Obama Leaves For China, Myanmar, Australia Tour

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    By Angela
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    US 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 tours and Australia
    ? AFP/File Mandel Ngan

    Washington (AFP) - 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 tours 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.

    In myanmar tours, Obama will meet President Thein Sein and opposition icon Aung San Suu Kyi. Washington has raced to normalize ties with Myanmar following reforms there, removing most US sanctions imposed on the military junta.

    But Suu Kyi warned this week that the pace of change was slowing, and that the US had been "over-optimistic about the reform process" at times.