The United States, she said, respected the “uniqueness” of other cultures and societies. “But when it comes to expressing yourself freely,” she said, “and worshiping as you choose, and having open access to information — we believe those are universal rights that are the birthright of every person on this planet.”
These were strong world in the communist country, which blocks most foreign news sites and social media services like as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. But, American student Eleanor Goodman, who participated in the conference via modern technology, said Mrs. Obama’s words were “firm but not overbearing.”
The FLOTUS, along with Sasha, Malia and her mother, arrived in China on Thursday evening. The Obama women, who schedule the trip to promote educational exchanges, met with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday.