|Never seen Chinese President Xi Jinping posing with so many women before|
|First Lady Michelle Obama with her counterpart Peng Liyuan|
Peng picked up a brush and wrote a four-character saying: "Only people of great virtue are suited to undertake great things".
Mrs Obama got the hang of table tennis and had a lot of fun, adding, "My husband plays. He thinks he's better than he really is."
Today the First Lady gave a speech at Peking University, saying that freedom of speech particularly on the Internet and in the news media was the foundation for a vibrant society.
|Mrs Obama trying her hand at calligraphy with Peng Liyuan|
While criticism of Chinese leaders are quickly wiped out of cyberspace, Mrs Obama explained that not everything was rosy for her and President Obama.
"My husband and i are on the receiving end of plenty of questioning and criticism from our media and our fellow citizens," she said. "And it's not always easy, but we wouldn't trade it for anything in the world."
Speeches like these give the average Chinese a mini insight into what life is like in America; and usually they are made on the progressive campus of Peking University.