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First Danish pension fund blacklists China

The Danish pension fund AkademikerPension, formerly known as MP Pension, announced in the third quarter of 2020 that the fund would no longer invest in the Chinese state after the country’s human rights abuses in Hong Kong and Xinjiang. AkademikerPension is the first Danish pension fund to blacklist China. AkademikerPension has 140,000 members.  Jens Munch…

Experts: WHO and China could have reacted to Covid-19 faster

Both China and the World Health Organization (WHO) could have responded more quickly to prevent a disaster when the Covid-19 outbreak was in its initial stages. That is the conclusion from a group of independent experts led by former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark and Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who have been examining…

Danfoss to build $7.7m refrigeration R&D center in China

According to Danfoss China, the Danish manufacturer is to build a new global refrigeration R&D and testing center in China. The new 7,000m2 center will be dedicated to research and development and will be located in the Wuqing District, Tianjin. The new R&D and testing center is expected to be completed within the next year.…

Danish princes Nicolai and Felix and their mother Alexandra, Countess of Frederiksborg in Chinese documentary

Alexandra, Countess of Frederiksborg and the first Asian-born princess in the history of the European Royal family gives viewers a whole new and honest insight into her life as a divorcee and a single mother on Chinese television. Until recently, the documentary was only available to viewers in China. But then it was shared on…

Ambassador Møller shares his view on China’s way forward in 2021 with Jyllands Posten

Thomas Østrup Møller, Denmark’s Ambassador to China has published an article in Jyllands Posten about China’s way out of the shadow of Covid-19.  The year 2020 was all about Covid-19 in China. China was the first country to shut down society, but China was also the first country to get the economy back on track. …

Asia in container crisis as world’s demand for medical equipment increase

There is an unpredictable shortage of shipping containers in Asia and it has never been more expensive to transport a container of goods from Asia to other parts of the world than it is now. As factories in China, Vietnam, Taiwan, and South Korea have experienced an increasingly high demand for medical equipment during the…

Finland’s Education and Training sector event goes online on 29-30 Jan

For students who are interested in studying overseas are invited to join the biggest event for the education and training sector in Finland – Educa – This year the event will take place online on 29–30 January 2021. Read more and register for free here

99 percent of Norwegian Air shareholders are Nordic

The myth that Norwegian Air is Chinese-owned can finally be put to rest once and for all. Recent figures from Norwegian Air shows that nearly two out of three Norwegian Air shares are now owned by Norwegians and Swedes. The Nordic small investors own so much of Norwegian Air that they dominate both in numbers…