Michelle Obama snubs stylish Chinese first lady by staying home in D.C. with Sasha and Malia Michelle Obama will be a no show when her husband attends the China-U.S. Summit in California this weekend, a slap in the face to the Chinese First Lady Peng Liyuan. The stylish wife of China's premier had hoped to share the spotlight with Michelle Obama but she has opted to stay in D.C. to spend time with her two daughters. President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping are heading to the "Camp David of the West" in Rancho Mirage, Calif., for meetings June 7 and 8. The First Lady's decision to remain at home was expected to "not go down very well" with her Chinese counterpart, one Chinese diplomacy expert said. "According to normal diplomatic etiquette, this is very strange. It shouldn't be like this," Zhang Ming, a political scientist from China's Renmin University, told the UK's Daily Telegraph. "First Lady diplomacy is also very important, and the U.S. side has failed to cooperate," he added. Michelle Obama's office revealed Tuesday that she would not be joining her husband at Sunnylands, the Annenberg estate near Palm Springs that will provide the picturesque setting for the political talks. She wanted to stay in Washington with their children, Malia, 14, and Sasha, 12, who finish school this week, according to the New York Times. Barack Obama, 51, is flying to the coast Thursday night, after he makes a stop in Charlotte, N.C. The President will headline a $32,400-a-plate dinner Thursday night at the Palo Alto home of billionaire venture capitalist Vinod Khosla. The swanky shindig is a fundraiser to benefit the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. Xi, 59, will arrive Friday in California. His much loved wife, 50, has been dubbed the "Kate Middleton of China" for her glamorous attire and energy in her public appearances. She is a renowned singer and has taken on a more public role than previous political wives in the Communist nation. The Chinese president and his wife have a 20-year-old daughter, Xi Mingze, who is a student at Harvard. Michelle Obama snubs stylish Chinese first lady by staying home in D.C. with Sasha and Malia- - NY Daily News ****************************************** Now, this is immensely rude. The Chinese have lost face!