Peng Liyuan

First Lady at Government of China

Peng Liyuan

Peng Liyuan

First Lady at Government of China

Biography

Biography of Madame Peng Liyuan

Madame Peng Liyuan, born on November 20, 1962, is a renowned Chinese contemporary folk singer and performing artist. She is the wife of Chinese President Xi Jinping, and as such referred to as the "Chinese First Lady" by American and Chinese media.

Madame Peng is the Dean of the People's Liberation Army Art Academy. She gained popularity as a soprano singer from her regular appearances on the annual CCTV New Year's Gala, a widely viewed mainland Chinese television program that airs during the Chinese New Year. She has won many honors in singing competitions nationwide. Her most famous singles include People from Our Village (父老乡亲), Zhumulangma (珠穆朗玛) and On the Plains of Hope (在希望的田野上). Madame Peng is a civilian member of China's People's Liberation Army and holds the civilian rank equivalent to major general.She was the first in China to obtain a Master's degree in traditional ethnic music when the degree was established in the 1980s.

Madame Peng Liyuan is a native of Yuncheng County, Shandong province. She was admitted to the Shandong College of Arts at 14-year-old, specializing in national vocal music. She joined the People's Liberation Army in 1980 when she was 18 and began as an ordinary soldier, but with her vocal talent later performed during frontline tours to boost troop morale during the Sino-Vietnamese border conflicts. Madame 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.

In September 1, 1987, Madame Peng Liyuan get married with Mr. Xi Jinping in Xiamen, Fujian. They have a daughter named Xi Mingze born in 1992, nicknamed as Xiao Muzi. Four days later, Peng Liyuan returned to Beijing to appear in the national art festival and then immediately left for the United States and Canada to perform. Since then they have led largely separate lives, with Peng spending most of her time in Beijing and her husband in Fujian and later Zhejiang.

Madame Peng has visited and performanced around the world, she has been to more than 50 countries to promote Chinese opera and Chinese National Vocal Music to the international stage.

In September 2005, she was invited by the organizing committee of "the 60th anniversary of the United Nations," to perform Chinese opera "Mulan Psalm" at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York. It was a big success. She has won the "Outstanding Artist" awarded by Lincoln Center Arts Council.

Peng is actively involved in politics herself, and is a member of the 11th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference. She is also a WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS since 2011.

Overview
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72

Birthday

1963

Age

56

Number of Awards

3

Interests

Singing

Relationships
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President of China

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Prime Minister of China

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Deputy Secretary-General, All-China Youth Federation, People's Republic of China at Government of China

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Ambassador to the United States at Government of China

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Minister of General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection & Quarantine, General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection & Quarantine at Government of China

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Foreign Minister of the People's Republic of China at Government of China

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Governor, Henan Province at Government of China

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Governor, Hainan Province at Government of China

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Economic Advisor to the Secretary General at Government of China

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Head, Shaanxi Senior Talent Office at Government of China

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President at Government of China

Government of China operates executive offices. It offers information and services for its country. It provides services for travel, business, studies, work, immigrating, marriage, adoptions, and other country related issues. It handles all the different government agencies of the country, including office of the president, central government, and local government. Its website offers information guides about the country. It is located in Beijing, China.

Career History
Head of the Chinese Song & Dance Ensemble, General Political Department
Current

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) is the armed forces of the People's Republic of China (PRC) and Communist Party of China (CPC). The PLA consists of five professional service branches: the Ground Force, Navy, Air Force, Rocket Force, and the Strategic Support Force.

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Government of China operates executive offices. It offers information and services for its country. It provides services for travel, business, studies, work, immigrating, marriage, adoptions, and other country related issues. It handles all the different government agencies of the country, including office of the president, central government, and local government. Its website offers information guides about the country. It is located in Beijing, China.

Awards & Honors
Rank #68
2015
Forbes Magazine - 100 Most Powerful Women
Rank #54
2013
Forbes Magazine - 100 Most Powerful Women
2013
TIME - 100 Most Influential People in the World
Other Affiliations

Peng Liyuan is affiliated with People's Liberation Army, Government of China

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