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China gives Award to Norwegian scientist

Nils Stenseth, a Norwegian scientist has won the 2018 International Scientific Cooperation Award of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) along with Singaporean and Japanese scientists on Thursday, 18th January 2019. According to the CAS’s website “the winners are Singaporean fracture mechanics expert Shih Choon Fong, Norwegian ecologist Nils Stenseth and Japanese climatologist Toshio Koike.…

Satellite station in Sweden can be serving Chinese military

A Swedish defence agency has warned that one of Chinese satellite stations located in Sweden could be serving the Chinese military. Officially known as the China Remote Sensing Satellite North Polar Ground Station located in Kiruna, northern Sweden which was built by China in 2016 and run by the Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital…

Finish Company, Valio gets export license from China.

Finnish dairy company Valio has earned an export permit from the Chinese authorities. The export permit gives Valio great opportunities to export its baby milk powder and ready-to-feed liquid infant formula made at the factory in Finland to China. No information about when the export will start is yet mentioned on Valio’s website. Actually, Valio…

First Chinese airline to commence flights directly to Finland

Tibet Airlines will be the first Chinese airline to commence long haul flights between Finland and Jinan, located half way between Beijing and Shanghai. If the prices are attractive and connecting flights schedules are available without too long waiting time, this will open a new route for Finns and other Nordic expats in China to…

The President of Finland to visit China on 14 – 15 January 2019

President Sauli Niinistö and his spouse, Mrs. Jenni Haukio, will make a state visit to China on January 14-15, 2019. President Sauli Niinistö will meet with President of China Xi Jinping in Beijing on Monday, January 14 2019. To tighten bilateral relationship between Finland and China, the Presidents will discuss relations between the super powers…

African swine fever hits largest Danish-Chinese pig farm

Heilongjiang Asia-Europe Animal Husbandry Co. Ltd., the largest Danish-Chinese pig farm with 73,000 pigs, has been hit by an outbreak of the deadly African swine fever. The disease has infected almost 100 farms across China since August 2018, yet this Danish-invested Chinese farm is the largest to be hit with an outbreak. Around 4,686 pigs…

Maersk shuts container factory in China

Maersk, the Danish world’s biggest container shipper will shut a transport container factory in China. The company’s Dongguan container factory, which has 2,240 employees and can produce 100,000 40-foot containers a year, has been idle since the beginning of December, Maersk said. Instead Maersk will focus on producing refrigerated containers for food. As a result of higher…

Nordic Innovation House – Hong Kong opened

On 28 November a Nordic milestone of sorts occurred in Hong when the Nordic Innovation House – Hong Kong (NIH-HK) was inaugurated. Its importance was also acknowledged by the very fact that Mrs Carrie Lam, Chief Executive of Hong Kong SAR graced the opening with her attendance, giving her opening address, along with Nordic ministers!…

Inaugural China-Denmark Blockchain Experts’ Dialogue

On behalf of the European Blockchain Centre at IT University of Copenhagen and the Tech Ambassador of Denmark, the Innovation Centre Denmark in Shanghai on 13-16 November arranged the first “China-Denmark Blockchain Experts’ Dialogue” – held in in Shanghai, Hangzhou and Suzhou. Danish companies, start-ups and universities participated, where the purpose of the dialogue-tour was…