Dunlop Roadsmart 3's. The sportiest tire you can get on the N1k without going with a full on sport tire. Get the 190/55 rear tire. I will never look back to even the Michelins (they're good too) or the Pirelli Angel GT2.
On the subject on where these tires are made, it's true that Pirelli is owned by ChemChina...one of the largest state owned Conglomerates in the world. State owned means it's government owned and run, and is deeply intertwined with the Communist party of China. Having said that, my Roadsmart 3's are made in Japan (LOL). I do believe their sport tires are made in the USA. Pirelli will often times build their tires in China or Germany, depending on the type and price point.
Whether China is an "enemy" depends on how you define it. China's state run economy is based on predatory practices of stealing intellectual property, currency manipulation, forced technology transfers, and state subsidies. They are a member of the World trade Organization, and insist everyone play by those rules except China. They play by their own rules. China behaves like this because it's in their culture and primarily because the world allows them to. The USA created China and their behavior today. We are to blame for allowing China to get away with this behavior for decades because we had no backbone and cared more for the almighty $$ than doing things right. Also we were scared of Trade War. American Corporate greed sent manufacturing to China. The USA basically is paying for the Chinese military buildup we have been seeing for decades. Whether you agree with it or not, what we have been witnessing in the past 12+ months with the US-China Trade war is what the US should have done back in the 1990's--force China to play by the rules, and not allow US manufacturing to bleed there. There is a silver lining to all this. This Trade War has revealed that so many Pro-China people were wrong all along! The USA is the the tail that wags the Chinese dog! China's Export driven economy depends too heavily on US demand, which they can't replace. All the manufacturing moving out of China to avoid the Tariffs have benefited other countries, primarily, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, India, Mexico, and a few others. Basically it spread the windfall that China has been getting fat on to other nations around the world. Regardless of whether there is a Trade deal between China and the US, China's economy will never recover and these changes we are seeing will define their behavior from here on out. At the very least, China isn't out there actively killing Americans, beheading innocent civilians, etc. They want a trade deal. They NEED a trade deal. The US also wants a trade deal but doesn't depend on it to do well on its own. In the end this will be beneficial for everyone.