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Finnair starts codeshare cooperation with Juneyao Air

Announcing on its press release on May 16, 2019, Finnair has agreed on a new codeshare cooperation with Juneyao Air, one of the leading private-owned carriers in China, to extend its network in China. The new codeshare agreement will conduct on the route operated by Juneyao Air and Finnair between Helsinki and Shanghai Pudong International…

“Panda Day” celebration in Beijing

The Royal Danish Embassy in China hosted “Panda Day” event on May 10, 2019 at the Royal Danish Embassy to celebrate the successful landing of China’s two pandas arriving at their new home in Copenhagen, Denmark. The celebration was opened by welcome speech from Ambassador A. Carsten Damsgaard followed by the speech from Dai Guangcui,…

Swedish singer Sophie Zelmani to perform across China for 13 days

Sophie Zelmani, a Swedish singer and songwriter will perform her concerts in more than 10 cities across China. The China tour this time is Zelmani’s comeback tour–she previously performed in multiple cities in China in 2018. Her upcoming concerts will be performed under name “the Zelmani’s Sunrise Tour 2019” referring to Zelmani’s new album “Sunrise”…

Ericsson signed MoUs with two Chinese firms

Ericsson and China Telecom have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at China Unicom’s 5G Innovation and Cooperation Conference in Shenzhen, China, on April 26, to speed up “the development of commercial 5G and promote 5G technological innovation,” Ericsson stated in its press release on April 30. Inked by Luca Orsini, Head of Networks, Market…

Maritime meeting between China and Denmark

The Danish Maritime Authority had a maritime dialogue meeting with the Chinese Ministry of Transport in Guangzhou, China, on April 29-30, 2019. Since 2010, the meeting between the Danish Maritime Authority and the Chinese Ministry of Transport, including the Bureau of Water Transport would be held once every year and this two-days meeting was the…

Chinese police busted $30million fake LEGO factory

Police in China have exposed a gang accused of manufacturing and selling $30million (£23million) worth of fake LEGO. According to the police’s statement on April 26, police raided the buildings of Lepin, a Chinese toymaker manufacturing counterfeit LEGO in the southern city of Shenzhen and arrested four people. “In October 2018, the Shanghai police found…

Carlsberg’s $19.1 million plant in Jiangsu is finished

Carlsberg affirmed it has completed construction of a 130 million yuan (US$19.1 million) production and warehouse facility in Jiangsu Province, according to the report from Shine, China news agency, on April 19, 2019. The feature of Carlsberg’s new facility is its ability to produce 50,000 cans of beer for all major retail channels in the…

Sweden appointed new envoy to China after bookseller scandal

The Local Sweden reported on April 18 that Sweden appointed Helena Sångeland as new ambassador to China after the former ambassador, Anna Lindstedt is now being investigated for involving in secret meetings with Angela Gui, the daughter of imprisoned bookseller, Gui Minhai. Before taking the position, Sångeland had worked as Swedish ambassador to countries in…