On Thursday evening, numerous in Asia may be after the news of President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump’s supper with Peng Liyuan, one of several country’s most famous vocalists.
Oh, and that other guy — her spouse, Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Xi starts a summit that is major Trump on Thursday during the U.S. president’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. However for numerous Chinese, Peng — Asia’s highest-profile first woman since Mao Tse-tung’s spouse Jiang Qing — could be the main attraction.
Peng, 54, who often travels along with her spouse on worldwide trips, is most beneficial understood in Asia on her years as being a soloist in the yearly springtime event gala, belting people tracks in a warbly, nasal soprano.
Her admirers call her “Mama Peng.” They compare her to Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, Michelle Obama, Raisa Gorbachev and Kate Middleton, adept at infusing some glamour in to a usually staid part. Continue reading