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Swiss roll up the welcome mat

BRUSSELS — The European Union is confronted with unrest in Ukraine, tension with Russia and instability along its southern flank. Surely at least one of the neighbors could be trusted not to go rogue. But since Sunday, even staid, sensible Switzerland has become a thorn in the EU's side.

Sweden and Switzerland launch joint campaign to help Chinese tourists tell them apart

Sweden and Switzerland have launched a joint campaign to help Chinese tourists tell the two countries apart.
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Sweden's flag flies high. Or is it Switzerland's? The two countries have launched a new joint campaign to help Chinese tourists tell the difference between the European nations. (Ragnar Singsaas/Getty Images)
While the mix-up isn't solely a problem for the Chinese, it has become a particular issue for those from the Asian nation because both countries' names are written similarly in Mandarin — Ruidian (Sweden) and Ruishi (Switzerland) — and begin with the same symbol.
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