Norway strengthens Chinese bond

Some 40 Norwegian business leaders from several dozen companies are touring China this week in search of trade and partnership opportunities. Their trip coincides with a visit to China by Norway's minister of industry and trade, Grete Knudsen. She will meet government officials responsible for Chinese policy on information and telecommunications technology as well as general trade and economic co-operation. She will also deliver a speech at a business seminar titled, "China and Norway: Partnership in a Global Perspective."