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Xi confronts Trudeau at G-20, says private conversation was ‘leaked’ to media: ‘Not applicable’

Chinese Communist Party President Xi Jinping took a stern tone with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the G-20 world meeting in Indonesia Wednesday, complaining of “inappropriate” leaks to the press. 

The confrontation adopted Canadian authorities sources’ dialogue of the world leaders’ conversation on the sidelines of the G-20 Tuesday, the place Trudeau reportedly voiced “serious concerns” about Chinese makes an attempt to affect the nation.

“Everything we discussed has been leaked to the papers. That’s not appropriate,” Xi instructed Trudeau in an off-the-cuff conversation at the G-20, in accordance to video shot by a Canadian pool reporter. “And that’s not the way the conversation was conducted.”

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China’s President Xi Jinping attends a session throughout the G-20 Summit in Nusa Dua on the Indonesian resort island of Bali Nov. 16, 2022.
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The pair of leaders have been talking via a translator on the ground of the meeting corridor.

Trudeau pushed again at the criticism, telling the Chinese chief, “We believe in free and open and frank dialogue and that is what we will continue to have.”

The prime minister has been outspokenly vital of China’s worldwide politicking, accusing the communist nation of “playing aggressive games” to affect Canadian democracy.

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“We will continue to look to work constructively together, but there will be things we disagree on,” Trudeau added in his transient interplay with Xi Wednesday.

“That’s great, but create the conditions first,” Xi replied via his translator earlier than shaking Trudeau’s hand and leaving the conversation.

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President Biden met with Xi Monday for the primary time in individual since Biden took office on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Indonesia. Biden raised issues about Beijing’s “coercive and increasingly aggressive actions toward Taiwan,” amongst different areas of stress, the White House says.

Justin Trudeau, Canada's prime minister, speaks at a news conference in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Sept. 23, 2022. 

Justin Trudeau, Canada’s prime minister, speaks at a information convention in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Sept. 23, 2022. 
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Xi’s go to to Indonesia is his first international journey in three years. In a readout of the meeting, the White House mentioned Biden expressed “concerns about PRC practices in Xinjiang, Tibet and Hong Kong and human rights more broadly.”

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“On Taiwan, he laid out in detail that our one China policy has not changed, the United States opposes any unilateral changes to the status quo by either side and the world has an interest in the maintenance of peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait,” the White House mentioned. “He raised U.S. objections to the PRC’s coercive and increasingly aggressive actions toward Taiwan, which undermine peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait and in the broader region and jeopardize global prosperity.”

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