Newsletter November 2019

Newsletter November 2019
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Chairman’s Corner – Poul G. Kristensen 

Dear Members and Friends of the DCCC,

October has passed by so quickly, maybe because it has been one of the busiest month’s in 2019 for DCCC Shanghai. This newsletter will definitely be a little longer than the previous once.

As you might have noticed, we celebrated the BPOY 2019 last month. On behalf of the whole Board I want to thank all the participants of the Business Person of the Year Gala Ball 2019 as well as everyone who helped and also the once who shared pictures and news about this great event through LinkedIn and other platforms.

This year was the 13th Business Person of the Year Award Gala. We were very honoured to be welcoming the Danish Embassy, the Danish Consulate of Shanghai and the whole DCCC PAN China along with the DCBF and of course also all the representatives from the BPOY-, EPOY, -and YPOY committees.

I would personally like to thank:
The Danish Ambassador – Carsten A. Damsgaard
The Danish General Consul in Shanghai – Jakob Linulf
PAN China Chairman & DC-SC Chairman – Jan Laegaard Broni
Chairman of DCCC BJ – Mathias Boyer
Chairman of DCBF – Tom Behrens-Sorensen

Thank you very much all for participate in this year’s Gala Ball.

BPOY is to recognize all the amazing achievements by some members of our lovely community. We would like to congratulate all the winners. The recognition and the prizes are all well-deserved and we wish you all the best in the future and thank you for the great work you do within Danish companies in China. And thereby make the Danish-Chinese relation even stronger.

The winners of the different categories were:
Chairman of Danfoss, Jørgen Mads Clausen – Lifetime Achievement Award (actually this prize is the second one given in the 13 years of the BPOY event);
President of Danfoss China, Kjeld Stærk – Business Person of the Year 2019;
GM of Wrist Ship Supply, Ying Li Kier – Entrepreneur of the Year 2019;
CEO of INDIVIDUALS, Johan Hygum Hillers – Young Professional of 2019.
If you want to know more about the prizes or the Gala Ball, just visit our homepage.

For this year’s Gala Ball we tried a lot of new things one was the photograph, Mr. Wang Gangfeng who’s a famous photographer in China. We also had the opportunity to enjoy some classical music doing the dinner, played by Shanghai New Century Symphony Orchestra. The Emcees this year was Vicki Berlin & Nikolaj Tarp. And later we had Int’ Percussionist Thomas Dyani, Vocalist Wink and DJ Sexi Monki to light up the party. It ended up being a cooperation between board member Kim Scheibel who made sure we got some Danish music as well. According to the program, the party should have ended by 1am. But was post-boned to 2am when the hotel staff decided to turn on the lights.

I’m not afraid to conclude that the Gala Ball was a big success and the participants were very happy and enjoyed themselves a lot! We are already looking much forward to next year’s Gala Ball and we hope to see you all return for the Business Person of the Year 2020.

I want to take this opportunity to once again thank you all our sponsors for their support for the BPOY Gala Ball, in particular our major sponsors ECCO & Grundfos (2 biggest cash sponsors for the event), along with Mærsk, SAS, Danfoss, Hempel, Nilfisk and SP Moulding. It is thanks to you that we were able to make this year’s Gala Ball such an amazing success.

I would also like to thank you Laura, Camilla, Christy and all the volunteers for their great help and support to arrange this great event!

October 2019 was a very special month for DCCC-Shanghai. Not only because of the Gala Ball. But we also had the great honour of welcoming Countess Alexandra for two “WOW” events. First DCCC-Shanghai had the pleasure of inviting our members for an exclusive book release for the Countess new book Mit Lykkelige Land / My Happy Country. And the next day we enjoyed the Empowering Female Executive Breakfast with Countess Alexandra and Dr. Claudia Suessmuth Dyckerhoff. We would like to thank you Ferring Pharmaceuticals for sponsoring both of these amazing events.

We actually had another “WOW” event in October. We were very happy to host The Spirit of Entrepreneurship event with Jørgen Mads Clausen, along with Lotte Norgreen and Trine Roland Westergaard. We would like to thank both Danfoss and Ferring Pharmaceuticals for their support and sponsorship for this event.

We welcome our new corporate members:

GN Resound

For the November events, please reserve the following dates:
November 15th – YP Danish Friday
November 16th –On-site Visit to Shanghai Hongkou Histroical Buildings
November 22th – ASIA Base 25th Anniversary in Suzhou
November 26th – Nordic Leadership in China with Pernille Hippe Brun, in Suzhou
November 28th – Nordic Leadership in China with Pernille Hippe Brun
November 30th – Danish Christmas Party

Remember to follow our activities in our homepage as well through WeChat. You can also follow DCCC Beijing & DCC-SC, and if you decide to participate at theirs events, you will just pay the normal member fee.

Sincerely Yours,
Poul G. Kristensen

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30th November – Danish Christmas Party

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Danes Worldwide Corner

Meeting with the Minister of Transportation in Denmark

Secretary General Anne Marie Dalgaard, Board Chair Susanne Rumohr Hækkerup, and Corporate Counsel Yuriy Fogh Axelsen recently met with Denmark’s Minister of Transportation Benny Engelbrecht at Christiansborg (the Parliament) in Copenhagen. One key agenda item was the difficulty experienced by those living outside the EU when they need a new driver’s license in the case of loss or theft. EU rules stipulate that a new driver’s license must be issued in the country of residence. That has led to several problems for our members outside the EU. The Minister was receptive and as a consequence of our raising the matter is now discussing it with his EU colleagues. We will stay in touch with him and keep pursuing the matter.

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Update from the Royal Danish Consulate

Chef Cook-Off Show

In October, the Consulate General of Denmark in Shanghai organized a Chef Cook-Off Show together with Chinese supermarket Hema Xiansheng. Five teams of Chinese Chefs competed to make the best meals, while leaving as little food waste as possible. The results were impressive, and the chefs were inspired to keep a reduction of food waste in mind in the future. Danish Companies Dairy 1888 and Danish Crown both supplied with ingredients for the event, as well as shared what they do to reduce food waste.

Visit to Ningbo Nordic Industrial Park

Danish industry is experiencing great progress in the city of Ningbo in China’s Zhejiang province. To evaluate and strengthen the cooperation between Denmark and China in Ningbo, representatives from Danish industrial companies together with the Danish Consul General in Shanghai, Jakob Linulf, met with the vice mayor of Ningbo, Li Guanding. Together they visited Nordic Industrial Park, a special economic zone developed to help Nordic companies, as well as the two Danish companies: RMG Steel (Ningbo) Co., Ltd and Tajco Manufacturing (Ningbo) Co. Ltd.

Alibaba IPR Seminar

On October 18th, the Consulate General of Shanghai invited to a special Alibaba seminar with a focus on intellectual property rights (IPR). Representatives from Alibaba Group’s Global IP Enforcement, Daniel Dougherty and Xinghao Wang, explained for an audience of Danish companies, how their IPR are safeguarded on Alibaba’s different platforms, such as Taobao and TMall.

