Does Justin Trudeau realise how desperate his China love-in looks?

Whatever the reason behind Obama not getting the red carpet treatment in Hangzhou, there’s one leader who was guaranteed it: ‘Little Potato’. Or, as you might know him, Justin Trudeau. The pronunciation of Trudeau sounds similar to the Mandarin word for potato, and Chinese media’s primary frame of reference for him is through his father Pierre (Big Potato was friendly with China’s communist leadership years before the rest of the West felt ready to engage). Their other reference point is that he is the handsome ‘APEC hottie’, so perhaps Hot Little Potato is more accurate.

  • In a word, no.

    He has to do the same things his father did.

  • ismiselemeas

    He is the definition of Satrap. China’s little lapdog in the west. His foreign minister Dion was contemptible when Wang Yi publicly admonished that reporter.

    • DavidinNorthBurnaby

      Dion is always contemptible.

      • Justin St.Denis

        Dion is a contemptible little rodent, specifically.

  • DavidinNorthBurnaby

    Isn’t potato Chinese slang for penis?

    • ismiselemeas

      Probably more like french fry.

  • Shebel

    The pic above is probably an accurate portrayal of what Real World leaders think of Justin. When it is just a ‘photo op’ –invite Justin.
    When it is ‘serious business’—-don’t invite Justin.

    • Justin St.Denis

      Will that be with fries or without?

  • Justin St.Denis

    Seeing Justin’s Trudeau always makes me wince a little, as if somebody just stuck a pin into my ass. It HURTS when I remember he is Canada’s prime minister.