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Tibetan exile charged with spying denies charges

The Tibetan man recently charged with spying on his fellow exiles for the Chinese government denies charges. Read also: Sweden charges Tibetan resident for spying on fellow exiles for China The suspect, the 49-year old Dorjee Gyantsan, is in exile in Sweden but has allegedly met with Chinese officials on several occasions and was caught travelling…

China and Finland to increase Arctic research coorporation

China and Finland has signed an agreement to enhance and coorporate on Arctic research. The countries will establish a joint research center for Arctic space observation and data sharing services, according to Xinhua Net. The agreement was signed on April 8 by Liu Jianbo, deputy director of the academy’s Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital…

Feast on hot dogs and Carlsberg in Shanghai this Friday

Back in Denmark we often celebrate the weekends coming with a beer with the colleagues. Unfortunately this tradition isn’t necessarily fully adapted here in South East Asia (yet!). But this Friday the Carlsberg-thirsty and hot dog-hungry Danes in Shanghai have a chance to clear the worst signs of withdrawal. At the Grundfos Concept Store in…

SwedCham Beijing on new R-Visa regulations

It’s important to stay on top of the changing visa requirements in the country of residence, and recently China has issued a highly exclusive R-Visa, which is given to people deemed having ‘high-level skills needed for the Chinese society’ or foreigners with talents sought for by the regime. And it’s definately not just handed out…

Famous Danish architects to design Chinese ‘footpath’

According to The Copenhagen Post the Danish architecture company Dissing+Weitling has been commisioned to design a project in Xiamen in the south of China called ‘Xiamen Footpath’. The footpath will consist of seven bridges totalling to about 20 kilometers of free walking space for the citizens of Xiamen. The purpose of the giant path is…

Danes Worldwide critizes new restrictive tax bill meant for Danes abroad

Corrected on the 18th of April at 10:50 a.m. See below In the beginning of March the Danish government launched a new tax bill with the purpose of ‘modernizing the rules of full tax liability’ for Danes living abroad. The bill can be summarized to this: If Danes living abroad owns a house that is…

Finland outsources Visa processing in Hong Kong

History of consular affairs was made in Hong Kong on 10 April, as Finland was the first Schengen-area country to outsource the visa application reception to a VFS-operated centre. The opening ceremony was attended by media and travel business as well as representatives from other consulates-general. Growing demand was the reason behind the outsourcing decision.…