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Sweden summons Chinese envoy over ‘lightweight boxer’ remark

Sweden summons Chinese envoy over ‘lightweight boxer’ remark
Saturday 18
22:4 2020

Linde said she has summoned him to discuss the issue on Tuesday. “Freedom of speech prevails” in Sweden, and “what China’s ambassador now does is very serious,” she said. In his remarks to SVT, Gui said he believes Swedish journalists have interfered in China’s internal affairs with their reporting. He didn’t give specific examples, but characterized the relationship between his country and Swedish media are reminiscent of two boxers. He didn’t specify the allegations. AD AD “It’s like a 48-kilogram lightweight boxer who provokes a feud with an 86-kilogram heavyweight boxer, who out of kindness and goodwill urges the (smaller) ...

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Summary: Sweden’s government has summoned the Chinese ambassador in Stockholm to discuss his comparing Swedish media coverage of China to a lightweight boxer who “provokes a feud” with a heavyweight

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