Will Human Rights Figure in Discussions Between Hu Jintao and Obama?

Chinese President Hu Jintao comes to Washington, DC this week for a summit with President Obama. There is a lot on the menu between China and  Brookings Institution  China Center Director Kenneth Lieberthal explains what will be driving the discussion between the United States and China.

It is disappointing, though not unexpected, that human rights issues are left off of the list of things that Lieberthal expects to be discussed between Obama and Hu. Presumably, that would mean no mention of Nobel Peace Prize Winner Liu Xiobao’s ongoing detention. I wonder, though, if as a Nobel Laureate himself, Obama has some special obligation–moral or otherwise–to bring up Liu in his conversations with Hu Jintao this week?  What do you think?