Category: General news

We Love Finland Festival held in Shanghai






On Sunday 11 June the Consulate General of Finland in Shanghai and Team Finland welcome everyone welcomed guests to feel the Finnishness in the summer in Shanghai! ‘We Love Finland Festival’ took place in the heart of Jing’an, at Shanghai Centre, kicking off with the official opening ceremony at 1 pm. During the day, We…

Hong Kong and Sweden enters working holiday scheme






On 28 June the ‘Working Holiday Scheme’ was officially signed by the Minister for EU Affairs and Trade Ann Linde and the Secretary for Labour Welfare of the HKSAR Stephen Sui. This means from 1 January 2018 youths in Hong Kong can apply for a working holiday visa to Sweden, and vice versa. Welcoming the…

University of Helsinki to build an air quality station in Beijing






The University of Helsinki and the Beijing University of Chemical Technology, BUCT, have concluded a cooperation agreement to build a SMEAR station in Beijing, a station for monitoring ecosystem-atmosphere relations, writes University of Helsinki on 29 June 2017. The contract entails a large amount of funding from China. The agreement was concluded in conjunction with…

Norway discuss small state challenges with Singapore






Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Børge Brende, visited Singapore on 4-5 June 2017. During his visit he met with Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Norwegian Business Association Singapore, NBAS. Meeting with Vivian Balakrishnan, Singaporean Minister of Foreign Affairs, the two foregign ministers discussed the existential challenges that both countries face as small states in…

Vestas discuss wind energy development in Yangon






On Monday 3 July 2017, representatives from the Danish global wind energy company giant Vestas met with U Phyo Min Thein, Chief Minister of Yangon Region. Accompanied by Dorte Chorsten, Deputy Head of Mission at the Danish Embassy in Myanmar, Vestas and the Chief Minister discussed wind energy development in Yangon Region. Vestas entered the…

Swedish Press Ombudsman on media self-regulation in Thailand






Ola Sigvardsson, Swedish Press Ombudsman, visited Bangkok yesterday, on Tuesday 4 July 2017, to attend a seminar on international experiences in media self-regulation. The National Press Council of Thailand, NPC, organised the international seminar on their 20th anniversary, and invited Sweden to share their experiences implementing the world’s oldest Freedom of the Press Act, which…

Norway shares experience on Sovereign Wealth Fund with Myanmar






Tone Tinnes, Ambassador of Norway to Myanmar, shared the experience from Norwegian Sovereign Wealth Fund on Thursday 29 June 2017 at an event organised by Yangon School of Political Science. Yangon School of Political Science hosted “Political Science and Public Policy: the creation of a Myanmar Sovereign Wealth Fund” at Park Royal Hotel. The ceremony was opened by…

Record number of agreements signed on Finnish PM visit to China






A greater number of trade and investment agreements and letters of intent were signed during Prime Minister Juha Sipilä’s visit to China than ever before in connection with a Team Finland visit led by a Finnish minister on 25-. The number of agreements signed this week is as high as 54. “The visit is a…

Danish fish farming field trip in Malaysia






As a follow up to a meeting between Danish ambassador to Malaysia, Nicolai Ruge, and the Minister of Agriculture, Minister Counsellor Nina Talvela along with the company Aquapartners in late May travelled to the east coast of Malaysia. There they looked at potential sites for future fish farms that will include the latest Danish RAS2020…