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Finnish wooden house builder to build cultural exchange centre in China

A Finnish company Honkarakenne has signed the strategic cooperation agreement together with the Vice Mayor of the Dujiangyan Municipal People’s Government, Mr. Yuan, in China on 11th December 2019. The aim of the strategic cooperation agreement is to proceed with the building of the Cultural Exchange Centre together with Dujiangyan’s sister city Ähtäri. Honkarakenne is…

Declassified Norwegian and Swedish diplomatic documents donated to Cambodia

Hundreds of declassified diplomatic reports on Cambodia’s contemporary history from Norway, Sweden, Australia, Britain, Canada, France, New Zealand and Switzerland are among the documents that former Chilien ambassador and a senior private secretary and official biographer to late King Father Norodom Sihanouk, Mr. Julio A. Jeldres, has given to the Documentation Centre of Cambodia (DC-Cam).…

Awards winning Danish pianist performing in China from 12-15 December

Classical musical fans in China should experience a musical pleasure with the Danish Award-winning concert pianist, Elisabeth Holmegaard Nielsen who is touring around China from 12-15 December 2019. Elisabeth debuted from the Royal Danish Academy of Music in 2017, and is appointed by the state art fund to be among the ‘Young Artistic Elite’ –…

International Pet Shipping

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The Swedish consulate general in Hong Kong advice to register if going to Hong Kong

The Consulate General of Sweden in Hong Kong published official statement for Swedish travellers and residents to be more cautious in certain areas of demonstration, recommend to register travellers’ information to Ministry of Foreign Affair’s website for further assistance and update themselves on official links for transportation. The statement published on 9th December 2019 said:…

Consulate general of Finland Hong Kong warn Finns to avoid demonstration areas

Consulate general of Finland in Hongkong warn Finnish to avoid demonstration areas. An announcement from Consulate General of Finland in Hong Kong and Macau said: “There have been violent contacts during the demonstrations. Avoid areas where demonstrations occur and follow the local media for updates. The demonstrations are potentially disruptive to traffic and the operation…

Can the Cement Industry Help Reduce Marine Plastic Waste?

Research at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) suggests that using plastic waste as a fuel additive in the cement industry can help with a substantial reduction in marine plastic pollution in Thailand. Instead of converting plastic into electricity, AIT researchers estimated the potential of converting plastic into heat. While the efficiency of converting plastic…

Satu Vuorio – A Finnish designer in Hong Kong

Mid-Levels. That is the rather unimaginative name given to the residential area half-way up Hong Kong’s famously steep Victoria Peak. Residents enjoy the use of the world’s longest outdoor escalator system which takes them down to bustling Central in the mornings but changes direction after 10.00 am. Unfortunately the escalator was in some state of…

New Finnair business class menu for greater China-Helsinki route

Finnair has collaborated with chef DeAille Tam to bring modern Chinese flavours to the plates of business class passengers flying on all Finnair routes from Greater China to Helsinki. The dishes, which will be served in the carrier’s business class cabin on all long-haul flights from Greater China to Helsinki from 5 December 2019, was…

China-Norway Free Trade Agreement negotiations in good progress

“Good progress” is being made on a long-awaited free trade agreement (FTA) between China and Norway, a senior Norwegian official said in Beijing on 29th November 2019, urging further dialogue and an open attitude toward trade to fend off lingering concerns over protectionism. China and Norway reached an agreement on the launch of an FTA…