DCCC and Innovation Centre Denmark Collaborates on Work for Denmark-Seminars

From January 2020, Innovation Centre Denmark will, in collaboration with DCCC’s HR Working Group, offer HR seminars titled Work for Denmark. The seminars are designed to introduce employees in Danish subsidiaries in China to Danish working culture and Danish society and give them a better understanding of the values that shape companies with roots in Denmark. Participation is based on a membership fee. For more information, contact Samantha Yue at samyue@um.dk.

Danish Design Council Workshop

Invest in Denmark hosted Danish Design DNA Workshop with Danish Design Council on October 28th, Monday. Members of Danish Design Council did presentations and panel discussion about Scandinavian perspectives on design. The seats were fully occupied after invitations were sent, around 40 attendees, some of whom were from top level of Chinese design companies. There were hot discussions regarding principles of Danish Design, openness and diversity about Danish and Asian design.

Danish Movie Night Returns

The General Consulate’s Danish Movie Night series returns in December, as we will be screening the Danish film “Winter Brothers”. Directed by Hlynur Pálmason, and staring Elliot Crosset Hove and Simon Sears, the movie follows two brothers and their lives, as a violent feud erupts between them and another family. The film is a lack-of-love story, focusing on the younger brother, Emil, and his need to be loved and desired. More information to be announced soon.

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1.Du kan finde alle vores rejsevejledninger direkte i app’en.
2.Det er nemt at tilmelde sig Danskerlisten i app’en. Når du er tilmeldt, kan vi komme i kontakt med dig, hvis der opstår en større krise som f.eks. en naturkatastrofe, et terrorangreb eller politiske uroligheder.
3.Hvis der pludseligt opstår en krise i det land, du er i, kan vi sende dig en push-besked med vigtig information om, hvad du kan gøre.
4,App’en har kontaktoplysninger til nærmeste danske ambassade eller konsulat, uanset hvor i verden du befinder dig.
5.Du kan læse om, hvad du kan gøre, hvis du f.eks. bliver syg, udsat for røveri eller får problemer på rejsen.
Hvert år hjælper vi flere tusinde danskere, når uheldet er ude. Med Rejseklar, kan vi bedre hjælpe dig.
Rejseklar findes til smartphones og kan hentes gratis i App Store til iPhone eller Google Play til Android.

 

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Gruppe for virksomhedsledere i Shanghai (VL)
Kære dansktalende virksomhedsleder.
VL71 er en gren af VL Danmark og dermed et globalt netværk af dansktalende virksomhedsledere som mødes 6-8 gange om året for at udveksle arbejdsmæssige erfaringer og udfordringer. Vi er pt næsten 30 medlemmer men søger hele tiden flere. Kontakt evt for yderligere info og læs mere om VL på www.vl.dk.
Formanden: mortensoegaard@hotmail.com
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Did you miss any of our events in October?
Here are some highlights:
Meet Countess Alexandra Book Release “My Happy Country” on the 10th of October

(Photos by Ferring Pharmaceuticals)

Empowering Female Executives Brunch  on the 11th of October

(Photos by Ferring Pharmaceuticals )

The Spirit of Entrepreneurship on the 19th of October

(Photos by Gangfeng Wang)

Business Person of the Year Gala Ball on the 19th of October

(Photos by Gangfeng Wang)

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New Membership

New Corproate Member:

GN Resound Group

The GN Group is a global leader in intelligent audio solutions that let you hear more, do more and be more than you ever thought possible. Our unique portfolio of medical, professional & consumer audio solutions – and the deep research & development expertise behind this range of products gives our brands unprecedented advantages in the med-tech, hearables and intelligent audio field.

ReSound is part of The GN Group, the global leader in intelligent audio solutions that let you hear more, do more and be more than you ever thought possible. We place people with hearing loss at the heart of everything we do.

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Upcoming Events

Nov 7                         A Talk About the Social Credit System in China
Nov 15                       YP Danish Friday
Nov 16                       On-site Visit to Shanghai Hongkou Histroical Buildings
Nov 22                       Asia Base 25th Anniversary in Suzhou
Nov 26                       Nordic Leadership in China (in Suzhou)
Nov 27                       Team Management: Leading Others: Focus on Improving Team Management Skills
Nov 28                       Nordic Leadership in China
Nov 30                       Danish Christmas Dinner
Dec 3                         Will China Remain as the Hub for Sourcing? Discover the trends in  sourcing: Regions and trade war impact
Dec 7                         YP Christmas Party

To sign up for any of the above events please go to our home page: http://www.dccc-shanghai.com/events/
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Newsletter October 2019

Newsletter October 2019
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Chairman’s Corner – Poul G. Kristensen 

Dear Members and Friends of DCCC,

September has been a very busy month with all the preparation for the most important event of the year for DCCC-Shanghai, the BPOY Gala Ball, that this year will again be held at the Shangri-La Jiang An Hotel.

Anyway we also managed to offer some high quality events to our members like:
September 6th          YP Nordic Community Gathering
September 11th        Team Management: How to Employ the Right People–Hire for Success
September 25th        InterChamber Autumn Mixer
September 25th        Company Visit to Volvo Cars APAC HQ

We welcome our new corporate members:
ISS China
SAPIENCE PRO Limited

October this year is also a very special month for DCCC-Shanghai, furthermore having the BPOY Gala Ball we are in the lucky situation to offer two other “Wow” events with Countess Alexandra: First her Book Release “My Happy Country” and then the “Empowering Female Executives Brunch” together with Dr. Claudia Suessmuth Dyckerhoff, both sponsored by FERRING Pharmaceuticals.

Last but not least another “Wow” event “The Spirit of Entrepreneurship” with Joergen Mads Clausen sponsored by Danfoss & FERRING Pharmaceuticals.

So we want to take this opportunity to thank you both FERRING Pharmaceuticals and Danfoss for their great support for these special events!

So reserve the below dates:
October 10th           Meet Countess Alexandra Book Release “My Happy Country”
October 11th           Empowering Female Executives Brunch
October 11th           Nordic Afterwork in Suzhou
October 19th           The Spirit of Entrepreneurship –
Key Note Speaker: Chairman Jørgen Mads Clausen – Danfoss
October 19th           BPOY Gala Ball 2019

Remember to follow our activities on our website as well as on WeChat. You can also follow DCCC Beijing & DCC-SC, and if you decide to participate at their events, you will just pay the normal member fee.

Sincerely Yours,
Poul G. Kristensen

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13th Business Person of the Year Gala Ball

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Danes Worldwide Corner

The Danes Worldwide Summer School is a unique experience for Danish children and teens living outside Denmark.

At the annual Summer School, we offer instruction in the Danish language and the culture of Denmark to Danish students aged 10-17 who live outside Denmark. Summer School is a unique opportunity to strengthen one’s knowledge of Denmark and the Danish language and to build networks with other expat Danish children. Summer School offers 75 lessons in the Danish language and the culture of Denmark.

Summer School takes place in Denmark. Since 1981, it has been a meeting point for young global Danes.

In 2020 Summer School starts Wednesday 8 July and ends Friday 24 July.

