Dragon Strike by Humphrey Hawksley

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The deafening roar of Chinese warplanes shreds the tranquillity of the gathering dawn. Within minutes burning phospherous, shrapnel, and delayed-action mines have ripped apart the strategic Cam Ranh Bay naval base in Vietnam. Operation Dragon Strike has begun.

The events described in this book have not yet happened
It is a future history, an exercise in military and political
prediction, about a country whose emergence as a world
power is one of the most important developments of theearly Twentieth Century. The arrival of China on the world
stage poses problems not encountered by the
world’s democracies for well over fifty years.

Twenty years after the collapse of the Soviet Union, another power bloc is emerging. It is wealthy. It is expansionist. It has yawning cultural differences with the West. It is embittered about its past. China is a nondemocratic one-party state, whose government has to prove itself to survive. This book has been written as a warning of what might happen if Western, and especially American, policy towards China is allowed to drift.
 

About Humphrey Hawksley

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Humphrey Hawksley worked as a teenager on a cargo freighter, got off in Australia, took jobs as fruit-picker, boatbuilder, and rail hand, then became a reporter. On his first foreign posting, he was expelled from Sri Lanka because of his investigations into its civil war. He went on to open the BBC's television bureau in China, and since 9/11, he has reported on Islamic terror and intelligence issues from all over the world, including Iraq and the United States.
 
Published November 7, 2013 by Sidgwick & Jackson. 448 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, War, Literature & Fiction, Political & Social Sciences, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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When the US sends a ship to rescue a group of oil workers held hostage by China, the Chinese sink it.

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