Latest Scandinavian China & Hong Kong News

Singapore jumped at the top of world’s competitive economy

For the first time since 2010, Singapore has ranked first in the world’s most competitive economy in 2019, according to an announcement by the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) on May 29. Singapore rose from 3rd to 1st spot of the ranking this year followed by Hong Kong and USA coming in the 3rd.…

Finnair joined China Southern to start codeshare cooperation

Finnair announced that it has agreed on a new codeshare partnership with China Southern, China’s largest carrier with over 800 aircraft and more than 100,000 employees around the world, according to Finnair’s media release published on May 21, 2019. Starting on 01 June, 2019, the cooperation will add five new destinations in China for Finnair’s…

China and Norway signed agreements on seafood

Norway’s government has signed agreements with China’s government on May 20 in Norway to facilitate in importing Norwegian salmon, fishmeal and oil to China’s market, according to the report by Undercurrent News, news agency publicizing seafood business news. The deal on salmon was signed to renew the agreement first signed in 2017. The duration of…

Wärtsilä to power Chinese oilfield company

Wärtsilä, Finland’s source provider specializing in marine and energy, announced on May 13, 2019 that it has been awarded a contract by Oilfield Services Co Ltd (COSL), a Chinese oilfield service provider, to provide 40 generating sets for 12 new Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) fuelled platform supply vessels (PSV). Wärtsilä’s new PSV will mark the…

Finnair starts codeshare cooperation with Juneyao Air

Announcing on its press release on May 16, 2019, Finnair has agreed on a new codeshare cooperation with Juneyao Air, one of the leading private-owned carriers in China, to extend its network in China. The new codeshare agreement will conduct on the route operated by Juneyao Air and Finnair between Helsinki and Shanghai Pudong International…

“Panda Day” celebration in Beijing

The Royal Danish Embassy in China hosted “Panda Day” event on May 10, 2019 at the Royal Danish Embassy to celebrate the successful landing of China’s two pandas arriving at their new home in Copenhagen, Denmark. The celebration was opened by welcome speech from Ambassador A. Carsten Damsgaard followed by the speech from Dai Guangcui,…

Swedish singer Sophie Zelmani to perform across China for 13 days

Sophie Zelmani, a Swedish singer and songwriter will perform her concerts in more than 10 cities across China. The China tour this time is Zelmani’s comeback tour–she previously performed in multiple cities in China in 2018. Her upcoming concerts will be performed under name “the Zelmani’s Sunrise Tour 2019” referring to Zelmani’s new album “Sunrise”…

Ericsson signed MoUs with two Chinese firms

Ericsson and China Telecom have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at China Unicom’s 5G Innovation and Cooperation Conference in Shenzhen, China, on April 26, to speed up “the development of commercial 5G and promote 5G technological innovation,” Ericsson stated in its press release on April 30. Inked by Luca Orsini, Head of Networks, Market…