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Chinese Food Night in Finland a delicious friendship celebration

Cultural bonding through delicacies was the motive of the event, “Chinese Food Night in Finland”, that took place at the Main Post Office Restaurant in Helsinki, Finland, on Monday 14 October 2019. Organized by the Chinese embassy in Finland on the initiative of China Cuisine Association and with the participation of Finnish Chef Association. The…

Haekkerup new Chairman of Danes Worldwide

Susanne Rumohr Hækkerup has succeeded Michael Metz Mørch as Chairman of Danes Worldwides. Mr. Mørch has been Chairman for eight years. Ms. Hækkerup was elected member of the Board of Danes Worldwide in 2018. Susanne Rumohr Hækkerup is Managing Director for Asia House in Copenhagen and a.o. former Danish ambassador to Mexico, Cuba, The Dominican…

Clean Finnish water to be bottled and shipped to China

Bottled ground water from the Finnish city of Lahti will be transported on the China-bound trains next year, as a ground-breaking ceremony took place on Friday for a bottling facility. Aqua-Matters, a company owned by Singapore-based investor Allan Poh and his family, is involved in the investment, which is estimated at 20 million euros (22…

Norwegian project to make ocean waste valuable

A Norwegian project is being launched to promote the usage of plastic waste as a source of energy for energy intensive industries, reducing ocean waste and improving energy efficiency. The project will be carried out in five countries, the other four being China, India, Myanmar, and Thailand. Its pilot phase is expected to start at…

US-Korean nuclear talks in Stockholm broken off

Negotiations talks in Sweden between officials from North Korea and US have broken off, North Korea’s top negotiator said late on Saturday 5 October through an interpretor at the North Korean Embassy in Stockholm. The talks, at an isolated conference centre on the outskirts of Stockholm, were the first such formal discussions since US President…

CEO unhappy Chinese company to expand Swedish metro

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The Stockholm metro is due to expand with a new line, and the state-owned Chinese company China Railway Tunnel Group (CRTG) has won the bid to a procurement contract. CRTG has to fork out 28 USD for three tunnels for the preparatory work of the new metro line according to business newssite Dagens industri. While…

IKEA recalls children’s bib: Risk of choking

IKEA has recalled MATVRÅ Blue/Red 2-pack bib for children worldwide as there is a choking risk, the company has announced in a press release. This includes the firm’s retail stores in Asia including Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia. The hazard was discovered through two incidents in Norway and the UK respectively, where the button…

Siemens and Grundfos sign digital environment pact

Siemens and Grundfos have signed a digital partnership framework for strategic cooperation between the two companies. The focus is on developing water and wastewater applications, industrial automation and building technology. The contract was signed at Grundfos’ Headquarters in Bjerringbro in Denmark. In a statement about the agreement, Grundfos says that customers of both companies will…

Are you paying too much for your coffee? Check here

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Whether you like it hot or cold, with milk, sugar, egg, whipped cream or just plain black, most adults know the feeling of waking up in the morning but not feeling completely awake until they have had that first sip of bitter, brown, caffeinated drink: Coffee. But the price of grabbing a cup of coffee…

Concert with Nordic music during Nordic Festival in Hong Kong

October 22 and 23, top local performers such as cellist Chor Kai-hei, pianist Linda Yim and Cong Quartet will present Nordic composers like Jean Sibelius, from Finland, Jón Leifs (Iceland), Carl Nielsen (Denmark), Edvard Grieg (Norway) and Wilhelm Stenhammar (Sweden) at the “An Evening with Nordic Composers” chamber music concerts at Studio Theatre, Hong Kong…