Swedish sailing ship to arrive in China on July 17

The replica of the legendary 18th Century Swedish merchant ship “Gotheborg” is due to arrive in South China’s Guangdong Province on July 17 to coincide with the arrival of Sweden’s King Carl XVI Gustaf in China.

The Gotheborg symbolized 260 years of friendly relations between Sweden and China, and would promote exchanges between the two countries, said Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu Tuesday.