UKIP's Defence spokesman Lieutenant-General Jonathon Riley writing in Conservative Woman reviews China's geopolitical stance, and he paints a concerning picture.
"There is little point in the West trying to deal with China as if she were another democratic or even old-style communist state"
"... military consequences will be determined by who can employ them. Principally, this is the US and certainly not the hollowed-out British armed forces"
It may be worth mentioning that the only reason that the US is in pole position is that President Trump spent a lot of money on brining the US armed forces up to scratch - it remains to be seen how the new "Biden-Harris" administration will proceed.