Michelle Obama arrives in China on hotly anticipated trip
Published on Mar 20, 2014 7:38 PM
BEIJING (REUTERS) - US first lady Michelle Obama arrived in Beijing on Thursday evening, the official Xinhua news agency said, beginning a hotly anticipated week-long trip during which she will promote education and cultural ties.
Obama, a Harvard-educated lawyer, is expected to spend Friday with China's charismatic first lady, Peng Liyuan, who is admired at home as both a glamorous songstress and fashion icon.
Besides Beijing, Obama will visit the western historic city of Xi'an and the southern city of Chengdu, where she will visit a panda preserve.
Obama's two daughters are accompanying her, as well as her mother.
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