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US First Lady to visit China late March: White House

Published on Mar 4, 2014 12:57 AM
 
US first lady Michelle Obama gives out high fives after learning a dance and exercise with children at a La Petite Academy chid care center in Bowie, Maryland, on Feb 27, 2014. She will make a first visit to China between March 19 and 26 and finally meet her Chinese counterpart Peng Liyuan. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

WASHINGTON (AFP) -  US First Lady Michelle Obama will make a first visit to China between March 19 and 26 and finally meet her Chinese counterpart Peng Liyuan.

Obama had been expected to meet Peng in June last year when her husband President Barack Obama and China’s President Xi Jinping held a mini-summit in California, but she was held up in Washington.

On her upcoming trip, she will be accompanied by her daughters Malia, 15, and Sasha, 12, and her mother Marian Robinson.

Peng, 51, was a popular folk singer in China before her marriage to Xi, and is now dean of the People’s Liberation Army art academy.

 
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