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Stormy weather in the South China Sea: Manila, Washington, Seoul weigh the options

Korean T50s.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com MANILA ― War clouds hang over the South China Sea. The question is whether they’ll burst into a storm or simply cast a menacing shadow and eventually blow away. The outlook for clear […]

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China court rules against Michael Jordan in shoe counterfeit lawsuit

A Qiaodan brand shoe is seen in a store in Beijing.  /AFP Photo/Greg Baker

Special to WorldTribune.com Basketball legend Michael Jordan’s trademark violation lawsuit against a Chinese company using a similar name and logo to his Nike-produced brand was dismissed by a court in Beijing. Jordan was seeking to have the trademark of Qiaodan […]

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What’s going on with the unstable economy over in no longer ‘peaceful rising China’?

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Special to WorldTribune.com Sol W. Sanders There is universal agreement that China is increasingly the No. 1 U.S. policy concern. But perhaps never in the history of modern Sinology has there been such difference of opinion about what is happening […]

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China, Russia to build 2 new nuclear reactors each in Iran

Ali Akbar Salehi

Special to WorldTribune.com The head of Iran’s nuclear energy agency said China will likely build two new nuclear power plants in Iran and that construction on two additional plants by Russia is set to start this year. “We are in […]

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Downfall of the ayatollahs: Strategic hope for the future, Persia-centric Middle East

Iran protester in Teheran on June 13, 2009. / Olivier Laban-Mattei / AFP

Special to WorldTribune.com By Gregory R. Copley, and Dr. Assad Homayoun GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs I’ve reached the end of this great history And all the land will talk of me: I shall not die, these seeds I’ve sown will […]

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Japan’s lower house shocks China, passes landmark legislation allowing its troops to fight abroad

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and LDP allies in Japan's lower house of parliament applaud after the passing of two bills allowing Japanese troops to be deployed abroad.

Special to WorldTribune.com China issued a warning to Japan after parliament in Tokyo passed two landmark bills allowing Japanese troops to fight abroad for the first time since World War II, 70 years ago. China plans to mark the end […]

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Exit of pro-China Obama officials may signal shift toward Taiwan as well

U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED)

Special to WorldTribune.com By Parris H. Chang At the recently-concluded U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED) in Washington, top U.S. officials sternly rebuked China’s behavior in cybertheft and demanded that China terminate its island-building spree in the South China Sea, […]

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China’s premier goes shopping in Paris

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Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler PARIS — China’s Premier Li Keqiang descended upon Paris for a shopping spree; signing contracts and making deals which will energize the still anemic French economy. The French put on the Ritz as […]

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China’s new security law targets all cyber threats, foreign and domestic

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Willy Lam, EastAsiaIntel.com The Xi Jinping administration has rolled out a National Security Law which exposes its paranoia about threats to political stability on the one hand, and Beijing’s overarching ambitions about achieving superpower status, on […]

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New Pentagon strategy greets growing ‘global disorder’ with a shrug

ISIL mortar attack in Hasakeh on June 28.  The Pentagon's new National Military Strategy notes that such non-traditional threats are on the rise. / Delil Souleiman / AFP

Special to WorldTribune.com by Dr. Jack Caravelli, Geostrategy-Direct The July 5 release of the Department of Defense’s “National Military Strategy of the United States” emphasizes what Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey describes as a global security environment […]

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