Myanmar’s opposition leader Suu Kyi set for first China visit 


June 10, Naypyidaw: Myanmar‘s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is expected to begin her first visit to China on Wednesday, at a time of tension between the two countries. Suu Kyi will meet President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang, but no other details have been provided.

Relations between the countries have cooled in recent years, partly because of violence near their mutual border.

Myanmar has been fighting rebels in its eastern Kokang region, which borders China‘s Yunnan province.

At least five people in Yunnan died in March when an aircraft from Myanmar (also known as Burma) dropped a bomb on a sugar cane field. China sent patrols to the border in response.

The government department handling the visit told the BBC they would not be making any details of Aung San Suu Kyi’s trip public nor inviting media, other than state media, to any events.

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