The talk of a possible war between China and the US is getting louder and louder. Specially now that China's economy is on a downward spiral. The CROCs (Communist Rulers of China) might not be able to resist the temptation to initiate a Limited War against the US and her allies in the Western Pacific to divert domestic discontent.
While I myself personally believe that such a wag-the-dog Limited War will definitely buy time for the CROCs, who can guarantee that Uncle Sam will be happy to play along with "Limited"? Who can guarantee that China's current geopolitical rivals will not provide the necessary political support that woukd enable Uncle Sam to get rid of the China Problem once and for all? Despite the much-hyped weapons modernization the CROCs have accomplished, right now, they do not really have anything that a single Ohio Boomer cannot pulverize.
Removing the CROCs through military means will probably reduce China's population by half. But it will definitely be a welcome development to all countries that Chinese imperialist expansionism are threatening right now - Uncle Sam, Russia, India, Japan, South Korea, Vietnam, the Philippines, etc.
And on an even more positive note, the removal of the CROCs will liberate the peoples who have long-suffered under Han Chinese control - Tibetans, Manchurians, Uighurs, Mongols, Tais, etc. It will also give Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau the opportunity to declare independence. And why not reunify the Koreas as well?
High as the cost may be, it appears that a much better world will actually emerge from the ashes of the CROCs regime.
A Limited War with Uncle Sam, therefore, should be a scary option for the CROCs.