Lærke Weensgaard

Finnish minister visits China

Minister for Environment, Energy and Housing of the Republic of Finland, Kimmo Tiilikainen, visited Nanjing, East China, on 14 -15 September. During his visit, Finnish minister Kimmo Tiilikainen attended a tour of the Station for Observing Regional Processes of the Earth System (SORPES) at Nanjing University. SORPES is developed in collaboration between Nanjing University and…

Nordic embassies collect garbage in the streets of Bangkok

The Danish and Finnish embassy took part in Clean Up Bangkok–event by collecting garbage in Bangkok. Staff from the Danish and Finnish embassy in Bangkok, Thailand, picked up plastic bottles, cigarette stubs and other sorts of trash in the streets on the annual event Clean Up Bangkok on Saturday 15 September. Among others, Danish Ambassador…

Watch Nordic films at festival in Myanmar

Films from Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland will be shown during the European Film Festival Yangon in Myanmar. 17 European countries contribute to the European Film Festival Yangon 2018, including the Nordics. The annual European Film Festival is the longest-running foreign festival in Myanmar. It aims to promote a cultural exchange between Myanmar and Europe…

Chinese car company buys part of Danish Saxo Bank

The Chinese car company Geely bought a stake in Saxo Bank to strengthen the company’s ability to provide on-demand cars. China’s Zhejiang Geely Holding Group acquired a 52% stake in Saxo Bank from its founders and institutional investors on 14 September, according to Asia Nikkei Review. The purchase price was undisclosed, but the transaction values…

Chinese embassy comments on treatment of Chinese tourists in Sweden

The Chinese embassy in Sweden has released a statement about three Chinese tourists being refused permission to wait in the lobby of a Swedish hostel. “The Chinese Embassy in Sweden is deeply appalled and angered by what happened and strongly condemns the behavior of the Swedish police,” writes the embassy in a statement on 15…

Danish Consulate General in China celebrates 20 years since re-opening

The Danish Consulate General in Guangzhou, China, has celebrated that it is 20 years birthday since it re-opened. In the mid-19th century the Opium war took place in China, and in connection with the war the Danish Consulate General in Guangzhou, a city in Southern China, was closed. In 1998 it finally re-opened. The 20…

Norwegian plans to cut air route to Singapore

Norwegian plans to close their air route from London to Singapore in the beginning of 2019. The aircraft operator Norwegian will call off their air route from London-Gatwick airport to Singapore in January 2019, according to CHECK-IN.DK. The route was launched in 2017. According to Andreas Hjørnholm, communications for Norwegian in Denmark, the demand for…

Finnish company to provide air system to big Chinese factory

Finnish company Sarlin will deliver a new air management system to one of China’s biggest steal factories. Sarlin has closed a deal with Shougang Jingtang’ state-of-the-art steel factory to provide the factory with a compressed air management system. “We’ve previously supplied several systems for the Chinese industry. The Shougang air compression system is the biggest…

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…