China’s Next Conquest: Hawaii

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China's Next Conquest: Hawaii

[cap­tion id=“attachment_87212” align=“alignnone” width=“400”] Offi­cial map of China from the Min­istry of Edu­ca­tion. To be dis­sem­i­nated to all edu­ca­tional facil­i­ties and gov­ern­ment offices in the People’s Repub­lic of China. August 26, 2014.[/caption]

China plans to con­trol Hawaii and Antarctica.

Far-​fetched? Not entirely. China’s Min­istry of Edu­ca­tion pub­lished a new world map with exten­sive Pacific Chi­nese, and is already start­ing the nar­ra­tive about dis­cov­er­ing Antarc­tica.

If it seems crazy, it’s not. Just how Don­ald Trump’s seem­ingly ran­dom dec­la­ra­tions mask his mas­ter per­sua­sion cam­paign, China has a delib­er­ate strat­egy to slowly march over the world:

  1. China declares a ter­ri­tory as “con­tested” or “dis­puted,” no mat­ter how dubi­ous.
  2. China begins using non-​combatants to chal­lenge ter­ri­to­r­ial sovereignty.
  3. China then sta­tions mil­i­tary units nearby to shift the bal­ance of power.
  4. China will then cre­ate a sce­nario where another nation “pro­vokes” China.
  5. Once pro­voked, China mil­i­tar­ily seizes con­trol and estab­lishes a perimeter.
  6. China nor­mal­izes ter­ri­to­r­ial con­trol over time.


Chinese-fishing-vessel-clamsPhilip­pine Navy photo of Chi­nese fish­er­men ille­gally har­vest­ing giant clam by Scar­bor­ough Shoal, from Inquirer​.net.

China worked this process with Scar­bor­ough Reef, which caused the Philip­pines to seek a United Nations rul­ing that recently came back in their favor.

In the South China Sea (SCS), China is on step four. The recent del­uge of Chi­nese pro­pa­ganda about defend­ing against aggres­sion in the SCS isn’t for show; it’s a setup for step four to have “jus­ti­fi­ca­tion.” Just wait until a Chi­nese fish­er­man col­lides with a US Navy destroyer and a selec­tively edited film appears on Chi­nese TV.


south-china-sea-map-back-page
Notice that Subi, Fiery Cross and Mis­chief cre­ate a tri­an­gle that can sup­port branch­ing out against all other out­posts. Guess where the most recla­ma­tion has been? Image from South China Morn­ing Post.

China even tested this on the mobile drilling plat­form Haiyang Shiyou 981 in 2014.

And now China is on Step 1 with Hawaii, Microne­sia and Antarc­tica. And should the United States con­tinue to show weak­ness, China could keep employ­ing this strat­egy until it reaches our borders.


The views expressed in this blog post are those of the author and do not reflect the offi­cial pol­icy or posi­tion of the Depart­ment of the Navy, Depart­ment of Defense, or U.S. Government.


NG36B is a mil­i­tary blog­ger who reg­u­larly blogs at The Navy’s Grade 36 Bureau­crat. If you love your kids and Amer­ica, you should buy his Kin­dle book about the Navy and read it to them every night.

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Official map of China from the Ministry of Education. To be disseminated to all educational facilities and government offices in the People’s Republic of China. August 26, 2014.

China plans to control Hawaii and Antarctica.

Far-fetched?  Not entirely.  China’s Ministry of Education published a new world map with extensive Pacific Chinese, and is already starting the narrative about discovering Antarctica.

If it seems crazy, it’s not. Just how Donald Trump’s seemingly random declarations mask his master persuasion campaign, China has a deliberate strategy to slowly march over the world:

  1. China declares a territory as “contested” or “disputed,” no matter how dubious.
  2. China begins using non-combatants to challenge territorial sovereignty.
  3. China then stations military units nearby to shift the balance of power.
  4. China will then create a scenario where another nation “provokes” China.
  5. Once provoked, China militarily seizes control and establishes a perimeter.
  6. China normalizes territorial control over time.


Chinese-fishing-vessel-clamsPhilippine Navy photo of Chinese fishermen illegally harvesting giant clam by Scarborough Shoal, from Inquirer.net.

China worked this process with Scarborough Reef, which caused the Philippines to seek a United Nations ruling that recently came back in their favor.

In the South China Sea (SCS), China is on step four.  The recent deluge of Chinese propaganda about defending against aggression in the SCS isn’t for show; it’s a setup for step four to have “justification.”  Just wait until a Chinese fisherman collides with a US Navy destroyer and a selectively edited film appears on Chinese TV.


south-china-sea-map-back-page
Notice that Subi, Fiery Cross and Mischief create a triangle that can support branching out against all other outposts. Guess where the most reclamation has been? Image from South China Morning Post.

China even tested this on the mobile drilling platform Haiyang Shiyou 981 in 2014.

And now China is on Step 1 with Hawaii, Micronesia and Antarctica.  And should the United States continue to show weakness, China could keep employing this strategy until it reaches our borders.


The views expressed in this blog post are those of the author and do not reflect the official policy or position of the Department of the Navy, Department of Defense, or U.S. Government.


NG36B is a military blogger who regularly blogs at The Navy’s Grade 36 Bureaucrat. If you love your kids and America, you should buy his Kindle book about the Navy and read it to them every night.

And hit Da Tip Jar and mention him so that he can win Da Tech Guys competition!

A note from DaTechGugy: I hope you enjoyed RH/NG36B’s piece. Remember we will be judging the entries in Da Magnificent tryouts by hits both to their post and to DaTipJar. So if you like his work, please consider sharing this post, and if you hit DaTipjar because of it don’t forget to mention RH/NG36B’s post as the reason you did so. His first piece in case you missed was Public Breastfeeding is a Gentleman’s Business his next was Will November bring us a coup.




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