NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Mitt Romney's best weapon for the China debate has also been his worst foe: investments.
The Obama campaign on Monday highlighted the Republican presidential nominee's various former investments in Chinese companies like Youku (YOKU - Get Report) and Cnooc (CEO), and linked them to intellectual property theft and piracy.
It's a difficult connection for Romney to shake, but those investments also suggest a reality: China is investing in the United States, and those growth prospects could serve to pad the wallets of U.S. citizens and expand the U.S. economy.
Instead of cheering the benefits of increased Chinese investments and expanded U.S.-China business partnerships, Romney has mostly criticized the trade partner and called President Barack Obama's China policy a failure."He
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