WASHINGTON (AFP) - The US Treasury Department on Friday said it would delay a report that could label China a currency manipulator until at least May, after a series of top level meetings.
The semi-annual report, which was next due on April 15, has become a focal point for critics who accuse Beijing of unfairly keeping the yuan weak against the dollar to boost Chinese exports.
The US government said it would wait until a meeting of the G20 finance ministers and the IMF's annual spring meetings this month and a bilateral meeting in May before publishing the document.
The last report -- which also deals with the currency policies of other trade partners -- was published in February, after a delay of four months.
The report stopped short of labeling China a manipulator, a move which could have resulted in punitive sanctions on Chinese trade.
© AFP -- Published at Activist Post with license
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