Swiss-Chinese Chamber of Commerce
Newsletter April 2017
Zurich, April 3rd, 2017

«From the desk of the President»

Dear members of SCCC

I’m pleased to invite you to the upcoming annual general meeting (AGM) on May 16th, please find below the invitation and detailed information. The AGM is followed by the second Renminbi Internationalisation seminar, to which we have invited high profile key note speakers from the banking and manufacturing industries. Don’t miss this event and register here.

The meeting of the “Gemischte Wirtschaftskommission (GWK)” took place, where the SCCC communicated positions, concerns and suggestions on behalf of its members.

Furthermore, to implement the SCCC strategy, we are engaged in many activities behind the scenes, among which are the implementation of a new SCCC website, the introduction of new membership categories and the cooperation with other China-related organizations.

China's Ageing Society – Business Opportunities Arising, the luncheon with Mr. Domenico Savarese, head of ageing for Swiss Re's life & health division, and Dr. Stephan Dyckerhoff, president of Dutch community care model Buurtzorg in Asia, will be on April 10th, we kindly remind you not to miss it.

I am looking forward to seeing you on April 10th, 2017 in the Eden au Lac.

Best regards, Felix Sutter.

AGM & RMB Internationali-sation
May. 16 10:30-19:00
China-Switzerland news

Focus article

SCCC news and events

SCCC member news

China views

Useful links

Proverb of the month

China-Switzerland news

Focus article

China 2016 Final Economic Report 
(source: Embassy of Switzerland in the People's Republic of China)

China’s annual GDP growth has consistently slowed since 2010. It has been underpinned by a major economic transformation, which was conveyed by its leaders under Chinese Communist Party (CCP) General Secretary Xi Jinping during the 18th Central Committee’s Third Plenum in 2013. The term “New Normal” was adopted during the Fourth Plenum in 2014 to describe the desired shift from government stimulus and export goods towards a domestic consumer demand-driven and services-oriented economy. 
link to the report

SCCC news and events

Upcoming events

Made in China 2025 - Zukunft der Intelligenten Produktion
Date: Thursday, April 6th, 2017
Time: 18:30-21:00
Quartierzentrum Bachletten, Bachlettenstr.12, 4054 Basel

Complementing the very illustrative information provided by Peter Voser, chairman of ABB, at the last SCCC luncheon of March 13, our partner in Basel, the Efficiency Chinaforum Basel, will hold a conference dedicated also to the topic of Industry 4.0 in China: Dr. Xiang Qian Zhou, General Manager of the IWC Institute for technology and economic cooperations with China in Düsseldorf and of the German Innovation Center in Changzhou will talk on “Made in China 2025 – Future of the intelligent production: Chances and challenges for the European suppliers of technology”. Read more


Luncheon: China's Ageing Society – Business Opportunities Arising

Date: Monday, April 10th, 2017
Time: 11:45-14:00
Place: Hotel Eden au Lac, Utoquai 45, Zurich

In China, 1 single child is responsible for 2 parents and 4 grandparents! 
China's demographic developments will create growth opportunities and challenges for both the private and public sectors. As the structure of society shifts, it will require more and new solutions to fund and care for the elderly. Understanding consumers' very personal needs around insurance and care can help companies enter and innovate the complex China market. One size doesn't fit all, and each industry will have to focus on its strengths within the context of how the ageing ecosystems are being reshaped. Read more


Die Provinz Liaoning und die Stadt Dalian: Heute und morgen

Date: Tuesday, April 25th, 2017
Time: 17:15-19:15
Place: Hotel Savoy Baur en Ville, Poststrasse 12 (Paradeplatz), 8001 Zürich

Vortrag von:
Herr Prof. XIA Deren Vorsitzender der Politischen Konsultativkommission der Provinz Liaoning 

Herr LU Lin, Vizebürgermeister der Stadt Dalian

Read more


RMB Internationalisation – Road to 2020

Date: Tuesday, May 16th, 2017
Time: 13:30-19:00
Place: SIX Exchange Room, Selnaustrasse 30, 8001 Zurich

The seminar will focus on the economic collaboration between China and Switzerland, the economic development and how the Swiss economy is affected and can benefit in the years to come. RMB internationalisation became a major topic for Switzerland with the establishment of the Zurich branch of the China Construction Bank (CCB) in 2016, the first Chinese bank opening an office in Switzerland which is offering commercial and trade finance banking services. CCB has been licenced by the People’s Bank of China to clear RMB into Swiss Francs and vice versa. Read more

Annual General Meeting of the SCCC and the SHKBA

Date: Tuesday, May 16th, 2017
Time: 10:30-12:00
Place: SIX Exchange Room, Selnaustrasse 30, 8001 Zurich

It is with pleasure that I invite you to the 37th Annual General Meeting of the Swiss-Chinese Chamber of Commerce (SCCC) and the Swiss-Hong Kong Business Association (SHKBA) on May 16th, 2017.
We are looking forward to sharing the results of the Chamber’s work during the past 12 months with you. During this period, the implementation of the new strategy by the newly elected board progressed, we moved our physical offices and found the new General Manager.

Invitation (the SCCC)
Invitation (the SHKBA)


1st SCCC Golf Tournament

Date: Friday, May 19th, 2017
Time: 11:00-21:00
Place: Golfclub Breitenloo, Golfstrasse 16, 8309 Oberwil near Zurich-Airport

We are proud to invite our members, partners and friends, as well as their spouses, to the SCCC’s first Golf Tournament which is hosted by the Golfclub Breitenloo, one of the most beautiful and prestigious private golf clubs of Switzerland. Read more

Dragon Boat The Swiss National Team on the Way to China!

Date: October, 2017
Place: Kunming, China

This year in October, the biennial Dragon Boat World Championships will be held in Kunming, China. The Swiss National Team is very excited to compete in these games and is hopeful of winning a medal! 
With over 50 million active paddlers in China, dragon boating with its roots dating back to the ancient times of the Middle Kingdom belongs to the most popular sports in China today. Furthermore, the traditional sport acts as an ambassador of Chinese culture and bridge builder around the world. Read more

SCCC Member News
Welcome to March’s new members

Culinact gmbh Baden
Kurhotel Bad Serneus Klosters-Serneus
Erwin Aebersold Murten
TAO China Zentrum Schweiz St. Gallen
Manop Petcharakrai Basel

News from members

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Proverb of the month

得人心者得天下,失人心者失天下 dé rén xīn zhĕ dé tiān xià, shī rén xīn zhĕ shī tiān xià

Those who gained people’s hearts gain the world; those who lose people’s hearts lose the world.

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