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  • Published by China Daily, 03rd Apr 2013 in category Business in English

    According to data from ISPO BEIJING, organizers of the 9th International Tradeshow of Sports Equipment and Fashion in Asia, which opened in Beijing in late February, the Chinese outdoors industry was worth RMB 11 billion (USD 1.78 billion) in sales in 2011, a year-on-year growth of more than 40 %. Li Chen, the marketing manager of Mammut China, the local arm of Mammut Sports Group AG, the Swiss producer of mountaineering and trekking equipment, attended the huge trade show. "We entered the Chinese market at the start of the year, and we think the market will be huge," Li said.

  • Published by scmp.com, 03rd Apr 2013 in category Business in English

    After reaching the height of European design excellence, Laufen takes Asia by storm with its award-winning bathroom solutions. The company's commitment to quality and design has given rise to its latest line of ceramic bathroom pieces. Made of Laufen's revolutionary material called SaphirKeramik, the pieces can be moulded into various forms that were not previously possible with ordinary ceramics. With the mainland among the company's top five markets, Laufen has also opened ultramodern showrooms in Beijing and Shanghai where it has close relations with leading developers and master dealers. Laufen has a dedicated team on the mainland and maintains an office in Hong Kong.

  • Published by cqnews.net, 29th Mar 2013 in category Bilateral Relations in English

    Chongqing established friendly city-state relations with the canton of Zurich, according to the vote result in the second session of the 4th People’s Congress of Chongqing on 27th March. Recently, Chongqing has a closer cooperation with Zurich under the supports of the Foreign Affairs Ministry and the embassies and consulates in Switzerland.

  • Published by Embassy of Switzerland in China, 28th Mar 2013 in category Bilateral Relations in English

    The Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security of China (MoHRSS) and the Federal Social Insurance Office (FSIO) held a first round of negotiations on a Social Security Agreement between the 4th and 6th of March in Beijing. The negotiations were efficient and took place in a friendly atmosphere. The objective is to conclude an agreement regulating primarily the posting of workers with the objective to mutually exempt them from the burden of double charging. Numerous points were agreed upon and a second round of negotiations will most likely be held this year.

  • Published by Embassy of Switzerland in China, 28th Mar 2013 in category Bilateral Relations in English

    A delegation from the Swiss Intellectual Property Institute, lead by its Deputy Director Mr. Felix Addor, visited Beijing from March 4th to 8th for the 6th round of the bilateral dialogue on IPR. On the Chinese side the dialogue is coordinated by the Department of Treaty and Law of MofCOM and involves several Chinese authorities responsible for IPR matters such as the State Intellectual Property Office, the State Administration of Industry and Commerce as well as a number of other relevant institutions.

  • Published by ivcpost.com, 27th Mar 2013 in category Business in English

    Tanghan Steel has purchased a 10% share in Switzerland's Duferco International Trading Holding, underscoring the efforts of China to export more steel due to domestic overcapacity. Tanghan, part of Hebei Group, the largest steelmaker in the Asian country, signed last week a deal that provides exclusive right to Duferco to sell Tanghan steel outside Asia, two sources familiar with the matter said.

  • Published by powerengineeringint.com, 27th Mar 2013 in category Engineering / Manufacturing in English

    ABB has won an order worth USD 150 million, which will see the Swiss power and automation company supply key equipment to what will be the world’s highest capacity power link when completed in 2014. China’s 8000 MW, 800 kV ultra high-voltage direct current (UHVDC) Xiluodu-Zhexi interconnector will transport hydroelectric power over a distance of 1670 km, from Yibin in Sichuan province in southwest China to Zhejiang province on the east coast.

  • Published by cableabc.net, 26th Mar 2013 in category Engineering / Manufacturing in English

    Addressing the China Development Forum in Beijing on 23rd March, the ABB chairman said one of China’s biggest challenges in the coming years would be to meet its energy needs while at the same time cutting carbon emissions. Von Grünberg explained that “smart cities” were the key to ensuring that China’s economic growth brought improvements in quality of life in an environmentally sustainable way. He said rapid modernization and the construction of new cities meant that China had an opportunity to develop its urban centers in a top-down manner to realize a broader city vision.

  • Published by SinOptic, 26th Mar 2013 in category Bilateral Relations in French

    From 9 to 14 April 2013, a delegation led by the state counsellor Mr. Pascal BROULIS from canton of Vaud will visit to Jiangsu Province, China. The delegation, composed of senior governors of DSAS and specialists of CHUV, meets the local provincial authorities and officials in major medical institutes and hospitals. This visit takes place according to the agreement on  medical field collaboration signed in 2010 between the Canton of Vaud and the Jiangsu Province.

  • Published by China Daily, 25th Mar 2013 in category Hospitality / Tourism / Retail in English

    Jiankangkuaiche project, literally "Health Express", is a program launched by Esquel Group and Swiss pharmaceutical maker Novartis International AG in 2010 with the aim of improving the medical treatment and health of people living in Xinjiang, especially those in rural areas. The program consists of three elements - health-education for primary and middle school students, medical training about infectious diseases for physicians and support for the research of epidemic diseases related to Brucella, a potentially fatal parasitic bacteria.

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