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Hong Kong ekonom tycker att gula ekonomi cirkel inte kan leva längre

Xuefei Chen Axelsson

STOCKHOLM, Mar. 5 (Greenpost) — Några dagar sedan kom en grupp av Hong Kong Demonstrationer till Stockholm och frågade svenska stöda gula ekonomi cirkel och straffa andra som inte komma överens med dem.

Enligt en report från Kina Nyheter Service, CNS, Hong Kongs ekonomer tycker att gula ekonomi cirkel idea inte kan leva längre. Varför?

Ekonom Guan Zhuozhao sa att ekonomi har ekonomiska norm, inte samma som politiker. Ekonomi beror på hur mycket kapital du har och hur mycket kunder du har, det är svårt att samarbeta med stora kompaniet i Hong Kong.

Han sa att Gula Ekonomi cirkel som baserades av politiska ide kan skapa division mellan olika grupper.

Ekonom Mai Cuicai sa att ekonomi eller affairs har relation med gender, ålder och inkomster, men sällen med politiska ide. Gula Ekonomiska Cirkel är inte normala ide och kan inte accepterades av alla.

Ekonom Cai Zongjian sa att Gula Ekonomiska Cirkel ida inte kan leva längre i Hong Kong för att flesta inte vill ha division. När situationen blir fridfull, blir livet normalt. Basera av politiska ide kan Gula Ekonomiska Cirkel inte gå längre.

This is how belt and road initiativ works-Salmon to China by rail plan moves ahead

A SCANDINAVIAN consortium is pressing ahead this week with a bold new plan to send Norwegian salmon across Russia to China by rail.

The first container shipments are expected to be on their way within the next two months.

The plan is going ahead despite a recent unexplained decision by Russia to send back two airfreight consignments of Norwegian salmon.

The new mode of transport has been made possible because in the past month Russia has lifted a ban on the transit traffic of a whole range of perishable products, including fish that were previously sanctioned.

Russia has opened a special department to oversee transit traffic, meaning that interested parties will have to receive an approval in order to dispatch their shipments.

Russia imposed a ban on various food and agricultural products five years ago, after the EU and US placed sanctions on the country following hostilities with Ukraine. Although not a member of the EU, Norway was included in the ban.

The planned rail route will begin at the Norwegian Port of Narvik, where refrigerated containers will be loaded with salmon bred in fish farms in northern Norway.

The containers will pass through the Swedish-Finnish border crossing to a railhead in the Finnish town of Kouvola for onward shipment across Russia to Xi’an in China. The entire journey is expected to take around 12 days.

Behind the Norway-China rail freight corridor project is businessman and rail consultant Micael Blomster and Railgate Finland.

Blomster described the plan as a huge breakthrough.

‘We believe this will reduce transport costs by about 80 per cent over air transport. The decision by Russia to lift the ban will open up major new opportunities for transporting salmon between Narvik in Norway to China.’

Currently, all Norwegian salmon is sent to China by air and volumes are increasing rapidly. But this growth has come under fire from environmental groups in Norway and elsewhere because of the huge carbon footprint involved.

The new initiative is being watched closely by many of Norway’s fish farming companies, anxious to display their green credentials.

From this news we can see Russia has set up a good example for the smooth transportation for the large business to be done. China’s Belt and Road Initiativ is just like this. The train will go through Khorgos port in Xinjiang and then to Xi’an, capital of Shaanxi Province, hometown of Terra Cotta Army.

Photos: Xinjiang Urumqi Golden Beach Holiday In

During October National Day Holiday, your reporter went to Urumqi to have an experience of life there and lived in Golden Beach Hotel. This is a place near Dawan and near Uygors majority residential areas. Amazingly the Golden Beach Holiday In attracted many people, mostly young people.

This was a medical treatment pool. People can buy a daily ticket of 118 yuan or just 99 yuan if you live in the hotel and stay there for the whole day and eat lunch and dinner buffet.

The service is excellent and you can enjoy the swimming or just the spa. It looks like a tropical area. A lot of children were there to play. A lot of young people went there to play. If you are tired, you can also rest in the sofa.

A 9 year old girl asked me whether I am alone or with someone, I said I was alone, she asked are you not lonely? How sad it is to be alone? Indeed, but at that time, I enjoyed the solitude and the loneliness.

The hotel price was 299 yuan per night. If you pay 399 yuan, all these swimming pool program and all the food will be included.

