Anti-Beijing remarks a reality of US presidential elections:
United States politician Rick Larsen said he hopes China understands that the so-called "China-bashing" in the presidential campaign is simply a reality of elections — a political process that is important in the US. Both President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney, the Republican presidential candidate, have talked tough on China during their campaigns, accusing China of unfair trade practices and stealing American jobs.
"My advice to folks is always: Take a deep breath, the election is almost over," Larsen said.
As co-chair of the US-China Working Group, a group established in 2005 to raise awareness in Congress of US-China issues, Larsen works with, as he puts it: "panda huggers, dragon slayers and even panda slayers — folks who are really extreme against China".
"We are not going to contain China. You can't. Not only do we have no interest, it's also impossible. So why do you bring that up, it can't happen." he said.
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