Pressure mounts on China to let yuan appreciate


Timothy Geithner, the US Treasury secretary, on Thursday met with the Chinese vice-premier in an unexpected flying visit that has further intensified speculation that the east Asian country is set to allow its currency to appreciate soon.

Geithner met with Wang Qishan, the vice-premier with responsibility for economic affairs, on his way to Hong Kong from India. The Treasury said a 75-minute meeting between the pair took place in a VIP lounge at the Beijing Capital International Airport. "The

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