Latest Scandinavian China & Hong Kong News

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…

Norwegian biologist received honorary award from China

China granted its 2019 International Science and Technology Cooperation Award on 10th January 2020, Norway won for the first time ever while Finland got scientific honour for another year. This award recognizes the key roles foreign scientists have played in China’s scientific development, as well as China’s growing effort to diversify its scientific partners in…

Norwegian industry minister expressed positive progress on free-trade deal with China

Norway aims to reach a free-trade agreement with China by the end of 2020, Norwegian Industry minister said on 8th January 2020, H.E. Torbjoern Roe Isaksen told Reuters during an industry conference in Oslo, “By the end of last year we had good progress in the talks, we continue to be optimistic and think it…

Ramboll acquires Singaporean consultant Web Structures

Danish consulting engineer Ramboll has announced the acquisition of Singaporean consultant Web Structures, which specialises in design and engineering services for high-rise buildings, on 7 January 2020. The deal will allow Ramboll to expand to its 4,500 payroll with 120 designers and engineers based in offices in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Shanghai and London. Web Structures…

China noticed less Scandinavian working hours leads to higher productivity

Policymakers in Beijing have advised China’s massive workforce that in the interest of a boost to productivity and the economy, they should take a break. According to Humanresource online, in December 2019, the country’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) released a fresh policy paper aimed at boosting spending in China during the holidays. The…

Norway seafood industry hits record breaking export sale in 2019

NORWAY’S seafood industry enjoyed its best ever year in 2019 with export sales hitting a record 107.3 billion kroner – or £9.25 billion – despite slightly lower volumes. Seafood trade between Norway and China grew significantly. Tom-Jørgen Gangsø, director of market insight and market access at the Norwegian Seafood Council, said “We have seen an…