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Concern about China’s presence in the Arctic

A melting glacier in the Arctic.

As global warming is upon us and the ice is melting in both the north and south, water areas in the Arctic which were previously inaccessible are now free to explore. An opportunity China is utilising according to the American news media CNBC. Meanwhile, the Northatlantic defence alliance, NATO, isn’t too keen on the recent…

Thai tourism to focus on Nordic visitors

Thai Tourism to focus on Nordic visitors

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has set up a project called “Bringing New Shades of Thailand to Nordic Travellers” which is targeting tourists from the Nordic countries, writes The Nation. TAT governor Yuthasak Supasorn and director of the TAT office in Stockholm Eurblarp Sriphiromya are piloting the project covering the four countries, namely Sweden,…

Singapore admires Nordic paternity leave levels

paternity leave in singapore

Despite having the right to government-paid paternity leave for two weeks, only 35 percent Singaporean fathers swapped the business suit for changing diapers in 2018. This is even a decline from 53 percent in 2017 and 47 percent the previous year. The figures stem from the Singaporean Ministry of Social and Family Development answering a…

Grundfos at first pump-tech exhibition in Hanoi

An exhibition of pumps and pumping solutions of Danish manufacturer Grundfos was opened in Hanoi on August 2. The event, first of its kind in Hanoi according to VNA, is designed to introduce durable, energy saving products for high-rise trade buildings and water plants, as well as industrial and civil pump products. Speaking at the…

What went wrong for Aung San Suu Kyi?

The online media TheArtsDesk.com carried on Friday 26 July 2019 an interview with Danish documentalist Karen Stokkendal Poulsen about her her film ‘On the Inside of a Military Dictatorship’. The documentary tackles the question, how Aung San Suu Kyi could turn from a heroic status on the international stage perhaps surpassed only by Nelson Mandela…

Fewer Danes apply for multiple entry tourist visas (METV)

The Royal Thai Embassy in Denmark issued 31 Multiple Entry Tourist Visas from January to June this year. Last year the embassy issued 59 Multiple Entry Tourist Visas during the same period. The Multiple-Entry Tourist Visa is valid for 6 months from the date of application and gives the holder 60 days stay on each entry…

Danish App helps fight illegal logging in Cambodia

Cambodia has seen a 23 percent decrease in tree cover since 2000 according to Global Forest Watch. As part of this, the country lost almost half of its dense old-growth forests: 3 million hectares, an area the size of Denmark. More than half of Cambodia is now non-forested. Against this backdrop, two NGOs, a Danish university and Cambodian…

Countries for and against China’s Xinjiang policies

Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland and Finland signed on 8 July 2019, along with 17 other nations, a letter addressed to the president of the UN Human Rights Council and the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights calling on China to end its massive detention program in Xinjiang. The letter expressed concern about “credible reports of…

China’s Artic goals examined by Norwegian Scholars

China’s goals in developing its influence in the Artic region is examined in an article on the website of the Arctic Institute – an independent organization headquartered in Washington, D.C with participation from all the Nordic countries, Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland. In later years, Arctic nations such as Denmark, Sweden and Norway have increasingly…