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Norwegian biologist received honorary award from China

China granted its 2019 International Science and Technology Cooperation Award on 10th January 2020, Norway won for the first time ever while Finland got scientific honour for another year. This award recognizes the key roles foreign scientists have played in China’s scientific development, as well as China’s growing effort to diversify its scientific partners in…

Norwegian industry minister expressed positive progress on free-trade deal with China

Norway aims to reach a free-trade agreement with China by the end of 2020, Norwegian Industry minister said on 8th January 2020, H.E. Torbjoern Roe Isaksen told Reuters during an industry conference in Oslo, “By the end of last year we had good progress in the talks, we continue to be optimistic and think it…

Ramboll acquires Singaporean consultant Web Structures

Danish consulting engineer Ramboll has announced the acquisition of Singaporean consultant Web Structures, which specialises in design and engineering services for high-rise buildings, on 7 January 2020. The deal will allow Ramboll to expand to its 4,500 payroll with 120 designers and engineers based in offices in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Shanghai and London. Web Structures…

China noticed less Scandinavian working hours leads to higher productivity

Policymakers in Beijing have advised China’s massive workforce that in the interest of a boost to productivity and the economy, they should take a break. According to Humanresource online, in December 2019, the country’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) released a fresh policy paper aimed at boosting spending in China during the holidays. The…

Norway seafood industry hits record breaking export sale in 2019

NORWAY’S seafood industry enjoyed its best ever year in 2019 with export sales hitting a record 107.3 billion kroner – or £9.25 billion – despite slightly lower volumes. Seafood trade between Norway and China grew significantly. Tom-Jørgen Gangsø, director of market insight and market access at the Norwegian Seafood Council, said “We have seen an…

Faroe islands telecom company and PM did not feel any pressure from China regarding Huawei

The Chinese embassy in Denmark tweeted that “the Chinese Ambassador to Denmark performed his normal duties when discussing with the Faroese government about the relations between two countries.” The tweet also accused the US of bullying Huawei, the Chinese company, and therefore the Chinese ambassador had to ensure fair treatment, according to CPH post online…

Danish largest sport store chain sold to Singaporean company

Denmark’s largest sports chain Sportmaster has been sold to a Singaporean company, which coincidentally has the same name, Sportmaster Operations. The Singaporean company operates hundreds of stores in Easterne Europe and Asia, with branch offices in China, Bangladesh and Vietnam. The company has acquired the Danish chain from the Nordic Capital Fund. The deal was…

First cargo train bringing Norwegian salmon to China is set to make maiden trip in 2020

The first cargo train loaded with Norwegian salmon is expected to depart Narvik for China early next year, the Norwegian Jernbanemagasinet reports. Thanks to new transport technology, the salmon will still be fresh when it arrives in Xi’an about 10 days after leaving Narvik. Narvik is the northernmost cargo railway station on the coast of…

The consulate general of Sweden in Hong Kong seeks an experience driver and administrative assistant

The Consulate General of Sweden in Hong Kong published a recruitment statement on 3rd January 2020, that said: Position as driver and administrative assistant The Consulate General of Sweden is seeking an experienced and flexible driver to join our team in Hong Kong. The successful applicant will be responsible for providing professional and secure transportation…