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Sweden sends new ambassador to China in wake of diplomatic scandal

The Swedish embassy in Bejing. Photo: AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein

Published: 18.Apr.2019 11:48 hrs

Sweden has appointed a new ambassador to China, after her predecessor was accused of breaching national security by organizing a 'secret' meeting over imprisoned bookseller Gui Minhai.

Helena Sångeland was on Thursday named as Sweden's new ambassdor to China.

Sångeland is currently the ambassador to Iran and has previously headed the Swedish foreign ministry's Asia and Oceania unit, and been ambassador to Kuala Lumpur.

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