Peng Liyuan Sings the Classics

It turns out China’s new first lady (and singer) Peng Liyuan serenaded the troops during the 1989 crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square:

China's new first lady and singer Peng Liyuan salutes during a performance for a People's Liberation Army's unit in Luoyang, Henan province October 20, 2004. Peng is best known in China as a singer, and for many years was arguably better known and certainly more popular than her husband who is China's President Xi Jinping

China’s new first lady and singer Peng Liyuan salutes during a performance for a People’s Liberation Army’s unit in Luoyang, Henan province October 20, 2004. Peng is best known in China as a singer, and for many years was arguably better known and certainly more popular than her husband who is China’s President Xi Jinping.

Word is Miss Peng belted out this classic.

AP Hearts Peng Liyuan, Amazing Race Apologizes

What the heck is wrong with the AP? They put out puff pieces on Peng Liyuan, China’s first lady, that start like this: Glamorous new first lady Peng Liyuan has emerged as a Chinese diplomatic star, charming audiences and cutting a distinct profile. . .

Chinese First Lady, Madame Peng Liyuan, left,, waves as she is accompanied by Tanzanian First Lady, Salma Kikwete, right, at Julius Nyerere International Airport in Dar es Salaam

Chinese First Lady, Madame Peng Liyuan, left,, waves as she is accompanied by Tanzanian First Lady, Salma Kikwete, right, at Julius Nyerere International Airport in Dar es Salaam

On a similar subject, Phil Keoghan apologized for the Amazing Race’s Vietnam segment filmed near a crashed B-52. The show required that the contestants sing a pro-Communist song: Vietnam Communist Party is glorious. The light is guiding us to victory. . .