Nightmares in Beijing as U.S. picks up pace of its pivot to Taiwan

Nightmares in Beijing as U.S. picks up pace of its pivot to Taiwan

Special to WorldTribune.com By Geostrategy-Direct Washington-Taipei interaction, the most taboo issue in U.S.-China relations for the past five decades, is now entering a new stage. The U.S. is breaking some of the most crucial norms of diplomacy and security by vigorously rekindling a strategic partnership with Taiwan, the island democracy that is under existential threat […]

Movie-making in China officially comes under CCP control

Movie-making in China officially comes under CCP control

by WorldTribune Staff, April 17, 2018 The Communist Party of China (CPC) continues to clamp down on free artistic expression as all regulation of movie production is now under the party’s control, according to a state media report. Moviemaking will now be regulated by the CPC’s “Publicity Department,” according to state-run media outlet Xinhua, which […]

Comey’s mafia allegation compared to Freeh’s testimony on Chinagate’s ‘disappearing witnesses’

Comey’s mafia allegation compared to Freeh’s testimony on Chinagate’s ‘disappearing witnesses’

by WorldTribune Staff, April 15, 2018 Former FBI Director James Comey in his book “A Higher Loyalty” compares President Donald Trump’s effort to secure loyalty from his staff during the presidential transition period to the actions of a mob boss. Comey also boasts he is the first official to make such a comparison. That would […]

China seeks ‘new chapter’ with resource-rich Zimbabwe: Different leader, same access

China seeks ‘new chapter’ with resource-rich Zimbabwe: Different leader, same access

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — The setting was all about renewing an old friendship between a political pariah and the People’s Republic of China, its longtime patron. So in his first state visit outside of the African continent, Zimbabwe’s new president Emmerson Mnangagwa visited China to reaffirm and re-enforce the […]

Sperm donors at elite Beijing hospital must have ‘sound ideological qualities’

Sperm donors at elite Beijing hospital must have ‘sound ideological qualities’

by WorldTribune Staff, April 8, 2018 The Chinese Communist Party made news recently by issuing “social credit” scores based on ideologically correct behavior by Chinese citizens whether party members or not. But the social engineers in Beijing are far from achieving Marxist-Leninist nirvana. Men between the ages of 20 to 45 who wish to donate […]

Unholy Bible: Beijing demands a rewrite of the scriptures

Unholy Bible: Beijing demands a rewrite of the scriptures

by WorldTribune Staff, April 6, 2018 China has removed the Bible and other Christian books from online bookstores as part of what observers say is President Xi Jinping’s demand that all religions in the country be “Sinicized.” To be “Sinicized,” the Bible would have to be rendered compatible with the beliefs and programs of the […]

Why the blind spot for China by the American intelligentsia?

Why the blind spot for China by the American intelligentsia?

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk China remains the darling of western, particularly American, intellectuals and academicians even though under President Xi Jinping it’s reverting to the dictatorial habits of the era of Mao Zedung. The system is not only incredibly corrupt but also authoritarian. We hear constantly about suppression of free speech, of the […]

Kudlow on trade war fears: Blame China, ‘Trump is first president to fight back’

Kudlow on trade war fears: Blame China, ‘Trump is first president to fight back’

by WorldTribune Staff, April 5, 2018 The U.S. finally has a president who is standing up to China, which “is not playing by the rules” on trade, newly-appointed National Economic Director Larry Kudlow said. “Blame China, not President Trump,” Kudlow said on April 3. “Because they’ve been going on for many years. Trump is really […]

1,300 products on new tariffs list target unfair Chinese intellectual property practices

1,300 products on new tariffs list target  unfair Chinese intellectual property practices

by WorldTribune Staff, April 4, 2018 In a second wave of tariffs, the Trump administration on April 3 released a list of 1,300 Chinese products that will be hit by 25 percent import taxes. The list includes Chinese-made communication satellite parts, flat screen televisions, semiconductors and industrial machinery, bakery ovens and rocket launchers. The White […]

N. Korean foreign minister on trip to Beijing, Moscow following Kim trip

N. Korean foreign minister on trip to Beijing, Moscow following Kim trip

by WorldTribune Staff, April 3, 2018 North Korea’s foreign minister met with his Chinese counterpart in Beijing on April 3 and plans to travel to Russia later this week, news reports from Seoul said. News of the proposed talks as early as next month between Kim Jong-Un and Donald Trump came as a shock in […]

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