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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,…

Electric car Polestar’s new headquarters in Sweden

Polestar, the new electric performance brand from the Volvo Car Group, inaugurated its new global headquarters in Gothenburg, Sweden. Strategically located on the Volvo Car Group campus, the new building and working environment supports cross-functional collaboration throughout Polestar and further strengthens cooperation between the Polestar brand and its parent company. The new headquarters building, which…

Norway’s Ambassador to China to be UN Syria Envoy

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced on 31 October 2018 the appointment of Ambassador Ambassador Geir O. Pedersen of Norway as his Special Envoy for Syria. ‘I am very pleased that the UN Secretary-General has given one of our foremost diplomats the important task of leading the UN’s efforts in forging an inclusive and credible political…

Finnish education gained visibility in China

Finnish education know-has gained visibility in China during October. The Finnish way of education has been in focus in China due to two events in October. On 15-16 October Finnish Minister Ms. Tarja Kangaskorte attended the Chengdu Education Forum where she introduced the Finnish education system. She also promoted Finland as a good destination for…

Nordic China Smart City Conference

On 13-15 November the Nordic China Smart City Conference takes place at Stockholmsmässan in Sweden. The theme is: ’Combining China’s new model for growth and the Nordic’s Eco Governance’. This is the third in the series of highly successful conferences focusing on the Nordic opportunities within the fast-growing Chinese urban development market. Its aim is…

Norwegian oil company wins order in China

Norwegian company Aker Solutions has on 23 October 2018 won an order to provide China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) with products for a new underwater gas field in China. Aker Solutions will provide CNOOC with subsea production system and umbilicals for CNOOC’s upcoming Lingshui 17-2 gas field. The order is worth NOK1.7 billion ($205…

Norway’s official State Visit to Beijing and Shanghai

HM King Harald and HM Queen Sonja of Norway’s State Visit to China has come to an end after the official part of the week-long programme took them to both Beijing and Shanghai. Norway-China Business Summit 2018 was held in Beijing on 16 October themed ‘Pioneering sustainable solutions. The visiting King of Norway Harald V…

China-Finland Innovative Business Cooperation Committee event

China and Finland launched a Committee for Innovative Business Cooperation in June 2017. The members of this Committee from Finland are the top leaders of Finnish corporations and the Nokia Chairman Risto Siilasmaa leads the Committee on behalf of Finland. The goal for the China-Finland Innovative Business Cooperation Committee is to guide and promote innovative…