Oh, it's actually a real thing.Chinese-Swedish hostility.
It's so bizarre we now know a requisite for Swedish journalists to get a work-permit in China is to in the obligatory interview at the Chinese embassy distance themselves from Jojje Olsson – a reporter on the staff of of small Swedish magazine.
Yet the Mighty People's Republic of China has decicded He Matters... Which is completely incongruous, totally ludicrous – and precisely because of that actually intimidating. The CCP has no sense of perspective, proportion or reason. It has completely arbitrarily decided to single out a no-consequence individual in a foreign country and MAKE his matter like all hell.
We live in Interesting Times.