China vs China: Taiwan’s asylum offer to protesters infuriates Beijing

China vs China: Taiwan’s asylum offer to protesters infuriates Beijing

by WorldTribune Staff, August 19, 2019 China has warned Taiwan against interfering in its affairs after the Taiwanese government offered asylum to pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong. Taiwan is a self-ruled island which China considers its own territory under its “One China Principle”. Taiwan’s offer would “cover up the crimes of a small group of […]

‘People of Hong Kong, keep fighting’: Demonstrators change tactics, win global support

‘People of Hong Kong, keep fighting’: Demonstrators change tactics, win global support

by WorldTribune Staff, August 18, 2019 Hundreds of thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators, despite warnings from the Chinese government, filled the streets of Hong Kong on a rainy Sunday afternoon in a “peaceful” protest against what they say are Beijing’s increasingly heavy-handed tactics in the autonomous territory. Last week, China had claimed that criminals and agitators […]

Unreported: China’s exploitation of U.S.-Iran showdown in the Gulf

Unreported: China’s exploitation of U.S.-Iran showdown in the Gulf

FPI / August 18, 2019 Excerpted from Geostrategy-Direct.com By Yossef Bodansky, Senior Editor, GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs All attention is focused on the twists-and-turns of the very noisy U.S.-Iran dispute in the Persian Gulf, but all the while the People’s Republic of China (PRC) is rapidly and quietly consolidating a dominant presence in the area […]

Get real: From Xinjiang to Hong Kong, Communist China won’t tolerate dissent

Get real: From Xinjiang to Hong Kong, Communist China won’t tolerate dissent

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler PARIS — It’s never polite to question the deteriorating human rights situation in China but let’s do it anyway. The hidden and systematic repression of ethnic Uighur Muslims in China’s western Xinjiang province and the high profile crackdown on pro-demonstrators in Hong Kong, many of them Christian, are […]

China reacts with fury at U.S. plans to deploy missiles in Asia

China reacts with fury at U.S. plans to deploy missiles in Asia

FPI / August 14, 2019 Geostrategy-Direct.com By Richard Fisher China spent the week following the Aug. 2 U.S. departure from the 1987 Intermediate Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, criticizing Washington’s decision. A senior official pushed back against the Aug. 3 statement by U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper that the U.S. would like to begin deploying […]

China threatens violence against ‘terrorism’ in Hong Kong; Senator calls for Trump warning

China threatens violence against ‘terrorism’ in Hong Kong; Senator calls for Trump warning

by WorldTribune Staff, August 13, 2019 The regime of Chinese supreme leader Xi Jinping has vowed to crack down on what it said are “deranged” protesters in Hong Kong and pledged to do so “without leniency” and “without mercy.” Activists protesting what they say is the communist regime’s increasingly heavy-handed rule over the autonomous territory […]

Peter Thiel: Investigate Google’s ‘unprecedented’ cooperation with Chinese military

Peter Thiel: Investigate Google’s ‘unprecedented’ cooperation with Chinese military

by WorldTribune Staff, August 13, 2019 Google is developing artificial intelligence (AI) technology for China which “clearly has a lot of military applications” and should be investigated by the CIA or FBI, technology entrepreneur Peter Thiel said. Under the one-party political system in which the Chinese Communist Party rules, Google’s AI China-based research and development […]

China turns to fake news as Hong Kong crisis enters 3rd month

China turns to fake news as Hong Kong crisis enters 3rd month

by WorldTribune Staff, August 11, 2019 The Chinese Communist Party’s propaganda outlets are feeding China’s 1.386 billion citizens a much different story about Hong Kong than what is occurring on the streets. Demonstrators for a third consecutive month converged on Hong Kong for protests which started as opposition to an extradition bill but have evolved […]

‘Zero Chinese content’: Report warns on U.S. supply chains of both meds, tech

‘Zero Chinese content’: Report warns on U.S. supply chains of both meds, tech

by WorldTribune Staff, August 5, 2019 A shift in thinking in the manufacturing of medicines and high tech products is taking place as the United States has for too long been burned by China’s predatory surveillance, intellectual property theft and pricing, a report said. New manufacturing approaches are being looked at as the U.S. and […]

Rise of China, demise of INF seen prompting missile migration on world’s chessboard

Rise of China, demise of INF seen prompting missile migration on world’s chessboard

by WorldTribune Staff, August 4, 2019 After the Trump administration on Aug. 2 pulled the United States out of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, analysts say the U.S. may now seek to prioritize deployment of conventional medium-range missiles near China rather than Russia. The United States “has made it very clear” it is concerned […]

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