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Finnish firm joined Chinese deep-sea research project

The Chinese scientific research company Rainbowfish Deepsea Equipment & Technology Co., Ltd. will construct a deep-sea research vessel, where Finnish foundry Tevo Lokomo Ltd. has joined the project. One of the goals of the project is to explore further down into the Marianas Trench – towards a point that has been measured to be the…

LEGO wins copyright case against Chinese BELA products

The LEGO Group announced 7. December that they have received a favorable decision from China Shantou Intermediate People’s Court in September, holding that certain BELA products overstepped the copyrights of the LEGO Group and that manufacturing and selling of those products were acts of unfair competition. It is the first time the LEGO Group has…

Finish KONE buys Hong Kong-based Shan On

The Finnish lift and escalator giant KONE has acquired Hong Kong-based Shan On Engineering Company Limited. The idea is to boost KONE’s position in Asia. Shan On specializes in lift maintenance, modernization and installation services, and its maintenance base currently comprises approximately 1,000 lifts. KONE has up until now owned just over a third of the…

Hong Kong: ninth-most expensive place to be an expat

After dropping out of the top-ten in 2016, Hong Kong is now the world’s ninth-most expensive location for expatriates. In the Asia-Pacific region it is the second-most expensive location, only topped by Tokyo, Japan, which also comes in at number eight in the world. The list was recently released by the ECA international, which includes…

Aller Aqua inaugurated Qingdao aquaculture factory

On the 31 October Aller Aqua Group inaugurated its sixth factory – Aller Aqua Qingdao factory. Anders C. Bylling is the Managing Director of Aller Aqua Qingdao and son of Hans Erik Bylling. Anders explains that the process of building a factory in China has been long. “We have had some delays along the way,…

China-EU School of Law and Finland to deepen student exchange

The Speaker of the Finnish Parliament, Maria Lohela, and the China University of Political Science and Law’s (CUPL) President Huang Jin hope to deepen Finnish-Chinese student exchange between high-level universities in Finland and CUPL. They discussed ways to increase university cooperation as well as the possibilities of traineeships at the Parliament in Helsinki at Lohela’s…

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…