Doing Business in China

Chinese Market Spotlight:

Citi Commercial Bank (CCB) delivers commercial banking solutions and superior client service that enable mid-sized businesses to take advantage of China's dynamic growth opportunities. CCB tailors solutions to meet the specific needs of manufacturers with export/import operations, trading companies and those in supply chains of multinational corporations, as well as leading domestic businesses with sound expansion strategies. CCB's unrivaled combination of global reach and local expertise provides its clients with dedicated Relationship Managers who deliver high-value, actionable insights on local market conditions as well as access to experienced Citi bankers in China's top trading partner countries, including Asian member countries, including South Korea, the US and many European countries.

"Citi is has been a thought partner for our company's development and growth for the past few years; from single financing to multiple products in trade and loan. They've also been a financial advisor on the acquisition strategy of M&A.

With Citi's support, we have developed steadily from a privately owned company to a public company being listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange in 2012. Citi has since supported us during the acceleration of our overseas expansion."

-Shen Tao, CEO of ORG

ORG, one of the top professional metal packaging enterprises in China

About Citi Commercial Bank China

Since opening its first office in Shanghai in 2004, Citi has established commercial bank operations in China's fastest growing areas - including the Yangzi River Delta, Pearl River Delta, Bohai Bay Region and Sichuan-Chongqing Economic Zone - through branches in:

  • Shanghai, the commercial and financial center of mainland China
  • Beijing, the national capital city, diversified commercial center and transportation hub of north China
  • Guangzhou, the main manufacturing hub of the Pearl River Delta, one of mainland China's leading commercial and manufacturing regions
  • Shenzhen, a major manufacturing center known for a pro-business environment designed to support local and foreign start ups
  • Chongqing, a major transportation hub in western China and an important industrial area in western China with concentrated motor vehicle, iron and steel and aluminum production
  • Chengdu, provincial capital of Sichuan Province in Southwest China and a leading logistics, commerce, finance and science and technology center
  • Guiyang, the economic and commercial hub of Guizhou Province with concentrated domestic and international retail and wholesale commercial, hydro-electric power generation and pharmaceuticals industries
  • Dalian, a diversified industrial city with machine manufacturing, petrochemicals, oil refining and electronics operations
  • Changsha, a major port city and railroad collection/distribution center
  • Nanjing, the national center of education, research, transport networks and tourism
  • Wuxi, an established textiles manufacturing center with emerging electric motor manufacturing and software development industries
  • Hangzhou, a diversified industrial and agricultural center and an important manufacturing base and coastal logistics hub
  • Tianjin, an emerging hub for international shipping and logistics, modern manufacturing and research and development

Nancy Zhang

CCB China Country Business Head

Ms. Zhang, who was appointed to her present position in 2010, brings 21 years of client relationship management to her role as CCB China Country Business Head.

She joined Citi in 1995, working in the Financial Institutions Group in Beijing. From 1995 to 2001, Ms. Zhang was responsible for relationship management of the headquarters of major Chinese local banks and their branches in the northern part of China. In 2001, she joined Corporate Banking in Shenzhen as a senior Relationship Manager and team head handling the top-tier local corporate names in the South China market, holding the position for five years before moving to CCB.

In 2006, Ms. Zhang was appointed Sales Head for South China in Citi Commercial Bank, which she held until being appointed to her present position of Managing Director and the CCB China Country Manager in 2010. In this role, she is responsible for ensuring CCB clients benefit from the bank's full range of products and services.

Ms. Zhang holds a BA in International Finance from the People's University of China.

"Mid-sized businesses have different needs at different stages of their growth. CCB China serves its clients, regardless of where they are on their growth curve, as Thought Partners to help them achieve their growth strategies."

-Nancy Zhang

Chinese Market Snapshot:

Citi Commercial Bank has been serving China for 6 years

Cities Covered by CCB China:

Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Chongqing, Chengdu, Guiyang, Dalian, Changsha, Nanjing, Wuxi, Hangzhou, Tianjin

Rank in World Trade

Exports Imports
Merchandise 1 2
Commercial Svcs 5 2

Merchandise Trade Summary

Exports by Main Destination
1) Hong Kong, China $17.4 billion
2) United States $16.7 billion

$9.240 trillion GDP

GDP Growth Expectations:

2014: 7.6%

2015: 7.5%

2016: 7.4%


Yuan Renminbi (CNY)


1.357 billion