Chinese J-11 fighters cross Taiwan’s ‘mid-line’; Bolton warns

Chinese J-11 fighters cross Taiwan’s ‘mid-line’; Bolton warns

Special to WorldTribune.com By Richard Fisher, Geostrategy-Direct For the first time since 2011, two Chinese People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) Shenyang J-11 fighters crossed the Mid-Line of the Taiwan Strait near the Penghu Islands on March 31, 2019. The incursion prompted Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen on April 1 to state on her Facebook page […]

F-16 sale to Taiwan would be Trump administration’s latest blow to China

F-16 sale to Taiwan would be Trump administration’s latest blow to China

by WorldTribune Staff, April 1, 2019 The Trump administration has hinted it may soon sell 60 F-16s to Taiwan in what observers say would be a “huge shock” to China. Selling the F-16s to Taiwan, which has sought the jets for more than a decade, would add to several other moves the U.S. has made […]

Four decades after Deng Xiaoping’s victory tour of U.S., China again threatens Taiwan

Four decades after Deng Xiaoping’s victory tour of U.S., China again threatens Taiwan

Special to WorldTribune.com By Parris H. Chang Forty years ago, Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping made a celebratory tour of the United States in the wake of the U.S. recognition of the People’s Republic of China (PRC). Deng’s trip from Jan. 28 to Feb. 5, 1979, started in Washington, and made stops in Atlanta, Houston and […]

Is perfect storm headed for the Taiwan Straits?

Is perfect storm headed for the Taiwan Straits?

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler NEW YORK — While the world is looking elsewhere and transfixed on the whirling Washington Merry-go-Round, a perfect political storm is brewing in East Asia. Unpredictable winds are gathering over the Chinese Mainland. The epicenter is the Zhongnanhai compound near Beijing’s once Forbidden City, as leader Xi Jinping […]

Unification fever: China, North Korea turn up the heat on anti-communist brethren

Unification fever: China, North Korea turn up the heat on anti-communist brethren

CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE: Countdown: Top stories of 2018 by WorldTribune Staff, January 2, 2019 In a sinister start to 2019, Chinese supreme leader Xi Jinping bluntly threatened to invade Taiwan but promised to reward the Republic of China if it places itself under Beijing’s rule. Meanwhile, North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un in his […]

Efforts by China to suppress dynamic ‘rogue’ state Taiwan have utterly failed

Efforts by China to suppress dynamic ‘rogue’ state Taiwan have utterly failed

Special to WorldTribune.com By Sol W. Sanders One of the ironies of the current international order is that efforts by both Communist China and the U.S. to minimize the role of Taiwan actually intensify its importance. For Beijing, of course, Taiwan is a “rogue” province, defying the argument that only an autocratic Chinese-language-speaking political entity […]

40 years after Deng Xiaoping’s reforms, a transformed China eyes world stage

40 years after Deng Xiaoping’s reforms, a transformed China eyes world stage

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Beijing held a big party to celebrate the Economic Reform process starting forty years ago which changed China and the world. Amid the meticulous staging in the cavernous Great Hall of the People, China’s supreme leader Xi Jinping addressed the party faithful to a backdrop […]

China denies meddling in Taiwan midterms; Pro-Beijing KMT registered strong gains

China denies meddling in Taiwan midterms; Pro-Beijing KMT registered strong gains

by WorldTribune Staff, November 30, 2018 China is denying a report by a U.S. cybersecurity firm that concluded Chinese hackers likely meddled in Taiwan’s midterm elections in which pro-China candidates overwhelmed the party of pro-U.S. President Tsai Ing-wen. “Taiwan has always been a primary target of malicious cyber operations, especially from actors aligned with the […]

Taiwan’s ‘nightmare scenario’: Think tank weighs post-2020 contingencies

Taiwan’s ‘nightmare scenario’: Think tank weighs post-2020 contingencies

Special to WorldTribune.com By Geostrategy-Direct China is preparing for an invasion of Taiwan “from a 360 degree perspective” which includes a “Fifth Column” of pro-China supporters living on the self-ruled island who would back a Chinese invasion force in the post-2020 timeframe, analysts say. “It is thinkable if you think about the specific situation of […]

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