March 23 - U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama tours the Great Wall of China after holding a roundtable discussion on education at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing. Vanessa Johnston reports.
U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama visited the Great Wall of China on Sunday with her two daughters, Sasha and Malia. The First Lady walked on the historical Mutianyu part of the wall, a famous section of the Great Wall in northeast Beijing. Earlier on Sunday, Obama held a roundtable with Chinese educators and Ambassador Max Baucus at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing. Her week-long visit is aimed at promoting education and cultural exchanges between the two countries. (SOUNDBITE) (English) FIRST LADY OF THE UNITED STATES MICHELLE OBAMA SAYING: "I wouldn't be where I am today without my parents investing and pushing me to get a good education. My parents were not educated themselves, but one of the things they understood was that my brother and I needed that foundation. So the President and I have made education a key focus of our work over the coming years because we want to make sure that as many young people in the United States and around the world, quite frankly, have access to education." Obama will visit other Chinese cities as well as a panda preserve before leaving China on Wednesday.