Top Chinese officials to miss spring IMF meetings

Senior Chinese officials have said they will not attend spring meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank at the end of next week, a U.S. Treasury Department official said on Tuesday 5 April.

"Senior Chinese officials have told the U.S. Treasury they will not be coming to Washington for the spring meetings," Treasury spokesman Rob Nichols said.

A Chinese official was quoted by Reuters as saying Beijing's delegation to the IMF-World Bank meetings would be led by Vice Finance Mini