Baucus headed to China to discuss currency, intellectual property issues

"This trip will provide the opportunity to discuss China’s currency manipulation and other key economic and trade issues with top Chinese officials to find solutions in the best interest of both of our economies," he said Thursday in a statement.

He will visit Beijing and Shanghai during the week of Oct. 10 where he tour Chinese green technology companies as well as U.S. companies with research hubs in China. 

"China's currency undervaluation hurts American ranchers and farmers, American exports and American jobs. I have long said that China must take meaningful action to address its currency practices and we must be vigilant in pushing China on this issue."