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Scania, other European businesses treated unfairly in China

Scania, other European businesses treated unfairly in China

On 7 June the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China (European Chamber) released, in collaboration with Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, their annual Business Confidence Survey with a focus on that Beijing’s failure so far to deliver on promises that foreign-invested enterprises would enjoy a more open, competitive market has fostered mounting pessimism. Its members Companies, which includes Swedish bus …

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China lifts Danish beef, poultry import ban

China lifts Danish beef, poultry import ban

China has on 3 June confirmed that it is lifting its import ban introduced four years ago on bovine and ovine genetic material from Denmark, France, Germany and the United Kingdom due to Schmallenberg virus. The decision – preceded by joint efforts of various Commission services and EU Member States – was announced by the Chinese Minister of Agriculture …

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How will Scandinavia succeed on the Hong Kong design market?

How will Scandinavia succeed on the Hong Kong design market?

Studios, studios, studios. PMQ is one of many interesting sites for design in Hong Kong (Photo: Johan Persson) Hong Kong is the sparkling design hub of the Southeast Asia. It’s hip, wealthy and carries a deep-rooted genuine interest for design. This combined with a rooted tradition for consumerism and a location at the footstep to the industrial powerhouse of China makes …

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Bluair shares air pollution insights with Chinese media

Bluair shares air pollution insights with Chinese media

A delegation of 18 Chinese journalists visited the Stockholm head office of indoor air purification leader Blueair in early May as part of a visit to Sweden arranged by prestige auto maker Volvo Cars. The journalists came from mainstream media in China such as China National Geographic, Auto Magazine and Men’s Health. Sweden’s Blueair is the world’s leading provider of …

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The Swedish School Hong Kong is recruiting

The Swedish School Hong Kong is recruiting

The Swedish School in Hong Kong is described less of a school and more of an afternoon Swedish language club for school age children (6 to 12 years) once a week. Groups are small (less than ten children per class) and teachers are supported by educational assistants. They are now looking for teachers for their classes on HK Island on …

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Finnish district heating analysis for China

Finnish district heating analysis for China

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd (a leading research and technology company in the Nordic countries) and Nuorkivi Consulting announced on 25 May that they have analysed the suitability of Finnish heat distribution centres for Chinese conditions. China, which is already the world’s biggest user of district heating, currently uses traditional joint district heating centres. China could benefit from …

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Ural Airlines brings more Chinese visitor to Finland

Ural Airlines brings more Chinese visitor to Finland

The Russian airline Ural Airlines on 1 June began operating new scheduled flights from Yekaterinburg to Helsinki Airport. Ural Airlines closely collaborates with the travel agents UTour, which brings passengers from China to Finland via Yekaterinburg. The route operates twice weekly to Helsinki Airport from June to October, using Airbus A320 aircraft. “On behalf of Finavia, I would like to …

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Beautiful Ivar Aasen topsides send-off before sailing away to Norway

Beautiful Ivar Aasen topsides send-off before sailing away to Norway

For 3 years the Ivar Aasen topdeck project has been under construction in Singapore, and the platform deck for the Ivar Aasen project is now on its way to Norway after sailaway from the yard area in Singapore on Monday 6 June 2016. Finishing a project as giant as the Ivar Aasen topdeck deserved a proper celebration, and Det Norske …

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Petri Puhakka: New Fin Ambassador to Malaysia

Petri Puhakka: New Fin Ambassador to Malaysia

Finland’s new Ambassador to Malaysia’s arrival was timely, as the first Asean Team Finland meeting ever took place in Singapore on 28 – 29 April. H.E. Petri Puhakka then started at the Kuala Lumpur mission on 2 May, and awarded ScandAsia an introduction the very same first week of his first ambassador posting. The unique Finnish gathering enabled that the …

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