Does everyone here understand that Trump's trade war is the continuation of cold war era sanctions?

All of the companies that entered the Chinese market willingly chose to transfer IP in exchange for money.

To clarify this a little further for readers: foreign firms are required to find a local Chinese partner and are required to negotiate deals that usually include technology transfers if they want to sell goods in China. Since in other countries these technologies are often protected as IP, it is often claimed that China “pirates” or “steals” IP, as though China wasn’t a sovereign country with the right to impose requirements on foreigners seeking to operate inside the country.

Technically these kinds of deals run counter to the WTO’s rules but there is a difference between breaking global trade rules and actually perpetrating piracy. These could be addressed through the WTO, but of course, the real point here is economic and political warfare, not upholding “international law”

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