Chinese 1st Lady to Accompany President to Korea

Peng Liyuan (left) and Cho Yoon-sun Peng Liyuan (left) and Cho Yoon-sun

Chinese President Xi Jinping will be accompanied by his wife Peng Liyuan during his two-day visit to Korea starting Thursday.

As President Park Geun-hye is single, there was speculation that the Chinese first lady might not be coming, a government official said, but Seoul asked for her to come anyway.

Peng will be chaperoned by Cho Yoon-sun, the senior presidential secretary for political affairs.

englishnews@chosun.com / Jul. 02, 2014 13:00 KST