The wife of U.S. President Barack Obama has begun a week-long trip to China. This is Michelle Obama’s first solo trip to the country. Her plans are significant not just for the United States, but also for China itself. The trip was announced on March 4th. The next day, she visited a Mandarin immersion school in Washington D.C. Students showed her presentations about cultural sites she will visit. She also learned some Chinese phrases. All that to get set for this visit. CCTV’s Su Yuting reports from Beijing.
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