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Myanmar’s Suu Kyi to Make Her First Visit to China

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi is all set to make her first visit to China this month – although China itself is yet to confirm.

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<!--StartFragment--> Myanmar’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. (Photo: AP)

Myanmar’s opposition leader and Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi will make her first visit to China this month, one of the leaders of her National League for Democracy (NLD) said.

Suu Kyi will meet Chinese President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Kegiang on the June 10-14 trip, Nyan Win, secretary and spokesman for the NLD, told Reuters. China has yet to confirm the visit.

Since coming to power in March 2011, Myanmar’s reformist government has sought to decrease the heavy dependence on China that grew when Myanmar was a pariah state under military rule.

Beijing has watched nervously as the United States lifted some sanctions and engaged with the semi-civilian government, although China itself has been keen to reach out to Suu Kyi.

The trip was initially scheduled for December 2014 but was delayed due to protocol issues, sources said.

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