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Michelle Obama arrives in China on hotly anticipated trip

Published on Mar 20, 2014 7:38 PM
 
US First Lady Michelle Obama (left) waves as she and her daughter Sasha (right) leave their plane upon arrival at Beijing's Capital International Airport on March 20, 2014. Obama arrived in Beijing on Thursday evening, March 20, 2014, the official Xinhua news agency said, beginning a hotly anticipated week-long trip during which she will promote education and cultural ties. -- PHOTO: AFP

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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