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Nevs agrees with China’s DiDi on electrical vehicles

NEVS AB (the Swedish company who acquired the main assets of the Saab Automobile bankruptcy estates) and DiDi Chuxing, a leading Chinese mobile transportation platform, have formed a strategic partnership and finalized a number of steps towards an extensive cooperation. The formal signing took place in Trollhättan, Sweden in Late October, in presence of among…

Finnish Parliament delegation Beijing event

In early November members of Finnish Business Council Beijing (FBCB) had an opportunity for morning breakfast table meeting at the Ambassador’s Residence with the Ambassador Jarno Syrjälä, Speaker of Parliament of Finland Maria Lohela and the Parliament delegation that was visiting China. The discussion topic was the companies’ opportunities and challenges operating in China. Maria…

Premier Li met Speaker of Finland’s Parliament

China’s Premier Li Keqiang met with Speaker of Parliament Maria Lohela of Finland in Beijing (on 6 November). The Premier spoke highly of the development of China-Finland ties, saying that China is willing to promote bilateral cooperation in Finland’s competitive fields, such as innovation, green energy, environmental protection and vocational education, to create a better…

Finland parliament speaker Lohela visited Tianjin University

Tianjin Foreign Studies University has opened its Finnish language and culture institute. In early November the Speaker of the Finnish Parliament, Maria Lohela visited the Tianjin-based university. Maria Lohela also met with the president of the standing committee of the Tianjin, Xiao Huai Yuan. Tianjin Foreign Studies University is the second university of China, where…

Belt & Road initiative Nordic Beijing event held

On 30 November, held at the Westin hotel in Beijing, Finnish Business Council Beijing (FBCB) together with other Nordic chambers had an interesting event on infrastructure project financing in Belt & Road initiative. The speaker Dr. Jiang Hongbin (Director of Capital Project & Infrastructure (CP&I), PwC Beijing) introduced a closer look at the Belt &…

Finland at Hong Kong Christmas Market

Finnish Christmas Wonders are available in Hong Kong! The 2017 Christmas Market in shopping centre Stanley Plaza has an amazing Finland theme! The market takes place in two consecutive weekends in mid-December: 9-10 December and 16-17 December. Featured is a glass igloo, retailer booths, and Finnish Christmas delicacies. Finnish products from companies like Puhdistamo, Kyrö…

Nordic event: outcomes from the 19th Communist Party Congress

A Nordic chamber joint event took place in Beijing on 15 November that focused on what foreign companies need to know after 19th Communist Party Congress. More than 35 people from Nordic companies joined this meeting. The speaker Mr Andrew Polk gave an overview of the outcomes from the 19th Communist Party Congress with a…

Finnish SuperPark arrives to Asia and Hong Kong

SuperPark, the ‘friendliest all-in-one indoor activity park in the world’ from Finland, is about to bring a big burst of energy into Hong Kong’s entertainment scene. As a uniquely fun and joyful experience through movement and play SuperPark Hong Kong will officially launch in Hong Kong on 16 December 2017. Boasting a 45,000 square foot…

Nordic countries: all top-ten competitive economies

Every year, the World Competitiveness Center at the Swiss business school IMD published its ranking on the competitiveness of countries. This year, Denmark takes second place, Finland 5th, Norway 7th, and Sweden gets in at 9th. Europe dominates the top-ten 2017 list, but in top-fifteen both Hong Kong and Singapore are to be found, at…

Swedcham China Mystery Christmas Dinner

The Swedish Chamber of Commerce in China invites to their ‘Swecham Mystery Christmas Dinner’, taking place in the evening of Saturday 2 December 2017 in Beijing “Embrace the winter darkness, bring your masque and get together with SwedCham for an evening of candle-lit mingle, Swedish Christmas food, live music and many more surprises! With our…