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Chinese nuclear company buys majority in Swedish wind farm

China’s CGN has bought the majority of shares in a Swedish windfarm still under construction. When finished, it will be the largest onshore farm in Europe. In the northeast of Sweden, on the western coast of the Bothnian Bay by the town Piteå, a large windfarm is under construction. Actually, it’s among the very largest…

Sweden top European destination for Chinese investment

New research from global law firm Baker McKenzie with leading independent research provider Rhodium Group reveals that Sweden is one of the top countries in Europe for Chinese investment ($3.6bn) was the largest European destination for Chinese investment in 1H 2018, followed by the UK ($1.6bn), Germany ($1.5bn), and France ($1.4bn). Chinese outbound foreign direct…

Food as medicine everyday

– Tips for improved health, longevity through your diet in Asia Isn’t it great to get to know as a westerner in Asia that there are some really beneficial herbs, fruits and vegetable to be found here in abundance! For those of you who have not searched, or did not know, it is never too…

Mats Harborn, European Chamber China presented new report

On 10 July the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China (European Chamber) launched their thematic report: ‘18 months since Davos – How China’s vision became a reform imperative’. The report analyses the progress and shortcomings of China’s reform agenda since President Xi Jinping spoke at the World Economic Forum in Davos in early 2017.…

China removes restrictions: Norwegian salmon export will triple

The fear of salmon anaemia and other variants of the virus caused China to ban certain imports of Norwegian salmon in 2015. The ban has been lifted, which may cause the export from Norway to triple in the latter part of 2018. In 2015 there was discovered traces of salmon anaemia and other variants of the virus…

Hong Kong magazine bikes through Copenhagen: ‘Why is everyone so happy?’

The South China Morning Post decided to find out why Danes were among the happiest country in the world by grabbing a bike and riding through the streets of a Copenhagen-summer.  Journalist Tim Pile of the South China Morning Post decided to visit Denmark to get a glimpse of what apparently made everyone so happy…

Chinese Embassy criticises Swedish media

In a news statement, dated 3 July 2018 and titled ‘Chinese Embassy Spokesperson’s Remarks on Expressen’s Article About China’ the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in the Kingdom of Sweden states: Recently, the Swedish newspaper, Expressen, published an article, “Så straffas svenska Journalister av Kina”, and accused China of being “dark” and “suppressing…

Denmark’s Foreign Minister visited China

In late June Danish Foreign Minister, Anders Samuelsen visited china, including to China Zun Tower. “It will be the first time ever a delegation is allowed to visit this building”, a security personal told the waiting crowd. It was the impressive water pumping system delivered by Danish Company Grundfos that was the reason for the…

Kone won three metro projects orders in China

Finland’s global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, KONE, has announced it won orders for three metro projects in China, described as “an important infrastructure market for the company”. The orders are for Changsha Metro Line 5, Xiamen Metro Line 2, and Nanning Metro Line 3. The order for Changsha Metro Line 5 includes…