- By Joshua Keating
Joshua Keating was an associate editor at Foreign Policy
China Digital Times posts the photo above, from Hong Kong’s Open Magazine, which purportedly shows a young Peng Liyuan — military pop star and wife of current President Xi Jinping — entertaining the troops in Tiananmen Square in June 1989. The photo was originally posted by Weibo user @HKfighter, whose account has since been deleted, who wrote:
@HKfighter: After the Tiananmen Massacre, Peng Liyuan sang to comfort the soldiers. Open Magazine published this photo. [Then] for the 82nd anniversary of the founding of the Chinese Communist Party [in 2003], she sang the theme song for a commemorative film, declaring “fight for power, rule the country,” the heartfelt thoughts of the Party elders.
Paul French profiles Peng today on Foreign Policy.