China

  • Lord! What Of The Fly?

    Satirical Corner A just concluded UN Report has expressed concerns about the United States’ “seemingly reckless abandonment of multilateralism – representing the alliance partnership developed after the 2nd World War – for a defiant unilateralism”, which it says has likened the US to “a deserted country.” The Report, authored...
  • To Shrug Off The Yoke Of Neo-Colonialism

    Jamaica this year is 58. The journey to this milestone was a hard one but, in the end, independence was achieved. On August 6, 1962, Jamaica waved goodbye to the centuries of formal bondage which entailed that this island in the Caribbean was a resource colony for an even...
  • Abolish the police, yes, but deal with class and capitalism first

    Abolish and defund the police, a phrase which is older than the George Floyd murder, has gained much more airplay since his heinous killing. It is a phrase and movement which has, it seems, found roots in Jamaica especially since the slaying of Susan Bogle. These are powerful statements...
  • Is China Colonialist?

    China’s influence in the world has long sparked suspicion and envy.  This is to be expected as such a giant country going from zero to one hundred in what seems no time, naturally raises these things. Over the recent years, however, we have seen not just an increase in...
  • The Art Of War In Action

    Having spent some time reflecting on the management of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Jamaica, my thoughts zeroed in on The Art of War, written over 2,000 years ago and a classic which historians attribute to Chinese general, military strategist and philosopher Sun Tzu. Though published long ago,...
  • Jamaica-Be very careful of China

    I have been paying attention to China long before the advent of COVID-19. Over the last 20 years China’s rise has been rapid and as a result of them making huge trade and investment deals with countries in Latin America and Africa, China has risen to become a Superpower....
  • Alone with Covid

    So, I have long been of the opinion that “Social Media” is, more often than not, not very social after all. I cringe at some of the things I read and simply shake my head at others, or both. So, the presence of COVID-19 has resulted in the absence...
  • Show me your revolution

    A revolution is not a dinner party. Words to that effect were spoken by one of the 20th century’s greatest revolutionaries, Mao, and they are as relevant today as they were when they were uttered. A revolution is bloody, ruthless, pits one class against another and as such necessitates...
  • From Mandatory Quarantine to Self-Isolation

    My wife and I, each year, normally take a long vacation to the Southern Hemisphere during its summer months. However, this year we thought we would change and visit southern Europe, specifically Italy and Portugal, going through and spending some time in the United Kingdom. The planning started in...