广告:想吃大餐去哪里?佛汉铁板烧–北欧最大最豪华最温馨的中餐厅

你知道哪里有最大最豪华的中餐厅吗?你想请亲朋好友,或者是和家人团聚吗?对了,如果你想吃最好的中餐,享受最好的就餐环境,或者说是请女友去吃一顿大餐,斯堪的纳维亚购物中心(Scandinavia Mall)的佛汉铁板烧绝对是个好去处。这是一家值得信赖的北欧最大最豪华最温馨的华人餐厅,可以品尝各种美味,体验它的高大上,同时,价格合理,种类齐全,服务周到。它就是佛汉铁板烧(BUDDA KHAN TEPPANYAKI),非常值得一去。

这里的人流总是络绎不绝。

上午11点多,自助餐菜就上齐了。除了鸡鸭鱼肉,还有蔬菜,水果和甜点,真是应有尽有。

精美的搪瓷火锅非常漂亮,同时底料和汤也非常可口。

这里的火锅更具特色。它的底料和汤都是非常独特的,很香。据介绍是老母鸡炖出来的鸡汤。顾客反映这里的蔬菜种类繁多,非常受素食主义者青睐。价格合理,性价比高。

白菜豆腐,粉丝豆腐,各种肉类,可以火锅,也可以烧烤。

12点多开始上人。到两点钟,这里已经排了长长的队伍。

佛汉铁板烧,顾名思义就是有菩萨心肠的中国人开的烧烤为主的餐厅。这里的食材都是自家超市买来的,非常新鲜,保证质量。而这个超市就是市中心的有名的大中华超市。

一进门就有日本料理,自动化生产线,你只要动动手,动动口就好了。

佛汉铁板烧的环境非常温馨、高档。川菜、湘菜名师谭志国先生做的川菜和湘菜非常有特色,保证你吃一次,下次还想再来。他的回头客非常多。

这是铁板烧
北京烤鸭让人垂涎欲滴。
玉石餐桌给人感觉不仅是高档,大气,豪华,更主要的是让人感觉温馨,让人心情可以平静下来,真正感到一种温馨的感觉。这里的灯光也非常柔和。
自助餐
寿司部分
烧烤部分
可以转动的餐桌
不同颜色的寿司
芝麻球

这就是佛汉铁板烧,在北欧最大的购物中心Scandinavia Mall里边的最大最豪华最高档最温馨的中餐厅。想吃大餐去哪里?佛汉铁板烧。

Opinion: This is a good example of Belt and Road Initiativ

By Xuefei Chen Axelsson

When I read the following news, I can’t help crying out This is just a good example of Belt and Road Initiativ.

The first salmon train from Arctic Norway to China will soon be ready for departure

A new technology will keep the fish fresh during the 10-day journey from Narvik to Xi’an.By Thomas Nilsen, The Independent Barents Observer -December 19, 2019130Share on FacebookTweet on Twitter

Norway’s northernmost railway cargo station is Narvik with a line crossing over the mountain to Sweden. (Thomas Nilsen / The Independent Barents Observer)

The first cargo train loaded with Norwegian salmon is expected to depart Narvik for China early next year, 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 to the Norwegian Sea, with a line originally built for iron-ore transport from Kiruna in northernmost Sweden.

In Haparanda, on Sweden’s border to Finland, the containers will be transferred over to Finnish wagons, because the two countries have different track width. From Finland the salmon cargo will cross into Russia from Kouvola and then follow the established rail cargo route via St. Petersburg and Moscow into Kazakhstan and eastbound to China, the portal iLaks informs.

The San Francisco-based company BluWrap has developed new transport means to keep the salmon fresh for longer periods than under normal transport where the fish is stored on ice.

The company uses fuel cells to reduce and monitor oxygen during transport. “It’s made from cardboard and use no ice or Styrofoam,” said Ola Strand, CEO of BluWrap interviewed by SalmonBusiness.

BlueWrap says it is by controlling oxygen and temperature salmon are kept fresh over longer periods.

Norway has a strong focus on developing the so-called blue economy, including giving a boost to aquaculture. By 2030, the goal is to increase seafood export to five times the amount today. The new salmon cargo train from Narvik to China opens a new export corridor to reach that goal.

This story is just a good example of Belt and Road Initiative. That is to use new technology or tools to make us connected. The train uses fuel cells to reduce and monitor oxygen during the transport. This is good. This is also climate friendly.

This is just the same idea of Belt and Road Initiativ.

