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Xi’s groups of economic advisers render Premier Li powerless

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Willy Lam, EastAsiaIntel.com China’s momentous “One Belt, One Road” (OBOR) strategy — a reference to the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road — has further illustrated the declining political fortunes of […]

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China raising its stake in UAE oil fields

China was awarded a $330 million contract to develop UAE's Mender oilfield.

Special to WorldTribune.com The state oil company of China has been awarded a major onshore oil contract by United Arab Emirates. China Petroleum Engineering and Construction Corporation (CPECC), part of state-run PetroChina, won the $330 million contract for development of […]

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Best of Lev: China demonstrating the will to dominate; West losing the will to resist

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Lev Navrozov, May 18, 2012 Lev Navrozov emigrated from the Soviet Union with his family in 1972. He so cherished the freedom of press he found here that he dedicated his remaining years to alerting otherwise-oblivious Americans to the global […]

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India, South Korea and U.S. find themselves on same side in the Great Game for Asia

U.S. Sec. of State John Kerry arrives in Seoul.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com Two very different visitors crossed paths in Seoul this week. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi bumped into each other after calling on President Park Geun-Hye at […]

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Rubio outlines a compelling foreign policy vision in sharp contrast with Obama’s

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Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler NEW YORK — In a stirring and substantive foreign policy address, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) presented his presidential vision for a new America. Calling for transformative leadership in the 21st century, the Republican […]

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Good guys, bad guys in NE Asia high tech war race: What could go wrong?

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com The stakes are escalating in the contest for Northeast Asia. North Korea’s got nukes and lots of missiles, most recently maybe the SLBM for submarine-launched ballistic missile. The U.S. has glistening new hardware […]

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North Korea woos Chinese capital to boost infrastructure for tourism, cash

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Lee Jong-Heon, EastAsiaIntel.com SEOUL — North Korea is seeking Chinese capital to improve its poor infrastructure for tourism, on which it is banking as a much-needed source for hard currency. North Korea has been building a […]

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Beijing and Moscow seize the moment at WWII event to trumpet apparent strategic partnership

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Willy Lam, EastAsiaIntel.com Chinese President Xi Jinping has formalized his country’s quasi-alliance relationship with Russia by his high-profile participation in counterpart Vladimir Putin’s celebration of the 70th anniversary of the “defeat of Nazism in WWII.” For […]

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N. Korean test of SLBM came as no surprise to U.S. intel

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Special to WorldTribune.com Bill Gertz, Washington Free Beacon U.S. intelligence agencies closely monitored North Korea’s test of a new submarine-launched ballistic missile and were anticipating the launch for several days, according to U.S. officials. The missile test Saturday of a […]

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Japan poised to replace UK as America’s global strategic partner

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com With Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s week-long high-profile visit to the United States, a new global U.S. partnership is emerging that could replace the U.S. “special relationship” with Britain, which is fading fast […]

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