The early years
The officers and employees of Equitable Eastern Banking Corporation at their Shanghai branch in 1921. The bank merged with Chase National Bank in 1930.
Magazine advertisement for Chase National Bank, 1946
After World War II, Chase National Bank continued to invest in operations in China, as seen in this magazine ad from its international advertising campaign in 1946.
Equitable Eastern Banking Corporation, Shanghai branch, circa 1921
Premier Zhou Enlai and David Rockefeller, Chairman of Chase Manhattan Bank, 1973
In 1973, David Rockefeller, chairman of Chase Manhattan Bank, visited China and met with Premier Zhou Enlai to discuss the economies of both countries. Rockefeller was the first American banker to visit the People's Republic of China since its founding in 1949.
The Chase National Bank, Shanghai branch, 1947
In uncertain times, Chase continued to support individuals and businesses in China. Here, a Chase National Bank officer helps a customer carry his monthly salary when the yuan was valued at 140,000 to 1 U.S. dollar.
Press conference, opening of the locally incorporated bank, 2007
Following China's accession to the World Trade Organization in 2001, J.P. Morgan continued to strengthen its commitment to China. In 2007, the firm opened JPMorgan Chase Bank (China) Company Limited, the first locally incorporated foreign bank to locate its head office in Beijing.
Newsletter Morgan News reports office openings in Beijing and Shanghai, 1994
Once China reformed and opened its economy to the world, many JPMorgan Chase predecessors invested in China and opened offices there, as noted in this 1994 newsletter.
J.P. Morgan Securities (China) Company Limited opening ceremony, 2020
In March 2020, the firm opened J. P. Morgan Securities (China) Company Limited, the firm's majority-owned securities company, continuing to support and invest in our 100-year commitment to China.
Shanghai Tower office opening, 2020
Demonstrating J. P. Morgan's long-standing commitment to China, the firm opened new offices in Shanghai Tower, the tallest building in China and an icon located in the heart of Shanghai’s financial district.
J.P. Morgan Futures Company Limited celebration ceremony, 2020
In 2020, J.P. Morgan Futures Company Limited became the first futures company in China to be fully owned by a foreign institution, enabling the firm to deepen its relationships with clients wanting to access China's maturing financial markets.