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Chinese President Xi Jinping and First Lady Peng Liyuan arrive[d] at Paine Field in Everett, Washington, Sept 22, 2015.
“China has conveyed kindness and goodwill to the world through the first lady’s public diplomacy”, and Peng has “enchanted local and foreign media”, according to a research from research by Renmin University of China, via CNBC.
BEIJING-China’s first lady, Peng Liyuan, isn’t only a glamorous singer but also a philanthropist. With relations between the United States and China tense over disputes in the South China Sea and accusations of hacking, a planned dinner between leaders Xinjing and Obama could likely stand a dose of Peng’s personality. Scientists at the Seattle site have had strong research agreements in place for decades, including a partnership that allows testing of tumors from patients at China’s Henan Cancer Hospital. The magazine reported that Peng, a former fixture on magazine covers, has eased a lavish lifestyle, instead focusing on activism around women’s education, tobacco use and HIV. In China, a country of 1.3 billion, at least 437,000 people are living with HIV and AIDS, according to a 2014 report by the country’s National Health and Family Planning Commission. ...