China threat against U.S. officials visiting Taiwan recalls 1983 downing of KAL airliner

China threat against U.S. officials visiting Taiwan recalls 1983 downing of KAL airliner

FPI / December 1, 2021 Geostrategy-Direct By Richard Fisher China used its official media to hint that it would use its air force possibly to shoot down aircraft carrying United States officials visiting Taiwan. While the Biden Administration has yet to respond that that suggestion, and probably will not in order to avoid showing fear, […]

Analysts: China might not delay seizing control of Taiwan and its TSMC strategic monopoly

Analysts: China might not delay seizing control of Taiwan and its TSMC strategic monopoly

by WorldTribune Staff, November 2, 2021 China is fully capable of a D-Day-level invasion of Taiwan and might not wait very long to unleash an attack as the communist regime of supreme leader Xi Jinping has designs on taking control of Taiwan’s production of global semiconductors, analysts say. Taiwan is “extremely vulnerable” to a Chinese […]

‘Ripple effect from U.S. surrender in Afghanistan; Beijing’s bullying of free Taiwan shakes East Asia

‘Ripple effect from U.S. surrender in Afghanistan; Beijing’s bullying of free Taiwan shakes East Asia

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler Beijing’s communists are good at bullying; look at political crackdowns in prosperous Hong Kong, the suppression of ethnic minorities in Xinjiang, and of course China’s ongoing military harassment of Taiwan, a democratically ruled island which the communists claim as part of the People’s Republic of China. Over the […]

China calls Taiwan escalation an ‘unmistakable declaration of sovereignty’

China calls Taiwan escalation an ‘unmistakable declaration of sovereignty’

FPI / October 7, 2021 Geostrategy-Direct China on Oct. 4 carried out its largest incursion inside Taiwan’s air defense zone to date, sending 58 warplanes, including 12 nuclear-capable bombers, the Taiwanese Defense Ministry said. The Oct. 4 flights bring the total aircraft flying into the air defense zone since late last month to 136 and […]

Reimagine: A more robust UN system that includes Taiwan to cope with the pandemic

Reimagine: A more robust UN system that includes Taiwan to cope with the pandemic

Special to WorldTribune, September 16, 2021 Jaushieh Joseph Wu After more than 200 million infections and over 4 million deaths and counting, the COVID-19 pandemic has raged across the globe. This has created a profoundly devastating socio-economic impact on our interconnected world, with virtually no countries spared. The pandemic has disrupted global trade, exacerbated poverty, impeded […]

Afghanistan: Politics trumped competence

Afghanistan: Politics trumped competence

Special to WorldTribune.com By John McNabb The Afghanistan nightmare has just begun. Americans I know, love and respect have one question: How could this be happening in late August 2021? I have some insights based on personal experiences after my combat flying tours during the Vietnam War. But first we must look to the desk […]

As Afghanistan falls, China conducts massive live-fire drills near Taiwan

As Afghanistan falls, China conducts massive live-fire drills near Taiwan

by WorldTribune Staff, August 17, 2021 In what analysts said was a predictable next step following the collapse of Afghanistan, the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA), the military wing of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), on Tuesday launched joint live-fire assault drills in multiple locations near Taiwan. The propaganda outlet Global Times reported: “The PLA […]

‘Dangerous game’: 28 warplanes, 300+ sand dredgers from China harass Taiwan

‘Dangerous game’: 28 warplanes, 300+ sand dredgers from China harass Taiwan

by WorldTribune Staff, June 18, 2021 “When 28 Chinese warplanes streaked through the skies around Taiwan on [June 15] – the largest such incursion this year – they followed a pattern that has generated alarm among U.S. and Taiwanese military planners,” Bloomberg News reported June 16. “Some of the People’s Liberation Army planes, including bombers, […]

U.S. allies finally acknowledging need to militarily support Taiwan

U.S. allies finally acknowledging need to militarily support Taiwan

FPI / April 22, 2021 Geostrategy-Direct.com By Richard Fisher American allies are beginning to consider how they would militarily support the United States in the event it must respond to a Chinese invasion of Taiwan. This after decades of encouragement which has recently become more urgent. The Australian Defense Forces were considering the kinds of […]

20 Chinese military planes breach Taiwan’s ADIZ

20 Chinese military planes breach Taiwan’s ADIZ

BREAKING . . . [Editor’s Note: We have added ‘Breaking‘ as a new feature because . . . Drudge has gone away.] TAIPEI (Reuters) – Twenty Chinese military aircraft entered Taiwan’s air defence identification zone on Friday, in the largest incursion yet reported by the island’s defence ministry and marking a dramatic escalation of tension […]

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