Category: General news

Chinese-backed Finnish venture of world’s longest undersea rail tunnel back on agenda

The Chinese-backed Finnish venture of building the world’s longest undersea rail tunnel from Helsinki to Tallinn was rejected by the Estonian government last year, but now talks are back on the agenda. According to BNN Bloomberg, the Estonian incoming government now plans to restart positive talks with Finland. The plan promoted by Finnish entrepreneur Peter…

King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden has been Covid-19 vaccinated

On 20 January 2021 Sweden.se released a statement regarding Covid-19 vaccines that said: “Just like many other countries around the world, Sweden has started vaccinating people against Covid-19. Sweden’s HM King Carl XVI Gustaf got his jab the other day.” “At present, the Covid-19 vaccines from Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna have been approved in Sweden. Vaccination…

China welcomes expansion of two-way trade and investment with Denmark

Wang Yi, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister said during a phone conversation with Jeppe Kofod, Danish Foreign Minister, that China welcomes the expansion of two-way trade and investment with Denmark. According to Wang Yi, Denmark and China’s bilateral ties have maintained good momentum for development since the establishment of the countries’ diplomatic relationship 70…

Finnish-Malaysian Nooa Laine moves up the football tier in Finland

Half Malaysian on his father’s side, half Finnish on his mother’s side, 18-year-old Nooa Laine is expected to make his Finnish football top-tier debut this year with his move to the top-flight side Seinäjoen Jalkapallokerho (SJK). SJK is regarded as the club with the best football facilities in Finland and the Malaysian-Finnish attacking midfielder Nooa…

Danish triumph: Victor Axelsen wins Thailand Open

Danish badminton player Viktor Axelsen is the first Danish player to win the Thailand Open in men’s singles. The title also comes with a prize check of $ 70,000.  Victor Axelsen won after a dominant Danish final performance against Ng Ka Long Angus from Hong Kong, which was defeated 21-14, 21-14 on Sunday in Bangkok,…

Danish and Chinese Foreign Ministers talk human rights in China

Danish Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod (S) recently had a conversation with China’s Foreign Minister, Wang Yi. It is the first time in over two years that Foreign ministers from each country have had a conversation and among other things, one topic was human rights and the cooperation between the EU and China. Jeppe Kofod said…

Dane arrested for selling drugs in Pattaya

A 51-year-old Danish man, John Finn Ørsted Meyer Jensen, a long time resident of Pattaya, was according to Pattaya News arrested on Saturday 23 January 2021 on charges of selling illegal drugs. The Dane was arrested at the Starbuck restaurant in Bangkok Pattaya Hospital after an undercover police investigator had made a deal with him…

Philippines may exclude Covid-19 vaccine to weak elderly people

The Philippines Food and Drug Administration said on Tuesday 19 January 2021 that it may exclude elderly people with critical illnesses from the list of people who could receive Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine. This possibility was raised after 23 elderly patients in Norway reportedly died days after receiving the US pharmaceutical giant’s COVID-19 vaccine. FDA Director…

Covid-19 vaccine is not mandatory in Malaysia

According to Khairy Jamaluddin, Minister of science, technology, and innovation, the Malaysian government has no plans of making Covid-19 vaccinations mandatory. Malaysia has been placed under a nationwide emergency until 1 August to curb the pandemic and this has raised concern by some quarters, that the Malaysian government can make the vaccine compulsory under emergency…

Marimekko Hong Kong release limited collection for Chinese New Year

Marimekko Hong Kong released on 18 January 2021 the fashion company’s new Chinese New Year Limited Series and giveaway games on their Instagram account, as follow: The next month is coming to the Lunar New Year, and I believe this year, everyone wants to send the old and welcome the new The Marimekko, which will…