First Lady Michelle Obama held a roundtable with Chinese educators on the topic of education at the US Embassy in Beijing.
Obama delivered a speech at Peking University and sat down for talks with students from China and US on Saturday, part of her visit with an aim for promoting education and cultural exchanges between the two countries.
As a Harvard-educated lawyer, Obama said her parents passed on the importance of education to her.
More top news
As the silence came to an end the crowd began to applaud and people shouted "I am not afraid!" in defiance of the attacks.
The father of two young children is the first person to be confirmed dead after a terrorist mowed through crowds in Barcelona.
Stoke to hand Jese his debut with Sanchez missing for the Gunners.