Coronavirus as strategic distraction: Analyst details CCP’s Taiwan preparations

Coronavirus as strategic distraction: Analyst details CCP’s Taiwan preparations

FPI / May 6, 2020 Geostrategy-Direct.com The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is using the Wuhan coronavirus to advance its geostrategic position, an analyst said. While other nations are distracted in coping with the virus, the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has stepped up activities in the First Island Chain, which extends from Japan through the Ryukyus, […]

‘Five-eyes’ intelligence report: China destroyed lab evidence

‘Five-eyes’ intelligence report: China destroyed lab evidence

by WorldTribune Staff, May 5, 2020 Amid the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak in December and January, China destroyed laboratory evidence and silenced whistleblower doctors, an Australian newspaper reported, citing a Western intelligence report. The Australian Saturday Telegraph said the report is by the so-called “Five Eyes” intelligence-sharing consortium of Australia, New Zealand, Canada, United States and […]

‘All very suspicious’: An unhealthy Kim reappears, gunfire at the DMZ

‘All very suspicious’: An unhealthy Kim reappears, gunfire at the DMZ

by WorldTribune Staff, May 3, 2020 Photos and video released on May 1 by official North Korean media show dictator Kim Jong-Un appearing at a ceremony at a new industrial complex. But doubts that things were back to normal in the far-from-normal “hermit kingdom” were punctuated by gunfire from the North at a South Korean […]

CCP analyst: Strategy of conquest relies on manipulating U.S. China experts

CCP analyst: Strategy of conquest relies on manipulating U.S. China experts

FPI / April 30, 2020 Geostrategy-Direct.com By Richard Fisher China has largely managed to convince all U.S. administrations from Richard Nixon through Barack Obama to slight American interests over those of China. That stopped with President Donald Trump, but before 2017 and since the 1980s, China’s rise was largely unfettered by Washington as Beijing emerged […]

China exploiting COVID to push draconian surveillance into homes

China exploiting COVID to push draconian surveillance into homes

FPI / April 30, 2020 Analysis by Paul Crespo Even before the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) ran one of the most sophisticated and intrusive police states in the world. Its high-tech surveillance systems employ advanced Artificial Intelligence (AI) to process and analyze massive amounts of data collected from various technologies. […]

S. Korean media: Kim Jong-Un not dead, but one of his bodyguards has coronavirus

S. Korean media: Kim Jong-Un not dead, but one of his bodyguards has coronavirus

by WorldTribune Staff, April 28, 2020 North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un is not dead, but went into seclusion after at least one of his bodyguards tested positive for the Wuhan coronavirus, South Korea’s JoongAng Daily (KJD) reported on Sunday, citing a Chinese source “familiar with North Korean affairs.” Kim Jong-Un’s absence from public life had […]

China will take big hit from U.S. and Japanese firms leaving

China will take big hit from U.S. and Japanese firms leaving

WorldTribune, April 23, 2020 Analysis by Paul Crespo China may lose big as foreign firms relocate out of the country and move elsewhere in the aftermath of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is most concerned about the large-scale business withdrawal from U.S. and Japanese firms operating in China. As noted […]

Flurry of reports speculate sister of Kim Jong-Un poised to replace him

Flurry of reports speculate sister of Kim Jong-Un poised to replace him

by WorldTribune Staff, April 22, 2020 Japan’s Yomiuri Shimbun and other news outlets reported on April 22 on the possibility of Kim Jong-Un’s sister, Kim Yo-Jong, taking over as supreme leader should an emergency regarding the North Korean leader’s health arise. Recent rumors and reports have called into question Kim Jong-Un’s health. Government officials in […]

Cotton: All evidence ‘points toward Wuhan labs’; Pompeo hits continued secrecy

Cotton: All evidence ‘points toward Wuhan labs’; Pompeo hits continued secrecy

by WorldTribune Staff, April 22, 2020 The evidence is increasingly pointing to laboratories in Wuhan, China as the source of the coronavirus outbreak, Sen. Tom Cotton said. “While the Chinese government denies the possibility of a lab leak, its actions tell a different story,” the Arkansas Republican wrote in the Wall Street Journal on April […]

Hong Kong raids: Suppressing dissent seen as CCP’s top priority

Hong Kong raids: Suppressing dissent seen as CCP’s top priority

by WorldTribune Staff, April 20, 2020 In a series raids on April 18, Hong Kong police arrested 15 pro-democracy activists in what reports said was the biggest crackdown on the city’s pro-democracy movement since the outbreak of mass protests last year. Among those detained on charges of illegal assembly were Democratic Party founder Martin Lee, […]