It is unprecedented for a presidential candidate to have as many conflicts when it comes to foreign business ties as Mitt Romney.
Romney looks to come back from 47% don’t pay taxes remarks and attacks on China trade. But Romney has so many vulnerabilities on China it is hard to understand why he would pick this issue.
The US Ambassador to China and former Washington Governor Gary Locke had his car surrounded by angry protesters in Beijing. Protesters in China are upset about Japan’s wartime occupation and Tokyo’s recent purchase of islands also claimed by Beijing.
Mitt Romney and Bain Capital purchased a factory in China that took on the demand from outsourcing from other US companies. So they profited by increasing profits from companies they owned by shipping jobs overseas and they profited from other companies shipping jobs overseas by doing the work that used to be done in cities and towns across America.
The urban legend of spiders crawling into one’s ears while sleeping became reality for one Chinese woman as she had a spider living inside her ear for five days.
The Seattle Opera kicks off its 2012-13 season this summer in blockbuster fashion with Turandot, Puccini’s final masterpiece. Turandot opens on Saturday, August 4 and runs for eight performances, through Saturday, August 18.
Sheldon Adelson, the largest foreign investor in China, has invested tens of millions of dollars in influencing the 2012 election and has vowed to spend $100 million to put his thumb on the scale for Mitt Romney in November.
Apple will start selling the iPad in China on July 20 after paying $60 million to settle a dispute over the ownership of the tablet computer’s name.
What is to stop a foreign country from funneling money through US businesses or political donors into Super PACs to buy US elections?
People in parts of East Asia and the western United States are awaiting a rare “ring of fire” eclipse.