That incident triggered a debate on Chinese social media, with some folks criticizing Swedish police for his or her therapy of the household whereas others felt that the household’s habits was embarrassing.
Although the incident occurred on Sept. 2, it didn’t go viral till Sept. 14, two days after the Dalai Lama visited Sweden.
After the incident went viral, the Chinese Embassy in Sweden issued a safety alert for Chinese vacationers in Sweden, citing the incident and urging them to take additional precautions as multiple Chinese vacationers have additionally turn into victims of theft and theft.
The Chinese government denied that the government’s response to the incident was associated to the Dalai Lama’s go to.
A Swedish government supply told Reuters that Sweden “believed that China was exaggerating the incident” as a result of Sweden had spoken out over the case of Gui Minhai, a Swedish bookseller who has been detained by Chinese authorities since 2015.
“Sweden and the EU have repeatedly called for his release and Chinese authorities don’t like that,” the official stated.