The UBS Experience in Hong Kong

By Philippe Muff, Insight China PR Team

It was the last company visit of this year’s Insight China iteration. However, the information we received conveyed a tremendous amount of economic and developmental background knowledge to the members, which by a large part pertained to the current topic “40 Years Opening and Reform”. After being cordially welcomed by Mr. Dominic Schnider, introductory words were exchanged and pastries consumed while we were waiting for his colleague, Mr. Philip Wyatt, Chief Economist.

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ChemChina, First Company Visit in Beijing

By Changeetha Chandresegaran, Insight China PR Team 

For the first time since establishing the international student project Insight China, the delegation had the chance to visit the company ChemChina at their headquarters in Beijing.

ChemChina is a state-owned enterprise established by reorganizing the subsidiary companies under the former Ministry of the Chemical Industry, People’s Republic of China. ChemChina has production and R&D bases in 150 countries and regions worldwide and boasts a full-fledged marketing network.

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Hong Kong, High-rises and High Prices

By René Schwab, Insight China Delegate

After two very instructive and fascinating weeks in China we reached Hong Kong by high speed train from our previous destination Shenzhen . Until 1997 Hong Kong was a British colony and since then a special administrative zone of the People’s Republic of China with a free market economy and a high degree of internal autonomy. Up to 7.5 million people live on an area of 1,106 km² in Hong Kong, which corresponds approximately to the size of the canton of Uri. As a result of the very limited space in Hong Kong, prices for real estate are very high and therefore the costs of living are very high as well.

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