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New Swedish Ambassador to Malaysia

The Swedish government on May 6, 2010 appointed Mr. Per-Arne Hjelmborn as new Ambassador to Malaysia. Mr. Hjelmborn is currently director of the Economic Section at the Swedish Embassy in Beijing. He has previously worked as Deputy Director at the Ministry’s Department for International Commercial. Per-Arne Hjelmborn has also served at embassies in Santiago de…

Göteborg Wind Orchestra on a Busy Tour

Text by The Royal Embassy of Sweden in ChinaPhoto by David Fredlund Göteborg Wind Orchestra is regarded as one of the leading symphonic wind orchestras in the world. The orchestra was celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2005 and is one of the oldest Swedish orchestras. Besides concerts in Göteborg, the orchestra also performs together with…

Swedish Expo Highlights in May

After months of anticipation and preparation, Shanghai is finally ready to officially open the World Expo to the public. The Swedish pavilion will open on May 1st and some of the highlights in May include: May 1 – Spirit of Innovation DayOn May 1st the Swedish pavilion will be inaugurated by the Swedish Minister for…

Chinese VP Visits The Danish EXPO Pavilion

Vice President Xi Jinping visited Denmark’s Pavilion at EXPO 2010 in Shanghai as part of a short tour around the EXPO site. The Commissioner General of the Danish Pavilion, Mr. Christopher Bo Bramsen greeted Vice President Xi Jinping upon arrival and took him on an exclusive tour around the Danish Pavilion. During the tour, Xi Jinping…

Danish Celebrations in Manilla

Celebrating H.M. the Queens 70th Birthday in Manilla, H.E Svend Waever had the opportunity to meet and address the local Danes, businessmen and colleagues as well as representation from the Philipines and the Nowegian ambassador. On the Queens Margrethe II’s birthday the ambassador had the privilege to speak for a crowd of almost a hundred…

Geely reveals Volvo China production plans

Chinese car maker Geely plans to begin production in China of Volvo S60 cars and XC90 SUVs once it completes the purchase of the Swedish brand from US auto giant Ford. Daniel Dai, vice president of Geely Automobile revealed the firm’s plans in a discussion with Swedish business website placera.nu at Geely’s production plant in…

Swedish Pavilion at Expo Aims to StrengThen Country’s Brand

The 150 million kronor ($20.69 million) Swedish Expo budget, of which half was provided by the state and half from private enterprise, is the largest-ever investment Sweden has undertaken for a World Fair. The pavilion also hopes to strengthen a positive image of Sweden internationally, promote the competitiveness and creativity of Swedish trade and industry…