Peng Liyuan

About Peng Liyuan

Who is it?: Wife of Xi Jinping
Birth Day: November 20, 1962
Birth Place: Linyi, China, Chinese
General Secretary: Xi Jinping
Preceded by: Zhang Jigang
President: Xi Jinping
Deputy: Li Yonglong
Political party: Communist Party of China
Spouse(s): Xi Jinping
Children: Xi Mingze
Residence: Beijing
Alma mater: China Conservatory of Music
Occupation: Singer
Profession: Chinese traditional ethnic singing
People's Liberation Army: People's Liberation Army Arts College (rank: Mj. General) July 2012 - Incumbent

Peng Liyuan

Peng Liyuan was born on November 20, 1962 in Linyi, China, Chinese, is Wife of Xi Jinping. Peng Liyuan is a celebrated Chinese folk singer and the current First Lady of China. Though Peng amassed a global fan following after her husband Xi Jinping became the President of China, it was essentially her singing career that had originally made her a superstar. Nicknamed ‘The Peony Fairy’, Peng’s popularity rose after she became a regular at the annual China Central Television (CCTV) New Year’s Gala. A sensational soprano singer, her melodic renditions earned her numerous honours in singing competitions nationwide. In the years to come, Peng Liyuan became a regular feature as an entertainer for the Communist Party. Currently, Peng is more actively involved in social campaigns and welfare programs for the betterment of the society at large. When Xi Jinping took up presidential position, she automatically became the First Lady of China. She is regarded as the most active First Lady of China who unlike her predecessors, chose not to take a backseat and remain behind the scenes. Instead, she has started a revolution of sorts in China that will inspire first ladies to take cue from. Having said that, though Peng Liyuan’s singing career has taken a backseat for now, it still remains her first love.
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Currently, Peng Liyuan is 61 years, 6 months and 1 days old. Peng Liyuan will celebrate 62rd birthday on a Wednesday 20th of November 2024. Below we countdown to Peng Liyuan upcoming birthday.

Popular As Peng Liyuan
Occupation Singers
Age 61 years old
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Born November 20, 1962 (Linyi, China, Chinese)
Birthday November 20
Town/City Linyi, China, Chinese
Nationality Chinese

🌙 Zodiac

Peng Liyuan’s zodiac sign is Sagittarius. According to astrologers, Sagittarius is curious and energetic, it is one of the biggest travelers among all zodiac signs. Their open mind and philosophical view motivates them to wander around the world in search of the meaning of life. Sagittarius is extrovert, optimistic and enthusiastic, and likes changes. Sagittarius-born are able to transform their thoughts into concrete actions and they will do anything to achieve their goals.

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

Peng Liyuan was born in the Year of the Tiger. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Tiger are authoritative, self-possessed, have strong leadership qualities, are charming, ambitious, courageous, warm-hearted, highly seductive, moody, intense, and they’re ready to pounce at any time. Compatible with Horse or Dog.

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Peng Liyuan is a native of Yuncheng County, Shandong province. Peng joined the People's Liberation Army in 1980, when she was 18 years old, and began as an ordinary soldier. Because of her vocal talent, Peng later performed during frontline tours to boost troop morale during the Sino-Vietnamese border conflicts. 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.


Xi and Peng were introduced by friends as many Chinese couples were in the 1980s. Xi was reputedly academic during their courtship, inquiring about singing techniques. Xi was the son of famous Chinese revolutionary Xi Zhongxun, and Peng's family obviously accepted the relationship with ease, due to his attitude. After parental consent, the couple married on 1 September 1987 in Xiamen, Fujian. Four days later, Peng Liyuan returned to Beijing to appear in the National Art Festival, and then immediately departed for the United States and Canada to perform. Since that time, Xi and Peng have led largely separate lives, with Peng spending most of her time in Beijing, and her husband spending his time in Fujian and later in Zhejiang.


Directly after the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 in June 1989, Peng Liyuan sang for the martial-law troops. A photo showing the scene in which Peng, wearing a green military uniform, sings to helmeted and rifle-bearing troops seated in rows on Beijing's Tiananmen Square, was swiftly scrubbed from China's Internet before it could generate discussion online. However, the image — seen and shared by outside observers — revived a memory of the leadership's preference to suppress. The image was from the back cover of a 1989 issue of the People's Liberation Army Pictorial, a publicly available military magazine.


Peng has been married to Xi Jinping for over 25 years. Together they have a daughter named Xi Mingze (习明泽) born in 1992, nicknamed Xiao Muzi (小木子).


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


For the greater part of their relationship, Peng has enjoyed a very positive reputation within China, comparable to that of her Politician husband. Since her husband became General Secretary of the Communist Party (de facto paramount leader) in November 2012, and Chinese President (de jure head of state) in March 2013, the American press refers to her as the First Lady of China.


In June 2013, the American Foreign Policy magazine's article Why Michelle Obama Shouldn't Meet With Peng Liyuan, approved the First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama's choice not to meet with Peng Liyuan who allegedly sang in support of Chinese troops in Tiananmen Square in 1989, following a crackdown on protesters on 4 June. Nevertheless, Michele Obama met Peng in a number of highly publicised tours in both Beijing and Washington D.C.


On 20 November 2014, Massey University in New Zealand conferred Peng an Honorary Doctorate in recognition of her international contributions to performing arts, health, and education. Peng sang in a song-and-dance number in 2007 shown on Chinese television, that featured Tibetans thanking the Chinese military for liberating them.

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