Donald Trump started the trade war out of fear that China was overtaking the US in technology as the drone story below describes. China is also unrivaled in the rapid pace from concept to manufacturing and then to market. It's not only Donald Trump that is fearful, it is the US military that is also fearful that China's technological development will also reflect in greater military capabilities. Unfortunately for Donald Trump, he is a decade too late to obstruct China's technical evolution and its ascendancy. Why China Is Emerging as a Tech Superpower to Rival the U.S.