China’s Xi Jinping moves national police under PLA control

China’s Xi Jinping moves national police under PLA control

by WorldTribune Staff, December 28, 2017 The ruling Chinese Communist Party is consolidating its centralized power over China by transferring control of the 1.5 million-strong paramilitary police force under the People’s Liberation Army (PLA). The People’s Armed Police will be under the direct control of the Central Military Commission (CMC), a body headed by President […]

China halts official exports of oil products to North Korea

China halts official exports of oil products to North Korea

by WorldTribune Staff, December 27, 2017 China did not export oil products to North Korea in November, according to official Chinese customs data. ⇔ The main source of North Korea’s fuel, China did not export any gasoline, jet fuel, diesel or fuel oil to Pyongyang last month, data from the General Administration of Customs showed […]

Report: Asian economies on the move in 21st century

Report: Asian economies on the move in 21st century

by WorldTribune Staff, December 26, 2017 Asian economies will continue to advance in 2018 and in the coming decades will top Europe’s leaders and, eventually, the United States, a report said. The Center for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) in London predicts that China will overtake the U.S. as the world’s largest economy by 2032. […]

Declassified documents reveal at least 10,000 died at Tiananmen

Declassified documents reveal at least 10,000 died at Tiananmen

by WorldTribune Staff, December 25, 2017 At least 10,000 civilians were killed in the Tiananmen Square massacre of June 4, 1989, according to files that were only recently declassified. The documents from the UK National Archives in London were declassified in October and obtained by the news site HK01. Included in the files were telegrams […]

Who’s who: Vote tally on UN resolution slamming U.S. on Jerusalem

Who’s who: Vote tally on UN resolution slamming U.S. on Jerusalem

Special to WorldTribune , December 21, 2017 Yes: 128 No: 9 Abstain: 35 Y  AFGHANISTAN Y  DOMINICA Y  LITHUANIA SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE Y  ALBANIA A  DOMINICAN REPUBLIC Y  LUXEMBOURG Y  SAUDI ARABIA Y  ALGERIA Y  ECUADOR Y  MADAGASCAR Y  SENEGAL Y  ANDORRA Y  EGYPT A  MALAWI Y  SERBIA Y  ANGOLA EL SALVADOR Y  MALAYSIA […]

U.S. elites turned blind eye to China’s not-so-peaceful rise, editor charges

U.S. elites turned blind eye to China’s not-so-peaceful rise, editor charges

by WorldTribune Staff, December 19, 2017 Decades of negligent foreign policy by both Democrat and Republican administrations allowed China’s surge in geopolitical leverage, editor and author Brett Decker said. During a Dec. 18 discussion on Sirius XM’s Breitbart News Tonight, Decker noted that previous administrations’ foreign policy myopia allowed China to cultivate deeper relationships with […]

Trump’s national strategy speech puts China, Russia on the defensive

Trump’s national strategy speech puts China, Russia on the defensive

by WorldTribune Staff, December 19, 2017 U.S. major media gave secondary play to President Donald Trump’s national security strategy address Monday, but certain world leaders were all ears. Russia said the U.S. strategic plan has an “imperial character,” while China decried what it called a “Cold War mentality.” Trump’s strategy, which he unveiled in a […]

China prepares for war, educates public near border on surviving nuclear strike

China prepares for war, educates public near border on surviving nuclear strike

by WorldTribune Staff, December 17, 2017 Beijing is losing its grip on the situation in North Korea and the country must prepare for any fallout from war on the Korean Peninsula, Chinese analysts said. Meanwhile, a recent golf partner of President Donald Trump — Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-SC — said that Trump “has 100 percent […]

Strategic comeback in the Pacific: Trump’s game plan comes into focus

Strategic comeback in the Pacific: Trump’s game plan comes into focus

Special to WorldTribune.com Analysis by Gregory R. Copley, Editor, GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs The initial fruits of U.S. President Donald Trump’s 13-day, five-nation Asian tour in November 2017 were beginning to become apparent within a month. Mr. Trump’s consistently hostile media reception continued with the tour, indicating that nothing substantive had resulted from the visit […]

Report: China to build refugee camps near N. Korean border

Report: China to build refugee camps near N. Korean border

by WorldTribune Staff, December 13, 2017 China, fearing unwelcome migrants fleeing the increasingly intense situation in North Korea, plans to construct five refugee camps near the border, according to a leaked report. Over one million North Korean residents could swarm into China if armed conflict breaks out on the Korean Peninsula, analysts have estimated. Plans […]