posted on Jan, 31 2013 @ 07:36 PM
Given there have been (over the past) several comments about China invading various countries and/or posturing, i'd suggest there is little more than
just rumor, i believe there was a comment from a Chinese general stating they would invade Australia because there was excess and unused land here
(for the most part not habitable). This so called threat was laughed off (given an invasion of Australia would be costly and a logistical nightmare,
not including the local population would rise up).
Take a look at the world map, centered around the Chinese boarders, their best option would be North Korea, as this could be done under the guise of
liberation and restoration of civil liberties.
Invading India would be a strategic nightmare, given their holding on the country would be dependence on Pakistan's cooperation (then an overflow
effect from the Middle East, this would give them a new common enemy). Leaving the northern countries, which border Russia, invading these would
anger the Russians resulting in strained relationships.
They could invade Japan, however given that countries ability to miniaturize things it wouldn't surprise me if China's military was met with a bunch
of guys and gals kitted to the eyeballs with exo-skeletons, and laser rifles (giving China a very wide technological disadvantage), and of course the
US would have kittens.
tl;dr - North Korea would be its 'first strike' given its a soft target, the local population would welcome the Peoples lib army with open arms, and
their military would just let them invade, because of the promise of being able to move from their current 'world' status.
All of the above is an opinion based on my own thoughts and conclusions.