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Chinese President Xi videoed confronting Canada PM Trudeau at G20 Summit

  • At the Group of Twenty (G20) Summit in Indonesia, Chinese President Xi Jinping confronted Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for behaving “inappropriately” by leaking their meeting details to the media.
  • A video of the sideline interaction was posted on Twitter by Canadian reporter Annie Bergeron-Oliver on Wednesday.
  • Canadian media reports claimed that Trudeau raised concerns over alleged Chinese interference in Canada.
  • In another incident at the G20 summit, ABC News producer Molly Nagle said she was grabbed and pushed by a man wearing a white mask with the Chinese flag when she reportedly asked U.S. President Joe Biden if he will discuss human rights ahead of his meeting with Xi.
  • On Monday, Xi and Biden discussed the “concerns about PRC practices in Xinjiang, Tibet, and Hong Kong, and human rights more broadly,” according to the White House.

At the Group of Twenty (G20) Summit in Bali, Indonesia, Chinese President Xi Jinping confronted Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau over “media leaks” and also spoke with U.S. President Joe Biden about human rights and Taiwan.

Annie Bergeron-Oliver, a Canadian reporter, posted a video of Trudeau and Xi’s sideline interaction at the summit on Twitter on Wednesday. 

Julia Roberts’ Bali-based movie ‘Ticket to Paradise’ criticized for filming location, mixed-race actor

  • Indonesia’s Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Sandiaga Uno has defended the upcoming romantic comedy “Ticket to Paradise,” starring Julia Roberts and George Clooney, after the film drew criticism for filming in Australia despite taking place in Bali, Indonesia.
  • He noted that the production team had approached his department during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic when they may have faced difficulties due to social restrictions.
  • Sandiaga also added that the film could still promote tourism to Bali, which was hit hard economically during the pandemic due to its tourism-dependent nature.
  • The film is embroiled in more controversy surrounding an actor who plays a local Balinese being of mixed-race background along with the film’s portrayal of tourism.

“Ticket to Paradise,” an upcoming romantic comedy starring Julia Roberts and George Clooney, drew criticism earlier this week after it was discovered that the film was shot in Australia despite the story taking place in Bali, Indonesia. 

Indonesia’s Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Sandiaga Uno defended the film in a press conference on Tuesday. 

Russian tourist who posed naked on 700-year-old sacred tree for photos will be deported from Bali

  • Russian influencer Alina Fazleeva is being deported from Bali after staging a naked photoshoot three years ago on a 700-year-old sacred tree. 
  • Fazleeva reportedly took the nude photos on a weeping paperbark tree inside Babakan temple grounds in the Tabanan Regency in 2019.
  • The photos, which were taken by her husband Andrey Fazleev, were uploaded to Instagram, enraging local Hindu-Buddhists and many Balinese people.
  • Fazleeva wrote on social media that she had “heard her ancestors’ voices” while hugging the tree naked and that she was a “part of an endless chain.”
  • The couple were required to participate in a cleansing ceremony at the tree and will be barred from entering Indonesia for a minimum of six months. 
  • Fazleeva apologized on her Instagram in English and Bahasa Indonesian, explaining that she had “made a big mistake” and that it is “very important to treat these places and traditions with respect.”

Indonesian officials announced on Friday that a Russian influencer and her husband will be deported from Bali after they staged a naked photoshoot on a sacred 700-year-old tree three years ago. 

Alina Fazleeva, who has over 18,000 followers on Instagram, staged a nude photoshoot in 2019 at a weeping paperbark tree inside Babakan temple grounds in the Tabanan Regency. She uploaded the photos, taken by her husband Andrey Fazleev, and in the caption described hearing “her ancestors’ voices” when she hugged the tree, saying that she had become a “part of an endless chain.”

Instagram Influencer Sparks Outrage After Posing Naked on Top of Endangered Elephant in Bali

Alesya Kafelnikova

A 22-year-old Russian social media influencer is facing heavy criticism online for posing naked on top of an endangered elephant in Bali, Indonesia for her 553,000 Instagram followers.

Alesya Kafelnikova received backlash for the short video she posted on Feb. 13, where she was filmed lying naked on top of a “critically endangered” Sumatran elephant, according to The Sun.

Digital Nomad and Girlfriend Face Deportation After Living ‘Rich’ in Bali Tweets Went Viral

Kristen Gray

Digital nomad Kristen Gray, and girlfriend Saundra Michelle Alexander, are now facing deportation after their controversial Bali, Indonesia trip post went viral on social media.

Deportation: Gray and Alexander, who lived in Indonesia for “over a year,” are now facing deportation and a six-month ban from Indonesia after authorities discovered several violations they committed during their stay in the country, according to Coconuts Bali.

Digital Nomad Blasted for ‘Foreigner Privilege’ After Writing ‘Tone-Deaf’ Guide to Living ‘Rich’ in Bali


An African American digital nomad has been accused of exploiting their “foreigner privilege” after posting a how-to guide on living a life of luxury in Bali, Indonesia.

In a now-inaccessible Twitter thread, Kristen Gray, who runs a graphic design business, shared that they struggled to find work in the U.S. and wanted to get out of survival mode — and Bali was “the perfect medicine.”