China exercise reveals floating ramps, temporary docks for Taiwan invasion

China exercise reveals floating ramps, temporary docks for Taiwan invasion

FPI / August 26, 2020 Geostrategy-Direct.com By Richard Fisher The People’s Liberation Army’s (PLA) invasion strategy for Taiwan relies heavily on the mobilization of large civilian transport ships that would move the bulk of the troops and supporting armor and logistic supplies, to put enough forces on the island democracy to force its surrender or […]

Covid politics: Seoul cracks down on church following mass demonstrations

Covid politics: Seoul cracks down on church following mass demonstrations

by WorldTribune Staff, August 23, 2020 A church in Seoul which has been a gathering place for conservatives and whose pastor openly criticizes leftist President Moon Jae-In was raided by police on Friday after Moon’s government accused the church of being the epicenter of a recent covid outbreak, reports say. A court issued a warrant […]

New coronavirus evidence points to Wuhan lab release

New coronavirus evidence points to Wuhan lab release

by WorldTribune Staff, August 19, 2020 The coronavirus “almost certainly escaped” from a lab in the Chinese city of Wuhan, according to researchers with the Bioscience Resource Project. Virologist Jonathan Latham and molecular biologist Allison Wilson traced what they contend is the origin of covid to six miners who, in 2012, came down with a […]

Seoul invokes coronavirus to ban Saturday’s massive anti-government protest

Seoul invokes coronavirus to ban Saturday’s massive anti-government protest

by WorldTribune Staff, August 14, 2020 The City of Seoul, citing coronavirus concerns, has banned a group of conservative activist organizations from holding a large anti-government protest on Saturday, a report said. “At least 26 organizations have been planning large protests to be held in various locations in Seoul on Aug. 15 to mark the […]

After visit by U.S. cabinet secretary to Taipei, Beijing threatens military action

After visit by U.S. cabinet secretary to Taipei, Beijing threatens military action

FPI / August 12, 2020 Geostrategy-Direct.com By Richard Fisher One hour before the highest ranking United States official to visit Taiwan since the end of formal diplomatic relations in 1979, Health and Human Resources (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar on Aug. 10 met with Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen, People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) J-11 and […]

‘We can’t face China alone’: Australia senator pulls for Trump’s re-election

‘We can’t face China alone’: Australia senator pulls for Trump’s re-election

by WorldTribune Staff, August 9, 2020 Australia needs U.S. President Donald Trump’s continued leadership when it comes to confronting China, an Australian legislator said. The U.S. president would be better at dealing with China than Democrat candidate Joe Biden because Trump knows “when you deal with bullies … you don’t give them shoulder massages, you’ve […]

U.S. sanctions top, China-appointed Hong Kong official Carrie Lam

U.S. sanctions top, China-appointed Hong Kong official Carrie Lam

by WorldTribune Staff, August 7, 2020 The Trump administration on Friday sanctioned several of Hong Kong’s top officials, including China-appointed chief executive Carrie Lam. Along with Lam, the U.S. Treasury Department sanctioned Luo Huining, director of Beijing’s liaison office in Hong Kong; Xia Baolong and Zhang Xiaoming, the head and deputy head of Chinese central […]

Defector grills South Korean official on his pro-North background

Defector grills South Korean official on his pro-North background

by WorldTribune Staff, August 4, 2020 At a recent confirmation hearing for South Korean Unification Minister nominee Lee In-Young, a high-profile defector from North Korea who is now a member of South Korea’s parliament had a series of tough questions for Lee on his links to the ideology of communist North Korea. Despite the disapproval […]

‘Constitutional coup’: Chinese Communist Party’s ‘word is law’ in Hong Kong

‘Constitutional coup’: Chinese Communist Party’s ‘word is law’ in Hong Kong

by WorldTribune Staff, August 3, 2020 In just over a month the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has asserted authoritarian control over Hong Kong. The CCP’s national security law which essentially ended Hong Kong’s autonomy and makes it much easier to punish pro-democracy activists is in full force, an analyst noted. “The scope of Beijing’s plans […]

China hints at ‘Black Swan event’: Failure of Three Gorges Dam could kill millions in Wuhan, Yichang

China hints at ‘Black Swan event’: Failure of Three Gorges Dam could kill millions in Wuhan, Yichang

FPI / July 27, 2020 Analysis by Jason Orestes “Made in China” already doesn’t have the strongest connotation associated with it, and it appears this may even apply to mainland Chinese infrastructure. China has upped spending on dams in the last several years to combat flooding, namely on the Yangtze River: the longest river in […]