Most of us were expecting another round of US tariffs against Chinese goods but I am not sure many thought President Trump would add an additional $200B so quickly. The new tariffs announced Tuesday evening by the US Trade Representative will not come into effect for at least a couple of months so there is time for negotiations, though so far there are no indications either side is willing to take the first step to break the cycle of escalation.
I agree with your comment on continuing to pursue companies within the US that may be complicit in IP theft. This is one upside of Chinese investment in the US. If there are substantial assets within US borders, it offers companies damaged by this behavior the opportunity to collect.
"Have we seen a clear explanation from the Trump Administration of exactly what the US wants China to do to have the tariffs dropped?" ??????
Does the administration need to spell out what China needs to do to address the current situation? Isn't it obvious to everyone?