The Consul General of China Consulate to Zurich and Liechtenstein and Finance Minister of Zurich Canton Visited China Construction Bank in Zurich
by swisscham in Bilateral Relations
On 10 November, the Consul General of the People’s Republic of China to Zurich and Liechtenstein, Ms. Gao Yanping, and the Finance Minister of the canton of Zurich, Mr. Ernst Stocker, gathered at the branch of China Construction Bank (CCB) in Zurich. Chief Executive Officer of the Bank, Mr. Gong Wei, introduced the state of operation of the bank. Since the opening, the scale of the loan business has exceeded CHF 700 million and CCB established very good relationships with the three major Swiss banks. In addition, CCB has signed liquidation business agreement with five Swiss banks. Mr. Gong also appreciated the great support from the China Consulate and from the government of the canton of Zurich. He is willing to promote the social integration of the bank and better serves the development of Sino-Swiss relations, especially people and companies from both countries. Ms. Gao said that the current Sino-Swiss relations was at best time in history. The pragmatic cooperation in economics, finance, trade and other fields is fruitful. She hoped that Zurich branch of CCB could seize the opportunity to develop good relations with the canton of Zurich and benefits to enterprises and people. Mr. Stocker stated that China’s development had been attracting worldwide attention and its international influence in finance and trade has continued to increase, and that Zurich will continuously welcome and support more Chinese companies to invest in Zurich.