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 [Reformatorisch Dagblad] - Bij de Chinezen is Xi vooral bekend door zijn vrouw, zangeres PengLiyuan. Zij vindt haar man „eerlijk, hardwerkend en nuchter.” „Als hij thuis is, heb ik nooit het idee dat er een leider in mijn huis is. Voor mij is hij gewoon mijn echtgenoot”, zei ze
07.11.2012 [Globe and Mail] - But many Chinese knew him first as the husband of PengLiyuan. Ms. Peng will be in the background this week as her husband prepares to take over as secretary general of the Communist Party, the most powerful post in the country and the last step before
06.11.2012 [Wiener Zeitung] - Lange Zeit kennen die Chinesen nur seine zweite Frau, die Sopranistin PengLiyuan, die als Interpretin patriotischer Soldatenlieder landesweit berühmt ist. Als Xi 2002 Gouverneur der Provinz Zhejiang wird, schreibt er sich den Kampf gegen die
06.11.2012 [Yahoo] - Do mesmo modo, a esposa de Xi, PengLiyuan, que tem presença habitual nas redes de TV chinesas desde sua primeira aparição, na festa de Ano Novo de 1982, também é uma imagem próxima para os chineses, embora alguns já acreditem que, por estar
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.