Tag: China

Norwegian biologist received honorary award from China

China granted its 2019 International Science and Technology Cooperation Award on 10th January 2020, Norway won for the first time ever while Finland got scientific honour for another year. This award recognizes the key roles foreign scientists have played in China’s scientific development, as well as China’s growing effort to diversify its scientific partners in…

Norwegian industry minister expressed positive progress on free-trade deal with China

Norway aims to reach a free-trade agreement with China by the end of 2020, Norwegian Industry minister said on 8th January 2020, H.E. Torbjoern Roe Isaksen told Reuters during an industry conference in Oslo, “By the end of last year we had good progress in the talks, we continue to be optimistic and think it…

China noticed less Scandinavian working hours leads to higher productivity

Policymakers in Beijing have advised China’s massive workforce that in the interest of a boost to productivity and the economy, they should take a break. According to Humanresource online, in December 2019, the country’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) released a fresh policy paper aimed at boosting spending in China during the holidays. The…

Norway seafood industry hits record breaking export sale in 2019

NORWAY’S seafood industry enjoyed its best ever year in 2019 with export sales hitting a record 107.3 billion kroner – or £9.25 billion – despite slightly lower volumes. Seafood trade between Norway and China grew significantly. Tom-Jørgen Gangsø, director of market insight and market access at the Norwegian Seafood Council, said “We have seen an…

First cargo train bringing Norwegian salmon to China is set to make maiden trip in 2020

The first cargo train loaded with Norwegian salmon is expected to depart Narvik for China early next year, the Norwegian Jernbanemagasinet reports. Thanks to new transport technology, the salmon will still be fresh when it arrives in Xi’an about 10 days after leaving Narvik. Narvik is the northernmost cargo railway station on the coast of…

The consulate general of Sweden in Hong Kong seeks an experience driver and administrative assistant

The Consulate General of Sweden in Hong Kong published a recruitment statement on 3rd January 2020, that said: Position as driver and administrative assistant The Consulate General of Sweden is seeking an experienced and flexible driver to join our team in Hong Kong. The successful applicant will be responsible for providing professional and secure transportation…

China’s refinery sector to buy Norwegian Johan Sverdrup crude oil in 2020

China appears likely to add Norway into the list of its regular crude oil suppliers in 2020, with the country’s independent refineries especially finding North Sea’s new Johan Sverdrup crude attractive for its competitive price and familiar specification. “We have run multiple tests and found the grade acceptable. Its specification is not bad, which is…

Finnish embassy in Singapore sum up their sustainability movements in 2019

For the last six months, during Finland’s Presidency of the Council of the EU, the Embassy of Finland has focused actively in the theme of sustainability. The highlights of the autumn including of  organised a Waste-to-value seminar for 70 representatives of Finnish and Singaporean companies, universities, government representatives as well as participating in ITS World…

Visit Finland announced increasing numbers of Chinese winter sport travellers in 2019

  The rising number of Chinese tourists has contributed to the growth of Finnish tourism, according to Finnish national broadcaster Yle. Citing booking numbers from Visit Finland, the report said a total of 140,000 Chinese tourists are coming to Finland from December 2019 to February 2020, up 16 percent from last winter. Direct flights from…