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Obama to focus on economy, Asia policy during travel next week to China, Myanmar, Australia

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WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will focus on the global economy and U.S. policy toward the Asia-Pacific region during stops next week in China, Myanmar and Australia.

The itinerary includes a state visit with Chinese President Xi Jinping (shee jihn-peeng).

While in China, Obama will attend the APEC Leaders Meeting and the APEC CEO Summit.

In Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, Obama will attend the East Asia Summit and the U.S.-ASEAN Summit in the remote capital Naypyidaw and meet with President Thein Sein. In the main city of Yangon, Obama is scheduled to meet with Myanmar's opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi (ahng sahn soo chee).

Finally, in Brisbane, Australia, Obama will participate in the Group of 20 Leaders Summit. He'll also deliver a speech on U.S. leadership in the Asia-Pacific.

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