Peng Liyuan, China's first lady, a Chinese folk singer, stopped in at performing arts college Julliard during husband's state visit to U.S.
China's first lady, Madame Peng Liyuan made a stop at New York's famed Julliard School while accompanying her husband President Xi on his visit to the U.S. A student performed for the first lady - a renown Chinese folk singer - who offered a gentle critique. (SOUNDBITE) (Mandarin) PENG LIYUAN, FIRST LADY OF CHINA, SAYING: "A part from very few Chinese pronunciations I totally understood. Of course, we all know how difficult it is to sing a Chinese song. Just two points to make. (PENG LIYUAN SINGING) That is something that you really need to pay attention to. And towards the end. (PENG LIYUAN SINGING) That would make it much nicer." The first lady announced with Julliard that it will open a satellite school, The Tianjin Julliard School, in Beijing in 2018.