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Building on 70 years of diplomatic ties for a sustainable future

17.12.2020 — Press release China
This is an opinion article written by Bernardino Regazzoni, Ambassador of Switzerland to China, for swissinfo.ch, an online Swiss news organisation. From the establishment of diplomatic relations between Switzerland and China to the free trade agreement, from architecture to sustainability, Ambassador Regazzoni talked about the cooperation and dialogue between the two countries, reviewed the diplomatic relations over the past 70 years, and looked ahead to the future of bilateral relations.


The Embassy of Switzerland celebrates Swiss gastronomy entrepreneurship in China

10.12.2020 — Press release China
Ranked as the most innovative country in the world for the tenth consecutive year Switzerland encourages entrepreneurship both domestically and abroad.  In the early days of China’s reform and opening-up, pioneering Swiss enterprises entered China to establish businesses. In recent years, new generations of Swiss entrepreneurs have come to China to set up their own ventures. To celebrate the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Switzerland and China, the Embassy of Switzerland is profiling Swiss entrepreneurs who have founded successful businesses in China. As a first set in this series, the spotlight is on entrepreneurs in the gastronomy business.


Switzerland and China sign MOU on energy efficiency in buildings

24.11.2020 — Press release China
The Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland (FDFA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for cooperation in energy efficient buildings with the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development (MoHURD) in China on Tuesday.



Seventieth anniversary of Sino-Swiss diplomatic relations: Profiles series- Max Petitpierre

07.10.2020 — Press release China
This year marks the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations between China and Switzerland, one of the first Western countries to recognise the People’s Republic of China. In the seven decades of diplomatic ties, bilateral relations have reached many milestones marked by, for instance, the Free Trade Agreement in 2013, the first FTA China signed with a continental European country. The two countries’ relations have been flourishing in recent years, with frequent reciprocal visits of top officials and close exchanges on all levels. To commemorate the 70 years of diplomatic ties, the Embassy of Switzerland is running a series of profiles of people who have contributed greatly to our two nations’ relations. These people can be a politician, a scientist, a scholar, an artist or even a watchmaker who introduced Swiss watch making to the Middle Kingdom. 


Switzerland and China celebrate 70 years of diplomatic relations

14.09.2020 — Press release China
The President of the Swiss Confederation, Simonetta Sommaruga, exchanged congratulatory messages with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday to mark the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between the two countries.


Sino-Swiss relations: celebrations kicked off for the 70th anniversary

17.01.2020 — Press release China
The Embassy of Switzerland in China hosted a concert and a grand reception on Friday January 17 in the presence of Isabelle Moret, President of Swiss Parliament, Chen Zhu,  Vice Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress of China, Swiss Ambassador to China Bernardino Regazzoni and more than 200 distinguished guests at the Ambassador’s residence, ushering in a year-long celebration of the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Switzerland and the People’s Republic of China.


President of the National Council, Isabelle Moret, pays official visit to China

09.01.2020 — Press release China
The president of the National Council, Isabelle Moret (FDP, VD) will pay an official visit to China from 13 to 17 January. The programme includes a meeting with her counterpart and working discussions with other government representatives. Ms Moret will also take part in the opening event of a year of celebrations to mark the seventieth anniversary of diplomatic relations between Switzerland and China.



On Autumnal Equinox - Raise your glass to wine of the future

24.09.2019 — Press release China
What a better way to officially welcome autumn than having a glass of Swiss wine? The Ambassador of Switzerland to China, Bernardino Regazzoni and his wife Maria Cristina Regazzoni, invited guests to enjoy Swiss wine on the night of Autumnal Equinox to celebrate the season of harvest. The wines tasted are made from grape varieties developed by a renowned Swiss research institute. The grapes, which are immune to diseases, made world headlines and represented a breakthrough in viticulture.



Swiss Innovation Week 2019: Home of Drones - the new high flyer of Swiss industry

Swiss Innovation Week

27.06.2019 — Press release China
Following the successful Swiss Innovation Week (SIW) held in July 2018, the Embassy of Switzerland in China launches its 2nd edition from 12 to 14 of June 2019. With Swiss drones as the brand-new theme, we will present Switzerland’s drone ecosystem and innovation in the field of flying robots. According to various rankings, Switzerland is the most innovative country in the world and also one of the most competitive. Under this framework, an important potential of bilateral collaborations exists between our two countries.

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