Find out more about Summer School here: https://www.danes.dk/en/danish-language-courses/the-summer-school-denmark/
Registration is open now: https://enmembers.danes.dk/members_sommerskole.aspx.

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Update from the Royal Danish Consulate

Golden Week Closing Days
The General Consulate in Shanghai will be closed three days during the Golden Week. Closing days are October 1st, 2nd and 3rd, 2019. Monday 30th and Friday 4th will be open per usual.

Minister Visit to Shanghai
In September, the Danish minister for food, fisheries and equal opportunities, and the minister for Nordic cooperation, Mogens Jensen, visited China for the first time. With an aim to strengthen Danish quality food products in China, he attended meetings in Shanghai and Beijing. He also went to the nearby city of Pinghu to officially open Danish Crown’s new factory, which marks great progress for the Danish company in China, and Danish food products in general.

Movie Night
The General Consulate’s Danish Movie Night series returned, as we in September screened the critically acclaimed “Darling”, directed by Danish director Birgitte Stærmose, which centered around the highly competitive world of ballet dancing. We would like to thank all of the participants, and of course urge everyone to attend our next movie night, which we will announce soon.

PanzerGlass T-Mall Launch
Danish company PanzerGlass has long been known on the domestic Danish market, but have now expanded to the Chinese market. In cooperation with the Danish Consulate General in Shanghai, a live-streaming event was held to celebrate their launch on T-Mall, which included “hammer tests” of their protection glasses, and networking with potential working partners in China.

Chinese Cruise Ship to Denmark
Danish tourists will soon get the opportunity to explore the Arctic Ocean on the first cruise ship built in China. The ship, which is the result of a successful partnership between Denmark and China, is built by China Merchants Group, financed by SunStone Ships and operated by the Danish travel company Albatros. The Danish Consul General in Shanghai, Jakob Linulf, partook in the ships keel laying ceremony, and the ship “Ocean Victory” is expected ready to sail in 2020.

Danish Robotics Shanghai Seminar
Robots are the workforce of the future. Fortunately, we are very good at designing and building these in Denmark, which was displayed during this year’s Danish Robotics Shanghai Seminar, which the Consulate General in Shanghai housed for the fourth time. At the seminar, Invest in Denmark and Innovation Centre Denmark had invited RoboTool, SYD Dynamics, Lorentz Technologies, Nordbo Robotics, Scape Technologies, EY and Invest in Odense to meet with potential Chinese investors.

Har du hentet Udenrigsministeriets ”Rejseklar”-app?
Der er god hjælp at hente i vores gratis app, Rejseklar, hvor vi har samlet alt, hvad du skal vide om udlandsophold, så det er nemt at finde og bruge.
Her er 5 ting, du skal vide om Rejseklar:

  1. Du kan finde alle vores rejsevejledninger direkte i app’en.
  2. Det er nemt at tilmelde sig Danskerlisten i app’en. Når du er tilmeldt, kan vi komme i kontakt med dig, hvis der opstår en større krise som f.eks. en naturkatastrofe, et terrorangreb eller politiske uroligheder.
  3. Hvis der pludseligt opstår en krise i det land, du er i, kan vi sende dig en push-besked med vigtig information om, hvad du kan gøre.
  4. App’en har kontaktoplysninger til nærmeste danske ambassade eller konsulat, uanset hvor i verden du befinder dig.
  5. Du kan læse om, hvad du kan gøre, hvis du f.eks. bliver syg, udsat for røveri eller får problemer på rejsen.

Hvert år hjælper vi flere tusinde danskere, når uheldet er ude. Med Rejseklar, kan vi bedre hjælpe dig.
Rejseklar findes til smartphones og kan hentes gratis i App Store til iPhone eller Google Play til Android.

For more news from the Consulate General in Shanghai subscribe at our website or find us on Facebook and Weibo
http://kina.um.dkhttp://facebook.com/AmbKinahttp://weibo.com/danishembassyhttp://t.qq.com/dkembassy

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Gruppe for virksomhedsledere i Shanghai (VL)
Kære dansktalende virksomhedsleder.
VL71 er en gren af VL Danmark og dermed et globalt netværk af dansktalende virksomhedsledere som mødes 6-8 gange om året for at udveksle arbejdsmæssige erfaringer og udfordringer. Vi er pt næsten 30 medlemmer men søger hele tiden flere. Kontakt evt for yderligere info og læs mere om VL på www.vl.dk.
Formanden: mortensoegaard@hotmail.com
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Did you miss any of our events in September?
Here are some highlights:
  Danish Friday on the 20th of September

(Photo by Camilla Davidsen)

Company Visit to Volvo Cars on the 25th of September

(Photos by Zia and Poul)

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New Corporate Members:

ISS China
ISS was founded in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1901. ISS is one of the biggest providers of facility management and services. ISS‘s key purpose is to drive service performance to help you achieve your own Vision and take your workplace to the next level of success.

ISS delivers a wide range of facility services globally and locally here in China. We are leveraging our global strength, coupled with our local capability, support structure and advanced technologies. ISS can expertly manage a wide range of services, including Facility Management, Catering Services, Technical Services, Cleaning Services, Support Services and Security Services.


SAPIENCE PRO Limited
Sapience Pro® is a experienced business and finance advisory group, assisting international clients with business landing and development in China since 2005.
We provide full solution to ensure every stage of business success.

Also, Sapience Pro® is the official service center for foreign related enterprises of CIIE(China International import export). Our comprehensive services range includes: 1,China Entry & Incorporation 2, Finance Outsourcing Services 3,Tax Advisory 4,Human Resource Services 4,Business Development etc.

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Upcoming Events

Oct 10                        Getting Out: JV Restructuring and Divestments
Oct 10                        Meet Countess Alexandra
Oct 11                        Nordic Afterwork in Suzhou
Oct 19                        The Spirit of Entrepreneurship –
Key Note Speaker: Chairman Jørgen Mads Clausen, Danfoss
Oct 19                        BPOY Gala Ball
Oct 22                        Musing on Leadership
Oct 30                        Team Management: Coaching for Performance
Nov 15                       YP Danish Friday
Nov 27                       Team Management: Leading Others: Focus on Improving Team Management Skills
Nov 30                        Danish Christmas Dinner

To sign up for any of the above events please go to our home page: http://www.dccc-shanghai.com/events/
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Newsletter September 2019

Newsletter September 2019
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Chairman’s Corner – Poul G. Kristensen 

Dear Members and Friends of DCCC,

Welcome back from your vacation / summer break!
We hope that you and your family had the chance of re-charge the batteries and enjoy family time.

DCCC Shanghai started the activities in August with 3 shared events with very high level of participation:
August 22nd.    Tax update for Multinational Companies
August 23rd.     Nordic After work Mixer (sold out, more than 120 participants)
August 28th.     Women Who Lead
August 30th.     Welcome BBQ (that we will mention in the next newsletter).

Remember to follow our activities in our homepage as well through WeChat. You can also follow DCCC Beijing & DCC-SC, and if you decide to participate at theirs events, you will just pay the normal member fee.

