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Clinton Foundation's Ties To Firm Accused Of Aiding Chinese Repression Draw Scrutiny

Democratic presidential hopeful and former US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton participates in a small business roundtable
Democratic presidential hopeful and former US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton participates in a small business roundtable discussion with members of the small business community at Capital City Fruit on April 15, 2015 in Norwalk, Iowa. Clinton has spent the last two days in Iowa to focus on smaller communities in Iowa and have discussions about how to make the economy work for everyday Americans. AFP PHOTO / MICHAEL B. THOMAS (Photo credit should read Michael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images)

Cisco Systems had a public relations problem: Having invested $16 billion in the Chinese market, the technology giant was suddenly facing congressional scrutiny over its alleged complicity in building the so-called Great Firewall that helps China's authoritarian regime censor information and surveil its citizens.

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