But the US having a large dependency on a totalitarian state that imprisons millions in concentration camps seems like a bad idea. In a way we fed this beast that is modern totalitarian China by opening up trade with it. Expected liberalization that people use to sell trade with such countries (and to admonish sanctions), sadly did not actually follow in this case. The totalitarian state seems as strong as ever and is investing heavily in keeping it that way.
I guess a statement like that might draw a lot of what about X or Y. But at least with some of those other totalitarian states we deal with you can say they’re small, easy to handle both economically and militarily.
Also, history vs present are two very different things. Germany has a history of being a nationalist genocidal state, but you wouldn't criticize Angela Merkel for speaking out against antisemitism or nationalism.
If anything, it will just shift manufacturing to other Asian countries. Maybe some small % of it comes back to the US. Most will just move to a tariff loophole.
But from a strategic perspective that’s fine, so long as those Asian countries are aligned with the US’ interests in the region. Taiwan and Vietnam, for instance, both have a strong interest in containing Chinese expansionism, so their interests align with America’s.