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Asian Engineers Choose Sweden

Denmark has higher salaries and lower taxes than Sweden. Still highly educated people from Third World countries as for example China chooses Sweden, reports Nordjyske. Every time one foreign engineer choose to live and work in Denmark, four chooses to live in Sweden. This is the conclusion in a rapport from Nordic Council of Ministries writes the Newsletter Monday…

Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget Sells its Packaging Business in Asia

International Paper Agrees to Purchase SCA’s Asia Packaging BusinessInternational Paper today announced it signed a definitive agreement to purchase SCA’s (Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget) packaging business in Asia for $200 million in cash, subject to post-closing adjustments. International Paper expects to complete the purchase in the second quarter of 2010, subject to regulatory approval of the transaction…

Secret Garden and Norwegian Evening at Expo

Text and Photos by Royal Norwegian Embassy in China Norway at Expo 2010 is proud to present “The Norwegian Evening” at Expo in cooperation with Secret Garden and I.M. Skaugen. Secret Garden front figure and composer, Rolf Løvland, has written an orchestral suite especially for Norway’s pavilion at Expo 2010 in Shanghai. The suite can…

Parallax on China Tour

Text and Photo by Royal Norwegian Embassy in China Norwegian jazz band Parallax will be on tour in China in May to promote their debut album Live in The UK. They will be playing alongside the Chinese composer Li Tieqiao. Parallax was formed in early 2008 and comes out of the Oslo improv-scene. The music…

New Swedish Ambassadors to China and Singapore

The Swedish Government has appointed new Ambassadors to China and Singapore. Lars Fredén has been appointed Sweden’s Ambassador to China. He has been Sweden’s Ambassador to Macedonia since 2008 and before that was Ambassador to Croatia for two years. Lars Fredén was previously stationed in Beijing from 1998 to 2003, where he was Minister and Deputy…