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

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