<p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p align="justify"><strong>The <a style="COLOR: #e02020" title="" href="http://www.boc.cn/en/" target="_blank">Bank of China</a>, China&#8217;s oldest and most international bank, has just opened a branch in <a style="COLOR: #e02020" title="" href="https://www.aderly.com/implantation-entreprise/agences-de-developpement-economique,p,5,EN.jsp" target="_blank">Lyon</a></strong> at 1 rue de la R&#233;publique, ideally located between the Opera and City Hall. It is the world&#8217;s eighth largest bank based on its stock market evaluation, and the second largest lender in China. <strong>Since Lyon is the second most important economic region in France after Paris, the Bank&#8217;s decision to locate here was an obvious decision. Their choice was strengthened by the close political, economic and <a style="COLOR: #e02020" title="" href="https://www.aderly.com/culture-et-patrimoine/france-patrimoine,p,41,EN.jsp" target="_blank">cultural</a> ties between China and France</strong> (the Rhone-Alpes region has been twinned with the city of Shanghai since 1986), by <strong><a style="COLOR: #e02020" title="" href="https://www.aderly.com/reseau-de-transport/plate-forme-logistique,p,13,EN.jsp" target="_blank"><strong>Lyon&#8217;s international reach</strong> </a></strong>and the strong development of the city&#8217;s banking sector, and also because <a style="COLOR: #e02020" title="" href="https://www.aderly.com/lyon-economic-news/news-INAUGURATION-DU-CONSULAT-GENERAL-DE-CHINE-A-LYON,n,5817,EN.jsp" target="_blank">China recently opened a Consulate</a> in the <a style="COLOR: #e02020" title="" href="https://www.aderly.com/part-dieu-lyon/quartier-d-affaire,p,18,EN.jsp" target="_blank">Part-Dieu district</a>.</p> <p align="justify">&nbsp;</p> <p align="justify"><strong>The Bank of China took advantage of <a style="COLOR: #e02020" title="" href="https://www.aderly.com/services-aderly/index,p,100003,EN.jsp" target="_blank">Aderly&#8217;s services </a>for settling in Lyon,</strong> both to find a suitable location and to recruit employees for the Lyon branch.&nbsp; The Bank of China&#8217;s strategic positioning is to be a <strong>major multinational bank with an integrated and diversified cross-border sales platform, based on their core competence which is commercial banking.</strong> The bank provides its clients with a full range of financial <a style="COLOR: #e02020" title="" href="https://www.aderly.com/intro_tertiaire/index,p,100070,EN.jsp" target="_blank">services</a> throughout mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and 30 other countries. The Bank numbers 11,058 branches in the world, of which 10,075 are located in China.</p> <p align="justify"><br></p>