Xi Jinping’s Wife Peng Liyuan

Xi Jinping’s Wife Peng Liyuan

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Peng Liyuan, a former People’s Liberation Army folk singer, performs during a gala to celebrate the China's 60th Anniversary in Beijing on Sept. 29, 2009. Until Xi's 2007 appointment to the elite Politburo Standing Committee marked him as a future leader, many Chinese were more familiar with Peng.