A strong Taiwan and U.S.-backed Asian democracies can counter China

A strong Taiwan and U.S.-backed Asian democracies can counter China

Special to WorldTribune.com By Parris H. Chang For decades Taiwan has enjoyed the widespread bipartisan support in the U.S. Congress, no matter what the stance of the executive branch. When President Jimmy Carter established diplomatic relations with the People’s Republic of China (PRC), de-recognized Taiwan’s Republic of China(ROC) or KMT regime, and terminated the U.S.-ROC […]

Will Vatican kowtow to Beijing on church freedoms?

Will Vatican kowtow to Beijing on church freedoms?

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler NEW YORK — Imagine an agency of the United States government directly choosing and appointing the Catholic Bishops of Washington D.C., St. Louis, Denver and Boston. In other American dioceses there’s close coordination between the fictional “American Religious Affairs Council” and the Vatican on choosing a particular prelate. […]

China deploys J-20 stealth fighter which closely resembles F-22

China deploys J-20 stealth fighter which closely resembles F-22

by WorldTribune Staff, February 19, 2018 China has confirmed it has deployed the first of its “fifth generation” J-20 stealth fighters. People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) spokesman Shen Jinke told the Xinhua News Agency that the J-20 is ready to “safeguard China’s sovereignty, security and territorial integrity” as part of frontline fighter squadrons. The […]

U.S. intel chiefs emphatic: Don’t buy Chinese phones

U.S. intel chiefs emphatic: Don’t buy Chinese phones

by WorldTribune Staff, February 15, 2018 The directors of the CIA, FBI and NSA are recommending that U.S. citizens avoid buying smartphones from China’s tech giants, who may be “maliciously” modifying the phones. The intelligence officials told the Senate Intelligence Committee that it was not a good idea for Americans to buy Huawei or ZTE […]

China’s ruling class reserves more screens for propaganda films to ‘guide thought’

China’s ruling class reserves more screens for propaganda films to ‘guide thought’

by WorldTribune Staff, February 14, 2018 China will devote 10 percent of its movie theaters to screen propaganda films which the ruling Communist Party says are intended to “guide thought and educate people,” a report said. The State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television (SAPPRFT) indicated the new “people’s theater front” will use […]

New photos show China’s fortifying islands it seized in South China Sea

New photos show China’s fortifying islands it seized in South China Sea

by WorldTribune Staff, February 7, 2018 China has transformed several islands in the South China Sea into military fortresses, aerial photos obtained by a newspaper in the Philippines show. The photos, taken from 1,500 meters up in the last six months of 2017, show China constructed runways, helipads and observation towers on seven reefs in […]

Hong Kong’s ‘Umbrella movement’ against Chinese Communist Party refuses to die

Hong Kong’s ‘Umbrella movement’ against Chinese Communist Party refuses to die

by WorldTribune Staff, February 6, 2018 Three leaders of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement vowed to continue their fight after their sentences were reversed by the Chinese-ruled city’s Court of Final Appeal on Feb. 6. In a unanimous decision, a panel of five judges cleared Joshua Wong, Nathan Law and Alex Chow. The three activists had […]

‘Free but fair trade’: NAFTA, China and the India success story

‘Free but fair trade’: NAFTA, China and the India success story

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Back in Ronald Reagan’s time, the underlining philosophical mantra of the extraordinary economic expansion was that “a rising tide lifts all boats.” Namely, as entrepreneurialism and enterprise were encouraged, the results would create the rising tide of progress. But later, in the early 1990’s slowdown, […]

Trump’s ‘new American moment’: Paving the way to a ‘bloody nose’ for North Korea?

Trump’s ‘new American moment’: Paving the way to a ‘bloody nose’ for North Korea?

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk SEOUL — Don’t count on the Winter Olympics as the moment for rapprochement on the Korean peninsula. That message came through loud and clear in President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address. “Our new American moment,” as Trump called this turbulent time in U.S. history, does not […]

Congressional probe finds opioids are being shipped from China through USPS

Congressional probe finds opioids are being shipped from China through USPS

by WorldTribune Staff, January 25, 2018 Addictive opioids can readily be ordered from China and shipped to America via the United States Postal Service (USPS), lawmakers say. The Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations said that its investigators found through Google searches “hundreds of pages offering to sell” opioids, including highly-addictive fentanyl. The committee’s chariman, Ohio […]

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