When Xi Jinping met Santa Claus in 2010
By Yang Jing

2017-04-03 14:40 GMT+8

6038km to Beijing

Back in 2010, Xi Jinping visited Finland as vice president. He toured the northern Lapland District, where the city of Rovaniemi can best illustrate the country's two economic pillars - forestry and tourism.
Xi visited a logging camp, where tree-dozers had replaced people as the main work force in Finland's forestry industry. He also visited the home of Santa Claus, complete with a photo op with the jolly old man.