Latest Scandinavian China & Hong Kong News

Nokia 7 launched in Shanghai

On 19 October HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, announced Nokia 7, a compact, design-led smartphone wrapped in 7000 series aluminium chassis with diamond cut bevelled edges. The pocketable beauty has a sleek glass finish including a 3D glass curvature back – the perfect storytelling accessory for style-forward users. Beautiful, pocketable and compact, the…

Södra increases exports to China

Södra, Sweden’s largest forest-owner association, reports that demand for products from the Swedish forest is on the increase in China. In 2017, Södra increased sales of paper pulp by more than 50 percent. At the same time, Södra’s sales of sawn timber in the country have increased steadily since 2010. Södra’s core markets for both…

Volvo Cars, Geely launch new car brand: Polestar

Volvo Cars, the premium car maker of Sweden, and its Chinese owner Geely Holding has announce they will jointly invest RMB 5 billion (EUR 640 million) in a new standalone electric performance brand called Polestar. This initial investment will support the initial phase of Polestar’s product, brand and industrial development to become a fully consolidated…

Finnish attendance at Eco Expo Asia, Hong Kong

On 26 – 29 October the 12th annual Eco Expo Asia fair took place in Hong Kong at the AsiaWorld-Expo, featuring a number of Finnish leading experts and business solutions. Finland made up almost a half of the companies at the fair’s European Pavilion. The Eco Expo gathers industry experts from Hong Kong, mainland China…

New ground-breaking concept from Vaisala: air quality measuring in China

On 19 October Vaisala announced a new project for a collaborative research and demonstration environment concerning air quality in China. The company is building a dense air quality observation network in the megacity of Nanjing and the Yangtze River Delta in 2017-2019. The air quality services and applications developed in the project will be crucial…

Norwegian ‘Start-up in Hong Kong’ seminar

On 9 November the Norwegian Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong is hosting a ‘low-key’ seminar with Mr Jørgen Sevild who will share an insight in how to set up a business in Hong Kong. The guest speaker graduated with a degree in industrial- and system engineering and management from Hong Kong Polytechnic university in 2015…

China Cleantech Roadshow 2017

Team Finland is arranging a road show for Finnish Cleantech and Clean Energy Companies who are seriously aiming to the Chinese market. The road show, during 12 – 16 November is arranged together with Jiangsu and Zhejiang Provinces’ Science & Technology Departments as part of a joint effort to facilitate research & development and innovation…

H&M and Hong Kong textile institute in textile recycling breakthrough

Within a four-year innovative partnership the non-profit H&M Foundation and The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA) has announced ground-breaking solutions to recycle blend textiles into new fabrics and yarns – without any quality loss – through a hydrothermal (chemical) process. The technology will be scaled up and made available to the…

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…