the chinese government in an editorial said “We advise the U.S. side not to underestimate the Chinese side’s ability to safeguard its development rights and interests. Don’t say we didn’t warn you!”
china has used the phrase dony say we didnt warn you only twice,in 1962 before their war with india and in 1979 before their war with vietnam.
they do have a very potent weapon in their pocket. rare earths. china supplies 80% of the rare earths used in the US. the minerals are needed in electronics ,electric vehicles and advanced precison guided weapons.
the trade war is about to get really ugly