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Michelle Obama Looks to Ease Mistrust on China Trip
Space War ^ | March 18, 2014 | Staff

Posted on 03/18/2014 7:04:52 PM PDT by lbryce

Michelle Obama will look to dispel growing mistrust between the United States and China through a weeklong tour of the Asian power focused deliberately on soft issues, officials said Monday.

Accompanied by her two daughters and mother, the US first lady will head Wednesday on a tour to some of China's most celebrated sites including the Great Wall, the ancient terracotta warrior sculptures of Xian and a panda preserve.

White House officials said that Michelle Obama would not take up the myriad disputes between the two nations but would instead speak about educational exchanges and emphasize US goodwill toward the Chinese people.

"I think it is important to break through that mistrust and the first lady's visit is an opportunity to do that," Ben Rhodes, a deputy national security adviser, told reporters.

The Chinese public's opinion of the United States has significantly worsened from highs when President Barack Obama took office in 2009. Forty percent of Chinese had a favorable opinion of the United States in last year's Pew Research Center survey -- a figure far below that in Western and African nations but still higher than the rate in most of the Islamic world.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bho44; bhoasia; careerdiplomat; china; flotusmichelle; michelleobama
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Despite all the problems, hardship going on in the world, there are a few very bright spots that the Obama Administration has every right to be proud of, take credit for the diplomatic victories he's worked so diligently to attain.

First, he will be sending Secretary of State Kerry on an global mission of the highest order, considered by the diplomatic community to be fundamental to world affairs.

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The President been working very hard to resolve what senior diplomats the world over contend may equal the dire situation in the Ukraine with the Uganda anti-homosexuality Crisis. President Obama has been very wise to be sending Secretary of State Kerry to Uganda with Senior Homosexual Scientist Experts to insure the safety and welfare of homosexuals in Uganda that has Obama very concerned.

Secondly, Michelle Obama's special abilities at dispelling mistrust,building confidence and reconciliation, in deploying her uncanny diplomatic skills and expertise will be put to good use on the President's weeklong tour of China focused deliberately on soft issues, officials said Monday.

An administration official who will be accompanying the President on the trip said when it comes to dealing with soft issues no one is more adept and capable than the First Lady.

1 posted on 03/18/2014 7:04:52 PM PDT by lbryce
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To: lbryce

Oh, joy, now we have the Wookie trying her hand at foreign policy. Obama is hiding behind a skirt!


2 posted on 03/18/2014 7:07:16 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: lbryce

“Hey, China — let the Wookie win.”


3 posted on 03/18/2014 7:07:38 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: lbryce

Why should we distrust the Chinese communists meeting with the USSA communists who hold the mass murdering mao in high esteem and hate US free enterprise? What could go wrong for US citizens?


4 posted on 03/18/2014 7:08:39 PM PDT by MtnClimber (Liberals - wrong is right, down is up, gulags are utopia.)
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To: lbryce

Hope she enjoys her various and assorted trips (vacations), her last trip won’t be so exotic.


5 posted on 03/18/2014 7:08:40 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: kcvl

Let’s hear it for the Rainbow Tour....


6 posted on 03/18/2014 7:09:14 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: lbryce

Nice of the Obamas to provide this comedy relief for the Chinese.

Americans, meanwhile, will have no laughs from the administration until the next inauguration, when the Obamas are finally out and this nightmare comes to an end.


7 posted on 03/18/2014 7:12:44 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Jack Hammer

Did we do a zoo trade? A panda for a wookie?


8 posted on 03/18/2014 7:13:49 PM PDT by MtnClimber (Liberals - wrong is right, down is up, gulags are utopia.)
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To: lbryce

17 Mar
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9 posted on 03/18/2014 7:16:11 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: lbryce
Moochelle may get laughed out of China, which has little more respect for her than Putin has for her husband.

If she has a sudden change of plans it will be a tell.

10 posted on 03/18/2014 7:16:42 PM PDT by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: kcvl

Remember the round-the-world tour the Clintons took before leaving the White House? They went everywhere. All paid for by the good ole US taxpayers. Now, just imagine where this “lovely” family will go before they leave 1600. Who knows, maybe they’ll stiff the taxpayers for a trip to the ISS. The going rate is around 70 to 80 mil. No worries mate, they aren’t forking over the swag. WE ARE! He may even take the wookie and the girls. Geeesh, just go to China and STAY THERE.


