You're a small country only fit fortourists and students! Chinese paper attacks Britain on PM's visit
David Cameron has been forced to shrug off an attack by a Chinese newspaperthat described the UK as ‘just an old European country’ only fit for touristsand students.
The Prime Minister said he wouldconcentrate on the ‘facts and figures’ showing rapidly increasing Chineseinvestment in Britain, rather than the excoriating article in the Beijing-basedGlobal Times.
The piece accused Mr Cameron of actingprovocatively in meeting the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lamalast year, an encounter which plunged Sino-British relations into a deep freezefrom which they are only now recovering.
It also took Mr Cameron to task for comments backingexpanded democracy in former British colony Hong Kong.
The Global Times, which is owned by theofficial Communist Party People’s Daily newspaper, said: ‘The Cameronadministration should acknowledge that the UK is not a big power in the eyes ofthe Chinese.’