Category: China

Sofia Norén from Borås wins Anders Wall Shanghai scholarship






Sofia Norén (born in 1992) from Borås is the winner of the 2017 Anders Wall scholarship for a one-year internship at the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai. The scholarship of SEK 150,000 will be awarded at a ceremony in Stockholm on 10 March. Sofia has studied economics and social anthropology at Uppsala University and…

Supreme Court of China rules in favour of Danish Novozymes






Novozymes upholds patent on enzymes for production of fuel ethanol and beverage alcohol as lawsuit against enzyme makers Longda and Boli reaches conclusion at China’s highest court, writes Novozymes on 16 February 2017. Novozymes is a biotechnology company headquartered in Denmark, who focus on research, development and production of industrial enzymes. The patent dispute began…

Norway’s Minister of Agriculture and Food meets with China






Jon Georg Dale, Minister of Agriculture and Food in Norway, met with the Chinese Ambassador to Norway, Wang Min, on 21 February 2017, to discuss opportunities for a collaboration in agriculture and food. The two exchanged experiences on the research partnership between Norway and China facilitated by Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research, NIBIO, opening for…

Volvo Cars’ sales hit new record in 2016






Chinese-owned Swedish brand Volvo Cars has reported a robust 66 per cent increase in operating profit in 2016 to SEK11 billion and a new record as global sales hit 534,332 cars. Net revenue for the period increased 10 per cent to SEK180.7bn compared to SEK164.0 bn in 2015 while the operating profit margin improved significantly…

Norwegian IDEX appoints Comtech as distributor in China






IDEX, a Norwegian company specialising in developing fingerprint solutions for mass markets, announced on Wednesday 15 February 2017 that they had entered into an agreement with Chinese distributor Comtech, one of the largest providers of electronic components and solutions in China. Following the agreement, Comtech will serve as an additional distribution channel for IDEX in…

Chinese New Year in Stockholm






Spots of snow were at the ground outside Swedish East Asian Museum, Östasiatiska Museet in Swedish, as colourful Chinese dragons last week were dancing on top of people dressed warmly in their winter outfits, many bearing scarfs in red and gold colours. On Saturday 28 January 2017 the Chinese Embassy in Sweden celebrated the Chinese…

Sino-Swedish innovation forum, Beijing






The first ever Sino-Swedish Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum took place in 2016 at Hangxing Science Park in Beijing on 21 November, organized by alumni organization Sweden Alumni Network in China (SANC), Swedish Young Professionals and Zhongguancun Hangxing Science Park. Sweden’ Ambassador to China Anna Lindstedt delivered the opening speech at held forum attended by 300…

Finland’s 99th Independence Beijing celebration






Gearing up for the Suomi100/Finland100 Centennial year Finnish Business Council Beijing and members celebrated Finland’s 99th Independence at the Embassy of Finland in Beijing. The atmosphere was warm and pleasant. Finland’s Ambassador Marja Rislakki hosted the event, which took place on 7 December 2016.