First arrests in Hong Kong; UK offers path to citizenship; ‘U.S. will not stand idly by’

First arrests in Hong Kong; UK offers path to citizenship; ‘U.S. will not stand idly by’

by WorldTribune Staff, July 1, 2020 Hong Kong police on Wednesday made the first arrests for violations of the new national security law imposed on the formerly autonomous city by China’s communist government. Police said the arrests were for “unauthorized assemblies.” The law went into effect on Tuesday after it was signed by Chinese supreme […]

China’s ‘national security’ law ends free speech in Hong Kong

China’s ‘national security’ law ends free speech in Hong Kong

by WorldTribune Staff, June 30, 2020 The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) effectively ended free speech in Hong Kong as supreme leader Xi Jinping on Tuesday signed a decree enacting a new “national security” law. “Drafted and approved in an unusually swift and secretive process, the law empowers Beijing to bring into Hong Kong many of […]

Chinese seniors told to remove Christian images or lose their stipends

Chinese seniors told to remove Christian images or lose their stipends

by WorldTribune Staff, June 30, 2020 Elderly Christians in China are being forced by the communist government to choose between their faith and survival, a report said. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has warned the Christians that unless they renounce their faith they will lose the government subsidies they rely on to survive, Tang Zhe […]

Increased U.S. spy flights over South China Sea as PLA steps up invasion drills

Increased U.S. spy flights over South China Sea as PLA steps up invasion drills

by WorldTribune Staff, June 26, 2020 The United States Air Force has increased reconnaissance flights over the South China Sea amid China’s ongoing military drills which are reportedly simulating an invasion of Taiwan. Three U.S. aircraft — a P-8A Poseidon, an RC-135, and a C-17A Globemaster III — were observed heading toward the South China […]

Prosperous Germany caught in the middle amid growing U.S.-China rift

Prosperous Germany caught in the middle amid growing U.S.-China rift

by WorldTribune Staff, June 26, 2020 Germany appears reluctant to take sides amid increasing tensions between the United States and China. “Of all advanced economies outside Asia, Germany has the deepest economic ties in both camps and would have the most to lose from a Cold War between Washington and Beijing,” the Wall Street Journal […]

Dean Acheson’s fateful speech and the outbreak of the Korean War on June 25, 1950

Dean Acheson’s fateful speech and the outbreak of the Korean War on June 25, 1950

Special to WorldTribune.com by Miles Maochun Yu, Hoover Institution,, Originally published March 9, 2017 On Jan. 12 1950, Secretary of State Dean Acheson gave a well-crafted speech at the National Press Club, a speech which has lived in infamy since its delivery, still haunting the U.S. and its allies in the Asia and Pacific region […]

Forgotten conflict: The Korean War, 70 years on, in photos

Forgotten conflict: The Korean War, 70 years on, in photos

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty June 25, 2020 By Amos Chapple Photographs tell the story of a “forgotten war” that began 70 years ago and has never formally ended. At the close of World War II, the Korean Peninsula was occupied by Soviet troops in the north and U.S. forces in […]

Rand analysis: China understated its coronavirus infections by a factor of 40

Rand analysis: China understated its coronavirus infections by a factor of 40

by WorldTribune Staff, June 22, 2020 The Rand Corporation in a new report notes there is “strong evidence” that the Chinese communist government’s reporting of coronavirus cases in January of this year was “undercounted by a factor of nearly 40.” Rand said that “based on officially reported cases in China in January 2020, the odds […]

Do we really need pandemics to reduce emissions? China accounted for third of globe’s total

Do we really need pandemics to reduce emissions? China accounted for third of globe’s total

by WorldTribune Staff, June 22, 2020 Emissions are likely to decrease in 2020 due to the coronavirus, but the world would need many more pandemics to offset China’s voracious appetite for coal, analysts say. BP’s chief executive Bernard Looney wrote in a LinkedIn post that in order to get to net zero emissions by 2050, […]

Invading Taiwan: China constantly takes the measure of U.S. resolve

Invading Taiwan: China constantly takes the measure of U.S. resolve

by WorldTribune Staff, June 18, 2020 In April and May, as the world was dealing with the coronavirus pandemic which China was responsible for spreading worldwide, the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) was practicing blockade operations around Taiwan, with aircraft carriers and destroyers of the PLA Navy cooperating with anti-ship-missile-carrying H-6K bombers, about 100 of which […]

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