The Chinese are coming to Have Arrived in the Bahamas slowly putting the pressure on the Bahamians influencing: Trade, Currency, Politics, Aquaculture, and even Military, with the latest being their "One China Policy".
Folks in the US may know of the strategic Chinese expansion projects in the South China Sea and elsewhere, but few tourists are aware of what's going on in the Bahamas and even the Abacos only 55 miles from from Florida (Bimini) at it's closest point.
And to think it all started with Conch. A few articles are below.
And a recent article July 12, 2023: The Newest Chinese Naval Base Is in,,,,, the Bahamas! WHERE ARE THE AMERICANS?
"Chinese Money Trap" Posted 3/1/21. Bahamas not mentioned (Asia version)
Nov 18, 2021 China and The Bahamas - A Strategic Challenge for the US. A 'Cold War' Analogy Is Lazy and Dangerous.
May 13, 2020 At the height of COVID-19, the Bahamas and select Caribbean Nations reiterate thier "One China Policy".
April 30, 2020 Following up on its commitment to assist The Bahamas in the fight against the novel coronavirus, the Chinese government has donated a third round of essential medical supplies to The Bahamas.
March 24, 2020 the Bahamas close all airports in The Bahamas to incoming international flights carrying visitors, and closing all seaports to international and regional seafaring and private boating.
March 20, 2020 Caribbean and the Bahamas becoming new hot spots for Chinese investment At Freeport Grand Bahama Island, some 89 miles off Palm Beach Florida, a Hong Kong-based company has spent approximately $3 billion developing and expanding a deep-water container port.
January, 2020 the Bahamas launch their Crypto currency the "Sanddollar", following China's model the digital yuan, launched only a month prior!
October 3, 2019 Minister Hails 'Feather In Cap' Chinese Air Deal. The two countries laid "the foundation and groundwork" for direct flights between them through their bilateral deal signed last Thursday. It eliminates the need for Chinese visitors to obtain visas. He added, it also "plays into" the significant Chinese ownership in the resort industry at Baha Mar and the British Colonial Hilton/The Pointe.
NOTE: By mid spring 2019 the subject of Chinese influence throughout the Bahamas became so prolific that we couldn't keep up to date. So, for interested parties, we suggest you open Google Alerts and set it to "China+Bahamas" you will get articles daily.