Latest Scandinavian China & Hong Kong News

A massive outbreak of swine-fever in China forces the Danish meat prices up

Danes doing their groceries in Danish supermarkets may have noticed that during 2019 the prices on meat have increased – especially on products containing pork. The price of products containing pork meat has gone up a significant amount – just within the month of January there has been a price increase on 25%. Few would…

The Scandinavian Foreign Ministries advises against travelling to China

Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland have recently tightened their respective national travel-guidelines to China. “We will discourage all unnecessary travel to China”, informs the Civil service of the Danish Foreign Ministry in a press-statement released at 9PM, Monday February 3, 2020. Similar statements have been released by Norway, Sweden and Finland since January 26, 2020…

Finland says rail link to China important to Nordic cooperation

The Finnish Minister for Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade, Ville Skinnari, has stressed the importance for Nordic cooperation of the rail link between Finland and China. The minister said according to the Finnish national media, Yle. that the Norwegian and Swedish industries are interested in cooperating in logistics with Finland. “This cooperation has now been…

New rules for Schengen Visa now active

New EU rules on short-stay visas to the EU – Schengen area came into effect the 2 February 2020. The intention is to make it easier for legitimate travellers to apply for a visa to come to Europe, facilitating tourism, trade and business. At the same time, it will free up resources to be used…

Finnair announces cancellation of all flights to and from mainland China

The last Finnair flight between Helsinki and China will depart February 6, 2020 in light of the coronavirus epidemic in China. “The health and wellbeing of customers and personnel is a top priority of Finnair”, says the airline company. The last remaining flights will allow passengers and crew to return to their respective homes in…

The Consulate General of Sweden published a warning on Corona virus

The general consulate of Sweden in Hong Kong published an announcement regarding Coronavirus on 28th January 2020. The official statement said: There is currently an outbreak of a new coronavirus originating in Wuhan in central China. Majority of confirmed cases have been found in Wuhan. Cases have also been confirmed in other parts of China…

Corona virus: Finnair offers cancellation options to China

Finnair published an official statement regarding change or cancellations policies for travel to China due to Corona virus situation on 25th January 2020. The statement said: Due to the corona virus cases in China, we have made changes to our cancellation and change policies for our flights to and from China during 25 January to…

Finnair launched Chinese new year amenity kit

Finnish design company Marimekko has traded the airline’s blue colour scheme for a red and gold jacquard pattern to a special edition amenity kit for Chinese New Year. The kit will be available to business class passengers from 20 January until 9 February 2020, on routes to Greater China, including Hong Kong and Singapore. The…