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Trump’s China policy: Will business as usual really protect U.S. interests?

GOP front-runner Donald Trump.  /Getty Images

Special to WorldTribune.com Donald Trump correctly asserted that President Barack Obama’s weakness has emboldened China, but the GOP front-runner has also hinted he will continue 1980s-era business-oriented approaches toward Beijing that have not worked, national security journalist Bill Gertz wrote. […]

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Poor sales in China prompts Icahn to dump Apple stock

Carl Icahn.  /Getty Images

Special to WorldTribune.com China’s economic downturn and government interference led billionaire investor Carl Icahn to dump his stake in Apple. “We no longer have a position with Apple,” Icahn told CNBC. Icahn came away with $2 billion after selling the […]

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The critical foreign policy issues Donald Trump’s foreign policy speech needed to tackle

Donald Trump at the National Press Club on April 27.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Sol W. Sanders Donald Trump’s much ballyhooed foreign policy speech was a minor disaster. Not only did Trump fail to set out a succinct foreign policy philosophy and agenda, but the speech itself [even with a […]

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Xi consolidates power, elevates 6th Generation Zhejiang protégés

China's Xi Jinping in east Zhejiang province, on May 25, 2015. / Xinhua

Special to WorldTribune.com By Willy Lam, EastAsiaIntel.com Despite reports about challenges to his power, President and Communist Party General Secretary Xi Jinping has quietly — and relentlessly — built up his personal faction centered upon cadres associated with the prosperous […]

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Obama strategy in South China Sea dismissed as ‘nothing but symbolic’

Sen. Bob Corker

Special to WorldTribune.com The Obama administration has no coherent policy on China’s pursuit for total control in the South China Sea,” a key U.S. senator said. “We’ve reached a point now where there’s no denying the fact that China has […]

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Report: U.S. challenged China, 12 other nations on navigation rights in 2015

The USS Lassen recently sailed near China's artificial island on Subi Reef in the disputed sea, US defense officials said.  /U.S. Navy/Declan Barnes

Special to WorldTribune.com The United States carried out “freedom of navigation” operations against China and 12 other countries last year, the Pentagon reported on April 25. China’s sovereignty claims and military buildup in the South China Sea were the main […]

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Report: China plans floating nuclear power plants for S. China Sea expansion

Chinese development at Hughes Reef in the Union Banks, located in the northern Spratly Islands.

Special to WorldTribune.com China is looking to build nuclear power platforms to “sail” to remote areas and provide a stable power supply for its ongoing military and construction activities in the South China Sea, a report said. China Shipbuilding Industry […]

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U.S. protests after Chinese military plane lands on S. China Sea island

The Chinese military aircraft transported the three sick civilian workers.  /China News Service

Special to WorldTribune.com The United States voiced its objection to China’s use of a military plane to land on a South China Sea man-made island in what Beijing claimed was a mission to evacuate three severely ill construction workers. “We’re […]

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China closely watching as Burma evolves from a socialist winter

Leader of National League for Democracy party (NLD) and Myanmar's new Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi, right shakes hands with visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, left in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, Tuesday, April 5, 2016. (AP Photo/Aung Shine Oo)

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — A new dawn has come to Burma. At long last the political pariah state, also known as Myanmar, has ushered in a new civilian government in which Nobel Peace Prize […]

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Panama Papers implicate relatives of Xi, other top China leaders

China’s new Politburo Standing Committee members (from L to R) Zhang Gaoli, Liu Yunshan, Zhang Dejiang, Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang, Yu Zhengsheng and Wang Qishan.  /Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com The Panama Papers have impacted officials at the top of China’s hierarchy which has spent the past year purging top rivals of President Xi Jinping on charges of corruption. At least three of the seven people on […]

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