In the world of international diplomacy, the relationship between leaders’ wives can be just as important as the relationship between the leaders themselves.
The first meeting between the Chinese and American First Ladies has been anticipated, in China at least, for more than a year now.
Even before Xi Jinping became China’s President, there was excited chatter in China about the prospect of his wife, Peng Liyuan, standing next to the glamorous Michelle Obama.
That moment should have come today. But in what is already being described as a supremely arrogant diplomatic snub, Mrs Obama has apparently pulled out.
She is not in California for the pivotal bilateral meeting between presidents’ Obama and Xi. choosing instead to attend her daughter’s 12th birthday party in Washington.
Read More at The Daily Sheeple . By Mark Stone.