Beijing’s divide-and-conquer ‘diplomacy’ splits alliances, public and private sectors

Beijing’s divide-and-conquer ‘diplomacy’ splits alliances, public and private sectors

Special to WorldTribune.com By Willy Lam, East-Asia-Intel.com The usually deferential official Chinese media has characterized Premier Li Keqiang performance during his just-completed four-nation visit as “Li-style diplomacy.” The last leg of Li’s first overseas trip as head of government – a mere two-day stopover in Berlin – has demonstrated the hard edge of enhanced hard-power […]

N. Korean paratroopers exercise near China to block defections; border villages demolished

N. Korean paratroopers exercise near China to block defections; border villages demolished

Special to WorldTribune.com By Lee Jong-Heon, East-Asia-Intel.com North Korean troops have demolished villages near the border with China and forcibly relocated residents to prevent defections that could threaten the Kim Jong-Un regime, sources in Seoul said. “North Korea has been tearing down villages along the Duman (Tumen) River and relocating villagers to places further from the border,” […]

‘Get ready to fight’: China shifts from Deng’s ‘low profile’ to Mao’s aggression

‘Get ready to fight’: China shifts from Deng’s ‘low profile’ to Mao’s aggression

Special to WorldTribune.com By Willy Lam, East-Asia-Intel.com Nothing illustrates better the conservative turn that Chinese politics and foreign policy have taken under the Xi Jinping administration than the way ministers and senior cadres are reviving the credos – and familiar sayings – of Chairman Mao Zedong. Consider the reaction of the new Chinese ambassador to […]

More Chinese trouble, this time on top of the world

More Chinese trouble, this time on top of the world

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com NEW DELHI — Chinese forces have staged an “intrusion” into Indian territory that would have been top world news had they been North Korean troops straying across the DMZ into South Korea. On China’s outer fringes, a few dozen Chinese troops huddled in tents at an altitude of […]

Tail wags the dog: U.S. policy of outsourcing N. Korea crisis to China has failed

Tail wags the dog: U.S. policy of outsourcing N. Korea crisis to China has failed

Special to WorldTribune.com By Parris H. Chang In diplomacy, an inch can be longer than a foot, and the weak can wield greater leverage over the strong. This is why North Korea, a rogue state, impoverished and vulnerable is able to irritate, bully and even threaten the two superpowers, the U.S. and China. For many […]

Intel on presence of Chinese subs in Indian Ocean makes waves

Intel on presence of Chinese subs in Indian Ocean makes waves

Special to WorldTribune.com Compiled by Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com A leaked Indian government document indicated that Chinese submarines have ventured into the Indian Ocean region frequently and have posed “a grave danger to India’s security interest.” The document, originated from the Indian Defense Ministry, is called “Indian Navy: Perceived Threats to Subsurface Deterrent Capability and Preparedness,” […]

China’s Navy makes its first port call in Casablanca, Morocco

China’s Navy makes its first port call in Casablanca, Morocco

Special to WorldTribune.com CAIRO — The Chinese Navy has conducted its first visit to Moroco. This is the most recent demonstration of China’s expanding global reach. The visit telegraphs its presence in the Mediterranean Sea and Atlantic Ocean and contrasts with the reduction of the U.S. presence in the Persian Gulf. A Chinese Navy task […]

Beijing troop movements foreshadow upheaval in neighboring N. Korea

Beijing troop movements foreshadow upheaval in neighboring N. Korea

Special to WorldTribune.com By Willy Lam, East-Asia-Intel.com Communist Party General Secretary and commander-in-chief Xi Jinping has asked the nation’s military and police forces to take full precautions regarding the possible collapse of the Kim Jung-Un regime. Chinese sources close to the foreign-policy establishment said earlier this week that Xi, who chairs the Communist Party’s Central […]

President Xi on the road promotes China as global power second only to U.S.

President Xi on the road promotes China as global power second only to U.S.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Willy Lam, East-Asia-Intel.com Newly confirmed Chinese President Xi Jinping has demonstrated the flair if not also the substance of a strongman during his maiden overseas trip as head of state. Unlike his predecessor, ex-president Hu Jintao – who often appeared stiff and wooden while on foreign trips – Xi seemed to […]

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