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Moomin: 65 Years of Adventure, Now in China

Swedish-speaking Finnish artist and author Tove Jansson’s first book about the beloved Moomin characters appeared 65 years ago. The Moomin adventures have also made it on stage in Shanghai as Svenska Teatern and the Chinese have collaborated to bring “Moominpappa at Sea” to the Shanghai Grand Theatre. The Moomin books have also been translated into…

Norway Day at Expo 2010 Shanghai

The 28th of May is Norway Day at Expo 2010 Shanghai. The occasion will be celebrated with an exciting cultural programme, including well-known Norwegian and Chinese artists. HRH Crown Prince Haakon of Norway will be among the many prominent guests. The impressive line-up of artists includes Tan Dun, Secret Garden, The Trondheim Symphony Orchestra, the…

Sweden Proposes Forced Immigrant Orientation

All newly arrived immigrants should undergo courses in core societal values and be taught about how Swedish society works with municipalities obliged to offer 60 hours of teaching, a government inquiry has proposed.“Without knowledge of fundamental societal values an important prerequisite to be able to live and work in Sweden is lacking,” writes Erik Amnå,…

Sweden And China Should Cooperate About Organized Crime: Swedish Expert

Sweden and China can cooperate in dealing with transnational organized crimes be it in central Asia or in Africa and other areas, said Dr. Niklas Swanstrom, director of Sweden’s Institute for Security and Development Policy focusing mostly on Asia and Caucasus issues. “Sweden-China relations have been at its best time in many aspects after establishing…

Huge Chinese Investment in Denmark Will Create Up to 150 Jobs

BGI, world leading genomics centre in Beijing, announced the establishment of European Headquarter in Copenhagen at the “Denmark – China Economic & Trade Cooperation Forum” yesterday when  more than 100 Chinese business people, China’s Minister of Commerce and 20 of his high-level officials shake hands with some of their Danish counterparts, including Foreign Minister Lene…

Maersk to Ink Deal on Yangtze Port Terminal

Denmark’s A.P. Moller-Maersk aims to invest in new port facilities in China’s fast-growing provincial capital of Chongqing to develop a key inland harbour on the Yangtze River, a senior executive said. The port terminals wing of the Danish shipping and oil group will sign a memorandum of understanding this week with state-owned Chongqing Port &…

Secret Garden in Beijing

The award winning Irish-Norwegian duo Secret Garden will perform at the Beijing Exhibition Theatre on the 29th and 30th of May. The duo features the Irish violinist Fionnuala Sherry and the Norwegian composer/pianist Rolf Løvland. They have sold over 3 million albums and won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1995 with the composition “Nocturne”. It…