alex Chow. The three activists had […]

‘Free but fair trade’: NAFTA, China and the India success story

‘Free but fair trade’: NAFTA, China and the India success story

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Back in Ronald Reagan’s time, the underlining philosophical mantra of the extraordinary economic expansion was that “a rising tide lifts all boats.” Namely, as entrepreneurialism and enterprise were encouraged, the results would create the rising tide of progress. But later, in the early 1990’s slowdown, […]

Trump’s ‘new American moment’: Paving the way to a ‘bloody nose’ for North Korea?

Trump’s ‘new American moment’: Paving the way to a ‘bloody nose’ for North Korea?

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk SEOUL — Don’t count on the Winter Olympics as the moment for rapprochement on the Korean peninsula. That message came through loud and clear in President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address. “Our new American moment,” as Trump called this turbulent time in U.S. history, does not […]

Congressional probe finds opioids are being shipped from China through USPS

Congressional probe finds opioids are being shipped from China through USPS

by WorldTribune Staff, January 25, 2018 Addictive opioids can readily be ordered from China and shipped to America via the United States Postal Service (USPS), lawmakers say. The Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations said that its investigators found through Google searches “hundreds of pages offering to sell” opioids, including highly-addictive fentanyl. The committee’s chariman, Ohio […]

Report: Vatican bows to China, sacrifices two bishops

Report: Vatican bows to China, sacrifices two bishops

by WorldTribune Staff, January 24, 2018 The Vatican, amid pressure from the Chinese government, asked two Chinese bishops to either retire or accept demotion to make way for government-approved bishops, a report said. The Holy See reportedly asked Bishop Peter Zhuang of Shantou and Bishop Joseph Guo Xijin of Mindong to stand aside, according to […]

Is Russia the top threat to U.S. security? No, it’s still China

Is Russia the top threat to U.S. security? No, it’s still China

Special to WorldTribune By Miles Maochun Yu, Hoover Institution Editors’ note: The following, published originally on Jan. 29, 2016, is still relevant two years later. A significant portion of our national security establishment, painstakingly built up during the Cold War, has accepted the assumption that when it comes to threats from sovereign states, Russia, not […]

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