China's First Lady Peng Liyuan shows off her soft diplomacy skills with her fashionable style

China's First Lady Peng Liyuan leaves Palazzo Colonna (Colonna Palace) after her visit, in Rome, Italy, on March 22, 2019.
China's First Lady Peng Liyuan leaves Palazzo Colonna (Colonna Palace) after her visit, in Rome, Italy, on March 22, 2019. PHOTO: EPA-EFE

SINGAPORE - Chinese President Xi Jinping's recent European tour was no doubt a successful one to promote China's Belt and Road Initiative - an ambitious plan to create modern ground and naval trade routes along the lines of the historic Silk Road.

The wardrobe of his wife, Ms Peng Liyuan, perhaps contributed to China's soft diplomacy arsenal as she paid subtle tributes to host countries.

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