pics/story via China Defense Blog.
I just thought this was about a territorial dispute with India but I'm starting to give the talk of China prepping for a "new silk road" more credit. It sounds like a tin foil hat conspiracy theory but they seem to be orienting more and more of their forces to defend it.
The crazy thing?
If the silk road is completed and with the number of countries involved, many unfriendly to the US, then we will be unable to cut China off economically with our Navy. One of our biggest trump cards goes away before the war even starts.