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Finnish telecom business sold to Shenzhen firm

Finnish company Efore has sold its telecommunications business to Shenzhen Kexin Communication Technologies Co. Ltd. The deal covers the entire Efore Telecommunications business including current product portfolio and Efore brand and name. Following the acquisition, 73 Efore employees in Finland, China and Sweden will move to the buyer as old employees. The purchase price on…

Indian “stealth” navy ship visits Helsinki

Indian Naval Ship “Tarkash” docked at Helsinki, Finland on 31 July 2019 for a three-day visit. The ship is part of the Indian Navy’s Western Fleet and is under the Operational Command of Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Naval Command, based at Mumbai. Vice Admiral Ajit Kumar P, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Naval Command also arrived…

Eight of ten Thais in car crash in Finland back to picking berries

Eight of the ten migrant workers from Thailand, who were injured on Tuesday in a car crash in Finland have been released from Seinäjoki Central Hospital, where they were treated and have returned to the camping centre where they live while working as seasonal berry pickers. The two workers most seriously injured in the accident…

Finland crowned happiest country in the world

Finland is the happiest country in the world for the second year in a row, according to the latest World Happiness Report. It’s followed by Denmark, Norway, Iceland and The Netherlands. The report is produced by the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network. It ranks countries on six key variables that support wellbeing: income, freedom, trust, healthy life…

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…