First Lady Michelle Obama and Daughters arrive in Beijing

Raw: First Lady Arrives in Beijing

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10 Responses to First Lady Michelle Obama and Daughters arrive in Beijing

  1. Michelle Obama Stays Connected During Her Visit to China

    http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/03/20/michelle-obama-stays-connected-on-her-visit-to-china/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0

    As Michelle Obama kicks off her weeklong trip to China, her first ever, her team is harnessing the power of technology to ensure that every step, every impression is documented. Accompanied by her daughters, Malia and Sasha, as well as her mother, Marian Robinson, the first lady will be blogging, tweeting and Instagramming her way through the country.

    After touching down in Beijing on Thursday, she planned to tour on Friday a Chinese high school and the Forbidden City with Peng Liyuan, the wife of President Xi Jinping. After other events in the capital that will focus mostly on youth and education, she will head to the historic city of Xi’an on Monday to see the Terra Cotta Warriors Museum and wrap up her trip with a stop in the southwestern city of Chengdu, where she will visit a panda research and breeding base before her departure on Wednesday.

    “A visit like this is an important opportunity not just to share China’s rich history and culture with young people like you, but to connect you with the stories of young people in China,” Mrs. Obama said in a video message posted on PBS.

    And connected she is.

    Although she is not traveling with journalists and does not plan to give interviews, many American and Chinese reporters will be covering her every move. And the White House said that Mrs. Obama will be documenting her trip with daily reports on social media.

    She will post a travel journal – complete with videos and photos – with daily entries. She will also participate in a podcast series to share information about Chinese history and culture with listeners. The White House has also been collecting questions for Mrs. Obama to answer via video messages during her trip.

    Users of Instagram and Twitter can also submit questions and comments via the hashtag #FLOTUSinChina, according to the White House. Young people have also submitted video questions to Mrs. Obama through CNN about traveling and studying abroad.

  2. A Chinese paramilitary policeman, back, a U.S. secret service officer, front, as they guard a tarmac before the landing of a plane carrying U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama, her daughters and her mother, arrive at Capital International Airport in Beijing, China, Thursday, March 20, 2014. Michelle Obama has arrived in Beijing with her mother and daughters to kick off a seven-day, three-city tour where she will focus on education and cultural exchange. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan, Pool)

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  3. vitaminlover says:

    Their hair is LAID!!! You hear me?

  4. rikyrah says:

    They look so lovely. Absolutely marvelous.

  5. vitaminlover says:

    My First ladies have it going on!

  6. Michelle Obama arrives in China on hotly anticipated trip

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/china/Michelle-Obama-arrives-in-China-on-hotly-anticipated-trip/articleshow/32370239.cms

    BEIJING: 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’aan 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.

    She also plans to visit American and Chinese students to promote education and cultural exchanges, and visit historical landmarks like the Great Wall of China.

    A Xinhua commentary said the trip was “especially meaningful” given tensions in the US-China relationship, including President Barack Obama’s recent meeting with the Dalai Lama, whom China sees as a violent separatist.

    Foreign ministry spokesman Hong Lei said the visit would help deepen ties between the world’s two largest economies.

    “We believe that this visit will play an important role in increasing mutual understanding between the two countries and expanding friendship,” Hong told reporters ahead of Obama’s arrival.

  7. Ametia says:

    Love seeing FLOTUS and the First Daughters. Hope they have a safe, relaxing, and enjoyable vist.

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