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Ambassador de Dardel ©FDFA

Welcome to the Embassy of Switzerland in Beijing. The Embassy is in charge of diplomatic relations between Switzerland and the People’s Republic of China, Mongolia and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). Our official network includes the Swiss Consulates General in Guangzhou, Hong Kong and Shanghai, the Swissnex in Shanghai, the Swiss Cooperation Office in Pyongyang and the Cooperation Office of the Embassy of Switzerland – Consular Section in Ulaanbaatar.

We aim to facilitate and strengthen relations between Switzerland and China, Mongolia and North Korea, where we represent the Swiss government. We inform Swiss authorities about important developments taking place in these three countries. Furthermore, we support the Swiss expatriate community, Swiss business, science, education, culture as well as other interest groups. We promote Switzerland in its cultural diversity and – last but not least – issue visas for travellers to Switzerland.

Do not hesitate to contact us if you need our services. 

Jean-Jacques de Dardel, Ambassador

New Publication: Suisse-Chine: une culture du rapprochement

Swiss Ambassador to China, Dr. Jean-Jacques de Dardel, offers a comprehensive yet concise review of the evolution of Sino-Swiss bilateral relations in his new book Suisse-Chine: une culture du rapprochement《瑞士与中国:渐行渐近的文化进程》. Published in French and Chinese, the book also explores the development of Switzerland’s foreign policy and external cultural policy. 

A veteran diplomat, Ambassador de Dardel gives insightful, candid, and critical analysis of the political, economic, and cultural engagement between the two countries. His book is also rich in statistics related to Sino-Swiss bilateral trade, combining facts and figures with culture and context. His astute analysis reveals the potential and capabilities of the two countries in forging a full-fledge partnership in the years to come. Expressive photos by Swiss photographers Fernand Gigon and Gaby Steiner fittingly complement the text in the book, transforming its reading into a stimulating experience. 

The book, released in October, will no doubt be an invaluable asset and source for experts, scholars, journalists, as well as students and researchers of international relations and Sino-Swiss bilateral relations. For more information, email: bei.cultural-section@eda.admin.ch