What would a trade war with China mean? It would mean the collapse of the Chinese economy.
It has been proven historically, time and time again, Communist do not innovate. Neither do slaves innovate.
Where does innovation come from? Free people and mainly from a capitalist economy.
Why don’t Communist innovate? Because their inventions belong to the government. As a result, there is no financial incentive for people living under a communist, or oppressive, regime to innovate. As a result, China is totally dependent upon what the people of the United States create.
What would happen if U.S. based companies were forced to move their factories back to the U.S.? The economy of China would collapse. Unemployment would skyrocket, and there would be wide-spread civil unrest.