British Prime Minister David Cameron was feted by China's leaders during his recent 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 worth of deals" (about $9 billion), including one to export pig semen to raise the quality of Chinese pork.

China refused to meet with the British leader after he saw the Dalai Lama in May last year and ostracized him for 18 months, until Cameron was suitably contrite and said he did not support Tibetan independence and had no plans to meet the Tibetan spiritual leader again.

When he saw Premier Li Keqiang in Beijing, Cameron again repeated the mantra that Britain recognizes that Tibet is part of China and does not support Tibet's independence.