It’s obvious that the US cannot continue to buy $550 billion a year of Chinese goods every year while China only buys $134 billion of US goods. The US cannot keep printing money forever to send to China.
I have a modest proposal to balance US / China trade. Don’t focus on tariffs, just require all Chinese made goods to clear customs into the US in Guam, Hawaii, and Alaska. Thereafter, those goods can be delivered to other US destinations by Jones Act ships. Given the current size of the Jones Act fleet, and limited port capacity in Guam, Alaska, and Hawaii, this would quickly bring US / China trade into balance at about $100 billion ( just a guess) each per year.
China produces very little that America needs that cannot be obtained somewhere else at similar cost with a few months of planning.