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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…

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,…

European Union: Reuters reporters sentence undermines media freedom

A Statement by the Spokesperson of the European Union and EU Member States on 3 September 2018 says: “Today’s court decision to sentence Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo to 7 years of imprisonment undermines the freedom of the media, the public’s right to information and the development of the rule of law…

September Nordic Start-Up Breakfast Singapore

The Nordic business organizations jointly present the Nordic Start-Up day to be held on Thursday 13 September, featuring the companies Investigate, Lendela, Smartly and Trax. The event is described as “a concept for the Nordic entrepreneurial scene in Singapore”. The first gathering features one inspirational talk and one panel discussion. The inspirational talk will be…

Finland, Helsinki come to promote start-ups and innovation in Singapore

During 12 – 19 September more than 20 companies from Helsinki will be in Singapore to seek partnerships with Singapore companies – especially start-ups to develop breakthrough AR and VR technologies and digital solutions in healthcare and wellness. Visitors will be able to experience Helsinki an Finland in Singapore via both virtual and augmented reality…