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Danish Consulate Shanghai’s food event highlights the 65 Years diplomatic relations anniversary

The celebrations continue between China and the respective Nordic countries that established diplomatic relations there 65 years ago. In May 2015 the Royal Danish Consulate General in Shanghai organized a unique Danish – Chinese gastronomic event with two renowned chefs, Mr. Yu Xiao Er from China and Mr. John Kofod Pedersen from Denmark to celebrate…

China’s Premier and Prime Minister of Denmark exchange congratulatory messages on 65 years of diplomatic relations

On May 11, 2015, China’s Premier Li Keqiang exchanged congratulatory messages with Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt of Denmark, celebrating the 65th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Denmark. Li Keqiang said in his congratulatory message that since the establishment of bilateral diplomatic relations 65 years ago, the China-Denmark relations have enjoyed a sound…

Singaporean Youth Goodwill Ambassador meets Danish Prince Joachim

Singaporean student Priscilla Seah was given an opportunity of a lifetime to meet a prince. As a member of the Danish Youth Goodwill Ambassador Corps – shared with Prince Joachim her study abroad experiences, study and work-life balance, public diplomacy and international affairs. In the open dialogue, Ms Seah – who is a member of…

Swedish Embassy Beijing and CSR Asia China study looks at the development for CSR

The Swedish Embassy, Beijing, in collaboration with CSR Asia in China has released a comprehensive CSR study, showing an increased awareness for CSR, and that weak enforcement of legislation is the biggest obstacle to its widening. Driven by the efforts of different stakeholders to promote more responsible business practices, the efforts of corporate social responsibility…

Sensavis’ 3D educational software revolution reaches Singapore

A relatively young, innovating Swedish software developer of market-leading high quality and fully interactive 3D visualizations is now eyeing Asia as a big potential market. Signing up its first client here for ‘The 3D Classroom’ Sensavis is making initial inroads into Singapore with its 3D software for education purposes, which is really seen by experts…

Asia launch: XC90 ‘Excellence’ – Volvo’s most luxurious car model ever

While Southeast Asia is eagerly awaiting the XC90’s arrival, Volvo Cars has unveiled “the most luxurious vehicle ever built by the Swedish company in its 88 year history” at the Shanghai International Automobile Show – the XC90 Excellence. Volvo’s designers and engineers have crafted this top-of-the-line XC90 version to offer customers a distinct and individual…

TTS Group ASA’s new Chinese joint venture wins ship equipment order

TTS Group ASA’s new 50/50 Chinese joint venture company has immediately resulted in business; in an agreement with Shanghai Shipyard Co. Ltd to deliver various TTS deck equipment for six ships. Total order value is NOK 270 million. In the contract TTS-SCM Marine and Offshore Machinery will deliver mainly heavy lift cranes to the on-going…

Swedish female DJ school ‘Femme Beat’ visits Hanoi

The world of disc jockeys has up until now been very male-dominated, though female DJs have become more common in recent years as the electronic dance music scene has invaded the charts the world over. Previously, females were only the rare exceptions to be seen ‘behind the decks’, and “relegated” to being dancers and in…

Masba attends Malaysia Philharmonic Orchestra concert

[wzslider] On 14 March 2015, 21 members and guests of the Malaysian-Swedish Business Association attended a concert evening together, enjoying the Malaysia Philharmonic Orchestra concert Vienna in Hollywood. The evening started with cocktails and finger food at KL’s hotspot Marini’s on 57th.  At Marini’s on 57th, members experienced the open roof top concept with nice…

Ambassador Klas Molin inaugurates the Swedish Film Festival 2015 in Bangkok

[wzslider] Sweden’s hip factor somehow displayed itself in Bangkok on Wednesday 22 April, when the country’s Ambassador to Thailand H.E. Mr Klas Molin inaugurated what has become an annual signature event – the Swedish Film Festival 2015. For in its fourth consecutive year, and growing in popularity, the V.I.P and invite-only pre-festival screening of the…