Chinese foreign minister rebukes Melanie Joly over election interference allegations


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Foreign Minister Melanie Joly attends the G20 foreign ministers' meeting in New Delhi, Thursday, March 2, 2023.Olivier Douliery/AFP/Getty Images China’s foreign minister took his Canadian counterpart to task during a G20 meeting this week over allegations his country interfered in Canadian politics, as lawmakers in Ottawa continue to push for a public inquiry that could be deeply embarrassing for Beijing. Speaking to Melanie Joly in New Delhi, Qin Gang urged Canada to do more to “prevent rumours and hype from disturbing bilateral ties,” according to an account published by Chinese state media Friday. He insisted accusations of Chinese meddling were...