11 posted on 03/18/2014 7:18:09 PM PDT by NCC-1701 (I am proud of what America USED TO BE.)
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To: lbryce

The highly-orchestrated visit is intended to help soften U.S.-China relations. It also includes a number of events with China’s first lady — less than a year after Mrs. Obama missed her visit to the U.S., which some read as a political snub.

There are already some comparison being made to the first lady’s 2010 visit to Spain, which was heavily criticized, CBS News’ Jan Crawford reports. The trip, which some viewed as really a family vacation, cost taxpayers nearly $470,000. White House and Secret Service officials are refusing to say how much the trip will cost.


12 posted on 03/18/2014 7:20:40 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: lbryce
Panda to meet Wookie. Sadly, the panda will have more style.
13 posted on 03/18/2014 7:21:15 PM PDT by DakotaGator (Weep for the lost Republic! And keep your powder dry!!)
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To: lbryce
Fire up those engines, child, we goin' to China!
14 posted on 03/18/2014 7:23:53 PM PDT by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

How do you say Wookie in chinee


15 posted on 03/18/2014 7:25:27 PM PDT by shotgun
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To: Mister Da

“If she has a sudden change of plans it will be a tell.”

And will save, ‘We The People,’ a boatload of cash!

How I loathe these cretins.


16 posted on 03/18/2014 7:26:10 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: shotgun

Rookie,,,,,


17 posted on 03/18/2014 7:27:54 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Jesus came to Save not Entertain / Ground John Kerry Now!)
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To: JPG

Grifters...criminal grifters. Their next “vacay” should be a long one...Leavenworth.


18 posted on 03/18/2014 7:29:17 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Mister Da
I suspect the Chinese will treat Mooch-elle with consummate class and correctness and neither she nor her vulgar handlers will ever realize how the Chinese courtesies are dripping with veiled contempt.
19 posted on 03/18/2014 7:32:34 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: lbryce
Hope Michael doesn't forget his cup.


20 posted on 03/18/2014 7:34:42 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Albert Einstein: The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits)
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To: lbryce
Who writes this crap and, worse, who believes it?

She's not looking to "dispel" anything, just take yet another international vacation that costs her nothing.

21 posted on 03/18/2014 7:35:00 PM PDT by Lizavetta
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To: lbryce

Sure...She’ll get off the plane and their going to say, Michelle who???’


22 posted on 03/18/2014 7:38:33 PM PDT by Iscool (Ya mess with me, you mess with the WHOLE trailer park...)
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To: lbryce

Whatever. She needs to stay home and cook. That’s what she told everybody else to do.


23 posted on 03/18/2014 7:41:01 PM PDT by PistolPaknMama
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To: lbryce

Are you tripping? This low-rent, ghetto trash of a woman couldn’t calm a pack of wild dogs. Now she’s going to do foreign policy?


24 posted on 03/18/2014 7:49:46 PM PDT by jmacusa
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To: lbryce

most everyone who knows anything about Mrs. Obama does not trust her or have any confidence in her.


25 posted on 03/18/2014 7:53:43 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: shotgun
How do you say Wookie in chinee

Phat-taz.

26 posted on 03/18/2014 7:55:01 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (I just messed up my tagline. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: lbryce

Aw, CRAP! Can’t she just stay in the White Hut and phone it in…. like her husband does all day?


27 posted on 03/18/2014 7:55:29 PM PDT by willgolfforfood
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To: lbryce

I hope they trust her more than we do.


28 posted on 03/18/2014 8:00:38 PM PDT by boycott
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To: ClearCase_guy

I think all those Ewoks can tear the Wookie’s arm off.


29 posted on 03/18/2014 8:02:46 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (My citizenship is not here.)
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To: lbryce

michelle is going to china...

What a ripe moment for snide comments!

She has all the class and dignity of a moose locked in a chevy vega.


30 posted on 03/18/2014 8:07:44 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Immigration Reform is job NONE. It isn't even the leading issue with Hipanics. Enforce our laws.)
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To: lbryce
just another excuse for it to go on vacation...
31 posted on 03/18/2014 8:12:18 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Iron Munro

Okay claaaaas! The overies are over here and over theeeere.

The v-——a should be down below and a little to the Leeeeeft.

Oh wait..., what’s this?

Okay class, open your textbooks to chapter 10.

Can anyone tell us what a hermaphrodite is?

Say what? Yes, Letitia, that’s right.

