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Swedish king cancels China visit, palace cites domestic reasons

Swedish citizen Hong Kong bookseller Gui Minhai detained for over 3 years

Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf has a key role to play in the formation of a new government   © Reuters

HONG KONG (Kyodo) -- Sweden's king has canceled a trip to China as his presence at home is required to help form a new government, the country's Royal Court said Tuesday, in the wake of media reports linking the move to China's continued detention of Hong Kong bookseller Gui Minhai, a Swedish citizen.

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