Seminar on EU-China Relations and its Polar Dimension
The Confucius Institute at the University of Helsinki held a seminar on the 27th September 2019 with several speakers: Julie Yu-Wen Chen, Prof. Xin Hua, Prof. Ding Chun, Prof. Liu Hongsong, Sanna Kopra and Kasper Dahlberg. Senior Research Fellow, Dr Jyrki Kallio from the Finnish Institute of International Affairs and Ministerial Advisor, Mikko Puustinen from the Finnish Institute of Economic Affairs  and Employment acted as commentators in the event.

The programme of the seminar was as follows:

Opening by Julie Yu-Wen Chen

China’s Arctic Silk Road Cooperation within the China-U.S.-Europe Trilateral Strategic Interactions (Prof. XIN Hua, Executive Deputy Director of Center for European Union Studies, Shanghai International Studies University & Director of Research, Shanghai Institute for European Studies)

Economic Tie between China and Nordic Countries (Prof. DING Chun, Director of Center for European Studies, Fudan University)

China-EU Cooperation and Arctic Governance (Prof. LIU Hongsong, Deputy Director of Center for European Union Studies and Deputy Dean of School of International Relations, Shanghai International Studies University)

China, Great power Climate Responsibility and the Arctic region (Sanna Kopra, Postdoctoral Researcher, Arctic Centre, University of Lapland & Visiting Scholar, Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki)

Finland China Trade (Kasper Dahlberg, MA Student, University of Helsinki)

The Making of the Helsinki-Tallinn Tunnel (Julie Yu-Wen Chen, Professor of Chinese Studies, University of Helsinki)

Questions and comments from Jyrki Kallio (Senior Research Fellow, Finnish Institute of International Affairs)

Questions and comments from Mikko Puustinen (Ministerial Advisor, Finnish Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment)