Anger in Japan as China’s increased incursions precede Xi’s state visit to Tokyo

Anger in Japan as China’s increased incursions precede Xi’s state visit to Tokyo

by WorldTribune Staff, December 27, 2019 China’s practice of sending its vessels near the Japan-controlled Senkaku islands continued in the days prior to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to China this week and could raise tensions ahead of Chinese supreme leader Xi Jinping’s state visit to Japan next year, analysts say. Japan’s Coast Guard […]

Japan’s Marines have returned . . . to defend Senkakus, Okinawa from China

Japan’s Marines have returned . . . to defend Senkakus, Okinawa from China

FPI / December 6, 2019 Geostrategy-Direct.com Rising tension between Japan and China intensifying has led the Japanese Marines to re-form a fighting force that has not been seen since World War II. Concerns that Beijing might seize outlying islands led to the formation in 2018 of the 2,100-man Amphibious Rapid Response Brigade (ARDB), based at […]

Report: Systematic persecution of Christians on the rise

Report: Systematic persecution of Christians on the rise

by WorldTribune Staff, September 24, 2019 The persecution of Christians by extremists is growing, is not random but systematic, and takes place irrespective of language, ethnicity, or location, according to a report by the Gatestone Institute. The Sept. 22 report by Ryamond Ibrahim chronicles the slaughter of and attacks on Christians in the month of […]

Two Chicagos: Rich outlive poor by 30 years in Democrat-controlled Cook County

Two Chicagos: Rich outlive poor by 30 years in Democrat-controlled Cook County

by WorldTribune Staff, June 25, 2019 The Chicago neighborhoods of Streeterville and Englewood are only eight miles apart. In wealthy Streeterville, life expectancy is 90-years-old. In poverty-stricken Englewood, it’s 60. The two neighborhoods in the Democratic Party bastion have the most divergent life expectancy of any in the U.S. that share the boundaries of a […]

Xi warns Chinese against ‘erroneous thoughts’; Top actress grounded for poor ‘social credit’ score

Xi warns Chinese against ‘erroneous thoughts’; Top actress grounded for poor ‘social credit’ score

FPI, March 8, 2019 Chinese supreme leader Xi Jinping and the Communist Party are stepping up demands for political loyalty from China’s 1.3 billion people. “Be on high alert to all kinds of erroneous thoughts, vague understandings, and bad phenomena in ideological areas,” the party warned earlier this year. “Keep your eyes open, see things […]

Ranchers to Pelosi: Come to border, ‘stay at our house . . . Come look at it’

Ranchers to Pelosi: Come to border, ‘stay at our house . . . Come look at it’

by WorldTribune Staff, January 28, 2019 Ranchers who live along the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona have invited House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to the border to see for herself what they describe as a border that is far from secure. The ranchers even offered to “send a plane” for Pelosi, Breitbart News reported on Jan. 27. […]

Report: Trump prepping emergency declaration to free up $7 billion for wall

Report: Trump prepping emergency declaration to free up $7 billion for wall

by WorldTribune Staff, January 25, 2019 President Donald Trump could cite his authority under the National Emergencies Act to declare a state of emergency at the U.S.’s southern border and free up $7 billion in federal funds for a border wall, a report said. Under the emergency declaration, Trump would order the Pentagon to immediately […]

Russia sending nuclear-capable bombers to Venezuelan island

Russia sending nuclear-capable bombers to Venezuelan island

CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE: Countdown: Top stories of 2018 by WorldTribune Staff, December 27, 2018 In one of the largest Russian military deployments to the region since the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962, Moscow has sent supersonic bombers to one of Venezuela’s islands in the Caribbean Sea. Russian military Col. Eduard Rodyukov said the […]

Netanyahu trumpets secret nuke ‘warehouse’ in speech at UN: ‘IAEA has still not taken any action’

Netanyahu trumpets secret nuke ‘warehouse’ in speech at UN: ‘IAEA has still not taken any action’

by WorldTribune Staff, September 28, 2018 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sept. 27 told the United Nations General Assembly that Iran maintains a secret nuclear program storage site. Netanyahu displayed maps and photographs of what he said is a “secret atomic warehouse” in the Turquzabad district of Teheran. The facility is used for “storing […]

Tang Dynasty Emperor Taizong, U.S. President Donald Trump and the Korean peninsula

Tang Dynasty Emperor Taizong, U.S. President Donald Trump and the Korean peninsula

Special to WorldTribune By Miles Maochun Yu, Hoover Institution In the ancient Chinese military strategy classic, Questions and Replies between Tang Taizong and Li Weigong, the great Tang Dynasty Emperor Taizong of the 7th century famously ruminated that, “In war, we prefer the position of the host to that of the guest.” In essence, Emperor […]