ChinaLive 2018

On Monday, the 5th November 2018, this years edition of ChinaLive was held.

In the first hour, Ms. Fan Neifer-Yang told the students about the art of Chinese calligraphy, where they learned about the basic structure of the Chinese characters.

Shortly after, the student got the chance to write their names in Chinese on rice paper with traditional writing brushes!

Speaking of Chinese calligraphy, did you know that…

  • the art of Chinese calligraphy is about 4000 years old?
  • a person’s character could be judged by his handwriting?
  • the basic tools of Chinese calligraphy – brush, ink, ink stone and paper are called as the four treasures of the scholar’s study?
  • calligraphy is regarded as the highest form of self-expression in China?

The evening was closed with an Apéro, including delicious Chinese food.

It was a memorable evening for sure! Special thanks to our event sponsors: Chinese Language Council International (Hanban) and Chinese Embassy in Bern, and of course to Ms. Fan Neifer-Yang.

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APPLY NOW: 6 MONTHS INTERNSHIP AT THE SWISS EMBASSY IN BEIJING

Have you recently finished your studies (BA / MA or equivalent) with high interest in Economics or International Relations?

Do you have knowledge in economic and financial issues in Switzerland and China?

Are you interested in getting an overview about the different tasks and responsibilities in an embassy?

Do you have excellent language skills in English, French or German?

THE SWISS EMBASSY IN BEIJING IS LOOKING FOR A NEW INTERNSHIP CANDIDATE IN THE ECONOMIC, FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL SECTION!

WHAT IS THE GOAL OF THIS INTERNSHIP?

As a member of a team of very motivated professionals, you will work in a diplomatic setting and contribute to the strengthening of Sino-Swiss economic and financial relations and to the promotion of Swiss interests.

At the end of the internship, you should have an idea of the different aspects and tools used working in an embassy especially in the fields of the defence of Switzerland’s interests and important administrative procedures.

The overall experience is targeted to be practice-oriented and to allow you to take on everyday responsibilities under guidance of your supervisor.

WHAT ARE THE WORKING MODALITIES?

  • The internship is subject to local law (Chinese law) and remuneration is be paid in Renminbi.
  • A part-time internship (as in working at the embassy while studying here in China) is not possible.

ARE ADDITIONAL COST OF THE INTERNSHIP IN BEIJING COVERED BY THE EMBASSY?

  • No. All costs (travel, housing, insurances etc …) are to be covered by the intern.
  • The intern is also responsible to assure validity of his residence permit and working permit.

OTHER CONDITIONS

  • No work experience in field of expertise (of study) major or minor (for instance: university research assistant). Internship under 6 months do not count as such (SOMSi or similar programs)
  • Swiss nationality (or bi-national)
  • A China experience and/or mandarin skills would be considered as a plus

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN THIS UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY, SEND THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS AT THIS EMAIL ADDRESS:

bei.praktika@eda.admin.ch

  • Cover Letter
  • CV – please clearly state the date (year and month of your graduation)
  • Copy of your diploma and transcripts
  • References
  • Excerpt (2 pages) of an academic writing in one of the official languages (F/I/D)
    (e.g. seminar project or thesis)

RECRUITMENT

  • Candidates considered the shortlist will be contacted by the embassy, usually about 2 months before the beginning of the internship, for a telephone interview.
  • The final decision will be transmitted short after the interview.

IMPORTANT

  • Your graduation should not date back longer than a year before the beginning of the internship.

APPLICATION DEADLINE

  • 11 November 2018

Find more details in the official document.

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Applications for the 2019 Delegation are open!

Hi there!

Are you in your final year of your studies at the FHNW? Do you want to learn more about the second largest economy in the world and stand out when applying for jobs? The Insight China Team is looking for motivated students to join the Insight China Delegation 2019!

This years topic is all about the tremendous changes which have taken place since the opening and reform in China. Insight China offers you a once in a lifetime experience. You will have the opportunity to extend and deepen your knowledge of China’s part in the world economy and the multifaceted Chinese culture.

Take your chance for this unique opportunity!

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A new edition, INSIGHT CHINA 2019!

 

INSIGHT CHINA is a prestigeous student project by the FHNW in its now 18th consecutive year and this year’s team strives to continue the successful journey. A new edition of Insight China lies ahead with the topic “40 Years Opening and Reform in China” and the project team looks forward to broaden horizons of future graduates by organizing memorable seminars in Switzerland as well as in China.

We are looking forward to taking you with us on this journey!

Your Insight China Team 2019

Raphael Gehrig, Nadine Hitz, Michael Schaub, Pascal Neuhaus