by swisscham in Bilateral Relations
The new Swiss Ambassador to China, H.E. Jean-Jacques de Dardel, gave a video interview to People Daily Online for its first three months in China, referring to the specific bilateral relations with the People’s Republic of China as well as the opportunities and the challenges of the new Free Trade Agreement between the two nations. H.E. Jean-Jacques de Dardel, born in 1954, came to China for the first time in 1986. The diplomat from western Switzerland held positions in France, Belgium, Australia and the United States for 28 years. For his excellency, the incredible dynamism of his new country is a challenge but also an opportunity taking as example the new Sino-Swiss Free Trade Agreement.