Re: Every one
When i look at transistors i use to build amplifiers, many of them are made in China, but are an American brand. It is cheap to produce in China - so they have the IP and fabrication plants.
As stated by other posters, many products in the west are manufactured by China, since the labour is cheap (based on bad practices).
To sell into China you have to hand over your IP - not the case with the west.
As with offshoring here in the UK by many companies, the costs to offshore have increased as the offshore country citizens wealth increases and hence charges increase. So some companies in the UK began to bring back functions to the UK.
I have seen documentaries of workforces in China where the wages are increasing, and the glut of experienced workers has decreased, and the workers are paid better in various industries.
Despite Trump being called specific names - what he has stated in respect to the security of the US requiring tariffs - has some validity.
Putting all your eggs in one basket is a bad idea - so, moving functions such as fabrication plants, steel production, etc., back to your own country will mitigate the risk.
We will not always be friends - and there will be friction between countries, and as the Chinese have shown, they are happy to dump steel onto the open market causing severe problems. They will do what they want in their own interest.