China presents a challenge to U.S. interests in some important areas and an opportunity for cooperation in others — particularly in addressing climate chaos. QI opposes Washington’s tendency to inflate the threat of a rising China. Rather than futilely seeking to sustain military dominance in East Asia, QI develops concepts and pathways for the U.S. to pursue a stable balance of power in the region, based in deeper diplomatic and economic engagement.
It seems that there should be much easier ways to prevent Chinese government access to private user data on TikTok. But for those who wish to expand the power of the national security state, the sweeping nature of these proposals might be a feature, not a bug.