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Obama leaves for China, Myanmar, Australia tour
Sun 09 Nov 2014 at 11:21
NNA – President Barack Obama headed for China Sunday on a trip that will focus on Washington’s often tense relations with the country, and will also see the president visit Myanmar and Australia.
The China stop will be dominated by Obama’s meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing, where the White House said it expects “candid and in-depth conversations.”
The relationship between the two superpowers, which US Secretary of State John Kerry has called the “most consequential” in the world today, has been marred by tensions over the South China Sea, cyberspying and human rights issues.
Obama will also attend an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Beijing.
The president boarded the flight for Beijing in grey slacks and a casual black windbreaker, accompanied by National Security Advisor Susan Rice and senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer, among others.–AFP