Four decades after Deng Xiaoping’s victory tour of U.S., China again threatens Taiwan

Four decades after Deng Xiaoping’s victory tour of U.S., China again threatens Taiwan

Special to WorldTribune.com By Parris H. Chang Forty years ago, Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping made a celebratory tour of the United States in the wake of the U.S. recognition of the People’s Republic of China (PRC). Deng’s trip from Jan. 28 to Feb. 5, 1979, started in Washington, and made stops in Atlanta, Houston and […]

Asian allies face test of nerves as Trump-Kim summit nears

Asian allies face test of nerves as Trump-Kim summit nears

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk NEW DELHI ― The prospect of President Trump abandoning friends and allies resonates here for reasons that have nothing to do with North or South Korea. While focusing on whatever deal he is likely to cook up with Kim Jong-Un, let us not forget the priorities in the capital […]

‘Choose greatness’: A soaring State of the Union scored with 76 percent, poll finds

‘Choose greatness’: A soaring State of the Union scored with 76 percent, poll finds

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Addressing a deeply divided nation, reflecting upon a tumultuous two years in his own presidency, but seeking a break in the political storm clouds over Washington, Donald Trump called upon the equally divided U.S. Congress to “choose greatness” and embrace a “moment of unlimited potential” […]

China, Russia trade blame after Israeli strike destroys air defenses in Syria

China, Russia trade blame after Israeli strike destroys air defenses in Syria

Special to WorldTribune.com By Geostrategy-Direct A successful Israeli air strike against Iran’s military facilities inside Syria has resulted in China and Russia blaming each other for the humiliatingly embarrassing air defense failure. On Jan. 20, the Israeli air force flew a sortie of F-35 fighter jets into Syria and destroyed an Iranian military training camp, […]

Report: China’s disappeared in 2018 included high-ranking officials, Marxists and a movie star

Report: China’s disappeared in 2018 included high-ranking officials, Marxists and a movie star

by WorldTribune Staff, February 3, 2019 It is common for activists who speak out against the Chinese government to go missing. Since supreme leader Xi Jinping took power in 2013, the practice of taking away dissidents has expanded. In 2018, however, whisking away the defiant was taken to another level. No only did activists and […]

South Korea’s Samsung stands to benefit from crackdown on China’s Huawei

South Korea’s Samsung stands to benefit from crackdown on China’s Huawei

by WorldTribune Staff, February 1, 2019 A series of moves by the United States and several other nations to ban China’s Huawei from their 5G networks could result in South Korea’s Samsung climbing to the forefront of 5G, tech industry analysts say. The United States suspects that Huawei equipment might provide a backdoor for Chinese […]

China offers trillion-dollar, 6-year buying spree to reach deal with Trump

China offers trillion-dollar, 6-year buying spree to reach deal with Trump

by WorldTribune Staff, January 22, 2019 China has reportedly offered to eliminate its current trade imbalance with the United States by increasing imports of U.S. goods by a combined value of more than $1 trillion over a six-year period. The offer was made during three days of trade talks between U.S. officials and their Chinese […]

Think tank: Time to selectively cut U.S.-China economic ties

Think tank: Time to selectively cut U.S.-China economic ties

by WorldTribune Staff, January 18, 2019 Enough with the “endless talks and handshakes,” it is time to “untie the American economy from China,” a pair of analysts for a U.S.-based think tank wrote. In its 2017 national security strategy document, the Trump administration referred to China as a “revisionist” power attempting to reorder international politics to […]

Report: China offers Iran $3 billion oil deal as Europe halts purchases

Report: China offers Iran $3 billion oil deal as Europe halts purchases

by WorldTribune Staff, January 18, 2019 Looking to take advantage of a U.S. sanctions waiver, China’s Sinopec has offered $3 billion to Iran to develop the Yadavaran oil field, a report said. The Chinese state-run energy company reportedly told its Iranian government-owned counterpart, the National Iranian Oil Co., that it wanted China’s share of the […]

Is perfect storm headed for the Taiwan Straits?

Is perfect storm headed for the Taiwan Straits?

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler NEW YORK — While the world is looking elsewhere and transfixed on the whirling Washington Merry-go-Round, a perfect political storm is brewing in East Asia. Unpredictable winds are gathering over the Chinese Mainland. The epicenter is the Zhongnanhai compound near Beijing’s once Forbidden City, as leader Xi Jinping […]