China’s Xi Jinping to religious party members: Shape up or ship out

China’s Xi Jinping to religious party members: Shape up or ship out

by WorldTribune Staff, August 27, 2018 Any governing members of the Chinese Communist Party who continue to hold religious beliefs will be asked to leave the party under a new directive from supreme leader Xi Jinping. Xi has issued a fresh set of disciplinary rules for the party, Reuters reported on Aug. 27. “Party members […]

Cricket star who now leads Pakistan faces crisis over China subsidies

Cricket star who now leads Pakistan faces crisis over China subsidies

by WorldTribune Staff, August 23, 2018 Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, just days after being sworn in, is looking to avert a financial crisis that could see the country turn over many of its strategic assets to China. Khan, a former cricket star, “must choose whether to dial back a Chinese-financed development program or increase […]

Facebook/China to citizens: No worries, we’ve got your number

Facebook/China to citizens: No worries, we’ve got your number

by WorldTribune Staff, August 21, 2018 What works for communist China appears to be good enough for Facebook, some critics say. Earlier this year, China introduced a “social credit score” in which the communist government decides who in the country of 1.4 billion people is and isn’t trustworthy. Facebook is following Beijing’s lead with a […]

Google employees protest company’s effort to support China’s censorship of its own people

Google employees protest company’s effort to support China’s censorship of its own people

by WorldTribune Staff, August 19, 2018 More than 1,400 employees at Google have signed a letter protesting the tech giant’s development of a new search engine for China that kowtows to the communist country’s strict censorship policy. The search engine project, known as Dragonfly, and prospects for Google’s return to China “raise urgent moral and […]

U.S. hits Russian, Chinese firms for breaching N. Korea sanctions

U.S. hits Russian, Chinese firms for breaching N. Korea sanctions

by WorldTribune Staff, August 16, 2018 The U.S. Treasury Department on Aug. 15 announced new sanctions on a Russian port service agency which aided North Korean ships and a Chinese firm and its Singapore affiliate which sold alcohol and tobacco products to Pyongyang in breach of current U.S. sanctions. Russian-based Profinet Pte Ltd and its […]

China’s massive military is training to ‘fight and win’ against U.S., Pentagon reports

China’s massive military is training to ‘fight and win’ against U.S., Pentagon reports

by WorldTribune Staff, August 17, 2018 China is rapidly pursuing supreme leader Xi Jinping’s plan of having a modernized military that can “fight and win” wars, the Pentagon said. The People’s Liberation Army (PLA), which has the largest ground force in the world, is also training its pilots for strikes against U.S. and allied targets […]

China denies transforming Xinjiang province into ‘no rights zone’

China denies transforming Xinjiang province into ‘no rights zone’

by WorldTribune Staff, August 15, 2018 Beijing has denied a UN official’s claim that more than 1 million Muslim Uighurs are being held in what is in effect a massive internment camp in communist China. Gay McDougall, a member of of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, said that China’s Xinjiang region […]

Powerful new station in Mexico set to beam propaganda to Chinese Americans in California

Powerful new station in Mexico set to beam propaganda to Chinese Americans in California

by WorldTribune Staff, August 15, 2018 The sale of a Mexican radio station, which broadcasts into the United States, to a Hong Kong firm with ties the Chinese military and intelligence has raised alarm bells in Washington, a report said. According to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), XEWW AM 690, a 77,500-watt station capable of […]

Taiwan president in L.A.: ‘No one can obliterate Taiwan’s existence’

Taiwan president in L.A.: ‘No one can obliterate Taiwan’s existence’

by WorldTribune Staff, August 13, 2018 China’s ongoing efforts to erase references to Taiwan as an independent nation will not succeed, Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen said in Los Angeles on Aug. 12. Beijing has formally protested her U.S. stopovers on a trip to Latin America. “In going abroad, the whole world can see Taiwan; they […]

Driving Ms. Feinstein: Major media ignores spy scandal

Driving Ms. Feinstein: Major media ignores spy scandal

by WorldTribune Staff, August 13, 2018 The revelation that a Chinese spy had been Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s personal driver for 20 years garnered scant attention from the same major media players who can’t get enough of the suspected Russian spying on the Trump campaign, a columnist noted. “The mainstream media desperately want to deflect attention away from […]