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Ted Cruz on Free Trade

 


Defended Chinese company on intellectual property theft

Cruz's record came under scrutiny when moderators from Houston public radio's KUHF asked him about his legal work for a Chinese tire company in its appeal against a $26 million judgment that it had stolen intellectual property from an American tire company. Cruz said he was one of several attorneys on the case and that he had represented American companies against Chinese firms as well.
Source: Associated Press on ABC News on 2012 Texas Senate debate , May 3, 2012

Dewhurst lying about defending Chinese intellectual property

The greatest tension in the debate was between Dewhurst and Cruz, who exchanged veiled and some not-so-veiled attacks on each other. Dewhurst accused Cruz of distorting his nine-year record as lieutenant governor, while Cruz called Dewhurst a flat-out liar over his campaign commercial's attacking Cruz's work for a Chinese tire company.

Moderators asked Cruz about his legal work for a Chinese tire company in its appeal against a $26 million judgment that it had stolen intellectual property from an American tire company. Cruz said he was one of several attorneys on the case and that he had represented American companies against Chinese firms as well.

Source: Associated Press/ABC News on 2012 Senate AdWatch , May 3, 2012

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