Peng Liyuan

Peng Liyuan is a popular Chinese folk music and opera singer and the wife of Chinese president, Xi Jinping. A native of Yuncheng County, Shandong, Peng was a finalist at the First National TV Chinese Vocal Contest and is best known for works including People from Our Village and On the Plains of Hope.

Peng Liyuan.

Humble hometown hesitant to talk about Peng Liyuan, China’s first lady

In rural Peng village in eastern China, nervous officials won't discuss the early life of President Xi Jinping's glamorous wife, writes Hazel Knowles. Neighbours recall a skinny girl who lived in a mud-walled house and was strapped to her mother's back as she worked in the fields.

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