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China-Finland related contributions recognized at a ceremony in Helsinki






Five Finnish citizens and one local Beijing opera group were recognized for their notable contributions to China-Finland relations at a ceremony held in Helsinki on Saturday August 12. 2017. As part of celebrations to mark the 100th anniversary of Finland’s independence, the awards acclaimed those who have studied in China and made great efforts to promote…

Contaminated eggs scandal spreads from Europe to Hong Kong






Millions of eggs have been pulled from supermarket shelves across Europe and dozens of poultry farms closed since the discovery of fipronil in eggs, which can harm human health, was made public on August 1. On Friday, The European Commission called for a special meeting as new discoveries on contaminating eggs were made. Denmark announced…

Modern slavery risks to increase in the Nordic countries but it looks better for Thailand






Modern slavery increases more rapidly in Europe – including in Denmark, Sweden and Finland – than in any other part of the world. This is happening do to the intensifying number of migrants coming to Europe these years, new research shows. The report also points to many Asian countries, where people being forced to work…

Johan Uddman – a Swedish Fintech start-up investor in China






Johan Uddman is the Swede in Shanghai who is strongly involved in building the local ecosystem for financial technology, or fintech start-ups. He is responsible for JadeValue (a CashBUS subsidiary) – a fintech investor and incubator space located in the heart of the financial centre of Shanghai. And now JadeValue InsurTech incubator has also opened.…

The partial Norwegian owned company Malaysian Newsprint Industries (MNI) goes bankrupt






One of the leading manufacturers and suppliers of paper across South East Asia with customers from Malaysia, Singapore, and Hong Kong goes bankrupt. The Norwegian company Norske Skog is a partial owner of the company together with Hong Leong Group, The New Straits Times Press, and Rimbunan Hijau Group. The board of directors has concluded…

The Finnish Slush event will come back to Shanghai and Singapore






The leading international startup and technology event Slush will again reach Shanghai and Singapore this year. The event aims to facilitate startups and technology talents to meet with big investors, executives and media. Born in Finland in 2008, Slush has grown from a local 300-person event to a series of leading startup events around the…

Chinese naval fleet arrives in Helsinki after joint exercise with Russia






A Chinese naval fleet arrived in Helsinki early Tuesday after finishing its mission in the joint maneuver with the Russian military in the Baltic Sea last week. The formation, comprising missile destroyer Hefei, missile frigate Yuncheng and supply vessel Luomahu, was the first Chinese fleet that ever sailed to the region for a military exercise.…