Play stupid games. Win stupid prizes.
China Telecom rerouted USA traffic via china several times. Once is an accident or a screwup with BGP routes. Multiple times? Hostile action. Thus you remove the problem.
If China doesnt want to play by the rules then they can watch others on the playground from behind the fence.
Also given how they are treating Hong Kong, Why would you give China a pass on anything right now? They basically told the UK that the day we handed HK back, all rules and promises were invalid. They are stamping out the two rule system because Xi wants it that way. Tibet was first. HK is next and Taiwan is soon. "China is asshole."