So it is surprising to hear the idea being touted in the Global Times, the Communist Party controlled Chinese newspaper known for its aggressively nationalist views.
families’ high dependency on Chinese products is the Achilles’ heel of U.S. trade policy,” the Global Times wrote in a editorial Wednesday.
More from the Global Times:
White House trade adviser Peter Navarro’s 2013 book Death by China describes the perilous dependency of the U.S. economy’s supply chain on Chinese made goods.
“A mark of a country’s colonial dependence,” McCarthy wrote, “is lack of control over its own borders… [and] lack of control over who or what crosses those borders.”