If the China-US trade war escalates into a real one, China will emerge as the ultimate winner whether it wins or loses the physical battle.
If it won, the US would become China’s protectorate and Chinese people would be free to travel there without a visa.
If it lost, things would be even better. The Chinese could become American citizens directly – no more sneaking pregnant women there to give birth – and enjoy the rights and benefits that a human being is entitled to.
If I were Chinese, I would root for a real war.