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37 Swedish papers urges China to release detained publisher

37 Swedish papers has urged China to release the detained publisher Giu Minhai, who was put into Chinese custody under suspicious circumstances in January. In January the Chinese-born Swede Giu Minhai was detained by the Chinese police under the accusation of publishing books that smeared the Chinese regime. He was allegedly en route by train…

Team Finland China meeting held in Shanghai

Team Finland China got together in Shanghai on May 28-29. China Ambassador Jarno Syrjälä chaired the two-day event, reports the Finnish Business Council in Hong Kong (FinnCham). A Monday evening dinner reception was hosted by Consul General Jan Wahlberg, with FinnCham Hong Kong’s Executive Director Gitta Hägg-Lundvall in attendance. Also represented were the Finnish Business…

Danish PM warns Greenland not allow Chinese entrepreneurs build airports

Danish Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen warns Greenland’s Home Rule Government not to allow a Chinese contractor to build airports in Greenland. The message is that the Danish government will not accept that the Prime Minister of Greenland Kim Kielsen and his government can decide on their own whether Danish, Western or Chinese contractors will…

Pre-taste of Swedish midsummer in Hong Kong

On 11 May the Consulate General of Sweden in Hong Kong hosted a media event at the Swedish Residence, in relation to the Midsummer and National Day celebration on 8th June. As a pre-taste, more than 20 media and bloggers got to experience a traditional Swedish Midsummer celebration, or at least part of it: flower…

SwedCham Hong Kong launched anti plastic campaign

On 24 May Swedish Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong launched the position paper: ‘Plastic waste – a call for action’, with opening remarks from Consul General Helena Storm. The Swedish Chamber of Commerce is thereby raising plastic waste as an issue that needs urgent action in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong Government is called upon…

Tax treaty signed between Finland and Hong Kong

Finland and Hong Kong have signed a tax treaty on 24 May. When in force, it further highlights Finland’s position as a secure and predictable destination for Hong Kong investors. The new agreement will contribute to a continued fruitful economic cooperation between individuals and companies in both Finland and Hong Kong. An investment protection agreement…

Denmark enhances green energy co-op with SE Asia

Denmark has strenghtened the pursuit towards green energy with three Southeast Asian countries – Indonesia, China and Vietnam. On May 16th, The Danish Energy Agency (DEA) revealed plans to enhance coorporation and form partnerships with 12 countries worldwide on the occasion of the Clean Energy Ministrial (CEM9). The coorporation aims to support the Paris-agreement efforts…