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Mitt Romney renewed his pledge to label China a currency manipulator "on day one" in the final presidential debate, arguing that the U.S. was losing a silent trade war with the world's second-largest economy.

Experts have warned that such a measure could backfire by provoking retaliatory action.

Overall, the Republican candidate took a milder stance towards Beijing, telling viewers on Tuesday night: "We can be a partner with China; we don't have to be an adversary in any way, shape or form."

But asked if he was formally accusing China of manipulating the renminbi and sparking a trade war, he replied

One week ago, the Washington Post's panel of swing state small-business owners gave the slight edge in the town hall debate to President Obama, forcing a split after Mitt Romney won convincingly in the first debate earlier this month.

So it all came down to Tuesday—and for the second time in less than a week, the president emerged with a split-decision victory.

Five respondents said the president came out ahead, one called it a draw and one gave the victory to Romney. Most of respondents thought the Republican candidate demonstrated that he could effectively serve as commander in chief

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