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We bring a strong client-focused culture and professional service to our U.S. customers, as we support their businesses or personal goals domestically, and around the world.


Key Milestones

Since our founding more than 100 years ago, BOC has grown into a truly global bank with a history that follows China’s continued integration with the global economy.

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Founding of Bank of China:

BOC began operations as China’s central bank

Expanded Overseas:

Established BOC’s London agency, the bank’s first overseas branch

Established in the U.S.:

Opened the BOC New York branch, becoming the first Chinese bank to establish operations in the U.S.

Successful IPO in Hong Kong and Mainland China:

Became the first Chinese commercial bank to launch an A-Share and H-Share initial public offering and achieve a dual listing in both markets

2008 Olympic Partner:

Designated sole, official banking partner of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games

America’s First RMB Clearing Bank:

BOC New York branch designated as the first RMB clearing bank in the U.S.

2022 Olympic Partner:

Announced as the first official partner of the 2022 Beijing Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games


We strive to continue strengthening the bridge between U.S. and Chinese businesses and to play an integral role in the communities in which we serve and operate. 


Our international perspective and global reach allow us to enhance efficiencies while facilitating cooperation, trust and exchange between U.S. and Chinese clients, domestically and around the world.


Community &
Social Responsibility (CSR)

Responsibility, Integrity and Cooperation
trust, exchange, and cooperation
Responsibility, Integrity and Cooperation
trust, exchange, and cooperation
trust, exchange, and cooperation
trust, exchange, and cooperation

global bank,
local heart

Our CSR programs are guided by BOC’s commitment to be a responsible corporate citizen and to serve our communities in order to create more economic value and improve people’s lives. We are dedicated to supporting local organizations that bring people together and make meaningful contributions to society overall.

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