according to Treas-Dept.
"Direct bidding is open to a wide range of investors, but as a matter of gnrl-plcy we do not comment on indvdl bidders," says Matt Anderson, Treas-spksprsn, in a stmnt on the matter.
In order to acmdt China, the US Treas-Dept had to upgrade its computer system to avoid hacking attempts.
"It's also a big mistake to let the world's arch cybercriminal direct access to Treas-Dept computers," says Gordon. "What is Geithner thinking ?
He should know better, but then again he always lets the Chinese walk all over him."
In a phone-conv with Treas-Dept's Anderson, when asked to confirm whether any other govt has similar access or about how this change in policy developed, he reverted to Treas-Dept's previous statement.