Joerg Gasser: «Switzerland a China Test Case»

by eggplant in BFI

China’s capital markets remain restricted to foreigners, but Switzerland is launching a promising bid to help further open up the country to western participation, Swiss diplomat Joerg Gasser tells’s highest tax diplomat, Joerg Gasser, visited Singapore, Hong Kong and China recently as part of a government-led visit to the region which included UBS, Credit Suisse, and the Swiss stock exchange operator. The Swiss government under finance minister Ueli Maurer made a case to help China liberalize its economy, Gasser tells – a plan based on diplomatic relations more than 65 years old. From the interview, we could also see his opinions in “China interested in talking strategy with us”, “We’re small, not in the EU, not a threat to China”, “ChemChina-Syngenta signals open market” and “Chinese banks need to be in Switzerland”.

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