China prepares world opinion for moves on Taiwan Strait

China prepares world opinion for moves on Taiwan Strait

FPI / September 24, 2020 Geostrategy-Direct.com By Richard Fisher As the global death toll from the Chinese Wuhan coronavirus approaches one million people, China wants the world to also know that it is ready to start a war against the 23 million free people of Taiwan. On Sept. 9 and 10, China’s People’s Liberation Army […]

Before covid, Taiwan TV offered Chinese tourists a taste of freedom

Before covid, Taiwan TV offered Chinese tourists a taste of freedom

by WorldTribune Staff, August 31, 2020 (Remarks by David R. Stilwell, State Department’s Assistant Secretary, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, to the Heritage Foundation on Aug. 31.) I am very pleased to have the opportunity to talk about Taiwan, one of America’s most reliable partners in the Indo-Pacific, and indeed the world. It […]

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 […]

Taiwan basks in good health despite global pandemic

Taiwan basks in good health despite global pandemic

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler A visit by an American Secretary of Health to an East Asian ally would seemingly not register much media attention, especially during the Summer.  But in the age of global Corona and the deadly spread of the Covid-19 virus, health certainly matters. So, when U.S.  Secretary of Health […]

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 […]

Beijing hackers target Vatican, ramp up attack on all faiths

Beijing hackers target Vatican, ramp up attack on all faiths

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler The story comes right out of a Dan Brown mystery thriller in which Vatican secrets are targeted by State sponsored computer hackers.  Yet according to cyber security sources, the intrusion into sensitive Vatican diplomatic traffic is not fiction, but a cold hard fact of modern espionage. The Recorded […]

Retired Chinese general makes the case for invasion as U.S. arms sales boost Taiwan

Retired Chinese general makes the case for invasion as U.S. arms sales boost Taiwan

FPI / July 17, 2020 Geostrategy-Direct.com By Richard Fisher On July 9, on the popular WeChat social media platform, retired People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Major Gen. Wang Haiyun, former Chinese Defense Attache to Russia, published a detailed justification for China to invade the democratic island of Taiwan. Though it did not garner much attention amid […]

Increased U.S. spy flights over South China Sea as PLA steps up invasion drills

Increased U.S. spy flights over South China Sea as PLA steps up invasion drills

by WorldTribune Staff, June 26, 2020 The United States Air Force has increased reconnaissance flights over the South China Sea amid China’s ongoing military drills which are reportedly simulating an invasion of Taiwan. Three U.S. aircraft — a P-8A Poseidon, an RC-135, and a C-17A Globemaster III — were observed heading toward the South China […]

Invading Taiwan: China constantly takes the measure of U.S. resolve

Invading Taiwan: China constantly takes the measure of U.S. resolve

by WorldTribune Staff, June 18, 2020 In April and May, as the world was dealing with the coronavirus pandemic which China was responsible for spreading worldwide, the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) was practicing blockade operations around Taiwan, with aircraft carriers and destroyers of the PLA Navy cooperating with anti-ship-missile-carrying H-6K bombers, about 100 of which […]

Trump administration applies heat on WHO, boosts support for Taiwan

Trump administration applies heat on WHO, boosts support for Taiwan

by WorldTribune Staff, May 20, 2020 U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday threatened to permanently cut off funding to the World Health Organization (WHO) and revoke U.S. membership if the UN organization doesn’t make changes meant to curb what he called its pro-China bias. In a letter to WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Trump said […]

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