第15届世界华商大会成果瞩目

  北欧绿色邮报网报道:第15届世界华商大会答谢晚会9日晚在伦敦史宾莎宅邸举行。会上发布,本届世界华商大会取得了令人瞩目的成果。

  第15届世界华商大会于10月23日在伦敦落下帷幕。大会以“世界新格局,华商新机遇”为主题,由英国中华总商会主办,是世界华商大会举办28年来,首次走入欧洲,从中华文化圈走入西方文明核心地带。

  本届世界华商大会签约成果瞩目,项目投资地包括中英两国及关联地区,涉及项目总金额超过3亿英镑。这些合作项目涵盖了教育、文化、区域经贸投资合作、创新孵化等领域。

  本次世界华商大会上,来自51个国家和地区的近2500名华商齐聚伦敦,创世华会历史上国别数新高。前来参会的华商覆盖100多个行业,包括制造、商贸、餐饮、酒店、地产等传统华商优势产业,还有人工智能、互联网、高科技、环保、新农业、医疗等新兴产业。

  本届世界华商大会共有来自中国全部34个省、市、自治区、特别行政区代表参加,共计726名地方企业家从中国各地来英国参加大会,展示了众多具有地方特性的产业形态、企业形式和升级战略。同时,来自英国各地区共计583名代表参加大会。另外,来自英联邦5个国家和地区的21名代表,专程前来伦敦参会。

以“世界新格局,华商新机遇”为主题的第十五届世界华商大会当地时间10月22日至23日在伦敦举行。这是世界华商大会首次走进欧洲,在英国举行。在10月23日的闭幕式上,大会宣布2021年第16届世界华商大会将由马来西亚中华总商会主办。图为10月23日,英国中华总商会和马来西亚中华总商会举行交旗仪式。<a target='_blank' href='http://www.chinanews.com/'>中新社</a>发 王渊欣 摄

资料图:第15届世界华商大会闭幕式上,宣布2021年第16届世界华商大会将由马来西亚中华总商会主办。图为英国中华总商会和马来西亚中华总商会举行交旗仪式。中新社发 王渊欣 摄

  本届世界华商大会组委会代表全体参会华商,向英国慈善机构QuintessentiallyFoundation捐款2万英镑,为大会举办地的儿童慈善事业出力。本届世华会还本着“少纸、绿色”的原则,借助移动互联技术,推出大会专属APP“世界华商”,大量减少了纸质材料的制作。

  中国驻英国大使刘晓明,第15届世华会联合主席、中部引擎董事长庄贝思爵士,第15届世华会组委会主席、英国中华总商会主席张进隆,第15届世华会筹备委员会执行主席杨腾波,英国白金汉大学校长安东尼·赛尔顿爵士等中英各界嘉宾约200人出席了当晚的答谢晚会。( 来源:中新网/ 记者陈斯睿 )

High-level BRIX Seminar : The New Africa Emerges along the Belt & Road

STOCKHOLM, December 8(Greenpost)–Top diplomats from the African Union joined the Chinese Ambassador to Sweden and the Belt and Road Institute’s (BRIX) members in a special seminar on December 5 in Stockholm to outline the great progress being achieved in realizing Africa’s development goals in the context of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).

Moreover, the seminar’s more important aspect was to explore the massive potential imbedded in making Africa the greatest economic powerhouse on the planet in the coming decades and how Sweden, Europe and China can cooperate with the African nations to accelerate and benefit from this promising perspective.

The seminar was initiated by Stephen Brawer, Vice-President of BRIX and moderator of the event. He welcomed everyone and gave a brief history of how BRIX came into being, and about its two other very successful seminars in 2019. The BRIX, which is only one year old, emerged out of a high-level seminar on the strategic and economic impact of the BRI held in May 2018 and organized jointly by the Schiller Institute and the China-Sweden Business Council (CSBC). He emphasized that BRIX works to disseminate knowledge of BRI as a global development process, and to present facts and knowledge based on deeper reflections, and not on superficial opinion based on prejudice and geopolitical agendas. Thus, BRIX believes that in the future, disinformation and propaganda that are spread in Sweden against BRI should be addressed in a more clear and assertive way.

Egypt’s ambassador, Mr. Alaa Hegazy, gave the welcoming speech as representative of the African Union (AU), since Egypt is the current Chairman of the AU. He emphasized the importance of the Belt & Road Initiative for the implementation of Africa’s development plans that have been around for a long time and lacked only the construction starts. He presented the AU’s Agenda 2063 plan for a continental rail and road network, electrification and industrialization. Ambassador Hegazy explained that the AU has several cooperation mechanisms with the EU, UN, Japan, etc., but cooperation with the BRI has been the most dynamic and effective of these mechanisms.

The ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Sweden, Mr. Gui Congyou gave, the keynote speech of the seminar in which he gave a detailed picture of the extensive cooperation that has been established between China and Africa in the context of the BRI. Ambassador Gui referenced the September 2018 Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) in Beijing and the results of that summit. He said: “China-Africa joint construction of the “Belt and Road” initiative has accelerated, and 40 African countries and the AU Commission have signed cooperation documents with China on the “Belt and Road” initiative. We have formulated a country plan based on the actual needs of Africa. We will implement a total of more than 880 China-Africa cooperation projects in the next three years.”

