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Shareholder visit to Beijing, 31 October – 2 November 2023

From 31 Oct to 2 Nov 2023, the China Office of Finnish Industries organised a three-day shareholder visit to Beijing to engage with a wide range of specialists including business executives, ambassadors, economists and foreign policy experts.

Discussions covered the latest political and economic trends, including the most recent economic data. The group discussed the PRC’s climate ambitions and the latest developments in the technology sector. The delegation also had the opportunity to meet PRC business counterparts at a cocktail reception.

For further information regarding the visit please see the agenda, list of participants, and biographies of the speakers.

Roundtable discussion at the Center for China and Globalization (CCG), one of Beijing’s most influential official “think tanks”.


Reception for China Office delegation and PRC business leaders, hosted by Mr Li Baodong, Secretary-General of the Boao Forum for Asia.


Meeting with Professor Zha Daojiong, Professor at the School of International Studies at Peking University.


Lunch meeting with Dr Lola Woetzel, Managing Director of McKinsey China.


Mr Esko Aho and Professor Jin Canrong, leading PRC specialist on foreign policy, RenMin University at a lunch meeting.


Data point of the week


year-on-year increase in number of students taking the Gaokao, high school matriculation exam, to 13.42 million.

(Ministry of Education)