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China's New First Lady Has Ability to Influence Public Health Activism

February 14, 2013

In an opinion piece published on contextChina, Robert O'Brien, a PhD candidate in international relations at the University of Oxford, examines how China's new first lady, acclaimed folk singer Peng Liyuan, might influence public health activism in the country. "While Peng is not likely to wield the sort of power held by ... most American first ladies, the combination of her fame and closeness to [China's] preeminent leader with her public health activism could prove a boon for organizations, such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, that are seeking to realize a China that is both healthier domestically and more active in efforts to secure public health around the globe."

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