Advance voting in China in Finland’s presidential elections in 2024
Finland will hold its presidential elections on Sunday 28 January 2024. Advance voting will be possible abroad from 17 to 20 January 2024. The election day for a possible second election (second round) will be 11 February 2024, and advance voting abroad will be possible from 31 January to 3 February 2024.
Foreign Ministry to survey market for application submission services for visas and residence permits
Finland’s Ministry for Foreign Affairs is planning to launch a tendering process for outsourcing its entry permit application submission services in 2024. As a preparation for the upcoming tendering process, the Ministry will survey the market in autumn 2023.
Finnish companies' short-term outlook on China
Team Finland China conducted a survey on Finnish companies' short-term outlook on China from June 1st to 7th, 2023. 67 out of 365 surveyed Finnish companies responded on their past three months’ view of the development of China's business environment. The findings reveal an average positive perception rate of 52.48% suggesting a positive outlook for China as a business destination. Experience on the development in sales is however close to neutral, indicating uncertainty of the recovery of China’s economy.