Danish FM to visit China

Danish FM to visit China

Foreign Minister of Denmark, Anders Samuelsen, will be visiting China on the 20th to 22nd of June.

Anders Samuelsen previously met with Chinese minister Wang-Yi in 2017.

He has been invited by Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi.

The visit was announced by the Foreign Ministry of China’s spokesperson Geng Shuang. He said the following about the plans for Anders Samuelsen’s visit, according the official China.Un:

During this visit, Yang Jiechi, member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and Director of the Office of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the CPC Central Committee will meet with Minister of Foreign Affairs Anders Samuelsen and State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi will hold talks with him, during which they will exchange views on bilateral relations and issues of mutual interest. Besides Beijing, Minister Samuelsen will travel to Shanghai.

Denmark is one of the first western countries to establish diplomatic ties with China. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the China-Denmark comprehensive strategic partnership. We believe that Minister of Foreign Affairs Anders Samuelsen’s visit to China will help step up political mutual trust, expand our practical cooperation across the board and elevate China-Denmark relations to a new level.

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Aller Media lancerer Hyggespil.dk

Aller Media fortsætter med at styrke sit digitale udbud og slår nu dørene op for et nyt, sjovt og hyggeligt online spilunivers, Hyggespil.dk.  

I 95 år har Aller Media tilbudt forskellige rekreative spil, eksempelvis krydsord og Sudoku, og den nye platform,Hyggespil.dk, skal løfte oplevelsen yderligere og give brugerne helt nye muligheder.

Naturligt digitalt skridt

Aller Media er med end 2,6 mio. månedlige læsere i Danmark en af de førende udgiver af magasiner og ugeblade, men mediehuset har i dag også en stærk digital profil med flere digitale universer, som f.eks. Vi Unge, Main, femina, appen Pling (med adgang til over 100 magasiner og ugeblade) og det helt nye madunivers spisbedre.dk.

Lanceringen af Hyggespil.dk er således endnu et oplagt element i virksomhedens strategi og digitale transformation:

– Vi er optagede af, at vi skal have det indhold og være på de platforme, som vores kunder efterspørger. Derfor er det også helt naturligt, vi sætter strøm til vores spil, og jeg er sikker på, det vil blive rigtig godt modtaget af vores brugere, siger udviklingsdirektør Andreas Hansen og uddyber:

– Vores opgave er jo at tilbyde det, kunderne ønsker. Det gælder hele vores produktpalet. Om det er ugeblade, magasiner, Dansktop Prisen, Femina Kvindeløb eller spil, så er det vores fornemmeste opgave at bidrage til de små stunder, der skaber hygge, værdi og glæde for vores læsere og brugere.

Navnet på spiluniverset er selvfølgelig valgt nøje. Aller Media har en klar ambition om, at det skal være Danmarks hyggeligste platform for rekreative spil som krydsord, Sudoku og casinospil, der allerede er efterspurgte hos kunderne.

– For os er fokus på at lave et sjovt, hyggeligt og dansk univers med en rigtig god oplevelse for vores brugere, med udgangspunkt i de spil, vores kernekunder allerede i dag efterspørger. Det er dér, vi er rigtig stærke, og det passer til vores brand, lyder det fra Andreas Hansen.

Erfaren leverandør

For at få den bedste og mest driftssikre løsning har Aller valgt den meget anerkendte leverandør Aspire Global, der er børsnoteret i Sverige, som partner til at understøtte platformen.

– Samarbejdet med Aspire betyder, at vi får en leverandør, der kan understøtte den bedste tekniske løsning, og som gør, at vi fortsat kan udvikle vores tilbud i takt med nye digitale muligheder og ikke mindst vores kunders ønsker, siger Andreas Hansen, der venter sig meget af samarbejdet.

Det nye univers er gået i luften på www.hyggespil.dk.

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Kommunikationschef, Aller Media A/S
magnus.hviid@aller.com
+45 28 72 63 85

New network opportunity presentation

New network opportunity presentation

Andersen Consult’s presentation of the offer to join their networking platform was the main take-away from the Dancham networking evening in Bangkok on Thursday 15 June.

The network currently has 172 business people mostly from Denmark signed up and eager to network with companies in Asia. Anyone is welcome to sign up and join the network. This can be done from here: https://andersenb2b.com/companies/select-membership

Lars Siggaard Andersen is on a mission to bring Nordic businesses closer to businesses in Asia – and the other way around. Before coming to Thailand, he had already established cooperation with Nordcham Philippines and Cambodia. The job is to have as many companies as possible in Asia sign up as contact persons for companies in Denmark so a Danish company would know who to ask for anything, big or small, that they need help with.

