Trump concluded 37 trade deals in China, pressed Xi on drug linked to opioid crisis

Trump concluded 37 trade deals in China, pressed Xi on drug linked to opioid crisis

by WorldTribune Staff, November 10, 2017 U.S. President Donald Trump wrapped up his first trip to China by concluding dozens of major trade deals between American and Chinese firms and pressing Chinese President Xi Jinping to curb exports of a drug that contributed to 20,000 U.S. opioid overdose deaths last year. The U.S. Commerce Department […]

In blow to U.S. alliance, South Korea’s foreign minister assures China on THAAD, Japan ties

In blow to U.S. alliance, South Korea’s foreign minister assures China on THAAD, Japan ties

by WorldTribune Staff, November 10, 2017 South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-Wha, in a bow to China, has said Seoul will not seek any more deployments of the U.S. THAAD missile defense system. Kang also assured that the South will not join the U.S. missile defense networks nor seek a trilateral alliance involving Japan, Yonhap […]

Disunited front in Beijing: Corruption czar toppled, Xi rises, dissident silenced

Disunited front in Beijing: Corruption czar toppled, Xi rises, dissident silenced

The state media in Beijing contrasts “stability” in communist China with the political “chaos” across the Pacific in the U.S. Behind the elaborate staging for President Trump’s visit, a vicious power struggle has broken out into the open, held in check only by the censoring of a wealthy, well-informed dissident who could only be silenced […]

Pro-Trump spin in Beijing: Pushes beyond ‘own boundaries’ and ‘more honest’ than Obama

Pro-Trump spin in Beijing: Pushes beyond ‘own boundaries’ and ‘more honest’ than Obama

by WorldTribune Staff, November 9, 2017 U.S. President Donald Trump has a “big ego” but he is “more honest” than former President Barack Obama, Beijing residents told the independently run South China Morning Post in a Nov. 8 feature. “As a 71-year-old man, he is spirited and energetic,” 64-year-old Li Dongsheng, a retired teacher at […]

Report: U.S. intelligence can’t match China’s on summit prep

Report: U.S. intelligence can’t match China’s on summit prep

by WorldTribune Staff, November 8, 2017 Analysts for a special intelligence unit of the Chinese government worked around the clock to compile information on U.S. President Donald Trump that can be used by Chinese President Xi Jinping during Trump’s first visit to China. The unit, code-named Skyheart, consists of some 350 officials who work at […]

Gloom: A world of uncertainty and in America, a union that may not hold

Gloom: A world of uncertainty and in America, a union that may not hold

Special to WorldTribune.com Editor’s Note: The following analysis echoes assessments heard last week in Washington from normally upbeat insiders. One former CIA analyst who held senior posts in an Democrat administration wonders if the U.S. will survive and doesn’t want to eywitness its demise. Another veteran warrior, in but not of the “Swamp”, suggested that […]

Trump in Asia will find ‘daylight’ between U.S. and South Korea policies for Pyongyang

Trump in Asia will find ‘daylight’ between U.S. and South Korea policies for Pyongyang

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk President Donald Trump faces obstacles when he gets to Seoul next week that have nothing to do with unruly mobs trying to shout loudly enough over mega-loudspeakers for him to hear them across rows of policemen in body armor. No doubt Trump’s handlers will come up with the proper […]

China’s Xi in message to North Korea’s Kim calls for ‘sound and stable’ ties

China’s Xi in message to North Korea’s Kim calls for ‘sound and stable’ ties

by WorldTribune Staff, November 2, 2017 China, which has in recent months grown has shown signs of being annoyed with North Korea’s major provocations, said it will remain engaged with Pyongyang to ensure stable relations between the two nations. In a reciprocal message to North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, Chinese President Xi Jinping said “I […]

Report: China practiced bombing attacks against Guam

Report: China practiced bombing attacks against Guam

by WorldTribune Staff, November 1, 2017 Chinese warplanes are testing U.S. air defense identification zones and have flown bombers near the U.S. territory of Guam, U.S. military officials said, according to an Oct. 31 report by Defense News. Chinese H-6K “Badger” bombers upgraded with 1,000-mile-range air launched cruise missiles are “practicing attacks on Guam,” the […]

Storm clouds in the Far East: In China, a coronation; In Japan, an election

Storm clouds in the Far East: In China, a coronation; In Japan, an election

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — The political optics could not have been more contrasting as China selected its leader and Japan elected its Prime Minister. In a grandiose and stunning setting, draped in the trappings of crimson and gold, 2,300 Chinese Communist Party (CCP) grandees predictably anointed Xi Jinping as […]