China has a large, growing, and modernizing capability for naval mines, one that could greatly hinder U.S. operations in any Taiwan scenario. China’s mine-countermeasures capacity is less robust— but so, unfortunately, is the corresponding offensive mining capacity of the United States.
Truver, Scott C.
"Taking Mines Seriously: Mine Warfare in China’s Near Seas,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 65
, Article 5.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol65/iss2/5