nice catch-phrase, nice hook-line in → today’s new york times. and quite a change in tone. i agree with thomas friedman, but who cares who i agree with ;-)
two things i’d like to add:
trump’s motive is to strengthen is financial power (which he tags as americas financial power). if his motive was a more transparent view on spying software and hardware, the action would not have had to be different.
secondly: chinese loans to US banks are so immense that china could run the US into bancrupcy any time soon. the last financial crisis was only possible because greedy wall street could get as much money from chinese banks as they wanted.