US Treasury denies China visit report

A US Treasury Department spokesman denied media reports on Wednesday 11 May that officials planned to visit China next week for talks with Chinese economic authorities.

"The report in media reports is inaccurate," Treasury Spokesman Tony Fratto said, referring to a People's Daily newspaper report of a meeting next week between the "US financial minister" and a Chinese central bank official.

However, Fratto later clarified that a Treasury international affairs economist is scheduled to make a pr