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Strong increase in Volvo Cars’ first half 2017 profit






Volvo Cars, the Swedish premium car maker, has reported strong growth in operating profit of SEK6.8bn in the first half of 2017, compared to SEK5.6bn for the same period last year, including experiencing a robust sales increase in China. Revenues rose to SEK99.1bn from SEK84.2bn in the first six months of 2016, while the operating…

Finnish Kuopio anniversary exhibition in Shanghai






In October 2017, a Shanghai landmark and one of the world’s tallest buildings, the Shanghai World Financial Centre, is presenting Finland’s unspoilt nature and the powerful story of a Finnish woman. The City of Kuopio and the Shanghai Pudong New Area are celebrating their friendship with a two-week exhibition. The story of a Finnish woman…

Honorary FBCB membership to Finland’s China Ambassador






Finnish Business Council Beijing’s (FBCB) Board of Directors presented Ambassador Marja Rislakki the Certificate of Honorary Membership at FBCB (number 003) to recognize contribution and support Ambassador Rislakki and Beijing Embassy with her leadership has given to FBCB and it´s member companies. “Thank you Ambassador Rislakki on behalf of Finnish Business Council Beijing and our…

Order of the Lion of Finland: Nokia China VP awarded Knight






President of the Republic of Finland, Mr Sauli Niinistö has conferred on Ms. Ma Tao, Vice-President of Nokia China Region, the decoration of Knight, First Class, of the Order of the Lion of Finland. The decoration has been awarded for Ma Tao for her extraordinary contribution to the promotion of Finland’s image and the development…

Jarno Syrjälä is Finland’s new Ambassador to China






Finland’s next Ambassador to China has been appointed. The President of the Republic has appointed Counsellor for Foreign Affairs Jarno Syrjälä as Head of Finland’s Mission in Beijing. Starting in Beijing on 1 September 2017 ambassador Syrjälä will be transfer from his current duties of the Director General of the Department for Africa and the…

We Love Finland Festival held in Shanghai






On Sunday 11 June the Consulate General of Finland in Shanghai and Team Finland welcome everyone welcomed guests to feel the Finnishness in the summer in Shanghai! ‘We Love Finland Festival’ took place in the heart of Jing’an, at Shanghai Centre, kicking off with the official opening ceremony at 1 pm. During the day, We…

Nevs presented InMotion Concept in Shanghai






Former Saab Automobile, Nevs, offering a global portfolio of fully electric premium cars, mobility solutions and sustainable city offerings, displayed the new InMotion Concept for the very first time at the technology show CES Asia in Shanghai. “This is not a normal car – it´s a vision on how we in the future can travel…

University of Helsinki to build an air quality station in Beijing






The University of Helsinki and the Beijing University of Chemical Technology, BUCT, have concluded a cooperation agreement to build a SMEAR station in Beijing, a station for monitoring ecosystem-atmosphere relations, writes University of Helsinki on 29 June 2017. The contract entails a large amount of funding from China. The agreement was concluded in conjunction with…

Nokia signs deal with Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi






Nokia and Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi have signed a business collaboration agreement and a multi-year patent agreement on Wednesday 5 July 2017.  The deal includes a cross license to each company’s cellular standard essential patents. Xiaomi also acquired patent assets from Nokia as part of the transaction. “Xiaomi is one of the world’s leading smartphone…