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.