Now the ChiComms are tooled up and allowed to invest in the trouble making zone around Yankee/Dixie Stations, we move the targets in.
Keep an eye on the LCS sacrificial pawns in RCE/ChiSingapore. It is most likely these ships that will give the ChiComms their false flag excuse or casus belli if there is a less sneaky attack. The long mooted here, shootdown of a ChiComm A380 heading homeward as a provocation/false flag, seems to be playing out at the other end of the Hyperlittoral War with Russia as the mark.
That seems to bring direct naval conflict as the ignition event for the HW, though I am sure that the ChiComms will keep to the script unlike the IJ 75 years ago.