"It’s very rare that I have the opportunity to travel outside of the United States, and it’s even more rare to have the opportunity to travel with three generations — with my daughters, and with my mother," she said. "And it is no accident that one of our first trips as a family is here to China."
Obama made her remarks while visiting a school in Beijing, with the Chinese first lady, Peng Liyuan.
Obama also praised the relationship between the United States and China, and thanked her hosts.
"[H]aving the opportunity to travel here, to listen, to learn, to hear more about the education initiatives here in this country and to share my travels with students throughout the United States is a very unique experience, and it’s one that I will never forget," she said.