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Hong Kong’s battle of wills with Beijing: Where are all the other righteous Asian protesters

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com The demonstrations in Hong Kong are at a critical stage. In the spirit of democracy movements in Korea, the Philippines, Indonesia and Thailand, these protesters are not giving up. Unlike demonstrators elsewhere, those […]

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Xi tightens controls on Mainland campuses in wake of Hong Kong’s mass demonstrations

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Willy Lam, East-Asia-Intel.com President Xi Jinping has tightened ideological control over teachers, writers and intellectuals in the wake of the “Umbrella Revolution” in Hong Kong. The General Office of Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Central Committee issued […]

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Hong Kong protests spawn a greater-China united front in Taiwan, Beijing

Demonstrators at Liberty Square in Taipei, Taiwan show support for pro democracy rallies in Hong Kong on Oct. 1.  /Ashley Pon/Getty Images

Special to WorldTribune.com By Willy Lam, East-Asia-Intel.com As soon as large-scale street protests erupted in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) in late September, Beijing has imposed a news blackout on the so-called “Umbrella Revolution” that is still unfolding on the […]

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Power grab: Xi Jinping has not hesitated to seize power in China and on the world stage

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Special to WorldTribune.com Parris H. Chang In the wake of Xi Jinping’s leadership ascendancy since the 18th Congress of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in 2012, Beijing’s aggressive posture in the Asia-Pacific region has become clearly discernible. China’s steady thrust […]

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Xi Jinping under pressure over loss of control in Hong Kong’s ‘umbrella revolution’

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Willy Lam, East-Asia-Intel.com The “umbrella revolution” that is sweeping the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) has taken the Hong Kong government and Beijing by surprise. President Xi Jinping, who is noted for his scorched-earth tactics against separatists […]

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Reversing U.S. geopolitical decline: To win is to change, and in many ways

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Special to WorldTribune.com Almost all decisive strategic victories — winning the peace, not just the battle — derive from the adoption of game-changing capabilities, as well as strategic depth. Competing through linear development of old approaches is expensive and dangerous, […]

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A tale of two Hong Kong demonstrations

Demonstrators in Hong Kong on May 6, 1967 gathered in front of the Government House, waving their copies of Mao’s Little Red Book.

By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com The democracy demos in Hong Kong evoke so many memories going back to the late 1960s when I saw thousands pouring on to the streets of what was then a British crown colony brandishing copies of […]

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Having ousted Gen. Xu Caihou, Xi targets antiquated, Soviet-style command structure

Gen. Liu Yuan, a key political commissar for the Chinese People’s Liberation Army, is set for a promotion.  /Jason Lee/Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com By Willy Lam, East-Asia-Intel.com President Xi Jinping has begun plans to streamline the antiquated People’s Liberation Army’s command-and-control systems, which are poorly equipped to handle modern warfare. Xi, who is Chairman of the policy-setting Central Military Commission pointed out […]

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Both Koreas, China and Russia have meeting of minds on ‘world-class’ travel destination

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Special to WorldTribune.com from EastAsiaIntel.com South Korea, China, Mongolia and Russia have agreed to develop a “world-class” travel destination near a North Korean river that flows along the borders with China and Russia, Beijing’s state media reported. The agreement was […]

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China, Iran to conduct joint naval exercises in defiance of U.S. interests

Changchun destroyer of the 17th Chinese escort naval fleet arrives at southern port of Bandar Abbas, Iran, on Sept. 20.  /Xinhua/Ahmad Halabisaz

Special to WorldTribune.com from EastAsiaIntel.com For the first time in four decades, a Chinese naval flotilla has visited the Islamic Republic of Iran, as U.S. deterrence and its military presence in the region wanes. In subsequent talks, the two navies’ […]

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