China’s official silence on casualties in India skirmish point to dangerous morale problem in PLA

China’s official silence on casualties in India skirmish point to dangerous morale problem in PLA

by WorldTribune Staff, July 5, 2020 A week after a deadly skirmish between Chinese and Indian troops at the Galwan Valley Himalayan border region, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has yet to confirm the number of casualties the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) suffered. Chinese officials call media reports from India indicating at least 40 Chinese […]

Coronavirus as strategic distraction: Analyst details CCP’s Taiwan preparations

Coronavirus as strategic distraction: Analyst details CCP’s Taiwan preparations

FPI / May 6, 2020 Geostrategy-Direct.com The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is using the Wuhan coronavirus to advance its geostrategic position, an analyst said. While other nations are distracted in coping with the virus, the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has stepped up activities in the First Island Chain, which extends from Japan through the Ryukyus, […]

‘Warfare beyond rules’: Chinese officers envisioned combat by non-military means

‘Warfare beyond rules’: Chinese officers envisioned combat by non-military means

FPI / April 1, 2020 Geostrategy-Direct.com In 1996, the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Art Press published “Warfare Beyond Rules”, in which the central premise was that China should prepare to conduct “warfare beyond all boundaries and limitations to defend itself.” The book’s authors, two colonels in the PLA, stated that war may include a blend […]

Parasites: China military’s predatory actions against Americans detailed by Pompeo, Barr

Parasites: China military’s predatory actions against Americans detailed by Pompeo, Barr

by WorldTribune Staff, February 10, 2020 U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Monday announced the indictment of four members of China’s military on charges of hacking into the credit reporting agency Equifax. A federal grand jury in Atlanta returned a nine-count indictment last week that accused members of China’s People’s Liberation Army of conspiring to […]

Analyst warns of overlooked threats posed by China’s multiple proxies

Analyst warns of overlooked threats posed by China’s multiple proxies

by WorldTribune Staff, January 26, 2020 The following is an analysis by Richard Fisher, a senior fellow with the International Assessment and Strategy Center and WorldTribune.com, and Geostrategy-Direct.com contributing editor: The Jan. 11 election is over and democracy, again, is victorious in Taiwan, buoyed by a younger generation whose determination to remain free could sustain […]

Chinese mystery missile, the DF-20, could appear in Oct. 1 parade

Chinese mystery missile, the DF-20, could appear in Oct. 1 parade

FPI / September 6, 2019 By Richard Fisher, Geostrategy-Direct.com An Aug. 29 article on new missiles that may be displayed in China’s ten-year large military parade on Oct. 1 stated these would include, “hypersonic missiles such as the DF-17 and DF-20 which are capable of breaching missile shields….,” according to “military sources” cited by South […]

China’s state media show ‘scheduled’ troop movements to Hong Kong, by land and sea

China’s state media show ‘scheduled’ troop movements to Hong Kong, by land and sea

by WorldTribune Staff, August 29, 2019 China’s communist government insists that troop movements at its Hong Kong garrison ahead of anticipated mass pro-democracy protests this weekend are part of a scheduled rotation. After witnesses had reported the troop movements in the early hours of Thursday morning (Aug. 29), China’s state-run propaganda outlet Xinhua published images […]

China’s JH-7A challenged Japan warships in simulated attack near Senkakus

China’s JH-7A challenged Japan warships in simulated attack near Senkakus

FPI / August 29, 2019 By Richard Fisher, Geostrategy-Direct.com Chinese Xian Aircraft Corporation JH-7A strike fighters conducted a simulated attack on Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force “escort vessels” in late May, according to an Aug. 19 report in The Japan Times. This incident took place near the disputed Senkaku Islands and the report disclosed that […]

Peter Thiel: Investigate Google’s ‘unprecedented’ cooperation with Chinese military

Peter Thiel: Investigate Google’s ‘unprecedented’ cooperation with Chinese military

by WorldTribune Staff, August 13, 2019 Google is developing artificial intelligence (AI) technology for China which “clearly has a lot of military applications” and should be investigated by the CIA or FBI, technology entrepreneur Peter Thiel said. Under the one-party political system in which the Chinese Communist Party rules, Google’s AI China-based research and development […]

In first defense white paper in years, China targets U.S. Pacific Command, Taiwan

In first defense white paper in years, China targets U.S. Pacific Command, Taiwan

FPI / August 2, 2019 Geostrategy-Direct.com In the first defense white paper it has released in several years, China identifies the United States as its main adversary, warns that it is set to use military force against Taiwan and says that developing space weapons is among its vital strategic interests. The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) […]