"This is where America must respond — and lead. While Beijing has abused the free market in order to destroy it, America must harness the free market to protect our freedom and national security."

This is contradictory. If China has "abused the free market" with export controls, then why are we not abusing the free market with our own export controls? We restrict plenty of exports to China, and they restrict exports to us. In both cases, the restrictions might be justifiable in terms of national security, but let's not enrobe ourselves in the noble robes of free traders when we're doing much the same thing they do.

It's true that China does engage in criminal activities, primarily by stealing American trade secrets by hacking, and also by abusing intellectual property laws. But you're talking exports.

The sword you wield cuts both ways. Already China is setting up alternative financial systems that will allow it to eliminate American financial power. Mr. Trump's gross abuse of American financial power to pursue geopolitical goals has made China's case for it; were America to use its financial power for the common good, the dollar would remain the standard for world trade. That's disappearing rapidly.

Master of Science, Physics, 1975. Computer Game Designer. Interactive Storytelling. www.erasmatazz.com

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