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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…

Finland briefs media in Beijing at start of EU Presidency

To mark the commencement of Finland’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU), the Ambassador of Finland to China Jarno Syrjälä and the Ambassador of the EU Delegation to China Nicolas Chapuis held a press conference at the Ambassador’s Residence of the Finnish Embassy in Beijing on Thursday, informing media of the priorities…

Nordic perishable goods by train to China now possible: Saving up to 80 percent

Russia’s has removed restrictions on transportation of perishable products via train through Russia to third countries, e.g. China, which may bring big savings to the way for instance salmon from Norway will reach China. Norwegian salmon farmers could see their transport costs to Asia cut by 80%, following this change in Russian regulations. Same goes…

Aker Group helps China built first home built icebreaker

Finland’s Aker Arctic Technology in Helsinki and the Marine Design and Research Institute in Shanghai jointly designed China’s first domestically built icebreaker, Xuelong 2(Snow Dragon 2). The icebreaker was on 11 July 2019 delivered to the Chinese Ministry of Natural Resources’ Polar Research Institute at a commissioning ceremony at Jiangnan Shipyard Group, which built the…

Finland wins race to get China centre

Finland has won the race to get an important China-Europe technology centre. The Chinese and European centre for innovation has been officially launched in a former hospital building in Helsinki. GBTimes has reported that the centre “will be a platform for the transformation and cooperation of Sino-Finnish scientific and technological achievements”. Officially known Chinese-European Center…

Finnair continues to grow its Asian traffic: Busan in Korea as a new destination in summer 2020

Finnair continues to grow its Asian operations and adds Busan in South Korea as a new destination in summer 2020. Finnair will be the first and only airline connecting Busan to Europe with a non-stop flight. In summer season 2020, Finnair will operate from Helsinki to Busan three times a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays and…

Singapore’s Minister spoke on ageing society at the forum in Helsinki

Amy Khor, Senior Minister of State for Health of Singapore participated in High-Level Forum on the Silver Economy as one of the forum speakers. Running from July 9-10 in Helsinki, Finland, this forum was organized for the first time by the Finnish government and the Global Coalition on Ageing. It brought together business leaders and…

Norway, Finland and Sweden co-supported project on constitution in Myanmar

International IDEA Myanmar (International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance) announced on June 20 that its program titled “MyConstitution” has been supported by its existing partners, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and its recent partners, the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Finland and Sweden. MyConstitution is established…