|New Zealand Prime Minister John Key with Chinese President Xi Jinping|
Meanwhile, Xi hasn't been let off the hook easily by the citizens of his own country when he took the opportunity to berate New Zealand Prime Minister John Key about food safety.
People back in China are inundated with monthly reports on domestic food scandals and so for Xi to say this resulted in a collective face-palm.
"The entire country is laughing," wrote a Sina Weibo user.
Xi said this after New Zealand's largest dairy exporter Fonterra had some of its products banned in China earlier this year because of concerns over bacterial contamination. This resulted in extensive recalls, that impacted the New Zealand dollar and caused Fonterra chief executive Theo Spierings to issue an apology.But can we point out the Chinese domestic dairy industry is in an even worse situation?
It's a political ploy everyone can see right through.