One hundred more home church Christians arrested by China over the weekend

One hundred more home church Christians arrested by China over the weekend

by WorldTribune Staff, December 10, 2018 Chinese authorities on Dec. 9 arrested 100 members of an underground Christian church in Sichuan province. In coordinated raids in districts of the provincial capital of Chengdu, police targeted members of the unofficial Early Rain Covenant Church. In February, China’s Religious Affairs Regulation was amended to give officials more […]

China sees red over arrest of Huawei chief

China sees red over arrest of Huawei chief

by WorldTribune Staff, December 9, 2018 China’s Foreign Ministry has summoned U.S. Ambassador Terry Branstad in response to the arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou and vowed to take “further action” if needed. Meng was arrested in Vancouver on Dec. 1 on the orders of U.S. authorities for allegedly violating American sanctions on selling technology […]

U.S. Navy checks China, establishes new norm for Taiwan Strait

U.S. Navy checks China, establishes new norm for Taiwan Strait

Special to WorldTribune.com By Geostrategy-Direct There is no more volatile and sensitive an issue for Beijing than the U.S. military presence in the Taiwan Strait which China considers its own dominance area. Yet the U.S. Navy for the first time since 1969 has re-established its routine presence in the 100-mile wide strategic choke-point, much to […]

U.S. strikes: Huawei CFO was arrested as Trump and Xi met for dinner in Buenos Aires

U.S. strikes: Huawei CFO was arrested as Trump and Xi met for dinner in Buenos Aires

by WorldTribune Staff, December 6, 2018 Meng Wanzhou, the CFO of Chinese telecom giant Huawei Technologies, was arrested by Canadian authorities on Dec. 1 and  is now facing extradition to the U.S. on suspicions that she violated U.S. sanctions against Iran. Meng’s arrest came around the same time U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese supreme leader […]

George H W Bush: Grace, gravitas, grit through tumultuous times

George H W Bush: Grace, gravitas, grit through tumultuous times

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — “He showed me what it means to be a President who serves with integrity, leads with courage and acts with love in his heart for the citizens of our country,” intoned former President George W. Bush in an emotional eulogy at his late father’s state […]

China denies meddling in Taiwan midterms; Pro-Beijing KMT registered strong gains

China denies meddling in Taiwan midterms; Pro-Beijing KMT registered strong gains

by WorldTribune Staff, November 30, 2018 China is denying a report by a U.S. cybersecurity firm that concluded Chinese hackers likely meddled in Taiwan’s midterm elections in which pro-China candidates overwhelmed the party of pro-U.S. President Tsai Ing-wen. “Taiwan has always been a primary target of malicious cyber operations, especially from actors aligned with the […]

U.S. sends warships through Taiwan Strait ahead of Xi-Trump talks at G20

U.S. sends warships through Taiwan Strait ahead of Xi-Trump talks at G20

by WorldTribune Staff, November 29, 2018 Two U.S. Navy warships transited the Taiwan Strait on Nov. 28, on the eve of a meeting between President Donald Trump and Chinese supreme leader Xi Jinping at the G20 summit in Buenos Aires. The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stockdale, accompanied by the Henry J. Kaiser-class underway replenishment […]

‘Sacrifice everything for the party’: China’s richest capitalist is a communist

‘Sacrifice everything for the party’: China’s richest capitalist is a communist

by WorldTribune Staff, November 28, 2018 Upon joining the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), members must cite an oath: “Be loyal to the party, work actively, fight for communism all one’s life, always be prepared to sacrifice everything for the party and people, and never betray the party.” Jack Ma, China’s wealthiest man, has recited the […]

NC State is most recent U.S. university to shutter China-funded ‘Confucius Institutes’

NC State is most recent U.S. university to shutter China-funded ‘Confucius Institutes’

by WorldTribune Staff, November 26, 2018 North Carolina State University announced that it will shut down its Chinese government-funded Confucius Institute by June of next year. There are more than 100 Confucius Institutes on U.S. college campuses. The institutes teach a Chinese Communist Party-approved version of Chinese culture and history which ignores concerns over human […]

Report: China, with 2-decade buildup, has ‘long-term strategy’ for supremacy

Report: China, with 2-decade buildup, has ‘long-term strategy’ for supremacy

Special to WorldTribune.com By Geostrategy-Direct China’s modernization of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) over the past two decades has “resulted in a force capable of contesting U.S. operations in the region, presenting challenges to the U.S. military’s longstanding assumption of enjoying ground, air, maritime, and information dominance in a conflict in the post-Cold War era,” […]

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