Bloomberg The report said that at the closing session of the G-20 summit, Xi spoke to Trudeau with the help of a translator and discussed the conversation that was leaked in a paper.
A video of the incident showed the Chinese president expressing his displeasure that “everything we discuss is leaked to the paper, it is not fair.”
“Not so, the way the talks were done. If there is honesty from your side…” Xi continued.
Cdn pool cameras captured a difficult conversation between Chinese President Xi and Prime Minister Trudeau at the G20 today. In it, Xi expressed his displeasure that everything discussed yesterday “leaked into the papers, it is not fair … and was not negotiated as such”. pic.twitter.com/Hres3vwf4Q
— Annie Bergeron-Olivier (@AnnieClaireBO) November 16, 2022
Trudeau, here, emphasizes that Canada believes in free and open dialogue.
“We believe in free and open and frank dialogue and that will be what we have. We will continue to work together constructively, Trudeau said, but there will be things we disagree on.
Trudeau raises “serious concerns” over Chinese interference
A Canadian government source said Trudeau raised “serious concerns” over suspected domestic interference by China in his first talks with Xi in more than three years. reuters,
The “interference” is likely a reference to a Canadian media report earlier this month that cited intelligence officials as saying they suspected Chinese interference in the 2019 election. In addition, an employee of Canada’s largest electricity producer was arrested and charged by police on Monday with trying to steal trade secrets bound for China.
The source said Trudeau and Xi also discussed Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, North Korea and the importance of the December summit in Montreal “to protect nature and fight climate change”. They also talked about the “importance of constant dialogue”, the source said.