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Michelle Obama begins visit to China

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United States First lady Michelle Obama arrived in Beijing yesterday in a visit which analysts said signaled the warming of ties between the U.S.and China one week ahead of a nuclear summit between President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping, according to the Chinese language World Journal.

Michelle Obama began her trip to China accompanied by Xi's wife Peng Liyuan with a visit to a secondary school in Beijing where she practiced Chinese calligraphy before the students.

Peng and Obama also toured the Forbidden City before Peng hosted Obama to a private dinner.

Obama is scheduled to make a stop tomorrow at Peking University where she will speak to American students as well as Chinese students studying at the university. On Sunday, Obama will attend an education forum in Beijing before leaving for Xian on Monday.

Analysts said that Obama's visit to China represents a "First Lady diplomacy" which supplemented the formal diplomatic channels between the two countries and placed the public spotlight on China's First Lady Peng.

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