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China’s new first lady dims star power

Husband’s climb to top put singer on the sidelines

BEIJING — As her husband settles in to his job as China’s new leader, Peng Liyuan is expected to remain out of sight.

Her image will not be splashed across any front pages; her name will probably go unmentioned on state-run television. Such is the fate of first ladies in China.

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