1. What is the China Office of Finnish Industries?
The China Office of Finnish Industries Oy is a private limited liability company, which is owned by 25 Finnish companies as equal partners. The shareholders are engaged directly or indirectly in significant trade, manufacturing and/or other business related to China. The Company does not seek to generate profit for its shareholders.
2. Why has the China Office of Finnish Industries been established?
It has been established to promote the shareholders’ economic and industrial interests related to China and deepen the shareholders’ understanding of developments in China, and the geopolitical factors affecting the business environment.
3. Why has this company been established right now?
From the shareholders’ point of view, increasing global instability is causing changes in the international operating environment, which raises a growing need for more comprehensive assessments about the political, economic, and geopolitical factors that also affect China’s policy and behavior.
4. What does the China Office of Finnish Industries do?
It provides in-depth analysis of developments in China, which are relevant for the shareholders, and it seeks to improve contacts with public and private entities and networks in China, especially with political and business leaders.
5. What is the China Office’s relationship to the Finnish Government?
The China Office of Finnish Industries is a private company which primarily serves its shareholders. However, it is keen to engage with various stakeholders based on common interests and topics of interest whenever possible. These stakeholders can be both private and public.
6. What is the China Office’s relationship to the Government of the People’s Republic of China?
To accomplish its goals, the China Office seeks to build and maintain contacts with both public and private entities and networks in China.
7. How will the office develop its operations in the future?
To promote and safeguard its shareholders’ economic and industrial interests in China, the China Office of Finnish Industries aims to create a permanent presence in Beijing, when conditions allow it.
The company also invests significantly in cooperation with different entities and networks in Europe, the United States and the Asia-Pacific. The Company also wants to support China-related engagement and discussion among different Finnish actors and entities.
The company is investing in future China expertise in Finland by providing employment opportunities and internships to aspiring China researchers.