“In order to gain more votes, President Obama and candidate Romney are talking about China again,” CCTV, China’s state-owned television network recently reported.
In the final presidential debate Monday night, China was mentioned 35 times. Repeating a line he’s used throughout the campaign, Mitt Romney charged China with keeping the value of its currency artificially low. He said he would label the country a “currency manipulator” on his first day in office. “China is both an adversary,” Romney said, “but also a potential partner in the international community if it’s following the rules.” Obama emphasized how he’s increased the number of trade cases the U.S. has filed against China at the World Trade Organization.
So how do the Chinese see all this China-bashing? To find out, we translated a selection of news stories from Chinese state-owned media.
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Source: By Elizabeth Dwoskin and Jasmine Zhao | BloombergBusinessweek