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The City of Sailing

Welcome to City of Sailing – Qingdao
The Sea has always been a source of inspiration for mankind, a source of life and development, and sailing has constantly been a sustained passion for humanity.

Qingdao, the “City of Sailing”, at the coast of the Yellow Sea combines a beautiful scenery of harmonious synchronicity between society and nature. The beautiful ocean city of Qingdao will in 2008 host the sailing regatta during the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. A natural choice as the history of modern Qingdao is a history of growth and development that is combined by the tide and wind of the sea.

It is very difficult to resist the enchantment of the beautiful coast line of Qingdao, washed by the sea for thousand of years, the sandy beaches and the ocean glittering ahead waiting for you to set sails. Welcome to a real “City of Sailing”!

President Hu Jintao visited Sweden – was invited
When president Hu Jintao was visiting Sweden and its capital Stockholm, the Sweden-China Trade Council arranged June 10 2007 a Welcome Dinner with President Hu Jintao as guest of honour.

President Hu Jintao visited Sweden – City of was invited

President Hu Jintao delivered an important speech at the welcome dinner and emphasized the role played by Sweden in international affairs and expected even stronger cooperation between China and Sweden in the future to maintain world peace and boost common development.
Many leading representatives of the Swedish business community, government and companies with strong connections to China were invited to the dinner. We are very proud to announce that Leif Almo, our CEO of and Scandnet also was invited.

In the morning the same day President Hu Jintao and the Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf attended a ceremony in Gothenburg (Goteborg) to watch the return of a replica of the large wooden sailing ship Gotheborg that arrived from China.

Read the President's speech here