Peng Liyuan

Xi Jinping Given The Finger in Vietnam

Reading between the lines of Xi Jinping’s foreign trips is often a subtle art; not so during his latest trip to Vietnam. China Central Television, the Party-state’s premier broadcaster, unwittingly uploaded a video of a...

Word of the Week: Dama Era

The Word of the Week comes from the Grass-Mud Horse Lexicon, a glossary of terms created by...

Word of the Week: Dama Era

Word of the Week comes from the Grass-Mud Horse Lexicon, a glossary of terms created by Chinese...

Ministry of Truth: Peng Liyuan, Xiamen Bus Fire

The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been leaked and distributed online. State Council Information Office: All websites are asked to immediately find and remove images of...

Sensitive Words: Peng Liyuan’s iPhone and More

As of June 9, the following search terms are blocked on Sina Weibo (not including the “search for user” function). First Lady’s iPhone: Peng Liyuan, the wife of President Xi Jinping, was spotted in Mexico last week taking...

Michelle Obama to Sit Out California Summit

With President Xi Jinping’s first bilateral U.S.-China summit set for this weekend, opinions are divided over First Lady Michelle Obama’s decision to stay home for her daughters’ final week of school. The...

China’s First Lady Serenaded Tiananmen Troops

AP has confirmed the authenticity of a photo distributed online showing First Lady Peng Liyuan serenading People’s Liberation Army troops in Tiananmen Square after the crackdown on protesters in June 1989. CDT posted the...

Empire Illustrated: Peng Liyuan at Tiananmen, 1989

Peng Liyuan, wife of the new Chinese president Xi Jinping, has lit up Weibo with her glamour. The censors have balked at discussions of her outfits, though their work has not done much to dampen “first lady fever.”...

Xi’s Trip Stirs Up First Lady Fever

The Telegraph’s Malcolm Moore reports that Chinese first lady Peng Liyuan has “triggered first lady fever” while accompanying husband Xi Jinping on his first trip abroad as president: “Now is the end of...

Sensitive Words: First Lady Fashion and More

As of March 24, the following search terms are blocked on Sina Weibo (not including the “search for user” function). Kunming PX Plant: A p-Xylene (PX) and purified terephthalic acid (PTA) processing plant is planned for the...



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