King Carl XVI Gustaf had been due to join the Royal Technology Mission. Photo: AFP
King Carl XVI Gustaf had been due to join the Royal Technology Mission. Photo: AFP

Sweden’s King Carl XVI Gustaf pulls out of a trip to mainland China and Hong Kong as Stockholm presses for release of detained bookseller Gui Minhai

  • King needs to stay at home as country is in the process of forming new government, Royal Court says
  • But Swedish broadcaster quoted unnamed sources as saying he cancelled trip due to ‘complicated ongoing negotiations’ over Gui

King Carl XVI Gustaf had been due to join the Royal Technology Mission. Photo: AFP
King Carl XVI Gustaf had been due to join the Royal Technology Mission. Photo: AFP
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