It's been more than a year since Quincy Jones was tapped to serve as a culture and art consultant for the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing. But instead of artistic planning, he's been focused on human rights.
"I don't pretend to be a politician," said the music impresario and longtime humanitarian. "I'm just a musician who cares."
Jones, 75, has met with the Chinese ambassador to the United Nations and was scheduled to address a group of Chinese-American business and cultural leaders in Los Angeles Saturday to discuss his position on China's role in the Darfur crisis.
China has faced protests from various human-rights groups for its mistreatment of Tibetans and for providing weapons and economic support to Sudan's war-torn Darfur region.