Report: China set to mass produce J-20 stealth fighter

Report: China set to mass produce J-20 stealth fighter

by WorldTribune Staff, September 5, 2018 Having reportedly worked out the kinks in the J-20’s engine, China is said to be ready to begin mass production of the stealth fighter. The J-20 engine’s improved power train will enable the Chinese jet to fly undetected at supersonic speeds comparable with the U.S. F-35, the South China […]

Pentagon cancels $300 million military aid To Pakistan ahead of Pompeo visit

Pentagon cancels $300 million military aid To Pakistan ahead of Pompeo visit

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty The U.S. military says it has decided to cancel $300 million in aid to Pakistan that had been suspended due to Islamabad’s perceived lack of action against militants, raising tensions ahead of a visit by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the top U.S. general. President […]

World turns blind eye to ‘world’s worst humanitarian’ crisis in China-backed Burma

World turns blind eye to ‘world’s worst humanitarian’ crisis in China-backed Burma

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — A “climate of fear and persecution” face Burma’s minority Rohingya population as a year of unrelenting human rights abuses and forced expulsions continue by the country’s Beijing-backed military rulers. As UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres told a stunned Security Council meeting, “The massive refugee emergency […]

UN to China: Release Uighurs from re-education facilities

UN to China: Release Uighurs from re-education facilities

by WorldTribune Staff, August 31, 2018 The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on Aug. 30 called on China to immediately release Muslim Uighurs from alleged re-education camps. The committee cited estimates that up to one million Uighurs are being detained on the “pretext of countering terrorism” in re-education centers in China’s far […]

Report: Chinese firm hacked Hillary Clinton’s private server throughout her term at State Dept.

Report: Chinese firm hacked Hillary Clinton’s private server throughout her term at State Dept.

by WorldTribune Staff, August 28, 2018 A Chinese-owned company hacked Hillary Clinton’s private email server and embedded a code that enabled it to view nearly all of her emails, a report said. The Chinese firm, which was operating in the Washington, D.C. area as a “front” for the Chinese government, obtained Clinton’s emails in real […]

China’s Xi Jinping to religious party members: Shape up or ship out

China’s Xi Jinping to religious party members: Shape up or ship out

by WorldTribune Staff, August 27, 2018 Any governing members of the Chinese Communist Party who continue to hold religious beliefs will be asked to leave the party under a new directive from supreme leader Xi Jinping. Xi has issued a fresh set of disciplinary rules for the party, Reuters reported on Aug. 27. “Party members […]

Cricket star who now leads Pakistan faces crisis over China subsidies

Cricket star who now leads Pakistan faces crisis over China subsidies

by WorldTribune Staff, August 23, 2018 Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, just days after being sworn in, is looking to avert a financial crisis that could see the country turn over many of its strategic assets to China. Khan, a former cricket star, “must choose whether to dial back a Chinese-financed development program or increase […]

Facebook/China to citizens: No worries, we’ve got your number

Facebook/China to citizens: No worries, we’ve got your number

by WorldTribune Staff, August 21, 2018 What works for communist China appears to be good enough for Facebook, some critics say. Earlier this year, China introduced a “social credit score” in which the communist government decides who in the country of 1.4 billion people is and isn’t trustworthy. Facebook is following Beijing’s lead with a […]

Google employees protest company’s effort to support China’s censorship of its own people

Google employees protest company’s effort to support China’s censorship of its own people

by WorldTribune Staff, August 19, 2018 More than 1,400 employees at Google have signed a letter protesting the tech giant’s development of a new search engine for China that kowtows to the communist country’s strict censorship policy. The search engine project, known as Dragonfly, and prospects for Google’s return to China “raise urgent moral and […]

U.S. hits Russian, Chinese firms for breaching N. Korea sanctions

U.S. hits Russian, Chinese firms for breaching N. Korea sanctions

by WorldTribune Staff, August 16, 2018 The U.S. Treasury Department on Aug. 15 announced new sanctions on a Russian port service agency which aided North Korean ships and a Chinese firm and its Singapore affiliate which sold alcohol and tobacco products to Pyongyang in breach of current U.S. sanctions. Russian-based Profinet Pte Ltd and its […]