Norden og Kina: Kännetecknas av en pragmatism. Bilaterala förhållanden mellan Finland och Kina

  • Jyrki Kallio

Abstract

The Sino-Finnish relations are primarily driven by commercial interests from the side of Finland. For China, Finland is probably also seen as a relatively harmless partner by China. Nonetheless, China’s core interests are reflected even in the Sino-Finnish bilateral relations. China remains sensitive to indications which disdain its position as equal to other major powers. Taking the current financial crisis and economic stagnation in Europe into account, China’s continuous economic growth is vital for the European economy. Because the Chinese government sees stability as a crucial condition for economic growth, China’s stability is more than just indirectly in the interests of Europe, the Nordic countries included. The question then becomes: how far will any individual countries – taken that they may have competing commercial interests – be ready to go in giving at least implicit support to China’s measures in upholding its internal stability?

(Published: September 2016)

Citation: Jyrki Kallio (2016). »Norden og Kina: Kännetecknas av en pragmatism. Bilaterala förhällanden mellan Finland och Kina». Internasjonal Politikk, 74, 3: 1–9. http://dx.doi.org/10.17585/ip.v74.491

Published
2016-09-14
Section
Fokusartikkel - fagfellevurdert
How to Cite
KALLIO, Jyrki. Norden og Kina: Kännetecknas av en pragmatism. Bilaterala förhållanden mellan Finland och Kina. Internasjonal Politikk, [S.l.], v. 74, n. 3, sep. 2016. ISSN 1891-1757. Available at: <https://tidsskriftet-ip.no/index.php/intpol/article/view/491>. Date accessed: 22 may 2019. doi: https://doi.org/10.17585/ip.v74.491.