Bernanke to join Paulson in China

Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke will follow in the footstep of his predecessor, Alan Greenspan, by accompanying the US Treasury secretary to Beijing next month.

Government officials confirmed last week that Bernanke will travel with Treasury secretary Henry Paulson and other cabinet officials to Beijing for a two-day visit in mid-December. The meeting is aimed at persuading China to let its yuan currency appreciate further against the greenback, reduce barriers to foreign investment and