Category: Hong Kong

No more driving license for Swedes in Asia

Swedes living in Asia ought to pay attention: Under a bill before the Riksdag, new rules will come into force that will affect people who are permanently resident abroad and who wish to renew their Swedish driving licence. If you have a Swedish driving licence and live abroad, you can use your Swedish licence for…

Survey: Thailand the Asian country with least increase in corruption

In your opinion, over the past year, has the level of corruption in this country increased or decreased or stayed the same? This was among questions asked to nearly 22,000 people by Transparency International in the Asia Pacific region, for the ‘People and Corruption: Asia Pacific, part of the Global Corruption Barometer series’. Of those…

Lifestyle Asia joins Burda International

When telling the story to ScandAsia about Lifestyle Asia co-founder Richard Nilsson indicated that they would not be independent forever. After celebrating 10 years in business in 2016 the announcement came in January 2017 that Burda International had acquired LifestyleAsia.com – Asia’s premier online luxury and lifestyle magazine, started by three Swedes in Hong Kong.…

Swedish health and elderly care delegation in Hong Kong

On 15-16 February the Swedish health and elderly care delegation continued to Hong Kong, following two days in Singapore. Business Sweden brought Swedish companies over to Asia to participate in an executive 4-day program within healthcare and innovation. Under the theme “Health and Innovation for the Ageing Population” the State Secretary Madeleine Harby-Samuelsson of the…

Karolinska seminar promotes Hong Kong as Asia hub

On Friday 24 February 2017 Business Sweden and InvestHK host a seminar in Stockholm Sweden: The Karolinska Institutet Node in Hong Kong, a springboard to Asia. In 2016 Karolinska Institutet’s Ming Wai Lau Centre for Reparative Medicine in Hong Kong was inaugurated. The seminar, held at the World Trade Center, features the following speakers and…

Swedish Jazz star Magnus Lindgren to Hong Kong

On Saturday, 25 February, the Swedish star musician, composer and arranger Magnus Lindgren will be back to Hong Kong for an exclusive performance at Peel Fresco Jazz Club. Magnus’ breakthrough happened already as a 17-year-old through tours with Herbie Hancock, Bobby McFerrin, Marie Fredriksson, Nils Landgren and Monica Zetterlund, among others, and he has since…

Danish Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong: A different community after 20 years

It’s only when actually talking to those active in a Chamber that one can fully understand how any particular such organisation is operated. All chambers vary, based on local circumstances, resources and their respective approach taken about where to best fulfil a purpose. In Hong Kong the Danish Chamber of Commerce (DCC) has just celebrated…

Team Sweden in Hong Kong get together

  In the context of the Team Sweden in Hong Kong collaboration, the Consulate General of Sweden, the Swedish Chamber of Commerce and Business Sweden had a joint team building day in January 2017. Altogether 14 participants from our three organizations attended a ceramic session. With three instructors’ assistances, all participants created individual ceramic art…

Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland – and Singapore – least corrupt countries

The Nordic counrtries together with New Zealand and Singapore in the Asia Pacific are this year once again on the top of the list of the World’s least corrupt countries. Revealing the “Corruption Perception Index”, Transparency International commented overall on the root causes of corruption: “This year’s results highlight the connection between corruption and inequality,…