Paulson says China must move faster on trade reforms

Friday, December 8th 2006, 6:10 am
By: News On 6

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said Friday the Chinese need to move more quickly on economic reforms because the rest of the world is growing impatient and protectionist pressures are rising.

Paulson said that is the message a high-level delegation of administration officials will deliver to the Chinese during two days of talks next week in Beijing.

Paulson will be joined by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and six other top members of Bush's economic team in the first meeting of what is being dubbed a Strategic Economic Dialogue.