Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government has expressed its dissatisfaction with China after the country's foreign minister berated a Canadian journalist this week for asking a question about China's human rights record.

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said it was "irresponsible" of the Canadian journalist to ask about human rights and appeared visibly angry as he delivered the scolding in the lobby of Global Affairs headquarters at a joint news conference with Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion on Wednesday. He said the human rights question was full of prejudice about China.

Trudeau said Friday both Dion and officials from Global Affairs "have expressed our dissatisfaction to both the Chinese foreign minister and the ambassador of China to Canada — our dissatisfaction with the way our journalists were treated."