Dear friends

Many years passed by, we have had a lot of events together to share our hobbies, interests and our passion. We usually use our forum to announce the upcoming events and report previous events with photos:
CUZ events >>

Nowadays Wechat has become our main communication channel, therefore we also place announcement in Wechat and post event photos there. Please add yourself to our CUZ wechat group by going to our homepage and scan the QR code >>


Here are a selection of the events organized by Chinese Union of Zurich. The latest events are posted in our forum CUZ events >>

2014 Summer Grill event

6. July, 2014, 15:00 - 19:00
Location: Lakeside close to Chinese Garden

Grill party with various entertainment activities

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Seminar: The Charm of Chinese Names

Presented by Dr. Katri Näf

Dr. Katri Näf has been living in Switzerland for 30 year. Her professional area covers the teaching and translating of German, English and Finnish. She has a PhD in Social Anthropology from University Bern. She also studied Chinese Culture and History at Zurich University.

The seminar was followed by a simple traditional Chinese meal

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Chinese New Year Lunch For the Year of Horse

Organized by Chinese Union of Zurich & Chinese Learning Union

2 Feb. 2014, Sunday 11:30 - 15:30
China Restaurant „Suan-Long“, Selnaustrasse 32, 8001 Zürich

1. 11:30 – 12:30 Live show
Dance, solo, instrument concert, etc.
2. 12:30 – 14:30 Meal
Buffet incl. Guangdong baked duck, spicy chicken, traditional soy-sauce pork, spicy fish soup, sauer chines cabbiage, cucumber with garlic, raddish with spring iônion, rice, dumbling and fried noodle, etc. Desert incl. spring rools and sweet rice balls with filling.
3. 14:30 – 15:30 Calligraphy and sweepstakes

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The Art of Playing Chinese Opera
Presented by Man Cao, famous chinese opera actress

Time: 7 April, 2013, Sunday, 15:00 – 17:00
Location: Weibian Restaurant, Weststrasse 146, 8003 Zürich
Seminar language: cn / de

The history of Chinese Opera
The rolls and sortiments in Chinese Opera
The basic Chinese Opera performance technique
How to enjoy Chinese Opera
The influence of social developments on Chinese Opera and the outlook of Chinese Opera

Chinese New Year Lunch For the Year of Snake

Chinese Union of Zurich & Chinese School Zurich präsentieren
Time: 17. Feburary 2013, Sunday 11:30 – 16:00
Location : China Restaurant „Suan-Long“, Selnaustrasse 32, 8001 Zürich

1.11:30 – 13:00 Live Show
Dance, solo, instrument concert, etc.
2.13:00 – 15:00 Lunch
Buffet incl. Guangdong baked duck, spicy chicken, traditional soy-sauce pork, spicy fish soup, sauer chines cabbiage, cucumber with garlic, raddish with spring iônion, rice, dumbling and fried noodle, etc. Desert incl. spring rools and sweet rice balls with filling.
3.15:00- 16:00 Tombola

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Neujahrslunch zum Jahr der Schlange

Chinese Learning & The Source of Chinese Culture

Time: 11 November, 2012, Sunday, 14:00 –17:00
Location: Zürcher Gemeinschaftszentren GZ Oerlikon,Gubelstrasse 10, 8050 Zürich  

How to Learn Chinese
Presented by Fabian Leuthold
Tao, the Source of Chinese Culture
Presented by Tian Xia

Drinks are provided by CUZ for free.

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Selfcure techniques - LaJin and PaiDa

Presented by Mr. Xiao HongCi, Master of Selfcure Method

Selfcure techniques - LaJin and PaiDa
Time: Saturday 25. August, 2012
Location: Haus der Kulturen, Erismannstrasse 6, 8004 Zurich

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Self cure techniques - LaJin and PaiDa

CUZ Seminar: Working and Living in Switzerland

Presented by Anwaltskanzlei Fan Wu, Pfäffikon SZ

Time: 6 May, 2012 afternoon
Location: GZ Buchegg Hall, Zurich

This seminar was well attended by more than 80 people because the presented topic is related to the benefit of many chinese who are living in Switzerland. The topic was presented by a professional legal expert, Fan Wu, on the new Swiss policy regarding immigration and the corresponding better conditions which have been resulted in in favour of 3rd-country students who study in Switzerland or people who stay in CH after their study.

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CUZ Photo Club 1st Activity 2011
Ruin Aulta – Switzerland’s “Grand Canyon”

Spring Hiking Tour 2011
when: Saturday 11. June, 2011
where: Ruin Aulta – Switzerland’s “Grand Canyon”

“Ruin Aulta” is the romanic name of the upper Rhine gorge between Ilanz and Reichenau in the canton Graubünden. It is a wild gorge formed by erosion of a pre-historic huge rock-fall site...

