A Chinese tourist cries out after his family were removed from a Swedish hostel. The incident has escalated into a diplomatic incident after the Chinese embassy in Stockholm issued a complaint to the local authorities. Photo: Handout
Wei Yen
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Wei Yen

Chinese tourists and Swedish hostel staff could have avoided an ugly incident by thinking globally

Wei Yen says a little tolerance would have gone a long way in the saga. The tourists who were booted out of a Swedish hostel behaved hysterically, but the staff and police could have diffused the situation by understanding the Chinese mindset and customs

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A Chinese tourist cries out after his family were removed from a Swedish hostel. The incident has escalated into a diplomatic incident after the Chinese embassy in Stockholm issued a complaint to the local authorities. Photo: Handout
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