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 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
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

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 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
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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Wei Yen

Wei Yen

Wei Yen is an adjunct professor of finance at Pepperdine University. In his 16 years in Asia, he was MD for Moody’s and Lehman Brothers, and Group Treasurer for CITIC Pacific. He is the author of "From the Great Wall to Wall Street, A Cross-cultural Look at Leadership and Management in China and the US".