Latest Scandinavian China & Hong Kong News

SAS and Finnair postpone departures to China once again

Originally the Scandinavian flight company only halted their flights to China until 29 February 2020 as a result of the novel coronavirus. “A new evaluation of the situation regarding the coronavirus has been conducted, and SAS has decided to halt all departures to and from Shanghai and Beijing until 29 March 2020,” states the Scandinavian…

Postnord halts their shipments of packages and letters to China

Letters to and from China has always been a huge part of the Nordic postal business Postnord. But the domestic situation in China makes Postnord temporarily halt their shipments of letters and packages to China, reports svt.se. “All packages that have been sent will be quite belated,” says the company’s officer of press Maria Ibsen.…

Xenophobia against Asians in Finland prompted by the coronavirus

The fear of the Chinese corona virus has affected how Asian people are treated in Finland; several Asians in the Nordic country have reported cases of discrimination, apparently prompted by the outbreak of corona virus in China. Several Asians share that they get unfriendly stares and slurs such as “Chinese disease” and “corona virus” thrown…

Sweden-Southeastasia Summit Cancelled

Team Sweden in South East Asia has decided to cancel the “Sweden-Southeast Asia Business Summit” scheduled to be held in Singapore on February 13-14, 2020. The reason is the corona virus outbreak which the Singaporean health authorities have upgraded to Code Orange. That is the second highest alert level (explained here: https://www.moh.gov.sg/diseases-updates/being-prepared-for-a-pandemic ) “In consultation with…

Myanmar government ordered Wärtsilä power plants to battle black outs

The government of Myanmar has ordered two fast-track power plants to try to put an end to large-scale blackouts,on 7 February 2020 . Last summer, the Yangon area of the country was subjected to power cuts of up to six hours a day. Now the government has contracted Finnish technology group Wärtsilä to deliver equipment…

Finnish fiber glass manufacturer supplies China electric buses for green initiative

Finland-based Exel Composites has supplied Chinese bus and coach manufacturer Yutong with fiberglass profiles for 33 electric buses which have been delivered to Helsinki, Finland. The introduction of the electric buses is part of the country’s goal to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by five million kilograms a year. Exel designs and manufactures large and complex…

South east asian airlines announce new policies on Corona virus

Various airlines around the world are shifting their change and cancellation policy during the epidemic situation of Coronavirus. Beijing and Shanghai are among the most affected cities, and some airlines have cut service to Hong Kong, a semi autonomous region of the country. Macau has remained largely unaffected. To name a few of airlines in…

A massive outbreak of swine-fever in China forces the Danish meat prices up

Danes doing their groceries in Danish supermarkets may have noticed that during 2019 the prices on meat have increased – especially on products containing pork. The price of products containing pork meat has gone up a significant amount – just within the month of January there has been a price increase on 25%. Few would…