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Virginia's commerce secretary's other title: singing star Jeanette Wang's husband

Anita Kumar

Singer Jeanette Wang, who is married to Virginia's new Secretary of Commerce and Trade Jim Cheng, is so famous in her native Taiwan that when she walks down the street people recognize her -- and sometimes hum her songs.

In her career she recorded 36 albums, many TV theme songs and what many people consider to be the unofficial national anthem of Taiwan, "The Skies of Taipei."

When Gov. Bob McDonnell named her husband to his Cabinet it made the entertainment news in Taiwan. We can't understand much in the Taiwanese newscast, but we can see McDonnell's photo and we hear the word Virginia uttered a few times.

Check out the link to Wang singing "The Skies of Taipei" below. Other songs can be found on YouTube.

By Anita Kumar  |  February 18, 2010; 7:30 AM ET
Categories:  Anita Kumar , Robert F. McDonnell  
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