Category: China

Finnish Minister speaks for Gender Equality in Beijing






On 28 February 2017 Finnish Business Council and the Finnish Embassy in Beijing organised an event for gender equality called “Career Women First” which was also part of Finland’s independence celebration. Timo Soini, the Foreign Minister of Finland, attended the event where he gave a keynote speech encouraging career women to strive for the top.…

China Denmark Tourism Year opens in Beijing






More Chinese people will hopefully soon be wandering the streets of Denmark. 2017 marks a year where Denmark as the first EU country is working with China to increase tourism between. China-Denmark Tourism Year is the official name of the agreement that has been made between the two countries and was celebrated at an opening ceremony in…

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…