Justin Trudeau was confronted by the Chinese President after details of their private meeting emerged in the media. Video footage of the humiliating encounter emerged on social media after the two leaders butted heads at the G20 summit in Bali, Indonesia. Xi Jinping struggled to contain his frustration as he declared the conduct of the Canadian Prime Minister was “not appropriate”.
On the sidelines of the G20 conference, the Chinese President told Mr Trudeau: “Everything that we discussed yesterday has been leaked to the papers and that’s not appropriate.”
The Canadian Prime Minister, clearly caught off-guard, appeared stunned and offered only a curt nod in response to the accusation.
As Xi Jinping continued, his translator relayed: “And that’s not the way the conversation was conducted.”
Evidently embarrassed and avoiding eye contact with his fellow leader, the Canadian Prime Minister responded: “’Well in Canada, we believe in free and open and frank dialogue, which we will continue to have.”
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