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  1. News - World - MOTHER'S DAY

    Michelle Obama slams Boko Haram for kidnapping of Nigerian schoolgirls

    Posted May 10th 2014, 08:14pm by AP

    ... extremists in northeast Nigeria Michelle Obama blasts Nigerian girls' abductors US first lady Michelle Obama yesterday denounced as an "unconscionable act" the kidnapping of more than ... to snuff out the aspirations of young girls," Michelle Obama said. On April 14, 276 schoolgirls were abducted in the northeastern Nigerian town of Chibok, with eight more seized from Warabe ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHAT THE MAINLAND MEDIA SAY

    Soft words on Michelle Obama forgotten when Hagel shows up

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 05:33am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang Michelle Obama's 'softening' visit was barely over when Chuck Hagel arrived to harden bilateral relations up again Study in contrasts as gloves come off for US ... first lady Michelle Obama's recent visit to the country might "help soften" ties, while US Secretary of Defence Chuck Hagel's trip served to "harden" bilateral ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Michelle Obama's China trip a success

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 04:55am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial First lady's visit a subtle success American first lady Michelle Obama has given her husband and other world leaders an instructive lesson in soft diplomacy. Her ... Obama on the sidelines of a nuclear security summit in The Hague on Monday. Such warmth was absent when Michelle Obama's predecessors, Hillary Clinton and Laura Bush, made solo trips ...

  4. News - China

    My holiday snaps: Michelle Obama's China trip highlights in pictures

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 09:32am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff reporter US first lady Michelle Obama has wrapped up her week-long trip to China where she played table tennis and toured Beijing's tourist sites with her Chinese counterpart, Peng Liyuan. The visit made a big splash, with more than 1,600 stories published on the mainland during the first three days of the trip. A video Obama posted on her White House travel blog has ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Michelle Obama and Peng Liyuan, first ladies of substance

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 04:09am by Alice Wu

    ... Alice Wu Alice Wu says Michelle Obama and Peng Liyuan both showed, during their meeting, that they are more than just the wives of powerful men Diplomatic firsts When two women ... Fashion is, of course, important, and neither Michelle Obama nor Peng Liyuan would claim otherwise. Both were largely praised for their fashion choices during Obama's recent trip to China. ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Rights abuses take gloss off smiling Michelle Obama’s trip to China

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 07:03pm by Chang Ping

    ... Chang Ping Chang Ping laments Michelle Obama's moderate defence of freedoms after death of activist Rights abuses take the gloss off smiling first lady's educational trip to China As US first lady Michelle Obama concluded her week-long trip to China, The New York Times compared the visit to similar ones made by two of her predecessors. In 1995, then first lady ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Michelle Obama's trip to China a triumph of style and substance

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 06:40pm by Tom Plate

    ... Tom Plate Tom Plate says Michelle Obama's deft mix of style and substance during her trip to China was a lesson in diplomacy for other Americans Soft power You'd have to say that US first lady Michelle Obama handled herself pretty well during her trip to China. Perhaps it was no surprise that she seemed undaunted by the political complexity of the assignment, ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHAT THE MAINLAND MEDIA SAY

    First ladies Michelle Obama and Peng Liyuan show sky is the limit in improving relations

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 04:55am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang Michelle Obama and Peng Liyuan won hearts and minds of the people with their endearing brand of 'gentle diplomacy' First ladies show sky is the limit for Sino-US ... words seemed even more pertinent over the past week after the visit to China by the US first lady Michelle Obama. In a matter of days, she did more to improve Sino-US relations than countless, ...

  9. News - China

    Michelle Obama steals the limelight from pandas on visit to China research centre

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 01:30pm by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff reporter The pandas are usually the stars of the show at Chengdu’s Giant Panda Research Base, but on Wednesday Michelle Obama stole the limelight as she visited the centre.. Obama, who is travelling with her mother and daughters, visited the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in the southwestern province of Sichuan. There, the Obamas viewed a 22-year-old ...

  10. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Freedom of expression is 'birth right,' Michelle Obama tells Peking University students

    Posted Mar 22nd 2014, 01:57pm by WU NAN, Amy Li

    ... Wu Nan and Amy Li Michelle Obama defends free speech In a speech to Peking University students yesterday, US first lady Michelle Obama defended freedom of expression and other ... on this planet," she said. "We believe that all people deserve the opportunity to fulfil their highest potential, as I was able to do in the United States." Obama's audience ...




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