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4. US First Lady’s trip to China

Peng Liyuan (L), wife of Chinese President Xi Jinping, shows US First Lady Michelle Obama how to hold a writing brush as they visit a Chinese traditional calligraphy class at the Second High School attached to Beijing Normal University on March 21. Photo: AFP

On the invitation of Chinese First Lady Peng Liyuan, US First Lady Michelle Obama made a whirlwind tour with her mother and two daughters of China in March to promote bilateral cultural ties.

It is her first trip to China and also the first official visit by a US first lady to the country without the accompaniment of a US president.

During the weeklong trip, she delivered a speech at the Peking University in Beijing, admired Terracotta Warriors in Xi’an, Shaanxi Province and fed giant pandas in Chengdu, Sichuan Province.

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