Nightmares in Beijing as U.S. picks up pace of its pivot to Taiwan

Nightmares in Beijing as U.S. picks up pace of its pivot to Taiwan

Special to WorldTribune.com By Geostrategy-Direct Washington-Taipei interaction, the most taboo issue in U.S.-China relations for the past five decades, is now entering a new stage. The U.S. is breaking some of the most crucial norms of diplomacy and security by vigorously rekindling a strategic partnership with Taiwan, the island democracy that is under existential threat […]

China again sends aircraft carrier through Taiwan Strait

China again sends aircraft carrier through Taiwan Strait

by WorldTribune Staff, March 21, 2018 China dispatched its lone operational aircraft carrier to the Taiwan Strait, entering waters that are part of the island’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ), Taiwan’s defense minister said. Defense Minister Yen Teh-fa told Taiwan’s parliament that the Liaoning entered the narrow strait that separates China from Taiwan on March […]

Trump signs U.S.-Taiwan travel bill, in blow to increasingly bellicose China

Trump signs U.S.-Taiwan travel bill, in blow to increasingly bellicose China

by WorldTribune Staff, March 18, 2018 President Donald Trump on March 16 signed legislation which calls for the U.S. government to support expanded official visits to and from Taiwan “at all levels.” China voiced its displeasure with Trump’s signing of the Taiwan Travel Act, saying that it “severely violates the one-China principle, the political foundation […]

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. […]

Who’s who: Vote tally on UN resolution slamming U.S. on Jerusalem

Who’s who: Vote tally on UN resolution slamming U.S. on Jerusalem

Special to WorldTribune , December 21, 2017 Yes: 128 No: 9 Abstain: 35 Y  AFGHANISTAN Y  DOMINICA Y  LITHUANIA SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE Y  ALBANIA A  DOMINICAN REPUBLIC Y  LUXEMBOURG Y  SAUDI ARABIA Y  ALGERIA Y  ECUADOR Y  MADAGASCAR Y  SENEGAL Y  ANDORRA Y  EGYPT A  MALAWI Y  SERBIA Y  ANGOLA EL SALVADOR Y  MALAYSIA […]

Times have changed: A multilateral NATO-type alliance now makes more sense in Asia

Times have changed: A multilateral NATO-type alliance now makes more sense in Asia

Special to WorldTribune , December 6, 2017 By Miles Maochun Yu, Hoover Institution Last week marks the 63rd anniversary of the signing of the Mutual Defense Treaty between the United States of America and the Republic of China. The historic mutual defense treaty, signed on Dec. 2, 1954 in Washington, provided an ironclad guarantee to […]

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 […]

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 […]

Iraqi forces recapture ’70 percent’ of Tal Afar from ISIS militants

Iraqi forces recapture ’70 percent’ of Tal Afar from ISIS militants

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari says government forces have recaptured 70 percent of Tal Afar, a stronghold of Islami State (ISIS) militants in northwestern Iraq. “God willing, the remaining part will be liberated soon,” Jaafari said at a news conference in Baghdad on Aug. 26. Gen. […]

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