Congressman: China exploiting hacked data from 23 million federal employees

Congressman: China exploiting hacked data from 23 million federal employees

by WorldTribune Staff, April 14, 2019 In 2014, Chinese hackers obtained the personnel records of 23 million U.S. federal workers in cyberattacks on the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). The Chinese government of supreme leader Xi Jinping is gleaning valuable information from the stolen records, said Rep. Chris Stewart, Utah Republican and member of the […]

China reportedly offers cash bonuses to informants on underground churches

China reportedly offers cash bonuses to informants on underground churches

by WorldTribune Staff, April 9, 2019 In its effort to bring all religious groups under Communist Party control, the Chinese government is offering cash rewards to citizens who inform on underground churches. China has up to 40 million “official” Christians, but membership in underground churches is believed to far exceed that number, The Christian Institute […]

Hong Kong judge rules against ‘umbrella protest’ leaders: ‘Civil disobedience is not a defense’

Hong Kong judge rules against ‘umbrella protest’ leaders: ‘Civil disobedience is not a defense’

by WorldTribune Staff, April 9, 2019 A group of activists who protested what they said was the Chinese government’s attack on Hong Kong’s autonomy were found guilty on April 9 of public nuisance crimes for organizing pro-democracy rallies. Those convicted included three activists seen as leaders of the pro-democracy “Umbrella Movement”, sociology professor Chan Kin-man, […]

Chinese J-11 fighters cross Taiwan’s ‘mid-line’; Bolton warns

Chinese J-11 fighters cross Taiwan’s ‘mid-line’; Bolton warns

Special to WorldTribune.com By Richard Fisher, Geostrategy-Direct For the first time since 2011, two Chinese People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) Shenyang J-11 fighters crossed the Mid-Line of the Taiwan Strait near the Penghu Islands on March 31, 2019. The incursion prompted Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen on April 1 to state on her Facebook page […]

Joe Biden’s additional problems: Ukraine, China and his son

Joe Biden’s additional problems: Ukraine, China and his son

by WorldTribune Staff, April 3, 2019 While what is being called his inappropriate behavior toward women and young girls is dominating the headlines, Joe Biden also faces major corruption issues involving China, Ukraine and his son Hunter, analysts say. Peter Schweizer, Government Accountability Institute president and author of bestselling book “Clinton Cash”, details in his […]

F-16 sale to Taiwan would be Trump administration’s latest blow to China

F-16 sale to Taiwan would be Trump administration’s latest blow to China

by WorldTribune Staff, April 1, 2019 The Trump administration has hinted it may soon sell 60 F-16s to Taiwan in what observers say would be a “huge shock” to China. Selling the F-16s to Taiwan, which has sought the jets for more than a decade, would add to several other moves the U.S. has made […]

China salutes Kazakhstan’s ‘support’ for internment camps confining 1 million Muslims, including Kazakhs

China salutes Kazakhstan’s ‘support’ for internment camps confining 1 million Muslims, including Kazakhs

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty China has thanked Kazakhstan for supporting its crackdown on the restive far-west region of Xinjiang, where Beijing is accused of rights abuses against indigenous ethnic groups, including Kazakhs. China has been under criticism for operating internment camps for Uyghurs, Kazakhs, and other mostly Muslim groups in […]

China scores first ‘Silk Road’ beachhead in the Mediterranan as Xi tours Europe

China scores first ‘Silk Road’ beachhead in the Mediterranan as Xi tours Europe

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Beijing’s ambitious “Belt and Road” infrastructural initiative has scored its first significant beachhead in the Mediterranean, as Italy has signed on to the expansive Chinese globe-spanning project. China’s President Xi Jinping was feted in Rome with a grandiosity fit for an visiting Emperor as the […]

Photos put China’s ‘galloping military buildup’ on vivid display

Photos put China’s ‘galloping military buildup’ on vivid display

Special to WorldTribune.com By Richard Fisher, Geostrategy-Direct China’s military spending for 2019 will increase by 7.5 percent to about $177.61 billion, as revealed on March 3, 2019 by an official at Chinese Communist Party’s annual National People’s Consultative Congress. This figure, while lower than the 8.1 percent for 2018, is greater than the announced 6 […]

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