Latest Scandinavian China & Hong Kong News

Finnish agriculture minister Jari Leppä visited China

Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Jari Leppä visited Shanghai and Beijing on 15-18 May, promoting Finnish food and wood exports and Finnish-Chinese water cooperation. In Shanghai Minister Leppä visited the SIAL Food Innovation Exhibition and Finland’s country stand presented by Food from Finland, showcasing Finnish companies that produce high value-added foods. Present at the exhibition…

QuizRR: digital tools to safeguard rights & responsibilities and worker engagement

QuizRR is a Swedish-founded start-up (in Hong Kong and Stockholm) that has come up with a successful method to assist brands and suppliers concerning, in particular, rights and responsibilities and worker engagement within the textile and food industries. Global brands and companies engaging in emerging markets often struggle to comply with international conventions and national…

Norwegian salmon firm to build plant in China

The Norwegian salmon producer Marine Harvest has announced plans to open a new plant in China this year. The company already has six plants spread across Asia, but as the relationship between Norway and China bettered, the market has once again opened for Norwegian export of salmons. According to the media Just-Food, the plant will…

Chinese Chamber of Commerce launches in Copenhagen

On the 8th of May, a Chinese Chamber of Commerce (CCCD) finally opened in Denmark, with 16 founding members to cut the ribbon and promote trade between the two countries. And the Chinese enterprises behind the chamber, 16 companies, has made investments in Denmark totalling to about 2 billion kroner and created over a 1.000…

Swedish employer branding in China

The annual Swedish Career Fair was held in China in April, arranged by the Young Professionals of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce China. The fair took place in Shanghai on 7 April and in Beijing on 14 April. The chamber reported on the Shanghai part as follows: “A great day filled with interesting seminars, networking…

Dragon Slide: Learn about start-ups in China

“For anyone with true global business and career ambitions, China is no longer an elective course, it is core curriculum.” As written numerous times before, not only by ScandAsia but pretty much every respectable business magazines, China is no longer just a market, it is ascending towards the market, the land of milk and honey.…

Norwegian Minister of Fisheries to visit China once again

The Norwegian Minister of Fisheries, Per Sandberg, is due to pay a visit to China once again. “China is an important market for Norwegian seafood. Meanwhile it is an enormous potential for further development of the seafood trade,” Per Sandberg said in a press release. During the visit the Minister will have political talks with…

FBCB AGM in Beijing

The Finnish Business Council Beijing’s (FBCB) Annual General Meeting 2018 took place on 19 April at Beijing Grand Concordia Hotel. During the AGM the activities and achievements of the past term were reviewed and the new FBCB board was elected. New board members are Larry Du from Tikkurila, Ulla Nurmenniemi from Red Orchid, Seppo Selkala…