‘Chilling’: Pacific Commander Davidson interprets China’s recent military actions

‘Chilling’: Pacific Commander Davidson interprets China’s recent military actions

FPI / July 25, 2019 Geostrategy-Direct.com China’s recent initial test of a new anti-ship ballistic missile sent a “chilling” message and spotlighted the “long-term strategic threat” posed by the communist nation, the commander of the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command said. Adm. Philip Davidson, speaking at a security conference in Aspen, Colorado on July 18, revealed that […]

Joint China-Russia patrol shocks South Korea; Aimed at U.S. ‘military alliance’ including Japan

Joint China-Russia patrol shocks South Korea; Aimed at U.S. ‘military alliance’ including Japan

by WorldTribune Staff, July 23, 2019 South Korea scrambled jets and reportedly fired hundreds of warning shots as a Russian A-50 aircraft, which was engaged in a joint air patrol with China on July 23, entered South Korean air space. Just before the Russian aircraft entered South Korean airspace, two Russian Tu-95 bombers and two […]

Mobs in white beat Hong Kong protesters as police stand down; Some seen arriving from China

Mobs in white beat Hong Kong protesters as police stand down; Some seen arriving from China

by WorldTribune Staff, July 22, 2019 Hundreds of white-clad pro-China thugs attacked protesters in Hong Kong on July 21, injuring many, some severely, reports say, capping a weekend of demonstrations, tear gas and violence. The stick-wielding thugs attacked protesters at the Yuen Long West Rail Line mass transit station, reports say, adding that they were […]

Top Gun sequel: Did Chinese producer censor flags on Tom Cruise’s jacket?

Top Gun sequel: Did Chinese producer censor flags on Tom Cruise’s jacket?

by WorldTribune Staff, July 21, 2019 Some observers noted that, in the first trailer for Top Gun: Maverick, the sequel to the ’80s classic Top Gun, the patches on the iconic leather jacket worn by Maverick, portrayed by Tom Cruise, no longer bear the Taiwanese and Japanese flags. Mark MacKinnon, senior international correspondent for The […]

South Korea-Japan animosity risks strategic alliance

South Korea-Japan animosity risks strategic alliance

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk TOKYO ― Korean and Japanese relations have plunged to their lowest depths since the Korean War, and there’s apparently no reconciliation in sight. The governments in Seoul and Tokyo are engaged in a game of dare and double-dare in which each tries to out-threaten the other with hurtful measures […]

China’s rulers forced to scramble at home as trade war takes toll on economy

China’s rulers forced to scramble at home as trade war takes toll on economy

by WorldTribune Staff, July 16, 2019 Due in large part to U.S. trade pressure, China’s economic growth in the second quarter of 2019 slowed to its weakest pace in some three decades. President Donald Trump tweeted: “The United States Tariffs are having a major effect on companies wanting to leave China for non-tariffed countries. These […]

Security threat: Aggressively investigate Google for ‘seemingly treasonous’ acts, Thiel says

Security threat: Aggressively investigate Google for ‘seemingly treasonous’ acts, Thiel says

by WorldTribune Staff, July 15, 2019 Peter Thiel, perhaps the lone major Silicon Valley ally of President Donald Trump, said a federal investigation of Google is warranted for its ties to the Chinese military. Thiel, a billionaire investor and Facebook board member, in an address to the National Conservatism Conference on July 14 suggested that […]

Media quiet about massive Hong Kong protests which are continuing

Media quiet about massive Hong Kong protests which are continuing

by WorldTribune Staff, July 9, 2019 The Chinese and international media have largely ignored mass demonstrations in Hong Kong, which started as opposition to an extradition bill but have evolved into ongoing, full-fledged protests against Beijing’s increasingly heavy-handed rule over the autonomous territory. While hundreds of thousands of protesters routinely jam the former British colony’s […]

Seoul government’s allegiance to U.S.-Japan anti-communist alliance in doubt

Seoul government’s allegiance to U.S.-Japan anti-communist alliance in doubt

by WorldTribune Staff, July 7, 2019 A partisan think tank that is in charge of the South Korean ruling party’s election strategy is set to sign a policy agreement with the Central Party School of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), a report said. Yang Jung-Chul, director of the Institute for Democracy, will visit Beijing July […]