Mitt Romney this week heightened his criticism over President Obama’s handling of China’s trade practices, claiming that the current administration was sitting idly by as the global power gains an economic foothold by stealing American ingenuity, relying on cheaper labor, and artificially lowering its prices. But the Republican presidential nominee — during his business career, and in some of the more recent financial investments made on his behalf — has invested in Chinese manufacturing companies that have used some of those same practices.
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