Category: General news

Stay updated regarding Covid-19 in China through The Danish Embassy in Beijing

Did you know that The Danish embassy in Beijing has a page dedicated to information regarding COVID-19 in China? On the embassy’s Coronavirus / COVID-19 page you can find the embassy’s advice for business travelers, the latest travel restrictions in China both locally and internationally, relevant quarantine rules and COVID-19 tests, news from Chinese authorities,…

Embassy of Denmark in China celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Danish Hot Dog stand

The Embassy of Denmark in China celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Danish Hot Dog cart (pølsevogn) at the embassy’s yard in Beijing on 16 April with the following update: “Yesterday we celebrated the Hot Dog stand’s 100th birthday at the embassy yard in Beijing. The first 6 Hot Dog carts rolled out into the…

Danish government proposes new strict rules on approval of foreign investments: DCBF webinar

Danish-Chinese Business Forum (DCBF) next webinar on 29 April will cover “Screening and approval of foreign investments- new strict rules proposed by the Danish government” About the webinar: Nikolaj Juhl Hansen, Partner, Nordic/Baltic law firm Magnusson’s Corporate M&A team will give an introduction to the Danish government’s proposal for new legislation concerning screening and approval…

Denmark is opening up for travel from Thailand, Singapore, and parts of the Nordic Region

For several months the whole world has been a red zone according to The Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ travel guidelines which means that all travel from Denmark is discouraged. These restrictions will, however, change from 21 April and Denmark is again opening up for travel to Denmark from several countries including Thailand, Singapore, South…

Danish company Bestseller urges EU to take action on Myanmar

Danish Bestseller, the international, family-owned fashion company has urged the European Union (EU) to develop clear guidelines for how companies should conduct themselves when economic sanctions are imposed, media fibre2fashion reports. In a statement, Anders Holch Povlsen, CEO and owner of Bestseller said, “We cannot imagine anything worse than if our company, in any way…

Swedish man arrested in Bali for allegedly assaulting and refusing to pay a sex worker

Bali police have arrested a 44-year-old Swedish national for alleged assault against a sex worker, local media Coconuts Bali reports. According to a recent statement, Hadimastika Karsito Putro, head of the general crimes unit at South Denpasar sub-precinct said that the Swedish national identified by his initial D, assaulted the victim identified by her initials…

Survey: Asian Women less open to having children outside marriage than Nordic counterparts

According to an international survey by the Nippon Foundation of female attitudes, East Asia women showed a tendency to view giving birth out of wedlock negatively whereas most Northern European women were accepting of having children outside marriage. The Nippon Foundation’s survey compared the attitudes of 500 women between the age of 18 to 69,…

Danes worldwide invites all Danes abroad to free webinar on family reunification

Danes worldwide invites all Danes abroad to a free webinar covering how to prepare for family reunification in Denmark on 11 May. The event is for all Danes abroad with a foreign spouse/partner who is considering returning home to Denmark in the near future.  About the webinar:  Danes Worldwide invites all Danes abroad to a…

Sweden’s first “Vietnam protester” has died at the age of 83

Peace activist Sköld Peter Matthis, called “Sweden’s first Vietnam protester”, has died at the age of 83, Swedish media Expressen writes.  Sköld Peter Matthis was an ophthalmologist by profession and his commitment as a peace activist and anti-war was lifelong. In 1965, Sköld Peter Matthis stood with a sign on Hötorget in Stockholm: “Vietnam. “US…

Danish photographer Mads Nissen won the World Press Photo of the Year award

Danish photographer Mads Nissen took the winning photograph on an assignment in Brazil in which he portrayed the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on life in some of the South American country’s hardest-hit areas. The photograph shows Rosa Luzia Lunardi (85) and nurse Adriana Silva da Costa Souza at Viva Bem care home, São Paulo,…