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Henry Paulson reaches out to China from Treasury.

12:00 AM, Oct 4, 2006 • By ROB NICHOLS
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Considering the array of issues on the U.S.-China economic agenda--from China's economic development, to financial sector reform, to protection of intellectual property rights, to increased market access for U.S. companies--Paulson's extensive experience comes at a is vital time. His handling of America's economic relationship with Beijing and his drafting of creative high-level talent into the Treasury is cementing the Treasury's position as the center of economic policymaking.

Rob Nichols is president of the Financial Services Forum ( and a former assistant secretary of the Treasury.