mandag 24. desember 2018

China renews warning against travelling to Sweden amid ongoing diplomatic row

China has issued a new travel alert warning its citizens about the risks of visiting Sweden, the second such statement in three months, as it continues its diplomatic dispute with Stockholm. The two sides have been at loggerheads over human rights, but the initial flashpoint was an incident in early September when a group of Chinese tourists claimed they had been mistreated by the Swedish police – an incident that generated fierce nationalist backlash.

The latest travel advisory published on Saturday by the Chinese embassy in Stockholm and Foreign Ministry said there had been over 40 incidents – including thefts and robbery – involving Chinese tourists over the past three months. It also said that it had not been given any information by the Swedish police about how the investigations were progressing.