SUMMARY BY WEST COAST SLIPPERS (ghostwritten by East Coast Slippers): The following articles are considered:
Both EC &WC are pretty pissed at China and more specifically at the CCP. For all intents and purposes, China has murdered the global economy and there must be a reckoning. With regard to the idea that Trump was “right” on China, EC maintains that it was akin to guessing at the answer on an exam and getting it right by luck. Trump is a xenophobe and a racist so of course, he was happy to take the public position that they are the enemy. In his personal dealings, he and his family have always been more than happy to do business with China (i.e., make money from while screwing over the American worker). Ample documentation of Trumps long and loving relationship with Chinese manufacturing can be found: here, here, here, here, and here.
WC mentions this 2009 article from WIRED:
and this snopes.com article on Smithfield’s sale to China’s biggest meat processor, Shuanghui International Holdings: