Everybody loves the term “punish” as if we could just paddle them or take away their candy. It doesn’t work that way as they’ll just devise another tactic, get their candy somewhere else like Russia, or slap “punishment” of a different kind on us. As far as hacking or espionage goes, they all do it so detection and defense is the only way this can be prevented. Maybe we need a closed internet for domestic business, anti hacking procedures, and aggressive retaliatory electronic means. What’s always been needed is a more aggressive and unified trade plan from the get go. We’ve always allowed individual businesses or industries to go their own because we’ve been able to because of size and power. Can’t do that any more. What’s good for one industry (like exporting jobs for cheap labor) is not good for another and the whole. A “startup” can now design and market a product, send the plans by computer to China and have the product made there, send it back and sell it at a huge profit here. Not exactly the American dream. Need a comprehensive plan for trade that doesn’t allow this crap. No need to start a war. Just be smarter. That’s the world we live in.