Reserve the below dates:
September 6th.         YP Nordic Community Gathering
September 20th.       Danish Friday
September 25th.       Company Visit to Volvo Cars (as part of the HR topics)
September 25th.       Inter-Chamber Autumn Mixer
October 19th.            Business Person of the Year Gala Ball

30th. August we will start selling the tickets for the BPOY. The Early bird price is 850RMB per person. This year we will also use Shangri-la Jing’ An and have only 200 seats, so hurry up to secure your seats before it’s too late.

As you know we are always looking for sponsors for our gala ball and if you want to know more about the details and benefits please take contact to DCCC’s GM Laura Li.

Sincerely Yours,
Poul G. Kristensen

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Danes Worldwide Corner

Danes Worldwide is offering Danish Language courses on different levels. One is Intermediate Danish designed for teens and adults who have been studying Danish for some time. Choose one of two programs:

Basic Level Danish (B1) is suitable for those who are familiar with most grammatical rules but want to achieve greater fluency in speaking and writing. Basic Level Danish (B1) gives you an opportunity to perfect your grammar and to expand your vocabulary for greater accuracy in day to day situations. In addition, the course provides an introduction to key elements of the history, culture, and society of Denmark.

Advanced Basic Level Danish (B1+) is suitable for those who have mastered fundamental grammar and now wish to advance. Advanced Basic Level Danish (B1+) focuses on grammatical details to take your skills to a higher level. By reading longer articles and watching videos dealing with the culture, society, and history of Denmark, you will get an opportunity to expand your vocabulary and express yourself using more complex constructions in speaking and writing.

Learn more about Intermediate Danish here:
https://www.danes.dk/en/danish-language-courses/intermediate-danish/

 

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Update from the Royal Danish Consulate

Golden Week Closing Days
The General Consulate in Shanghai will be closed thee days during the Golden Week. Closing days are October 1st, 2nd and 3rd, 2019.

Lego Opens Shop #100 in China
Lego added another brick to their Chinese venture, when they opened up their hundredth shop in China. In July, the Consulate General attended the celebrations, as the new store opened in Xi’an. Lego has long been a popular brand with the Chinese audience, and with the opening of the new store, together with plans to open a Legoland Park in Shanghai, the Danish company will enter an interesting future on the Chinese market.

Sino-Danish Sister City Partnership
Sønderborg and Haiyan were in focus when discussions about further cooperation between the two sister cities was discussed in the Chinese city in August. Areas such as sustainable development and green energy were in center, as the meeting included visits to factories and other places, to evaluate the current progress. An overall desire to further strengthen the partnership was mutually desired from both Danish and Chinese sides.

Movie Night Returns
Mark your calenders, as the General Consulate finally returns with the specifications for our next Danish Movie Night. We have long been hosting a series of movie nights, and we are glad to announce that the next movie we will be screening is “Darling”, directed by Danish director Birgitte Stærmose, which centers around the highly competitive world of ballet dancing. The date is set for September 19th, 18:30, held here at the Consulate. The movie will be in Danish, shown with Chinese subtitles. Event is free, but registration is required. Please inform niclun@um.dk if you would like to attend.

Chinese School Visit
Cultural exchange was front and center when Yunkai, The Power of Children Foundation, visited the General Consulate in early August. The young students displayed their deep fascination of Denmark, when they asked the Consulate General a series of questions, covering topics from fairytales, to the lions on the Danish coat of arms. Further collaboration with Yunkai is currently underworks.

International Passive House Conference 2019
Are you a Nordic company, professor or professional interested in exploring the Chinese passive house market? The IPHC 2019 will be held October 9-11 in Gaobeidian, Hebei. 60.000 expected participants and an audience consisting of national ministries of China, key stakeholders from Hebei Government, Chinese investors, global related companies in Passive House industry, and international and Chinese decision makers interested in Passive House technologies. By participating, you will get a displayed booth spot for company info, a 15-minute presentation in Nordic Sustainable Cities seminar, a platform for passive house knowledge exchange at international level, a guided match-making facilitated by the local Hebei government, and on-site transportation. Kindly contact yujisu@um.dk for more information and sign-up.

Har du hentet Udenrigsministeriets ”Rejseklar”-app?
Der er god hjælp at hente i vores gratis app, Rejseklar, hvor vi har samlet alt, hvad du skal vide om udlandsophold, så det er nemt at finde og bruge.

Her er 5 ting, du skal vide om Rejseklar:

  • Du kan finde alle vores rejsevejledninger direkte i app’en.
  • Det er nemt at tilmelde sig Danskerlisten i app’en. Når du er tilmeldt, kan vi komme i kontakt med dig, hvis der opstår en større krise som f.eks. en naturkatastrofe, et terrorangreb eller politiske uroligheder.
  • Hvis der pludseligt opstår en krise i det land, du er i, kan vi sende dig en push-besked med vigtig information om, hvad du kan gøre.
  • App’en har kontaktoplysninger til nærmeste danske ambassade eller konsulat, uanset hvor i verden du befinder dig.
  • Du kan læse om, hvad du kan gøre, hvis du f.eks. bliver syg, udsat for røveri eller får problemer på rejsen.

Hvert år hjælper vi flere tusinde danskere, når uheldet er ude. Med Rejseklar, kan vi bedre hjælpe dig.

Rejseklar findes til smartphones og kan hentes gratis i App Store til iPhone eller Google Play til Android.

For more news from the Consulate General in Shanghai subscribe at our website or find us on Facebook and Weibo

http://kina.um.dk – http://facebook.com/AmbKina – http://weibo.com/danishembassy – http://t.qq.com/dkembassy

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Gruppe for virksomhedsledere i Shanghai (VL)
Kære dansktalende virksomhedsleder.
VL71 er en gren af VL Danmark og dermed et globalt netværk af dansktalende virksomhedsledere som mødes 6-8 gange om året for at udveksle arbejdsmæssige erfaringer og udfordringer. Vi er pt næsten 30 medlemmer men søger hele tiden flere. Kontakt evt for yderligere info og læs mere om VL på www.vl.dk.
Formanden: mortensoegaard@hotmail.com
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Did you miss any of our events in August?
Here are some highlights:
  Danish Friday on the 16th of August

(Photo by Laura Li )

  Tax Update for Multinational Companies on the 22nd of August

(Photos by Maria Matar )

Nordic Welcome-Back After Work sponsored by Volvo Cars on the 23rd of August

(Photos by Laura Li)

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Upcoming Events

Sep 6                         YP Nordic Community Gathering
Sep 11                       Team Management: How to Employ the Right People – Hire for Success
Sep 18                       On-site Visit to Shanghai Hongkou Histroical Buildings
Sep 20                       Danish Friday
Sep 25                       InterChamber Autumn Mixer
Sep 25                       Company Visit to Volvo Cars
Oct 10                        Getting Out: JV Restructuring and Divestments
Oct 11                        Nordic Afterwork in Suzhou
Oct 19                        The Spirit of Entrepreneurship –
Key Note Speaker: Chairman Jørgen Mads Clausen, Danfoss
Oct 19                        BPOY Gala Ball
Oct 30                        Team Management: Coaching for Performance

To sign up for any of the above events please go to our home page: http://www.dccc-shanghai.com/events/
Our Partners
  
 

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Newsletter July/August 2019

Newsletter July/August 2019
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Chairman’s Corner – Poul G. Kristensen 

Dear Members and Friends of DCCC,

Time is flying and this newsletter will be the last before the summer holiday.

