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    The ‘Trade War’ With China Started Years Ago

    We are in a battle with China over the direction of the 21st century, as reflected in the recent arrest of Xiaolang Zhang — the former Apple engineer who allegedly tried to fly to Beijing with stolen proprietary information about the company’s autonomous car research. The incident is just one disturbing glimpse into China’s plans to overtake the United States as the wealthiest and most powerful country while leaving an authoritarian imprint on the world. Through a comprehensive strategy of theft and industrial policy, China is actively focused on displacing advanced American manufacturing, which hurts U.S. workers and compromises national security. 

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