Stop trying to embarrass the Chinese government!
A visibly frustrated Dr. Keith Rowley told this to the opposition bench in the lower house this afternoon.
During the prime minister's question time, Dr. Rowley was asked about the withdrawal of an invitation by the communist party of China for a high-level meeting with 9 other world leaders.
That has since been replaced by a state visit at a date to be announced next year.
But Dr. Keith Rowley says to use the term withdrawal of an invitation is incorrect.
Dr. Rowley says following the communist party of China's national conference he received an invitation to a multi-head conference along with other world leaders.
However, he says that conference has since been cancelled.