外文标题：First lady plans March 19-26 visit to China
Michelle Obama plans a weeklong solo visit to China this month that includes meetings with China's first lady and high school and university students.
It will be her first visit to the Asian economic powerhouse.
In an announcement Monday on the White House blog, the first lady says a China visit is important because it is the most populous country in the world, with more than 1.3 billion people, and is an important world actor.
Mrs. Obama will travel from March 19-26, spending several days in the capital of Beijing before stops in the central city of Xian and the southwestern city of Chengdu, the White House said. Her schedule includes a meeting with Peng Liyuan, the wife of Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Mrs. Obama missed meeting China's first lady last June when the newly installed Xi, accompanied by his wife, traveled to Southern California for a summit with President Barack Obama. The presidential-level meetings were around the time of Sasha Obama's 12th birthday, and the White House said Mrs. Obama stayed in Washington with family.
She wrote a letter to Peng Liyuan welcoming her to the U.S. and expressing hope that they would meet soon in China, the White House said.
Another nice overseas vacation.
Maybe she'll be able to just smile and keep her big mouth shut, instead of provoking some new friction with the Chinese?! Nah....
How much will this boondoggle cost taxpayers? $150K, $200K, $250K?
Better try starting at 5 million ...
Do you realize the amount of security needed to protect America's top monkey queen ??
Just the cost to Fly Air Force one over there & back will cost $8,280,000.
So 8 million just for airfare +
Add in her shopping and her personal aides = well over a Million
This trip will cost the taxpayers at least 5 - 8 million dollars. Aircraft operations + security + day-to-day costs for 4 executive level travelers. Yup.
You should start the bidding at $1M and go up from there.
She flying on a off day....That should save some money!!!
Gee starting to take separate vacations.
Why Red China, why not Cuba? It would cost the taxpayers a lot less.
I hope you like to eat Rat dumplings Moochelle.
Wonderful, that will cost us about a 100K.
But that isn't important, as long as she has a good time.
Obam must still think he can talk her out of divorcing him..
$100k?! Come on, Gerald.... Air Force One operates at about $180,000 PER HOUR. This trip is easily $3-5 million. And that's before she stocks up on Jimmy Choo shoes in Beijing.
Ban them from any more trips! She didn't attend the Chinese visit in California due to her daughters 12th birthday. What elitist A-holes! So, we need to spend $10 million so that she can discuss the threat of climate change among other nonsense.
Hopefully it's from March 19, 2014 - March 26, 2044.
How many friends is she taking on this vacation?
Will she be looking for a new home for the Obamas?
Maybe they will hold her hostage.
Swindling The Goyim
I wonder if she will sell secret U.S. military missile technology to the Chinese, just like ISRAEL did in December 2013.
Why not North Korea? They might just keep her there
Can't wait to see how much we're paying for this unnecessary trip.