Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers a speech next to Speaker of the Spanish Lower House, Ana Pastor (left), Spanish Queen Letizia (second right) and Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez (far right) during an official gala dinner at the Royal Palace in Madrid in November 2018. Photo: EPA-EFE

Spanish PM Pedro Sanchez ridiculed for gaffe about serving China’s Xi Jinping cheap ham

  • Leader mixes up prized jamon iberico with run-of-the-mill jamon serrano when speaking at livestock fair, prompting farmers to ‘educate’ Sanchez
  • As delicacy’s popularity grows internationally, especially in China, supplies of jamon iberico have not been able to keep pace with demand
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Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers a speech next to Speaker of the Spanish Lower House, Ana Pastor (left), Spanish Queen Letizia (second right) and Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez (far right) during an official gala dinner at the Royal Palace in Madrid in November 2018. Photo: EPA-EFE
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