Yes we could squeeze Communist China economically if they continue their belligerence.....but many of the same people who are talking tough now will start whining if you increased tariffs on the Communist Chinese ...the US main weapon to neutralize the Commie Chinese.
Supporters of Free Trade with Communist China provide aid and cover for the ChiComs....and they also provide cover for Obama if he backs down to the ChiComs
No tarrifs. They only bring retaliation and media gum flapping.
Just pick up the stuff you’re about to buy every week and if it is from China, buy something else.