The Global Times newspaper's criticism of the UK is stinging given that David Cameron has spent two days courting China's leaders.
David Cameron's visit to China has not been easy to arrange with the pressure for the trip coming from the British.
David Cameron hopes to mend relations with China as he brings a large trade delegation with him.
David Cameron has been having talks on trade with China's leaders but on their terms.
He has had to agree not to visit the Dalai Lama again, with his previous visit having upset Beijing, and he took part in a news conference where no questions from journalists were allowed.
ITV News deputy political editor Chris Ship reports:
Chinese president Xi Jinping has held a lavish dinner banquet for Prime Minister David Cameron during his state visit to China, including delicacies such as sturgeon's marrow, steamed duck and boiled lobster claw:
- Sturgeon's marrow and bamboo fungus soup
- Boiled lobster claw with peach gum with saffron
- Coldfish roll with bacon
- Sauteed shredded pork in chilli and garlic sauce
- Steamed duck and taro past with rice wine
- Assorted vegetables in casserole
- Glutinous rice congee with gingko
The meal was followed be desserts of pastries and fruits, and accompanied by wines from China's Shandong region.
Prime Minister David Cameron has said the rise of China "would be a defining fact the 21st Century":
China's leadership said the country may invest in the controversial HS2 rail project and a new generation of nuclear power stations in the UK.
Speaking after talks with David Cameron on the first day of the Prime Minister's visit to China, Premier Li Keqiang said the two sides had agreed to "push for breakthroughs" on nuclear power and high-speed rail.
Mr Li said, "The Chinese side is willing to not only participate but also purchase equities and stocks in UK nuclear power projects, and the UK side is open to this idea."
Speaking ahead of his visit last week, Mr Cameron said, "In terms of HS2, I very much welcome Chinese investment into British infrastructure".
David Cameron has met Chinese Premier Li Keqiang in Beijing and oversaw the signing of 10 agreements in areas from legal assistance to space exploration.
The agreements included a treaty on legal assistance in criminal matters, a pact on space exploration cooperation, and agreements on enhancing bilateral investment and developing China’s use of gas.
David Cameron held talks with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang at a banquet as he arrived in Beijing with a large British trade delegation. Here is what was on the menu for the Prime Minister:
- Creamy mushroom soup
- Beef steak of Chinese style
- Bamboo fungus with green veg
- Boiled sea bass
And for dessert:
- Pumpkin cream with sago
The meal was served with Chinese wine.
David Cameron's visit to China started with a deal to boost the profile of Premier League football and encourage the growth of the game in the country.
English football is becoming increasingly popular in China and the Premier League sees the country as its biggest potential area for growth, at the heart of an east Asian market already worth £200 million in TV rights and merchandising.
Culture Secretary Maria Miller, Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore and former England and Chelsea defender Graeme Le Saux were in Beijing at an event to mark the deal with the Chinese Super League (CSL).
The deal will see the Premier League work with clubs like Beijing Guoan and Shanghai Shenhua to promote and develop the game, while the CSL will support the promotion and marketing of Premier League clubs in China.
David Cameron said he wanted to achieve more investment in Britain which would make the UK a "winner in the global race" as he began his trade trip to China.
The Prime Minister visited the Jaguar Land Rover academy in Beijing, where Chinese staff are trained to service and sell the British-designed luxury cars.
Mr Cameron said: "Part of our long-term economic plan is to make sure that Britain is a success in global markets, that we are a winner in the global race, and Jaguar Land Rover, employing 38,000 people back at home, is doing brilliantly here in China.
"I want to help them sell more cars, achieve more investment and, at the same time, export the British model of apprenticeships, which is what we are talking about today."
David Cameron said the scale of the business delegation travelling with him "mirrors the scale of the ambition that we have for the British-China partnership".
Before going into talks with Premier Li Keqiang, the Prime Minister said:
"We are particularly pleased to come here at the start of the new leadership that will be taking China forward, and particularly pleased that we come following the Third Plenum document, which is such a significant document about the ambition for change that you have in China.
"We think it is a very good time to discuss these issues and to discuss all the aspects of our relationship and partnership going ahead."
Welcoming Mr Cameron to China, Mr Li said: "I believe your visit will be highly productive in promoting the pragmatic business co-operation and people-to-people exchange between the two countries."
Prime Minister David Cameron will push for a free trade agreement between the European Union and China which he believes could be worth billions of pounds a year.
Mr Cameron's call came as he arrived in Beijing at the head of the largest British trade delegation ever to visit the country, which has emerged to become the world's second biggest economy in recent years.
The European Commission is due to begin investment treaty negotiations with China early in the New Year to cut back some of the barriers to trade.
But, in talks with premier Li Keqiang, Mr Cameron was set to become the first EU leader to champion a full-scale free trade agreement, which Downing Street said could be worth £1.8 billion annually to the UK alone.
The proposal is likely to face stiff resistance from some EU states, who fear their markets would be flooded with cheap Chinese imports.