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Washington’s growing China problem is becoming impossible to ignore

Photo taken from a military plane shows China's reclamation activity at Mischief Reef in the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea. Ritchie B. Tongo / AP

Special to WorldTribune.com By Sol W. Sanders The U.S.’ confrontation with an increasingly powerful and incipiently aggressive China is getting much more complicated. There is no question of its high priority among the U.S.’ foreign policy issues. But were you […]

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China deploys missile system to disputed S. China Sea island

Images of the Woody Island beach on Feb. 14, left, and Feb. 3.  /ImageSat International

Special to WorldTribune.com Satellite images show China has deployed the advanced HQ-9 surface-to-air missile system to a disputed island in the South China Sea. Taiwanese and U.S. officials confirmed that batteries of the HQ-9 surface-to-air missile launchers were set up […]

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Democratic Taiwan: More important than ever after failed U.S. ‘pivot to Asia’

Tsai Ing-wen.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Sol W. Sanders Largely ignored by the mainstream media, the Jan. 15 Taiwan elections have enormous implications not only for the Island’s 25 million people, but for China – and the U.S. Ironically, the election of […]

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Taiwan’s ‘strawberry generation’ rejects pro-China party

A supporter shouts as attend at DPP headquarters during Tsai Ing-wen's victory speech on January 16 in Taipei, Taiwan.  /Getty Images

Special to WorldTribune.com The landslide victory for Taiwan’s Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) over the pro-China Kuomintang, (Nationalist Party) in the Jan. 16 elections was driven by the nation’s youthful “strawberry generation.” It was a particularly satisfying victory for Taiwan’s youth […]

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2016: Light vs darkness, time to solve Syria, opportunity in Latin America, rising China threat


Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler NEW YORK — It’s time to consult the crystal snow globe for a look at both the likely and unexpected events which will shape the New Year. Serious strife both in the Middle […]

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Taiwan must stop traitorous president’s sellout to China

aiwan president Ma Ying-jeou and Chinese President Xi Jinping. / Justin Ong

Special to WorldTribune.com By Parris H. Chang Chairman Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) on Nov. 7 summoned President Ma Ying-jeou of the Republic of China (ROC) on Taiwan to a meeting in Singapore. The international media […]

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Exit of pro-China Obama officials may signal shift toward Taiwan as well

U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED)

Special to WorldTribune.com By Parris H. Chang At the recently-concluded U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED) in Washington, top U.S. officials sternly rebuked China’s behavior in cybertheft and demanded that China terminate its island-building spree in the South China Sea, […]

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Best of Lev, 2012: China demonstrating will to dominate as West loses the will to resist

A mass choir singing Mao-era communist songs in Chongqing, July 2011. / Chinafotopress / Getty Images

Lev Navrozov From Moscow, the capital of the slave country founded in 1917, I came to New York, to the 21st floor of a skyscraper. The owners of the slave country had created their radio and television and even their […]

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After its disastrous diplomacy with North Korea, why is U.S. pushing for an Iran deal?

Negotiators for the six-party talks on North Korea's nuclear crisis. From left, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Alexeyev, Director-General of the Japanese Foreign Ministry's Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau Kenichiro Sasae, Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Wu Dawei, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Christopher Hill, North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Kim Kye Gwan and South Korea's Deputy Foreign Minister Song Min-soon in Beijing on Sept. 13, 2005. / AP

Special to WorldTribune.com By Parris H. Chang Last month on May 20, the Defense Commission of North Korea (DPRK) claimed that the nation had built nuclear weapons small enough to be delivered by missiles. A statement carried by Pyongyang’s official […]

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Xi Jinping’s ‘historic handshake’ offer to Taiwan’s KMT leader could backfire


Special to WorldTribune.com By Willy Lam, EastAsiaIntel.com President Xi Jinping has invited Eric Chu, Chairman of Taiwan’s Kuomintang (KMT, or the Nationalists) Party for a “historic handshake” in Beijing early next month on May 4. This will be the second […]

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