Yet another example of the need for security
IMO Nations that can do their own manufacturing, should do their own manufacturing. That is also true for food and other basic services. Supplying such basics should the measure of which countries are Nations and which are just territories or puppets for the more powerful.
We are not living in a play nice world where Nations can trust that other Nations will care for them. Being dependent on other equally, or worst yet more powerful, Nations is and always has been a predictor of capitulation, defeat, even destruction.
The law of power governs the world. Trade agreements and intertwining of economies does not change that and history has shown many times, such arrangements do not protect the weak or vulnerable.
To be secure, to have a defense, in the 21st century is to ensure a Nation can feed itself and protect itself from psychical and digital threats, without that there is no Nation, just a subsidiary or territory pretending to be a Nation.
As always it is the citizens who will be made to pay the ultimate price for that reality, which is why we tried democracy, we pay we should have a say. The game of Global domination never stops and in many ways is most active when Nations, people, the fodder, think they are safe.
Letting another country build your infrastructure has always been a bad idea, even more so when it comes to our digital infrastructure. Hopefully no one reads this and thinks that just applies to their relationship with China, but no doubt many will and the wheel keeps turning.