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Throwing a Christmas bone to Communist tyrannies: 1978 and 2014

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Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — One of the last legacies of the Cold War has ended with Washington reestablishing diplomatic ties with Cuba after a fifty-three year break in relations. Yet another enduring legacy of […]

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Generals threaten outspoken Chinese scholar at forum on Hong Kong crisis

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Willy Lam, EastAsiaIntel.com [Willy Lam is traveling.] A Chinese professor enraged three Chinese senior officers at an official newspaper’s end-of-year panel by suggesting Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protest was genuine. On Dec. 16, the communist newspaper the […]

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Going nuts up there in first class

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com I know how she feels. You ask for nuts, you get pretzels, and that’s upsetting. That’s just the view from economy class. Up there in first class, you ask for nuts, and you’ve […]

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Little sister plays big role in Kim’s regime

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Lee Jong-Heon, EastAsiaIntel.com SEOUL — North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un’s younger sister Kim Yo-Jong has surged to the top of the country’s hierarchy and is expected to serve as the No. 2 leader, the position held […]

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Beijing spins Taiwan’s election results which were disastrous for pro-China KMT

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Willy Lam, EastAsiaIntel.com [Willy Lam is traveling.] The Chinese state media launched a major propaganda campaign to explain the landslide defeat of the ruling KMT party in the recent Taiwan election. The outcome had nothing to […]

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U.S. district attorney indicts Iranians, Chinese national in deal to advance ‘frozen’ nuclear program

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The United States, in wake of failed negotiations, has disclosed that Iran procured American components for the production of weapons-grade uranium. Federal prosecutors have released details of Iran’s acquisition of pressure transducers from the United […]

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This film’s no joke to North Korea

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com The North Koreans could not have come up with a better way to publicize a movie. Can anyone imagine a Hollywood comedy causing a diplomatic storm involving United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and […]

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Kim’s fear of losing power seen in defensive response to human rights pressure

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Lee Jong-Heon, EastAsiaIntel.com SEOUL — North Korea has unleashed a new salvo of threats to conduct nuclear tests and other provocations as part of a furious response to a landmark U.N. resolution on the regime’s human […]

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Ugly Chinese syndrome looms large as Xi Jinping launches series of global initiatives

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Willy Lam, EastAsiaIntel.com The year 2014 will go down in Chinese history for the way in which the Chinese Communist Party leadership throws it weight around the world in an effort to reshape the global order. […]

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Choe returns as No. 2 leader, visits Russia as envoy of Kim Jong-Un

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Lee Jong-Heon, EastAsiaIntel.com SEOUL — Choe Ryong-Hae has reemerged as North Korea’s No. 2 man, six months after he was replaced by Hwang Pyong-So, multiple sources here said. Choe has recently been cited by Pyongyang’s tightly-controlled […]

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