Clive Palmer said he flew to Perth for a drink with Dio Wang.

Clive Palmer said he flew to Perth for a drink with Dio Wang.

Clive Palmer says his flying visit to Perth on Tuesday was not about placating his Palmer United Party senator Dio Wang over controversial comments made on television about Chinese people - but just about catching up for a drink.

Mr Palmer, spoke with Radio 6PR's Breakfast program on Wednesday morning, by which time, he’d already left Western Australia.

He later hung up on a phone interview with Perth's ABC, after he was asked about comments supportive of his China stance made by PUP senator Jacqui Lambie.

Dio Wang told Channel Nine he wasn't offended by Clive Palmer's comments.

Dio Wang told Channel Nine he wasn't offended by Clive Palmer's comments. Photo: Alex Ellinghausen

Mr Palmer spent a few hours on Tuesday in Perth, where he met with Mr Wang. 

The meeting with his colleague, who has a Chinese background, followed his broad spray on national television in which he accused the "communist Chinese government" of trying to take over Australian ports to steal the nation's natural resources.

"I don't mind standing up against the Chinese bastards and stopping them from doing it," he told ABC's Q&A program on Monday.

A snap of Clive Palmer at Perth's Hilton Hotel on Tuesday,

A snap of Clive Palmer at Perth's Hilton Hotel on Tuesday, Photo: 6PR Breakfast

Mr Palmer went on to use the term "Chinese mongrels" and say that "they shoot their own people, they haven't got a justice system and they want to take over this country".

He said he had a drink with with Mr Wang on Tuesday and discussed issues relevant to WA while in Perth.

Mr Palmer denied the comments made on Q&A were a topic of discussion during their meeting.

“No we didn’t discuss this [the TV appearance] at all,” he said.

“We just discussed what was important for WA.”

Palmer said his colleague had not expressed offence at the comments and that WA Premier Colin Barnett’s comments that he was a racist were not correct.

“I think my comments have been taken out of context,” he said.

“I called the people that we’re dealing with in our company bastards.

“We’re not talking about Chinese people, we’re talking about the Chinese communist government who are suppressing their people."

Mr Palmer said he and Mr Wang discussed “what a great place [Perth] was” and his colleague's concern about WA not getting enough revenue from the GST collected in WA.

Mr Wang told Channel Nine on Tuesday he wasn't concerned at or offended by Mr Palmer's comments.

"I know he didn't mean that," Mr Wang said of the suggestion Mr Wang had labelled all Chinese people as "bastards".

Mr Palmer later became agitated when asked by ABC Radio about Ms Lambie's comments that "If anybody thinks that we should have a national security and defence policy which ignores the threat of a Chinese communist invasion - you're delusional and got rocks in your head".

"You might like me to do that [talk about Ms Lambie's comments] but I'll do what I want," Mr Palmer told ABC radio in Perth.

"I'm accountable to my comments as a citizen of this country and she's a citizen of Australia too.

"If she wants to make a comment, that's fine."

When asked if he supported Ms Lambie's comments, the billionaire cut the interview short.

"I don't want to talk about that ... because I don't have to. Goodbye," he said.

- with AAP