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Michelle Obama visits the Terracotta Army in China

Published on March 25, 2014 by Joey Wang

Michelle Obama visits the Terracotta Army in China

Michelle Obama, wife of Barack, is holidaying in China with the kids and her mother. On Monday March 24 the gang went to the great city of Xi’an for a visit to the famous Terracotta Army. Sure enough, Michelle took an army of her own, transported by a giant Boeing C-17 Globemaster transport airplane that was allowed to land on a nearby military airfield.

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The army consisted of six heavily armored Chevrolet Suburban SUV’s. Michelle is transported in one of these two extra-heavily armored Suburbans which weigh close to 5 tons and can withstand the impact of an RPG. The streets are completely cleared for a swift entry and exit. No street in China, was ever this quiet… The motorcade was escorted by Chinese paramilitary police (People’s Armed Police, or PAP).

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She doesn’t seem to be in here. Windows are up to ten centimeter thick and the vehicle is equipped with its own communications unit and oxygen system, which was likely switched on for the ride as Xi’an is one of China’s most polluted cities.

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The square in front of the Terracotta Army Museum, normally crowded to the max with visitors and vendors. The museum attracts up to 40.000 visitors per day, but not on this Monday.

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She thinks they funny.

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Back again at the airfield. The whole motorcade fits in the C17. Michelle and Family got their own Boeing 737.

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Ready to go for some more sightseeing.

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  1. dragin- March 25, 2014 Reply

    I wonder what’s going on over at Jonway these days, and at Hengtian, and at Jinhua Youngman, and at Huanghai, and at Brilliance?
    Haven’t heard much from these guys lately. Question is, can they even survive, with local protectionism now under fire….?

    1. Tycho de Feijter- March 25, 2014 Reply

      Dragin? You all right there?

      1. dragin- March 28, 2014 Reply

        Oh, I’m just fine Tycho.
        Now, if Michelle was being ferried around in a Yema F12 EV, well that would be an industry news scoop. But in ole laowei Suburbans, well that’s just borrring. 🙂

        1. Tycho de Feijter- March 28, 2014 Reply

          Michele in a Suburban might be boring in the US, but for China it is rather special. The armored-motorcade was big news here.

          Michele in a Yema would be a super scoop indeed…

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