Ericsson and the Stockholm School of Economics have agreed to create a programme aimed at generating in-depth knowledge of Chinese business and economics and China’s impact on global trade patterns. The programme began on 1 January 2007 and comprises several components designed to support the capacity of Sweden to follow developments in China, strengthen Swedish-Chinese relations in economics, business and research and its impact on the world economy.

The programme will be based at the Stockholm School of Economics in close cooperation with the China Centre for Economical Research at Peking University.

Carl-Henric Svanberg, president and CEO of Ericsson, commented, “This new initiative creates the base for a competence centre in Sweden with the aim of strengthening Ericsson’s and Sweden’s relations with China.”