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Politics Won’t Be on First Lady’s China Itinerary

from nytimes.com: Michelle Obama’s trip to China starting on Wednesday will be nonpolitical, the White House says, a “people-to-people exchange” emphasizing the importance that both nations place on education. As if to underscore the point, no reporters are traveling with the first lady, and she does not plan to give interviews while there. But with the United States and China locked in disagreements over trade, cyberweapons, territorial claims and, as always, human rights — and with President Obama preparing to meet with President Xi Jinping next week at a nuclear summit meeting — political overtones will be almost impossible to avoid.

#PumpUpThaVolume: December 6, 2019