Finland.cn site is a distribution channel for information and services produced by the Embassy of Finland in Beijing, the Consulate General of Finland in Shanghai, the Consulate General of Finland in Guangzhou, the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs and their partners. The web service is provided in Finnish, English and Chinese. A Swedish version is being prepared.
Front page news presents main headlines of the recent press releases, speeches and articles related to Finland or Finnish activities in China. Current affairs of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, also on the front page, opens with the most recent press releases and speeches or articles published by the foreign affairs administration.
Current Information contains history of the news published by the Embassy and the Consulates General, and the history of recent press releases by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Embassy section provides information about the mission of the Embassy, its personnel, as well as about the history of diplomatic relations of Finland and China..
Consulate General Shanghai and Guangzhou sections provide information about the Consulates General and their mission, personnel and history.
Services section provides detailed information about visa, work and residence permits, and fees rendered by the Missions on the services.
Finland in China section introduces the network of the Finnish Missions, Finpro Finland Trade Centers, Tekes (Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation), MEK (Finnish Tourist Board), Finnish Business Councils and Finnish Societies in China.
About Finland contains information and articles about various fields related to Finland.
Links section lists useful links providing information about Finland, China, Mongolia and the EU.
With Feedback questionnaire you can ask questions or send us feedback about our web site.
Contacts contain the contact details of the Embassy and the Consulates General, and their office and client service hours.
All the material on the Current affairs subsection can also be monitored with an RSS feed (Really Simple Syndication/Rich Site Summary). Users can subscribe to a newsgroup and receive notifications of updates. This helps avoid constant visits to the website in order to be notified of new and changed content.
An RSS feed requires a reader which can be downloaded from the Internet for free. Instructions concerning the use of RSS are available, for example, at
Copyright to the texts, pictures and web casts published on the website belongs to the Embassy, the Consulates General or other parties mentioned in connection with the published material. For example, the copyright to pictures can belong to others but the Embassy or Consulates General have made an agreement on the use of the photos.
Linking to the texts is free and texts can be quotes as long as the source is mentioned. Other kind of use of the material must be separately agreed upon with the Embassy or the Consulates General.
Linking to individual photos is categorically denied.
Identifiable personal information of service users is not collected. We do not need users' contact details for other ends than responding to their feedback.
The Embassy of Finland in Beijing and the Consulates General in Shanghai and Guangzhou take responsibility for the content of this website, which will be kept as up-to-date as possible.
The Embassy or the Consulates General do not assume responsibility for the correctness of information of linked pages maintained by other service providers.
The service is maintained by the Embassy of Finland in Beijing and the Unit for Web Communication of the Ministry's Department for Communication and Culture.