Geithner Goes To China: Will He Soothe Or Spark? U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is winging his way to China Saturday. On Monday and Tuesday he'll meet with officials, including China's President, Hu Jintao. In January, Geithner angered Chinese officials when he accused them of manipulating China's currency to boost exports. The Chinese shot back that the U.S. should get its own house in order — referring to the growing U.S. budget deficits and its role in the global financial crisis.