Category: General news

55 organisations request to reconvene the Paris Conference on Cambodia

A large number of international and regional organisations, no less than 55, have written a Joint Open Letter requesting to reconvene the members of the Paris Conference on Cambodia. The letter (dated 23 October 20170 was addressed to the Secretary General of the UN, the President of the Republic of Indonesia and the President of…

Norwegians’ Singapore Beach Party 2017

150 people attended the BBQ and Beach Party at Sentosa 22 September, hosted by Norwegian Business Association (Singapore) and the Norwegian Embassy in Singapore. The Party took place at Coastes (Sand Bar) with tickets including food and and free-flow drinks until 10.30 pm. Photos by Alex Janu Source: Norwegian Business Association (Singapore)

Danes in China invite to post-Communist Party Congress briefing

The Danish Chamber of Commerc in China, DCCC, is inviting you for an update on the outcome of the 19th Communist Party Congress in Beijing. Co-founder of Trivium/China and former Resident China Economist for the Conference Board’s China Center, Andrew Polk, will at a dedicated breakfast meeting on 15 November deliver a presentation and answer…

Pandora produced 12,999 Daradat flowers for Thai Royal Cremation

To honour the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, craftspeople of the Danish jewellery company Pandora, which has over 12,400 Thai jewellery artisans, have manufactured 12,999 Daradat flowers. The pieces were presented in the Royal Cremation Ceremony of His Late Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej on 26 October 2017. The world-renowned jewellery company has existed in Thailand since…

Finland at Educa 2017 Thailand

Finland once again attended Educa 2017 in Bangkok Thailand, with EduCluster Finland exhibiting and Finland hosting a Special Seminar on the topic: ‘Change is possible’ – Through Finnish Innovations in Pedagogy. Topics within the seminar, held on 17 October, were: ‘Finnish Teacher Education and Training in the ThaiContext’ with Lead Expert Tiina Malste from Educluster…

Swedish Ceremony to Honour His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej on Royal Cremation Day

Sweden will hold a special ceremony to honour His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej on 26 October 2017, which is the Royal Cremation Day. H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej had received the Knight of the Swedish Royal Order of the Seraphim. The organizing of this special ceremony is Sweden’s traditional practice after a Knight of the Order…

Denmark donates 32 million DKK to Rohingvas fleeding Myanmar

Denmark will provide an additional 32 million DKK (approx 6.9 billion MMK) to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to support Rohingyas who fled Myanmar to Bangladesh. Danish Minister for Development Cooperation Ulla Tornaes made the announcement at a donor conference hosted by European Union in Geneva yesterday. Danish Ambassador in Dhaka Mikael Hemniti…

Finnish universities wants more Chinese students

China and India are targeted by drive to recruit more than 100,000 extra students from outside EU to Finland. Five Finnish universities are working with the start-up company Edunation to bring a further 150,000 international students to the country by 2020. This has been initiated after Finland’s immigration service revealed that the number of students…

Norwegian help appreciated in peace process in the Philippines

Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon met with Idun Tvedt and Elisabeth Slattum of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on 19 October 2017 to discuss the peace and reconciliation efforts between the Philippines and the National Democratic Front of the (NDFP) that the Norwegian government has been helping with. The senator said Tvedt, the new special…

E-Commerce seminar held in Hong Kong

On the 19 October, the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong together with the Dutch Chamber of Commerce hosted an E-Commerce seminar about doing E-Commerce in China. With speakers such as Swedcham HK member John Skalin (Sino E-tail), Arno Nieuuwland (e-Commerce Hong Kong), Boudewijn Feith (Esprit) and Nathan Jansen (1421 Consulting) the very broad…