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Published on November 8th, 2012 | by Alan Cross


New Chinese Leader is Husband of Legendary Singer

After much back room negotiating, backstabbing and intrigue, China is about to announce the leadership group that will run the country for the next decade. Emerging at the top is Xi Jingping.  Remember the name because you’ll be hearing it a lot.

What’s interesting is that up until now, Xi’s wife has been the famous one.  Peng Liyuan is a legendary singer known to hundreds and hundreds of millions of Chinese.  Her big thing has been a New Year’s Eve broadcast on state television.

Ms. Peng is 49 years old, a soprano and is a civilian member of the People’s Liberation Army. She also has serious political connections.  Obviously.

Here’s one of Ms. Peng’s video hits.  It’s called, erm, “Laundry Song.”

“Laundry Song” Performed by Peng Liyuan from HPeaks on Vimeo.


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is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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