"[Wen] had not deliberately skipped the meeting, as some at the conference charged. Mr. Wen’s absence from that session, which was attended by President Obama and other leaders, has been touted by critics as a symbol of China’s intransigence on climate issues at the conference, which ended without reaching many of its key goals.
“Why was China not notified of this meeting? So far no one has given us any explanation about it, and it still is a mystery,” [Wen] said.
hmmm. maybe someone should notify the distinguished leader that no one told me is not really an acceptable excuse anymore once you become the Premier of the State Council of the People's Republic of China.