Specialist: Will the U.S. and Taiwan deter China over the next few critical years?

Specialist: Will the U.S. and Taiwan deter China over the next few critical years?

by WorldTribune Staff, December 29, 2020 Over the last five years, Chinese bombers have ventured deep into the South China Sea and proven their ability to surround Taiwan. Over the next few years, communist China plans to build up to 9 to 12 new “brigades” of bombers, each with 32 aircraft. It is part of […]

China’s ‘war of decision’ in Korea, and now in Taiwan, seen replacing U.S. as hegemon

China’s ‘war of decision’ in Korea, and now in Taiwan, seen replacing U.S. as hegemon

FPI / October 21, 2020 Geostrategy-Direct By Richard Fisher Chinese statecraft, especially under the era of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) dictatorship, has featured a pattern of fighting “wars of decision,” or intentional offensive conflicts that China can win, timed to reshape a new regional or global political environment favorable to the CCP. The most […]

State media promote China’s amphibious invasion threat against Taiwan

State media promote China’s amphibious invasion threat against Taiwan

FPI / October 15, 2020 Geostrategy-Direct.com By Richard Fisher While the actual date of the amphibious exercises has not been revealed, Chinese state media on the weekend of Oct. 10 offered much coverage of the exercises for television and print propaganda. Citing Taiwanese press reports on Oct. 11, the Hong Kong News website reported the […]

U.S. sounds Taiwan alert; Sale of ATACMS would counter China’s war moves

U.S. sounds Taiwan alert; Sale of ATACMS would counter China’s war moves

FPI / October 1, 2020 Geostrategy-Direct.com By Richard Fisher On Sept. 27, Bill Gertz, writing for The Washington Times, reported on his interview with United States National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien, who used the occasion to issue the highest-level U.S. warning of potential Chinese aggression against Taiwan. At first O’Brien lamented, “The swift termination of […]

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 […]

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