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Dear Members and Friends of SwissCham,

SwissCham is delighted to invite you to our 2nd webinar of the series dedicated to EU-China relations on the topic "China in the World from a Swiss Perspective" on Thursday, June 9 on Zoom, in collaboration with stars, the French Chamber (CCI France Chine), and the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China (EUCCC) as well as with Caixin Global as media partner and the China Macro Group as knowledge partner.

In our second conversation, stars Switzerland Alumni Chapter President Markus HERRMANN, Managing Director at China Macro Group (CMG), will be talking to HE Ambassador Bernardino REGAZZONI, since March 2019 Ambassador for Switzerland to the People's Republic of China, Mongolia and the DPRK. Switzerland was one of the first Western countries to officially recognize the PRC in 1950, and bilateral relations have since been continuously deepening, for instance with the entry into force of a bilateral free trade agreement (2014) or the signing of an MoU on developing third-party market cooperation along the Belt and Road (2019). Against the backdrop of hardening positions vis-à-vis China in many Western capitals, the Swiss Federal Council in early 2021 and in response to domestic political pressure issued its first-ever China strategy. How has this impacted Sino-Swiss relations? What are the diplomatic challenges in a rapidly evolving geopolitical context? And what does this all mean for the Swiss private sector?

Given the dynamic Covid-situation in Beijing, it is presumed that the originally foreseen physical event hosting Ambassador Regazzoni at the European Business Centre in Beijing cannot take place – should there be any change of the situation, SwissCham Beijing and Shanghai together with the French and EUCCC Chamber Partners will communicate directly and manage access to the limited seats.

Kindly note: All webinars are held under Chatham House Rules, off the record, and there will be an entry control. We are looking forward to welcoming you to this interesting webinar.


中国瑞士商会诚邀您参加于6月9日星期四在与 Stars、China Macro Group、中国法国工商会和欧盟商会及财新网合作的"瑞士视角下的中国"网络研讨会。


本系列研讨会的第二场研讨会,我们荣幸的邀请到stars瑞士校友会会长、China Macro Group董事总经理Markus HERRMANN对话自2019 年3月起担任瑞士驻中华人民共和国、蒙古和朝鲜大使罗志谊阁下。瑞士自1950 年正式与中华人民共和国建交,是最早承认中华人民共和国的西方国家之一。此后双边关系不断深化,例如2014年生效的双边自由贸易协定,签署"一带一路"倡议下"开展第三方市场合作的谅解备忘录"。在许多西方国家对华立场趋于强硬的背景下,瑞士联邦委员会于2021年初发布了首份对华战略。这对中瑞关系有何影响?在快速发展的地缘政治背景下,外交挑战是什么?这对瑞士私营部门意味着什么?



With best regards,

Your SwissCham Team


  • HE Bernardino REGAZZONI (Ambassador of Switzerland to the People’s Republic of China, Mongolia and to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea)

    HE Bernardino REGAZZONI

    Ambassador of Switzerland to the People’s Republic of China, Mongolia and to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

    Appointed Ambassador of Switzerland to the People’s Republic of China, Mongolia and to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, he has taken office in Beijing in March 2019. Born in 1957 in Lugano, Mr. Bernardino Regazzoni holds a doctorate in Philosophy. He entered the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs in 1988 and went through his probation at the Office for European Affairs in Berne and at the Embassy of Switzerland in Abidjan.

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  • Markus HERRMANN (Moderator, President at stars Switzerland Alumni Chapter)

    Markus HERRMANN

    Moderator, President at stars Switzerland Alumni Chapter

    Managing Director, China Macro Group (CMG)

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