09 Jul '11, 11am

China expels Swedish student after protest call - Straits Times: China expels Swedish student after protest call...

STOCKHOLM - A SWEDISH student in China had his visa revoked after he called on his blog for a protest in Shanghai in support of freedom of expression, Swedish public radio reported on Saturday. 'I have long wanted to try to organise a small, small event that at the same time could attract a little attention from the paranoid authorities,' Sven Englund, 24, wrote on his Swedish blog on July 1, as the Chinese Communist Party was celebrating its 90th anniversary. On a separate blog in Chinese, he invited Chinese President Hu Jintao to a so-called 'flash mob' protest, according to the radio report. Participants were asked to write the Chinese symbol for 'freedom' somewhere on their body before going to a central spot in Shanghai and standing there for five minutes. It remains unclear if the event took place as Mr Englund was being interrogated by police at its scheduled time o...

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