But that is the one that has the most attention right now. 90 Miles From Tyranny : The Worldwide Face Mask Shortage Reveals The Folly Of Outsourcing Strategic Resources To China.
Most of the world’s protective face masks are made in China and Taiwan, and even for those made elsewhere, some component parts are Chinese-sourced. Shortages have led China to declare the masks a “strategic resource,” reserving them for their own medical workers, leaving the U.S. and the rest of the world to operate with a very limited supply of protective masks. In January, Taiwan banned the export of masks, which left them with ample supply but exacerbated the worldwide shortage of masks.
Gee. Imagine that. A nation acting in its own national interest.
Other things we might not want to source completely from China? Medicine is high on my list. I’m sure you can think of other things.