David Quinn: Our relations with China and US expose us as hypocrites
He came, he saw, and from the looks of things, he conquered. But if truth be told, Chinese vice president Xi Jinping didn't have much conquering to do because we were all too willing to become his loyal subjects.
Ireland being in the economic doldrums, when the heir-apparent of a gigantic and fast-growing economy comes to town what else are we going to do but roll out the red carpet? We openly and shamelessly drooled at the prospect of increasing our share of the Chinese market place.
To slice off even a fraction of that huge market makes a very big meal for a tiny economy like our own.