China’s vice premier hails ‘unstoppable momentum’ of globalization

China’s vice premier hails ‘unstoppable momentum’ of globalization

by WorldTribune Staff, March 26, 2017 Globalization will continue to move forward, but nations still must respect one another’s “core interests,” the leader responsible for overseeing China’s economic policy said on March 25. “The river of globalization and free trade will always move forward with unstoppable momentum to the vast ocean of the global economy,” […]

Cognitive dissonance in Seoul over the waving of American flags

Cognitive dissonance in Seoul over the waving of American flags

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk The sight of the American Stars and Stripes among the Taegukgi held high by loyalists to Park Geun-Hye is a reminder of the historical depth of ties among mostly aging Koreans to the country that rescued the South from annihilation by North Korea and China in the Korean War. […]

Angered by media bias, older Koreans emerge as new, pro-U.S. political force

Angered by media bias, older Koreans emerge as new, pro-U.S. political force

by WorldTribune Staff, March 23, 2017 Impeached President Park Geun-Hye was a victim of “mob justice” fueled by an antagonistic liberal media in South Korea, Park’s supporters say. “Socrates was put to death, and Jesus crucified, in mob trials,” one of Park’s lawyer, Seo Seok-Gu, told the Constitutional Court, denouncing the National Assembly’s vote to […]

Was Kim Jong-Un behind last year’s biggest bank heist ever?

Was Kim Jong-Un behind last year’s biggest bank heist ever?

by WorldTribune Staff, March 23, 2017 The FBI suspects North Korea, assisted by Chinese middlemen, stole $81 million last year from the Bangladesh central bank’s account at the Federal Reserve in New York. U.S. federal prosecutors are reportedly building a case implicating Kim Jong-Un’s government in what may be one of the largest bank heists […]

Poised for war: Tensions mount North and South of Korea’s DMZ

Poised for war: Tensions mount North and South of Korea’s DMZ

by WorldTribune Staff, March 22, 2017 A massive U.S. show of force and South Korea’s deployment of the THAAD missile defense system in response to a perpetually belligerent North Korea are raising tensions – and preparations for war – on the Korean Peninsula. The arrival of a U.S. aircraft carrier strike group is reportedly part […]

Amid China-backed turbulence, Japan and Russia hold talks in Tokyo

Amid China-backed turbulence, Japan and Russia hold talks in Tokyo

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Japan and Russia have pledged closer economic and security cooperation in so-called “two-plus-two” talks as they look to end a decades-long dispute over a small chain of islands. The one-day meeting of foreign and defense ministers in Tokyo on March 20 was the first of its […]

Who blinked? Tough talk on Asia tour earns Tillerson warm reception in Beijing

Who blinked? Tough talk on Asia tour earns Tillerson warm reception in Beijing

by WorldTribune Staff, March 19, 2017 A trip to Asia that began with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson bluntly warning that the U.S. policy of “strategic patience” with the rogue regime and Chinese strategic ally in North Korea is no more, ended with Chinese President Xi Jinping hailing a “new era for constructive development.” […]

North Korea claims successful test of high-thrust rocket engine amid Tillerson Asia tour

North Korea claims successful test of high-thrust rocket engine amid Tillerson Asia tour

by WorldTribune Staff, March 19, 2017 North Korea’s state-run news agency reported that Pyongyang has successfully tested a “new type” of high-thrust rocket engine seen as a step closer to the realization of Kim Jong-Un’s vow to launch an ICBM this year. The reported test came one day after U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson […]

Tillerson in Seoul: U.S. has lost ‘strategic patience’ with Pyongyang

Tillerson in Seoul: U.S. has lost ‘strategic patience’ with Pyongyang

by WorldTribune Staff, March 17, 2017 “All options are on the table” in dealing with North Korea’s continued provocations, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said during a visit to South Korea on March 17. “Let me be very clear: the policy of strategic patience has ended. We are exploring a new range of diplomatic, […]

Han chauvinism explains China’s fury at South Korea over deployment of U.S. anti-missile system

Han chauvinism explains China’s fury at South Korea over deployment of U.S. anti-missile system

Special to WorldTribune.com by Miles Maochun Yu, Hoover Institution China is mad — really mad — at South Korea. Well-known Chinese defense and military figures are advocating direct military strikes against South Korea; state-controlled media are fanning anti-Seoul hysteria; mobs across the country are smashing South Korean-made goods and merchandise; K-pop concerts and other South […]

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