Finland-China 70 news and videos

The official logo for the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the diplomatic relations between Finland and China was published on 15 August 2020. Counting down seven weeks until the official anniversary date on October 28, we publish a series of short videos with fascinating Sino-Finnish stories, covering various fields from language to business and everything in between, and spanning over several decades.

Finland-China 70 video series, opening episode


Today, upon the unveiling of the anniversary logo, we asked Mr. Jarno Syrjälä, the Ambassador of Finland to China, and the designer of our logo, Ms. Yang Ling, graduate student at the Academy of Art and Design at Tsinghua University, to share their thoughts.


Finland-China 70 video series, episode 1 - Tell me the old, old story


In the first episode, we look back several decades and introduce two individuals with very unique stories - Mikko Rautio, who spent most of his childhood in Beijing in the 1950s and 1960s, and Li Guangyun, whose story with Finland dates back to 1973.


Finland-China 70 video series, episode 2 - Start from the language


In the second part of our Finland-China 70 video series, we are introducing Aada and Anni, who are majoring in Finnish language at the Beijing Foreign Studies University, and Veli-Matti, who is working at the Consulate General of Finland in Shanghai as the Finland Promotion Officer. 
Aada and Anni have studied Finnish for three years and spent last semester abroad at Tampere University. Veli-Matti has earlier worked as a teacher of Chinese language in Finland, and as a singer-songwriter, performing original songs in Finnish, Chinese and English. 


Finland-China 70 video series, episode 3 - Finnish-Chinese couples


In the third episode of the Finland-China 70 video series we meet two Finnish-Chinese families, one living in China and another in Finland.

Kaisa and Anbi live in Beijing where they also met. In the video the couple reminisces about their first impressions of each other's homeland.
More videos of Kaisa's and Anbi's life on Youtube channel Kaisa A.

Yuqi and Jaakko live together with their two children in Espoo. Yuqi has Weibo and Youtube channels where she introduce her life in Finland and that are particularly popular among the Chinese audiences. You can follow her Youtube channel Yuqi in Finland.


Finland-China 70 video series, episode 3 - Be as a local


This episode of the Finland-China 70 video series introduces two ladies who have a deeper insight into the local life and culture in China and Finland: Rebekka Mikkola who is better know as 'KaJie' in the Chinese social media and Qian Wendan who has researched Finnish pedagogy.

Rebekka has lived in Taiwan and Mainland China both during her child- and adulthood and she can speak not only fluent Mandarin Chinese but also Cantonese, Minnan and dialect of northeastern China - these skills are envied even by many Chinese. At the moment, Rebekka has altogether 565,000 followers on her Chinese social media accounts and her most popular videos have received several million views.

Wendan runs an official account in Wechat where she introduces Finnish education, pedagogy and parenting methods as well as Finnish culture in general. In addition, soon she will publish a book in Chinese about Finnish parenting.