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Jacob Jensen Design signed Memorandum of Understanding with Chinese company

The Danish company Jacob Jensen Design has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with China Zhonghua Geotechnical Engineering Group. In the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) both companies concluded their shared intentions to reach a cooperation within the fields of urban space design and planning, industrial design, art and education, according to Asia One. Both companies also…

Beijing Design Week: Danish Crown prince opened Danish exhibition

Crown prince Frederik, the Danish Minister of Culture Mette Bock and Lord Mayor Frank Jensen together cut the tap for the exhibition “Living is giving” on 27 September at Beijing Design Week 2018. Watch them in the video below: Copenhagen is guest city of this year’s Beijing Design Week, which means visitors can find a…

Chinese Embassy demands apology: Swedish satire show makes fun of tourist incident

The Chinese Embassy in Sweden demands an apology from Swedish television after a satire shown featured an incident with Chinese tourists being denied staying in the lobby of a Swedish hostel. On 21 September the satire show ‘Swedish News’ on the Swedish television channel SVT featured an incident with Chinese tourists earlier this September. The Chinese…

Danish Minister: China’s development is remarkable

The Danish Minister for Environment and Food praises China in an interview with a Chinese news media. The Danish Minister for Environment and Food, Jacob Elleman-Jensen, has given an interview to the state-owned news media Xinhuanet. According to Xinhuanet, the Minister praised China for lifting people out of poverty: “Lifting millions of people out of…

Novo Nordisk will cut 400 jobs in Denmark and China

Danish Novo Nordisk has announced that they due to restructuring will fire 400 employees in Denmark and China. The Danish pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk has on 18 September announced plans to restructure its Research & Development (R&D) organisation. That means approximately 400 employees from the company’s Danish and Chinese R&D departments will lose their jobs. “In…

Finnish minister visited China

Minister for Environment, Energy and Housing of the Republic of Finland, Kimmo Tiilikainen, visited Nanjing, East China, on 14 -15 September. During his visit, Finnish minister Kimmo Tiilikainen attended a tour of the Station for Observing Regional Processes of the Earth System (SORPES) at Nanjing University. SORPES is developed in collaboration between Nanjing University and…

Chinese car company buys part of Danish Saxo Bank

The Chinese car company Geely bought a stake in Saxo Bank to strengthen the company’s ability to provide on-demand cars. China’s Zhejiang Geely Holding Group acquired a 52% stake in Saxo Bank from its founders and institutional investors on 14 September, according to Asia Nikkei Review. The purchase price was undisclosed, but the transaction values…

Chinese embassy comments on treatment of Chinese tourists in Sweden

The Chinese embassy in Sweden has released a statement about three Chinese tourists being refused permission to wait in the lobby of a Swedish hostel. “The Chinese Embassy in Sweden is deeply appalled and angered by what happened and strongly condemns the behavior of the Swedish police,” writes the embassy in a statement on 15…