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So what will Peng Liyuan do during President Xi's state visit to US?

By Yuan Can (People's Daily Online)    15:51, September 23, 2015

Chinese President Xi Jinping began his first state visit to the United States on Sept. 22. What will his wife Peng Liyuan get up to during the visit?

According to Beijing News, Peng will visit Seattle’s Lincoln High School along with her husband. Peng and Xi will also attend the state banquet held by US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama in Washington DC on Sept. 25. Besides that, Peng will attend activities which focus on children, education and charity.

Peng will show an image of China to the US through "soft diplomacy" and is a "name card of China", said Chen Mingming, Member of the Public Diplomacy Advisory Committee of the Foreign Ministry.

Coming down the stairs

On each of her visits with her husband, Peng’s image is the focus of all sides. Foreign media describe her as "China's soft power”.

Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) and his wife Peng Liyuan wave upon their arrival in Seattle, the United States, Sept. 22, 2015. (Xinhua/Huang Jingwen)

Moreover, the couple frequently interact with each other, showing the world the affection of China’s leading couple.

Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) holds an umbrella for his wife Peng Liyuan when they arrive in Trinidad and Tobago on May 31, 2013. (Xinhua/Lan Hongguang)

Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) plays on a swing with his wife Peng Liyuan during his state visit to India on Sept.17, 2014. (Photo/Weibo)


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