During the past two decades the world’s attention has focused on China for many different reasons. Certainly, the dramatic growth of the Chinese economy has not been the least of these. China has become an important partner also for Finland – not only economically but in a broader sense as well.
Bilateral relations between Finland and China have clearly diversified, and cooperation both in the commercial and financial fields has significantly developed in recent years. This is clearly shown in the statistics. In 2016, Finland’s overall trade with China grew 2.4% reaching 6.7 billion euro. There are approximately 350 Finnish companies operating in China that employ over 60,000 people and their total investments were around 11 billion euro by 2016.
Growing interest in the Chinese language and culture has also for its part played an important role in this development. Approximately 70 000 tourists and business people visit China from Finland annually, and now we are little over 1,000 Finns living in China. Likewise, about 155,000 Chinese visited Finland in 2016, the growth of 27% from 2015. The grown interest towards Finland has been discernible also in the number of visa applications which grew by 50%. By 2017, Finland has 15 visa application centers in China. Approximately 8,500 Chinese live in Finland, a fifth of them being students. Totally 11,000 people speak Chinese as their native language in Finland.
The growing presence of Finland in China has increased the need to inform the public about the services provided by the Embassy. The aim of this website is to inform about the activities and services provided by the Embassy, as well as to share information in general about Finland, China and Mongolia.
The Embassy of Finland offers its services to all the Finnish people in China. The tasks of the Embassy of Finland in China include the following:
You are warmly welcome to explore our website!