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Xenophobia against Asians in Finland prompted by the coronavirus

The fear of the Chinese corona virus has affected how Asian people are treated in Finland; several Asians in the Nordic country have reported cases of discrimination, apparently prompted by the outbreak of corona virus in China. Several Asians share that they get unfriendly stares and slurs such as “Chinese disease” and “corona virus” thrown…

Finnish fiber glass manufacturer supplies China electric buses for green initiative

Finland-based Exel Composites has supplied Chinese bus and coach manufacturer Yutong with fiberglass profiles for 33 electric buses which have been delivered to Helsinki, Finland. The introduction of the electric buses is part of the country’s goal to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by five million kilograms a year. Exel designs and manufactures large and complex…

South east asian airlines announce new policies on Corona virus

Various airlines around the world are shifting their change and cancellation policy during the epidemic situation of Coronavirus. Beijing and Shanghai are among the most affected cities, and some airlines have cut service to Hong Kong, a semi autonomous region of the country. Macau has remained largely unaffected. To name a few of airlines in…

Tourists from Scandinavia are evolving as great tourism markets for Vietnam

Vietnam has experienced a boom in tourism at one of the fastest rates in the world with a staggering number of 18 million visitors according to the 2019 Tourism Highlight report released by the United Nations World Tourism Organization. Out of the 18 million individuals that travelled to the South East Asian country, Vietnam greeted…

Finnish smart building provider takes on Asia

Tridify’s solution combines any Building Information Model into one 3D web presentation. Currently at the forefront of digitalization Singapore spells tremendous opportunities for business and partnerships for Nordic solutions. Helsinki Business Hub (HBH), the trade and investment promotion agency for the Finnish capital region, has identified Singapore’s ’Smart Nation’ initiative for growth through innovation and…

The Scandinavian Foreign Ministries advises against travelling to China

Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland have recently tightened their respective national travel-guidelines to China. “We will discourage all unnecessary travel to China”, informs the Civil service of the Danish Foreign Ministry in a press-statement released at 9PM, Monday February 3, 2020. Similar statements have been released by Norway, Sweden and Finland since January 26, 2020…

Finland says rail link to China important to Nordic cooperation

The Finnish Minister for Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade, Ville Skinnari, has stressed the importance for Nordic cooperation of the rail link between Finland and China. The minister said according to the Finnish national media, Yle. that the Norwegian and Swedish industries are interested in cooperating in logistics with Finland. “This cooperation has now been…

New rules for Schengen Visa now active

New EU rules on short-stay visas to the EU – Schengen area came into effect the 2 February 2020. The intention is to make it easier for legitimate travellers to apply for a visa to come to Europe, facilitating tourism, trade and business. At the same time, it will free up resources to be used…

Finnair announces cancellation of all flights to and from mainland China

The last Finnair flight between Helsinki and China will depart February 6, 2020 in light of the coronavirus epidemic in China. “The health and wellbeing of customers and personnel is a top priority of Finnair”, says the airline company. The last remaining flights will allow passengers and crew to return to their respective homes in…

Nokia is closing R&D center in Phillippines

The Philippines’ trade secretary urged Nokia to assist its soon-to-be unemployed workers in finding jobs at other companies on 23rd January 2020. A week earlier, the company announced that it will be closing down its research and development center (R&D) in Quezon City at the end of the year. Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)…