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Xi lifts censorship for global Internet conference, then makes case for tightened controls

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Willy Lam, EastAsiaIntel.com The Beijing leadership has signaled tighter control over the Internet on the occasion of the First World Internet Conference, whose ostensible goal is to promote inter-connectivity between China and the world via the […]

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UN committee resolution could refer North Korea rulers to International Criminal Court

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Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — It’s one of the tougher warnings the world community has sent to the neo-Stalinist regime in North Korea; a detailed condemnation of widespread human rights abuses in the reclusive communist […]

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Xi Jinping tells whole world Beijing will soon crush Hong Kong protests

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Willy Lam, EastAsiaIntel.com President Xi Jinping has taken advantage of the global attention that has been focused on Beijing during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) conference to vow that the Occupy Central Movement in Hong Kong […]

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Hard Drive: The U.S. government’s shrinking commitment to protect its own citizens

Mary and Rick Todd (center) with their son Shane (back right) and his brothers John, (back left), Dylan, (front right), Chet and his wife Corynne (front left). / Facebook

Special to WorldTribune.com Conclusion: [See three excerpts from the new book, Hard Drive. Click here for Part I, Part II, Part III] By Dr. Christina Villegas As we have commemorate this week the sacrifices our veterans have made to defend […]

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Economic disputes bedeviling China-U.S. ties seen as focus of APEC mini-summit

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Willy Lam, EastAsiaIntel.com China-American relations, which have the past decade been characterized by “cold politics and hot economics,” could take a serious drubbing at the on-going Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings in Beijing. While geopolitical contention […]

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U.S. intelligence reports signs of division within Beijing leadership

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Special to WorldTribune.com Bill Gertz, Washington Free Beacon Signs of a serious division within the ruling Communist Party of China are emerging over a crackdown on corruption led by current leader Xi Jinping, according to a recent U.S. intelligence report […]

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Taiwan recalibrates its strategy in the changing East Asian balance of power

President Ma Ying-jeou at the presidential palace in Taipei.  / Lam Yik Fei / N.Y. Times

Special to WorldTribune.com Analysis. By Gregory R. Copley, Editor, GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs. U.S. strategic planners correctly assumed at the Cold War’s end that, absent a breakthrough technology or doctrine, it would take decades for the People’s Republic of China […]

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Hard Drive III: Shocking reason we were told Congressional investigation was unlikely

'Huawei has a law firm on every corner in Washington D.C. and has helped elect several current members of Congress.'

Special to WorldTribune.com [Third of three excerpts from the new book, Hard Drive. Click here for Part I,   Part II.] On June 24, 2012, Dr. Shane Truman Todd, a young American engineer, was found hanging in his Singapore apartment, just […]

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Hard Drive, II: Family discovered ties to huge Chinese firm after son’s mysterious death

Singapore's Foreign Minister K Shanmugam said the inquest verdict was based on 'clear, incontrovertible evidence'. / Daily Mail / Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com [Second of three excerpts from the new book, Hard Drive. Click here for Part I.] On June 24, 2012, Dr. Shane Truman Todd, a young American engineer, was found hanging in his Singapore apartment, just a week […]

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Extensive groundwork for Xi-Abe meeting could prove consequential … or not

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Willy Lam, EastAsiaIntel.com Beijing has all but confirmed that President Xi Jinping and Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will have their first-ever tete-a-tete in Beijing on the sidelines of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders’ […]

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