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Obama will attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum from Nov. 14-15 in Singapore, according to Ambassador Jon Huntsman, an ex-Mormon missionary who was sworn in Aug. 11.
"I am hopeful, confident, that by the end of the eyar the U.S.-China relationship will be better than ever before," Huntsman said.
Discussions during the trip could revolve around the U.S. deficit, since China has $801 billion in U.S. Treasury securities -- the biggest holder in the world -- or around the South China Sea, where the U.S. and China both have powerful navies.
Read more: The Associated Press