Melania Trump flies solo to visit Great Wall of China

Melania Trump flies solo to visit Great Wall of China

Earlier on Friday, she went to the Beijing zoo to check out the pandas, before being serenaded in English and in Chinese by elementary school children.

Mrs Trump received a scroll as a gift and chatted with her Chinese hosts before she departed.

The Trumps visited Japan and South Korea before landing in China.

"They were in the United States before and we have a great relationship with all three of them", she said.

First lady Melania Trump and China's first lady, Peng Liyuan, are surrounded by students after a cultural performance during a visit to Banchang Primary School in Beijing on November 9.

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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).

"We love to live in Washington, we have a very busy life. It's exciting, as well", she added.

The 47-year-old former model also observed various arts and crafts classes, including one on fashion, where she helped a pupil embellish a traditional cheongsam.

With that, Trump climbed aboard a rattling cable auto for the steep ride up to the top of a mountain, where she posed for pictures in front of the assembled press, accepted a ceremonial scroll, and then turned and walked, alone, along the Great Wall of China. The children later sang for the first lady.

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