The upcoming presidential debates are going to be the last serious chance (especially for Romney, who can't announce policy initiatives) to put some serious meat on their rival claims to be trade hawks. I am not getting my hopes up.
By indulging in political theatrics that cast China as the evil empire, the candidates are distracting us from the much more fruitful pursuit of figuring out what we can we do here at home to make American companies both more competitive and more prodigious sources of quality paychecks.
Romney is heating up his offensive on the China trade issue. His campaign blog just released a page promising he "will ensure China plays by the rules," and blaming the Obama administration for not doing so, starting with currency manipulation.