06.11.2012 [Hindu Business Line] - He is married to China's most famous folk singer PengLiyuan and their daughter is reportedly studying at Harvard. Not much is known about his personal life though a leaked US diplomatic cable disclosed his liking for Hollywood war movies that he
22.10.2012 [Business Insider] - ... something very interesting to office with him — his wife. 49-year-old PengLiyuan is a renowned soprano singer in her homeland, even attaining the equivalent rank of major general as a "artist-soldier" in China's army and is well-known for her
08.11.2012 [FRANCE 24] - That paper also looks at China's new First Lady PengLiyuan who, it says, is China's Carla Bruni. And again with Aujourd'hui en France-Le Parisien there is a report on a shopkeepers' striptease protest outside Limoges town hall in central France.
26.10.2012 [Businessweek (blog)] - Xi's wife, the army folk singer PengLiyuan, has served as an “Anti-Smoking Ambassador” along with basketball star Yao Ming for the Chinese Association on Tobacco Control. “By doing so, she can help to gain popular support and political capital for her
(born November 20, 1962) is a popular Chinese folk music singer and the wife of Chinese leader, Xi Jinping. She gained popularity as a singer from her regular appearances on the annual CCTV New Year's Gala, a widely viewed mainland Chinese television program that airs during the Chinese New Year. She has won many honors in singing competitions nationwide. Her most famous works include People from Our Village (父老乡亲), Mount Chomolungma (珠穆朗玛), and On the Plains of Hope (在希望的田野上). Peng is a civilian member of China's People's Liberation Army and holds the civilian rank comparable to major general. She was one of the first in China to obtain a master's degree in traditional ethnic music when the degree was established in the 1980s.
08.11.2012 [Spiegel Online] - Sie ist berühmter als ihr Ehemann Xi Jinping, der auf dem Parteitag zum neuen Chef der KP ernannt wird: China bekommt mit der Sängerin PengLiyuan eine schillernde First Lady. Ihre Rolle als brave Gattin spielt die Sopranistin schon jetzt perfekt. Info
08.11.2012 [Vanguardia.com.mx] - PengLiyuan es una de las cantantes más famosas de China. Originaria de Yuncheng (provincia de Shandong), entró en el Ejército cuando tenía 18 años. Comenzó como soldado, pero sus dotes vocales la llevaron a cantar en las bandas militares “para
08.11.2012 [Visão] - PengLiyuan tinha apenas 20 anos quando se tornou famosa, do dia para a noite. Literalmente: ela foi uma das cantoras convidadas, em 1983, para atuar na primeira Gala de Ano Novo da CCTV, a poderosa televisão estatal chinesa. Mais de 700 milhões
08.11.2012 [Frankfurter Rundschau] - Die Arbeit fürs Volk geht eben vor, und PengLiyuan bringt ihre Tochter alleine zur Welt. „Herz der fünften Führungsgeneration“. Die Anekdote, deren Wahrheitsgehalt schwer zu beurteilen ist, wird derzeit in den chinesischen Staatsmedien kolportiert.
12.11.2012 Known to hundreds of millions of Chinese for her career as a singer of stirring folk tunes, PengLiyuan's fame has long eclipsed that of her husband, China's next president, Xi Jinping – which may be one reason the pop star ...
26.10.2012 [Shanghaiist] - PengLiyuan, wife of the next President of China Xi Jinping, performs the "Laundry Song", a 50-year-old propaganda classic which purports to be sung by Tibetans desperate for the PLA and the Communist Party to liberate them. Tibetan overseas website
07.11.2012 [China Post] - But Xi remains somewhat enigmatic, like most of today's Chinese communist leaders. What is known to the ordinary people is that he is the son of a Long-March era revolutionary, Xi Zongxun; and the husband of a famous and graceful vocalist, PengLiyuan.