The 11th of June we finished the Team Management training with the module of Culture & Communication. We will resume the training in September and there a few seats left, so if you want to join or register your colleagues for it, do it soon.

In June we also held the first VISA event “Danish Visa Application Guide” with the Danish Consulate and from now on we will try to do it twice per year. We want to thank the Consul General Jakob Linulf, Tom Meyer Jensen and the Consulate Visa team for their great presentation and support!

 

As already announced in our newsletter in May, we re-started the activities for the H.R. Group with a workshop about N.A.I. (Non Authority Influence) and how to use it in your company. Remember that besides the HR Group we are also working with Legal & Finance.
If you want to register yourself or some of your colleagues for the working groups, please contact the GM of DCCC Shanghai, Laura Li by email or phone.

In our last newsletter we had a misspelling on Peter Krarup’s name. So sorry for that Peter!

This month you will also read a notice from the VL group in Shanghai. The whole text is in Danish because this group operates only with Danish speakers. Please keep in mind that you can also can use our platform and newsletter to announce your own groups and activities.

Remember to follow our activities on our website and through WeChat. You can also follow DCCC Beijing & DCC-SC, and if you decide to participate at theirs events, you will just pay the normal member fee.

Reserve the below dates:
22nd August Tax Update for Multinational Companies
30th August Welcome Back BBQ
19th October Business Person of the Year Gala Ball

The Early bird price for the BPOY is 850RMB per person. This year we will also use Shangri-la Jing’ An and have only 200 seats, so hurry up to secure your seats before it’s too late.

As you know we are always looking for sponsors for our gala ball and if you want to know more about the details and benefits please contact DCCC’s GM Laura Li.

DCCC office will be closed during the summer holiday. Have a nice summer holiday!

Sincerely Yours,
Poul G. Kristensen

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Culture & Communication Management Training 2019


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Danes Worldwide Corner

Danes Worldwide had a presence at the 2019 People’s Democratic Festival held on the island of Bornholm. Secretary General Anne Marie Dalgaard met with several of the politicians who are negotiating the composition of the government to be established in the wake of the recent parliamentary election, such as Pia Olsen Dyhr, Leader of the Socialist People’s Party (SF), Social Democrat Mogens Jensen, and other key players.

In addition, we have submitted suggestions for topics to be considered by the future government. These topics include voting rights for expat Danes, rules for family unification, retention of citizenship, and rights associated with tax funded pensions.

We continue to communicate with these politicians and to make efforts to draw attention to our key advocacy areas.

 

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Update from the Royal Danish Consulate

Culture Performances
In May and June there were many great Danish performances visiting Shanghai which started with the engaging concert by Concerto Copenhagen, followed the angelically singing boys from Copenhagen Boys Choir, then the punk rock band band Iceage, and finally the the Danish – Chinese experimental ballet and music show, Little Everything and Peony Cosmos.

Visa meeting
Danish companies are sending employees, customers and partners to Denmark in increasing numbers, thus more and more visa applications are received at the Danish visa centre and processed by the visa department at the Consulate General. To give HR managers a better insight and understanding of the visa process the DCCC and the Consulate General hosted a workshop, where they could learn about the Danish visa rules and procedures. The DCCC and the Consulate General is planning to host 1-2 workshops a year.

Danish Pop-up event
The Consulate General co-organized a Danish lifestyle pop-up event at one of Shanghai’s most popular shopping malls, The Place 南丰城. Everyone interested in Danish “hygge” and products had the opportunity to do their shopping among the 12 Danish brands. Visitors could also enjoy performances by Danish musicians, butter cookie decoration workshop and H.C. Andersen fairy tales performances and a hotdog and talk with Lars Pach.

Shanghai Pride
Nordic film day at the Consulate General under the theme: “Share the Pride”. For the fifth time, the Danish Consulate General in Shanghai supported a film day with the Shanghai Pride film festival. This year there was extended support from the Embassy in Beijing and the other Nordic consulates including the Finnish, Swedish and Norwegian. Four Danish short films were shown to represent Denmark this year: Project Baby, Renovation, October Boy and Cognitio. Besides watching some engaging short films, there were also Q&As with directors and actors from the films, and an interesting panel discussion with representatives from each of the Nordic countries. Throughout the day, more than 200 people dropped by, and because of limited space and the huge interest, an extra film evening was hosted shortly after.

Har du husket at registrere dig på Udenrigsministeriets danskerliste?
Hvad er danskerlisten?
Danskerlisten giver Udenrigsministeriet mulighed for at kontakte danskere i udlandet i en krisesituation. Det kan være ved naturkatastrofer, terroraktioner eller væbnet konflikt i det land, du opholder dig i. I den slags situationer kan det være nyttigt for dig at få information om en sikker og hurtig måde at forlade området på.

Det er frivilligt, om man som dansker ønsker at registrere sig.
Danskerlisten kan bruges ved både korte rejser og længerevarende ophold i udlandet. Det nye system minder automatisk brugeren om at opdatere sine oplysninger senest 12 måneder efter sidste logon.
Du får adgang til Danskerlisten via et selvvalgt ID og password eller NemID.
Registrér dig på danskerlisten her

For more news from the Consulate General in Shanghai subscribe at our website or find us on Facebook and Weibo
http://kina.um.dkhttp://facebook.com/AmbKinahttp://weibo.com/danishembassyhttp://t.qq.com/dkembassy
Follow upcoming Danish cultural performances and events in Shanghai on http://www.culturedenmark.com/en

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Gruppe for virksomhedsledere i Shanghai (VL)
Kære dansktalende virksomhedsleder.
VL71 er en gren af VL Danmark og dermed et globalt netværk af dansktalende virksomhedsledere som mødes 6-8 gange om året for at udveksle arbejdsmæssige erfaringer og udfordringer. Vi er pt næsten 30 medlemmer men søger hele tiden flere. Kontakt evt for yderligere info og læs mere om VL på www.vl.dk.
Formanden: mortensoegaard@hotmail.com
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Did you miss any of our events in June?
Here are some highlights:
 When History Meets Future… on the 2nd of June

(Photo by Laura Li)

How to Get a Visa for Denmark – Danish Visa Application Guide on the 11th of June

(Photos by Laura Li )

HR Workshop: H.R. Colleagues’ N.A.I.(Non-Authority Influence) on the 13th of June

(Photos by Laura Li)

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Upcoming Events

Aug 16                       Danish Friday
Aug 22                       Tax Update for Multinational Companies
Aug 23                       Nordic Afterwork Networking
Aug 30                       Welcome Back BBQ
Sep 11                       Team Management: How to Employ the Right People – Hire for Success
Sep 20                       Danish Friday
Oct 19                        BPOY Gala Ball

To sign up for any of the above events please go to our home page: http://www.dccc-shanghai.com/events/
Our Partners
  
 

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Newsletter June 2019

Newsletter June 2019
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Chairman’s Corner – Poul G. Kristensen 

Dear Members and Friends of DCCC Shanghai,

May has been a very busy month for DCCC with many events and activities, not only for us in Shanghai (East / Central China) but also for the whole PAN China Cooperation of DCCC.

