(CNN)A disagreement between a group of Chinese tourists and a hostel in the Swedish capital has escalated into a diplomatic spat, with China accusing Sweden of violating the visitors’ human rights.
According to media reports
, the family arrived at a hostel in Stockholm at around 2 a.m. on September 2 with a reservation for the next night.
Informed that they could not check in yet, they said they would wait in the lobby, but the police were later summoned, resulting in their removal from the hostel. It is currently unclear why the police were called.