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Update on airlines resuming operations to Nordic capitals

Air carriers Finnair, Qatar Airways, Latvia’s airBaltic, Juneyao Airlines and Icelandair have unveiled plans to increase the number of flights operations from Finnish airports in August. Finnair announced on Twitter on 1 August 2020: “We will add new routes to our traffic plan in August. We will start flights to Alanya, Bergen, Dublin, Edinburgh, Crete,…

Nokia successfully completed its first 5G Standalone call with China Unicom

Nokia announced on 30 July 2020, that it has successfully completed its first 5G standalone (SA) call on a live network with China Unicom. Their next goal is to achieve full deployment of numerous software solutions with the operator several weeks ahead of schedule. Markus Bochert, President of Nokia Greater China, said:“Nokia has skillfully managed…

Finnish Early Childhood education courses online available to Asian teachers

Finland embassy in Bangkok announced online course for early childhood education available to teachers starting from 22 August to 12 September 2020. Finland is well known for early education methods based on an integrated approach to care, education and teaching, the so-called “educare” model, with particular emphasis on pedagogy. Early childhood is a phase of…

Thai Airways operate repartriation flights to Taipei and Copenhagen

2 August 2020 – Thai Airways starts special flights to Taipei and Copenhagen this month. Thus flights are only for home coming passengers and requires all to incorporate with destinations’ travel restrictions. On addition note, These routes are not for  commercial / tourism propose but more for passengers desire to return home or continue to…

Cambodia post resumes its service on express mail delivery to selected destinations

Cambodia Post announced on 3 August 2020, on resumption of its overseas parcel services to selected countries after suspending it for several months due to the spread of COVID-19. Since 18 April 2020, Cambodia Post decided to suspend the delivery of parcels to all countries after the pandemic disrupted air transport almost completely. Currently, Cambodia…

The South China Sea as U.S.-China Geopolitical Friction Point

Taiwan, North Korea, the Diaoyu / Senkaku Islands, and the South China Sea are all potential flash-points of conflict in the security affairs of Asia. For China, the Taiwan issue is undoubtedly the most crucial among all regional issues. However, as China and the United States have some degree of consensus on the potential impact…

FinnCham in HK welcomes new member … and board member

The Finnish Chamber of Commerce announced on 24 July 2020 a welcome note to their new member: Eliron “Eliron provides a global, real-time tracking and monitoring solution for international trade and logistics. Eliron uses an AI based shipment monitoring,” the statement says. “We are also proud to announce that Mr. Elias Heikari CEO of Eliron…

Tung Tak school in Hong Kong adds Finnish education style into their curriculum

Tung Tak School, established in 1957 and located in Kam Tin in New Territories,Hong Kong has added a touch of Finland to the curriculum. Principal of the school, Wong Wai-lap, visited Finland in 2019 and was inspired of how Finnish teachers incorporate effective learning with spending time in the nature. Now outdoor lessons at Tung…

European Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong invites to Rethink 2020 conference

The European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong published an invitation for everyone who are interested to join sustainable objective Conference, happening on 2-3 September 2020. The statement said: We are proud to be supporting ReThink 2020 as Event Partner. ReThink 2020 is a 2-day conference and workshop programme which is designed specifically for corporate…