New government secures first China expedition

100 Danish companies, municipalities and regional authorities looking to benefit from the China-Denmark Cities and Regions Forum

The minister for equality and Nordic co-operation, Karen Ellemann, is at the helm of the first delegation to China under Denmark’s new Venstre/Liberal Alliance/Konservative government.

Ellemann and a Danish delegation consisting of 100 Danish companies, municipalities and regional authorities are currently in China until December 6 as part of the strategic co-operation China-Denmark Cities and Regions Forum.

“China’s cities are booming and there is significant demand for Danish technology and knowledge regarding how we’ve made our cities so liveable,” said Ellemann.

“There is great potential for Danish business and for co-operation between Danish and Chinese municipalities in health, green technology and sustainable urban development. At the conference about half of China’s 32 provinces are taking part, as are a number of Danish companies, municipalities and regions.”

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Business and equality
During her visit, Ellemann will be meeting with the Chinese deputy foreign minister, civil society organisations and Danish companies operating in the country.

The minister will also meet with the Danish Chamber of Commerce in China, take part in a cycling event promoting green and sustainable cities, and discuss equality issues with UN Women and other NGOs.