By Henry Williams.
Xi Jinping might be Communist Party General Secretary, but the most interesting thing about Xi is still his wife.
Married to Xi for 25 years, Peng Liyuan is already a household name across China. Mrs Xi is a hugely famous singer, has performed in 50 countries, and even features on Apple’s US iTunes store.
While she’s retreated from public view in the last few years, most likely to avoid overshadowing her husband, she starred for over 24 years in the annual CCTV New Year gala broadcast.
China’s first ladies have traditionally been hidden from public view, but with these catchy tunes, her husband can only hope for a little of the stardom to rub off.
What pop singer bio would be complete without their top hits:-
Moonlit Night At Xiangjiang River
Spring Rain of the New Century
Dream of My Hometown