Despite tough UN sanctions, N. Korean economy grew 3.9 percent last year

Despite tough UN sanctions, N. Korean economy grew 3.9 percent last year

by WorldTribune Staff, July 21, 2017 Sparked by its mining industry, North Korea’s economy grew by 3.9 percent in 2016, marking the highest growth for the isolated communist nation since 1999, according to South Korea’s central bank. China accounts for nearly 90 percent of North Korea’s foreign trade, and mineral resources are a key part […]

Panda-hugging fine, but Chinese Communist Party censors Winnie the Pooh

Panda-hugging fine, but Chinese Communist Party censors Winnie the Pooh

by WorldTribune Staff, July 18, 2017 China’s maximum leader Xi Jin Ping has more titles than most of his predecessors. He is president of the People’s Republic of China, secretary general of the Chinese Communist Party and Chairman of the all-powerful Central Military Commission. None of this is to be taken lightly, and socialists of […]

Why communist China’s first foreign military base? Location, Location, Location

Why communist China’s first foreign military base? Location, Location, Location

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Nearly six hundred years ago, huge Chinese fleets plied the Indian Ocean sailing as far as Arabia and the East African coast. The epic seaborne expeditions carried out between 1405 and 1432 under Adm. Cheng Ho and during the glorious Ming Dynasty were larger and […]

China and North Korea again set to bend stronger U.S. to their will

China and North Korea again set to bend stronger U.S. to their will

Special to WorldTribune.com by William R. Hawkins, Family Security Matters The headline for a July 7 editorial in Global Times, the mouthpiece of the ruling Chinese Communist Party, read “Xi-Trump meet defies naysayers in West.” The Presidents of China and the United States met for over an hour on the sidelines of the G20 summit […]

China deploys troops to first overseas base at strategic site in Djibouti

China deploys troops to first overseas base at strategic site in Djibouti

by WorldTribune Staff, July 13, 2017 China continued the rapid extension of its global military reach this week as ship transporting troops set sail for Djibouti to be stationed at the nation’s first overseas military base. Djibouti’s strategic position on the northwestern edge of the Indian Ocean and the southern entrance to the Red Sea […]

Liu Xiaobo, 61: China stage managed the death of Nobel Peace Prize winner

Liu Xiaobo, 61: China stage managed the death of Nobel Peace Prize winner

by WorldTribune Staff, July 11, 2017 [Updated July 13] The Chinese government security forces were overseeing every second of the last moments of cancer-stricken Nobel Prize winner and top dissident Liu Xiaobo, a surviving hero of the bloody June 4, 1989 Communist Party crackdown at Tiananmen Square who died on July 13. Liu, who has […]

China cracks down on personal VPNs, blocking citizens’ access to open web

China cracks down on personal VPNs, blocking citizens’ access to open web

by WorldTribune Staff, July 11, 2017 China is continuing to reinforce its Great Firewall. In an effort to close a major window to the open Internet, the government in Beijing has instructed state-run telecommunications carriers to block Chinese citizens’ access to virtual private networks (VPNs) by Feb. 1. The telecoms, which include China Mobile, China Unicom […]

As China fails North Korea test, Trump approves major arms sales to Taiwan

As China fails North Korea test, Trump approves major arms sales to Taiwan

Special to WorldTribune.com By Geostrategy-Direct The Trump administration on June 29 notified Congress that it had approved a major arms sales package for Taiwan to beef up the island democracy’s self defense against an aggressive Chinese military threat. According to Heather Nauert, the spokesperson for the State Department, the package is worth $1.42 billion and […]

What to do about China? Time to play the India card

What to do about China? Time to play the India card

by William R. Hawkins, FamilySecurityMatters.org “Our robust strategic partnership is such that it touches upon almost all areas of human endeavor….We consider the USA as our primary partner for India’s social and economic transformation in all our flagship programs and schemes,” proclaimed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on June 26. The venue was the joint press conference […]

White House signals frustration with China on North Korea, human trafficking

White House signals frustration with China on North Korea, human trafficking

by WorldTribune Staff, June 28, 2017 While U.S. President Donald Trump continues to press China to rein in North Korea, the State Department on June 27 called out Beijing on its human rights record. “China was downgraded to Tier 3 action in this year’s report (on human trafficking) in part because it has not taken […]

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