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Frederik Guy Hoff Sonne

Norway hosts Philippines peace talks in Oslo

Representatives from the incoming Philippine government (GPH) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) met in Oslo, Norway, 14-15 June and agreed to resume formal talks the third week of July 2016. “I am pleased that the incoming Philippine government and the NDFP have agreed to resume formal peace talks. There is clearly…

Finnish Company receives social responsibility recognition in China

Finnish company UPM Raflatac – one of the world’s leading suppliers of self-adhesive label materials – has received the prestigious 2015 GoldenBee CSR China Honor Roll Award – as the only company in the label industry – in recognition of its commitment to sustainability, and particularly its Label Life concept. Covering nine different award categories, the GoldenBee…

Finnish Sci-Fi Success expands to the China Market

  The company behind popular Finnish sci-fi franchise Iron Sky expands to the China market. Finnish Iron Sky Universe and Shandong Jiabo Culture Development Co. Ltd., are co-producing the film Iron Sky: The Ark, to be directed by Timo Vuorensola (Iron Sky, Iron Sky The Coming Race). The film, which is the third installment in the Iron Sky saga, is going…

Vietnam hopes for stronger bonds with Norway

Vietnam already fosters more than stabil relations with Denmark and Sweden. Now they’re reaching out for Norway. President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan visited Norway and among others the Norwegian Foreign Ministry Kenneth Svendsen from June 8-14. After the visit Nhan reported to Vietnamese media, that the bonds of…

“Thailand is entering the sports tourism era”

Thai minister of tourism and sports Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul made some clear-cut statements about the future for tourism in Thailand when speaking at the Thailand Travel Mart Plus 2016 in Chiang Mai, June 9, 2016. “Thailand is entering the sports tourism era,” and should be the “dream sports destination” for international sports visitors in the future, she said at…

Enjoy Scandinavian Cinema at Film Festival in Thailand

The annual European Union Film Festival kicks off a month of European cinema treats in Thailand beginning on June 22 and ending July 24. The festival plays in Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Khon Kaen in different periods and 4 Scandinavian movies have found their way to the programme. This is the 4 movies (the full…

How will Scandinavia succeed on the Hong Kong design market?

Hong Kong is the sparkling design hub of the 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 Hong Kong a mecca for designers and design companies all over the globe. ScandAsia…