Japan’s top leader assassinated; Flashback — Shinzo Abe has a message for Joe Biden: Man up

Japan’s top leader assassinated; Flashback — Shinzo Abe has a message for Joe Biden: Man up

by WorldTribune Staff, July 8, 2022 Updated Japan’s former prime minister and most popular living statesman Shinzo Abe, 67, has been shot, a government spokesman said Friday, as local media reported he showed no vital signs. He was pronounced dead at 5 p.m. local time on July 8. “Former prime minister Abe was shot at […]

China’s ‘military space program’: Why did NASA chief sound alarm from Germany?

China’s ‘military space program’: Why did NASA chief sound alarm from Germany?

FPI / July 6, 2022 Geostrategy-Direct.com By Richard Fisher United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) director Bill Nelson has warned of China’s aggressive intent in space and on the Moon. But is a lack of leadership by the Biden Administration ensuring that China will gain a dominant position on the Moon? In a […]

25 years later, Hong Kong has lost its freedom and China is still communist

25 years later, Hong Kong has lost its freedom and China is still communist

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler How time flies. It’s been 25 years since Hong Kong returned to Chinese control, a quarter century since the prosperous British Crown Colony became a semi-autonomous part of the   People’s Republic of China, the world’s largest dictatorship. Nonetheless, the small but feisty islands on the south China coast […]

China’s Confucius Institutes, shuttered in Trump era, resurface with new names

China’s Confucius Institutes, shuttered in Trump era, resurface with new names

FPI / June 26, 2022 Geostrategy-Direct.com Viewing them as major national security threats, the Trump administration precipitated the closing of some 100 Beijing-linked Confucius Institutes across the United States. China was at one time operating 118 of the institutes in American universities in what the Trump administration saw as an overt influence operation by China […]

China stakes claim to Taiwan Strait; ‘International waters,’ says U.S.

China stakes claim to Taiwan Strait; ‘International waters,’ says U.S.

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler Is China drawing yet another provocative red line, this time in the narrow but strategic Taiwan Strait? The Beijing regime recently claimed that the Taiwan Strait, the defensive body of water buffering the island democracy from Mainland China, is actually sovereign Chinese territory. Recently the People’s Republic of […]

China goes public on harsh demands it made at meeting with Team Biden

China goes public on harsh demands it made at meeting with Team Biden

FPI / June 22, 2022 Geostrategy-Direct.com The Biden administration has released few details on the June 13 meeting in Luxembourg between U.S. national security adviser Jake Sullivan and high-ranking Chinese Communist Party (CCP) official Yang Jiechi. Team Biden would not say much more than that Sullivan and Yang engaged in a conversation that was “candid, […]

Analyst recommends counter-intimidation tactics by Taiwan, U.S. to restrain communist China

Analyst recommends counter-intimidation tactics by Taiwan, U.S. to restrain communist China

by WorldTribune Staff, June 20, 2022 Each time it is allowed to get away with “minor aggressions,” the communist leadership in Beijing becomes more confident that China can invade and take over Taiwan, an analyst said. “For Taiwan, the United States, and its allies it is crucial to step up countermeasures to the Chinese Communist […]

Research: Chinese doctors executed prisoners by harvesting hearts, lungs

Research: Chinese doctors executed prisoners by harvesting hearts, lungs

FPI / June 8, 2022 Geostrategy-Direct.com Chinese medical doctors were responsible for executing prisoners by removing their hearts and lungs for transplant. Many of the prisoners were still alive while their organs were being harvested, researchers have discovered. Writing in the American Journal of Transplantation, Matthew P. Robertson and Jacob Lavee noted that Chinese doctors […]

Taiwan’s president on Tiananmen anniversary: We ‘will not forget the young people who sacrificed themselves’

Taiwan’s president on Tiananmen anniversary: We ‘will not forget the young people who sacrificed themselves’

by WorldTribune Staff, June 5, 2022 Friday marked 32 years since communist Chinese troops converged on Tiananmen Square and slaughtered or wounded thousands of students who were rallying for democracy. Since communist authorities ban any public commemoration of the event on the Chinese mainland and are cracking down on anything regarded as dissent in Hong […]