Concerning Chinese-Swedish perspectives, the Ambassador stated: ”The Swedish government has many aid and cooperation projects for Africa, and many large Swedish companies such as Volvo, Scania, and ABB have extensive operations in Africa. China is willing to work with other countries in the world, including Sweden, to complement each other’s strengths and make positive contributions to peace, stability and development in Africa.”

Ethiopia’s Ambassador, Mr. Deriba Kuma showed the audience how Africa’s plans for modernization and industrialization are being implemented. Ethiopia is well on its way to realizing its plans to become a middle-income country by 2025, transitioning from an agricultural-based society to an industry-based one. “Ethiopia is a major beneficiary in the Belt and Road Initiative. Since the country has embarked on expanding its infrastructure network across the nation like roads, railways, telecom and airports; the technical as well as financial support from the Government of China side has helped a lot”, Ambassador Deriba said. He added that “Ethiopia, through its vision of becoming a middle-income country by 2025, has launched an ambitious plan of constructing twelve industrial parks across the nation. Major Chinese companies have participated in the construction of these industrial parks and even some Chinese companies are constructing their own industrial parks in Ethiopia.” He emphasized that “Ethiopia has a plan to have 30 industrial parks by the year 2025. I hereby would like to call up on those competent companies to actively engage in this endeavor either through constructing the industrial parks or by leasing the sheds that could help them to participate in manufacturing of different products.”

Ambassador Kuma also reminded the audience that his country’s Prime Minister, H.E. Dr. Abiy Ahmed, will be receiving the Nobel Peace Price next week. This is an appropriate recognition of the path Ethiopia has taken towards social, political and economic reform.

South Africa’s Chargé d’Affaires, Duncan Sebefelo discussed his country’s economic visions and plans, and the challenges and opportunities that exist today. He referenced the major investments China has made in key projects in his country. After the turn of the year, South Africa become the chairman of the AU, outlining the philosophical principles that the AU has for the economic cooperation projects. Mr. Sebefelo explained how important the BRI is for the development goals of the African continent.

The board member of BRIX, Hussein Askary, made a thorough presentation on “retooling Africa’s rise”. With the help of charts, pictures and maps, he showed how BRI is helping in realizing Africa’s goals. He emphasized that BRIX does not exist to cheer on China or Africa, who can take care of themselves. BRIX’s goal is that Sweden should be part of this process of cooperation and not miss the train towards economic prosperity and stability in the world. In order to achieve that, Sweden’s and Europe’s attitude towards Africa has to change first. He contrasted this attitude to that of China. While Sweden and the Eu considered Africa “a problem”, China considers Africa “an opportunity”. Askary explained that a major part of this problem is the “aid” mentality. He argued that the Chinese way of “empowering rather than helping”, which is to supply Africa with the “tools” for development such as infrastructure, industrialization and technology transfer is the most suitable for Sweden and Europe to follow. Under the heading “SDG acrobatics” (Sustainable Development Goals), he talked about how Sweden and the EU are redefining the UN development agenda in 2030, so that the most important priority goals to be addressed (poverty, hunger, healthcare, electricity education, water, industrialization, etc.) are placed at the bottom of the priority list, while Climate Action, goal no. 13, is at the top. In conclusion, he explained that with the help of China and the BRI, Africa is well on the way to realizing its Agenda 2063. But he asked how faster can this agenda be realized if Sweden and the EU contribute to it?

The Norwegian former member of parliamentary, and co-founder of Ichi Foundation, Mr. Thore Vestby, talked about the Norwegian cooperation with Africa, which has been largely restricted to aid through NORAD. But a new focus on cooperation has been established in 2012 through the Norwegian African Business Association by leading Norwegian companies (norwegianafrican.no). Norway also needs to establish cooperation with BRI, Vestby emphasized, and a shift in the attitude in Norway towards China and the BRI is necessary. He congratulated the Swedish BRIX for its successful work and announced that a “BRIX Norway” will be started in the new year.

BRIX member and private consultant, Mr. Lars Aspling, explained in his presentation that now 16 of 28 EU countries have already signed agreements (MOU) with China to cooperate with the BRI. This shows that such an agreement, or even a mere positive opinion on BRI, as France and Finland have expressed, need not necessarily to divide the EU. Although the Swedish government, with its proposal for a new China strategy, adheres to EU policy, there are, thus, no legal issues that hinder Sweden from joining the BRI. But only a lack of political will stands in the way, he stated. Aspling gave a tour of the necessary investments that need to be made in northern Europe, Scandinavia and Sweden to be able to rise to the levels of productivity necessary in the new BRI era.

Aspling seized the opportunity to announce that a new report that BRIX has just published about what BRI on the importance of Sweden’s cooperation with the BRI can now be downloaded from the BRIX website. (Https://www.brixsweden.org/brix-publicerar-en-ny-belt-and-road-speciell-rapport/).

