Category: International relations

Denmark and UNDP’s support to restorative justice, Indonesia

On 17 April, the Danish Ambassador Rasmus Kristensen together with UNDP Country Director Christopher Bahuet visited the Juvenile Rehabilitation Center (LPKA) in Palembang. LPKA is applying cutting-edge approaches to restorative justice and has effectively won a national award for the best Rehabilitation Centre, writes the Embassy of Denmark in Indonesia. The UNDP project ‘Improving Restorative…

China and Finland to increase Arctic research coorporation

China and Finland has signed an agreement to enhance and coorporate on Arctic research. The countries will establish a joint research center for Arctic space observation and data sharing services, according to Xinhua Net. The agreement was signed on April 8 by Liu Jianbo, deputy director of the academy’s Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital…

SwedCham Beijing on new R-Visa regulations

It’s important to stay on top of the changing visa requirements in the country of residence, and recently China has issued a highly exclusive R-Visa, which is given to people deemed having ‘high-level skills needed for the Chinese society’ or foreigners with talents sought for by the regime. And it’s definately not just handed out…

Finland outsources Visa processing in Hong Kong

History of consular affairs was made in Hong Kong on 10 April, as Finland was the first Schengen-area country to outsource the visa application reception to a VFS-operated centre. The opening ceremony was attended by media and travel business as well as representatives from other consulates-general. Growing demand was the reason behind the outsourcing decision.…

Danish Minister of Cultural Affairs delivers award to Vietnamese translator

She has been praised for bringing Hans Christian Andersen to the children of Vietnam by extensive translations for the past 20 years. And on Tuesday the 4th of April, ms. Tran Thi Minh Tam finally received the recognition in form of the Hans Christian Andersen 2018 award, given to people who have made “outstanding achievements…

Greenland eyes Chinese constructer – causes Danish concern

Greenland has recently shortlisted a Chinese construction company to help expand three airports. This calls for concern from the Danish government. A government official told Reuters that Chinese involvement could upset one of Denmark’s closest allies, The United States of America, and that “we are deeply concerned. China has no business in Greenland.” The official…

Major Swedish businesses to visit Vietnam

The Swedish Ambassador in Vietnam, Pereric Hogberg, announced to Vietnamese chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung, that several major Swedish businesses are planning to visit Vietnam in May. The goal of the visit is to offer assistance in developing Hanoi in terms of public transportation, smart city trends and sustainable growth –…

Scandinavian embassies critical to Myanmar’s arrest of journalists

“We believe they have done nothing wrong and that the charges against them should be dropped immediately.” That’s the official statement from the Swedish Embassy in Myanmar marking the 100th day of the arrest of two Reuters journalists, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo who closely documented the regime’s massacre on 10 Rohingyan men. Shortly after…

Nordic Day Hanoi seminar

On the occasion the Nordic Day Celebration on 23 March the Nordic Embassies in Hanoi (Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden) together with the Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics organised a seminar on ‘The Socio-Economic Nordic Model – Achievements and Experiences‘, writes the Embassy of Sweden, Hanoi. Renowned speakers from the Nordic region together…