Louise Bihl Frandsen

Sweden provides weapon to China despite EU embargo

A report from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute published recently indicates that China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) spent a total amount of US$1.36 billion last year to import weapon systems from various foreign nations – including Sweden. Russia remains China’s largest foreign military supplier according to the report. Beijing spent a total of US$909 million…

Watch Tour de France at Admiral’s Pub and Restaurant

Recently, Danish owner of the Admiral’s Pub and Restaurant in Bangkok decided to install an IPTV box so that future Scandinavian events can be watched live. These days Tour de France with Danish commentator will be shown every night. During Tour de France Bjarne Riis is part of TV2’s team of experts. Monday, he is in the studio for the first…

Danish concept ‘Cycling Without Age’ is coming to Singapore

On Saturday, Danish Ole Kassow, founder of Cycling Without Age, will be visiting Shimano Cycling World in Singapore to present a new concept that gives elderly people the opportunity to get a ride around in the city. Cycling Without Age is coming to Singapore, and its founder Ole Kassow will be at Shimano Cycling World to talk…

Saab owner to build million dollar electric car factory in China

The Chinese-backed investment group that bought technology and assets from Sweden’s Saab in 2012 now says it plans to build a $400 million factory and R&D unit for electric cars in Tianjin, northeast China. “China is the world’s fastest growing market for electrical cars, but also the most competitive. We are likely to see closures…

Finnish Cimcorp secured historical order from China

Intralogistics automation specialist, Cimcorp, has secured the biggest order in its history from Chinese tire manufacturer, Qingdao Sentury Tire Co Ltd, for a turnkey material handling solution at its new factory in Thailand. The order, worth nearly 30 million euros, is for a fully automated handling system based on Cimcorp’s Dream Factory solution and will…

Swedish album release in Bangkok tonight

Wilderness (Sweden) celebrates album release in Bangkok tonight at Beer Cap.  A Swedish indie pop collective called Wilderness is celebrating the release of their new album “Vallsundet 1924” in Bangkok. This tour, in SE Asia, is their first tour outside Sweden and they will be playing in: Bangkok, Singapore, Taipei, Macao, Guangzhou, Wuhan and Shanghai. Read interview…

Chinese defense minister visit Finland

BEIJING: Chinese State Councilor and Defense Minister Chang Wanquan will attend the meeting of defense chiefs of member states of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in Russia’s St. Petersburg and pay an official friendly visit to Finland from June 28 to July 5. Chang is invited by Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and Finnish Defense Minister…