There is a substantial literature on the various methods and tactics the armed forces of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) could employ to enforce a naval blockade of Taiwan during a Taiwan Strait crisis.1 However, there has been very little assessment of how the qualities of today’s global maritime shipping industry might affect the effectiveness of a blockade.
Grubb, Michael C.
"Merchant Shipping in a Chinese Blockade of Taiwan,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 60
, Article 7.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol60/iss1/7