Text above reads '"Sorry" state of affairs'. The cartoon shows a speech bubble reading 'FREE SPEECH' but 'speech' has been crossed out and the word 'trade is suggested as a replacement. eader of the Green Party, Russel Norman's protest against the treatment of Tibet by China which resulted in a Tibetan flag being torn from his hands by a member of Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping's entourage when the president arrived at Parliament. John Key apologised to the Chinese which was has been criticised as degrading. Journalist John Minto writes that 'Key believes the right for any visitor to be able to enter and exit Parliament in dignity must take precedence over defending the rights of the oppressed in that country or protesting the foreign policy the country follows.'
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