After vowing to stay away from political speech and only stick to soft issues like education and studies abroad, Michelle Obama delivered a speech on Saturday that openly criticized the leaders of the communist nation at the Peking University, then went on to continue trying to charm the Chinese people who are quite tired of her being there.
At the First Lady’s first and only speech so far in China, she criticized Beijing for the way they treat their people and demanded they open up their internet for everyone.
She explained how the latest technological advances give us the ability to “open up the entire world and expose us to ideas and innovations we could never have imagined.”
“We believe those are universal rights that are the birthright of every person on this planet,” she added.
“We believe that all people deserve the opportunity to fulfill their highest potential, as I was able to do in the United States.”
She spoke to a mix of roughly 200 Chinese and American students all studying at the oldest university in China, openly criticizing the Chinese government and calling on them to allow greater freedoms for their people.
“That’s how we decide which values and ideas we think are best—by questioning and debating them vigorously, by listening to all sides of the argument and by judging for ourselves,” she said.
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Then she complained that she and her husband are the targets of most of the criticism here in America, forgetting that he can barely stand it if someone questions him.
“My husband and I are on the receiving end of plenty of questioning and criticism from our media and our fellow citizens, and it’s not always easy.”
While in the region she continued her charm offensive by visiting the Terracotta Warriors located outside Xian, in the northern province of Shaanxi, with her daughters Sasha and Malia.
There’s some 8,000 warriors that all vary in size based on their ranking. They’re said to guard the tomb of China’s 3rd century B.C. ruler, Qin Shi Huang, and have some five million visitors annually.
While there she took part in some of the traditional dances and stood face to face with the warriors in one of the largest pits on the site to try and gain favor with the people.
She has already upset all of the workers at the hotel she’s staying at and they all can’t wait for her to leave. She then visited the Great Wall and merchants there weren’t allowed to sell one of their most popular items while she was there. Now she has insulted the government while on her trip, is there anybody left for her to upset?
What do you think, from what you have seen do you think the Chinese people want her out ASAP? Sound off in the comments!
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