For the companies in Asia, the opportunity goes the other way, to network among companies in Denmark for help with questions related to their business there. Also Asian companies are very welcome on the platform, not only Danish or Nordic related companies.

Andersen Consult comes into the picture when eventually there may be need for a partner evaluation or other kind of professional service.

Only twelve members had signed up for the event which cost 900 baht to join. They were later joined by four who had not signed up in advance.

The evening started with an introduction to CeramicSpeed, the latest member of Dancham. The company produces ball bearings made of a ceramic material which is lighter and offers less friction than traditional steel ball bearings. The concept was easy: “We want to offer the best and the most expensive solution,” Rasmus Gjarlov explained.

After that, the Vicepresident Richard Jones of Indorama Ventures gave an insightful presentation of his company. Indorama Ventures PCL is one of the world’s leading producers of polymers, fibers, and packaging that can be found in many products worldwide. We learned among others that 1 in 5 clear PET bottles is made from IVL polymers – and thus very likely one of the over 70 Indorama factories worlwide. Even more suprising was it to learn that 1 in 2 baby diapers are made from IVL fibers and that the material is even so strong, that it is also used in car airbags.

One of the many overseas factories of Indorama is located in Denmark, the FiberVisions factory in Varde, focusing on fibers for use in non-woven products – like diapers and a surprising number of other products: http://www.fibervisions.com/Markets.aspx

 

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Embassies Yangon temporarily relocate

Embassies Yangon temporarily relocate

For the next 1,5 months some the Scandinavian embassies and embassy branches will not be found in the Nordic House along the Inya Lake in Yangon.

The Nordic House in Yangon

Due to renovation the Danish embassy and the Swedish embassy branch will be moving to the Myanmar Centre Business Suites on the 10th floor of the Myanmar Centre Tower II.

The Embassy of Denmark in Myanmar writes the following:

TEMPORARY RE-LOCATION OF THE EMBASSY
The Embassy of Denmark will temporarily move to the following location at Myanmar Plaza in Yangon from 15 June – 31 July 2018.

Myanmar Centre Business Suites
Myanmar Centre Tower ll,
10th floor
192, Kabar Aye Pagoda Road,
Bahan Township, Yangon

Phone: +95 1 934 5065, +95 1 934 5066 
Email: ygnamb@um.dk

Consular opening hours are Monday-Thursday from 10:00-14:00 (by appointment only).

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Denmark’s Constitutional Day celebrated in Manila

Denmark’s Constitutional Day celebrated in Manila

On 5 June 2018 Denmark’s celebration of its Constitutional Day in Manila began with the hanging of an enormous flag outside the atrium building of Enderun colleges. Guests were welcomed with generous servings of cheese canapes from Arla and Dansk hotdogs from Leo Sorensen. “It was truly a festive evening celebrated with friends, dignataries and heads of missions!” reported the Danish embassy.

In his speech Ambassador Jan Top Christensen began by welcoming all Friends of Denmark, Dignitaries, Heads of Missions – all as “VIPs to the Danish Embassy”, as the Danish flag, Dannebrog, was hanging outside from the roof of the building, Enderun College, McKinley West in Manila

“This flag is the symbol of the long history of the Danish nation. The Danish flag is the oldest national flag in the world. According to the legend, it fell down from heaven during a battle in 1219, in what is today Estonia,” reflected the Ambassador.

“Almost four years ago, we re-opened our embassy. Time has clearly shown that it was the right decision to return to the Philippines. Today, we are very busy helping Danish companies engaging with both the private and public sectors in the Philippines. We also issue more and more visas to Filipinos who would like to travel to Denmark. Many Filipinos working for Danish companies visit Denmark for shorter or longer stays to get acquainted with Denmark. We also see an increasing number of Filipinos visiting Denmark as tourists.

“Soon the Philippines will open an embassy in Copenhagen. Certainly, there are many signs of deepening and broadening relations between our two countries,” he continued.

Denmark’s Ambassador to the Philippines together with DFA Office of European Affairs Executive Director Elizabeth Te, Vice Dean of the Diplomatic Corps and Cambodian Ambassador Tuot Panha

The Danish Ambassador then elaborated on two recent important delegations from Denmark visiting the Philippines. First out had been Denmark’s Foreign Policy Committee.

