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China’s First Lady, Peng Liyuan

May 3rd, 2013

There’s a great amount of power held in the hands of someone who is not only beautiful, but acts with grace and the warmth of humanity. You may be familiar with China’s new president, Xi Jinping, but what about the lovely, new First Lady, Peng Liyuan? The president and his wife recently visited Moscow as the first stop in a three-nation trip. And for one of the first times in China’s history many of the eyes watching were on China’s First Lady.

Is it possible that one woman can have such a strong impact on both the people of China and China’s image as a whole?

In this case, the answer quite possibly is yes.

China has had some notable first ladies in the past, but most stayed in the background and kept a low profile. Peng has the composure, grace, and social presence that is reminiscent of Lady Diana in England or Jacqueline Kennedy in the United States.

Perhaps maybe, she can give China’s and Xi Jinping’s public images a softer, woman’s touch, if you will. Peng has taken up several charity-related positions, including being an ambassador for tobacco control and an ambassador for the fight against tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS for the World Health Organization.

She has proven that she’s not only a beautiful face on President Xi’s arm. She holds a master’s degree in traditional ethnic music and also serves as the dean of the Art Academy of the People’s Liberation Army.

To some it may not seem noteworthy, but it is quite remarkable. Peng Liyuan represents a change from a difficult and more rigid past for women and a hope for a brighter and stronger future.


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