Trump to Xi: U.S. trade deficit with China ‘not sustainable’

Trump to Xi: U.S. trade deficit with China ‘not sustainable’

by WorldTribune Staff, January 17, 2018 The Commerce Department reported in November that the U.S. trade deficit with China has ballooned to $33.5 billion. In a phone conversation with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Jan. 15, U.S. President Donald Trump said the deficit “is not sustainable.” “President Trump expressed disappointment that the United States’ trade […]

New web site invites Chinese to inform on those who disrespect CCP or the military

New web site invites Chinese to inform on those who disrespect CCP or the military

by WorldTribune Staff, December 29, 2017 China is set to unveil a website that allows citizens to tip off authorities to anyone who criticizes Chinese Communist Party (CCP) leadership or smears the People’s Liberation Army (PLA). The website will be launched on Jan. 1 by the Central Military Commission (CMC), which is chaired by President […]

China’s Xi Jinping moves national police under PLA control

China’s Xi Jinping moves national police under PLA control

by WorldTribune Staff, December 28, 2017 The ruling Chinese Communist Party is consolidating its centralized power over China by transferring control of the 1.5 million-strong paramilitary police force under the People’s Liberation Army (PLA). The People’s Armed Police will be under the direct control of the Central Military Commission (CMC), a body headed by President […]

Strategic comeback in the Pacific: Trump’s game plan comes into focus

Strategic comeback in the Pacific: Trump’s game plan comes into focus

Special to WorldTribune.com Analysis by Gregory R. Copley, Editor, GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs The initial fruits of U.S. President Donald Trump’s 13-day, five-nation Asian tour in November 2017 were beginning to become apparent within a month. Mr. Trump’s consistently hostile media reception continued with the tour, indicating that nothing substantive had resulted from the visit […]

Straight-talking Amb. Haley heads U.S.-led international response to North Korea crisis

Straight-talking Amb. Haley heads U.S.-led international response to North Korea crisis

by WorldTribune Staff, December 12, 2017 Diplomats have taken a back seat to tough generals in the Trump administration on geopolitics and foreign policy. But straight-talking Amb. to the UN Nikki Haley has emerged as an effective U.S. voice in marshaling an international response to the ultimate nightmare: rogue state nuclear terrorism. North Korean leader […]

Shadow president alert: Obama is off on his own Asia tour

Shadow president alert: Obama is off on his own Asia tour

by WorldTribune Staff, November 29, 2017 Two weeks after his successor’s 12-day tour of Asia, former President Barack Obama on Nov. 28 embarked on his own trip which includes plans to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The trip “is probably not a coincidence” for the “shadow president,” Emily […]

Xi makes China’s public toilets a number one – or two – priority

Xi makes China’s public toilets a number one – or two – priority

by WorldTribune Staff, November 28, 2017 Chinese President Xi Jinping has vowed to stand and deliver when it comes to fixing the sorry state of public toilets in his country. “Toilet issues are not petty matters but an important aspect of improving infrastructure in urban and rural areas,” Xi was quoted as saying. Xi even […]

One week after Trump summit, China’s Xi Jinping sends envoy to N. Korea

One week after Trump summit, China’s Xi Jinping sends envoy to N. Korea

by WorldTribune Staff, November 15, 2017 Chinese President Xi Jinping this week plans to dispatch an envoy to North Korea amid frayed relations between the communist allies. Song Tao, the head of the international department at the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), will visit Pyongyang on Nov. 17, one week after […]

‘Donald the Strong’: Average Chinese take a liking to Trump

‘Donald the Strong’: Average Chinese take a liking to Trump

by WorldTribune Staff, November 13, 2017 U.S. President Donald Trump’s straight-talking political style and deal-making ability have won him a legion of new admirers in China. His Chinese fans refer to him as “Uncle Trump,” “Grand Commander” and “Donald the Strong.” After Trump’s visit to the Forbidden City last week with President Xi Jinping, one […]

In blow to U.S. alliance, South Korea’s foreign minister assures China on THAAD, Japan ties

In blow to U.S. alliance, South Korea’s foreign minister assures China on THAAD, Japan ties

by WorldTribune Staff, November 10, 2017 South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-Wha, in a bow to China, has said Seoul will not seek any more deployments of the U.S. THAAD missile defense system. Kang also assured that the South will not join the U.S. missile defense networks nor seek a trilateral alliance involving Japan, Yonhap […]

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