Let's Decouple from China!
Also let’s understand that China still considers Taiwan to be a part of China, with some justification. When the time is “right” as determined by China, they will make their move. In fact, China has been making there move for some time.
We can do this by encouraging countries in South America to utilize their relatively cheap labor to produce the goods and services we now purchase from China. China takes for granted that Americans will continue to buy Chinese because of price.
South America can compete with China by us committing to buy from South American countries instead of China. With that committment we will not only be hurting China but also helping our
China assumed us Americans would not figure this out. The best way to slow China down is to help our neighbors to our south rise. LET’s DO IT! ** Footnote: As of now, March 10, 2022, I am wondering if China set Putin up to fail. It is a possibility.
This does not change my believe that we should help South America, so we become less dependent on China. The incremental cost should be minimal in the worst-case scenario. Here is an excellent audio discussion of China’s role in the Ukranian War,