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First Ever Oriental Pratincole Makes It From China to Denmark

Ornithologists in the west of Denmark are ecstatic after logging the country’s first ever occurrence of an Oriental Pratincole (Glareola maldivarum), a wading bird that is generally only found in south Asia and in China. The bird, which the Danish Ornithologial Society said was discovered early on Wednesday morning by biologist Frits Rost near Vest…

Swedish Expo Highlights in June

June 6th – National Day CelebrationsThe Swedish National Day will be celebrated in the Swedish pavilion with a summer service and graduation ceremony in the morning and sing-along activities in the afternoon and evening.June 9th – SSSBP environmental seminar and sustainable financing seminarThe Swedish Trade Council and the Consulate General of Sweden in Shanghai invites…

Three New Danish Visa Application Centres in China

To day three brand new Visa Application Centres will start operating in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou. For visa applicants with ordinary passports this means easier access to visa centres, longer opening hours, extended service and shorter processing time. To meet the increasing demand for Schengen visas, Denmark will open three new specialized Visa Application Centres,…

Chinese & Finnish Presidents Discuss Korea

Tension on the Korean peninsula was among the topics discussed by the Finnish and Chinese presidents in Beijing on Saturday. The Finnish head of state, Tarja Halonen, met with her counterpart Hu Jintao near the end of her week-long visit to China. The two discussed bilateral ties between the countries and ways to expand cooperation…

Crown Prince Haakon Opened the Celebrations of Norway’s National Pavilion Day

Crown Prince Haakon of Norway today opened the celebrations for Norway’s National Pavilion Day at the Expo Center, featuring music by the Trondheim soloists. Haakon said the Pavilion Day of Norway is an opportunity to promote and strengthen the fruitful relations between China and Norway. “Norway and China have much to learn from each other…