Romney Talks Tough On China

on September 07, 2011 at 11:00 AM

Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney had some harsh words for China in his 59-point jobs plan Tuesday.

Calling the country a “cheater,” Romney promised to impose a variety of trade restrictions if China doesn’t comply with intellectual property laws and allow its currency to float freely in foreign exchange markets.

“I’ll clamp down on the cheaters, and China is the worst example of that,” he said as he presented his top ideas for job creation in Las Vegas.

“If they cheat, there is a price to pay,” he added. “I don’t want a trade war, but I don’t want a trade surrender either.”