The Chinese Navy are definitely not going to join a US-led mission, for political reasons.So there is talk of China joining the US in conducting safe passage missions in the Persian gulf
How real is this? And should China join ?
Surely China can now sustain 2 flotillas 24/7
For that they need another 9 warships committed in a 3 formation
And I don't see oil tankers going to Chinese destinations being deliberately attacked because:
For Saudi oil exports, the largest customer is China.
For Iranian oil exports, the largest (and currently only?) customer is also China.