Trump isn't the only one who can use bogus security claims in a trade war. The Chinese have now declared TikTok's software essential for protecting national security. All governments lie, I.F. Stone taught my generation.
Every Chinese schoolchild learns about the "unequal treaties" imposed after the Opium Wars, including the American role. They have resolved "Never again." The attempt by the U.S. to hold back the Chinese economy will be resisted as fiercely as the Chinese resisted in Korea.
We will ultimately lose, a good reason to end this as soon as possible.
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