Xi Jinping confronts Trudeau over leaked discussions

STORY: Chinese President Xi Jinping was filmed at the G20 Summit confronting Canadian leader Justin Trudeau alleging, through a translator that Trudeau leaked details of a closed-door meeting on Tuesday to the media.

“If there’s sincerity, we can conduct our talks with mutual respect," said Xi. "Otherwise, there would be a dubious outcome."

It’s a rare public display of annoyance by the Chinese leader, likely sprung from reports that Trudeau brought up "serious concerns" about alleged spying and Chinese "interference" in Canadian elections in the talks.

Neither the Chinese foreign ministry, state media nor Canadian authorities said anything about the talks.

But Trudeau confirmed points he had made to the media.

The confrontation about “leaked discussions” highlights tensions between both countries following China’s tit-for-tat arrests in response to Canada’s detention of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou in 2018.

And more recently on Monday, the arrest of an employee at Hydro-Quebec who was charged with trying to steal trade secrets for China.

This month, Canada ordered three Chinese companies to divest their investments in Canadian critical minerals, citing national security.