Among other events we held “Leading Successfully in Uncertain Times” as a part of our Emerging leaders training’s program. Later on in connection with our working groups we arranged a very successful event about the new Foreign Investment Law.

Together with the PAN China group we published the report “Workgroup Efforts in China 2018”. The report was also shared by WeChat because of its size of 34M, you can also download Here.

Basically the report presents the key findings of the Danish Chamber of Commerce in China’s (DCCC) work groups for 2018. The report seeks to highlight the main challenges faced by Danish companies in operating in China, and provide recommendations.

Actually the DCCC hosts bimonthly workgroups under the areas of Public Affairs (only in Beijing), Legal, Finance and Human Resources. The purpose of the work groups is to create a space for Danish companies to voice their concerns and work as a platform for communication to external stakeholders in China and Denmark. Under the DCCC work group framework, companies may raise matters and seek advice from other Danish companies on given topics. The workgroups are conducted in Chinese, and external experts are invited to share their knowledge on the topics of the work groups. This report summarizes the findings of the work groups for the past year, with additional insights from members and partners.

Please note that some items of legislation are represented under several work group-topics as they were voices by several workgroups due to their broad relevance.

As you know among other things DCCC promotes, studies and enhance the exchange of information regarding commercial relations, investments and trade between Denmark and China.  The chamber has been present in China since 1995 and has since expanded to consist of three chapters: DCCC North (Beijing), DCCC Central / East (Shanghai) and DCCC South (Greater Bay Area).

The Danish Chamber represents Danish Business interests in China and serves as a platform for Danish Business to network and exchange best practices concerning commerce in China. The DCCC can also provide information and advice to Danish companies and organizations having or considering a presence in China.

The DCCC organizes regular member activities such as seminars, talks and workshops on topics relevant for our members throughout China, both in Chinese and English.

The DCCC works closely with the Royal Danish Embassy (and its Consulates) and the EU Chamber of Commerce with advocacy on behalf of Danish businesses located in China. The findings of the work groups are communicated to DCCC’s external stakeholders for the purpose of advocacy and reporting.

In connection with the report the DCCC also cooperated with key stakeholders in Denmark, such as the Danish Chinese Business Forum (DCBF) to ensure that the experiences and knowledge of Danish businesses in China reaches the relevant stakeholders in Denmark.

The key findings of the report by groups are:

Finance
China’s position as one of the top three destinations for investment remains stable. Besides economic zones like Beijing and Shanghai, other areas are seeking to attract foreign investment through preferential policies.

Individual income Tax IIT

  • China is among the 20 countries with the highest personal IIT, placing burdens on employers and employees, and increases the cost of labor. For SMEs, this affects their productivity level and ability to attract talent.
  • The reform of IIT is aimed to respond to and match the social economic level and residents’ income level. The standard tax deduction will be raised to 60.000RMB per year for all resident and non-resident tax payers. There will be special deductions for resident taxpayers. For non-resident tax payers, the original tax-free items such as housing allowance, children tuition fee, home visit costs, etc., are still valid. Meanwhile, the taxable income ranges of low tax rate (3% to 20%) are expanded. The purpose is to ease the tax burden for low- and mid-income earners and boost consumption.

EPTL

  • A transition from emission discharge fee-based system to tax collection system, aiming at reducing pollution by creating incentives to reduce waste. Companies involved in pollution-intensive industries should expect an overall rise on the cost of doing business in China.

EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment CAI

  • The investment area list has been exchanged between China and EU, heading in the direction of agreement on mutual investment.
  • China’s commitment to addressing key challenges in its business environment and expand the investment sectors for European enterprises may increase their confidence to increase investments.
  • The agreement will increase dialogue and cooperation.

Concerns

  • There are concerns regarding the predictability of the capital controls, rising labor costs, administrative inefficiency and other longstanding concerns over market access and fair treatment. Foreign banks especially, still face challenges and constraints to growing their business in the Chinese market.
  • European and Danish businesses are positive towards the EPTL, but calls for increased transparency, predictability and consistency in its implementation, especially at the local level.
  • Implementation would require industrial enterprises to do the following: apply for the relevant pollutants-discharge permit, undertake pollutant discharge control measures, perform self-monitoring, establish a comprehensive environmental management accountant and supply periodic report that establishes a complete environmental compliance chain.

Recommendations

  • In 2018, the tax cut regulations and measures issued by Chinese authorities mainly applied small and medium-sized enterprises. Foreign companies should take notice of these new laws and regulations to fully utilize preferential tax policies.
  • The introduction of the golden tax system and adoption of big data technology by the tax authority is expected to increase transparency and improve tax filing and administration. Compliance on tax and social insurances, etc., have become increasingly important, requiring professional capability for all businesses, either via their in-house people or outsourced professionals.

HR
China’s economic and technological development has brought major changes to Chinese society. With a rising middleclass and higher market demands, HR departments have to adapt to a fast-changing work environment. Resilience and future-oriented strategies are keys for achieving long-term goals.

Individual Income Tax

  • The reform of IIT is expected to reduce bureaucracy and increase efficiency by addressing the obstacles to paying taxes in China.
  • This means an increased work burden for HR firms during the phase period.

Changes in social insurances

  • Basic pension-, medical-, unemployment-, work-related injury and maternity insurance will be collected by the taxation departments. This may influence companies’ employment and legal compliance.
  • Basic Pension Insurance Operation Mode.
  • Fund Accumulation System: establishment of personal accounts, where corporate and individual contributors are entered into individual accounts as retirement benefits.
  • Mutual Exemption Agreement between China and Demark (May 14th, 2014).
    • China is the basic endowment insurance for employees; Denmark supplements pensions (ATP) for social pensions and labor markets, basic pension only.
  • Part-time employees working at several companies are subject for social insurance, however only to be covered by one of the employers. This may be a burden among SMEs.

Concerns

  • Unclear rules and regulations remain an obstacle in addition to administrative issues, discretionary enforcement of rules and regulations, market access barriers and investment restrictions, licensing requirements and registration processes for products.
    • These trends impede business opportunities, notably for pharmaceuticals, legal services and financial services (incl. insurance).
  • Due to current social security framework, companies face difficulties in dismissing employees and employing a flexible workforce.
  • Companies feel obliged to financially compensate workers to make up for the shortages in the social security framework.
  • Social insurance for part-time employees should be distributed more fairly among employers.

Recommendations

  • Visa and work permit procedures should be simplified and requirements on acquiring a visa should be relaxed.
  • Social insurance and tax systems should to a larger extent take into consideration employees’ social and familial background.

Legal
European companies operating in China continue to face challenges regarding Chinese legislative, judiciary and administrative bodies due to lack of legal and regulatory transparency. Technological developments have generated opportunities, but also challenges concerning cyber security.

