Chinese President Xi Jinping was seen on video footage scolding Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday for leaking details of their private meeting in Indonesia during the G20 summit.
The video, which was published by Canadian media, captures President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Trudeau having a heated conversation using translators.
” Everything we discussed has been leaked to the paper,” an annoyed Xi said to Trudeau. “That is not appropriate, and we didn’t do it that way.”
“If there is sincerity, we can communicate well with mutual respect, otherwise the outcome will not be easy to tell,” Xi continued.
Trudeau said Canada believes in “free and open and frank dialogue,” and added that he will work constructively with Xi, but that “there will be things we will disagree on.”
"Let’s create the conditions first,” Xi said, shaking Trudeau’s hand and leaving the conversation.
The uncommon public display of displeasure by Xi was probably in regard to reports that Trudeau had raised “serious concerns” while they had a face-to-face conversation on Tuesday about the allegations of China interfering in Canadian elections.