China screws down on trade with Sweden after criticism

Sweden criticises China for the arrest of Swedish-chinese author. Now reduces China's trade with Sweden. China will scale down, e.g. for relations with Swede

China screws down on trade with Sweden after criticism

Sweden criticises China for the arrest of Swedish-chinese author. Now reduces China's trade with Sweden.

China will scale down, e.g. for relations with Sweden in a number of areas, including culture and trade.

It says Gui Congyou, China's ambassador in Sweden, to Gothenburg-Post.

- We impose not only restrictions in the field of culture. We also restrict the exchange and cooperation in economy and trade, he says.

the Ambassador will not come in on what handelstruslen more practical means or when it will happen.

The chinese actions are reactions to Sweden's criticism of China has arrested the Swedish-chinese author and the publisher Gui Minhai.

He created in 2012 a publishing house in Hong kong. It publishes books, as China's communist party has banned.

He is now imprisoned in China for having revealed state secrets.

He has a daughter in Sweden, and she struggles to get him released.

China says that Sweden is interfering in internal chinese affairs.

Furthermore, accusing China of Sweden to support a criminal.

/ritzau/TT

Updated Date: 06 December 2019, 00:00

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