U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson speaks at the Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, China Academy of Sciences, in Beijing

 
U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson speaks at the Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, China Academy of Sciences, in Beijing
U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson speaks at the Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, China Academy of Sciences, in Beijing, April 3, 2008. The U.S. economy has turned down sharply and is facing a tough quarter, Paulson said on Thursday. Speaking to reporters during his visit to Beijing, Paulson sidestepped a question on whether the economy was at risk of toppling into recession, something that Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said on Wednesday was a possibility. REUTERS/Oded Balilty/Pool (CHINA)