On Sunday, President Xi Jinping of China is hosting, along with the United Nations, a summit meeting to recognize the 20th anniversary of a landmark women’s rights conference in Beijing — never mind, as critics point out, that China imprisoned five prominent feminist activists this year.
Some 74 presidents and prime ministers are scheduled to attend the meeting, including Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan.
President Obama will not be among them.
Instead, his ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, will be leading the American delegation. But at the same time, Ms. Power is using the occasion to highlight a campaign to shame China and several other countries for jailing female leaders."
Read article by Somini Sengupta from The New York Times.