The seminar’s moderator, Stephen Brawer, led the closing panel debate where the speakers answered questions fielded by the audience.

BRIX chairman Ulf Sandmark commented on the question and discussion about corruption in Africa by pointing out that BRI has a focus on real investments that are not handed over as sums of money like the investments made by the West. The BRI investments are delivered as cement, steel, machinery and input products for the projects. “Cement is difficult to put into a bank account, which means that BRI has an intrinsic mechanism to prevent corruption,” he said.

In closing the seminar, moderator Stephen Brawer again emphasized the need to present fact-based information and knowledge about BRI, and made a point of thanking the effort that TV100 and Fredrik Vargas make through their important work in reporting the proceedings of this seminar.

Zimbabwen Ambassador Alice also attended the seminar.

19 diplomats from 15 countries (mostly from Africa) participated in the seminar which was attended by 60 guests.

挪威航空公司将停止从斯德哥尔摩起飞的长途直达航班

北欧绿色邮报网报道:11月28日报道,挪威航空公司将停止所有从斯德哥尔摩和哥本哈根飞往美国和泰国的长途航班。长途航班计划的调整是公司从增长转向盈利战略的一部分。挪威航空公司长途航班主管Matthew Wood表示,斯堪的纳维亚人口有限,旅客数量无法维持斯德哥尔摩、哥本哈根和奥斯陆出发的洲际航班。飞行专家Jan Ohlsson对挪威航空公司停止他们的直达长途航班感到不安,他指出,这一航线的取消将使SAS大大受益。同时,从斯堪的纳维亚半岛出发的长途航班的价格近期很可能会上涨。(来源: 瑞典《晚报》 )

Hunan Cultural and Tourism Promotion Conference held in Stockholm

By Xuefei Chen Axelsson

STOCKHOLM, Nov. 29(Greenpost) — Hunan Cultural and Tourism Promotion conference was successfully held at Sheraton Hotel in Stockholm on Friday.

Yu Xinrong, Secretary of Party Committee of Department of Culture and Tourism of Hunan Province, Central China said Hunan enjoys very rich tourism resources and has many cultural relics such as Yueyanglou Pagoda, Mawangdui cemetery, Maozedong’s hometown. The famous Zhangjiajie tourism spot was the shooting site for animation Avanda, its beauty has attracted many people.

Yu said that Hunan also has China’s largest lake Dongting Lake which stretches over 400 kilometers. Hunan has many ethnic minorities thus has rich culture. Hunan’s cuisine is famous for its hotness. The pheonix city and Furong Town are famous for its history.

The ancestors of the Chinese nation, Emperor Yan and Emperor Shun were buried in Hunan, Zeng Guofan and Zuo Zongtang were born in Hunan and became famous for their achievements in Chinese history. Hunan also boasts many ethnic groups which all have their own culture and traditions.

Yu Xinrong welcomed Swedish friends to visit Hunan and enjoyed the diversity in Hunan.

Cecilia Rahmqvist, Director of Laplands tourism bureau in northern Sweden also introduced Kiruna’s Ice Hotel, Tree Hotel and Ice tourism resources. She said that they used solar energy to keep the ice even in summer. She welcomed Chinese tourists to visit them.

Liu Fang, President of Hunan and Hubei Town-fellow Association in Sweden expressed her welcome to the Hunan delegation. She said her association has been promoting Hunan and Hubei culture in Sweden by holding Duanwu festival every year.

During the promotion conference, audience also watched promotion video which showed all the beautiful tourism resources and infrastructure in Hunan and impressed the audience a lot.

Cao Diefeng, Counselor of Education department of Chinese Embassy in Sweden also attended the conference.

Other guests include Zhu Jinchuan, General Manager of Air China in Stockholm, Zhang Shouting, President of Nordic China Sustainable Development Association and Ulf from BRIX.

During the promotion conference, a dozen of pictures showing the beauty of Hunan were also displayed.

Photo and Text by Xuefei Chen Axelsson

Chinese demand of Port contribute to Finland’s food export

By Xuefei Chen Axelsson

STOCKHOLM, November 28(Greenpost)– While the trade negotiation between China and the US is underway at a critical time, news from Finland reaching here says that Finland’s exports in the food and beverage sector see a record high this year partly due to China’s demand of pork and other products.

The export forecast for 2019 is EUR 1.75 billion, which, if achieved, would represent a record high.

Entry into new markets, along with an increase in export volumes and prices, have contributed to an increase in the value of exports. Awareness of the growth potential available through exports has grown in the food and beverage sector. New export companies have participated in the Food from Finland programme created by Business Finland and funded by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment. The food authorities and other promoter organisations have also significantly contributed towards the export growth.

