Philippines scraps U.S. defense pact as China builds bases in Cambodia

Philippines scraps U.S. defense pact as China builds bases in Cambodia

by WorldTribune Staff, February 13, 2020 The Philippines announced Tuesday that it would end a security agreement with the United States that has been in place since 1999. Nationalist president Rodrigo Duterte, at times a harsh critic of the United States, has been pivoting back and forth between the U.S. and toward China since entering […]

Pompeo speech marks dramatic, Trump-led shift in China policy

Pompeo speech marks dramatic, Trump-led shift in China policy

FPI / November 7, 2019 By Richard Fisher, Geostrategy-Direct.com While fighting for its political existence against the Democrat Party led campaign for impeachment in the United States House of Representatives, the administration of President Donald Trump remains capable of strong leadership, such as working to forge a new American policy consensus on China. In a […]

Panic in Beijing: Caught off guard by Trump trade tactics, CCP courts Pentagon

Panic in Beijing: Caught off guard by Trump trade tactics, CCP courts Pentagon

by WorldTribune Staff, October 18, 2018 As its relationship with other U.S. agencies sours amid President Donald Trump’s trade and twitter offensive, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has worked to maintain close ties to the Pentagon, U.S. defense officials said. Beijing has stepped up contacts with the Pentagon in recent weeks as Defense Minister Wei […]

China’s massive military is training to ‘fight and win’ against U.S., Pentagon reports

China’s massive military is training to ‘fight and win’ against U.S., Pentagon reports

by WorldTribune Staff, August 17, 2018 China is rapidly pursuing supreme leader Xi Jinping’s plan of having a modernized military that can “fight and win” wars, the Pentagon said. The People’s Liberation Army (PLA), which has the largest ground force in the world, is also training its pilots for strikes against U.S. and allied targets […]

China for first time lands nuclear strike bomber on disputed island

China for first time lands nuclear strike bomber on disputed island

by WorldTribune Staff, May 21, 2018 China for the first time sent a long-range, nuclear-capable bomber to an island in the South China Sea. Chinese state media on May 18 released a video showing the H-6K bomber landing and taking off from Woody Island, Beijing’s largest base in the Paracel Islands. The Pentagon said China’s […]

Pentagon report: China advances in taking military control of strategic Pacific sea lanes

Pentagon report: China advances in taking military control of strategic Pacific sea lanes

by WorldTribune Staff, June 7, 2017 China is using non-military “coercion” in an effort to gain control of strategic waters in the Asian Pacific, the Pentagon said in its annual report to Congress released on June 6. “China continues to exercise low-intensity coercion to advance its claims in the East and South China Seas,” the report […]

Make China great again: Xi Jinping offers solace to Trumped global elites

Make China great again: Xi Jinping offers solace to Trumped global elites

by WorldTribune Staff, January 25, 2017 Chinese President Xi Jinping is “stepping up” as the new defender of globalism. As a populist wave swept through Europe and ushered in the Trump administration in Washington, Xi was in Switzerland vowing to leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos that China was ready to play a […]

China continues island militarization despite international court ruling

China continues island militarization despite international court ruling

by WorldTribune Staff, August 10, 2016 An international tribunal’s ruling against China over contested reefs and atolls in the South China Sea has not stopped Beijing from continuing its military buildup in the sea, recently released satellite images show. China continues to build bases on islands it has reclaimed, and satellite images released on Aug. […]

Pentagon gives Beijing ultimatum on militarizing the South China Sea

Pentagon gives Beijing ultimatum on militarizing the South China Sea

Special to WorldTribune.com By Geostrategy-Direct.com U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter told the Chinese defense delegation in Singapore that the U.S. will take appropriate action if China crosses the red line, i.e. further reclamation and militarization of the Scarborough Shoal in the Spratlys chain. The Philippines and China have fiercely clashed over the Scarborough Shoal […]

China claims base with ‘military facilities’ in disputed Spratlys is to rescue fishing boats

China claims base with ‘military facilities’ in disputed Spratlys is to rescue fishing boats

by WorldTribune Staff, May 23, 2016 China is building a base in the disputed Spratly Islands for an advanced rescue vessel complete with drones and underwater robots. Chen Xingguang, political commissar of the ship, said the ship is scheduled to be deployed in the second half of the year, the official China Daily reported on […]