World’s leading emitter, China, criticizes U.S. for not doing enough for climate

World’s leading emitter, China, criticizes U.S. for not doing enough for climate

by WorldTribune Staff, December 2, 2019 As many of its cities are covered in thick smog, China, the leading polluter on the planet, is lecturing the United States on climate change. As the annual UN climate conference was set to begin on Monday in Spain, a top Chinese official blasted the U.S. for lacking the […]

China, Russia to boycott White House-backed economic workshop in Bahrain

China, Russia to boycott White House-backed economic workshop in Bahrain

by WorldTribune Staff, May 28, 2019 China and Russia have decided not to participate in next month’s workshop in Bahrain at which the United States plans to unveil the economic component of its Middle East peace plan dubbed the “Deal of the Century.” Senior Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and Palestinian Authority (PA) official Saeb Erekat […]

China, Russia trade blame after Israeli strike destroys air defenses in Syria

China, Russia trade blame after Israeli strike destroys air defenses in Syria

Special to WorldTribune.com By Geostrategy-Direct A successful Israeli air strike against Iran’s military facilities inside Syria has resulted in China and Russia blaming each other for the humiliatingly embarrassing air defense failure. On Jan. 20, the Israeli air force flew a sortie of F-35 fighter jets into Syria and destroyed an Iranian military training camp, […]

Tensions building as summit looms: High stakes for Trump, Kim, CIA, China

Tensions building as summit looms: High stakes for Trump, Kim, CIA, China

by WorldTribune Staff, January 25, 2019 As he prepares for a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, U.S. President Donald Trump is hitting back at critics who claim there has been little progress made from the first summit’s stated goal of the North’s denuclearization. “The Fake News Media loves saying ‘so little happened […]

U.S. sets new Africa strategy, condemns ‘predatory’ economic policies by Russia, China

U.S. sets new Africa strategy, condemns ‘predatory’ economic policies by Russia, China

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty The United States has denounced the “predatory” practices of Russia and China in Africa as it unveiled a refocus of its strategy that will include an end to “indiscriminate assistance across the entire continent.” National-security adviser John Bolton said on Dec. 13 that the new strategy […]

Bolton in Moscow: U.S. bound by INF but Russia, China, Iran, N. Korea are not

Bolton in Moscow: U.S. bound by INF but Russia, China, Iran, N. Korea are not

by WorldTribune Staff, October 23, 2018 The United States plans to pull out of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty because Russia is violating the pact, U.S. national security adviser John Bolton said. With Russia in violation, “there was only one country in the world bound by the INF Treaty and that was the United […]

Mahathir’s return in Malaysia promises significant change in ties with U.S., China

Mahathir’s return in Malaysia promises significant change in ties with U.S., China

Special to WorldTribune.com By GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs, Kuala Lumpur. The return to office as Prime Minister of Malaysia of Dr Mahathir Mohamed, 92, on May 10, 2018, was expected to change the tone of affairs both within Malaysia as well as within the region. Significantly, it is not Dr Mahathir’s age which was at […]

America first? Setting the stage for Xi Jinping’s upcoming visit with Donald Trump

America first? Setting the stage for Xi Jinping’s upcoming visit with Donald Trump

Special to WorldTribune.com By Gregory R. Copley, Editor, GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs People’s Republic of China (PRC) President Xi Jinping will make an official visit to Washington, DC, perhaps as soon as April 2017, and it is being planned as a “muscular” demonstration of Beijing’s status, overshadowing all other Asian influences. The PRC team believes […]

Trump’s strategic ambiguity on Korea has China on edge

Trump’s strategic ambiguity on Korea has China on edge

Special to WorldTribune.com By Geostrategy-Direct Chinese officials and analysts said Beijing remains “uncertain” about the Trump administration and its strategy on the two Koreas. “The prolonged silence” from the Trump administration “is making Beijing increasingly uncertain and uncomfortable, and complicating its plans to reduce the threat that the United States and its network of alliances […]

Where does bankrupt North Korea get the cash for those skyscrapers and missiles?

Where does bankrupt North Korea get the cash for those skyscrapers and missiles?

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk U.S.-China relations are at their worst in years, and North and South Korean are not getting along either. In fact, relations between those two are at such a low ebb that two-way trade, once about several hundred million dollars a year, has almost ceased. Curiously, however, North Korean coal […]