Letzte Aktualisierung: March 15, 2021
Sweden's permanent conflict with China
Things haven't been running smoothly between Sweden and China for a long time. The saga of a small Swedish-Chinese publisher imprisoned in China poisoned relations. The Chinese ambassador in Stockholm was a constant critic of Sweden's media. And then, in October 2020, Sweden barred Chinese telecom equipment suppliers Huawei and ZTE from building 5G networks. "The Swedish Security Service believes that the Chinese state and security services can influence and pressure Huawei," the Swedish Post and Telecom Authority announced in unusually strong terms, repeating the words for ZTE. A Beijing foreign office spokesman immediately threatened to harm Swedish companies in China.