Metals that power semiconductors. Semiconductors that power – everything. The Biden Handlers, in all their wisdom decided to reduce exports of semiconductors to China. Although Intel is in Ohio building the world's largest chip plant, it is worthless without China's metals. And Xi, unfettered, decided the Clown show running America is unraveling.
IF Obama is Biden's prime handler then he will be credited with the mental prowess of a five year old given the economic decisions. Certainly, there is more than one handler behind the curtain; Bloomberg, Jarret, Rice, and Hillary are the obvious. But obvious isn't always the right answer.
There are four basic metals used in the production of semiconductors: Germanium (not the flower), arsenide (A derivative of arsenic), silicon, and gallium. China has reduced shipments of the two G's – Gallium and Germanium. Retaliatory.
Blinken's journey to China proved an abject disaster, so the Powers somehow think Yellen can sway Jinping into forgive and forget mode.