On the evening of December 23, the main hall of the Shanghai Symphony Concert Hall was warm and cozy, and the 28th anniversary celebrations of the Bank of Shanghai and the 2024 New Year Concert were played here happily. At the concert, Jin Yu, Secretary of the Party Committee and Chairman of the Bank of Shanghai, presented the “10th Anniversary Special Partner” medal to Zhou Ping, Secretary of the Party Branch and Director of the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra; Shi Hongmin, Deputy Secretary of the Party Committee and President (designate) of the Bank of Shanghai, delivered a speech. The leadership team, old leaders, important customers of the Bank of Shanghai Head Office, as well as the majority of cadres and employees from the Bank of Shanghai Head Office, branches, and subsidiaries gathered in the Art Hall to kick off the new year together.
Ten years of working together across borders to enhance cultural soft power
During his inspection in Shanghai, General Secretary Xi Jinping emphasized the need to stimulate cultural innovation and creativity and vigorously enhance cultural soft power. As Shanghai’s financial brand and cultural brand, the Bank of Shanghai and the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra work together across borders to jointly serve the people’s new yearning for a better life.
Since the cooperation in 2013, the two parties have continuously innovated forms and launched activities such as “New Year Concert”, “Lunchtime Concert”, “Shangle Stage Master Class”, “Red Music Enters the Silver”, etc., allowing more people to enjoy the charm of art through sharing. Over the past ten years, the two sides have continued to develop a strong friendship, creating a story of financial and artistic cooperation. At this moment worthy of celebration, Jin Yu, Secretary of the Party Committee and Chairman of the Bank of Shanghai, presented the “10th Anniversary Special Partner” medal to Zhou Ping, Secretary of the Party Branch and Head of the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra. In the future, the two parties will continue to deepen cooperation, spread more mainstream art and excellent culture to the wider public, and jointly serve the construction of Shanghai’s cultural soft power.
The restoration of one yuan begins a new journey of development
In 2023, Bank of Shanghai made new breakthroughs and achieved new development. Total assets exceeded 3 trillion yuan, and the performance of major indicators continued to improve. It was continuously selected as a national systemically important bank and ranked among the top 70 globally important banks.
At the concert, Shi Hongmin, Deputy Secretary of the Party Committee and President (designate) of the Bank of Shanghai, said that a new journey has begun and a new picture has been unfolded. The Bank of Shanghai must use meticulous painting to turn the most beautiful picture into reality.
Shi Hongmin said that on the new journey, the Bank of Shanghai will definitely implement the decisions and arrangements of the central and Shanghai Municipal Committees on financial work, adhere to the fundamentals of financial services for the real economy, serve the national strategy, integrate into the regional economy, insist on being customer-centric, and write good Five major articles on science and technology finance, inclusive finance, green finance, pension finance, and digital finance; insist on preventing and resolving financial risks as an eternal theme, and constantly improve the comprehensive risk management system; insist on the determination of reform and innovation, and constantly break the bottlenecks on the road of development question.
Good work and success unfold the most beautiful new picture
A cheerful “Spring Festival Overture” full of Chinese charm opened the concert. This concert carefully arranged classic repertoire that showcased Shanghai-style culture, and selected well-known artists to perform live. The national soprano Fang Qiong used national singing and bel canto skills to perform a set of Chinese songs “Die Lian Hua·An Answer to Li Shuyi” and “Glass”. “Window” and so on; there is also “Little Sisters of the Heroic Prairie” composed by the young pipa player Han Yan using a combination of Chinese and Western instruments; there are also Russian, British, Czech and other music… Under the baton of the well-known conductor Zhang Lu, Chinese and Western music complement each other. , allowing the audience to be immersed in the charm of art.
“Tonight’s symphony performance is exciting, but the new round of strategic planning is even more exciting. I will use a more pragmatic style and more innovative thinking to contribute to the high-quality development of Shanghai Bank.” Grassroots employees attending the concert Xiao Wang said.
In order to better deepen customer management, special products such as corporate finance, retail finance and wealth management were specially displayed for customers at the concert, so that high-quality financial services can benefit more customers.
In order to celebrate the 28th anniversary of the establishment of the Bank of Shanghai and welcome the New Year of 2024, the Bank of Shanghai has specially launched a series of activities, including holding a lunch concert with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, launching the annual 10 major events selection, carrying out a series of customer feedback activities, and deepening the “Ten Thousand Enterprises and Hundreds of Billions” Action and first-time mortgage households “Thousands of Enterprises and Tens of Thousands of Households” project, etc. Bank of Shanghai will always be customer-centric, forge ahead, pioneer and innovate, create a better life for the people, and help the real economy achieve higher-quality development.