Melania Trump reflects on Asia trip and the past year

The couple were met by flag-waving schoolchildren at Beijing Airport

The couple were met by flag-waving schoolchildren at Beijing Airport

Stopping before she went to the top, Trump spoke exclusively with CNN about her six-day tour of the region, specifically how she felt seeing her first lady counterparts in Japan, South Korea and China.

She passed out stuffed toy eagles from the U.S.to the children and posed for pictures with them.

During the visit she was treated to a Chinese folk song, courtesy of the young students, and also signed a panda print. Fewer than 2,000 giant pandas live in the wild in China.

REUTERS/Damir Sagolj US First Lady Melania Trump visits the Beijing Zoo in Beijing on November 10, 2017.

It wouldn't be the first time Trump has used her clothing choices to send messages of diplomacy: Back in April, she welcomed the Presidential couple to American soil in a fire-engine red Valentino midi dress, with the color thought to be a nod to its meaning in Chinese culture for good luck and celebration.

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First lady Melania Trump poses for a photograph after she presented stuffed toy eagles, from the USA, to children at the Beijing Zoo in Beijing on November 10, 2017.

Mrs Trump, 47, visited the Beijing Zoo as part of a state visit with her husband, President Donald Trump.

The first lady planned to return to the nation's capital after touring the Great Wall. "Wonderful to meet Gu Gu!"

With that, Trump climbed aboard a rattling cable vehicle for the steep ride up to the top of a mountain, where she posed for pictures in front of the assembled press, accepted a ceremonial scroll, and then turned and walked, alone, along the Great Wall of China. She received a scroll as a gift before leaving China for Alaska, where she will greet troops.

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