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 […]

Report challenges legal, factual basis for impeaching South Korea’s conservative president

Report challenges legal, factual basis for impeaching South Korea’s conservative president

FPI / July 16, 2019 More than two years after conservative South Korea President Park Geun-Hye was impeached, questions remain on whether the charges against Park were baseless or whether they were worthy of impeachment and a prison sentence, a report said. “Most people do not know exactly what happened or how enormously negative of […]

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 […]

U.S. sale of M1A2 Abrams heavy tanks seen helping Taiwan repel PLA invasion

U.S. sale of M1A2 Abrams heavy tanks seen helping Taiwan repel PLA invasion

FPI / July 12, 2019 Geostrategy-Direct.com By Richard Fisher As part of a $2 billion weapons sales package, the U.S. Congress has been notified about the sale to Taiwan of 108 General Dynamics M1A2 “Abrams” main battle tanks. In service with the U.S. Army since 1980, the M1A2 is the latest version, armed with a […]

Retired diplomats join retired military officers in declaring crisis in Seoul

Retired diplomats join retired military officers in declaring crisis in Seoul

by WorldTribune Staff, July 12, 2019 The liberal Moon Jae-In administration is driving South Korea “towards eventual destruction” via its “anti-Korean and anti-constitutional actions,” a group of retired diplomats and military officers warned. The group sees “their country being destroyed in every field – economy, political system, national security, diplomacy, etc.,” the East Asia Research […]

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 […]

China’s navy reacts to intense maritime activity by U.S., Japan, Canada

China’s navy reacts to intense maritime activity by U.S., Japan, Canada

FPI / July 4, 2019 Geostrategy-Direct.com By Richard Fisher The last two weeks of June were marked by intense activity undertaken by China and Western navies. During the week of June 17, the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) aircraft carrier battle group, led by the carrier Liaoning, had sailed near Guam and circumnavigated the Philippines […]

‘Handshake summit’: President Trump crosses the line yet again, this time Korea’s DMZ

‘Handshake summit’: President Trump crosses the line yet again, this time Korea’s DMZ

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — In an extraordinary and spontaneous summit, President Donald Trump briefly met with North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-Un inside North Korea.  The historic handshake and discussions between two adversaries, who rattled nuclear sabers merely two years ago, offered a highly symbolic but still decisive meeting on […]

‘It belongs to us’: Young protesters storm Hong Kong’s legislature 22 years after takeover

‘It belongs to us’: Young protesters storm Hong Kong’s legislature 22 years after takeover

by WorldTribune Staff, July 1, 2019 An army of primarily young demonstrators smashed entrance glass windows, stormed and then occupied Hong Kong’s legislature on July 1, the anniversary of the city’s return to Chinese sovereignty. Another 550,000 protesters jammed the city’s streets as what started as a protest over legislation that would allow Hong Kong […]

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