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Politically Weak Obama Prepares to Face China

Luis Ramirez WASHINGTON— U.S. President Barack Obama travels to economic summits in China, Myanmar and Australia beginning Sunday for a weeklong visit aimed at improving relations with Beijing, boosting American exports, and reassuring Asian partners in the face of China’s increasingly aggressive behavior in the region. Obama will face questions on the U.S. decision to shift its military focus to Asia, including some on whether that rebalance has happened at all. With his mandate diminished following his party’s…