Economic powerhouse Taiwan has made ‘going green’ a national priority

Economic powerhouse Taiwan has made ‘going green’ a national priority

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler NEW YORK — Taiwan’s socio/economic success story is world renowned.  Yet an unfortunate byproduct of Taiwan’s rapid industrial development from the 1960’s through 1980’s involved considerable amounts of air and water pollution.  Taiwan’s next challenge strives to create a cleaner environment by widespread policies of going green. In […]

House Foreign Affairs chair: 12 top Chinese banks ‘ripe for sanctions’ over N. Korean WMD

House Foreign Affairs chair: 12 top Chinese banks ‘ripe for sanctions’ over N. Korean WMD

by WorldTribune Staff, September 17, 2017 The chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee has sent the Trump administration a list of a dozen large Chinese banks with alleged ties to North Korea that are “ripe for sanctions.” “We have not had the resolve to put these sanctions on those major institutions. It’s time to […]

Oil for N. Korea: China much angrier at THAAD than Pyongyang’s nukes

Oil for N. Korea: China much angrier at THAAD than Pyongyang’s nukes

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk President Moon Jae-In has to be a master of the art of compromise. He was all for the latest watered-down UN sanctions that cut down but don’t cut off the flow of oil from China and Russia to North Korea. The U.S. would far prefer to see all the […]

Trump blocks sale of U.S. tech firm to China

Trump blocks sale of U.S. tech firm to China

by WorldTribune Staff, September 14, 2017 U.S. President Donald Trump on Sept. 13 issued an order blocking the sale of a Portland, Oregon-based technology firm to China. Trump’s order stopped the proposed $1.3 billion sale of Lattice Semiconductor Corp. to Canyon Bridge Capital Partners, which the White House described as a “Chinese corporation owned by […]

Trump’s North Korea strategy: Peace through (allies’) strength

Trump’s North Korea strategy: Peace through (allies’) strength

Analysis by WorldTribune Staff, September 12, 2017 Since the mid-Twentieth Century, it has fallen to the United States of America to deal with apocalyptic and devastating crises around the world including the World Wars and the Cold War. The emergence on the world stage in 2017 of North Korea — a belligerent communist rogue state […]

Chinese billionaire who exposed CCP corruption on social media seeks asylum in U.S.

Chinese billionaire who exposed CCP corruption on social media seeks asylum in U.S.

by WorldTribune Staff, September 12, 2017 A Chinese billionaire who received death threats after exposing corruption in the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP’s) leadership has a “strong claim” for asylum in the United States, the businessman’s lawyer said. Guo Wengui, a Chinese real estate magnate now living in New York, announced the decision to seek political […]

China exercise near Korea preps defense against ‘surprise attack’

China exercise near Korea preps defense against ‘surprise attack’

by WorldTribune Staff, September 7, 2017 China’s air force on Sept. 5 carried out exercises to simulate its defense capabilities in case of a “surprise attack” coming over the sea, Chinese media reported. An anti-aircraft defense battalion held the exercises near the Bohai Sea, the innermost gulf of the Yellow Sea that separates China from […]

U.S. proposes ban on oil shipments to N. Korea, freeze on Kim Jong-Un’s assets

U.S. proposes ban on oil shipments to N. Korea, freeze on Kim Jong-Un’s assets

by WorldTribune Staff, September 8, 2017 The United States has circulated a proposal at the United Nations to stop oil shipments to North Korea and freeze the assets of Kim Jong-Un. The draft resolution, circulated to all 15 members of the UN Security Council, would also ban Pyongyang’s exports of textiles and prohibit employment of […]

Man of the hour in the North Korea crisis: Vladimir Putin?

Man of the hour in the North Korea crisis: Vladimir Putin?

Special to WorldTribune.com Analysis by GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin Sept. 6, 2017, began taking the initiative to control the “crisis” over North Korean strategic weapons, because Russia had more at stake in resolving the issue than perhaps any other nation-state. There was strong evidence that President Putin was working to […]

Nuke fallout: Trump knocks Seoul on ‘appeasement’, China to back North if U.S. strikes first

Nuke fallout: Trump knocks Seoul on ‘appeasement’, China to back North if U.S. strikes first

by WorldTribune Staff, September 3, 2017 In the wake of North Korea’s test of a 100-kiloton hydrogen bomb, U.S. President Donald Trump had harsh words for the Kim Jong-Un regime in Pyongyang, but also came down hard on South Korea for what he said was Seoul’s policy of “appeasement.” “South Korea is finding, as I […]

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