The Global Security programme of FIIA organised China Research Days on 11-12 October. The Days consisted of a high-level seminar on topical issues, a closed session and a networking roundtable for Finland-based China researchers. The event was co-sponsored by the Joel Toivola Foundation and supported by the University of Turku.
The first day of this event focused on two highly topical issues: the South China Sea and the upcoming leadership change. Presentations by prominent speakers from China, Southeast Asia and Europe were followed by a general discussion.
The second day comprised a closed session which elaborated on the conclusions of the first day, and also included a networking roundtable for Finland-based China researchers. The networking roundtable was aimed at bringing together all institutions/ researchers engaged in research relating to China’s society at large, and mapping out strategic research synergies, unexplored vistas of complementarity and future research directions.