On Thursday, China’s foreign ministry said Chinese President Xi Jinping was not criticizing Canadian PM @JustinTrudeau, a day after Xi was spotted approaching Trudeau at the G20 summit over alleged leaks from a meeting they held.
Mao Ning, a spokesperson for China’s foreign ministry, said that Beijing supports having frank exchanges as long as they are held on an equal basis, and China expects Canada will take efforts to develop bilateral ties. Mao said,” The video you mentioned was indeed a short conversation both leaders held during the G20 summit. This is very normal.
I don’t think it should be interpreted as Chairman Xi criticizing or accusing anyone.” A translator for Xi can be heard in video footage released by Canadian broadcasters on Wednesday telling Trudeau that “everything we discussed was leaked to the paper(s), that’s not appropriate.”
Xi continues in Mandarin, “if there is sincerity, we can communicate well with mutual respect, otherwise the outcome will not be easy to tell.”