Xi Jinping is a Chinese politician who has been serving as General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and Chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC) since 2012 and President of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) since 2013.
The son of Chinese Communist veteran Xi Zhongxun, he was exiled to rural Yanchuan County as a teenager following his father’s purge during the Cultural Revolution.
In 1987, Xi married the prominent Chinese folk singer Peng Liyuan, who was better known to the public than Xi until his political elevation. Xi and Peng have a daughter, Xi Mingze, who graduated from Harvard University in 2015.
Peng Liyuan is a Chinese soprano and contemporary folk singer. Her most famous singles include (“People from Our Village”),(“Zhumulangma”), (and “In the Field of Hope”). Peng also sang the theme songs of several popular TV series, such as The Water Margin (1998).
In 2014, Peng was listed as the 57th Most Powerful Woman in the World by Forbes. Since her husband became Communist Party General Secretary in 2012, Peng Shuai has often been referred to as the First Lady of China.
Peng is actively involved in politics and is a member of the 11th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference. She has been a WHO Goodwill Ambassador for tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS since 2011.