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3rd Swiss Film Festival brings ‘Diversity + Me’ to Chinese audiences

22.09.2023 — Press releases China
The Swiss Film Festival is back in town! Themed on Diversity + Me, the 3rd annual Swiss film festival will run at the Swiss Embassy from September 22-24, showcasing Switzerland’s strength in diversity. Following the VIP and Grand Openings on the 22nd the festival will be open – for the first time—to the general public. This year’s lineup includes ten Swiss films including three shorts, three documentaries and four fiction films. The Diversity + Me Swiss Film Festival is planned to tour at Lumière cinemas nationwide later this year.

Federal Office of Culture hands over several items of cultural property to China

24.08.2023 — Press releases China
The Director of the Federal Office of Culture (FOC), Carine Bachmann, today handed over five items of Chinese cultural property to the Chinese ambassador to Switzerland, Shihting Wang, in Bern. The items were confiscated in cantonal criminal proceedings. The restitution is taking place within the framework of implementation of the Federal Act on the International Transfer of Cultural Property (CPTA).

Blinde Kuh – for a more diverse and inclusive society

29.07.2023 — Press releases China
This afternoon, the Swiss Embassy in Beijing officially launched the week-long "Blinde Kuh – Sensory Parcours in the Dark" experiences at the Beijing Time Museum in Gulou East Street. The event, focusing on the realities of people with impaired vision and promoting social inclusion of people with disabilities, is a brand-new attempt in the field of social and cultural cooperation between Switzerland and China.

Switzerland and China sign bilateral aviation safety agreement

07.07.2023 — Press releases China
The Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA) and the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) have institutionalised their aviation safety cooperation in a Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreement (BASA). The agreement was signed on 7 July 2023 in Bern.

Event review: So Swiss! in Suzhou

06.07.2023 — Local news China
The Consulate General of Switzerland in Shanghai promoted Swiss sustainability at “So Swiss!” in Suzhou on 15th June in cooperation with the Suzhou Foreign Affairs Office and the Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU). Experts provided food for thought, as they showcased and discussed Swiss sustainability in construction, healthcare & lifestyle. Jürg BURRI, Ambassador of Switzerland to China, Sacha BACHMANN, Consul General of Switzerland in Shanghai, Fei XIE, Deputy Secretary General of Suzhou Municipal People’s Government and Zhoulin RUAN, Vice President for Academic Affairs at XJTLU jointly welcomed participants at the opening ceremony.

Human rights dialogue between Switzerland and China

04.07.2023 — Press releases China
The 17th human rights dialogue with China took place on 3 and 4 July in Switzerland. The two countries' delegations took advantage of the confidential framework offered by the dialogue and a local visit for a direct, critical and open exchange. Switzerland is committed to the universal protection of human rights in China and around in the world. It makes use of a range of instruments at multilateral and bilateral level, including these dialogues.

Discover art & culture of Switzerland’s fourth national language; kick off first edition of Romansh Language Week in China

17.04.2023 — Press releases China
Swiss Ambassador to China Jürg Burri hosted a reception tonight to officially kick off the week devoted to Switzerland’s fourth national language, Romansh. It is the first ever Romansh Language Week (Emna da la lingua rumantscha) in China. With the presence of Mr. Not Vital, Romansh-region born Swiss artist, Mr. Andreas Gabriel, Secretary General of the Lia Rumantscha, the leading organization to promote Romansh, and Ms. Giuanna Carviezel, researcher on Romansh language and professional translator of the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, the reception gathered 100+ guests to celebrate Switzerland’s linguistic and cultural diversity. This is also the first time in the past three years that the Swiss Embassy invites artists and guests from Switzerland to China for cultural events.

7th Sino-Swiss Economic Forum explores key issues in vocational and professional education and training

18.01.2023 — Press releases China
The 7th edition of the Sino-Swiss Economic Forum, with the noteworthy presence of H.E Jürg Burri, Ambassador of Switzerland to China, and Mr. Yulin LV, Acting Director General Department of International Cooperation at MOHRSS, Naichun FANG,Director General of China Vocational Education Association, Niansha XU, Secretary of the Party Committee and Chairman of the Fifth Council of China Machinery Industry Federation, Honglong ZHANG, Representative of Novartis Group (China), Daniel AELLEN, Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Nestlé Greater China Region, Johann OBERSON, SwissCham Beijing President and Amy Xiang CAO, China Nobleness int. Founder and Swiss Nobleness AG Chief Representative in Greater China, convened Sino-Swiss leading entrepreneurs, politicians, academics and innovators on Wednesday in NUO Hotel Beijing, to explore how to form competitiveness through vocational and professional education and training (VPET). 

SwissInTouch, Switzerland in your pocket

24.11.2022 — Article EDA
Approximately 780,000 Swiss citizens abroad currently benefit from the wide range of services provided by a global network of representations offering advice and support. The FDFA Helpline is also on hand to answer queries 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Now there's a new app that makes staying in touch even easier: SwissInTouch keeps Switzerland at your fingertips.

Le 26e Mois de la francophonie: La Suisse se dépasse

07.03.2022 — Press releases China
Du 10 mars au 10 avril 2022, la richesse de la langue française et la diversité des cultures francophones seront célébrées dans toute la Chine lors du 26e Mois de la francophonie qui permettra au public de découvrir ou redécouvrir la variété des expressions françaises à travers des activités passionnantes.

Sustainability is key for the 5th edition of the Sino-Swiss Business Awards

21.10.2021 — Press releases China
The biannual Sino-Swiss Business Awards announced this year’s winners of eight categories at an exclusive gala evening attended by political and business dignitaries including Ambassador of Switzerland to China H.E. Bernardino Regazzoni at the China World Summit Wing on Thursday.

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