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The militarization of a China its rulers want you to think is just a peaceful, growing economy

Secretary of State John Kerry shakes hands with China’s State Councilor Yang Jiechi  during the U.S. China Strategic and Economic Dialogue. / Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP

Sol W. Sanders As the Chinese and the Americans sat down for the seventh of their annual two-day meeting [June 22-24], set up in 2009 to maintain bilateral cooperation despite growing differences, a major transformation of the Chinese regime was […]

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Were spies endangered by Russia, China access to Snowden files?

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Special to WorldTribune.com by Dr. Jack Caravelli, Geostrategy-Direct The Sunday Times report that Britain was pulling its spies out of hostile nations because their identities may have been compromised by Russian and Chinese access to the Snowden files raised an […]

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After its disastrous diplomacy with North Korea, why is U.S. pushing for an Iran deal?

Negotiators for the six-party talks on North Korea's nuclear crisis. From left, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Alexeyev, Director-General of the Japanese Foreign Ministry's Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau Kenichiro Sasae, Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Wu Dawei, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Christopher Hill, North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Kim Kye Gwan and South Korea's Deputy Foreign Minister Song Min-soon in Beijing on Sept. 13, 2005. / AP

Special to WorldTribune.com By Parris H. Chang Last month on May 20, the Defense Commission of North Korea (DPRK) claimed that the nation had built nuclear weapons small enough to be delivered by missiles. A statement carried by Pyongyang’s official […]

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China cyber attack stole data dating back 25 years, may have impacted military and intelligence officials

Rep. Barbara Comstock

Special to WorldTribune.com China’s recent hacking of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) included millions of personnel files that go back at least 25 years. Rep. Barbara Comstock of Virginia, who worked in the Justice Department during the George […]

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Potential Israeli dilemmas: one Saudi, one Chinese

Chinese dredging vessels at the disputed Mischief Reef.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Norman Bailey Recently the persistent rumors of informal talks between Israeli and Saudi officials were confirmed. Such meetings have been taking place for a long time and continue. Israel and Saudi Arabia, as well as some […]

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China sentences ex-security chief Zhou to life in prison

Zhou Yongkang at his trial.  /AFP/Getty Images

Special to WorldTribune.com China on June 11 sentenced former head of domestic security Zhou Yongkang to life in prison after he was found guilty of bribery, leaking state secrets and abuse of power. The secret trial in the northern cit […]

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Kuhner: Obamatrade would destroy America

Sen. Jeff Sessions.

Jeffrey T. Kuhner President Obama is on the verge of creating the New World Order. He is using Trade Promotion Authority — otherwise known as “fast track” — to pass his globalist dream: the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a sweeping 12-nation trade […]

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Pakistan, China move quickly on economic corridor from Gwadar port over India’s objections

No problem, Pakistan Chief of Army Staff Gen. Raheel Sharif assured China's visiting Vice Minister of Ministry of State Security Dong Haizhou. / ISPR

Special to WorldTribune.com GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs Pakistan Chief of Army Staff Gen. Raheel Sharif on June 10, 2015, assured the People’s Republic of China (PRC) that there would be no hurdles in the completion of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor […]

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PRC White Paper expands integration of military, civilian sectors

Special to WorldTribune.com By Willy Lam, EastAsiaIntel.com Much of the discussion of the People’s Liberation Army’s just-released White Paper — China’s Military Strategy — has focused on a leap forward in China’s global hard-power projection, particularly new emphasis being put […]

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U.S., Asian allies harden stance against China’s maritime ambitions

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Backgrounder, Geostrategy-Direct.com China’s claim of more than 90 percent of the entire South China Sea has awakened the United States to the implications and prompted tough talk. The discovery of China’s massive sand-pumping operation to create […]

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