December 11, 2013

Cameron Bends Backwards for China

Frank Ching, China Post

The Associated Press

British Prime Minister David Cameron was feted by China's leaders during his three-day trip to the country but much of his diet consisted of humble pie, which he manfully swallowed, pointing to “a visit that has delivered almost 6 billion pounds worth of deals” (about US$9 billion), including one to export pig semen to raise the quality of Chinese pork.

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