Kiina hiipii tunturiin

Helsingin Sanomat published an excellent longread “Kiina hiipii tunturiin” (China sneaks into fell) with loads of infographics, that delves into China’s Arctic policy and its activity in Lapland and Finland in general.

Professor Veli-Pekka Tynkkynen was interviewed for the article:

“China’s strategy is that it pursues increasing political influence internationally through economic influence. After all, it is clear that China, which invests heavily in Finland and brings tourists there, also has an economical leverage on Finland. This may, for example, affect how Finland may speak internationally about China. “

Read the article online here.

Conference “The Chinese Way, The New Normal?” in Belgium

On 17th-18th of December Sanna Kopra is attending  Conference “The Chinese Way, The New Normal?” organised in Université catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium. Sanna presented her paper “Climate Responsibility under the Belt and Road Initiative” at the “China normsetting ambitions” panel on Monday, 17th of December.

More information on the event can be found here.