It was so obvious, anybody who could read and assimilate stories from the popular press could have deduced it independently. If you did not underestimate Chinese intelligence you would not even need a military background to have figured it out.
I want to bet high, Monty. Vault-Co says that counting both long range and tactical nuclear weapons, China has over 12,000+ nuclear weapons mostly in the form of cruise missiles with supersonic plasma nosecones, many of them sea-to-air. This is not a country that anybody in their right mind would mess with but looks like Kwanstainia is not in their right mind.
I guess the best way to find out for sure is at zero hour.
UPDATE : Thermonuclear Train Wreck Coming
UPDATE : Only an absolute lunatic would pick a fight with these guys. Provoking a war with China is a guaranteed fast-track to getting your ass kicked. Challenging them over anything in the Pacific or the Middle East is tantamount to national suicide for the Kwanstain.
A country that could not organize a credible disaster response to a little ole hurricane like Katrina would not stand a ghost of a chance of surviving a nuclear war with China. Even a limited strike that lasted one hour would cream them right from the pages of history.