Okay, that’s enough for today... there’s the bell.

Bye...


32 posted on 03/18/2014 8:12:44 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Immigration Reform is job NONE. It isn't even the leading issue with Hipanics. Enforce our laws.)
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To: lbryce

I don’t think the Chinese are dumb enough to fall for her BS. Besides, the Chinese don’t suffer from “white guilt”.


33 posted on 03/18/2014 8:21:34 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Communism kills!!!)
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To: willgolfforfood

Telling them ......what exactly?

To “calm” them?

maybe....

Alaskan oil still there?
Special Economic Zones?
Destabilized Mexico?
Wealth transfer?
Tech.Transfer?
Gun collection?
Military Debasement?

success is getting paid to do a job you love imho.

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34 posted on 03/18/2014 8:23:19 PM PDT by Therapsid
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To: shotgun

Wo Kee


35 posted on 03/18/2014 8:27:45 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: Delta Dawn

Lai Ing Ho


36 posted on 03/18/2014 8:29:37 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Iron Munro

LOL, Now we know where Barry’s went.


37 posted on 03/18/2014 8:30:20 PM PDT by KevinB (Barack Hussein Obama: Proof-positive that affirmative action does not work.)
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To: lbryce

If she wants to ease mistrust, she needs to chuck Reggie Love out of the Hut, the same way Hillary! had to do with Barbra Streisand. It’s not brain surgery people.


38 posted on 03/18/2014 8:37:26 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Iron Munro

OMG - what IS that?


39 posted on 03/18/2014 9:01:07 PM PDT by DefeatCorruption
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To: hinckley buzzard

“I suspect the Chinese will treat Mooch-elle with consummate class and correctness and neither she nor her vulgar handlers will ever realize how the Chinese courtesies are dripping with veiled contempt. “

Not to mention what they’re going to say about her and her husband behind her back. Man, how I’d like to be a Chinese fly on the wall after her meetings are over and they’ve got her safely tucked back in her hotel suite.


40 posted on 03/18/2014 9:27:25 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: DefeatCorruption

The Crying Game


41 posted on 03/18/2014 9:41:17 PM PDT by scott7278 ("...I have not changed Congress and how it operates the way I would have liked..." - BHO)
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To: lbryce
OK...moochelle is now embarking on foreign policy, now please explain how the two kids fit into that equation.
42 posted on 03/18/2014 11:17:44 PM PDT by Conservative4Ever (waiting for my Magic 8 ball to give me an answer)
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To: shotgun
How do you say Wookie in chinee

Ran it through a translator....

The answer is: "Wookie"

43 posted on 03/18/2014 11:22:10 PM PDT by Cold Heat (Have you reached your breaking point yet? If not now....then when?)
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To: Iron Munro
Geez, what is it with her anatomy...very strange.
44 posted on 03/18/2014 11:22:21 PM PDT by Conservative4Ever (waiting for my Magic 8 ball to give me an answer)
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To: Conservative4Ever

hey! The US treasury is their stash.....


45 posted on 03/18/2014 11:23:10 PM PDT by Cold Heat (Have you reached your breaking point yet? If not now....then when?)
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To: Cold Heat
伍基
46 posted on 03/18/2014 11:25:28 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

AhHa.....

Change the spelling to wookey....and you get a translation on google..


47 posted on 03/18/2014 11:29:33 PM PDT by Cold Heat (Have you reached your breaking point yet? If not now....then when?)
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To: Cold Heat

Well, that goes without saying... :-) , but what do the two kids have to do with foreign policy...I know... just shut up comrade and go back to work, we need your tax dollars to pay for this and future trips. I am so sick of these people and the other elites in DC are making me angry too.


48 posted on 03/18/2014 11:37:29 PM PDT by Conservative4Ever (waiting for my Magic 8 ball to give me an answer)
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To: Conservative4Ever
but what do the two kids have to do with foreign policy

They have nothing to do with it, but if we label the trip as a policy trip, they can tag along free as well as she...100% government paid vaycay!

49 posted on 03/19/2014 12:07:28 AM PDT by Cold Heat (Have you reached your breaking point yet? If not now....then when?)
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To: Cold Heat

Well, I sorta knew that...just trying to state the obvious. Geez, but I’m getting so tired of these people.


50 posted on 03/19/2014 12:20:32 AM PDT by Conservative4Ever (waiting for my Magic 8 ball to give me an answer)
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