'She' in China

Updated: 2016-03-07 14:33

By Li Hongrui(chinadaily.com.cn)

'She' in China

Peng Liyuan. [Photo/IC]

Peng Liyuan

Who is she?

Soprano and China's first lady

What she has achieved?

She was called "Peng Mama" (Mother Peng) as a term of endearment when she became first lady. As a celebrated soprano, Peng has been well-known for her beautiful voice since her debut at the 1982 CCTV Spring Festival Gala. She is the first soprano in China to receive a master's degree in Chinese folk vocal music. Her wide vocal range conveys a strong passion in Chinese folk music in a gentle, lovely, yet powerful way. Her famous songs include Ode to Red Plum Blossom and On the Hopeful Field. Her fashion sense, called "Liyuan Style", is a symbol of grace and elegance. Since 2004, Peng has devoted herself to many programs for the public good, such as the help for AIDS and tuberculosis patients and a stop smoking campaign. Her image and actions reflect the beauty - inside and out – and the pleasant character of Chinese women.

Click here to see Liyuan Style and listen to her song Gada Meiren.