Peng Liyuan charms Mexico with her fondness for local soap operas
China's First Lady has delighted Mexico by appearing at a children's hospital and a production site for the country's popular television dramas - of which she is reportedly an ardent fan.
They reported extensively on all the details of her visit to the television studios of Televisa San Ángel in Mexico City, a major production site for telenovelas broadcast throughout the Spanish-speaking world.
Peng had admitted her fondness for the drama-prone television series to her Mexican counterpart Angélica Rivera during their first meeting in China in April.
Prior to becoming Mexico's first lady, Rivera used to be a well-known telenovela actress at San Ángel.
The first ladies observed the filming of a scene of La Tempestad, a romantic drama about human trafficking, and met the cast of another soap opera, De que te quiero, te quiero.
Prior to her tour of the film studios, Peng visited a children's hospital, where China has donated one million yuan for equipment.
Her visit to Televisa was not without controversy. The world's biggest Spanish-language broadcaster supported the election campaign of Rivera's husband, Enrique Peña Nieto, the Guardian reported last year.
Xi and Peng have since travelled to Yucatán for a day of sightseeing at the remains of the Mayan city, Chichen Itzá.