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President Obama's Trip to East-Asia Irks China


U.S. President Barack Obama (R) waves with Aung San Suu Kyi at her residence in Yangon, November 19, 2012. President Obama became the first serving U.S. president to visit Myanmar on Monday, trying during a whirlwind six-hour trip to strike a balance between praising the government's progress in shaking off military rule and pressing for more reform. REUTERS/Jason Reed (MYANMAR - Tags: POLITICS)



President Obama arrived in Cambodia for an East-Asian summit Monday, just hours after making history by becoming the first sitting American president to visit Myanmar.

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The World's Asia correspondent Mary Kay Magistad says Obama's first foreign trip since his re-election has irked China, which the president will not visit this time around.