The First Lady will travel to China from March 19-26, 2014. She will be visiting Beijing from March 20-23, Xi’an on March 24, and Chengdu from March 25-26. Accompanying Mrs. Obama on this trip will be her mother, Mrs. Marian Robinson, and daughters, Malia and Sasha Obama.
During the trip to China, as on previous international trips to Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America, the First Lady will be focusing on the power and importance of education, both in her own life and in the lives of young people in both countries.
Thursday, March 20
First Lady Michelle Obama arrives in Beijing.
Friday, March 21
First Lady Michelle Obama joins First Lady Peng Liyuan at Beijing Normal School, a school that prepares students to attend Universities abroad.
First Lady Michelle Obama visits the Forbidden City with First Lady Peng Liyuan.
First Lady Michelle Obama meets with First Lady Peng Liyuan.
First Lady Michelle Obama joins First Lady Peng Liyuan for dinner and a performance.
Saturday, March 22
First Lady Michelle Obama delivers remarks to students at the Stanford Center at Peking University.
The audience will comprise of American students studying abroad at Peking University and Chinese students who have studied abroad in the United States. The First Lady will discuss the importance of study abroad and other cultural exchanges as well as the stake our two countries have in one another’s success.
First Lady Michelle Obama participates in a virtual discussion with American youth. The First Lady will discuss the importance of study abroad and other cultural exchanges.
Mrs. Obama will highlight the role of technology in enabling students in the United States to connect and collaborate with students around the world.
First Lady Michelle Obama visits the Summer Palace.
First Lady Michelle Obama meets with staff and families of the United States Embassy in Beijing.
Sunday, March 23
First Lady Michelle Obama hosts a roundtable on the topic of education.
First Lady Michelle Obama visits the Great Wall of China.