Trudeau and Xi Jinping met on Tuesday
The two leaders had earlier met on the sidelines of the summit on Tuesday. During this, there was a conversation between the two leaders, which was leaked to the Canadian media after some time. Speaking in Mandarin through an interpreter, Xi said, “Whatever we have decided has been leaked into the papers which is not appropriate… and if there is honesty on your side then don’t negotiate like this.” was done…”
Trudeau also responded strictly
Xi Jinping said in a complaining tone that it is not the right way to talk that everything should be told to the media. To this Trudeau also replied with a smile but sternly that we do not believe in hiding anything and this is what happens in Canada. Trudeau said it was absolutely free, open and frank communication. Trudeau said, “We will continue to help … work together constructively but there will be many things on which we will disagree.”
Trudeau expressed concern over Chinese interference in the election
After listening to Justin Trudeau’s answer, Xi Jinping said that then do so that before the talks, fix the conditions. After this, Xi Jinping kept walking from there. Trudeau had expressed “serious concern” over alleged Chinese interference in Canada in a brief conversation with Xi on the sidelines of the Group of 20 (G20) meeting in Indonesia on Tuesday. Trudeau bluntly told Jinping that China’s allegations of interference in Canadian politics are serious and should not happen.
Canadian citizen arrested for spying for China
In fact, there were allegations of Chinese interference in the 2019 elections in Canada. Xi Jinping looked angry only after this conversation was leaked to the media. Earlier this month, the Canadian media, quoting intelligence officers, had detected interference in the election under a conspiracy by China. In this case, Canadian police also arrested 35-year-old Yusheng Wang, a 35-year-old citizen of his country working for a Chinese company. It is alleged that he used to deliver Canadian trade secrets to China.
China-Canada relations going bad
Relations between China and Canada have been going downhill for many years. In 2018, two officials of the Chinese Huawei Electronics Company were arrested by Canada on charges of espionage. In response, China put two Canadian citizens in jail on false charges. Earlier, the two leaders last met in June 2019 on the sidelines of another G20 in Osaka, Japan. By the way, during this summit, there was a secret meeting between Jinping and US President Joe Biden for about 3 hours. Not much information has been given to the media about this.