China caught ‘red-handed’ secretly supplying oil to N. Korea

China caught ‘red-handed’ secretly supplying oil to N. Korea

by WorldTribune Staff, December 29, 2017 China was caught secretly transferring oil to North Korean vessels at sea, a report said. South Korea seized the Hong Kong-flagged Lighthouse Winmore that was accused of transferring 600 tons of refined petroleum to a North Korean ship in international waters in the East China Sea on Oct. 19, a move […]

Chinese fighters nearly caused collision with U.S. spy plane

Chinese fighters nearly caused collision with U.S. spy plane

by WorldTribune Staff, July 24, 2017 A Chinese fighter jet flew close enough to a U.S. Navy spy plane that the U.S. plane had to “take evasive action to avoid a collision,” U.S. officials said. Two officials told Fox News that two armed Chinese J-10 jets flew dangerously close to a U.S. Navy reconnaissance plane […]

Japan opens radar station near disputed islands, angers China

Japan opens radar station near disputed islands, angers China

Special to WorldTribune.com Japan on March 28 switched on a new radar station near disputed islands in the East China Sea that drew an instant rebuke from China. The new Japan Self-Defense Forces base is on the island of Yonaguni, about 150 kilometers (90 miles) south of the disputed islands known as the Senkaku islands […]

China’s intensifying showdown with Japan is distracting from its growing internal crisis

China’s intensifying showdown with Japan is distracting from its growing internal crisis

Special to WorldTribune.com By Brian M Downing, FreePressers.com The dispute between China and Japan over the Senkakus group of uninhabited islands and barren rocks jutting up from the East China Sea has intensified in recent days. China has sent armed vessels to the island and anti-Japanese demonstrations have broken out in Chinese cities. Japan has […]