Ambassador Chen Li visited the Center and the Faculty of Law on February 10, 2017.

Ambassador Chen Li and Mme. Qin Sa with Dean Kimmo Nuotio, Ulla Liukkunen, Director of the Finnish China Law Center, Maria Linkoaho-Nordling, Helsinki University Project Coordinator and our Research Assistant Cristina Juola.

The Finnish China Law Center gladly welcomed the Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to the Republic of Finland, H.E. Mr. Chen Li, to visit the Center and the Faculty of Law at the University of Helsinki on the 10th of February.

Director of the Finnish China Law Center Ulla Liukkunen presents the Center’s activities.

Dean Prof. Nuotio introduced the faculty facilities and discussed the activities, new developments and opportunities for study and research at the faculty. Prof. Liukkunen introduced the activities of the Finnish China Law Center, including the collaboration with its Finnish, Nordic and Chinese partners.

Ambassador Chen Li shakes hands with Dean Kimmo Nuotio.

The Ambassador was impressed and delighted to hear about the cooperation between the China Law Center and its Chinese and Nordic partners, and acknowledged the importance of continuing to strengthen cooperation. Mr. Chen mentioned the various fields where cooperation has flourished between China, Finland and the Nordics, and was glad to hear about the Center’s role as a platform for cooperation in the sphere of law, not only between China and Finland but also between China and the Nordics as a region, and expressed his support for such collaboration.

Director of the Finnish China Law Center Ulla Liukkunen introduces the Center’s collection to Ambassador Chen Li.

After the meeting, the delegation visited the Helsinki University library and the China Law Center library collection. The Ambassador and his family enjoyed the library facilities and were very pleased to see the book collection on Chinese law and governance acquired by the Center through donations and publications, as well as the vast collection of Chinese books in the Asian Studies department of the library.

The Chinese delegation and our staff enjoyed the beautiful view from Kaisa House’s 7th floor. Ambassador Chen Li is testing Domus chair by Ilmari Tapiovaara.

The visit was very successful. Both sides agreed to keep contact in the future, and recognized the importance of strengthening cooperation.


Author: Cristina D. Juola, photos by Iina Tornberg