Chinese President Xi Jinping confronts Justin Trudeau at G-20 about their conversations leaked to the media

In footage released from the G-20 event, Chinese President Xi Jinping is seen confronting Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau over their conversations being leaked to the media.

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During the G-20 meeting in Bali, Indonesia, Chinese President Xi Jinping confronted Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau over “leaked” conversations to the media.

Xi said to Trudeau “Everything we discuss has been leaked to the paper, that’s not appropriate,” adding “And that’s not the way the conversation was conducted,”.

Trudeau interupttedXi to say, “In Canada, We believe in free and open and frank dialogue and that is what we will continue to have,” adding “We will continue to look to work constructively together but there will be things we will disagree on.”

The CTV News journalist who originally posted the video of Trudeau and Xi retweeted an individual that said one of the sentences not translated to Trudeau is a “menacing threat” meaning “otherwise it is hard to say what will happen”.

During the G-20, it was reported that Trudeau raised concerns to Xi over concerns that China interfered in Canada’s domestic issues.

Recently, it was reported that China interfered in the 2019 Federal Canadian election.

In a recent investigation by the Global News, the outlet alleges that Canadian intelligence officials warned “Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that China has allegedly been targeting Canada with a vast campaign of foreign interference, which includes funding a clandestine network of at least 11 federal candidates running in the 2019 election”. 

Global News found “Based on recent information from the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), those efforts allegedly involve payments through intermediaries to candidates affiliated with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), placing agents into the offices of MPs in order to influence policy, seeking to co-opt and corrupt former Canadian officials to gain leverage in Ottawa, and mounting aggressive campaigns to punish Canadian politicians whom the People’s Republic of China (PRC) views as threats to its interests.”

In the investigation, CSIS told Global News that  “The Chinese Communist Party … is using all elements of state power to carry out activities that are a direct threat to our national security and sovereignty,”.

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