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First Chinese airline to commence flights directly to Finland

Tibet Airlines will be the first Chinese airline to commence long haul flights between Finland and Jinan, located half way between Beijing and Shanghai. If the prices are attractive and connecting flights schedules are available without too long waiting time, this will open a new route for Finns and other Nordic expats in China to…

The President of Finland to visit China on 14 – 15 January 2019

President Sauli Niinistö and his spouse, Mrs. Jenni Haukio, will make a state visit to China on January 14-15, 2019. President Sauli Niinistö will meet with President of China Xi Jinping in Beijing on Monday, January 14 2019. To tighten bilateral relationship between Finland and China, the Presidents will discuss relations between the super powers…

African swine fever hits largest Danish-Chinese pig farm

Heilongjiang Asia-Europe Animal Husbandry Co. Ltd., the largest Danish-Chinese pig farm with 73,000 pigs, has been hit by an outbreak of the deadly African swine fever. The disease has infected almost 100 farms across China since August 2018, yet this Danish-invested Chinese farm is the largest to be hit with an outbreak. Around 4,686 pigs…

Maersk shuts container factory in China

Maersk, the Danish world’s biggest container shipper will shut a transport container factory in China. The company’s Dongguan container factory, which has 2,240 employees and can produce 100,000 40-foot containers a year, has been idle since the beginning of December, Maersk said. Instead Maersk will focus on producing refrigerated containers for food. As a result of higher…

Nordic Innovation House – Hong Kong opened

On 28 November a Nordic milestone of sorts occurred in Hong when the Nordic Innovation House – Hong Kong (NIH-HK) was inaugurated. Its importance was also acknowledged by the very fact that Mrs Carrie Lam, Chief Executive of Hong Kong SAR graced the opening with her attendance, giving her opening address, along with Nordic ministers!…

Inaugural China-Denmark Blockchain Experts’ Dialogue

On behalf of the European Blockchain Centre at IT University of Copenhagen and the Tech Ambassador of Denmark, the Innovation Centre Denmark in Shanghai on 13-16 November arranged the first “China-Denmark Blockchain Experts’ Dialogue” – held in in Shanghai, Hangzhou and Suzhou. Danish companies, start-ups and universities participated, where the purpose of the dialogue-tour was…

China Center for Globalization held forum

A forum was organized earlier in November by one of China’s leading think tanks, China Center for Globalization (CCG). Mats harborn, President for EUCCC described it as “excellent”: “We discussed inbound and outbound investment. I made two main points: 1) for outbound investment Chinese actors need to be better at communication in order to reduce…

Swedish top trio in EU-China Cleantech Competition

At the Next-Gen Energy & Cross-Border Innovation Summit, as part of CleanConnect 2018 summit in Nanjing (held in November), the results for the EU-China Cleantech Competition were presented. Swedish innovative cleantech companies took all three top spots, with Meva Energy awarded first prize. Following a detailed scouting, some 35 European sustainability tech companies were invited…

Nordic China Startup Night held in Shenzhen

A Nordic start up night in ‘China’s silicon Valley’ Shenzhen took place on 16 November, organised by Nordic China Startup Forum. ‘Nordic China Startup Night – Lets Connect the World’s Two Best Startup Scenes’ was held at Beeplus in Futian, Shenzhen. Nordic tech start-ups and businesses got to explore business opportunities and investments in Greater…