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Romney rips Obama on China despite investments

WASHINGTON — Mitt Romney sharpened his criticism of President Obama’s handling of China’s trade practices this week, claiming the administration was dawdling as the global power gained strength by stealing American ingenuity and artificially lowering its currency.

But the Republican presidential nominee — both during his business career and in some recent financial investments made on his behalf — has invested in Chinese manufacturing companies that use some of those same practices, according to Romney’s financial forms statements and a review of shareholder disclosure statements.

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