For this reason, the success of an American blockade would hinge on China’s ability to substitute for its lost imports with overland shipments either bought directly from its neighbors or transited through them from elsewhere.
So, imports of what?
And what part of “Oil” are we talking about?
The products that are made of oil, or the produces that run on oil?
It comes down to: be or do?
Do you want to “be” the leader of the free world, or “do” that which destroys the free world, and what does that mean?