BEIJING (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama plans to avoid politics and focus on education and people-to-people contacts on her first visit to China.

Mrs. Obama arrived in Beijing today, along with her mother and two daughters, on the seven-day, three-city visit.

Her schedule includes a speech to Chinese and American students at Peking University and visits to the cities of Xi'an (SHE'-ahn) in the west and Chengdu in the southwest.

On Friday, Mrs. Obama will spend the day with the Chinese president's wife.