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China launches icebreaking vessel partly designed by Finnish company

China has launched its first home-made icebreaking vessel that is partly designed by a Finnish engineering company. China is ready to break the Arctic ice with a new icebreaking vessel called Xuelong 2, or Snow Dragon II, launched on 10 September, according to South China Morning Post. The vessel is designed together with Finnish engineering…

European companies invited to Macau Trade and Investment Fair 2018

The European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong is organizing the European Pavilion at the 23rd Macau Trade and Investment Fair (MIF) 2018, to be held from 18 – 20 October. Main highlights of the MIF include exhibitions, forums and conferences, business matching opportunities, and SMEs co-operation. Past editions of the Fair brought together over…

Greenland picks Denmark over China to upgrade airports

Greenland has chosen to partner with Denmark instead of China when upgrading two airports on the island. Greenland chose on 10 September to partner with Denmark in an upcoming upgrade of two national airports, according to metalsnews.com. China had also shown interest in the project, but the Danish government had expressed strong concerns about choosing…

Sweden and the UN will beat plastic pollution in Southeast Asia

Sweden and UN Environment announces project that aims to ensure that less plastic leaks through waste management systems. Sweden, United Nations Environment (UN Environment) and the Coordinating Body on the Seas of East Asia (COBSEA) on 10 September announced a project to combat marine litter and plastic pollution in Southeast Asia over the coming four…

ScandAsia September magazine is out

The September issue of the ScandAsia magazine is out and distributed by email to all subscribers and in its paper edition to paper subscribers and selected distribution points. The cover story is an interview with Mr Claus Rasmussen, the Danish diver who to part in Thailand’s cave rescue operation. Other interviews are with CEO Lars Siggaard Andersen,…

Slush Shanghai triples number of participants

10.000 participants took part in Slush Shanghai 2018. The international startup event Slush had three time more participants to the event in Shanghai than last year. 10.000 participants went to the event on 7-8 September compared to the usual 3000 participants. 2018 marked the third year for Slush in Shanghai, and the fourth one in…

Agreement between EU and the Pacific region to promote sound ocean governance

An agreement to promote sustainable management and sound ocean governance in the Pacific Region was signed on 5 September. A landmark agreement has been signed between the European Union (EU) and The Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA), the Pacific-Community-SPC, the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and The University of the South…

China-Finland festival held in China

A three-day China-Finland Culture Exchange festival has been held in Hangzhou. A three-day China-Finland culture exchange festival offered both funny activities and a meeting between politicians. The festival included various cultural activities such as a visit to Hangzhou by Santa Claus himself and several performances by the famous 1990’s Finnish pop group Aikakone. On Monday…

Taiwan students in Norway planning to sue Norwegian government

Taiwan students in Norway are planning to sue the Norwegian government after the nationality on their residency permits has been changed from Taiwan to China. A groups of Taiwan law students living in Norway will fill a lawsuit against the Norwegian government after their nationality has been changed from Taiwan to China in their residency…

Finnish TV will hit China

China will launch Nordic TV in China in a cooperation with a Finnish operator and is also producing episodes about the Finnish film industry. Finnish telecommunications company Elisa has partnered with China Broadcasting and Television Media (CBM) to bring Nordic TV to Chinese households. Nordic TV is a subscriber video-on-demand service that contains Nordic films,…