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Peng Liyuan is a top Chinese folk song singer, and a performer popularized by her regular appearances on the annual CCTV New Year's Gala. As wife of China's top leader and new Chinese president Xi Jinping, Peng Liyuan is now first lady of China, and by far the most beautiful Chinese first lady since 1949.

Peng Liyuan, born on November 20, 1962, is one of the top Chinese folk music singers, and a performer popularized by her regular appearances on the annual CCTV New Year's Gala. She has obtained 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 Liyuan is a civilian member of China's People's Liberation Army and currently holds the civilian rank comparable to that of a major general.

Peng Liyuan (simplified Chinese: 彭丽媛; traditional Chinese: 彭麗媛; pinyin: Péng Lìyuán) is a native of Yuncheng County, Shandong. Peng joined the People's Liberation Army in 1980, when she was 18. She began as an ordinary soldier, although eventually with her vocal talent she began performing at PLA performances.

Peng first performed nationally and came to fame during the earliest rendition of the CCTV New Year's Gala in 1982, when she performed On the Plains of Hope. She graduated from the China Conservatory of Music in Beijing, holds both bachelor degree & master degree in traditional ethnic music from the institute.

Peng Liyuan is married to Xi Jinping (习近平) who was appointed as general secretary of CPC, chairman of the Central Military Committee in November 2012 and Chinese president in March of 2013, which has made Peng Liyuan first lady of China.

Xi Jinping and Peng Liyuan were married in 1987 and is said to have love each other very much. They have a daughter named Xi Mingze (习明泽) born in 1992 and is now studying in Havard University.

Peng Liyuan is widely regarded the most beautiful Chinese first lady since 1949 when PRC was established.

One week after he was pronounced as Chinese president, Xi Jinping selected Russia as his first foreign trip, highlighting his emphasis on the Sino-Russia relationship. On March 22, Xi Jinping started off his trip to Moscow. And for the first time in communist Chinese history, Chinese president brought his wife, the first lady of China, together to visit a foreign country.

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  • Chinese name:彭丽媛,彭麗媛,Péng Lìyuán English name: Peng Liyuan
  • Ethnicity:Han Chinese
  • Birthday:November 20, 1962
  • Birth place:Yuncheng County of Shandong Province
  • Height:164cm Weight:55kg
  • Profession:Folk song singer, patriotic song singer
  • Title: First Lady of China
  • Rank in military: Major general
  • Education: Bachelor & master degree from China Conservatory of Music
  • Representative works:People from our Village (父老乡亲), Mount Chomolungma (珠穆朗玛), On the Plains of Hope (在希望的田野上), Yimeng Moutain Minor (沂蒙山小调), Little white poplar (小白杨)
  • Marrital status: Married Xi Jinping, general secretary of CPC and Chinese president, and they have a daughter Xi Mingze who is studying in Havard University.

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Together with another famous folk song singer Song Zuying, who also holds a military title, Peng Liyuan regularly appeared on the annual CCTV New Year's Gala before 2007.

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The most famous works of Peng Liyuan 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). These songs are so popular that almost every Chinese older than 20 years old are able to sing.

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Peng Liyuan and her husband Xi Jingping live a happy life and they have a daughter Xi Mingze.

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Artistic photo of Peng Liyuan

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Teenage Peng Liyuan

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Peng Liyuan, born on November 20, 1962, is one of the top Chinese folk song singers, and a performer popularized by her regular appearances on the annual CCTV New Year's Gala, but only before 2007, when her husband Xi Jinping had not been promoted to vice president of China and appointed the future Chinese leader.

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Peng Liyuan is a civilian member of China's People's Liberation Army and currently holds the civilian rank comparable to that of a major general.

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Teenage Peng Liyuan was studying music

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Peng Liyuan joined the PLA at the age of 18

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Peng Liyuan married Xi Jingping, who at that time was an official in Fujian Province, in 1987 at the age of 25.

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Young Peng Liyuan was a civilian member of the People's Liberation Army. Her profession is singing to boost the morale of soldiers.

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Peng Liyuan sings folk songs on CCTV new years gala.

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Since her husband, Xi Jinping was promoted to a position in CPC standing commettee and anointed as the fifth generation of Chinese paramount leader in 2007, Peng Liyuan has taken a low profile and not appeared on CCTV new year's gala any more.

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Peng Liyuan sings for the military.

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As the wife of China's new top leader, General secretary of CPC and incoming Chinese president (in March 2013) Xi Jinping, Popular Chinese Folk song singer Peng Liyuan is soon First Lady of China.

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Peng Liyuan not only sings well, she is also a Chinese beauty even in the eyes of the most captious Chinese men.

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