Category: International relations

China asks for Sino/Danish cooperation in green technology

Visiting top Chinese political adviser Yu Zhengsheng met in Copenhagen on Thursday with Danish leaders and urged the two sides to strengthen cooperation in green technology and other areas. China, faced with the important task of realizing green growth, and Denmark, boasting advanced technologies, ideologies and experience in this area, enjoy huge cooperation potential, Yu…

Denmark to deepen strategic partnership with China

Denmark will make continuous efforts to strengthen mutually beneficial cooperation and deepen the comprehensive strategic partnership with China, Danish Foreign Minister Villy Søvndal said Tuesday in a written interview with the Chinese post, Xinhua. Søvndal made the remarks on the official visit by Yu Zhengsheng, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political…

China to build research center for Arctic region

China will expand its study of the Arctic’s resources as well as the region’s shipping and economic potential, the main Chinese institute for polar research said on Wednesday. The Polar Research Institute of China said it plans to establish a China-Nordic Arctic Research Center in Shanghai to increase awareness and knowledge of the area and…

Danish Ambassador visits General Prem

On 28 May 2013, Danish Ambassador Mikael Hemniti Winther paid a courtesy visit to the President of the Privy Council of Thailand and former Prime Minister General Prem Tinsulanonda. They exchanged information about the relations between Thailand and Denmark, including the Royal Families and about the general political situation in Thailand. Source

Swedish Firms May Invest Up to $500m in Indonesia

Eight companies from Sweden have expressed interest in investing up to $500 million in total in Indonesia, Industry Minister M.S. Hidayat said on Sunday. The minister, who is part of an envoy of Indonesian officials led by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono that traveled to Sweden and the United States, said that Swedish companies interested in…

China, Finland eye further cooperation

China and Finland on Friday agreed to further their cooperation on trade and arctic affairs and foster high-level parliamentary exchanges. The agreement was reached in talks between visiting top Chinese political advisor Yu Zhengsheng and Finnish Parliament Speaker Eero Heinaluoma. The two sides vowed to work together to transfer the political consensus reached between leaders…

First official visit to Sweden by China’s new generation of leaders

The visit of China’s top political advisor to Sweden would inject fresh vitality into relations between the two countries, Chinese Ambassador to Sweden Lan Lijun said. Lan made the remarks in an interview with Xinhua on the eve of an official visit by Yu Zhengsheng, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political…

Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs visits Singapore

The Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs, Carl Bildt, visited Singapore and attended the 12th International Institute for Strategic Studies Asia Security Summit (Shangri-La Dialogue 2013). He called on Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Law K Shanmugam on June 1, 2013. Minister Shanmugam and Minister Bildt reaffirmed the warm relationship between Singapore and Sweden,…

Indonesian President met with Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono met with Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf and Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt during the President’s “historic” state visit to Stockholm, on Tuesday, strengthening the relationship between the two countries. “Indonesia wants to be a partner and friend of Sweden in the hope that Sweden will share its experiences in many sectors,…

Swedish Minister for Environment censored during China visit

Swedish Minister for environment, Lena Ek, got a taste of Chinese censorship during her visit to Peking this week. During a chat on the Chinese version of Twitter, Weibo, what was apparently seen as an unwelcome question on the air quality in Peking was erased along with the Swedish Minister’s response. Tuesday, Lena Ek was…