Mette Larsen

Mette Larsen

ScandAsia Journalist • Scandinavian Publishing Co., Ltd. • Koh Phangan Thailand

Export to Asia saved Nordic Gin House during the pandemic

The Danish company Nordic Gin House has aligned with new global partners in China, Singapore, Vietnam and Myanmar in the midst of the pandemic, to secure export opportunities and save the company from closing down. In order for the small company from Hørsholm, Denmark to survive during Covid-19 restrictions that closed the doors to the…

Swedish Alfa Laval secures SEK 75 million wastewater treatment order in Singapore

The Swedish company Alfa Laval, global provider of specialized products and solutions for heavy industry, heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid handling, has secured an order with a value of approximately SEK 75 million to supply decanters to a wastewater treatment plant in Singapore. The order was booked in the Decanters unit of the Food…

Finnwatch wants to ensure human rights for women textile workers in Asia

Women workers at clothing factories in Asia are particularly hard hit during the corona pandemic. Finnish Finnwatch is now looking for a corporate team both at home and at EU level to ensure that human rights are observed in the production chains of the clothing industry in Asia. The pandemic has had a negative effect…

Chinese movie promotes Finland in new romantic drama

Finland has achieved a prominent role in a new Chinese romantic drama ‘I remember’ which was shot last year in Lapland and Helsinki. The story of the movie is about two colleagues, played the two young Chinese superstars Angela Yeung Wing (Angelababy) and Hongchi Lee, and their trip to Finland. Their journey in the movie…

Danish Agency for Agriculture suspects packages with seeds from China are a scam

A total of 20,957 small unsolicited packets containing seeds have throughout 2020 been intercepted at the international post office in Kastrup, Denmark. According to the Danish Agency for Agriculture the packages are typically sent from China without clear information about the sender and most likely a so-called “Brushing scheme”. Brushing scheme or brushing scam is…

Danish Embassy in Myanmar funds fact-checking groups as fake news mutates

Just before the November election The Danish Embassy’s TechPlomacy (technological-diplomacy) initiative provided six Myanmar based groups with pilot funding for fact checking. The country faces challenges around disinformation, misinformation, hate speech as well as lack of news and digital literacy skills amid a boom in online access and social media platforms. On top of that…

New Swedish Consul General in HK pledges to continue charitable work

Per Augustsson, Sweden’s new consul general to Hong Kong is carrying the work of ‘Operation Santa Claus’ forward this year by donating 500 gift boxes to Operation Santa Claus beneficiaries, along with financial assistance. Last winter, the Swedish Consulate made donations to Operation Santa Claus (OSC) for the first time and hosted activities as part…

FIFA men’s U20 World Cup in Indonesia postponed to 2023

The young football talents will not be allowed to play in the championship planned to be held in Indonesia next year, as the International Football Association (Fifa) have postponed the men’s U20 due to challenges of the corona pandemic. The FIFA U-20 World Cup is the biennial football world championship for male players under the…

Norway exports intestine but sausage casing on Norweigan sausages comes from China

Norwegians love sausages. So much in fact that each Norwegian consumes an average of about 100 sausages a year, which is amongst the highest in the world. But local sausage producers cannot use Norwegian natural casings in the sausages they make and only a few people know that Norway exports its own animal intestines, and…

Danish expert questions value of new Chinese face recognition tool for pigs

According to The Guardian, Pig farming in China has taken another step to streamline operations in order to save costs, shorten breeding times and even improve pig welfare. The new tool is face recognition technology for pigs. Danish agriculture experts do, however, not see the same potential in the new technology. Professor Jan Tind Sørensen,…