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Swea’s 2018 regional AP meeting set the stage for 40 Years Anniversary

SWEA (Swedish Women’s Educational Association International, Inc) in Bangkok recently hosted the 2018 annual regional meeting for the Asia Pacific. There, the joint activities, including participation in other Swea International events, were presented by Regional President Anna Centerman in Beijing. The accounts were duly presented by Regional Cashier Ann-Marie Gustafsson. Donations and scholarships in 2017…

Surprise: Taipei tops list of World’s Friendliest and Safest City for Expats

Taipei comes out as number 1 out of 72 cities worldwide in the Expat City Ranking 2018. The city is in good company, with many other Asian metropolises also ranking in the top 10 cities for expats, such as Singapore (2nd), Ho Chi Minh City (4th), Bangkok (5th), and Kuala Lumpur (6th). The Expat City…

Nordic Innovation House in Hong Kong inaugurated

The Nordic Innovation House in Hong Kong was inaugurated on 28 November 2018. The opening speeches were held by Mrs. Carrie Lam, Chief Executive of Hong Kong SAR, Ms. Anne Berner, Minister of Transport & Communications and Nordic Cooperation of Finland, Ms. Ann Linde, Minister for EU Affairs and Trade of Sweden and Mr. Dagfinn…

A unique Danish school helpful for Danish youngsters living abroad

In November, Ranum Efterskole College took a charm offensive in Singapore and other Asian countries to promote their ‘efterskole’. A boarding school that combines the professionalism of a full international program and still preserve the Danish youth freedom. Most Danes knows what an efterskole is. We’ve had it for 150 years since Grundtvig, an important…

Opening reception of Nordic-Chinese concert

The opening reception of the project “Nordic Music By Design” in Shanghai took place on 28 November. “Nordic Music Dy Design” is a collaboration between the four Nordic Consulates General in Shanghai. The project pairs Nordic musicians and producers with their Chinese counterparts for a week-long studio time to work on creating a song, followed…

Danish soft drink company bought major stake in Chinese firm

The Danish soft drink company CO-RO has acquired the majority shareholding in Chinese distribution firm Golden Creation Trade (JKD). The acquisition of JKD is expected to generate a 30% growth rate in 2019 for CO-RO in China in the hotels, restaurants and catering sector (HoReCa), according to CO-RO. JKD is a distributing company, that holds…

SKF consolidates, invests in new China manufacturing facility

SKF of Sweden is investing approximately SEK 200 million in improving its competitiveness and customer service levels for tapered roller bearings (TRB) in China. The investment is being made in a new manufacturing facility in Changshan, to which the Group’s existing small-size TRB manufacturing in China will be transferred. As a result, three existing sites…