- - -









- - -
Investment opportunities

Tips from an insider: Five innovative tech startups

Tips from an insider: Stockholm tech start-ups

5 hot life science firms in Stockholm

Stockholm's top five infrastructure projects

Four Stockholm-based ICT firms to watch

Stockholm pioneers life science research

ICT startups offer investment opportunity

Swedish companies ready for exit

Five med-tech investment opportunities

Six cleantech investment opportunities

- - -
Rankings and surveys

Sweden tops English-language skills ranking

Sweden ranked world's best country to grow old

Swedish passport world's best for travellers

Sweden second best country for mothers

Stockholm climbs in competitiveness rankings

Sweden among best countries to be born

Fortune: 'Stockholm top place for startups'

Sweden tops first global Web Index

Sweden world's second most innovative country

Stockholm world's 6th 'best city'

'Cool Stockholm' most competitive Nordic capital

Sweden has (second) best reputation in the world

Sweden among top in Internet download speed

Sweden scores highest in 'Rule of law index'

Stockholm world's No1 in intellectual capital

Sweden the world's most ICT-competitive country

Sweden great place for moms – but Norway better

Swedes place 4th in English skills ranking

Sweden among top ICT countries

Sweden’s 10 greenest brands

‘Sweden needs to sell itself more’

Sweden overtakes the US in competitiveness

Sweden 10th ‘most admired country globally’

Sweden climbs in 'doing business' ranking

Sweden among world's least corrupt nations

Sweden's mortality rates world's second lowest

Sweden a good place to die – but Britain is best

Children in Sweden have best lives

Sweden the most competitive EU nation

Safe to do business with Swedes

How Sweden became an innovation frontrunner

Nordic countries world's most food-secure

Sweden the world’s best country – politically

Swedish firms among world's top brands

Swedish brands climb in global ranking

Sweden tops government ranking - while US lags 

'Swedish model' outranks 'American dream'  

Sweden among world's least corrupt nations

The Swedish Wire is a media production company that provides high-quality text, image and video content for international clients.

New rules for visa to China: New and old passport required

China has made it more difficult for foreigners – including Swedes – to apply for a visa. Starting mid August, travellers will now need to supply both current and old passports.

For those with out access to his or her old passport the doors to the country will be closed.

Sweden’s foreign office in Stockholm confirms that Swedish citizens are asked to show their old passport to get a visa to China.

“Sweden is working together with other countries in the EU / Schengen to map the scale of the issue. Chinese authorities have not yet given any explanation for the restrictions”, says spokesperson Katarina Byrenius Roslund in Stockholm.

Also Belgium and Denmark's Embassies in Beijing confirm the move.

The stricter rules could be connected to increased security ahead of the G20 meeting which will be held in Hangzhou, southwest of Shanghai, early next month, according to several people I’ve been in contact with. Security level has been hiked at airports and train stations in Shanghai. Tourist groups will not be able to visit Hangzhou during the days of the meeting and residents living there must reportedly show ID cards to enter and exit.

Swedish passports are also among the most frequently sold in underground trading.

The new rules apply to those with an passport issued after 1 January 2014.

Last Updated (Thursday, 25 August 2016 09:34)


Latest Jobs for English speakers in Sweden


Jobs for English speakers in Sweden

Most Read Searched