Christine Lagarde is Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, a position to which she was appointed in July 2011. She is a French citizen, and previously was French Minister of Economy since June 2007, in addition to having held the position of French Minister of Foreign Trade for two years.
The return to the recurrent endemism of the Cold War between the US and Russia would mark the beginning of the decline of the global economy.
Trump is quite concerned that Chinese companies acquire technological leadership.
This Chinese-American trade war may affect the operation of technology companies around the world.
Until a few decades ago it had been the main producer of both industrial inputs, but the growth of other countries, particularly China, was displacing it from that position.
It is no coincidence that Trump is imposing these protectionist measures abruptly, but is part of a series of more general sequence of events.