China's first lady Peng Liyuan has received attention not only for her attire, but also for her good-will activities during State visits with President Xi Jinping. Her soft-toned diplomatic gestures and her use of home-made brands have boosted China's image and set the Internet abuzz.
Here, let's have a look at seven home-made brands used by the first lady that have attracted lots of attention on the web.
Skin care cream Pehchaolin is making a comeback in China after Peng Liyuan presented an assortment of products from the previously out-of-fashion brand as a State gift during a foreign tour with President Xi Jinping. The cream, sold in little blue and yellow tins, is now riding a wave of popularity among young, trendy women who used to favor foreign brands.
When Peng Liyuan visited the Women and Development Foundation in Tanzania she donated a Shu Embroidery of a giant panda to the foundation. Shu Embroidery is one of the four kinds of embroidery in China, together with Su Embroidery in Jiangsu province, Xiang Embroidery in Hunan province and Yue Embroidery in Guangdong province.
Zhejiang Ruans Pearl Co created the State gifts for Peng Liyuan during her foreign visit with President Xi Jinping. Peng donated a pearl gift box to the Women and Development Foundation in Tanzania. Peng herself wore a pair of pearl earrings during a trip to Russia and Africa.
ZTE Nubia Z5 Mini smartphone
Peng Liyuan was spotted taking pictures with a home-made smartphone during a State visit to Germany last week with her husband President Xi Jinping. Peng's Nubia Z5 Mini, a darling work of Shenzhen, Guangdong-based ZTE Corp, is empowered with a 13-mega-pixel rare camera with such features as taking panorama images. The price tag of an entry-level Z5 Mini is below 1,500 yuan ($240).
Exception custom-made clothes
The moment when Peng Liyuan made her diplomatic debut upon her arrival at Moscow - wearing a dark navy overcoat, a light turquoise silk scarf with a matching handbag - the Chinese fashion industry got a boost. A report in China Business News said Peng was wearing a jacket and purse made by Exception de Mixmind, a top-end Guangzhou-based brand.
Yijian school bag
When Peng Liyuan visited the Women and Development Foundation in Tanzania she also donated a school bag produced by Zhejiang Yijian Reflective Material Manufacturing Co Ltd to the foundation.
Feiyue sewing machine
Peng Liyuan donated 20 sets of Feiyue FY812 household sewing machines to the Women and Development Foundation in Tanzania. Early in 1999, Feiyue's multi-function domestic sewing machine was recognized as a national diplomatic gift, which means that Feiyue's domestic sewing machines meet the highest standard in the industry in China.