“The committee got a more nuanced picture on a number of complicated issues, including the potential for conflict in the South China Sea, if the law of the seas is not respected by all. The much talked about campaign against illegal drugs was analysed form many angles. They also learned about the progress in the peace processes regarding both Communists and the Muslims. Indeed, President Duterte has invested a lot of political capital in these processes. It would be great for people and the economic development in the conflict-ridden regions, if peace can soon replace conflict. A golden opportunity is now with the Congress to settle with a sustainable solution for western Mindanao. The saying goes: no development without security, and no security without development. The Muslims deserve autonomy to develop their cultural identity.”

More recently Denmark’s Minister for Business Affairs had headed an important business delegation. “Many fruitful contacts were made with local partners,” the ambassador summarized that visit who then also visited Denmark, promoting the Philippines as ‘The Bright Shining Star of Asia’ because of the country’s sustained high economic growth.

“The Philippines continues to attract attention from Danish companies. They are certainly interested in doing business in the Philippines. Rich potential for much more economic engagement between the two countries exists. From 2013 to 2017, the Danish export of goods to the Philippines rose 82 percent. With the preferential trade status, the so-called GSP+, granted from the EU, the Philippine manufacturers have a preferential opportunity to sell more products tariff-free to the European market, including to Denmark. In 2017, more than 25 per cent of Philippine goods went to the EU market. European companies are playing an important role in the Philippine economy. With the recent Ease of Doing Business Act, the Philippine market will become even more interesting for foreign companies.”

The ambassador also reminded all Friends of Denmark that the Constitutional Day is a celebration of Denmark’s first democratic Constitution.

“It was signed 169 years ago, in 1849. Modern democracy means adhering to universally accepted principles such as good governance, rule of law, transparency, due process of law, freedom of expression, full respect for human rights, and gender equality. Rule of law protects the weak citizen at the national level, and protects the weak state at the international level. – Denmark appears again and again at the top of the list in international comparisons. We are the least corrupt country. We are one of the best countries when it comes to ease of doing business. Denmark is also rated as the country with the best balance between work and family life.”

He also highlighted that both Denmark and the Philippines are seeking membership of the Human Rights Council in Geneva for the years 2019-2021. “Denmark stands ready to cooperate with the Philippines in the Council on strengthening these important dimensions.”

Jan Top Christensen also highlighted a number of actions taken by the Duterte government viewed favourably by Denmark. Among these are executive orders on freedom of information as well as reproductive health, on which the ambassador commented: “Transparency is key for fighting corruption. I understand that the Congress is seriously working on putting this initiative into law. It is, indeed, very much needed to fight the still too high level of corruption. Less corruption will lead to more foreign investment and more jobs for Filipinos. More jobs lead to less poverty.”

“Modern, un-biased, evidence-based information is very much needed to help the young generation. The Philippines has one of the highest rates of teen-age pregnancy. Too many young girls end up in a hopeless situation and get caught in the vicious circle of poverty,” he also said.

“The Government has also set as an ambitious target to substantially decrease poverty. People living in poverty don’t have the strength to actively be part of a vibrant democracy. All persons should have access to health and educational services irrespective of income. Poverty is unethical, poverty kills, and poverty prevents unfolding human resources. The Government’s initiative to make state universities tuition free is another progressive reform.”

Implementation of the Government’s huge infrastructure program, “Build, Build, Build”, will help getting rid of many bottle-necks for economic development and then open up for creating more jobs. Danish companies are already involved in interesting infrastructure projects.”

“The Danish Embassy is engaging with the Philippines at all levels. Denmark is through financial contribution to UN-agencies and the EU assisting in many areas. And Danish NGOSs are engaging with civil society in the Philippines within a number of sectors, fighting use of torture, climate change, modernizing the labour market, encouraging investigative and professional journalism, and improving fishing methods.”

(In addition to embassy reporting the above are extracts from the speech.)

Source: Embassy of Denmark in the Philippines

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Nyt intelligent madunivers sætter brugeren i centrum


Foto: Betina Hastoft

Veganer, glutenallergiker, laktoseintolerant eller blot på jagt efter en god opskrift til at undgå madspild med resterne søndag aften? I dag lancerer Aller Media det nye interaktive madunivers, Spisbedre.dk, der med over 3.000 opskrifter, udspecificerede ingredienslister og unik dybdetagging bliver et uundværligt køkkenværktøj.

Måltidet er stadig samlingspunkt og en vigtig brik i ”det gode liv” i de danske husstande. Faktisk spiser 85% af husstande i Danmark sammen mindst fem gange om ugen. Og det stiller store krav, ikke blot til kreativiteten i køkkenet, men også til diverse hensyn til allergier, intolerancer og særlige kostpræferencer. For vores madvaner har ændret sig, og vi stiller høje krav til måltidet. Både i forhold til nydelse og smag, men også til f.eks. økologi, e-numre, dyrevelfærd og individuelle kostplaner – kort sagt, hvad vi og vores børn spiser.