Cyber Security Law (CSL) (June 1st, 2017)

  • The Cyber security Law governs network and information security and outlines general requirement and obligations regarding critical information infrastructure (CII) protection, cross-border transfer and location of data, among others.
  • In 2018, China established the Office of the Central Cyberspace Affairs Commission (CAC), stressing the importance of cyber security.

SME Promotion Law

  • Created special public funds and provides access to direct financing and public procurement.
  • Simplifies administrative procedures for SMEs.

Concerns

  • The CSL has caused uncertainty among foreign companies and may discourage future investment for fear of non-compliance.
  • The law places limitations on internet access and cross-border flow of data.
  • Chinese cyber security regulation may generate a discriminatory environment, harming international companies.
  • MNCs still receive favorable treatment compared to SMEs who remain at a disadvantage.

Recommendations

  • Increased transparency and proportionality in law enforcement to prevent discriminatory market access.
  • Clarify definitions and restrictions of the CSL.
  • Remove limitations and simplify cross-border data transfer for foreign companies.
  • Legal firms to aid in facilitating cross-border deals and help resolve contract disputes.
    • Limited by demand for transparency and better access to relevant project information and funding.

P.A.
The recent years have seen significant change in terms of marketing and communications. The emergence of artificial intelligence (AI) and the fading of traditional mediums like newspapers and television. Stronger purchasing power among young consumers are more inclined to be influenced by other means than traditional marketing are among other things foreign companies must take into consideration.

Advertising Law (2015)

  • To protect consumer rights and interests.
  • Establishes strict regulations on the scope and content of advertisements such as restrictions on advertisement directed towards children and advertisement of specific products and services e.g. healthcare and tobacco.

Online Content Regulations

  • Regulative Measures on Internet Forums and Community Services & Regulative Measures on Internet Reposting and Commenting Services (August, 2017) .
  • Regulative Measures on Public Accounts Information Services and the Regulative Measures on Internet Group Information Services (September, 2017).
  • The Regulative Measures on Micro-blog Information Services (February, 2018).

Concerns

  • Recent policy developments have resulted in stricter requirement for publishing online content.
  • Due to varying standards of law enforcement, excessive punishment has been applied to non-compliance by foreign companies.

Recommendations

  • The Advertising Law needs further clarification. The State Administration for Market Supervision unify and standardize the understanding and implementation of the Advertising Law among relevant local authorities.
  • Staying up-to-date with developments and changes within online marketing.

Besides the groups for HR, Legal & Finance, in Shanghai we will also be working with Marketing, Design, Technology and Innovation.

If you want to know more / get sent the report or register yourself or some of your colleagues for the working groups please contact the GM of DCCC Shanghai, Laura Li by email or phone.

I want also to use this opportunity to thanks Peter Karup for his participation at the board and congratulate him with his new role in Grundfos Denmark. We wish him all the best.

Remember to follow our activities in our homepage as well through WeChat. You can also follow DCCC Beijing & DCC-SC, and if you decide to participate at theirs events, you will just pay the normal member fee.

Reserve the below dates:
June 2 – When History Meets Future
June 11 – Culture & Communication Management – Questioning & Listening (Emerging Leaders program)
June 11 – Danish Visa Application Guide & Meet the General Consul in Shanghai
June 13 – HR Workshop: H.R. Colleagues N.A.I. (Non-Authority Influence)
June 21 – Danish Friday

We welcome our new members:
R&P China Lawyers

Sincerely Yours,
Poul G. Kristensen

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Danes Worldwide Corner

“Hurry: Limited number of seats left at Summer School”
This year, the number of seats at Summer School is higher than ever. As a result, we are in a position to offer a small number of remaining seats. There is still time to give your child the experience of a lifetime.

At Summer School, 500 students aged 10-17 from all over the world meet for just under 3 weeks to learn about the language and culture of Denmark. The experience helps them strengthen their sense of belonging to Denmark and gives them an opportunity to meet and befriend peers. Lifelong friendships have been formed at Summer School.

In addition to the lessons, students are offered a wide variety of activities and excursions in the local area. During the obligatory excursion to Copenhagen, the visit to Tivoli Gardens is always a hit.

Find out more about Summer School and register your child at https://www.danes.dk/danskundervisning/sommerskolen/.

 

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Update from the Royal Danish Consulate 

Arctic Circle China Forum
May started with a delegation visit from Greenland headed by Jacob Isbosethsen, Head of Representation in Iceland for Greenland that participated in the Arctic Circle China Forum on the 10th to 11th May.

Sustainable insect dinner
Sustainable Insect dinner – Sounds tempting?  On the 9th May the Consulate General in Shanghai invited the Chinese/Malaysian Chef Brian Tan and restaurant owner of HoF and the Gourmet Library to create an 4 course dinner by using insect together with bio-farmed vegetables and organic Danish cheese. The aim of the dinner was to put focus on using insects as sustainable food and reduction of food waste.

EU Day
The Consulate General celebrated the EU Day together with EU members Countries representations and EUCCC in Shanghai with a reception for member companies and local authorities.

Food promotion
16 Danish food companies promoted their products during SIAL Aisa’s largest Food Innovation Exhibition and BIOFAC, the world’s leading trade fair for organic products in Shanghai. The Danish Agriculture and Food Council organized the Danish pavilions at both exhibitions and together with the Consulate General of Denmark in Shanghai hosted a networking evening for the companies and their customers. Consul General Mr Jakob Linulf was invited by SIAL and BIOFACH to speech at their opening ceremonies followed by a visited to the Danish Pavilions at SIAL and BIOFACH

Har du husket at registrere dig på Udenrigsministeriets danskerliste?
Hvad er danskerlisten?

Danskerlisten giver Udenrigsministeriet mulighed for at kontakte danskere i udlandet i en krisesituation. Det kan være ved naturkatastrofer, terroraktioner eller væbnet konflikt i det land, du opholder dig i. I den slags situationer kan det være nyttigt for dig at få information om en sikker og hurtig måde at forlade området på.

Det er frivilligt, om man som dansker ønsker at registrere sig.
Danskerlisten kan bruges ved både korte rejser og længerevarende ophold i udlandet. Det nye system minder automatisk brugeren om at opdatere sine oplysninger senest 12 måneder efter sidste logon.
Du får adgang til Danskerlisten via et selvvalgt ID og password eller NemID.

Registrér dig på danskerlisten her

For more news from the Consulate General in Shanghai subscribe at our website or find us on Facebook and Weibo http://kina.um.dk – http://facebook.com/AmbKina – http://weibo.com/danishembassy – http://t.qq.com/dkembassy

Follow upcoming Danish cultural performances and events in Shanghai on http://www.culturedenmark.com/en

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Did you miss any of our events in May?
Here are some highlights:
Leading Successfully in Uncertain Times on the 15th of May

(Photo by Maria Matar)

“Foreign Investment Law” Seminar- How to apply for the Headquarters on the 28th of May

(Photos by Laura Li  )

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We are pleased to welcome our new members:

Corporate Member:


R&P China Lawyers

R&P’s foreign management is supported by specialiced teams of Chinese licensed lawyers and registered accountants. They are combining their legal expertise, tax knowledge and broad experience of the Chinese business environment with a deep understanding of the needs of their foreign clients.

