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E-Commerce seminar held in Hong Kong

On the 19 October, the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong together with the Dutch Chamber of Commerce hosted an E-Commerce seminar about doing E-Commerce in China. With speakers such as Swedcham HK member John Skalin (Sino E-tail), Arno Nieuuwland (e-Commerce Hong Kong), Boudewijn Feith (Esprit) and Nathan Jansen (1421 Consulting) the very broad…

Finland and Norway to connect with China through trans-Arctic data cable

Finland and Russia are discussing the creation of a trans-Arctic fiber-optic data cable that would connect Finland, Norway and Russia with Japan and China, the Independent Barents Observer reported. Finland’s Minister of Transport and Communications, Anne Berner, reportedly brought up the possible Arctic data link in a Tuesday meeting in Moscow with Russia’s Minister of…

Awarded Finnish Napue gin at Hong Kong festival

During 18-20 October, Finnish Kyrö Distillery Company & Runway Bar in Central, Hong Kong are teaming up to celebrate Gin Jubilee 2017. Over the course of three days the bar will be serving Kyrö’s award-winning Napue rye gin. Guests will also have early access to Runway bartender Tomi Ho’s signature Napue & Tonic beverage. Admission…

Finnish education know-how promoted in Hong Kong, China

The Minister of Education of Finland, Ms. Sanni Grahn-Laasonen and a Finnish Business Delegation visited the People’s Republic of China; Beijing and Hong Kong SAR on 9- 12 October 2017. Ms Sanni Grahn-Laasonen is the first Finnish Minister of Education and Science having visited Hong Kong. Her action packed program on October 11 contained a…

Finnish design firms in Shanghai relocated

Two visionary and internationally recognised companies of Finnish design and architecture, PES-Architects and Avarte Shanghai Showroom have relocated to a joint studio space in Shanghai’s Yangpu District. To celebrate the opening of the new studio, and in the spirit of the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Finland, Founding Partner of PES-Architects, Professor Pekka Salminen…

Ground breaking ceremonies in China for Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects

CaoHeJing Guigu Creative Headquarters, Shanghai Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects’ design for the new CaoHeJing Guigu Creative Headquarters in Shanghai broke ground on Monday 18th September. Developed by government-backed CaoHeJing Hi-Tech Park, the project is aimed as CaoHeJing’s platform for innovation. The new Centre will support and nurture high-tech firms, and connect local and overseas university…

China – Nordic Countries International Healthcare Summit

The China – Nordic Countries International Healthcare Summit was organized in Shanghai in mid September 2017. Healthcare professionals gathered to speak for example about the Nordic Countries healthcare system, doctor training and health education. There were also people from Finland visiting as Lasse Lehtonen from University of Helsinki and Suvi Sillanpää from SuomiHealth were among…

Swedish Hong Kong CSR Centre reception

On 22 September Acting Consul General Joakim Ladeborn attended a reception on sustainable development which was organized by the Consulate General of Sweden in Hong Kong, the CSR Centre of the Embassy of Sweden in Beijing and the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong. The reception provided an opportunity for Swedish companies and the…

3 Group launches ‘3LikeHome’ cheap roaming in Thailand

The 3 Group with mobile network services in Denmark and Sweden as well as Austria, Italy, Ireland, and the UK is now offering its cheap “3LikeHome” roaming service when visiting Thailand. It means 3 customers can use their phones in Thailand just like at home in Europe. They can also enjoy the same convenience in…