I think our government has been letting China get the best of us over the years. And it goes back through just about all of the administrations (both Republican and Democratic presidents). We've lost thousands of jobs because they've been moved to China and we even let them manufacture materials for our military. This is all stupid. China has always said that they wanted to be the next super power so it's rediculous to let these trade issues continue to happen. That is bad enough but everyone also needs to be reminded that China is trying to steal our military secrets. So, while we depend on them to manufacture just about everything we buy they are slowly figuring out ways to move past us as the world's greatest super power. Hoffa touches on this in the article below.