Niinistö meets the president of China Xi Jinping in Beijing on Monday 14. January. The office of the president according to the report, between the presidents of the discussions are presented in Finnish and Chinese bilateral relations, but also great power relations and other international topics.
the Program is in addition to the meetings, inter alia, the Chinese prime minister Li Keqiang and china's national people's congress, president of the Li Zhanshun with both climate change high-level seminar.
the president Niinistö and mrs. Haukio participating in the visit including China and Finland, a common winter sport in the opening ceremony. President Niinistö and president Xi agreed between the two countries for the winter sports theme in the organization of president Xin Finnish state visit in April 2017.
niinistö of the troupe in Beijing belong to the foreign trade and development minister, Anne-Mari Estonian (ioc) as well as European, culture and sports minister Sampo Terho (ioc). Visit are also included in the Helsinki mayor Jan Vapaavuori (ioc) and the mayor of Lahti Pekka Timonen , as well as between Finland and China, innovative business committee chairman, Nokia board chairman Risto Siilasmaa .
presidents Niinistö and Xi have met several times. The previous meeting was in April 2017, when president Xi was the spouse of Peng Liyuanin with the state visit to Finland. President Niinistö and mrs. Haukio were on an official visit to China in 2013.