Category: Hong Kong

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…

Swedish court rules out extradition of Qiao Jianjun to China

Sweden’s Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday 9 July, 2019 that Qiao Jianjun, a fugitive requested by China, will not be extradited. The court based its decision on the risk that he would be subject to the death penalty, torture or degrading treatment that would violate the European Convention on Human Rights. The Supreme Court said…

Scania signed a deal with Macau’s motor service provider

Swedish trucks and buses manufacturer Scania AB picked Xin Kang Hua Auto Parts & Motor Services Limited as its maintenance and repair dealership in Macau. The signing ceremony was held on June 24 at Grand Hyatt Macau where Scania Hong Kong Managing Director Carl-Fredrik Zachrisson, and the Chief Executive Officer of Xin Kang Heng Holdings…

Singapore jumped at the top of world’s competitive economy

For the first time since 2010, Singapore has ranked first in the world’s most competitive economy in 2019, according to an announcement by the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) on May 29. Singapore rose from 3rd to 1st spot of the ranking this year followed by Hong Kong and USA coming in the 3rd.…

Team Asia rocked at ‘78° North’ Marathon in Norway

Team Asia successfully completed the FWD ‘78° North’ Marathon organized by FWD, a pan-Asian insurance company. ‘78° North’ Marathon was held on April 16, 2019 at Longyearbyen in Svalbard, Norway, 1050 km away from the Pole making ‘78° North’ Marathon the world’s ‘coolest’ marathon at the North Pole. Among Team Asia, there were 9 FWD-sponsored…

Nordic Innovation House – Hong Kong opened

On 28 November a Nordic milestone of sorts occurred in Hong when the Nordic Innovation House – Hong Kong (NIH-HK) was inaugurated. Its importance was also acknowledged by the very fact that Mrs Carrie Lam, Chief Executive of Hong Kong SAR graced the opening with her attendance, giving her opening address, along with Nordic ministers!…

Swea’s 2018 regional AP meeting set the stage for 40 Years Anniversary

SWEA (Swedish Women’s Educational Association International, Inc) in Bangkok recently hosted the 2018 annual regional meeting AGM for the Asia Pacific. Swea Bangkok President Anna Frummerin, with a large team had planned and organised the three-day programme in Thailand, which also included a local trip that delegates could join. At the AGM, the region’s joint activities,…

Nordic Innovation House in Hong Kong inaugurated

The Nordic Innovation House in Hong Kong was inaugurated on 28 November 2018. The opening speeches were held by Mrs. Carrie Lam, Chief Executive of Hong Kong SAR, Ms. Anne Berner, Minister of Transport & Communications and Nordic Cooperation of Finland, Ms. Ann Linde, Minister for EU Affairs and Trade of Sweden and Mr. Dagfinn…