Products in particularly strong demand this year have included dairy products, oats, other foodstuffs and alcohol products. Countries where export growth has been visible include China, where there has been a particular demand for pork and powdered milk.

The value of food imports to Finland was triple the value of our exports at EUR 4.6 billion in 2018. Many of the products being imported are not produced or manufactured in Finland. In order to reduce the trade deficit, it would be important to increase the added value of exports.

The food industry is a significant industry in Finland

According to preliminary figures for 2018, the total turnover of the food industry was around EUR 11.2 billion, showing an increase of 4% on the previous year. The food industry employs some 38,000 people directly, and as many as 340,000 indirectly.

– Finnish consumers buy domestic, responsibly produced foods, which means the food industry will continue to be a very important sector in Finland. But in addition, Finnish products and raw materials are increasingly finding their way onto the plates and into the glasses of international consumers, too, says Leena Hyrylä, Food Industry Sector Manager at the Southeast Finland ELY Centre.

Food and beverage companies continue to seek growth

The sector barometer for the manufacture of food products indicates that SMEs in the food sector continue to be growth-driven. More than half of the SMEs that responded said they were pursuing growth; 22 per cent said they sought powerful growth, while 43 per cent said they would tap into any growth opportunities available. According to the barometer, SMEs in the food sector, especially in the beverage sector, were more growth-oriented than companies in comparable sectors.

SMEs in the food sector were more optimistic about the general outlook for the economy than other Finnish SMEs and those engaged in comparable sectors. However, expectations are down on the previous year.

The business environment is changing rapidly, placing a stronger focus on the consumer and on continued renewal. The food sector is influenced by current trends and themes such as climate change, demographic changes, scarce resources, digitalisation and technological advancement in general. Consumer awareness and expectations for products and food services are rising. Responsibility, wellbeing and domestic origin are rising trends.

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  • compiles, analyses and communicates information avout the business enviroment for decision-making purposes
  • the objective is to facilitate the succes, growth and internationalisation of Finnish companies.

SME sector reports are based on an annual SME Barometer commissioned by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, the Federation of Finnish Enterprises and Finnvera Oyj. The SME Barometer conducted in the autumn of 2019 is based on responses from representatives of 6,133 small and medium-sized enterprises. The survey was conducted in summer 2019. Responses were provided by 196 SMEs in the food sector.

Chinese has a saying that the earth is round and if the sun is not shining in the east, it must be shining in the west. Or if not in the north, it must be in the south. Please do not just hang yourself in one tree.

Xinjiang Photo Exhibition held in Stockholm

By Xuefei Chen Axelsson

STOCKHOLM, Nov. 27(Greenpost, chineseonline) — While the dark and rainy weather made people sad and lonely, a warm Xinjiang Photo Exhibition has been held in Stockholm recently.

The exhibition was held by Green Post(www.greenpost.se) and Chinese Online(www.chineseonline.se) in cooperation with China Europe Cultural Association and ABF(Swedish Workers Association) at the citykonferensen in Stockholm.

Xuefei Chen Axelsson, Chief Editor and photographer of Green Post and freelance journalist said the exhibition came against the background that she was invited to attend a journalistic trip to Xinjiang in August 2018 together with journalists from 13 countries along the belt and road routes. And after that she went to Xinjiang twice respectively in March to Turpan after the National People’s Congress and National Day celebration in Beijing to personally experience the atmosphere in Urumqi city, capital of Xinjiang Ugyor Autonomous Region.

“I was impressed by the journeys and felt that Xinjiang now is very safe to travel and the cultural and tourist resources were rich. During my journey, I can feel business in Grand Bazar is booming and the ugyors dancing and singing were wonderful. Thus, I like to share this feelings and impressions with all the people who are interested in Xinjiang. “said Chen Axelsson.

The purpose is to share the information about the living picture in Xinjiang. The exhibition focuses on Xinjiangs infrastructure such as the fast train, subways and wide road, busy business in Grandbazar, music and art, dancing, beautiful scenery and environmental protection.

To let people have a taste of Xinjiang music and song, Luan Dehan played violin Why the flower is so red.

Artist Zhu Yingying sang the song which was about love between a woman and a ugyor soldier and moved all the audience. A whole generation of people were moved by the film and the song in China’s 80s.

Duan Maoli, President of Swedish Anhui Sci-Tech and Commerce Association expressed his appreciation for the exhibition.

“I would like to say thanks to Xuefei for holding such an exhibition. The media under her leadership is a professional media. With this exhibition, we can see the beautiful Xinjiang and the safe Xinjiang. I like to say it should be A beautiful Xinjiang forever!”

Zhu Jinchuan, General Manager of Air China in Stockholm also looked at the exhibition.

