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CCHR allowed continue promoting human rights in Cambodia

Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) is a non-aligned, independent, non-governmental organization (NGO) promoting and protecting human rights in the Kingdom of Cambodia. CCHR currently has support from Sweden’s Diakonia (for the Human Rights Network Project), while the European Union is among many other international donors. Sida was also a direct donor previously. On 26 November…

Suomi Finland 100 Independence Day Beijing celebration

Finland celebrated its 100 years of independence on 6 December all over the world and in Beijing the celebration took place at InterContinental Sanlitun hotel with hundreds of guests, both Finns and friends of Finland. The Independence Day reception hosted by Ambassador Jarno Syrjälä was the main event of Finland’s 100th anniversary year in Beijing…

Swedish design and education: Prince Carl Philip in Hong Kong

On the 5-7 December, HRH Prince Carl Philip of Sweden visited Hong Kong together with two business delegations. The purpose of the visit was to promote Swedish business and raise Swedish interests in design and education. Sweden has a well-developed cooperation with Hong Kong when it comes to design and creativity, and the aim of…

Double celebration of Finnish Independence Day in Shanghai

In Shanghai, to honour Finland’s 100th anniversary, the Independence Day was celebrated at two different occasions. Both of the events were held at the historic Fairmont Peace Hotel, with one on Saturday, December 2, and the second one the actual Independence Day, December 6. Saturday’s event was organized by Finnish Business Council Shanghai (FBCS) together…

Finland’s centenary celebrations Singapore: Independence Day reception

On 6 December 2017 almost 700 guests honoured the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Finland’s independence in Singapore. The official Independence Day reception was organised at the Flower Field hall at the Gardens by the Bay. The hall was decorated in blue and white according to the colours of Finnish flag and many…

Forestry in focus for Finland 100 years in Vietnam

In Vietnam forest-related activities were in focus for Finland, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the independence of the Republic of Finland and the Vietnam – Finland Friendship.   Throughout the year ‘Finland 100 years’ highlighted Finland’s belief in equality, democracy and taking good care of each other – under the theme “Together”. In…

Finland 100 Years Independence Reception in Bangkok

The centennial anniversary of Finland 100 Years culminated in December with the celebration of Finland’s Independence Day. In Bangkok, the Embassy of Finland hosted a grand evening reception at The Athenee Hotel – A Luxury Collection Hotel on 6 December 2017. Celebrated in Finnish style, meant a mingling event, with free flow of drinks and…

Bangkok 2018: Nordic chambers kick off closer cooperation

In Thailand already on 11 January a very important event in the new year, namely the ‘Nordic New Year’s Kick-Off 2018’, where all four Nordic Ambassadors will also be in attendance. As the respective Nordic embassies in Bangkok joined forces with the inaugural Nordic Film Festival in 2017 the Nordic chambers are now following suit,…

Finnish Christmas Wonders market Hong Kong

Before the Christmas Stanley Plaza hosted the ‘Finnish Christmas Wonders’ during two weekends. At the launch the Finnish Consul-General and his wife enjoyed the market on a VIP tour. Over 80 booths brough lots of delights, handcrafts and many other festive goodies. Finnish delights included Finnish meatballs, reindeer sausage, herring and salmon, plus an array…