Official and Government Websites
Swiss Government Websites
Official website of the Swiss government
Chinese Government Websites
Official website of the government of China. Portal to all the ministries, government agencies, government organizations and a wealth of official information about China in general.
Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Switzerland
Visa application procedure and general information about China.
Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in Zurich
The Consulate in Zurich provides services such as visa application for some Swiss cantons.
Missions Overseas of the People’s Republic of China
List of the official representations of the PRC abroad.
State Organs and People’s Organizations of the People’s Republic of China
List of the State Organs and People’s Organizations of the People’s Republic of China.
Business & Trade
State Secretariat for Economic Affairs SECO
The SECO is the Confederation’s competence centre for all core issues relating to economic policy.Switzerland Global Enterprise
Switzerland Global Enterprise is the official promoter of Swiss foreign trade and is represented in China by the Swiss Business Hubs. They provide information to foreign companies interested in establishing business relations with Switzerland and to Swiss companies looking for business opportunities abroad. The Swiss Business Hub China has offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Hong Kong.
Trade Office of Swiss Industries in Taipei (TOSI)
Swiss interests in Taiwan are represented by a private organization, The Trade Office of Swiss Industries (TOSI) operated by the Swiss Taiwan Trading Group (STTG) in Zurich.
Swiss Center Shanghai (SCS)
Swiss Center Shanghai offers a unique platform to facilitate your entry onto the Chinese and Asian markets and support your operations to ensure success.
Business in China
Official portal of the Chinese government for business in China.
China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT)
The CCPIT comprises VIPS, enterprises and organizations representing the economic and trade sectors in China. It is the most important and the largest institution for the promotion of foreign trade in China.
Chinese Association of Enterprises with Foreign Investments (CAEFI)
CAEFI is a nationwide non-profit social entity reporting to the Ministry of Commerce which provides services to its members and other investors, and guides them in their daily business.
China Customs is a government agency that supervises and manages all arrivals in and departures from the Customs territory of the People’s Republic of China.
Invest Beijing International (IBI) is a municipal government-backed investment and business consultation service platform that promotes the many advantages of Beijing as a base to locate a business, and assists overseas enterprises establish and develop their presence in the capital city.
Chambers of Commerce
China Chamber of International Commerce (CCOIC)
The CCOIC is operated by CCPIT and is member of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).
International Chamber of Commerce China (ICC)
The affiliate of the International Chamber of Commerce in China.
Swiss Chinese Chamber of Commerce (SCCC) in Zurich, Geneva and Lugano
The Swiss-Chinese Chamber of Commerce is a Swiss-based nonprofit association registered in Zurich. Over 700 corporate and individual members, among them the leading banks, trading companies, insurances and industrial firms have joined the association, making it one of the largest Chambers in Switzerland. The Swiss-Hong Kong Business Association (SHKBA), Zurich also assists its members in doing business with Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta region.
Swiss Chambers of Commerce and Industry
Contact details of all the cantonal (provincial) chambers of commerce of Switzerland. You can also directly click on the relevant canton here below:
Aargau, Basel, Bern, Fribourg/Freiburg, Geneva, Glarus, Jura, Central Switzerland (Luzern/ Uri/ Schwytz/ Unterwald (Obwald/Nidwald)), Neuchatel, St.Gallen-Appenzell, Solothurn, Thurgau, Ticino, Valais/Wallis, Vaud, Winterthur, Zurich.
Sinoptic – Services d’étude du monde chinois. The most comprehensive Swiss website on Chinese culture and Sino-Swiss relations.
Founded 60 years ago, the Swiss-Chinese Association is the oldest bilateral association aiming at enhancing mutual understanding between Switzerland and China, promoting and strengthening friendship between its peoples and increasing cooperation in the fields of culture, science and economy.
Section romande de la Société Suisse-Chine
The ‘Section romande de la Société Suisse-Chine’ or Swiss-Chinese Association – French Speaking Region, aims at developing friendship between the people, authorities and institutions of the French speaking part of Switzerland and China, as well as to promote cultural, scientific, technical, industrial and economic exchanges.
“Where Chinese and Swiss companies meet” – The China Business Platform (CBP) is a trade and investment platform with the aim of facilitating business relations between China and Northwestern Switzerland, the fastest growing Swiss business location with a global reputation for excellence in research and innovation.
Education, Science & Technology
Swissnex Shanghai is an initiative of the Swiss State Secretariat for Education and Research of the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Swiss Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Its goal is to exploit the potential of cooperation between Switzerland and China in the fields of higher education, research, technology, innovation and culture and to promote Switzerland as one of the leading countries in those domains.
Sino-Swiss Science and Technology Cooperation (SSSTC)
This program was established in 2003, after the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the Swiss State Secretariat for Education and Research (SER) and the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST). The pilot phase was the establishment of a basic framework for science and technology cooperation between China and Switzerland. The SSSTC program encourages collaboration between Swiss and Chinese research institutions.
The Innovation Promotion Agency (CTI)
The CTI is the Swiss Confederation’s innovation promotion agency. For more than 60 years it has supported the transfer of knowledge and technology between businesses and universities. Its aim is to have the greatest impact possible in the market. Knowledge acquired in the laboratories should be rapidly converted into products and services. If you want to make a success of your brilliant ideas in global competition, you have to bring them onto the market quickly
Swiss School Beijing
The Swiss School Beijing is a new section of Western Academy of Beijing (WAB), offering German-language education, based on the Swiss curriculum and within an international environment. The program is recognized by the Swiss government.
User friendly information portal to selected Swiss authorities and administrations.
Your gateway to Switzerland: a multimedia window on the most important geographic, social, cultural, political and historical aspects of Switzerland.
Together with its partners, Presence Switzerland carries out its mission of promoting Switzerland’s image abroad and good relations with other countries.
Travel & Tourism
Official website of Switzerland Tourism.
Advice for travelers to China
Advice for travelers offered by the Swiss Ministry of Foreign Affairs (German – French – Italian).
Living in China
Organization of the Swiss Abroad
The Organization of the Swiss Abroad (OSA) represents the interests of the Swiss Abroad, regularly informs them about developments in Switzerland and offers a broad array of associated services.
Chinese Community of Geneva (CCG)
Communauté Chinoise de Genève (CCG).Swiss Society Beijing
The Swiss Society in Beijing cultivates social life among the Swiss in Beijing and surrounding areas to promote the spirit of the Swiss community. The SSB is open to Swiss nationals as well as to other citizens.
Swiss Club Shanghai
The Swiss Club in Shanghai cultivates the social life among Swiss citizens and their friends in Shanghai and promotes the Swiss spirit of the community. Ever since Swiss Nationals have enjoyed the hospitality of Shanghai it has been their aim to strengthen the relationship between the People of China and Switzerland.
Swiss Anti-Counterfeiting and Piracy platform
The Federal Institute of Intellectual Property and the ICC Switzerland created the Swiss Anti-Counterfeiting and Piracy Platform and set up activities, such as promoting cooperation between business and federal agencies and educating the public, should serve to fight the problem in a sustainable way