Dear brothers and sisters,
This is Mrs Peng Liyuan (born 20 November 1962). She is a folk singer, fashion icon and wife of Mr Xi Jinping.
Mr Xi Jinping (born 15 June 1953) is a Chinese politician serving as general secretary of the Communist Party of China, president of the People’s Republic of China, and chairman of the Central Military Commission.
Mrs Peng is a native of Yuncheng County, Shandong province. She joined the People’s Liberation Army in 1980, when she was 18 years old. Mrs Peng began as an soldier. Later she became a singer. She gained nationwide attention when she performed the song In the field of hope on CCTV’s New Year Gala in 1982. During 2012 to 2017, she was the president of the People’s Liberation Army Academy of Art (rank: major general).
Mrs Peng is a WHO Goodwill Ambassador for tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS since 2011.
There are two clips Mrs Peng performed the song In the field of hope. Enjoy!
Have a nice day.
In the field of hope
Our hometown lies in the field of hope,
With smoke from the kitchen hearths floating above new workshops,
And brooks flowing through beautiful villages;
Fields of winter wheat next to those of paddy rice;
A vast pond of lotus next to orchards.
Oh, we are living in this field for generations
To make it rich and prosperous.
Our hope lies in the field of hope,
Rice sprouts grow in the sweat of farmers,
Cattle are raised amid the sound of herdsmen’s flute.
The west village is spinning fiber while the east is fishing;
The north is planting seeds while the south is threshing grains.
Oh, we are working in this field for generations
To make it pretty and groomed.
Our future lies in the field of hope,
People are living in the beautiful sun,
Life is changing amid people’s work,
Old people are raising the glasses while children laughing,
Boys are playing the music while girls singing,
Oh, we are fighting in this field for generations
To make it happy and proud.
1. 在希望的田野上 彭麗媛(1)–中國第一夫人
On the Field of Hope – 1982 (?)