As protests turn violent, State Dept. issues warning to Hong Kong government

As protests turn violent, State Dept. issues warning to Hong Kong government

by WorldTribune Staff, June 12, 2019 In a strong statement in support of massive demonstrations in Hong Kong, the U.S. State Department warned: “The continued erosion of the ‘one country, two systems’ framework puts at risk Hong Kong’s long-established special status in international affairs.” Hundreds of police clashed with demonstrators on June 12, firing rubber bullets […]

China seeks to dismiss growing outrage over mass rights violations against Xinjiang Muslims

China seeks to dismiss growing outrage over mass rights violations against Xinjiang Muslims

by WorldTribune Staff, November 15, 2018 A letter from 15 Western ambassadors expressing deep concern over China’s detention of some 1 million Muslims in re-education camps has been dismissed by Beijing as hearsay and a violation of the Geneva Convention. The Reuters news agency reported that the letter to the Chinese government, which has not […]

China’s Xi Jinping to religious party members: Shape up or ship out

China’s Xi Jinping to religious party members: Shape up or ship out

by WorldTribune Staff, August 27, 2018 Any governing members of the Chinese Communist Party who continue to hold religious beliefs will be asked to leave the party under a new directive from supreme leader Xi Jinping. Xi has issued a fresh set of disciplinary rules for the party, Reuters reported on Aug. 27. “Party members […]

China bans ‘Christopher Robin’ film due to memes starring Xi Jinping as Winnie the Pooh

China bans ‘Christopher Robin’ film due to memes starring Xi Jinping as Winnie the Pooh

by WorldTribune Staff, August 6, 2018 China has banned the release of “Christopher Robin”, a new live-action Disney movie which features Winnie the Pooh and his cast of friends. Chinese supreme leader Xi Jinping is said to be furious over memes that compare him to the portly honey-loving bear and censors have cracked down on […]

Trump hits communist China’s policy requirement on U.S. airlines as ‘Orwellian nonsense’

Trump hits communist China’s policy requirement on U.S. airlines as ‘Orwellian nonsense’

by WorldTribune Staff, May 6, 2018 The White House blasted demands by China that U.S. airlines must change references to Taiwan on their websites to indicate Taiwan is part of China. President Donald Trump “ran against political correctness in the United States” and as president he will “stand up for Americans resisting efforts by the […]

China bans internet news sites that were doing their own reporting

China bans internet news sites that were doing their own reporting

by WorldTribune Staff, July 26, 2016 The Chinese government has banned several online news portals that were producing original investigative reports. News services run by Sina, Sohu, NetEase and iFeng were shut down for publishing independent reports instead of carrying official, state-produced news, local media said. In February, President Xi Jinping toured state media outlets […]

President Xi on the road promotes China as global power second only to U.S.

President Xi on the road promotes China as global power second only to U.S.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Willy Lam, East-Asia-Intel.com Newly confirmed Chinese President Xi Jinping has demonstrated the flair if not also the substance of a strongman during his maiden overseas trip as head of state. Unlike his predecessor, ex-president Hu Jintao – who often appeared stiff and wooden while on foreign trips – Xi seemed to […]

Much more to China than meets the (American) eye

Much more to China than meets the (American) eye

Lev Navrozov Last week we had a call from someone whom we used to know some years ago: an intelligent young man, a brilliant computer specialist, with a keen interest in international affairs, at that time particularly concerned with Falun Gong persecutions going on in China. He had several Chinese friends associated with the Chinese […]

World waits for someone to do something, and then waits some more

World waits for someone to do something, and then waits some more

Sol W. Sanders Looking around the world, the striking characteristic is waiting out a number of crises. Their outcome seems almost artificially suspended, and their interaction on one another and their ultimate effect on the world is at issue. We start with the Euro. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s supplications in Beijing were perhaps laudable but a […]

Potentially explosive movements on a volatile Asian chessboard

Potentially explosive movements on a volatile Asian chessboard

Sol W. Sanders A new era of increasing instability is opening in East Asia. The death of North Korean leader Kim Il-Jong is only adding another, if explosive, element to an already volatile equation: China enters a period of substantially slower economic growth, if not a crash, on the eve next autumn of a takeover […]