I don't get the US sometimes. The US gave China this "stolen" tech because they wanted a cheap manufacturing cost centre, and had no interest in the demeaning assembly line jobs. The US then screwed these manufacturers down to nuts pricing to create massive profits, and then sat back and preened themselves for the next decade or so on how great they all were. Not satisfied with the massive profits they were making, they then continued to embark on finding other manufacturing sectors they could send offshore to China, all to maximise their profits.
Then the little Asian men and women screwing all the bits together at third world wage levels finally got the shits and decided to pinch some of these ideas and branch out and do they're own thing. That they could undercut their old masters so significantly on a fully assembled marketable product was due to the exorbitant profits being made by the US vendors.
And what battle plans did the US have in place to prevent this? None. The arrogance was so great they simply didn't believe the simpleton Chinese were capable of even doing it.
So the US created the Chinese maufacturing giant, continually demanded cheaper and cheaper pricing, had decades of warning they might go off the rails, and then bitch about the near inevitable?
The you elect Donald Trump who promptly blames the Chinese as cunts and the cause of all the ills, to fix it.
Edit: A prophecy, the US will next lose their software industry by their repeat of this same model with India, who are taking over the writing and development of software. Why? For exactly the same reason, to realise the huge profits by treating them like ultra cheap cost centres.
You fix all of this by bringing in these talented people in-country, pay them real wages, and assimilate them into your society, where the benefits stay in house. Now, what is Donald Trump's immigration policy again? I need to check a few things....