TODAY   |  March 23, 2014

First lady, daughters tour the Great Wall of China

Michelle Obama is currently on tour in China with her mother and two daughters. The first lady has spoken about education, but has also made sure to get in some sightseeing. CNBC’s Eunice Yoon reports.

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>>> first lady michelle obama hosted an educational roundtable and visited the great wall with her mother and two daughters. cnbc's eunice yoon joins us now. good morning.

>> reporter: good morning, jenna. today michelle obama visited a landmark meant to keep the wall out, the great wall. her week-long tour this time has been meaning to break down the barriers between the u. schltd and china. with her daughters and mother in tow, she's trying her hand at traditional calligraphy and creating the most buzz, her first meeting with china's first lady. she's seen here simply here as mrs. obama is in america. she's a hip fashion icon married to a very powerful man running a country. even though the trip is not a political mission, mrs. obama addressed the importance of freedom of speech for the internet as well as religion. she's going to be heading south after beijing to see other sites at a center for pandas rounding out her three-city tour.

>> she's got a busy schedule ahead. thank you very much.