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Chinese car company buys part of Danish Saxo Bank

The Chinese car company Geely bought a stake in Saxo Bank to strengthen the company’s ability to provide on-demand cars. China’s Zhejiang Geely Holding Group acquired a 52% stake in Saxo Bank from its founders and institutional investors on 14 September, according to Asia Nikkei Review. The purchase price was undisclosed, but the transaction values…

Chinese embassy comments on treatment of Chinese tourists in Sweden

The Chinese embassy in Sweden has released a statement about three Chinese tourists being refused permission to wait in the lobby of a Swedish hostel. “The Chinese Embassy in Sweden is deeply appalled and angered by what happened and strongly condemns the behavior of the Swedish police,” writes the embassy in a statement on 15…

Danish Consulate General in China celebrates 20 years since re-opening

The Danish Consulate General in Guangzhou, China, has celebrated that it is 20 years birthday since it re-opened. In the mid-19th century the Opium war took place in China, and in connection with the war the Danish Consulate General in Guangzhou, a city in Southern China, was closed. In 1998 it finally re-opened. The 20…

Finnish company to provide air system to big Chinese factory

Finnish company Sarlin will deliver a new air management system to one of China’s biggest steal factories. Sarlin has closed a deal with Shougang Jingtang’ state-of-the-art steel factory to provide the factory with a compressed air management system. “We’ve previously supplied several systems for the Chinese industry. The Shougang air compression system is the biggest…

China launches icebreaking vessel partly designed by Finnish company

China has launched its first home-made icebreaking vessel that is partly designed by a Finnish engineering company. China is ready to break the Arctic ice with a new icebreaking vessel called Xuelong 2, or Snow Dragon II, launched on 10 September, according to South China Morning Post. The vessel is designed together with Finnish engineering…

European companies invited to Macau Trade and Investment Fair 2018

The European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong is organizing the European Pavilion at the 23rd Macau Trade and Investment Fair (MIF) 2018, to be held from 18 – 20 October. Main highlights of the MIF include exhibitions, forums and conferences, business matching opportunities, and SMEs co-operation. Past editions of the Fair brought together over…

Greenland picks Denmark over China to upgrade airports

Greenland has chosen to partner with Denmark instead of China when upgrading two airports on the island. Greenland chose on 10 September to partner with Denmark in an upcoming upgrade of two national airports, according to metalsnews.com. China had also shown interest in the project, but the Danish government had expressed strong concerns about choosing…

Sweden and the UN will beat plastic pollution in Southeast Asia

Sweden and UN Environment announces project that aims to ensure that less plastic leaks through waste management systems. Sweden, United Nations Environment (UN Environment) and the Coordinating Body on the Seas of East Asia (COBSEA) on 10 September announced a project to combat marine litter and plastic pollution in Southeast Asia over the coming four…

ScandAsia September magazine is out

The September issue of the ScandAsia magazine is out and distributed by email to all subscribers and in its paper edition to paper subscribers and selected distribution points. The cover story is an interview with Mr Claus Rasmussen, the Danish diver who to part in Thailand’s cave rescue operation. Other interviews are with CEO Lars Siggaard Andersen,…