Den 14. juni lancerer Aller Media det nye SPIS BEDRE madunivers. Her har man samlet over 3000 opskrifter med udførlige og dybdetaggede ingredienslister, der giver forbrugeren nye, intelligente muligheder for at tilpasse og skræddersy måltidet til individuelle behov, diæter og madtrends og hjælpe til at gøre hverdagen lettere.

– At spise sammen har stadig en vigtig social funktion. Og vi ved, at vi danskere elsker at invitere gæster eller samle familien omkring måltidet. Men vi ved også, at tiden er knap, og at mange følger bestemte kostretninger i disse tider, mens andre har allergier, som gør det svært at samles om maden, siger Iben Rouw, chefredaktør for SPIS BEDRE, og fortsætter:

– Alt det har vi taget højde for på spisbedre.dk. Her skræddersyr man let efter, om man f.eks. er vegetar, har allergier eller særlige kostpræferencer. Der er også udregnet næringsoplysninger og kalorietal på alle opskrifterne. På den måde gør vi det lettere at finde frem til en opskrift, der tilgodeser alles behov, så man fortsat kan samles om ét fælles måltid uden et væld af individuelle tilpasninger.

Besøg spisbedre.dk her

Og det er ikke alene en fordel for forbrugeren, som sparer tid og kan samle familie og venner om et fælles måltid. Det nye Spisbedre.dk bringer som medie og et aktivt værktøj også helt nye og attraktive annonceringsmuligheder. Og her ser Charlotte Riparbelli, udgiverdirektør i Aller Media, et stort potentiale.

– Det her er jo på ingen måder ”bare et nyt mad-opslagsværk”. Spisbedre.dk er et unikt og gennemarbejdet værktøj, som sikrer topkvalitet til forbrugeren, men også til annoncørerne, der får nye muligheder for at aktivere deres produkter i forbindelse med nøje udvalgte opskrifter og madinspiration. Derudover er Spisbedre.dk i direkte forlængelse af Aller Medias overordnede strategi og målsætning om at bidrage til bedre liv for vores læsere og brugere, siger Charlotte Riparbelli og pointerer:

– Mad er jo ikke længere bare mad. Det er noget, vi identificerer os selv, vores livsstil og vores værdier med. Og det er selvfølgelig interessant for vores mange samarbejdspartnere, der ønsker at matche sig med de trends, livsstile og tendenser, som er blandt vores mange brugere og læsere. Og her er Spisbedre.dk helt unikt.

Om Spisbedre.dk

  • Spisbedre.dk går i luften den 14. juni.
  • Sitet er bygget op om en unik og gennemarbejdet database på over 3.000 opskrifter og med endnu flere på vej.
  • Universet giver den enkelte mulighed for at finde netop sine yndlingsopskrifter og tilpasse og gemme dem i sin helt egen, personaliserede kogebog.
  • Spisbedre.dk er opbygget af dybdetagget data, der giver en intelligent struktur, som f.eks. muliggør tilpasning efter individuelle allergier, intolerancer, kostpræferencer, ønsket kalorieindtag og andre særlige ønsker og krav til kost.
  • Opskrifterne på Spisbedre.dk kan skaleres op og ned, så de matcher præcis det antal personer, man gerne vil lave mad til.

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Magnus Hviid
Kommunikationschef, Aller Media A/S
magnus.hviid@aller.com
+45 28 72 63 85

Danfoss to opens new heating plant in China

Danfoss to opens new heating plant in China

The leading heating company of Denmark, Danfoss, has begun operation of a new plant in Anshan city in northeast China’s Liaoning Province.

A Danfoss Co2 Mobile Training Unit

Danfoss has recently begun operation of a new plant in northeast China’s Liaoning Province, according to Xinhua Net.

With a price of 26.54 million U.S. dollars the plant wasn’t cheap but as China is seeking greener and more efficient energy solutions, it is designed to bring the newest heating technology to China.

The expected annual output is estimated to 31.7 million U.S. dollars and includes a production line that manufactures key parts of heating facilities as well as a research lab.

The Danish Minister of Energy, Utilities and Climate, Lars Christian Lilleholt, attended the opening ceremony, where he spoke of Denmark’s role in introducing green technology to China:

“Denmark would like to introduce world-class district heating technology and facility into China to reduce emission of carbon dioxide,” he said.

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