All is not well in China, but CCP media unleash glowing info-offensive

All is not well in China, but CCP media unleash glowing info-offensive

Special to WorldTribune.com By Willy Lam, ‘Inside China’, Geostrategy-Direct.com Propaganda specialists surrounding President Xi Jinping are working overtime to burnish his reputation as a close-to-the-people savior who can best acquit himself of Chairman Mao’s “serve the people” credo. Xinhua News Agency over the weekend released a long dispatch on “the basic reform orientations” of Xi […]

Japan scrambles jets as China flies near disputed islands

Japan scrambles jets as China flies near disputed islands

by WorldTribune Staff, September 26, 2016 Japan scrambled fighter jets on Sept. 25 after eight Chinese planes flew back and forth over waters near disputed islands in the East China Sea. The Chinese planes flew over waters between Okinawa’s main island and Miyako-jima island near Taiwan, Japan’s Defense Ministry said in a statement. Two of […]

Did Barack Obama torpedo his own ‘Asia pivot’ strategy at G20?

Did Barack Obama torpedo his own ‘Asia pivot’ strategy at G20?

Special to WorldTribune.com GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs Can the United States recover its position in East Asia and the Indo-Pacific, or has the tide turned, isolating Washington’s support base in the region? Growing evidence now points to the reality that the last major summit attendance of U.S. President Barack Obama — the G20 Leaders’ Summit […]

Shin Godzilla levels much of Tokyo as blockbuster with HD special effects comes to U.S.

Shin Godzilla levels much of Tokyo as blockbuster with HD special effects comes to U.S.

by WorldTribune Staff, September 12, 2016 Godzilla has engaged in epic battles with the likes of Mothra, King Kong and Mechagodzilla. But the legendary lizard’s toughest fight to date may be against Japan’s technocrats. Shin Godzilla, the latest in the long-running film franchise, pits Godzilla against a cast of over 300 actors, many portraying government […]

China said likely to have provided North Korea with submarine missile

China said likely to have provided North Korea with submarine missile

Special to WorldTribune.com By Geostrategy-Direct.com A submarine-launched missile that was successfully test-fired by North Korea last week likely was provided to the Kim Jong-Un regime by China, a U.S. analyst said. Bruce Bechtol, a North Korea analyst at Angelo State University in Texas, said the North’s SLBM, known as KN-11, looks like a “carbon copy” […]

North Korea curses the world yet again and with more venom than ever

North Korea curses the world yet again and with more venom than ever

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk You have to credit the North Koreans with chutzpah ― the Yiddish word for “nerve,” brazen arrogance or insolence, all in untranslatable exclamation. The leaders of the world’s 20 strongest, most powerful nations were gathered in a solemn conclave in China, and in Pyongyang North Korea’s Supreme Leader did […]

Obama levels USA in Laos: ‘Lazy’ Americans think they’re too ‘big’ to know other people

Obama levels USA in Laos: ‘Lazy’ Americans think they’re too ‘big’ to know other people

by WorldTribune Staff, September 8, 2016 Americans are lazy. Too lazy to get to know the people of other cultures. Too lazy, even, to do their own recycling. U.S. President Barack Obama called Americans “lazy” multiple times during his visit to Laos this week. “The United States is and can be a great force for […]

Report: Sec. of State Clinton blinked, turned over high-level defector to China

Report: Sec. of State Clinton blinked, turned over high-level defector to China

by WorldTribune Staff, September 6, 2016 Secretary of State Hillary Clinton squandered an opportunity for the U.S. to gain a treasure trove of intelligence on China when she turned a high-level Chinese defector over to Beijing, a report said. In 2012, Clinton turned away Wang Lijun, a police chief and close aide to an up […]

North Korea marks G20 summit by firing three missiles toward Japan

North Korea marks G20 summit by firing three missiles toward Japan

by WorldTribune Staff, September 5, 2016 North Korea decided to make its mark on the G20 Summit by firing three medium-range missiles into Japan’s air defense identification zone on Sept. 5. Pyongyang’s move led to a rare face-t0-face meeting between Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean President Park Geun-Hye, who met on the […]

‘Straight-up snub’: China rolled out red carpets for other G20 leaders, but not Obama

‘Straight-up snub’: China rolled out red carpets for other G20 leaders, but not Obama

by WorldTribune Staff, September 4, 2016 China’s lack of a “red carpet” welcome to U.S. President Barack Obama when he arrived for the G20 summit was seen by some as a “deliberate snub.” While other leaders arriving in the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou got the full diplomatic red carpet treatment, Obama used a smaller, […]

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