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Miss Universe 2018: The Philippines won, Nordics not in top 20

Catriona Gray from the Philippines took home the crown at the beauty contest Miss Universe, that took place in Bangkok, Thailand on 17 December. Contestants from the Nordic countries did not make it into top 20. Women from 94 countries competed to become Miss Universe 2018. Southeast Asia was well represented among the finalists with…

Swedish Ambassador met with Thai human rights defender

Sweden’s Ambassador to Thailand, Staffan Herrström, met on 18 December with human rights defender Sutharee Wannasiri. During their conversation, Sutharee shared her view on the development of Thailand’s National Action Plan on business and human rights, initiated by a recommendation from Sweden during Thailand’s second Universal Periodic Review in May 2016. Furthermore, Sutharee also provided…

Swedish Lucia Bangkok: photo expo, 150 years anniversary

Sweden’s Embassy in Bangkok, with Ambassador Staffan Herrström and his spouse Karin Herrström and the embassy team as hosts, on 13 December held a very special ‘Lucia’ Christmas celebration. It was a warm and jolly evening “to enjoy a tradition very close to the hearts of us Swedes” – to quote the Ambassador. Invited V.I.Ps,…

Swedish top trio in EU-China Cleantech Competition

At the Next-Gen Energy & Cross-Border Innovation Summit, as part of CleanConnect 2018 summit in Nanjing (held in November), the results for the EU-China Cleantech Competition were presented. Swedish innovative cleantech companies took all three top spots, with Meva Energy awarded first prize. Following a detailed scouting, some 35 European sustainability tech companies were invited…

Nordic China Startup Night held in Shenzhen

A Nordic start up night in ‘China’s silicon Valley’ Shenzhen took place on 16 November, organised by Nordic China Startup Forum. ‘Nordic China Startup Night – Lets Connect the World’s Two Best Startup Scenes’ was held at Beeplus in Futian, Shenzhen. Nordic tech start-ups and businesses got to explore business opportunities and investments in Greater…

Pär Kågeby, Swedish embassy visited schools

During November, Vice Consul of the Embassy of Sweden in Bangkok, Pär Kågeby visited two Swedish schools situated on Koh Lanta island to learn more about their work. The two schools, Svenska Skolan Thailand and Lilla Svenska Skolan, Koh Lanta – Thailand (little Swedish school), provide education from pre-school up to high school. Since this…

First Nordic Asia Christmas Festival held in Singapore

On 3 – 9 December, the very first Nordic Asia Christmas Festival took place at Millenia walk in Singapore. The festival was opened by the Swedish Ambassador Mr. Niclas Kvarnström, Finnish Ambassador Ms. Paula Parviainen and Chief Representative Officer at Enterprise Estonia Singapore Ms. Kristel Alve, according to the Embassy of Sweden in Singapore. At…

EU Chamber China President Mats Harborn met China Banking Commission

On 20th November, European Chamber President Mats Harborn led a small delegation to meet with Wang Zhaoxing, Vice Chairman of the newly formed China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission (CBIRC), and presented European Business in China Position Paper 2017/2018 to him. Vice Chairman Wang reiterated China’s commitment to far reaching reform in the banking and…

34th Joint Business Council Taiwan-Sweden

34th Joint Business Council Between Taiwan and Sweden was held in Taipei on 20 November – this year focusing on Smart Cities and Sustainable Societies. Over 200 participants and a delegation of 9 leading Swedish companies within ICT and Smart Cities, Renewable Energy and Environment as well as Healthcare and Medtech attended, reported Vlad Månsson…