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The Nordic Lighthouse Opens in Shanghai

A new initiative, showcasing Nordic lifestyle, was launched in Shanghai today. The Nordic Lighthouse is a newly renovated warehouse directly on the Huangpu River, which brings together Nordic and Chinese brands through exhibitions, events and workshops. The Nordic Lighthouse was officially opened in Shanghai today with a grand opening ceremony attended by Denmark’s Permanent Secretary…

Chinese Tax Breaks Luring Danish Companies

Over the past five years, Danish companies have doubled the number of workers they employ in China, due not least to tax breaks offered by Chinese government. According to Avisen.dk, which obtained the figures from the Danish Embassy in Beijing, certain Danish companies can legally avoid tax for between three and five years after establishing…

Denmark and China Celebrate 60 Years of Diplomatic Relations

Today Denmark and China celebrated the 60 years of fruitful Sino-Danish relations with a reception at the Embassy of Denmark in Beijing. Denmark’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Ms. Lene Espersen, hosts large reception at Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Copenhagen.    11 May 2010 marks the 60 years’ anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations…

Danish Furnishing Chain Hits China

Danish home furnishing giant Jysk opened its first store in China yesterday, and founder Lars Larsen was personally on hand to cut the ribbon. The new store, located in Shanghai, was the 1,641st in the chain’s history. Larsen said he eventually wants to open up to 500 stores in China. Immediate plans, however, are for…

New Swedish Ambassador to Malaysia

The Swedish government on May 6, 2010 appointed Mr. Per-Arne Hjelmborn as new Ambassador to Malaysia. Mr. Hjelmborn is currently director of the Economic Section at the Swedish Embassy in Beijing. He has previously worked as Deputy Director at the Ministry’s Department for International Commercial. Per-Arne Hjelmborn has also served at embassies in Santiago de…

Göteborg Wind Orchestra on a Busy Tour

Text by The Royal Embassy of Sweden in ChinaPhoto by David Fredlund Göteborg Wind Orchestra is regarded as one of the leading symphonic wind orchestras in the world. The orchestra was celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2005 and is one of the oldest Swedish orchestras. Besides concerts in Göteborg, the orchestra also performs together with…

Swedish Expo Highlights in May

After months of anticipation and preparation, Shanghai is finally ready to officially open the World Expo to the public. The Swedish pavilion will open on May 1st and some of the highlights in May include: May 1 – Spirit of Innovation DayOn May 1st the Swedish pavilion will be inaugurated by the Swedish Minister for…