China exercise reveals floating ramps, temporary docks for Taiwan invasion

China exercise reveals floating ramps, temporary docks for Taiwan invasion

FPI / August 26, 2020 Geostrategy-Direct.com By Richard Fisher The People’s Liberation Army’s (PLA) invasion strategy for Taiwan relies heavily on the mobilization of large civilian transport ships that would move the bulk of the troops and supporting armor and logistic supplies, to put enough forces on the island democracy to force its surrender or […]

Retired Chinese general makes the case for invasion as U.S. arms sales boost Taiwan

Retired Chinese general makes the case for invasion as U.S. arms sales boost Taiwan

FPI / July 17, 2020 Geostrategy-Direct.com By Richard Fisher On July 9, on the popular WeChat social media platform, retired People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Major Gen. Wang Haiyun, former Chinese Defense Attache to Russia, published a detailed justification for China to invade the democratic island of Taiwan. Though it did not garner much attention amid […]

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 […]