Unchaining the dragon: Scenario study of China's counter-strategies to a US energy blockade

China is the world’s most populous state and second largest economy in the world. Most of its crude oil, are imported from distant regions far beyond the safeguard of its Navy. If China found itself in unlikely but possible a major conflict with the United States, a maritime superpower, that US is likely employ its naval power in a naval block of China. Under the scenario of naval blockade, China will be cut-off from its energy supply. Thus, this report investigate hypothetical scenario of US energy blockade against China and China’s counter-strategies.