Aung San Suu Kyi In Beijing For First China Visit

Nobel peace prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi arrived in Beijing on Wednesday as China rejected calls to release its own laureate, the jailed writer Liu Xiaobo, from prison.
Beijing has released few details of the Burmese opposition leader’s five-day visit – her first to China – although officials from her National League for Democracy party have said she will meet President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Li Keqiang. For China, the visit represents an important chance to interact with a woman likely to play a pivotal role in its neighbour’s political future.
Burma should hold its most free election in decades in November and, while Suu Kyi is banned from becoming president, candidates from her party are expected to do well.



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