US first lady shows character during maiden visit to China| Politics:
"US first lady Michelle Obama said she was amazed by the country’s culture when she tried her hand at Chinese calligraphy for the first time on Friday. "I want to try again, it’s beautiful," she said after writing the Chinese character 永 (yong), which means "forever" in English. She made the brush strokes under the guidance of a Chinese student at the Second High School Affiliated to Beijing Normal University. The character she wrote was a typical one for calligraphy skills training. Yang Jie, the class teacher, said ancient Chinese calligrapher Wang Xizhi spent decades writing the character. "Mrs Obama has done very well as a beginner," she said."
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