Romney’s ties to Chinese factory with harsh labor record come under scrutiny
- Year: 2012
- Length: 5:31 minutes (5.05 MB)
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In a major campaign speech today on foreign policy, Mitt Romney criticized President Obama’s leadership on Afghanistan, Iraq, the Israel-Palestine conflict, and the transitioning Middle East. He said if elected, he’d pursue more free trade agreements around the world, increase the US military budget, and take a “stronger stance” against Iran and Russia – though specifics of what he would do were few.
Absent from the speech was any mention of human rights or workers rights. And a recent investigation shows Romney profited from investments in companies that outsourced jobs – some to places with a documented pattern of labor abuses. FSRN’s Alice Ollstein has more.