He said it was impressive to see these photos. Watching these beautiful pictures let people feel the life there is quite colourful and it is easy to visit there with Air China because the airlines can fly there directly from Beijing. It can also fly directly to other cities.

Journalists from PROFOCA and FPA attended the exhibition. Swedish innovation entrepreneur Skycab manager Åker Aredal also attended the exhibition. He was quite excited to see President Xi’s photo with Ugyor people and even recalled the moment when he was with President Xi and presented him a letter.

During the exhibition, Xuefei Chen Axelsson also made a presentation about the pictures and added more pictures about the daily lives there in the Grand Bazar. She illustrated the stories behind every photo.

During the exhibition, Axelsson also answered some questions.

Many visitors said they learnt a lot about Xinjiang and felt glad that the situation is safe and secure and life is lively there. Some even said they like to visit Xinjiang some day.

More lively photos in Grand Bazar and Turpan.

Photo and text by Xuefei Chen Axelsson

photo by Xuefei Chen Axelsson

“黑五”来临 中国消费者“海淘”需避坑

北欧绿色邮报网报道: 日前,英国华闻周刊微信公众号“华闻派”刊登文章,分析比较了中国大型购物狂欢节“双十一”和英国的购物打折季“黑色星期五”的不同,为中英消费者指出一些需要规避和注意的问题,提出了享受较优惠价格的建议。

  文章摘编如下:

  这中国的大型购物狂欢节“双十一”刚刚过去,而英国、美国等国家的购物打折季“黑色星期五”(以下简称“黑五”)也要拉开帷幕。

   2019年的“黑五”是11月29日。在美国,“黑五”一般是指感恩节后一天,逐渐演变成了为期四天的大型促销活动,并催生了“商家周末”和“网络周一”,即从周五至下一个周一,从线下到线上,美国全民进行购物狂欢。

  后来,这股热潮也席卷了英国。英国也会在圣诞节之前,开始为期4天的“黑五”折扣活动。

  “黑五”与“双十一”有何区别?

  与英美的“黑五”相比,中国“双十一”的受众较年轻,购物行为也主要集中在电子商务区域。

  “双十一”大约在2007年左右,摇身变成了“光棍节”,成为了广大单身族们的狂欢节,人们或许会在这一天黯然伤神,又或者通过与朋友聚会、约会来摆脱孤单。

  淘宝商城(天猫)则抓住了这个重要的时间节点,于2009年首次推出了“双十一”购物季,将“单身者的悲痛”化作“购买力”,打着全场包邮,全年最低价的口号,吸引了不少消费者的钱包。

  从此,“双十一”成为了天猫淘宝的代名词。“双十一”购物节进展到2012年,当日销售额就已经超过了美国的“网络周一”,成为了全球最大的互联网购物节日。面对中国国内消费者这样的庞大市场,这样的结果并不意外。

  要说“黑五”与“双十一”的主要区别,除了“黑五”更加古老之外,其延续周期也相对较长,不仅可以网上购物,许多商家的实体店也会同步推出折扣。

  同时,相比于“双十一”针对年轻受众群体,“黑五”的受众以家庭为主,所以每年“黑五”,疯抢最为厉害的都是大型家电,如冰箱、彩电、洗衣机等,那疯抢的场面,可以说是“战况激烈”。

  2019年,英国的亚马逊电商平台先下手为强,提前拉开了“黑五”战场,从11月22日就开始打折,将折扣日延续至8天,让人总能抽出一天空,来看看有哪些“便宜”可占。

  2019年“黑五”的实操攻略

  2019年“双十一”已过,剁过的手想必又长出来了。那么,“黑五”作为在英美生活的人们最为盛大的购物狂欢节,有哪些坑要注意别踩?又有哪些值得买?

  根据英国广播公司(BBC)报道,消费者组织Which就批评2018年的折扣有水分,在他们研究的83件单品中,只有4件是真的在“黑五”时更便宜。

  比价结果证实,滚筒式烘干机、智能扬声器、咖啡机和电视外接音箱在“黑五”之外,还有更便宜的价格。比如,在某实体商店,一款电视外接音箱在“黑五”期间价格299镑,但之后的一月内,又下跌了49镑,且这个低价持续了5天。

  此外,一些国外的美容服饰网站,也将加入黑五大军,不仅可以买到折扣单品,还可以直邮中国,方便了中国的消费者。

  目前,很多英国商家也已经放出了折扣宣言,把“折扣”亮出来。

  如何在“黑五”期间买到令自己满意的东西?当地华文媒体提醒中外消费者:

