George Graham

South China Sea Drama


What is China up to now? Why risk armed conflict with America by militarizing the South China Sea?

It seems surprisingly counter-productive.

For decades the Chinese have stealthily bought up the globe. They have acquired  significant real estate assets in the US and Canada – even attempting to purchase entire communities.

They have economically colonized extensive territories in Asia, Africa and Latin America They even invaded the Jamaican tourist industry.

China’s strategy seems designed to consolidate a massive economic power base as a prelude to subtly exporting its political ideology.

You would  think the last thing they want is war. Why would they want to blow up the world when they own so much of it?

And didn’t China’s President Xi Jinping just help to broker a summit between the US and North Korea?

So how did this peacemaker become such a hawk?

I suspect Xi’s  saber rattling is meant to test America’s resolve, pushing the envelope to see how much he can get away with.

In other words, I think he is just bluffing.

Let’s pray that I’m right!

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About the author


I am a Jamaican-born writer who has lived and worked in Canada and the United States. I live in Lakeland, Florida with my wife, Sandra, our three cats and two dogs. I like to play golf and enjoy our garden, even though it's a lot of work. Since retiring from newspaper reporting I've written a few books. I also write a monthly column for