Hong Kong backdown a crisis for CCP and Xi Jinping

Hong Kong backdown a crisis for CCP and Xi Jinping

FPI / June 19, 2019 Geostrategy-Direct.com By Richard Fisher Barely a week after the historic June 9 one million strong protests, on June 15, Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam decided to “suspend” but not withdraw the controversial law that would have given China the right of extradition, the ability to take and remove Hong […]

Admiral hits China’s ‘intrusion activity’ near key Africa port: ‘Holds over 88 percent’ of Djibouti debt

Admiral hits China’s ‘intrusion activity’ near key Africa port: ‘Holds over 88 percent’ of Djibouti debt

by WorldTribune Staff, June 17, 2019 Since building its first overseas military base in Djibouti, in close proximity to a U.S. base, China has engaged in a series of “irresponsible actions” toward American forces, a senior U.S. military intelligence officer said. China has tried to “constrain international airspace” by barring aircraft from flying over the […]

Chinese-American columnist: Trump’s tough stance on Beijing is just what world needs

Chinese-American columnist: Trump’s tough stance on Beijing is just what world needs

by WorldTribune Staff, June 16, 2019 Critics charge U.S. President Donald Trump with “coddling” Chinese supreme leader Xi Jinping (the president once referred to Xi as “king”), but he “has doggedly pursued what he believes are America’s national interests (especially in trade) and has aggressively challenged China in ways that no American president has done […]

As protests turn violent, State Dept. issues warning to Hong Kong government

As protests turn violent, State Dept. issues warning to Hong Kong government

by WorldTribune Staff, June 12, 2019 In a strong statement in support of massive demonstrations in Hong Kong, the U.S. State Department warned: “The continued erosion of the ‘one country, two systems’ framework puts at risk Hong Kong’s long-established special status in international affairs.” Hundreds of police clashed with demonstrators on June 12, firing rubber bullets […]

UN Security Council’s annual reshuffle leaves it deadlocked on U.S. policy

UN Security Council’s annual reshuffle leaves it deadlocked on U.S. policy

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — In an annual process of diplomatic musical chairs the 193 member UN General Assembly has picked five countries to serve on the Security Council as non-permanent members.  Estonia, Niger, Tunisia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Vietnam were elected to two-year terms on the powerful […]

One million Chinese take to the streets in ‘last fight’ for Hong Kong

One million Chinese take to the streets in ‘last fight’ for Hong Kong

by WorldTribune Staff, June 10, 2019 More than one million people jammed the streets of Hong Kong on June 9 to protest the Chinese government’s proposed law that would allow the regime of supreme leader Xi Jinping to extradite people from Hong Kong to stand trial in the mainland. Organizers said it was the largest […]

Gen. Dunford: China’s militarization of islands, which it pledged not to do, is done deal

Gen. Dunford: China’s militarization of islands, which it pledged not to do, is done deal

FPI / June 9, 2019 Geostrategy-Direct.com China has slowed down its military buildup in the South China Sea not because it has had a change of heart but because it believes its work is done, the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff said. Beijing clearly “walked away” from a commitment it made to […]

Dreams of democracy: China and South Korea

Dreams of democracy: China and South Korea

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk The vision of a brave new world in China three decades ago was captivating, exhilarating proof at last that democracy could prevail in an outpouring of revulsion over Communist dictatorship. Alas, it was not to be. The hypnotic image of reform, of the forces of right defeating evil, yielded […]

Tiananmen, 1989: China’s Orwellian rulers have sought to airbrush this horror from history

Tiananmen, 1989: China’s Orwellian rulers have sought to airbrush this horror from history

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — We all remember where we were when the Tiananmen Square crackdown occurred.  I recall a Friday evening episode of the TV program “Dallas” being interrupted as the news switched live to Beijing.   Moments later Chinese police forced their way into the CBS News transmission trailer […]

Taking on China: Administration zeros in on spying, including student agents

Taking on China: Administration zeros in on spying, including student agents

by WorldTribune Staff, June 4, 2019 The United States hosted 360,000 students from China last year, according to the Institute of International Education, more than any other country. Now amid increased technology espionage warnings from U.S. defense and intelligence agencies, policies are changing and Chinese students are feeling less welcome. U.S. officials have warned that […]

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