  1. 购买之前列好清单。在开始购物之前,先列出需要或想要购买的商品以及准备花费的金额,以免最后买了一些并不需要的东西。

  2. 提前为自己想买的商品做好调研。调查发现,网络购物者经常有被虚假评论误导的风险。因此,在购入商品前,充分了解,以免买到以次充好的商品。

  3. 担心自己买的不是最优价格?研究表明,最好还是等黑五那天真正来临,再开始购物,不仅会有更多商家加入这次活动,可能折扣会更低。也可以查询网上的比价网站。

  4. 如果买完了不喜欢?可以退。购买之前看清退货须知,一旦不喜欢还有反悔机会。同时,有些商品还会推出比价服务,如客户在购买商品不久后就价格下跌,也可以提出退还差价。

  5. 网上购物别忘了还可以返现。一些现金返还网站会与几千家零售商合作,让消费者在享受黑五折扣同时还能返现,助钱包早日回血。(来源: 中国侨网 /记者刘雅静)

新疆阿克苏果汁“香飘”海外

北欧绿色邮报网报道:21日,记者从新疆阿克苏地区商务局获悉,新疆阿克苏果企搭乘南疆集拼集运货运班列,生产的苹果浓缩汁“香飘”海外市场,今年有望创外汇突破1000万美元。

资料图:苹果丰收。 侯崇慧 摄

资料图:苹果丰收。 侯崇慧 摄

  今年10月12日,第一批载有1804吨的浓缩果汁班列从新疆阿克苏发往俄罗斯首都莫斯科,此后一月多来,连续发往莫斯科的班列共有四趟。“我们今年计划发6批次浓缩果汁,每批次都是一个专列,产品预计达1.2万吨。”阿克苏恒通果汁有限公司总经理李巨东说。

  自2012年阿克苏恒通果汁落户阿克苏以来,7年时间,共生产果汁达8万余吨,培育了1.6万户农户。2018年生产浓缩苹果汁产量达14800余吨,实现创汇收入1000万美元。2019年初通过订货会,该企业与俄罗斯客户签署了1.6万吨供货合同。

  李巨东说:“前几年果汁主要销往美国、澳大利亚、日本以及欧洲国家,2017年企业开始深耕‘一带一路’沿线国家市场,两三年来我们的产品在中亚及俄罗斯市场打开了销路,站稳了脚,现在可以说产品在这些国家很走俏。”

  今年9月新疆南部开通集拼集运货运班列以来,该企业享受到了集拼集运班列实惠,大大降低了货物的运输成本和运输时间。

  近年来,该企业在产业布局上不断延伸,积极拓展欧亚市场,利用地缘优势,产品销往新疆周边国家等地。阿克苏地区商务局外贸科负责人卡哈尔江·库尔班介绍,对于外向型企业,商务部门给予了大力的支持,通过协调发改、税务、海关等部门,为“走出去”企业提供服务便利和政策支持。同时,发挥杠杆撬动作用,进一步释放政策“红利”为企业减负,培育壮大了外向型企业实力。

  据了解,南疆集拼集运货运班列始发点从和田出发,将沿路和田、喀什、阿克苏、库尔勒的服装、农副产品、电子产品等货物集合起来运送到乌鲁木齐,随后发往中亚、西亚和欧洲等地。 (来源:中新社/记者 陶拴科)

第五届世界浙商大会签约金额超3000亿元 系历届之最

第五届世界浙商大会签约金额超3000亿元系历届之最

    大会现场。 张斌 摄

  北欧绿色邮报网援引中新社( 记者 张斌 )报道:13日,第五届世界浙商大会(下称:大会)在杭州开幕,吸引来自全球各地的近2800名浙商代表与会。大会签约项目协议总投资达3000亿元以上,系历届之最。

  据了解,大会拟签约项目主要围绕浙江“四大”建设(大湾区大花园大通道大都市区建设)、“八大万亿产业”、“长三角一体化”和数字经济、生命健康、高端装备、文化旅游和能源环保等重点产业。

  大会开幕式上,浙江为侨服务全球通平台、浙江省金融综合服务平台、浙江省企业服务综合平台正式开通,将为全球浙商提供更好服务。大会还表彰了“高质量发展”领军企业,颁发2019全球浙商金奖,激励浙商,争当高质量发展排头兵。

浙江为侨服务全球通平台、浙江省金融综合服务平台、浙江省企业服务综合平台正式开通。 张斌 摄

浙江为侨服务全球通平台、浙江省金融综合服务平台、浙江省企业服务综合平台正式开通。 张斌 摄

  目前,浙江有600多万浙商在国内各地经商办企业,有200多万浙商在全球各个国家和地区投资创业。据悉,本届大会由中共浙江省委、浙江省人民政府主办,中共浙江省委统战部、浙江省工商业联合会、浙商总会承办。( 责任编辑查正富 主编陈雪霏)