The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Beijing. Photo: Zhang Jingjing/The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Beijing
Welcome to the Embassy in Beijing
Welcome to the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Beijing, China. The Embassy has the administrative responsibility for the following provinces; Beijing, Chongqing, Gansu, Guizhou, Hebei, Heilongjiang, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Inner Mongolia, Jilin, Liaoning, Ningxia, Qinghai, Shaanxi, Shandong, Shanxi, Sichuan, Tianjin, Xizang, Xinjiang, Yunnan. The Ambassador in Beijing is also accredited to Mongolia.
The Embassy's mission is, in close co-operation with the Consulate General in Shanghai and the Consulate General in Guangzhou, to further enhance and promote the relations between Norway and China, in line with the Norwegian Government's China Strategy and annual Work Plans. The Embassy's responsibilities cover a wide range of activities, including political and business visits, political and economic reporting, promotion of economic co-operation and trade, co-operation within environmental protection, development cooperation programs and events to enhance cultural co-operation, consular work and visas. Innovation Norway is represented through the Embassy's commercial section.
The Ambassador is H.E. Mr. Svein O. Sæther, and the Deputy Chief of Mission is Minister Counsellor Mrs. Kristin Iglum.
The Embassy compound is situated in the diplomatic area Sanlitun, about 6 km northeast of Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. It was designed by the Norwegian architect Rolf Ramm Østgaard and completed in 1972. The residence of the Ambassador is also situated in the Embassy compound.
Where is the embassy? Click here for a map. Nearest metro station is Tuanjiehu, exit A.
Did You Know?
The Norwegian Embassy was designed by the Norwegian achitect Rolf Ramm Østgaard and completed in 1972. It was one of the first embassy compounds in Beijing to be designed by a non-Chinese architect.
Norway was one of the first countries to recognise the People's Republic of China in 1950.