Category: China

Finnish minister Anne Berner took part in Belt and Road China






Finland’s Minister of Transport and Communications Anne Berner visit China from 13 to 16 May 2017, during which she met China’s Minister of Transport Li Xiaopeng, Minister of Industry and Information Technology Miao Wei and Director of Civil Aviation Administration Feng Zhenglin. In Beijing, Minister Berner also took part in the Belt and Road Forum…

Finland’s Etteplan to open two new offices in China






An industrial shift and a new need for outsourcing expert services have opened up plenty of new growth opportunities for Finnish company Etteplan in China. The engineering company is strengthening its foothold and simultaneously advancing its growth by opening two new offices in the country. Etteplan provides industrial equipment and facility engineering, embedded systems, IoT…

Swedish minister Bucht’s Hong Kong food export promotion trip






Sweden’s Minister of Agriculture, Sven-Erik Bucht visited Hong Kong on 8 – 10 May 2017, in connect with Asia’s leading food fair Hofex, and as an export promotion follow-up to his previous visit in 2015. The purpose of the minister’s Hong Kong trip was to promote Swedish food exports and make more people want to…

Finland 100 party held in Shanghai






Party Like a Finn! On 11 May Visit Finland organized a big Finland 100 party at the Shanghai Intercontinental Expo Hotel. Mr. Paavo Virkkunen, Visit Finland’s Executive Vice President was among the speakers, and Ms. Heli Mende, Head of Global Sales Promotion, talked about the impressive growth of Chinese tourism to Finland (growth which shows…

Geely to become shareholder in Danish Saxo Bank






On 5 May 2017 Saxo Bank Group announced that it as received an offer from Geely International Hong Kong, a subsidiary of Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co., Ltd (“Geely Group”), to become a key shareholder in Saxo to enable the bank to capitalise on global growth opportunities. Lars Seier Christensen, co-founder of Saxo, has received…

Finnish education for small children in Beijing






Dibi Academy China’s kick-off event took place at the Ambassador’s residence on 11 April. New early childhood education centres will be opened in Beijing and Shanghai later in 2017. 0-5 years old kids will be taught in English in small groups by both Finnish and Chinese teachers, based on the Finnish education methods. Weekly sessions…

Denmark’s Prime Minister Rasmussen visited China






During the first official Danish prime minister visit to China since 2008, Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen met China’s President Xi Jinping. And on 3 May 3, China’s Prime Minister Li Keqiang received Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen at the People’s Great Hall in Beijing, where there was a welcome ceremony for the Prime Minister…

Finland Day at Shanghai International Green Film Week






The Shanghai International Green Film Week, taking place in July 2017, will together with the Wildlife Vaasa Nature Film Festival organize a ‘Finland Day’ – featuring Finnish films, photo exhibitions and other activities celebrating our 100 years of independence. Stay tuned for more information! The Finland Promotion Officer attended the festival’s press conference and expressed…

Finland 100 lecture series started in Shanghai






The first event in our Finland 100 lecture series was held on 19 April at the Vπ Space (Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park). Mika Toikka, Vice President at VTT (Technical Research Centre of Finland) discussed the concepts of Smart Energy and Clean Cities. The Consulate General of Finland together with the Finnish Business Council Shanghai organized the…