China Day Held in Sandberg’s School in Sweden

By Xuefei Chen Axelsson

Upplands Väsby, Sept. 4(Greenpost) — An interesting China Day was held in Sandberg’s School in Upplands Väsby in Sweden on Aug. 28.

The weather is so fine that students have begun the program outside in the playground with the Lion Dance.

DSC_2015Headmaster Eva Svensson said her school was a private school, but with a lot of efforts and investment in building relations with China. They have become sister school with Wenlan School in Hangzhou in Zhejiang province since four years ago.

“The purpose of holding this China Day is to let pupils learn Chinese language and culture through interesting activities with Chinese elements,”  said Svensson.

According to Svensson, there are about 300 students and 35 teachers with nine grades and 11 classes.

DSC_1887The students  are impress by the lion dance and even tried to learn kongfu excercise from the coach actor and actresses.

Then they moved inside the classroom. Some students   wrote characters, cut it and then made a Chinese dragon. Some students made kites and some made Jianzi.

DSC_1956Chinese teacher Sun Kai said she was impressed by her Swedish students because they like to study Chinese and if you give them an idea, they can really make a product for you.

After two hours work, students went out to eat fried Chinese noodles to taste Chinese food.

DSC_2177The last program was to fly all the kites they made themselves.

Many pupils said it was a very lovely day and very interesting.


Beijing low carbon delegation trained in Sweden

By Xuefei Chen Axelsson

Stockholm, Sept. 3(Greenpost)– Beijing low carbon delegation has been trained for two weeks in Sweden thanks to the arrangement of Beijing CPC’s organization department and Swedish Environment Institute with the coordination of the Swedish Embassy Beijing.

As the last part of the training journey, the delegation held a seminar with the Chinese community in Sweden.

Wu Wangling, deputy chair of Sveriges Kinesiska Rikförbundet welcomed the delegation.

“Today is a special day due to Beijing’s historical Parade in Tiananmen Square. On behalf of the Riksförbundet, I warmly welcome the delegation,” Wu said.

Tang Bing made an introduction about Chinese in Sweden, history, formation of various organizations and their activities such as the China Festival in 2013 and the Pingpong competition in 2014 with the participation of Swedish player and judge Waldner or Lao Wa.

Professor Yan Jinyue from Swedish Royal Technology Institute(KTH) gave a presentation about cooperation between Sweden and China in energy efficiency field.


Chang Wei, head of the 25 member delegation said   delegation consists of officials from the government, business sector people and the professors, lawyers and other professionals.

They have had courses in Swedish Environment Institute in Swedish low carbon and energy efficiency, waste and waste water treatment, sustainable traffic and transportation and environmental protection policies and measures.

They have also visited waste water treatment plant, Royal Seaport and Hammarbysjöstad in Stockholm. They travelled to Malmö to study the policy and best practices there too.  They visited sustainable companies.

With a holistic method of having both policies and practices, the arrangement was very good, commented Chang.

Meeting with the Chinese community was the last part of their study visits.

Miyun Mayor Wang Haichen said this was his first visit to Sweden and he felt he had learnt a lot in sustainable development.

Zheng Shuanhu said he had been to Sweden before and he himself was dealing with energy saving and environmental protection practices in Beijing. Sweden has a lot of good practices which can be learnt.

The delegation also include Yao Hui, Deputy Director of  Beijing Municipal Environmental Protection Bureau,  Zuo Yi, journalist and Chief of the Staff, Beijing Times and Shi Hongmin, from Beijing Enterprises Group.