Chinese state media say Burma's acting prime minister is on his way to Beijing for a five-day goodwill visit.
The Xinhua news agency says General Thein Sein left the Burmese administrative capital of Nay Pyi Taw today.
The report says the general was invited to China by the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress.
The general is traveling with Burma's attorney-general and the ministers of foreign affairs, commerce and energy. During the trip, the delegation is scheduled to visit China's southwestern province of Yunnan, which borders Burma.
Military-run Burma is one of the most isolated governments in the world because of its poor human rights track record and reluctance to implement democratic reforms.
The United States and European nations have imposed sanctions on Burma. China is one of the few countries that maintains relations with Burma's military regime.