Chinese Leader Accuses Canadian PM Of Insincerity
Chinese leader Xi Jinping has been filmed accusing his Canadian counterpart, Justin Trudeau of leaking meeting details, days after they held talks at the G20 Summit in Bali.
In the footage, filmed by journalists at the now finished gathering of world leaders, President Xi and Mr Trudeau can be seen standing close to each other and conversing via a translator.
After smiling and nodding his head, the Canadian Prime Minister responded by saying “in Canada we believe in free and open and frank dialogue and that is what we will continue to have”.
Before Mr Trudeau could finish, President Xi cut his counterpart off and asked that he first “create the conditions” – eventually shaking Trudeau’s hand and walking away.
There has been tensions between China and Canada, running high since the detention of Huawei Technologies Executive, Meng Wanzhou in 2018 and China’s subsequent arrest of two Canadians on spying charges.