NC State is most recent U.S. university to shutter China-funded ‘Confucius Institutes’

NC State is most recent U.S. university to shutter China-funded ‘Confucius Institutes’

by WorldTribune Staff, November 26, 2018 North Carolina State University announced that it will shut down its Chinese government-funded Confucius Institute by June of next year. There are more than 100 Confucius Institutes on U.S. college campuses. The institutes teach a Chinese Communist Party-approved version of Chinese culture and history which ignores concerns over human […]

Report: China, with 2-decade buildup, has ‘long-term strategy’ for supremacy

Report: China, with 2-decade buildup, has ‘long-term strategy’ for supremacy

Special to WorldTribune.com By Geostrategy-Direct China’s modernization of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) over the past two decades has “resulted in a force capable of contesting U.S. operations in the region, presenting challenges to the U.S. military’s longstanding assumption of enjoying ground, air, maritime, and information dominance in a conflict in the post-Cold War era,” […]

U.S.-China ties deteriorating as White House confronts aggressive global investment scheme

U.S.-China ties deteriorating as White House confronts aggressive global investment scheme

Special to WorldTribune.com By Sol W. Sanders Although military flash points in the Japan Sea and the South China Seas as well as the Bab el Mandeb Strait [between the Indian Ocean and the Red Sea] appear to be calmer, relations between Washington and Beijing are deteriorating. This is due to a growing trade war […]

U.S. issued unprecedented demand to China on missiles in South China Sea

U.S. issued unprecedented demand to China on missiles in South China Sea

Special to WorldTribune.com By Geostrategy-Direct The Trump administration for the first time is demanding that China remove all anti-ship and anti-aircraft missiles that are deployed on disputed islands in the South China Sea. The demand was made public in a fact sheet distributed by the U.S. State Department earlier this month. The fact sheet outlined […]

‘Citizen control’: Venezuela’s rulers get by with a little tech help from China

‘Citizen control’: Venezuela’s rulers get by with a little tech help from China

by WorldTribune Staff, November 19, 2018 Venezuela has unveiled a new smart-card ID to track its citizens. The card is manufactured by Chinese telecom giant ZTE Corp. The ID card, known as the “carnet de la patria,” or “fatherland card,” transmits data about citizens to government computer servers, Reuters reported on Nov. 18. The report, […]

Taiwan’s ‘nightmare scenario’: Think tank weighs post-2020 contingencies

Taiwan’s ‘nightmare scenario’: Think tank weighs post-2020 contingencies

Special to WorldTribune.com By Geostrategy-Direct China is preparing for an invasion of Taiwan “from a 360 degree perspective” which includes a “Fifth Column” of pro-China supporters living on the self-ruled island who would back a Chinese invasion force in the post-2020 timeframe, analysts say. “It is thinkable if you think about the specific situation of […]

China seeks to dismiss growing outrage over mass rights violations against Xinjiang Muslims

China seeks to dismiss growing outrage over mass rights violations against Xinjiang Muslims

by WorldTribune Staff, November 15, 2018 A letter from 15 Western ambassadors expressing deep concern over China’s detention of some 1 million Muslims in re-education camps has been dismissed by Beijing as hearsay and a violation of the Geneva Convention. The Reuters news agency reported that the letter to the Chinese government, which has not […]

Another North Korean invasion of the South? Not so unthinkable

Another North Korean invasion of the South? Not so unthinkable

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk Korean history over the past century has been so full of surprises that it’s risky to make serious predictions. The North Korean invasion of the South in June 1950, ordered by Kim dynasty founder Kim Il-Sung, was the worst, most tragic surprise of all. So traumatic was that blitzkrieg […]

Chinese businessman who fell to death in France may have known of influence bids

Chinese businessman who fell to death in France may have known of influence bids

by WorldTribune Staff, November 4, 2018 A prominent Chinese dissident, Guo Wengui, said he doubts the official explanation from the French government of the events surrounding the death of the co-chairman of Chinese conglomerate HNA, who he said was in the company of security guards who were members of China’s military. Earlier this year, HNA dropped […]

U.S. trade war strain: China’s yuan sinks to lowest level in decade

U.S. trade war strain: China’s yuan sinks to lowest level in decade

by WorldTribune Staff, October 31, 2018 Amid an escalation of the China-U.S. trade war, China’s yuan currency on Oct. 30 hit a 10-year low against the U.S. dollar. The yuan sank past 6.97 to the dollar, its weakest level since May 2008. Bloomberg reported that the United States is preparing to announce tariffs on all […]