Pro-democracy publisher Jimmy Lai released on bail after arrest in Hong Kong

Pro-democracy publisher Jimmy Lai released on bail after arrest in Hong Kong

by WorldTribune Staff, August 11, 2020 Jimmy Lai, founder of the Apple Daily, Hong Kong’s popular pro-democracy newspaper, has been released on bail after being arrested Monday on suspicion of collusion under the Chinese Communist Party’s new national security law, reports say. The Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Hong Kong said in a statement that Monday’s […]

U.S. sanctions top, China-appointed Hong Kong official Carrie Lam

U.S. sanctions top, China-appointed Hong Kong official Carrie Lam

by WorldTribune Staff, August 7, 2020 The Trump administration on Friday sanctioned several of Hong Kong’s top officials, including China-appointed chief executive Carrie Lam. Along with Lam, the U.S. Treasury Department sanctioned Luo Huining, director of Beijing’s liaison office in Hong Kong; Xia Baolong and Zhang Xiaoming, the head and deputy head of Chinese central […]

No longer the ‘people’s son-in-law’? China disowns Zuckerberg after Senate testimony

No longer the ‘people’s son-in-law’? China disowns Zuckerberg after Senate testimony

by WorldTribune Staff, August 5, 2020 Mark Zuckerberg has run afoul of communist China after saying during Senate testimony last week that it is “well documented that the Chinese government steals technology from American companies.” The Global Times, a propaganda outlet of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), said that Zuckerberg’s “willingness to set aside morality […]

‘Constitutional coup’: Chinese Communist Party’s ‘word is law’ in Hong Kong

‘Constitutional coup’: Chinese Communist Party’s ‘word is law’ in Hong Kong

by WorldTribune Staff, August 3, 2020 In just over a month the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has asserted authoritarian control over Hong Kong. The CCP’s national security law which essentially ended Hong Kong’s autonomy and makes it much easier to punish pro-democracy activists is in full force, an analyst noted. “The scope of Beijing’s plans […]

China hints at ‘Black Swan event’: Failure of Three Gorges Dam could kill millions in Wuhan, Yichang

China hints at ‘Black Swan event’: Failure of Three Gorges Dam could kill millions in Wuhan, Yichang

FPI / July 27, 2020 Analysis by Jason Orestes “Made in China” already doesn’t have the strongest connotation associated with it, and it appears this may even apply to mainland Chinese infrastructure. China has upped spending on dams in the last several years to combat flooding, namely on the Yangtze River: the longest river in […]

Pompeo urges Chinese people to repudiate CCP; ‘Diplomats’ burn documents outside Houston consulate

Pompeo urges Chinese people to repudiate CCP;  ‘Diplomats’ burn documents outside Houston consulate

by WorldTribune Staff, July 23, 2020 Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is urging America’s allies and China’s citizens to work with the United States to change the “bankrupt totalitarian ideology” of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). The CCP “fears the Chinese people’s honest opinions more than any foreign foe,” Pompeo plans to say in a […]

‘Disappeared’: The disturbing way China treats its dissenters and whistleblowers

‘Disappeared’: The disturbing way China treats its dissenters and whistleblowers

FPI / July 20, 2020 Commentary by Jason Orestes What China doesn’t like, it assumes control over. If you say something the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) disapproves of, you often end up just disappearing or fleeing the country. It’s not unheard of at all for people who speak out against communist policy to just go […]

China state media refers to new U.S. policy on S. China Sea as ‘mentally retarded’

China state media refers to new U.S. policy on S. China Sea as ‘mentally retarded’

by WorldTribune Staff, July 16, 2020 The new policy position of the United States, which rejects China’s claim to most of the South China Sea and the resources within, is being slammed by communist China’s propaganda outlets. In reports on Wednesday, Chinese state media wondered if the U.S. government is “mentally retarded and slow in […]

Allies belatedly join U.S. in opposing China’s Huawei 5G security threat

Allies belatedly join U.S. in opposing China’s Huawei 5G security threat

FPI / July 16, 2020 Commentary by Jason Orestes After being essentially the only power standing up to the Chinese threat of Huawei 5G expansion, America is finally getting some much overdo solidarity from its allies. The Trump administration has repeatedly sounded the alarm that Huawei is not to be trusted and is effectively an […]

Ultimatum: Trump administration rejects China’s claims to South China Sea

Ultimatum: Trump administration rejects China’s claims to South China Sea

FPI / July 15, 2020 Geostrategy-Direct.com The administration of President Donald Trump has issued a multi-agency rejection of the Chinese government’s expansive claims to most of the South China Sea, saying they are illegal under international law. “We are making clear: Beijing’s claims to offshore resources across most of the South China Sea are completely […]