Testimony: Gain-of-function research conducted on deadly bioterror virus at Wuhan

Testimony: Gain-of-function research conducted on deadly bioterror virus at Wuhan

FPI / August 12, 2022 Geostrategy-Direct.com Communist China’s Wuhan Institute of Virology carried out gain-of-function research on a virus that is much deadlier than Covid-19, according to recent testimony before the U.S. Senate. Steven Quay, a medical doctor, told the Senate Governmental Affairs subcommittee on emerging threats that the Wuhan lab, where the coronavirus is […]

Why Japan, but not South Korea, will help U.S. stop China’s takeover of Taiwan

Why Japan, but not South Korea, will help U.S. stop China’s takeover of Taiwan

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk The following by WorldTribune.com columnist Don Kirk, originally appeared in The Hill. The visit to Asia by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi exposed one reality that many people did not realize: The United States cannot count on its ally, the Republic of Korea, for support if war breaks out in the Taiwan Straits. The United States, […]

Team Biden fails to demonstrate resolve in response to PLA moves against Taiwan

Team Biden fails to demonstrate resolve in response to PLA moves against Taiwan

FPI / August 10, 2022 Geostrategy-Direct.com By Richard Fisher The Biden Administration’s weak response to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s desire to visit Taiwan has been compounded by its weak response to China’s ongoing threatening exercises against Taiwan. This all but guarantees that China will increase its pressure on Taiwan, undermining America’s stature and deterrent power […]

Xi Jinping battles for credibility ahead of 20th Communist Party congress

Xi Jinping battles for credibility ahead of 20th Communist Party congress

Special to WorldTribune.com Analysis by Gregory R. Copley, Editor, GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs, August 5, 2022 Communist Party of China (CPC) General Secretary Xi Jinping’s internal civil war against his party rivals in the build-up to the XXth CPC National Congress — now likely to occur in November 2022 — took on new dimensions with […]

South Korea’s rapid missile advances check North, puts China at risk

South Korea’s rapid missile advances check North, puts China at risk

FPI / August 3, 2022 Geostrategy-Direct.com South Korea has made significant advancements in its missile program out of the eye of the international media. But the rapid pace of development is being closely tracked by North Korea, China, and Russia. Though South Korea rarely releases information on how many ballistic and cruise missiles it has, […]

Flurry of Chinese military movements reported as Pelosi delegation reached Taipei

Flurry of Chinese military movements reported as Pelosi delegation reached Taipei

by WorldTribune Staff, August 2, 2022 Chinese state-run media reported that Su-35 fighter jets were crossing the Taiwan Strait at around 10:20 p.m. local time (around 10:20 a.m. EST), about the same time U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s delegation landed in Taipei. On the Chinese social media app Weibo, the state-run CCTV Military account also […]

Taiwan chip giant warns on supply chain impact of China’s invasion

Taiwan chip giant warns on supply chain impact of China’s invasion

by WorldTribune Staff, August 1, 2022 The modern world would have trouble functioning without the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), one of the main suppliers of the world’s most advanced microchips. TSMC chips are present in everything from smartphones to cars to missiles. During the ongoing global supply chain crisis, TSMC’s factories in Taiwan are […]

Traitor spies? Seoul intel chief indicted for covering up official’s death near N. Korea

Traitor spies? Seoul intel chief indicted for covering up official’s death near N. Korea

by WorldTribune Staff, July 31, 2022 Whatever happened to the idea of a professional, apolitical and above all patriotic intelligence corps? First, we had an Oct. 19, 2020 letter signed by 51 former U.S. intelligence chiefs and other officials that dismissed the Hunter Biden laptop story as “Russian disinformation,” resulting in a story being buried […]

Xi warns Biden in long phone call; Japan sends high level delegation to Taiwan

Xi warns Biden in long phone call; Japan sends high level delegation to Taiwan

by WorldTribune Staff, July 29, 2022 Chinese supreme leader Xi Jinping on Thursday warned Joe Biden not to “play with fire” by defying the communist regime in Beijing on the Taiwan issue. In what officials say was a two-hour and 17 minute phone call, Xi told Biden that “China firmly opposes separatist moves toward ‘Taiwan […]

Risk analysis: Biden bows to China on House Speaker Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan

Risk analysis: Biden bows to China on House Speaker Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan

FPI / July 28, 2022 Geostrategy-Direct.com By Richard Fisher On July 21, caving to Chinese threats, pressure and concerns from the Pentagon, President Joe Biden publicly discouraged the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, from visiting Taiwan. In doing so, Biden risks encouraging greater Chinese blackmail against the U.S.-Taiwan relationship that could […]

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