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AstraZeneca joins with Chinese investment fund to develop new medicines

AstraZeneca has announced a strategic joint venture with the Chinese Future Industry Investment Fund (FIIF) to form an equally-owned, stand-alone company in China to discover, develop and commercialise potential new medicines to help meet unmet needs globally, and to bring innovative new medicines to patients in China faster. FIIF is managed by the SDIC Fund…

Nordics-China creates Artificial Intelligence Fund

Chinese business accelerator COMB+ and the Beijing Institute of Collaborative Innovation (BICI) have announced (in connection to Slush 2017 in Finland) the creation of a new Artificial Intelligence Fund with a target size of €65 million. The fund will focus on international technology start-ups entering the Chinese market. The fund is part of the Comb+…

New Chinese Stora Enso polyethylene coating plant inaugurated

Around 170 guests attended the official inauguration of Stora Enso‘s new polyethylene (PE) coating plant at the consumer board mill in Beihai, China on 19 December. Stora Enso has invested EUR 31 million in the PE coating plant, following its establishment in the Guangxi region in China as a response to increasing demand on the…

Nokia, Huawei entered patent license agreement

Nokia (Finland) announced on 21 December that it had signed a multi-year patent license agreement with Huawei. “Huawei is one of China’s largest companies and is among the world’s leading smartphone manufacturers and we are delighted to welcome them to our family of patent licensees,” said Maria Varsellona, chief legal officer at Nokia. Details of…

Finland 100 Gala in Hong Kong

The 2017 edition of the annual Gala Dinner organised by the Finnish Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong was a truly special one. On 9 December over 200 guests attended the Finland 100 Gala to celebrate Finland’s 100th Anniversary of Independence. To celebrate this memorable occasion, FinnCham Hong Kong had the honour to have Chief…

Suomi Finland 100 Independence Day Beijing celebration

Finland celebrated its 100 years of independence on 6 December all over the world and in Beijing the celebration took place at InterContinental Sanlitun hotel with hundreds of guests, both Finns and friends of Finland. The Independence Day reception hosted by Ambassador Jarno Syrjälä was the main event of Finland’s 100th anniversary year in Beijing…

Swedish design and education: Prince Carl Philip in Hong Kong

On the 5-7 December, HRH Prince Carl Philip of Sweden visited Hong Kong together with two business delegations. The purpose of the visit was to promote Swedish business and raise Swedish interests in design and education. Sweden has a well-developed cooperation with Hong Kong when it comes to design and creativity, and the aim of…

Double celebration of Finnish Independence Day in Shanghai

In Shanghai, to honour Finland’s 100th anniversary, the Independence Day was celebrated at two different occasions. Both of the events were held at the historic Fairmont Peace Hotel, with one on Saturday, December 2, and the second one the actual Independence Day, December 6. Saturday’s event was organized by Finnish Business Council Shanghai (FBCS) together…

Finnish Christmas Wonders market Hong Kong

Before the Christmas Stanley Plaza hosted the ‘Finnish Christmas Wonders’ during two weekends. At the launch the Finnish Consul-General and his wife enjoyed the market on a VIP tour. Over 80 booths brough lots of delights, handcrafts and many other festive goodies. Finnish delights included Finnish meatballs, reindeer sausage, herring and salmon, plus an array…

Nordics in Shanghai: More Surprises per Square Meter

Come experience the Nordics! During the weekend 15-17 December citizens and visitors to Shanghai could experience a spread from the Nordic countries.   Consulate General of Finland together with the Danish, Norwegian and Swedish Consulates and in partnership with their four countries’ tourism organizations, hosted the open tourism and culture event ‘Nordics: More Surprises per…