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Foreigners in Asia targets of Covid-19 related racisms

When Covid-19 first spread from China, Asians became targets of racism in Scandinavia and the rest of the West. Now after the spread of the virus has changed in China, that same racism is turned against foreigners and expats inside the country. While internal coronavirus infection in the country has basically stopped, according to the…

Vote by Mail material for Finland’s municipal election available for Finns abroad

On 28 January 2021 The Finnish embassy in Hanoi announced: The municipal elections are approaching! Do you have a home county in Finland, but are you temporarily staying abroad during the municipal elections? Order letter voting material from the Ministry of Justice’s order service starting on 18.1.2021:You should order the materials without delay, because the…

Vietnam approve vaccine from AstraZeneca PLC for domestic inoculation

The Vietnamese health ministry approved a vaccine from AstraZeneca PLC for domestic inoculation hours after Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said late on 29 January, that the country must have a vaccine in the first quarter. The Vietnam government had previously said it was in talks to procure 30 million doses of the vaccine. The…

Startups from Cambodia, Malaysia, Sweden and Denmark wins Global Startup Awards

The winners of the 3rd Global Finale of the Global Startup Awards have just been announced. The Global Startup Award, the world’s largest independent startup ecosystem competition was founded in 2012 in Copenhagen, Denmark and has over the last decade awarded companies such as UiPath, Zendesk, Supercell, Turbine and Grab. The competition’s finalists were the…

Denmark is replaced by Vietnam and Thailand as top buyers of China’s rare earth permanent magnets

Vietnam and Thailand replaced Denmark as top buyers of China’s rare earth permanent magnets (HS code 85051110) in 2020. According to new reports, higher demand in Vietnam and Thailand increased Chinese export of the materials to Asia-Pacific countries in 2020 while shipments to most European countries including Denmark, decreased by double-digit figures. Covid -19 reportedly…

2020 ASEAN-wide Ending Plastic Pollution Innovation Challenge winners announced

26 January, the four winning teams of the 2020 ASEAN-wide Ending Plastic Pollution Innovation Challenge (EPPIC) were announced at a ceremony in Hanoi. The competition aimed at finding solutions to handle the plastic waste in the coastal cities of Ha Long Bay, Vietnam, and on the island of Koh Samui, Thailand. The EPPIC 2020 competition…

Young Global Danes gives returning young professionals a network

On 25 January 2021 the Danish embassy in Vietnam mentioned a new career building network, Young Global Danes, is being launched by Danes Worldwide on 2 December 2020. It is supported by a grant from the Tuborg Foundation of DKK 250,000. Backed by the Confederation of Danish Industry (DI) and trade organization Danish Shipping, the…

The expensive and long process of settling down in Denmark with a non-EU national spouse

Falling in love with a non-EU citizen comes with a very high price tag for Danes wanting to settle down with their spouses or partners in Denmark. Family reunification in Denmark cost well over DKK 100.000 and critics say that it can put the relationship under strain and be a very long and unsmooth affair.…

Finland provides Vietnam with $ 100 million for public sector investment

After several rounds of negotiation, it’s been agreed that Finland will provide $ 100 million for public sector investment in Vietnam. Signed by Tran Xuan Ha, Deputy Minister of Finance, and Kari Kahiluoto, Finnish Ambassador to Vietnam on 21 January, Finland will under a bilateral Framework Agreement on the use of Public Sector Investment Facility…

‘Denmark In Your Eyes’ art contest has officially started

On 21 January 2021, the Danish Deputy Head of Mission, Mrs Louise Holmsgaard, together with the Vice-chairwoman of the Vietnam – Denmark Friendship Association, Mrs. Cao Minh Truc launched the ‘Denmark in Your Eyes 2021 Contest’. The launching ceremony took place at Nguyen Sieu School in Hanoi with participation of more than 150 students. The…