Chinese leader to Canadian prime minister: we can talk about mutual respect, otherwise

Chinese leader Xi Jinping made it clear to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that details of what was discussed in personal conversations should not be made available to the press.

This has emerged in a video clip circulating from the G20 summit in Bali, in Indonesia, where Xi Jinping said: “Everything we talked about was leaked to the newspapers, which is inappropriate. This is not how negotiations work. If there is sincerity in dealing, we can talk with respect.” Mutual, otherwise (waving hands) it’s hard to tell.”

For her part, the official spokeswoman of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, commented on her official channel on the “Telegram” application: “The Chinese were lucky that the Canadians did not invite, for example, journalists under the pretext of officials as part of their delegation as did Macron, who invited the film crew for talks. “