We do business with China because it is our way of Conquering them slowly. When Nixon signed the trade deal with China, it was not because he wanted really cheap goods, it was because it was a way to prevent war if both of our economies were dependent on eachother.
The Chinese are trying to build a modern society with a wealthy population and high standard of living only because they see it as a way to compete with the west and ultimately, give them power politically and militarily. They are gambling on creating a middle class but without the political power the middle class has in the west (democratic gov’ts).
We are betting that if they create a modern western society, their current tyrannical form of government will have to change or it will face revolution like all of the western countries did long ago.
Hopefully we bet right and they dont start a war over Taiwan before that all happens.
Anyways, that is why we trade with china. Im sure some like it cause of the almighty dollar, but that still isnt the biggest priority to our government.
It would be national suicide for us if we cut off trade from china arbitrarily . Think about a country like North Korea but instead with an army that could field upwards of 600 million men (that is twice our total population). Their isn’t much deterrent against that except nukes or… tada interdependent economies.