Readout of First Lady Melania Trump's Visit to China

The couple will spend time with President Xi Jinping and first lady Madame Peng Liyuan

The couple will spend time with President Xi Jinping and first lady Madame Peng Liyuan

The First Lady's visit comes after U.S. President Donald Trump left for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Vietnam.

First Lady Melania Trump finished out the solo portion of her trip to China on Friday with a visit to the Beijing Zoo.

Trump was greeted by children singing and waving American and Chinese flags.

"This visit to China is something I will never forget", said First Lady Melania Trump.

"This is lovely, this is fantastic", she said.

Trump spent several hours with each woman during her stops, visiting schools, participating in cultural activities and being hosted at elaborate State Dinners.

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"We did, we did".

Pool reports from the White House press secretary seem to confirm this, with one daily schedule from this morning noting when POTUS' pool would depart from St. Regis en route to today's big meetings at the Great Hall of the People (next to Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City).

In reflecting on her time as first lady, Melania Trump told CNN: "Well, it's my honor to be a first lady of the United States, and it was a very busy year".

"We love to live in Washington, we have a very busy life". The piece was custom made for her (alterations included adding sleeves and a longer hemline), but a similar version retails for $2,475.

The children sang the first lady two songs, one in English and one in Mandarin.

The First Lady rode in a cable auto to a watchtower to visit the section of the Great Wall of China, which is two hours north of Beijing city centre.

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