U.S. Indo-Pacific commander: ‘Every day we try to prevent war’

U.S. Indo-Pacific commander: ‘Every day we try to prevent war’

FPI / August 17, 2022 Geostrategy-Direct.com In the aftermath of a weak Biden administration response to China’s aggressive blockade exercises against Taiwan following the visit of U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the pressure to maintain deterrence in the region has fallen squarely on one man, U.S. Indo-Pacific commander Adm. John Aquilino. “The destabilizing actions by […]

Why Japan, but not South Korea, will help U.S. stop China’s takeover of Taiwan

Why Japan, but not South Korea, will help U.S. stop China’s takeover of Taiwan

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk The following by WorldTribune.com columnist Don Kirk, originally appeared in The Hill. The visit to Asia by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi exposed one reality that many people did not realize: The United States cannot count on its ally, the Republic of Korea, for support if war breaks out in the Taiwan Straits. The United States, […]

Team Biden fails to demonstrate resolve in response to PLA moves against Taiwan

Team Biden fails to demonstrate resolve in response to PLA moves against Taiwan

FPI / August 10, 2022 Geostrategy-Direct.com By Richard Fisher The Biden Administration’s weak response to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s desire to visit Taiwan has been compounded by its weak response to China’s ongoing threatening exercises against Taiwan. This all but guarantees that China will increase its pressure on Taiwan, undermining America’s stature and deterrent power […]

The Beijing dragon blinks, but this is not over yet

The Beijing dragon blinks, but this is not over yet

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler Despite their huffing, puffing, and threatening, regarding the short but symbolic visit of U.S. Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi to what China deems a “renegade province,” Taiwan, the Beijing Dragon blinked. Nancy Pelosi’s landmark if controversial visit to Taiwan went forward, and then it was […]

Xi Jinping battles for credibility ahead of 20th Communist Party congress

Xi Jinping battles for credibility ahead of 20th Communist Party congress

Special to WorldTribune.com Analysis by Gregory R. Copley, Editor, GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs, August 5, 2022 Communist Party of China (CPC) General Secretary Xi Jinping’s internal civil war against his party rivals in the build-up to the XXth CPC National Congress — now likely to occur in November 2022 — took on new dimensions with […]

Flurry of Chinese military movements reported as Pelosi delegation reached Taipei

Flurry of Chinese military movements reported as Pelosi delegation reached Taipei

by WorldTribune Staff, August 2, 2022 Chinese state-run media reported that Su-35 fighter jets were crossing the Taiwan Strait at around 10:20 p.m. local time (around 10:20 a.m. EST), about the same time U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s delegation landed in Taipei. On the Chinese social media app Weibo, the state-run CCTV Military account also […]

Taiwan chip giant warns on supply chain impact of China’s invasion

Taiwan chip giant warns on supply chain impact of China’s invasion

by WorldTribune Staff, August 1, 2022 The modern world would have trouble functioning without the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), one of the main suppliers of the world’s most advanced microchips. TSMC chips are present in everything from smartphones to cars to missiles. During the ongoing global supply chain crisis, TSMC’s factories in Taiwan are […]

Xi warns Biden in long phone call; Japan sends high level delegation to Taiwan

Xi warns Biden in long phone call; Japan sends high level delegation to Taiwan

by WorldTribune Staff, July 29, 2022 Chinese supreme leader Xi Jinping on Thursday warned Joe Biden not to “play with fire” by defying the communist regime in Beijing on the Taiwan issue. In what officials say was a two-hour and 17 minute phone call, Xi told Biden that “China firmly opposes separatist moves toward ‘Taiwan […]

Risk analysis: Biden bows to China on House Speaker Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan

Risk analysis: Biden bows to China on House Speaker Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan

FPI / July 28, 2022 Geostrategy-Direct.com By Richard Fisher On July 21, caving to Chinese threats, pressure and concerns from the Pentagon, President Joe Biden publicly discouraged the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, from visiting Taiwan. In doing so, Biden risks encouraging greater Chinese blackmail against the U.S.-Taiwan relationship that could […]

Biden frowns on Taiwan trip by Pelosi; China threatens ‘military’ response

Biden frowns on Taiwan trip by Pelosi; China threatens ‘military’ response

by WorldTribune Staff, July 26, 2022 Joe Biden said unspecified U.S. military brass are advising against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visiting Taiwan in a significant show of weakness by a U.S. leader to communist China which is now widely regarded as the top threat to U.S. national security. Pelosi is scheduled to visit the island […]

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