Category: International relations

Swedish Ambassador presents his credentials in Manila

Filippino President Benigno S. Aquino III welcomed 14 Non-resident Ambassadors who will begin their tour as representatives of their respective countries in ceremonies held in Manila on January 10 2013. In a ceremony at the presidential palace, Swedish Ambassador Klas Molin officially handed over his letters of credentials to the President. The letters, signed by…

Kopenhagen Fur selected Miss Happiness 2013

Su Siqi was named the winner of Miss Happiness Competition 2013, a pageant searching for the new image ambassador, spokesperson for Kopenhagen Fur in Beijing. Over 500 VIP guests attended the event in which 20 finalists from seven regions took to the stage wearing a wide variety of fur styles and were challenged with three…

Danish MP’s on-site inspection of business venture in China

The chairwoman of the Danish Parliament’s Business, Growth and Export committee, Ms. Karin Gaardsted, was on a visit to Beijing from January 16-18. During her visit to Beijing, chairwoman Gaardsted met with a number of Danish companies and Danish business people in order to get an impression of the possibilities and challenges Danish companies are…

Danish scientist awarded China’s top scientist prize

On January 18, Professor Flemming Besenbacher from the Nanocentre of Aarhus University Denmark was given the 2012 International Science and Technology Cooperation Award of the People’s Republic of China. The award was given at a ceremony in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, where Chinese president Hu Jintao, premier Wen Jiabao, vice president…

Palu City and Swedish company signed a biogas plant contract

On Jan 9, an Indonesian city of Palu has signed a contract with Biogas Systems AB on the renewable energy project. Palu City, represented by the Vice Mayor of Palu, Mr. Andy M. Tombolotutu, and Biogas Systems AB of Sweden, represented by the CEO Mr. Tony Zetterfeldt, signed a contract on biogas plant on January…

Survey indicates Nordic countries more open to immigration

The broadly-based European Social Survey indicates that the Finns, and people in the other Nordic countries, have a more positive attitude in general toward immigration and immigrants than in most parts of Europe. However, the same study shows that a significant portion of immigrants experience discrimination. One theme in the most recent public debate on…

Denmark helped organize world’s longest catwalk

On Dec. 9, 2012, Models from nearly 40 Danish fashion houses joined the World-record breaking 3.2 kilometers runway show in Hong Kong. A catwalk show “The World’s Greatest Catwalk” was the result of collaboration between Danish Fashion Institute and Hong Kong Fashion Designers Association. It was held in Victoria Harbour waterfront of Tsim Sha Tsui…

China and Vietnam, Finland’s Tsunami rescuers

After a speculation over this year’s recession period being extended to the forth quarter, some of businesses in Finland have already set their eyes on the international markets for help. Manufacturers, including engineering company Metso Oyj (MEO1V) and papermaker UPM-Kymmene Oyj (UPM1V), are moving production closer to their customers in emerging markets in response to…