Move over Carla Bruni, here comes Peng Liyuan
Peng Liyuan's fame as a singer in China may enhance or even overshadow her politician husband's image.
February 15th, 2012
11:43 AM ET

Move over Carla Bruni, here comes Peng Liyuan

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By , GlobalPost

The woman most likely to become China's next first lady is not exactly a shy housewife. Like Bruni, the wife of French President Nicolas Sarkozy, Peng is a beautiful and often glamorous celebrity, famous in her own right. A famous Chinese folk singer who also holds the rank of major general in the army's musical troup, Peng has donned elaborate costumes and heavy makeup to perform in front of hundreds of millions of people.

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The Wall Street Journal reported that Peng likely did not accompany her husband, Chinese Vice President Xi Jinpin, on his trip to Washington this week to meet with President Barack Obama because she did not want to outshine him. FULL POST

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