First Lady Michelle Obama Speaks on the "100,000 Strong" China Study Abroad Initiative

Posted by DipNote Bloggers
January 19, 2011
First Lady Michelle Obama 100,000 Strong Event

Update: Watch video of the event here. | The White House Blog: The China State Visit

First Lady Michelle Obama and Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Ann Stock discuss the "100,000 Strong" China Study Abroad Initiative on Wednesday, January 19, 2011, at 10:30 a.m. (EST) on the campus of Howard University. You can watch a live webcast of the event here on

Citing the strategic importance of the U.S.-China relationship, in November 2009, President Barack Obama announced the "100,000 Strong" initiative, a national effort designed to increase dramatically the number and diversify the composition of American students studying in China. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton officially launched the initiative in May 2010 in Beijing. The Chinese government strongly supports the initiative and has already committed 10,000 "Bridge Scholarships" for American students to study in China. This initiative seeks to prepare the next generation of American experts on China who will be charged with managing the growing political, economic and cultural ties between the United States and China. You can learn more about the initiative here.



Adrie S.
January 19, 2011

Adri S. in Indonesia writes:

Thank you

David C.
Illinois, USA
January 20, 2011

David C. in Illinois writes:

Was the First Lady's talk recorded and if so will the video be posted online? I was unable to watch the webcast today. I read the text of her talk but would love to watch the video. Thanks in advance!

DipNote Bloggers write:

@ David C. -- Thanks for your interest in the webcast! The video will be available shortly, and we'll provide readers with a link to it. Please be sure to check back soon.

DipNote B.
District Of Columbia, USA
January 21, 2011

DipNote Bloggers write:

@ David C. in Illinois --

You can find the video of First Lady Michelle Obama's remarks on the "100,000 Strong Initiative"here.


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