Welcome

Ambassador Bernardino Regazzoni
Ambassador Bernardino Regazzoni © JC Marmaraok

Dear visitor,

A warm welcome to the website of the Embassy of Switzerland in China!

The strong and long-standing diplomatic relations between Switzerland and China date back to 1950, when Switzerland became one of the first Western countries to recognize the newly established People’s Republic of China. Since then, bilateral relations have flourished. Currently, the two countries maintain dialogue in more than 30 areas, including politics, finance, human rights, education, science, and sustainable development. Since 2010, China has been Switzerland's most important trading partner in Asia, and Switzerland remains a popular touristic and investment destination for many Chinese citizens and companies.

In the past few years, the bilateral ties have been elevated to a new height, especially following the implementation of the Sino-Swiss Free Trade Agreement in 2014, the establishment of the Sino-Swiss Innovative Strategic Partnership in 2016 and the launch of the High-level Platform in light of the partnership in January 2019. Therefore, at the embassy, it is our first and foremost priority to continue to strengthen these bonds of paramount importance.

Our embassy in Beijing is in charge of diplomatic relations between Switzerland and China, Mongolia and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. Our official network includes the Swiss Consulates General in Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu and Hong Kong, swissnex China office in Shanghai, our trade and investment promotion agency Swiss Business Hub, the Swiss Cooperation Office in Pyongyang and the Cooperation Office of the Embassy of Switzerland – Consular Section in Ulaanbaatar.

We cover all matters of international and bilateral relations between Switzerland and these three countries, and provide services for all the Swiss living in the region, support Swiss business, science, education, culture as well as other interest groups. Last but not least, issuing visas to all travelers to Switzerland.

To stay up to date on our activities, you are invited to subscribe to our embassy newsletter and follow us on our social media. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us at beijing@eda.admin.ch.

With my best wishes,

Bernardino Regazzoni

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