China tightens Internet controls as 19th Communist Party Congress approaches

China tightens Internet controls as 19th Communist Party Congress approaches

by WorldTribune Staff, August 4, 2017 President Xi Jinping is stepping up China’s control of the Internet as he moves to consolidate power ahead of the 19th Communist Party Congress this fall. On Aug. 3, Beijing’s censors and the country’s Internet service providers held a drill to practice shutting down websites deemed harmful. Internet data […]

France feels calmer, safer year after terror attacks

France feels calmer, safer year after terror attacks

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler PARIS — A year ago France was on edge. Islamic Jihadi terrorists had killed 86 people with a truck ramming incident at a Bastille Day celebration in Nice. Shortly thereafter a elderly priest was murdered as he said Mass. These attacks following a spate of earlier shootings in […]

Senior North Korea official and family commit suicide while in Chinese police custody

Senior North Korea official and family commit suicide while in Chinese police custody

Special to WorldTribune.com By Geostrategy-Direct A senior cadre of North Korea’s Worker’s Party, along with his wife, son and two daughters committed suicide by taking poison to prevent being forcibly returned to North Korea by Chinese security forces. Last week, the family, along with 10 other North Korean defectors, were tracked down in China’s southwestern […]

Scaramucci’s deal with Chinese company to clear path to White House may have led to his exit

Scaramucci’s deal with Chinese company to clear path to White House may have led to his exit

by WorldTribune Staff, August 2, 2017 While an obscenity-laced interview with the New Yorker was given as the reason for the firing of Anthony Scaramucci, it was his dealings with a Chinese conglomerate that is intent on gobbling up American strategic assets that likely brought down the White House communications director, reports say. A “red […]

China answers new North Korean missile launch with … massive military parade?

China answers new North Korean missile launch with … massive military parade?

by WorldTribune Staff, July 30, 2017 Just hours after being warned by U.S. President Donald Trump over its continued inaction on North Korea, China on July 30 launched a massive military parade that included nuclear-ready H-6K bombers flying overhead and the display of a new nuclear-tipped ballistic missile. The parade came after a show of […]

Satellite images reveal massive underground bunker at China’s naval facility in Djibouti

Satellite images reveal massive underground bunker at China’s naval facility in Djibouti

by WorldTribune Staff, July 28, 2017 Satellite images show that China may be gearing up to use its new military base in Djibouti as far more than just the naval logistics hub Beijing claims it to be, analysts say. Other than a noticeable lack of docks at the facility, one feature that stood out in […]

Vise tightens on North Korea crisis as Americans focus elsewhere

Vise tightens on North Korea crisis as Americans focus elsewhere

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk WASHINGTON — Americans are so fixated on the issues of healthcare and Russia that tightening sanctions on North Korea almost escapes notice. One minute the networks are vying with one another on what passes as “analysis” on President Trump’s efforts to replace Obamacare with Trumpcare, and the next they’re […]

Report details China’s extensive military preparations along 880-mile border with N. Korea

Report details China’s extensive military preparations along 880-mile border with N. Korea

Special to WorldTribune.com By Geostrategy-Direct China is buttressing its defenses along its 880-mile border with North Korea in preparation for a crisis that could be sparked by a possible U.S. military strike, reports say. Recent measures include establishing a new border defense brigade, 24-hour video surveillance of the mountainous frontier backed by aerial drones, and […]

Chinese fighters nearly caused collision with U.S. spy plane

Chinese fighters nearly caused collision with U.S. spy plane

by WorldTribune Staff, July 24, 2017 A Chinese fighter jet flew close enough to a U.S. Navy spy plane that the U.S. plane had to “take evasive action to avoid a collision,” U.S. officials said. Two officials told Fox News that two armed Chinese J-10 jets flew dangerously close to a U.S. Navy reconnaissance plane […]

Despite tough UN sanctions, N. Korean economy grew 3.9 percent last year

Despite tough UN sanctions, N. Korean economy grew 3.9 percent last year

by WorldTribune Staff, July 21, 2017 Sparked by its mining industry, North Korea’s economy grew by 3.9 percent in 2016, marking the highest growth for the isolated communist nation since 1999, according to South Korea’s central bank. China accounts for nearly 90 percent of North Korea’s foreign trade, and mineral resources are a key part […]

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