Category: General news

Xenophobia against Asians in Finland prompted by the coronavirus

The fear of the Chinese corona virus has affected how Asian people are treated in Finland; several Asians in the Nordic country have reported cases of discrimination, apparently prompted by the outbreak of corona virus in China. Several Asians share that they get unfriendly stares and slurs such as “Chinese disease” and “corona virus” thrown…

Tourists from Scandinavia are evolving as great tourism markets for Vietnam

Vietnam has experienced a boom in tourism at one of the fastest rates in the world with a staggering number of 18 million visitors according to the 2019 Tourism Highlight report released by the United Nations World Tourism Organization. Out of the 18 million individuals that travelled to the South East Asian country, Vietnam greeted…

A massive outbreak of swine-fever in China forces the Danish meat prices up

Danes doing their groceries in Danish supermarkets may have noticed that during 2019 the prices on meat have increased – especially on products containing pork. The price of products containing pork meat has gone up a significant amount – just within the month of January there has been a price increase on 25%. Few would…

Consumer association calls for Malaysia to follow Swedish laws to prevent drunk driving

A traffic-safety check made by the Malaysian police from January 18 to February 1, 2020 showed that in a period of just 11 days, there had been 171 deaths in traffic and 155 fatal crashes. In total there was 16,940 traffic-related crashes – a 10% increase from 2019’s 15,464 crashes. According to The Consumers’ Association…

Finnair announces cancellation of all flights to and from mainland China

The last Finnair flight between Helsinki and China will depart February 6, 2020 in light of the coronavirus epidemic in China. “The health and wellbeing of customers and personnel is a top priority of Finnair”, says the airline company. The last remaining flights will allow passengers and crew to return to their respective homes in…