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 […]

In first defense white paper in years, China targets U.S. Pacific Command, Taiwan

In first defense white paper in years, China targets U.S. Pacific Command, Taiwan

FPI / August 2, 2019 Geostrategy-Direct.com In the first defense white paper it has released in several years, China identifies the United States as its main adversary, warns that it is set to use military force against Taiwan and says that developing space weapons is among its vital strategic interests. The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) […]

American flag embraced by Hong Kong protesters as U.S. tracks Chinese troop movements

American flag embraced by Hong Kong protesters as U.S. tracks Chinese troop movements

by WorldTribune Staff, August 1, 2019 Protesters in Hong Kong have increasingly brandished the American flag as a symbol of resistance amid the threat of force from military and paramilitary forces from communist China. Meanwhile, the Trump administration is closely monitoring a situation described by an administration official as a “congregation of Chinese forces on […]

Hong Kong, democracy and the theory of cognitive dissonance

Hong Kong, democracy and the theory of cognitive dissonance

JSpecial to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk [Editors’ Note: Cognitive dissonance is the mental discomfort (psychological stress) experienced by a person who holds two or more contradictory beliefs, ideas, or values. When confronted with facts that contradict beliefs, ideals, and values, people will try to find a way to resolve the contradiction to reduce their discomfort. […]

Chinese covert op targets Trump re-election via Wall Street, K Street

Chinese covert op targets Trump re-election via Wall Street, K Street

by WorldTribune Staff, July 31, 2019 China plans on using “four weapons” to prevent President Donald Trump from winning a second term, Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan recently revealed. “China has been protesting western powers trying to interfere in the domestic politics of China but in fact China is not only trying interfere in the […]

Target Singapore: Beijing aims relentless influence ops at Chinese in neighboring states

Target Singapore: Beijing aims relentless influence ops at Chinese in neighboring states

by WorldTribune Staff, July 29, 2019 Singapore is the only nation in Southeast Asia with a majority ethnic Chinese population. The island city-state is also a global financial center and plays a large role in regional diplomacy. So it should come as no surprise that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has long had Singapore in […]

Brainwashing America: Hollywood sells out to authoritarian China

Brainwashing America: Hollywood sells out to authoritarian China

Analysis by WorldTribune Staff, July 29, 2019 Well known Hollywood celebrities like to complain that President Donald Trump is an aspiring dictator. All the while, they are bowing down to one of the most authoritarian regimes on the planet, a columnist noted. Communist China is about to become the largest film market on Earth. Last […]

South Korea’s president seeks to align his country with North Korea and against Japan

South Korea’s president seeks to align his country with North Korea and against Japan

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk SEOUL — Anti-Japanese sentiment in South Korea is approaching the level of mass hysteria. President Moon Jae-In sees it as a unifying force that will draw Korea’s disparate political forces in common cause. How can rightists go on waving those Korean and American flags, calling for a hard line […]