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Danish Minister visited Shanghai

Minister for Development Cooperation of Denmark Ulla Tørnæs visited Shanghai in the first week of November to attend China International Import Expo (CIIE). The Minister visited the Danish National Pavilion, which was organized by State of Green and Dansk Industri – DI. She also visited the Danish Food Pavilion, that was organized by Food Nation…

LEGO has won intellectual property lawsuit in China

On 5 November Danish LEGO won a lawsuit against four Chinese companies who infringed multiple copyrights of LEGO and conducted acts of unfair competition by producing and distributing building sets similar to the LEGO products. The Guangzhou Yuexiu District Court ordered, among other things, that the four defendants shall immediately cease producing, selling, exhibiting or…

Sino-Finnish ski tunnel project in Northeast China

Finland’s Ambassador to China Mr Jarno Syrjälä visited (in September 2018) the Beishan ski tunnel project in Jilin City, Northeast China. The ski tunnel is being built as a Sino-Finnish cooperation project and the China national cross-country skiing team will start training there in the autumn. Hits: 199

China Denmark Regions, Cities Forum 2018

The China Denmark Regions and Cities Forum 2018, taking place during 20-21 November, is a conference organized by the City of Aarhus and Central Denmark Region, Chinese Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries and the Danish Embassy in Beijing. As 2018 marks the 10-year anniversary of the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership between China and Denmark, these…

Lego Education offers progress learning in Chinese schools

LEGO Education is offering a new and more progressive way of learning science and technology, engineering and math for the millions of students in China, in a US$ 500 billion education market and US$ 12 billion toy market. The exciting Lego schools are visited by curious children, who wish to learn by playing and supported…

Nordic Culture Week Wujiang

At the opening ceremony of Wujiang Road’s Nordic Culture Week on 7 November, speeches were heard from our Consul General Jan Wahlberg as well as representatives from Business Sweden and Jing’an government. Finland’s Culture Coordinator Veli-Matti Palomäki also performed Finnish music at the ceremony. Nordic Culture Week is organized by Jing’an Government Office as part…

China-Finland Committee for Innovative Business Cooperation

The 3rd meeting of China-Finland Committee for Innovative Business Cooperation was organized on 8 November in Shanghai during the China International Import Expo (preceded by working groups meetings on 7 November). Finland’s Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Anne-Mari Virolainen also attended the Committee meeting. The Committee was established during President Xi’s visit to Finland…

Nokia has signed big contracts with Chinese companies

Finnish Nokia has on 7 November signed contracts with China Mobile, China Telecom and China Unicom at China International Import Expo in Shanghai. The contracts are worth a combined value of more than EUR 2 billion, according to Nokia. “We are excited to continue our close collaboration with these important customers in China, to drive…

Danish Crown has signed major deal with Chinese company

Danish Crown and Chinese Alibaba’s Win-Chain on 6 November signed an agreement on weekly deliveries of 250 tonnes of Danish pork from Danish Crown’s new factory in China. The deliveries will start during summer 2019 and continue for five years. The agreement is worth at least 300 million euro (2,3 billion DKK), according to Danish…

Espoo and Shanghai: 20 years of sister cities

On 7 November the 20th anniversary of sister city relations between Espoo in Finland and Shanghai in China were celebrated at St. Regis hotel in Shanghai. Opening words were delivered by Finland’s Ambassador to China Jarno Syrjälä, Mayor of Espoo city Jukka Mäkelä and Shanghai FAO Deputy Secretary General Liu Guangyong. China International Import Expo,…