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Xi reprimands Trudeau on camera

Footage like this is rarely seen: China’s head of state Xi Jinping snaps at Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on the sidelines of the G20 summit – the conversation was captured by one of the summit’s video pool cameras. These often continue filming after official meetings to provide cutaways for TV reports. In the video, which Canadian journalist Annie Bergeron-Oliver posted on Twitter, a visibly disgruntled Xi complains to Trudeau about a lack of confidentiality after their bilateral conversation. “Everything we discussed yesterday has been leaked to newspapers. This is not appropriate,” Xi’s translator interprets the annoyance in Trudeau’s direction. That is not the way the conversation should be handled, as heard in the recording.

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