Swedish Minister for Trade to visit China
On 11-15 September the Swedish Minister for Trade, Ms. Ewa Björling, will make an official visit to China, where two days will be spent in Beijing and the remaining time in Shanghai.
In Beijing, Ms. Björling will speak at the inauguration ceremony of the "Innovative Sweden" exhibition at Tsinghua University on 12 September. Year after year, Sweden is ranked as one of the most innovative countries in the world. Therefor Swedish experience is of particular interest to China who is now aiming at turning into a more innovative country. Innovative Sweden will show 20 Swedish cutting-edge innovations from young growth companies, and seminars will be held on topics like innovative ICT, Life Science, environmental technology, design and transportation. Click here for more information on Innovative Sweden.
A Sino-Swedish literary collaboration will be highlighted at an event on 11 September in the presence of the minister for trade. The Swedish author of children's literature Mr. Martin Widmark and his Chinese colleague and famous Chinese author Mr. Cao Wenxuan have each written a book on the same theme and used each other's illustrators to illustrate them. A letter of intent will be signed between Bonnier Carlsen and Daylight Publishing at the ceremony.
The Minister will also meet with China Customs where a Sino-Swedish action plan will be signed between Swedish Customs Director General Therese Mattsson and her Chinese counterpart. A large number of Swedish companies mention customs procedures as the number one obstacle in trade with China, which is an issue that will be discussed at the meeting.
Ms. Björling will also meet with her Chinese counterpart at the Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China for bilateral talks on trade-related issues, CSR cooperation, investment cooperation and innovation.
You can stay up to date on the minister's activities in Beijing on the Embassy's website, where continuous updates will be published concerning Ms. Björling's activities.
For questions on the Minister's program in China, please contact Deputy Commercial Officer Ms. Emma Forsman, 6532 9790 EXT. 6282