October 17, 2012
by National Journal

President Obama and Mitt Romney delved into several topics of interest to the tech industry in their second debate, including China, taxes, and research funding.

Romney, a former Massachusetts governor, accused China of "cheating over the years" in manipulating its currency, as well as "stealing our intellectual property -- our designs, our patents, our technology." He pointed to counterfeit Apple stores selling counterfeit goods in China. "They hack into our computers. We will have to have people play on a fair basis."

Obama, meanwhile, pointed to Romney's investments that have been linked to companies in China. "Governor, you're the last person who's going to get tough on China," he said.

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