Chengdu, Engine of China’s Economic Growth

Authors: Go Chengdu


Why was the consulate general of Switzerland located in Chengdu? In what areas will Switzerland and Chengdu cooperate? How are the operations of Swiss companies going in Chengdu? What do you think of the economic development in Chengdu?
On November 30, Mr. Jean-Jacques de Dardel, Consul General of Switzerland in Chengdu answered these questions in a media interview.
Q: Why did you choose to establish the consulate general in Chengdu?
A: Up to now, many large Swiss companies have made business presence in Sichuan and its neighboring provinces. However, the consulate general does not offer services only for them. We value the future of Chengdu, which, we believe, will become a vital driver of Sichuan and China's economic growth in the future, and bring new opportunities for the implementation of the Belt and Road Initiative.
Q: What do you think of Chengdu's economic development?
A: There is no doubt that Chengdu has become a powerful engine of economic growth in China. It is a city of vitality, with unique advantages in economy, science and technology, transportation and human resources. The passion and team spirit of Chengdu people are also strong forces driving its economic and social growth.
Q: How are the operations of the Swiss companies going in Chengdu?
A: As a fast-growing city in China in recent years, Chengdu is a highly appealing market with a market reach involving 300 million people in southwest China. So far, a lot of Swiss companies, including banks, 20 large enterprises, as well as SMEs, have launched operations in the region.
Q: In the future, in what areas will Switzerland and Chengdu cooperate?
Q: In the future, the Sino-Swiss collaboration would focus not only on economy, but also on culture, tourism and scientific exchange of colleges and research institutes.

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