Swedish Minister for Culture and Democracy Amanda Lind presents the Tucholsky Prize to detained bookseller Gui Minhai in Stockholm on November 15. Photo: Reuters

China cancels trade visit to Sweden over detained bookseller Gui Minhai’s free speech prize

  • Chinese ambassador threatened ‘bad consequences’ for Sweden after its culture minister presented award to Gui, represented by an empty chair
  • He also told a Swedish newspaper last week that Beijing would ‘restrict cultural exchanges and cooperation on the economy and trade’
Topic |   Hong Kong bookseller disappearances

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Swedish Minister for Culture and Democracy Amanda Lind presents the Tucholsky Prize to detained bookseller Gui Minhai in Stockholm on November 15. Photo: Reuters
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Keegan Elmer

Keegan Elmer

Keegan is a reporter at the Post covering China in world affairs, including US-China relations and China's relationship with its neighbours. He has degrees from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and the University of Helsinki.

Wendy Wu

Wendy Wu

Wendy Wu is a Beijing-based reporter focusing on international finance and diplomacy. Her journalism career spans a decade and she has been reporting for the Post since 2015. Wendy has a master's degree in finance from Germany's University of Freiburg.