March 22 - U.S. first lady Michelle Obama expresses concern for missing flight MH370 as she speaks at Peking University. Rough cut (no reporter narration)
ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama delivered a speech at Peking University in Beijing and sat down for talks with students from China and U.S. on Saturday (March 22), on the second day of a visit to China aimed at promoting education and cultural exchanges between the world's two giants. Mrs. Obama spoke at the Stanford Centre at Peking University and expressed her concerns about passengers aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner. "I just want to say a very few brief words about Malaysia Airlines flight 370. As my husband has said United States has offering as many resources as possible to assist in the search. And please know that we are keeping all of the families and loved ones of those on this flight in our thoughts and in our prayers at this very difficult time," she said. The First Lady also commented on the importance of educational exchanges for relationship between the world's two biggest countries. In a trip to boost educational communication between China and U.S., the First Lady encouraged students not to fear and explore the world. Mrs. Obama's week-long visit is set to include historical landmarks like the Great Wall of China. She will also visit the western historic city of Xi'an and the southern city of Chengdu, where she will visit a panda preserve. She is set to leave China on Wednesday (March 26).