Free trade does have a downside - and the Chinese are going to remind us what it is.
We have a mockery of free-trade with China. They get to sell us rare earths from dirty mines, but the EPA won't settle on any rules that allow mining here.
They can sell whatever they want here, but we can't sell there unless we hand over blueprints for both product and factory.
Free-trade works between free-traders. It doesn't work if it's a one-way street.