Should I stay or should I go? Chinese millionaires are opting out from the People’s Paradise

Should I stay or should I go? Chinese millionaires are opting out from the People’s Paradise

by WorldTribune Staff, July 6, 2018 More than a third of China’s millionaires are itching to bolt from the communist People’s Paradise, a new survey found. And most of the rich who are weighing their options prefer the USA, according to a joint survey by China-based Hurun Research Institute and the immigration advisory firm Visas […]

China imprisons North Carolina missionary working with ethnic group in Burma

China imprisons North Carolina missionary working with ethnic group in Burma

by WorldTribune Staff, July 3, 2018 A group of U.S. lawmakers are calling on China to release a Christian minister from North Carolina who has been sentenced to seven years in prison in China for allegedly organizing illegal border crossings into Burma. Pastor John Cao, who is of Chinese origin, built 16 schools that serve […]

UN rights specialist in Seoul to explore N. Korea opening

UN rights specialist in Seoul to explore N. Korea opening

by WorldTribune Staff, June 28, 2018 The UN’s special rapporteur on human rights will travel to South Korea next week in an effort to engage in talks on human rights in the North. Tomas Ojea Quintana, who will begin an eight-day visit on July 2, also called for the issue of human rights in North […]

Australia foreign interference law seen aimed at curbing ‘Chinese influence’

Australia foreign interference law seen aimed at curbing ‘Chinese influence’

by WorldTribune Staff, June 28, 2018 Australia on June 28 passed legislation aimed at preventing interference by foreign governments in Canberra’s affairs. The new law, which mirrors similar rules in the United States, will require lobbyists for foreign countries to register, and makes them liable for criminal prosecution if they are deemed to be meddling […]

In North Korean souvenir shops, a shift from ‘anti-Americanism to boosting the economy’

In North Korean souvenir shops, a shift from ‘anti-Americanism to boosting the economy’

by WorldTribune Staff, June 27, 2018 Anti-American souvenirs are being pulled from store shelves in North Korea, according to Western companies that offer guided tours of the reclusive country. Stamps, postcards and other U.S.-bashing items, which have been perennial bestsellers, have been disappearing from shops from the DMZ to Pyongyang. “They’re always very popular, not […]

N. Korea ‘faithfully implementing’ summit agreement, demands South scrap human rights act

N. Korea ‘faithfully implementing’ summit agreement, demands South scrap human rights act

by WorldTribune Staff, June 24, 2018 The Kim Jong-Un regime vowed to implement the Singapore summit agreement as it prepared to repatriate the remains of American troops killed during the Korean War in 1950-53, the North Korean state media claimed. The same official media also demanded that its brother nation to the South, a staunch […]

Korea rush? China hustles to jump-start North’s stalled economy

Korea rush? China hustles to jump-start North’s stalled economy

by WorldTribune Staff, June 22, 2018 Hundreds of Chinese companies are flocking to North Korea as sanctions show signs of loosening amid Kim Jong-Un’s pledge of denuclearization. Beijing may be looking to counter the initiative taken by the U.S. at the historic Singapore summit, during which President Donald Trump presented Kim with a vision and […]

China opens new air routes, tourism to North Korea after Kim Jong-Un visit

China opens new air routes, tourism to North Korea after Kim Jong-Un visit

by WorldTribune Staff, June 21, 2018 China is loosening sanctions on North Korea after Kim Jong-Un’s most recent visit to Beijing, a report said. Signs of China’s easing of sanctions on the North are already noticeable in the fields of aviation and tourism, Yonhap said in a June 21 report. Kim’s visit to Beijing earlier […]

Skeptical minds want to know: What next with North Korean denuclearization?

Skeptical minds want to know: What next with North Korean denuclearization?

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk The most obvious lesson of the Singapore summit is that “complete denuclearization” is mission impossible. The North Koreans since then haven’t used the “n” word ― “n” for nuclear ― while talking in generalities about the need to respect everyone’s “sovereignty” along with the statement signed by President Donald […]

Tang Dynasty Emperor Taizong, U.S. President Donald Trump and the Korean peninsula

Tang Dynasty Emperor Taizong, U.S. President Donald Trump and the Korean peninsula

Special to WorldTribune By Miles Maochun Yu, Hoover Institution In the ancient Chinese military strategy classic, Questions and Replies between Tang Taizong and Li Weigong, the great Tang Dynasty Emperor Taizong of the 7th century famously ruminated that, “In war, we prefer the position of the host to that of the guest.” In essence, Emperor […]