Sanctimonious Chinese hypocrite gets mocked online

The Chinese government got on its high horse in the wake of the media manufactured Fonterra botulism scare. Their finger pointing even reached their president who used the APEC meeting to castigate John Key for food safety…even when there was no risk at all from the Fonterra scare.

Well, his own population set about mocking their president in social media.

It’s rare for Chinese citizens to laugh outwardly at their president. But when Xi Jinping appeared to scold his New Zealand counterpart over food safety during a face-to-face meeting in Bali on Sunday, the irony proved too delicious to ignore. 

During a short get-together ahead of this week’s Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum, Mr. Xi reminded New Zealand Prime Minister John Key that food safety mattered to people’s health,according to the official Xinhua news agency.

Xinhua said Mr. Xi “urged New Zealand to take tough measures to ensure food quality and thus maintain the sound momentum of economic and trade cooperation between the two countries.”

Chinese social media users, inundated on a monthly basis with reports of domestic food scandals, responded with a collective face-palm.

“The entire country is laughing,” wrote one user of the Twitter-like Sina Weibo microblogging service, where the news was greeted with an outpouring of animated guffawing emoticons.

The sanctimonious finger-wagging hypocrite got his beans.


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