Like Michelle Obama, whom she is scheduled to meet this week in China, the folk singer has dominated the global stage and enjoys high popularity at home.
Sept. 22, 2013 Chinese President Xi Jinping, second from right, and his wife, Peng Liyuan, attend a welcome ceremony for Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Peng, a famous folk singer, promotes rural education and campaigns against tuberculosis for the World Health Organization, and her sharp sense of style won her a place on Vanity Fair’s international best dressed list last year. (Even Michelle Obama didn’t make the magazine’s cut.) Lintao Zhang/AP Buy Photo