US first lady Michelle Obama visits China Published: 2014-3-20 18:46:00

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First Lady Michelle Obama meets Chinese educators
Visiting US First Lady Michelle Obama held a meeting Sunday at the US Embassy with Chinese educators and families, after her arrival there sparked a minor security alert.

Michelle Obama supports studying abroad for "bridges of understanding"
US First Lady Michelle Obama on Saturday called on students to study abroad to build "bridges of understanding" during her visit to a Beijing university.

US first lady visits Beijing
US First Lady Michelle Obama, accompanied by her Chinese counterpart Peng Liyuan, toured a high school and the Forbidden City in Beijing on Friday as part of her week-long visit, which is expected to focus on education and culture.

Michelle Obama lands in Beijing
At the unprecedented invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping's wife, Peng Liyuan, US First Lady Michelle Obama Thursday embarked on an official trip to China, a move that opens up a new diplomatic channel between the two world powers when Washington's foreign policy is put to the test by the ongoing crisis in Crimea.




Global Times: Michelle Obama's personal dedication visible on first lady tour agenda
Obama's solo travel is closely related to her strong personality and Washington's deliberating influence on the world stage. It is more of an individual case than an example for the worldwide diplomatic paradigm.

Xinhua: Michelle's visit a unique opportunity for China-US ties
Although it would be naive to expect Michelle's visit to iron out all differences between China and the United States, it is safe to say that a successful visit by Michelle will infuse fresh vigor into the development of bilateral relations. Tibetan meal hints political agenda of US
Hong Kong-based news website said that Washington seems to send a political signal that it still concerns about the “Tibetan issue” by including a Tibetan meal on the itinerary of US first lady Michelle Obama’s China trip. Michelle Obama’s visit to boost Sino-US ties
Shi Yinhong, director of the Center on American Studies at Renmin University of China, said tension between China and the US over the South China Sea could ease due to Michelle Obama’s visit.


Previous single visit of Michelle Obama
Visiting places
Haiti, Mexico
US first lady visits quake-hit Haiti
South Africa, Botswana
US first lady expected in South Africa

Favorite attractions for first ladies visiting China:
            First ladies' fashion show

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