Category: General news

Denmark’s Foreign Minister’s visit strengthens China partnership






Danish Foreign Minister Anders Samuelsen visited China from 11 – 13 March, during which he had several meetings with high-level officials in China, including with his Chinese counterparts on foreign affairs and commerce. The Minister met with Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi and showed great interest in the “Belt and Road Initiative”, and China’s reform…

Sweden celebrated the Semla bun in Hanoi






On 27 February the Embassy of Sweden in Hanoi hosted a gathering together with Vietnamese journalists, celebrating a very special Swedish occasion. Swedish Ambassador Mr Pereric Högberg and former Ambassador Mrs Camilla Mellander (now the Head of Trade Promotion at the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs) held presentations over a ‘fika’ (Swedish for coffee break),…

Sweden, Wocan launch regional gender equality support






The Embassy of Sweden in Bangkok together with WOCAN, Women Organizing for Change in Agriculture and Natural Resource Management, launched a regional gender equality support function for development cooperation partners for the implementation of Sweden’s development cooperation in Asia. The purpose of the gender support function is to make it possible for the Development cooperation…

Norwegian sex offender arrested in pre-Songkran security crackdown






The head of Thai immigration announced the arrest of five foreign nationals this week in what he called a nationwide pre-Songkran crackdown to help boost the security of Thais and foreign tourists. Among the five arrested was a Norwegian man wanted for sex offences believed committed in Norway. His right to stay in Thailand has been terminated…

Danish Physiotherapists Volunteer at Raindrop Foundation in Sakon Nakhon






Danish physiotherapists Mie Jensen and Nanna Riis Madsen have spent the past three months doing what many of their colleagues back home in Denmark may dream of, but few actually do. They volunteered to work and live at the Danish Raindrop Foundation Handicap Project in Sakon Nakhon in the Northeast of Thailand. Friday the 8…

Belgian spearheads Swedish Chamber of Commerce China as its new General Manager






Mr. Martin Vercouter, who is already know to many in the Chinese-Swedish business community, is as of 1 April 2017 the new General Manager for the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in China (Swedcham China), Beijing. He was recently an Anders Wall scholarship winner, based at the Swedcham Shanghai office for six month, and who has…

Danish Embassy brings African music to Malaysia






Moussa Diallo, a half Danish, half Malian musician, shard his music and experience Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. On Thursday 30 March 2017, he visited the Danish Embassy where he did a story telling. The story telling was under the theme “The Man and the Music” where he shared his life story while playing Malian music with…

President of China to visit Finland






Xi Jinping, President of the People’s Republic of China will pay a state visit to Finland, accompanied by his spouse, Mrs Peng Liyuan. On Wednesday 5 April 2017, President of Finland, Sauli Niinistö and his spouse, Jenni Haukio, will welcome the Chinese president and spouse to an official ceremony at the Presidental Palace in Helsinki.…

Norwegian PM going to China to resume work on trade agreement






The thick ice between China and Norway seems to slowly be melting. After a six-year long dispute between the two countries, Erna Solberg, Prime Minister of Norway, announce that she will be travelling to China this week and meet with President Xi Jinping to resume work on a free trade agreement between the countries. On…