Latest Scandinavian China News

China claims new statue in Copenhagen will damage Danish-Chinese relations and wants it removed

The Chinese Embassy in Denmark is pressuring the City of Copenhagen to remove a new eight-meter-high sculpture resembling the struggles that protesters in Hong Kong are facing. The Chinese Embassy reportedly claims the sculpture will damage Danish-Chinese relations, writes Danish daily Jyllands Posten. The sculpture by the Danish artist Jens Galschiøt is meant to provide…

FinnCham next webinar will discuss Carbon Neutral Hong Kong

The Finnish Chamber of Commerce invite all members to their next webinar ”In Pursuit of Carbon Neutrality – Nordic companies shrinking their carbon footprint in Hong Kong and Asia” on 5 March, 2:30 pm – 3:45 pm HKT. The invitation read: Join us and hear from the awesome keynote speaker and panelists about different actions…

Global and creative 18-22 years old are invited to join Asia Challenge 2030

Global Essay Competition “Asia’s Challenge 2030” is now open for applications of any nationality. Win the chance to join a virtual fireside chat with a prominent business leader by entering the “Asia’s Challenge 2030” Global Essay Competition. Your essay should nake an impact on business and public policy by articulating the key challenges and potential…

Danish WHO researcher: Coronavirus may have originated from bats in Thailand

For a year, we have been told that coronavirus came from Wuhan in China. But now the WHO is questioning the narrative and has instead turned their eyes to Thailand. According to Danish WHO researcher Thea Fischer who has just returned from Wuhan in China, the virus may have originated from bats in Thailand, writes…

Norway and China to enhance trade and climate cooperation

Norway looks forward to studying China’s new Five-Year Plan which will shape the country’s future social and economic development says Signe Brudeset, Norwegian Ambassador to China in a written interview with China Daily.  As China reaffirms its commitment to further opening-up in the country’s 14th Five-Year plan (2020-2025), Norway sees opportunities in building on already…

Covid-centre confirms vaccines will be for everyone in Thailand also expats

Thailand’s Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has repeated its commitment to give everyone in the country – including expats and migrant workers – vaccinations against COVID-19. Those that are likely to come in contact with foreign tourists would be vaccinated in phase 2 from May. Expats and foreign workers are likely to be vaccinated…

EU is divided as Sweden adopts the hardest stance against China and sides with the USA 

As Sweden and China’s fight continues, the EU is not showing signs of unity in regards to China and Sweden has once again emerged as the EU member state adopting the hardest stance against Beijing even though links between the EU and China are warming up this year.  In January the EU and China concluded…

China’s quest for gold medals sends Winter Olympics on intense training camps in Norway

China was not joking when the country in 2018 pledged its athletes will participate in all 109 events at the 2022 Beijing Winter Games and has been sending them on intense training programs in rural Norway to see it happen. Beijing is the first city to host both summer and winter Olympic games and has…

Finland issue warnings on China’s espionage

Finland is amongst three countries that have recently expressed deep concern about China’s espionage and political influence in democracies. According to Axios, the concern was expressed through intelligence agencies in the country and also from intelligence agencies in the Netherlands and Canada. Antti Pelttari, director of the Finnish Security and Intelligence Service, stated that “authoritarian…