Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney's pledge to take a tough line on Chinese trade policy is potentially undermined by his investments in Bain Capital funds that hold significant stakes in Chinese firms. Via a "blind trust," Romney owns big slices of funds with interests in Chinese companies that have closed U.S. manufacturing plants and been accused of intellectual property violations. "He talks about how we need to get tough on China ... and then he is making money off shipping our jobs there," complains one Illinois autoworker.

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