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Sweden and the UN will beat plastic pollution in Southeast Asia

Sweden and UN Environment announces project that aims to ensure that less plastic leaks through waste management systems. Sweden, United Nations Environment (UN Environment) and the Coordinating Body on the Seas of East Asia (COBSEA) on 10 September announced a project to combat marine litter and plastic pollution in Southeast Asia over the coming four…

ScandAsia September magazine is out

The September issue of the ScandAsia magazine is out and distributed by email to all subscribers and in its paper edition to paper subscribers and selected distribution points. The cover story is an interview with Mr Claus Rasmussen, the Danish diver who to part in Thailand’s cave rescue operation. Other interviews are with CEO Lars Siggaard Andersen,…

Slush Shanghai triples number of participants

10.000 participants took part in Slush Shanghai 2018. The international startup event Slush had three time more participants to the event in Shanghai than last year. 10.000 participants went to the event on 7-8 September compared to the usual 3000 participants. 2018 marked the third year for Slush in Shanghai, and the fourth one in…

Agreement between EU and the Pacific region to promote sound ocean governance

An agreement to promote sustainable management and sound ocean governance in the Pacific Region was signed on 5 September. A landmark agreement has been signed between the European Union (EU) and The Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA), the Pacific-Community-SPC, the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and The University of the South…

China-Finland festival held in China

A three-day China-Finland Culture Exchange festival has been held in Hangzhou. A three-day China-Finland culture exchange festival offered both funny activities and a meeting between politicians. The festival included various cultural activities such as a visit to Hangzhou by Santa Claus himself and several performances by the famous 1990’s Finnish pop group Aikakone. On Monday…

Taiwan students in Norway planning to sue Norwegian government

Taiwan students in Norway are planning to sue the Norwegian government after the nationality on their residency permits has been changed from Taiwan to China. A groups of Taiwan law students living in Norway will fill a lawsuit against the Norwegian government after their nationality has been changed from Taiwan to China in their residency…

Finnish TV will hit China

China will launch Nordic TV in China in a cooperation with a Finnish operator and is also producing episodes about the Finnish film industry. Finnish telecommunications company Elisa has partnered with China Broadcasting and Television Media (CBM) to bring Nordic TV to Chinese households. Nordic TV is a subscriber video-on-demand service that contains Nordic films,…

Norwegians to be advisors on wind substation in China

Energy experts from Norway has been contracted to provide technical advisory support on feasibility studies for offshore wind substation in China. Norwegian DNV GL, the world’s largest resource of independent energy experts and certification body, will provide technical advisory support on feasibility studies for the first-ever Chinese high-voltage direct current (HVDC) offshore wind substation. China…

African swine fever in China may be good for Danish pork export

Three major outbreaks of African swine fever have hit China. This can have a positive effect for Danish pork industry as this may cause a boom in export, according to experts. China’s great pig production has been hit by three outbreaks of the very contagiousness African swine fever during August. This means that China perhaps needs…