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China, Vietnam and Denmark most positive about Covid-19 vaccine

According to a 32-nation study in December, China, Vietnam, and Denmark had the highest levels of Covid-19 vaccine acceptance. The survey was done across 32 countries with almost 27,000 respondents and coordinated by the Milan-based Worldwide Independent Network of Market Research (WIN). Polling firm Taloustutkimus carried out the Finnish part of the survey. Vietnam, China,…

Thailand secures 63 million doses Covid-19 vaccine with vaccinations scheduled to start next month

According to the Thai Cabinet, Thailand has secured deals for a total of 63 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine from different pharmaceutical manufacturers. The vaccine will be given out in phrases, with the first phase planned to begin next month. The first shipment contains 200,000 doses of vaccine from Chinese Sinovac Biotech and the…

Swedish Li Zhihui could face death penalty if extradited to China

Swedish Falun Gong activist Li Zhihui, 53, risks being extradited to China after he has been detained in Poland for almost two years. The Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs is involved in the case and has according to Expressen, Swedish newspaper, expressed their worries in a letter sent to its Polish counterpart. In the letter…

Swedish Consul General in HK shares his view with RTHK Radio 3

Per Augustsson, Swedish Consul General in Hong Kong shared on 7 January 2020 his view with Money Talk at RTHK Radio 3. In the morning talk with Money Talk, RTHK Radio 3’s flagship business and finance program, the Swedish Consul General talked about Swedish business opportunities, the political situation in Hong Kong, and green recovery.…

China sees more free-trade deals with Norway and other countries

China plans to expand the country’s free trade network with agreement negotiations with Norway and other countries. According to Commerce Minister Wang Wentao, China wishes to enlarge its “circle of friends” and expand with trading partners across the world while eliminating more tariffs on goods and increase market access for service trade and investment. In…

Denmark introduces entry restrictions for all travelers until 17 January 2021

Royal Embassy of Denmark released on 9 January 2021 an update on the latest travel restrictions. A flight ban has been imposed on transportation of passengers from the entire world, who are unable to present a negative COVID-19 test taken no later than 24 hours prior to departure. The flight ban will enter into force…

Hong Kong is investigating the possibility of prosecuting several Danish top politicians

Members of the Danish Parliament Uffe Elbæk (Independent Greens) and Katarina Ammitzbøll (The Conservative People’s Party) helped in December pro-activist Ted Hui escape Hong Kong police and flee to Denmark. This has aggravated the pro-Chinese government in Hong Kong who is now investigating the possibility of prosecuting the two Danish parliamentarians. Uffe Elbæk and Katarina…

Asia’s & Scandinavia’s best and worst visa-free passports revealed

Henley & Partners has released the latest results of the 2021 Henley Passport Index which shows how powerful the Asian and Nordic passports are in terms of travel freedom. The Henley Passport Index periodically ranks passports on the level of travel access they offer their holders without a prior visa. The rankings are based on…

No room for negotiation from the Chinese side about imprisoned Swedish-Chinese Gui Minhai

In a recent interview with Swedish Newspaper Expressen, China’s ambassador to Sweden Gui Congyou makes it very clear that there is no room for negotiation or discussion regarding the case of imprisoned Swedish-Chinese Gui Minhai. At least not from the Chinese side. Although the Chinese refuse to discuss the case it still became a topic when…