The Prime Minister tweeted a picture of himself with business man Jack Ma, owner of Alibaba, China's version of Amazon.
His picture is the first prime ministerial selfie shared on his Twitter timeline. Selfie was declared declared word of the year in 2013 by the Oxford Dictionary.
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.