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Secret Garden in Beijing

The award winning Irish-Norwegian duo Secret Garden will perform at the Beijing Exhibition Theatre on the 29th and 30th of May. The duo features the Irish violinist Fionnuala Sherry and the Norwegian composer/pianist Rolf Løvland. They have sold over 3 million albums and won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1995 with the composition “Nocturne”. It…

Lost in Nature

The architectural exhibition ”Lost in Nature” by Norwegian Architects Jarmund/Vigsnæs will be on display at Tsinghua School of Architecture between 24. May and 5. June, with an official opening on Monday the 24th, at three in the afternoon. The exhibition highlights selected works of the Oslo-based firm.The architecture of Jarmund/Vigsnaes has a close affinity to…

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…