Unlike her American counterpart, the spouse of a Chinese president often stays well in the background, clear of the spotlight. But China’s next first lady, Peng Liyuan, a popular singer, may break from that mold.
Nov. 22, 2009 Peng Liyuan, wife of Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping. attends a news conference of an AIDS anti-discrimination documentary film in Beijing. Xi is expected to be become China’s president next week and Peng, China’s first lady. /ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images Buy Photo