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Photography Club forum
Spring Hiking Tour 2011

CUZ Drachenboot-Event in Eglisau 2011    [de]  [cn]

Dragon Boat Competition:
Time: Saturday and Sunday, 25./26. June 2011
Location : Close to Rheinbrücke in Eglisau (look up the map Karte)

Time: Thursday, 23. June 2011, 19.00 – 20.00
Location: Eglisau
Time: 2 x 1 hour in May / June 2011
Location: Rapperswil

Dragonboat Cup Homepage
Dragonboat Corporate Events

Main Sponsor:

CUZ Drachenboot-Event at Zürichfest 2010    [en]  [cn]

Dragon Boat Competition:
Time: Saturday and Sunday, 3./4. July 2010
Location: Rudolf Brun Brücke Zürich, Limmatquai Karte

Time: Thursday, 17. June 2010, 18.00 – 19.00 Uhr

Photos during training:   1  2
Photos during the competition

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CUZ Workshop:Play to Your Strengths - Career Development in Different Culture     [en]

Ms. Jane Wu, Global HR Director, TPHG, Alstom

The Logic of Business Development and Its Practice in China
Mr. Jiannong Wang, International Cooperation Leader, Brugg Cables

Date, Time and Venue
Saturday, December 12, 2009, 14:00 - 16:30

ETH Zurich, Rämistrasse 101, Building HG (ETH main building), Room E41

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CUZ Photography Club Event: Two-day Trip to Grindelwald

Autumn hiking event has been the tradition of the photo club for four years, and this time our destination is Grindelwald. Total thirty-two participants from Zurich, Bern, and Valeis took part in this two-day event. The majestic alps, brightly-colored leaves, green meadows, and traditional villages provided us great material to compose our landscape photos. >>


CUZ Workshop Series Genuss der Sprache

Mr. Wen-huei CHU (Prasident der Vereinigung der chinesischsprachigen SchriftstellerInnen in Europa)

The Difference between Chinese and Swiss Culture [en]
Mr. David Sieber (Sales & Marketing Manager, Hama Technics AG)

Exchange and Networking
Ms. Yuqin Hong (EC member, CUZ)

Date, Time and Venue
Saturday, September 13, 2008, 13:00 - 16:00

ETH Zurich, Rämistrasse 101, Building HG ( ETH main building ), Room D3.2

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Charity Event for the Victims from 2008 Wenchuan Earthquake

Humanity always has been the concern tops all the others. The Charity Event witnesses how love and art turns a heart-breaking disaster into hope by bringing people and strengthens together, regardless of races, nationalities and religions. The exceptional amazing artists and participants across nationalities and origins enlighten everyone’s hearts. The value of humanity and self-respect has been shared among us, local Swiss and many others.

Initiated by Swiss based Chinese artists and CUZ, organized by Guo Sen (Chinese artist), CUZ, QSSHS and Learning Chinese Org. on behalf of over 20 local Chinese organizations, the Event has been fully backed up and supported by major Chinese communities, Swiss entities and on top of that, great masses in Switzerland. Audiences on 15th, June were over 400, and the final donation net reaches CHF17185.55 and joints the existing aid program via SRC.


Donation Campaign Zurich

On Saturday May 17th, 2008, five days after the disastrous earthquake in Sichuan, CUZ gathered over 80 volunteers, Chinese and Swiss from Zurich and neighboring Cantons, for our donation campaign in Zurich downtown. With the help of over 6000 flyers, donated by numerous organizations, companies and individuals, this campaign successfully attracted the public attention to the natural disaster in China. Even local press has reported this campaign later on (HEUTE). According to the Swiss Red Cross, the donation for earthquake China has remarkably increased to over CHF 160000.- till May 30th, 2008 (Stand on May 20th, 2008 only: CHF 11000.-). Cheer up Volunteers! Cheer up China! >>


2008 China Earthquake - Call for Donation

On the May 13th, 2008, the first day after the disastrous earthquake in Sichuan, CUZ has worked till midnight to show up the final version of the donation call for the 2008 China earthquake. Within the extremely short notice, we have received donations from wide range of people, including foreigners. That’s why we finally redirected all the contribution we collected to Red Cross Society of China under the name of 'Earth Village'.

