Chinese naval and strategic planners fear, and their Western counterparts seem to believe, that a maritime blockade could interrupt or significantly impede China’s energy supplies in a limited war. But probably it could not, and thinking it could is dangerous for everyone.
Collins, Gabriel B. and Murray, William S.
"No Oil for the Lamps of China?,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 61
, Article 10.
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