Britain is an "old, declining empire" which resorts to "eccentric acts" to hide its embarrassment over its declining power, an official Chinese newspaper has claimed on the second day of a visit by the country's premier, Li Keqiang, to London.Invalid on present-tense usage alone. Who's advising them, Karl Rove and his Sweden-slams?
British Prime Minister then replied in the most stereotypical way possible.
...if you're David Cameron, this is when you use the international hotbed of a card that is Downton Abbey... He gave Chinese premier Li Keqiang a copy of the script for the show's first episode signed by creator Julian Fellowes.Yeah, that'll show 'em Britain's not an old, declining empire.
[cross-posted at Firedoglake]