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Sino-Nordic Relations: Opportunities and the Way Ahead
November 11, 2016 - 08:00-12:00
65 years after Sweden and Denmark became the first Western countries to establish diplomatic relations with the People’s Republic of China, ties between the Nordic region and China keep evolving.
China has identified the Nordic region as a source of environmental expertise, business innovation and welfare models. Conversely, China has become one of the Nordic countries’ largest non-European trading partners. However, concerns over human rights, geopolitics and China’s ‘core interests’ frustrate mutual perceptions.
How can China, the Nordic countries and the Nordic Region work together while preserving their core values? What are the possibilities to expand cooperation to other fields? And, what forms could such cooperation take?