As long as everyone is given their love, the world will become a better heaven!!! >>


CUZ Photography Club Event: Spring 2008

Embraced by the sun shining and flowers blooming, thirty-four members participated the beautiful hiking route from Rapperswil to Einsiedeln. It is been a great time for us to enjoy the beauty of nature, refresh our friendship and share our photography experience. >>


CUZ Apero 2008

Our CUZ Apero 2008, started on April 26, 2008, 14.00, was joined by around 30 guests. Among them are our active members, former members of the executive committee, friends of CUZ and leaders of other associations. Firstly we enjoyed the networking apero with very fine drinks and snacks provided by CUZ. Old friends got updates from each other and the newcomers found comrades. At 14.30, the CUZ president, Mr. Gong Guanghai hold a short speech reviewing the CUZ events of last year, introducing all EC members and presenting the activity plan for 2008. After another apero round, we continued our festival in a restaurant with open end.

We would like to thank all organizers, who did a great job with the event, and especially those who prepared the foods and drinks- everyone had a great time. We hope it is the begin of a long and successful series of CUZ events in 2008!


CUZ Workshop Series No.9

Hedge Fund strategies
Mr. Rob-Roy Roedel (CEO of Plenum Investments Ltd.)

How to include Chinese acquirers in auction processes
Mr. Christopher Klemm (Partner of Quadrum Partners Ltd.)

Date, Time and Venue
Tuesday, December 4, 2007, 18:30 - 20:40

ETH Zurich, Rämistrasse 101, Building HG ( ETH main building ), Room E41

CUZ Workshop Series No.8

Doing Business in Switzerland - Legal, tax and commercial aspects
Rüegg Gerhard (Staiger, Schwald & Partner AG)
Freydun Badri, (REWISCO GmbH)

Date, Time and Venue
Saturday, November 3, 2007, 14:00 - 16:00

ETH Zurich, Rämistrasse 101, Building HG ( ETH main building ), Room E41

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CUZ Workshop Series No.7

The risks and manageability of China's economy
George Geh, MBA / McKinsey / Alstom
Vice President of Strategy for ALSTOM Power, Inc

China: Healthy economy comes with healthy people?
Eduardo Sabaté, MD / MBA / MPH / Roche
International Economic Strategy Leader for F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG

Date, Time and Venue
Saturday, November 4, 2006, 14:00 - 16:00

ETH Zurich, Rämistrasse 101, Building HG ( ETH main building ), Room E41

CUZ Workshop Series No.6

Saturday, October 21, 2006, 14:00 - 16:30
ETH Zurich, Rämistrasse 101 , Building HG (ETH main building), Room HG E 41

Talk 1:
China's impact, or: How China changes our lives?

Mr. Henrique Schneider
PhD in Economics

The emergence of China as a global player and major economic force changed and will continue to change many aspects of how we do business - that is a very well known fact. But China also changes other, less perceived, things in the way we live: China's economic emergence also changes our lives.

Our consumption pattern changed we have new products to buy, we have cheaper products to buy and thus having more power of purchase, we start to compare qualities. More and more consumers are getting preoccupied with the provenience and transportation of the goods, more and more started to think about how what they buy affects the country they live in. Even more, since China became a major player we also had slight shifts in our everyday's culture from music to Hollywood movies!

He explored some of these lesser perceived changes we have experienced and are experiencing and how they are correlated with China's rise.

How to develop an ideal business strategy to make you successful in china

Mrs. Lisha Landolt Zhang
Founder of China Communications

Through the aspects of PR, Communication, Media relation and Net-working in China.

CUZ General Assembly Was Held

CUZ General Assembly was held on Feb. 18, 2006 at GEP Pavillion, ETHZ. It started at 17:00 and finished at 19:00. The main content of the general assembly included 1) the work summary and the prospect for the New Year, 2) Financial report, 3) the revision of CUZ rules and policies, and 4) Election of new CUZ Executive Members.

Mr. Chunlei Liu, Mr. Gerhard Rueegg and Ms. Yuqin Hong were elected as EC members of CUZ in 2006. General Assembly also approved Mr. Ruijun Qin's financial report and the revision of CUZ Statutes Mr. Paul Bussinger proposed on behalf of CUZ Executive Committee. Other issues were discussed as well.


CUZ Workshop Series No.5



On November 12, 2005, Chinese Union of Zurich invited two Swiss senior managers to give talks,
1. Supply Chain Management

Mr. Andre Graber

COO of Forum-SCM and Course Manager of MBA-SCM at ETH Zürich

2.  Successful Repatriation Back To China

Mr. Kurt Haerri

Member of the board of Schindler Switzerland and Lead of the New Installation Business of Schindler Switzerland.

