US Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson was due to begin meetings with multinational companies Monday to discuss America's China policy ahead of his visit to Beijing next week, the Financial Times reported. Paulson was scheduled to meet manufacturing companies, including Proctor & Gamble, before moving on to financial services on Wednesday by sitting down with the likes of Citigroup. The manufacturers are likely to express frustration at Paulson's refusal to take action against China over its undervalued currency, which they blame for America's record trade deficit. It has been claimed that some US companies are willing to throw their support behind Democrat politicians keen to impose sanctions on China. The US financial sector, meanwhile, is thought to be pleased with Paulson's patient pursuit of reforms.