Michelle Obama Tours School, Forbidden City on First Day of China Trip
U.S. first lady Michelle Obama, accompanied by her Chinese counterpart, Peng Liyuan, visited a school on the first day of Mrs. Obama's five-day trip to China.
The two participated in a calligraphy demonstration Friday before visiting the former Imperial Palace in Beijing's Forbidden City.
During their travels, the first lady, along with her mother and two daughters, will also visit the Great Wall of China, the famed Terra Cotta Warriors and a panda preserve.
Mrs. Obama is scheduled to deliver a speech Saturday at the Stanford Center of the prestigious Peking University. She will also meet the staff and families of the American embassy in Beijing.
No Answers Yet in Search for Missing Malaysian Jet
The hunt for a missing Malaysian airliner focused on the southern Indian Ocean for a second day, but there is no evidence so far that two objects satellites spotted in the water came from the jet.
Five search planes were combing the remote area as part of an international effort to locate possible debris from Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370. The plane disappeared March 8 with 239 people on board.
The surveillance aircraft participating in the search include planes from Australia and New Zealand and one U.S. Navy plane.
Malaysia's defense minister ((Hishammuddin Hussein)) said China has also deployed multiple ships and aircraft, with Japan, Britain and France providing additional assistance. But more help is needed.
So far, there have been no signs of the missing plane or any firm clues as to what happened to it when it disappeared on its way from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.
Australia released satellite imagery Thursday showing two large objects investigators say could be part of the flight. One piece is about 24 meters long and another is five meters long.