India in race with China to launch first indigenous aircraft carrier

India in race with China to launch first indigenous aircraft carrier

Special to WorldTribune.com By Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com An Indian Navy source has confirmed that the Indian government will launch its first ever indigenously designed and built aircraft carrier on Aug. 12. If so, India would be the fifth country able to build its own carrier, after the United States, Russia, Great Britain and France. The […]

Reacting to Hayden interview, Huawei tells U.S. to ‘just shut up’

Reacting to Hayden interview, Huawei tells U.S. to ‘just shut up’

Special to WorldTribune.com By Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com The Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei issued a statement hours after a former U.S. senior intelligence official confirmed that Huawei had indeed spied for the Chinese government. Gen. Michael Hayden [Ret], former director of the CIA and NSA, a highly respected professional intelligence official in the West, told the […]

Xi Jinping spares top party leaders whose scale of corruption qualified them for execution

Xi Jinping spares top party leaders whose scale of corruption qualified them for execution

Special to WorldTribune.com By Willy Lam, East-Asia-Intel.com It’s a case of plus ça change with President ’s nine-month old campaign to rectify the “work style” of Chinese Communist Party (CCP) through means including cracking down on big-time corruption. Earlier this week the protagonist of the one of worst scandals in PRC history – former minister […]

Israel need not follow Obama’s lead and ignore China’s massive cyber-theft

Israel need not follow Obama’s lead and ignore China’s massive cyber-theft

Special to WorldTribune.com By Norman Bailey The dysfunctional U.S. Congress is dithering about passing the so-called “shield law”, designed to protect the American power system from electro-magnetic pulse (EMP) attack, despite the fact that the cost of the program would be about what the U.S. gives Pakistan every year, the political profit from which is […]

More Maoist than thou: Xi Jinping is in, Bo Xilai is out, but the CCP is still thoroughly corrupt

More Maoist than thou: Xi Jinping is in, Bo Xilai is out, but the CCP is still thoroughly corrupt

Special to WorldTribune.com By Willy Lam, East-Asia-Intel.com China’s supreme leader Xi Jinping marked his 60th birthday last weekend by launching a Mao-style “mass line political education” campaign in an apparent effort to raise the moral standards of the 83 million members of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). The official Xinhua news agency quoted Xi as […]

The sons also rise: Xi Jinping grooms more and more princelings for top slots

The sons also rise: Xi Jinping grooms more and more princelings for top slots

Special to WorldTribune.com By Willy Lam, East-Asia-Intel.com Given the apparent ease with which President Xi Jinping has consolidated his hold on power, it is perhaps not surprising that the princeling (a reference to the offspring of party elders) is actively nurturing the careers of younger members of the “red aristocracy.” In the past year, several […]

Not so superpowerful: Obama, Xi talk but the days of grand summits are past

Not so superpowerful: Obama, Xi talk but the days of grand summits are past

Sol W. Sanders   There was less than met the eye at the two-day summit of China’s Xi Jinping and President Barack Obama. Neither party was in a position to tackle the growing list plaguing the relationship between the superpower and the superpower-wannabe. That might or might not have been a product of their particular […]

Forgotten then and unreported now: The bloodletting inspired by ‘Maoism’

Forgotten then and unreported now: The bloodletting inspired by ‘Maoism’

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com NEW DELHI — The late “Great Leader” Kim Il-Sung no doubt drew upon the teachings of Mao Zedong when he formulated his philosophy of “juche” or self-reliance, but one word you never hear on visits to North Korea is “Maoism.” If North Korea recognizes Mao Zedong as an […]

Beijing’s divide-and-conquer ‘diplomacy’ splits alliances, public and private sectors

Beijing’s divide-and-conquer ‘diplomacy’ splits alliances, public and private sectors

Special to WorldTribune.com By Willy Lam, East-Asia-Intel.com The usually deferential official Chinese media has characterized Premier Li Keqiang performance during his just-completed four-nation visit as “Li-style diplomacy.” The last leg of Li’s first overseas trip as head of government – a mere two-day stopover in Berlin – has demonstrated the hard edge of enhanced hard-power […]

N. Korean paratroopers exercise near China to block defections; border villages demolished

N. Korean paratroopers exercise near China to block defections; border villages demolished

Special to WorldTribune.com By Lee Jong-Heon, East-Asia-Intel.com North Korean troops have demolished villages near the border with China and forcibly relocated residents to prevent defections that could threaten the Kim Jong-Un regime, sources in Seoul said. “North Korea has been tearing down villages along the Duman (Tumen) River and relocating villagers to places further from the border,” […]

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