But first, let me consult my goldfish
- 12 June 2020
China imports almost all of its critical supplies (energy, food etc). You can't build an oil pipeline in five minutes and tankers have to go through several massive chokepoints.there are still a few 'Russia-friendly ' stans up there , and i reckon China can cut a deal with Afghanistan as well , add in under-explored Mongolia as 'future producers ' , and the Chinese stockpiles ( they reputedly have ) and i reckon they can just about do it especially if the West applies sanctions on Chinese exports ( would the West do that again ?? )
also China learned a trick or two on recycling
it won't 'a time of abundance ' but they only have to out-last the West and get a clear path to partnering half of Africa
currently i would rather be playing China than the EU in the new world monopoly game
China's oil supply could be cut off to the point of crippling it within a few hours.