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Hunan, Finland Deepen Cooperation

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Hunan, South Ostrobothnia to Enhance Partnership





Hunan Governor Xu Dazhe met in Changsha with South Ostrobothnia Regional Council Board President Lasse Anttila and Ambassador of the Republic of Finland to China Jarno Syrjälä on December 12, 2017.

Hunan Vice Governor Sui Zhongcheng and Secretary General Wang Qun also attended.

Governor Xu welcomed the guests. He said, “Hunan and Finland have maintained long-term cooperative relations. When I led a delegation to Finland this July, we agreed to establish a series of inter-governmental and inter-enterprise cooperation projects.” He continued, “Hunan bears great strength in agricultural, manufacturing, cultural, and tourism industries. It boasts a number of world-renowned scientific research achievements such as super hybrid rice, rail transit equipment, and supercomputers.” “Hunan enjoys many complementary advantages with Finland and shares great cooperation potential with the counterpart.” He noted. “At present, Hunan is implementing the spirits of the 19th CPC National Congress, practicing the strategy of opening up and the rise of Hunan via innovation, and striving to go global.” He added, expecting that the newly established sister city relationship would be a starting point for further mutual collaboration. He believed both sides would continue to broaden the communication channels and promote bilateral cooperation in agriculture, forestry, trade, science and technology, education, environmental protection, tourism, and other fields, to achieve mutual benefits and win-win results.

President Anttila remarked that the South Ostrobothnia Regional Council has attached great importance to exchanges and cooperation with Hunan. He hoped to further expand partnership with Hunan and contribute to the China-Finland relation through sound mutual cooperation of the two sides.

Changsha City of Hunan Province and Seinäjoki of South Ostrobothnia signed a sister city relationship agreement after the meeting. According to the agreement, both sides will promote communication and cooperation in education, health care, trade, science and technology, culture, tourism, and talent on the basis of equality and mutual benefits, so as to promote common prosperity and advancement. 


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Translator: Yu Jiangjiang

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Hunan,Finland Promote Agricultural,Economic and Trade Cooperation


A promotion conference concerning Hunan and Finland’s cooperation in agriculture, economy and trade took place in Changsha on December 12. Ambassador of the Republic of Finland to China Jarno Syrjälä led a delegation to attend the conference. The promotion was organized by the Hunan Provincial Agriculture Commission and co-hosted by the Northern Europe-Hunan Agricultural Industrial Park (NEHAIP) and the Central China International Agricultural Creative Park (CCIACP). Heads from over 40 agencies of Hunan Government including the Foreign Affairs (Overseas Chinese Affairs) Office of Hunan Province, the Commerce Department of Hunan Province and the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Hunan Sub-council were present.

An inaugural ceremony was held at the promotion conference for the purchasing base of Hunan’s camellia oil which is to be exported to Europe. The base is located at CCIACP. Chairman of the CCIACP Yang Demin introduced that the inauguration means Hunan’s camellia oil will step into European market from today on.

According to Gui Xiaojie, chief engineer of Hunan Forestry Department, Hunan’s camellia enjoys high reputation with its high yield. China accounts for 95% of global production of camellia while nearly half of it is from Hunan. Hunan takes the first place in China in terms of the camellia’s plantation area, yield, output value, and scientific and technological achievements.

The CCIACP has set up a special offline experience zone, covering an area of 110,000 sqm. It aims to serve all the agricultural enterprises of the six provinces in Central China by providing online sharing benefits and big supply chain for them. In this way, an industry chain focusing on “ecological agricultural Internet of things” will be built for each enterprise.

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Northern Europe Healthy Food Shopping Center Opens


On December 12, the Northern Europe Healthy Food Shopping Center opened at the Central China International Agricultural Creative Park (CCIACP). The Hunan-Northern Europe Economic Cooperation Center was unveiled that day. Ambassador of the Republic of Finland to China Jarno Syrjälä attended the inaugural ceremony.

The shopping center, one of the visit outcome of Hunan Governor Xu Dazhe’s official visit in Finland in July, is jointly built by Northern Europe-Hunan Agricultural Industrial Park and CCIACP. It is a new platform for economic and trade cooperation between Hunan and Finland.

On the opening day, the crowded shopping center provided Changsha residents with a wide variety of authentic Northern European food, including pork, oats, and Iceland red sea cucumber.

It is learnt that the shopping center’s refrigerator facilities are constructed strictly in line with EU standards. The first batch of 36 tons of Finnish pork has already arrived in Changsha. Upon the operation of Hunan-Northern Europe Economic Cooperation Center, 10,000 tons of pork is expected to be sold within 3 years. Under the agreement signed between Hunan enterprises and Finnish counterparts, about 2,000 tons of pork produced by Finnish food company Atria will be exported to Changsha every year and marketed nationwide via Changsha. In the future, Changsha will also introduce more high-quality food from Northern Europe.

Atria Senior Vice President Markku Hirvijärvi noted that Atria adopts a clean production chain to produce safe and drug-free pork.

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Translator: Xiao Juan

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