Top Talker: Romney attacks VP Biden on China’s one-child policy

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By Liz Grodd
Vice President Joe Biden on Sunday (August 21, 2011) rejected views that American power is waning and said Washington would never default, wrapping up a China visit that has played down tensions between the worlds two biggest economies. We are still the single best bet in the world, in terms of where to invest, Biden told a university audience in Chengdu, the provincial capital of the southwestern Chinese province of Sichuan that is the second and last stop of his visit to China.
Vice President Joe Biden on Sunday (August 21, 2011) rejected views that American power is waning and said Washington would never default, wrapping up a China visit that has played down tensions between the worlds two biggest economies. We are still the single best bet in the world, in terms of where to invest, Biden told a university audience in Chengdu, the provincial capital of the southwestern Chinese province of Sichuan that is the second and last stop of his visit to China.
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Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney continues his push to criticize the Obama administration.  Yesterday, he slammed Vice President Biden for comments he made during his recent trip to China.  Speaking to a group of students, the Vice President seemed to condone China’s controversial one-child policy.  He said, “Your policy has been one which I fully understand, I’m not second guessing, of one child per family.  The result being that you’re in a position where one wage earner will be taking care of four retired people. Not sustainable.”  Romney responded, calling China’s policy “gruesome and barbaric.”  He went on to say, “There can be no defense of a government that engages in compulsory sterilization and forced abortions in the name of population control.”  Texas Governor Rick Perry also condemned Biden’s statement, saying such comments demonstrate a moral indifference on the part of the Obama administration.  Late yesterday, the Vice President’s office pushed back against the criticism, saying the White House strongly opposes the Chinese policy and the Vice President think such practices are “repugnant.” 

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Top Talker: Romney attacks VP Biden on China's one-child policy

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