Category: General news

“Sweden-Switzerland” campaign launched in Shanghai

As people often confuse Sweden with Switzerland, the Consulate General of Sweden in Shanghai and Sweden’s official website – Sweden.cn have joined forces with the Consulate General of Switzerland in Shanghai to clear out the confusion, the Consulate General of Sweden in Shanghai said on their website. On September 3, 2013, the Swedish and the…

Norwegian reports new Dreamliner glitch

Low-cost carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle on Sunday announced a new technical problem with one of its Boeing 787 “Dreamliners”, as the plane was grounded due to a flaw in its electrical system. “We’ve had a problem since yesterday (Saturday) with a Dreamliner, linked to its electrical system,” company spokesman Lasse Sandaker-Nielsen told AFP. “The aircraft…

Denmark opens visa application office in Ho Chi Minh City

Denmark opened a new Visa Application Office in Ho Chi Minh City on September 3 in an effort to strengthen exchanges with Vietnam, according to a press release. All applications for short-term Schengen visas to Denmark, Iceland and Lithuania as well as to Greenland and the Faroe Islands should be submitted at this center. People who…

Denmark’s Noma founder gives Nordic twist to Singapore food

Claus Meyer, co-founder of Denmark’s famous Noma restaurant, became a star chef by using local and seasonal Nordic produce. His new Copenhagen restaurant Nam Nam turns that concept on its head with street food from equatorial Singapore. Nam Nam samples the cuisines of the different ethnic communities that live in Singapore – Chinese, Malay and…

Apply for the Snorri Sturluson Icelandic Fellowships now

Annually The Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies invites applications for the Snorry Sturluson Icelandic Fellowships. The Fellowships are granted to writers, translators and scholars (not to university students) in the field of humanities, from outside Iceland, to enable them to stay in Iceland for a period of at least three months, in order to…

Experimental Vietnamese-Swedish music ensemble releases CD

The Six Tones, a Vietnamese-Swedish experimental music ensemble, will launch its double album “Signal in Noise” in Hanoi on August 30. The CD is a product of The Six Tones’ collaboration with both traditional and experimental musicians based in Hanoi. Guest performers include Vietnam National Academy of Music Traditional Music Department Head Le Pho, an…

Chinese delegations visits Swedish city Västerås

On Monday 2 September the Swedish city Västerås, 100 km West of Stockholm, is visited by a delegation from the Chinese city Jinan, in the partnership region Shandong. The delegation consists of the deputy mayor, the Secretary General and representatives from the food and drug administration and sports management. The City Council leadership receives the…