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First Lady calls for information access

Michelle Obama told students in China that freedom of speech and unfettered access to information make countries stronger and should be universal rights.

The US First Lady was speaking yesterday at Peking University in Beijing during a trip aimed at promoting educational exchanges between the US and China, which has some of the world's tightest restrictions on the internet.

Obama said it makes countries stronger "when the voices and opinions of all their citizens can be heard".

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