Michelle Obama, our current first lady, will travel to china later this month with a focus on reaching out to the youth there and plans to share here travel experiences with young Americans, the White House announced Monday.
Michelle Obama will be accompanied by her daughters Malia and Sasha and mother Marian Robinson per Politico. The group plans to visit Beijing, Xi’an and Chengdu during their week-long trip, which is scheduled to take place during the week of March 19-26, 2014.
The first lady will meet up with Peng Liyuan, the wife of Chinese President Xi Jinping, making up for what some in China last year saw as a slight snub when President Barack Obama met with Xi in California but Michelle Obama did not make the trip, although Peng did.
Obama plans to visit a university and two high schools in Beijing and Chengdu, and will “be talking with students about their lives in China and telling them about America and the values and traditions we hold dear,” she detailed in a blog post on the White House website. “I’ll be focusing in particular on the power and importance of education, both in my own life and in the lives of young people in both our countries.”
Obama will also travel to historic and cultural sites and will share “the stories of the students I meet, as well as the interesting facts I learn about Chinese history and culture” by posting on a daily travel blog and through social media posts on Twitter and Instagram.
Barack Obama won’t be too lonely while his leading ladies are away, he will be traveling himself. He is scheduled to head to the Netherlands, Belgium, the Vatican, and Saudi Arabia for a trip that begins on March 24, 2014. There is no doubt Michelle Obama will certainly have a bevy of insightful posts to share while she is away in China.