In this Dec. 9 photo, construction workers in Shanghai push wheelbarrows past an energy-themed advertisement featuring a photo of President Obama depicted as Buddha. American lawmakers are pressing China for action on currency and high-tech trade in talks this week, and an impending Washington visit by President Hu Jintao has raised expectations Beijing might offer concessions. (Associated Press)

In this Dec. 9 photo, construction workers in Shanghai push wheelbarrows past an energy-themed advertisement featuring a photo of President Obama depicted as Buddha. American lawmakers are pressing China for action on currency and high-tech trade in talks this week, and an impending Washington visit by President Hu Jintao has raised expectations Beijing might offer concessions. (Associated Press)