First lady Michelle Obama will be doing some solo diplomacy this month, traveling to China for a week-long visit.
During the March 19-26 trip, Mrs. Obama will make stops in the Chinese capital city of Beijing, the central city of Xian, and the southwestern city of Chengdu.
Her meetings include one with Peng Liyuan, the wife of Chinese President Xi Jinping.
"In China this month, Mrs. Obama will focus on the power and importance of education, including in her own life, during visits to a high school and a university in Beijing, and a high school in Chengdu. ...
"She will be accompanied by daughters, Malia and Sasha, and her mother, Marian Robinson, who lives at the White House. President Barack Obama will not be on the trip. He departs the U.S. later that week for stops in Europe and Saudi Arabia."