The interesting topics of this workshop attracted a lot of audiences.>>


CUZ Dragon Dance Highlights This Year's Swiss International Business Forum Focus On China





On November 9, 2005, Chinese Union of Zurich dragon dance team is invited to perform during the open ceremony of this year's Swiss International Business Forum, and highlighted this year's forum program focus on China. Distinguished guests included the Vice-Minister of Commerce Yi Xiaozhun, Ambassador of the People`s Republic of China in Switzerland Zhu Bangzao , Counsellor of Commerce of the People`s Republic of China in Switzerland Wang Heliang. They joined the State Secretary for Economic Affairs Mr. Jean-Daniel Gerber and the Managing Director of the Swiss-Chinese Chamber of Commerce Ms Susan Horvath in thanking the dragon dance team following the performance.>>


CUZ Workshop Series No.4


On November 5, 2005, Chinese Union of Zurich invited two speakers to give talks about the accountancy and the whodunit,
1. Rules, Principles and Ethics in Accountancy

Mr. Henrique Schneider

Charted Accountant, PhD
2. Introduction on Detective and Crime Fiction

Mr. Xinle Yu

Writer >>


Photography club is founded

A new club of Chinese Union of Zurich, Photography Club, was officially founded in this August. The club and its members are "dedicated to promoting the interest and exchanging the skills of photography." A series of fascinating events have been held since its birth. >>


Tennis Club The 2nd "Newbie" Cup Drop The Curtain

After a month-long rivalry, the 2nd "Newbie" cup is ended on November 6, 2005. Mr. Haiwen Ye and Ms. Juan Zhao won the trophy of man single and woman single respectively. >>


CUZ Dragon Boat Racing Team Paddles to the Beat of a Drum
CUZ dragon boat team has run two rounds of practice at sunny Rapperswil in this May. A successful dragon boat team must practice together to keep their rowing synchronized. The CUZ team believes that if we had more experience together in this racing season, there is no doubt we would even be more competitive against the local teams. >>



Eastern Melody Concert

Eastern melody Chinese Music Concert is held on June 1st by CUZ together with CSCE. The concert has the attendances of Singapore XinYun Quintet and several Chinese artists from Zurich Music Institute.>>


CUZ attends Manor's Promotion "CHINA TODAY "
Manor launches large-scale "China Today" promotion in the whole Switzerland since April 6, 2005. In Zurich, Chinese Union of Zurich (CUZ) is involved in part of events in Manor Letzipark and Manor Bahnhof. CUZ organizes about 100 people to participate this promotion under the leadership of Ms. Zhao Juan and Dr Qin Ruijun. "China Today" is the Manor's interpretation of the Chinese way of life between tradition and modern trend, and offers the consumer everything over popular fusion between China and European lifestyle. This event is helpful to enhance an improved understanding between China and Switzerland.>>

03 -05-2005
CUZ Dragon-Boat Racing Team Sails out
CUZ will organize a team to take part in yearly dragon boat racing in Eglisau and in Rapperswil.

Captain of Dragon boat teams:
Team Eglisau: Paul Bussinger, Xue Jianbo
Team Rapperswil: Wang Jiannong
Coach: Mai Jieyi, Wang Jiannong

CUZ Dragon-boat-Racing Team is a very young, enthusiastic and dynamic group of individuals favoring on water sport. We are presently looking for new person to fill some vacancies on this team. Interested individuals should contact CUZ at for more details and to indicate your interest by April 18, 2005.

Looking forward to your participation!
CUZ Calls Delegation Member For Having A Tour In Northeast China
CUZ will organize two delegation groups to attend the Oversee Entrepreneurship Events held by Liaoning province and Helongjiang Province respectively. CUZ had a splendid success for its 2004 China Trip, and has established a good connection with the local government to collaborate in many areas. We attributed our success to our highly qualified delegation members. Through this event, we hope to provide opportunities to businesses from both sides to converse and to explore cooperation opportunities. More detail can be found at our fourm.
CUZ Dragon Dances again
CUZ dragon-dancing-team memebers are throwing themselves into intense trainging. Now they are ready for the incoming Sechslaeuten Parade on April 17. Last year, their first performance received extraordinary applause and attention by the audience. It was widely reported by the local TV and newspapers. >>

CUZ Tennis Club 2005 Kicked off
On April 3, CUZ Tennis Club kicked off her first activity in 2005 at ETH Hoenggerberg.
2005 New Year Party from Chinese Consulate in Zurich
On Feb. 3, 2005, the committee of CUZ was honored to attend the New Year Party hosted by Chinese Consulate in Zurich, in Renaissance hotel Zurich.
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