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Canada gets tough on China

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau faces Chinese President Xi Jinping at the G20 summit on Wednesday in Bali, Indonesia. ADAM SCOTTI/PMO via REUTERS

DECRYPTION – The Canadian Prime Minister, who is beginning a strategy of confrontation with the Asian giant, discussed with Xi Jinping China’s interference in Canada, against which the authorities have taken new measures.

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«Everything we discussed leaked to the media. It’s not appropriateXi Jinping told Justin Trudeau during a brief tete-a-tete filmed at the G20 summit in Bali. The two men had spoken briefly the day before on the sidelines of the summit. Justin Trudeau would have told Xi Jinping all the evil he thinks of Chinese interference in Canada, not without then letting the media know. The Chinese leader, very angry, did not give the Canadian a look, then lectured him: “SIf you are sincere, we must communicate within the framework of mutual respect.“Before turning on his heels, not without Justin Trudeau, a bit disconcerted, replying:”In Canada, we believe in free, frank and open dialogue.If the Canadians were pleased with the attitude of their Prime Minister, the experts are more divided. Canada’s former ambassador to China, Guy Saint-Jacques, laments in an interview with Montreal Journal «the lack of esteem that Xi Jinping has for Mr. Trudeau

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