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Throwing a Christmas bone to Communist tyrannies: 1978 and 2014

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Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — One of the last legacies of the Cold War has ended with Washington reestablishing diplomatic ties with Cuba after a fifty-three year break in relations. Yet another enduring legacy of […]

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Generals threaten outspoken Chinese scholar at forum on Hong Kong crisis

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Willy Lam, EastAsiaIntel.com [Willy Lam is traveling.] A Chinese professor enraged three Chinese senior officers at an official newspaper’s end-of-year panel by suggesting Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protest was genuine. On Dec. 16, the communist newspaper the […]

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Beijing spins Taiwan’s election results which were disastrous for pro-China KMT

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Willy Lam, EastAsiaIntel.com [Willy Lam is traveling.] The Chinese state media launched a major propaganda campaign to explain the landslide defeat of the ruling KMT party in the recent Taiwan election. The outcome had nothing to […]

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U.S. district attorney indicts Iranians, Chinese national in deal to advance ‘frozen’ nuclear program

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The United States, in wake of failed negotiations, has disclosed that Iran procured American components for the production of weapons-grade uranium. Federal prosecutors have released details of Iran’s acquisition of pressure transducers from the United […]

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Ugly Chinese syndrome looms large as Xi Jinping launches series of global initiatives

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Willy Lam, EastAsiaIntel.com The year 2014 will go down in Chinese history for the way in which the Chinese Communist Party leadership throws it weight around the world in an effort to reshape the global order. […]

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Xi lifts censorship for global Internet conference, then makes case for tightened controls

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Willy Lam, EastAsiaIntel.com The Beijing leadership has signaled tighter control over the Internet on the occasion of the First World Internet Conference, whose ostensible goal is to promote inter-connectivity between China and the world via the […]

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UN committee resolution could refer North Korea rulers to International Criminal Court

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Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — It’s one of the tougher warnings the world community has sent to the neo-Stalinist regime in North Korea; a detailed condemnation of widespread human rights abuses in the reclusive communist […]

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Xi Jinping tells whole world Beijing will soon crush Hong Kong protests

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Willy Lam, EastAsiaIntel.com President Xi Jinping has taken advantage of the global attention that has been focused on Beijing during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) conference to vow that the Occupy Central Movement in Hong Kong […]

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Hard Drive: The U.S. government’s shrinking commitment to protect its own citizens

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Special to WorldTribune.com Conclusion: [See three excerpts from the new book, Hard Drive. Click here for Part I, Part II, Part III] By Dr. Christina Villegas As we have commemorate this week the sacrifices our veterans have made to defend […]

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Economic disputes bedeviling China-U.S. ties seen as focus of APEC mini-summit

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Willy Lam, EastAsiaIntel.com China-American relations, which have the past decade been characterized by “cold politics and hot economics,” could take a serious drubbing at the on-going Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings in Beijing. While geopolitical contention […]

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