According to a report on MarketWatch entitled, Obama lands a pre-debate punch on China,
A day after saying the U.S. doesn’t want to embarrass China over trade issues, President Obama blocked a Chinese-owned company from building wind farms in northern Oregon.The piece goes on to say that Romney wants to label China a "currency manipulator, even though both Obama and George W. refused to do so. Interestingly, it adds
Obama’s move, coming just days before his first debate with Mitt Romney, seemed aimed as much at Romney’s criticism that the president is too soft on China as at protecting U.S. national security interests. The site is close to a U.S. Navy base where the military flies unmanned drones.
Meanwhile, some of the pressure is actually coming off of Obama as it relates to China’s currency. Some U.S. lawmakers have long accused China of undervaluing the yuan. On Friday, however, the yuan climbed to its highest level against the U.S. dollar since the Chinese currency was revaluated in July 2005.What the hell does Romney have left in his quiver for the debates? More houses?