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President Xi Jinping co-hosts a China-Germany-EU leaders' meeting in Beijing, capital of China, Sept 14, 2020, via video link with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, whose country currently holds the EU's rotating presidency, European Council President Charles Michel and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen.

Finnish Business Council Beijing signed a cooperation agreement with Harbin Committee of China Council for the Promotion of International Trade on Wednesday in 2020 Harbin Investment Promotion to Europe online meeting.

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Year 2020 marks the anniversary of the diplomatic relations between China and Finland. The diplomatic relations were established 28 October 1950.


Finnair has received permission from Chinese authorities to begin operating one weekly flight as of 23 July between Helsinki and Shanghai with its Airbus A350 aircraft. The flight schedule will be published in all Finnair sales channels.


The second half of 2020 began on Wednesday, as tourism returned with further opening of economies.

International travel has resumed as airports reopened months after strict aviation restrictions were imposed to stem the spread of COVID-19. Close to 300 tourists on board two flights from Ukraine on Wednesday landed in Egypt's Red Sea resort cities of Hurghada and Sharm el-Sheikh.


Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas won the first race of the delayed 2020 Formula 1 season, taking victory in an epic Austrian Grand Prix from Ferrari's Charles Leclerc, after Bottas' teammate Lewis Hamilton was penalised for a late-race collision with Red Bull's Alex Albon.


BRUSSELS - The European Commission will later this week put forward an approach for the gradual and partial lifting of the Schengen zone's external travel restrictions as of July 1 with certain third countries, the bloc's top diplomat said here on Wednesday.


The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has had a catastrophic effect on many industries around the world, especially the travel and hospitality industry. However, some industries are actually experiencing surprising growth either directly or indirectly due to the corona crisis. We will have a look at a few of these industries that appear, at least temporarily, to be the winners of the pandemic.


MINISTER OF ECONOMIC AFFAIRS Mika Lintilä (Centre) on Thursday announced the Finnish government has decided to allocate nearly one billion euros for a new industry-independent subsidy for businesses affected negatively by the coronavirus pandemic.

The subsidy will be a minimum of 2,000 euros and a maximum of 100,000–200,000 euros per business.


The COVID-19 pandemic is a war between human beings and the virus. At this special moment when countries must fight together for a shared future, the media is not only a disseminator of information, but also a major participant.