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Joakim Ladeborn new Deputy Consul General Hong Kong

Joakim Ladeborn new Deputy Consul General Hong Kong

The Consulate General of Sweden in Hong Kong and Macau bid farewell to the Deputy Consul General, Ms Wictoria Amandustin Weinstock and welcomed her successor the Deputy Consul General, Mr Joakim Ladeborn. The …

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From left: Ms. Helena Storm, Consul General of Sweden in Hong Kong and Macau; Deputy Consul General of Sweden in Hong Kong and Macau, Mr Joakim Ladeborn 

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Swedish, Finnish book designers at Shanghai Book Fair

Swedish, Finnish book designers at Shanghai Book Fair

Book worms packed the Shanghai Exhibition Center on August 16, after the opening of the annual Shanghai Book Fair. Do not judge a book by its cover – is an idiom you hear often. However, at the Shanghai Book Fair that started this week, Swedish designer Elina Warsta considers a book’s design the link between a writer and a reader. …

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China-Finland related contributions recognized at a ceremony in Helsinki

China-Finland related contributions recognized at a ceremony in Helsinki

Photo: Finland-China Art and Culture Association Five Finnish citizens and one local Beijing opera group were recognized for their notable contributions to China-Finland relations at a ceremony held in Helsinki on Saturday August 12. 2017. As part of celebrations to mark the 100th anniversary of Finland's independence, the awards acclaimed those who have studied in China and made great efforts to …

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China loves Norwegian cod and mackerel

China loves Norwegian cod and mackerel

  (Photo: John Tlumacki/'The Boston Globe' via Getty Images) So far this year, Norwegian seafood exports have grown by 5 percent in volume, to 1.4 million tons and 8 percent in value, to NOK 53.1 billion (CNY 44,6 billion) compared to the same period last year, according to the  Norwegian Seafood Council (NSC). The Norwegian fishermen can thank the Chinese fish-eaters …

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Contaminated eggs scandal spreads from Europe to Hong Kong

Contaminated eggs scandal spreads from Europe to Hong Kong

Millions of eggs have been pulled from supermarket shelves across Europe and dozens of poultry farms closed since the discovery of fipronil in eggs, which can harm human health, was made public on August 1. On Friday, The European Commission called for a special meeting as new discoveries on contaminating eggs were made. Denmark announced it had found two tons …

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Ambassador Gunn Jorid Roset accredited to Malaysia

Ambassador Gunn Jorid Roset accredited to Malaysia

On 16 August Gunn Jorid Roset was accredited as Ambassador of Norway to Malaysia. Her Excellency presented her credentials to Malaysia’s king, the Yang Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V, in a grand ceremony at the National Palace of Istana Negara, along with 12 other foreign envoys. Ambassador Roset also exhibited Norway’s rich cultural heritage in her traditional national costume, which …

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Telenor's head of innovation moved to Singapore

Telenor's head of innovation moved to Singapore

Vegard Aas, the innovation chief of Norwegian Telenor Singapore is a great hub for innovation in Asia, according to Vegard Aas, innovation chief of Norwegian Telenor. That is why he a year ago moved the head of innovation from Norway to the sky rocking urban state of Asia and he is certain that was the right move. But why Singapore? …

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Laarni Peredes: first Filipino woman to complete Isklar Norseman Xtreme Triatlon in Norway

Laarni Peredes: first Filipino woman to complete Isklar Norseman Xtreme Triatlon in Norway

Laarni Paredes (center) and husband Omar Paredes (right) are saluted by Herbalife Philippines General Manager, Rosalio Valenzuela in front of the media. Laarni Peredes has accomplished a challenge no other Filipino, except her husband, has done before—finish the demanding Isklar Norseman Xtreme Triathlon in Norway. The 38-year-old Paredes crossed the finish line of the Norwegian triathlon race on August 6 …

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Singapore and Norway envoys discuss Myanmar’s path to democracy

Singapore and Norway envoys discuss Myanmar’s path to democracy

Singapore envoy to Myanmar, Robert Chua. Photo: Min Min/Mizzima On Sunday, Singapore and Norwegian envoys to Myanmar took part in a panel to discuss the international view of Myanmar’s path to democracy. Singapore envoy and Ambassador Robert Chua called upon all elements of Myanmar society to work for a consensus on the road ahead for the country. "It is always …

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