Per the New York Post:
Leading US manufacturers of medical safety gear told the White House that China prohibited them from exporting their products from the country as the coronavirus pandemic mounted — even as Beijing was trying to “corner the world market” in personal protective equipment, The Post has learned.
The Chinese government should prohibit manufacturers from exporting medical safety gear out of China. That’s the responsible thing to do.
And if China is trying to “corner the market” for PPE, that just makes them smart. It’s the kind of thing the United States would have done in the days before we became a banana republic.
Meanwhile, the Post also reports that
Now, the Trump administration is weighing legal action against China over its alleged actions, a lawyer for President Trump said Sunday.
This is ridiculous. Trump doesn’t need to sue China. He just needs to repatriate the manufacturing. Problem solved.