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Iceland PM’s Wife Makes Headlines in China

Wife of Prime Minister Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir, Jónína Leósdóttir, made headlines in China during the couple’s official five-day state visit earlier this week. Jónína, a novelist, attended a reception with students of Icelandic at Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU).

iceland-china-ftaAt the signing of the Iceland-China Free Trade Agreement in Beijing. (Xinhua/Huang Jingwen).

The gay and lesbian community criticized some media organizations for having omitted any reference to Jóhanna’s wife while the spouses of other visiting leaders are typically mentioned, the South China Morning Post reports in an article entitled ‘Gay Wife of Iceland’s Prime Minister Visits Beijing University.’


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