They have strong connections with law firms and leading individual specialists all over the country and in Hong Kong. In addition, they have developed strong relations with government bodies and people’s courts.
Core practice areas include corporate, investment, commercial, compliance, employment, IP, tax compliance and dispute resolution.

Further to R&P’s legal practice, they also have a Corporate Service department taking care of clients’ monthly and yearly tax filings, payroll calculations and treasury.

 

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Upcoming Events

Jun 2                         When History Meets Future…
Jun 11                       Culture & Communication Management –
Questioning & Listening
Jun 11                       How to Get a Visa for Denmark – Danish Visa Application Guide
Jun 13                       HR Workshop: H.R. Colleagues’ N.A.I.(Non-Authority Influence)
Jun 17                       LinkedIn For B2B
Jun 21                       Danish Friday
Aug 16                      Danish Friday
Aug 23                      Nordic Afterwork Networking
Aug 30                      Welcome Back BBQ

To sign up for any of the above events please go to our home page: http://www.dccc-shanghai.com/events/

Our Partners

  
 

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Newsletter May 2019

Newsletter May 2019
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Chairman’s Corner – Poul G. Kristensen 

Dear Members and Friends of DCCC Shanghai,

April has been the first month for the new board appointed during the AGM the 21st of March and we started with many new events as well old and traditional ones.

Following the last years “tradition” we held Danish Easter lunch at Mi Thai, enjoying the food from Chef Kasper from Pelikan, as always it was delicious and a good opportunity to get Danish Easter food. We counted with the participation of 41 people and want to thanks our sponsors Dueholm-Wuhan (organic eggs & eggs for painting) and Vikinor (snaps).

Below can you see a detail list of all the events we held in April:
April 9    DUSA/CICC/DCCC Workshop: Business Visa & Work Permit Application
April 17  Culture & Communication – Working Effectively, Focus on Nordic Cultures
April 18  Using AI across the value chain
April 20  Danish Easter Lunch
April 24  Eat well & train well
April 26  Sustainable Workplace – Where Zero Waste, Wellbeing & innovation meet

In connection with the April’s board meeting there were appointed new members for the different committees such as Company Committee, Repatriation Committee and Vision & Strategy Committee. You are welcome to see on our homepage under “About DCCC” – “Board” which committees the different board members are participating on.

Furthermore following DCCC-Shanghai’s new strategy there were also appointed board members to be responsible / contact person for the different groups created under the 3 focus areas.

We are starting with the following groups:
Human Resources
Finance
Marketing
Innovation & Technology

Each group will be linked to the assigned board members and DCCC Shanghai’s GM. The idea is to start running those groups based on the WeChat platform and when they have open events announce them on our homepage.

If you interest in knowing more about the different groups or how to start other groups don’t hesitate to contact Laura Li at laura@dccc-shanghai.com

During the last months some of our members have been participating on the Women Mentor Walks together with Benelux Chamber Shanghai. If you are woman and have interest in participating in the Mentor Walks as Mentor or Mentee contact Laura Li at laura@dccc-shanghai.com or by phone.

We wish you all a nice May Holiday!

Remember to follow our activities in our homepage as well through WeChat. You can also follow DCCC Beijing & DCC-SC, and if you decide to participate at theirs events, you will just pay the normal member fee.

Reserve the below dates:
May 15                      Leading Successfully in Uncertain Times
May 17                      YP Danish Friday
May 22                      InterChamber Mixer in Suzhou
May 31                      Demystifying B2B Digital Transformation and
The Role of Service and Consumer Experience Leaders

Sincerely Yours,
Poul G. Kristensen

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Danes Worldwide Corner

Since Danes Worldwide encouraged Danes abroad to share their bank-related difficulties, an overwhelming number of Danish expats have come forth. A grand multitude of cases helped us shedding some light on the root of what seems to be a huge banking challenge an expat might expect when taking the leap to go abroad.

Most often banks demand an overwhelming amount of personal, private information, citing legal regulation as reason. In many cases, communication alone between banks and expats forces Danes abroad to feel criminalized. In other cases, banks choose to cut all investment ties with Danish expats altogether. Some banks started working on remedies shortly after our callout in previous newsletters, our magazine and other media. How these remedies will play out for Danes abroad is yet to be seen.

What is true, banks are showing willingness to find a solution and keep ties to Danes outside Denmark. As an organization for expat Danes, we will now seek a dialogue with banks in an attempt to find fitting solution for all involved, while fully abiding anti-money laundering and anti-terror legislation.

Feel free to share your story with Danes Worldwide by sending an email to jura@danes.dk.

 

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Update from the Royal Danish Consulate 

Closing notice for Danish representations and visa centers on Labour Day, 1 of May

The Danish Embassy in Beijing and the Consulates General in Shanghai, Guangzhou and Chongqing, as well as 12 Visa Application Centers (VACs), will be closed on Wednesday, 1 of May, due to Labour Day holiday.

Normal business will resume on Thursday, 2 of May. Applicants travelling during the holidays and after are requested to hand in visa applications well in advance of their planned travel.

In case of consular emergency, please call the switchboards of Embassy at +86 (10) 8532 9900, or Consulate General in Shanghai at +86 (21) 8025 0600, or Consulate General in Guangzhou at +86 (20) 2829 7300, or Consulate General in Chongqing at +86 (23) 6372 6600, where you will be re-directed to the 24/7 call center at the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Er du udlandsdansker eller turist i udlandet og vil afgive din stemme til folketingsvalget og Europa-parlamentsvalget 2019?

Læs her hvilke kriterier du skal opfylde og hvordan du kan din afgive stemme til de kommende valg.

Udlandsdansker
Ønsker du som udlandsdansker i Kina at stemme ved det danske folketingsvalg og Europa-parlamentsvalg, skal du være optaget på valglisten. Denne liste er for alle stemmeberettigede danskere, som befinder sig i udlandet.
Er du dansk statsborger, men registreret udrejst i CPR, kan du almindeligvis ikke stemme ved folketingsvalg eller valg til Europa-Parlamentet. Såfremt du tilhører en bestemt persongruppe, kan du optages på valglisten og dermed stemme ved valget.
Du kan søge information om din valgret som udlandsdansker samt se om du tilhører en af de bestemte persongrupper her: https://valg.oim.dk/vaelgere/udlandsdanskeres-valgret/
Er du berettiget til at stemme, skal du søge om at blive optaget på valglisten. Du kan ansøge på to måder; Enten ved at søge hos din kommune i forbindelse med anmeldelse af udrejse, eller ved at hente et ansøgningsskema, som skal sendes til din seneste bopælskommune. Ansøgningsskemaet findes på Økonomi og Indenrigsministeriets hjemmeside.
Husk at søge i god tid, da din ansøgning skal være færdigbehandlet af danske myndigheder og stemmeafgivningen skal nå Danmark, senest 7 dage før selve valget.

Brevafstemning generelt
Er du bosat i Danmark og opholder dig i Kina på valgdagen kan du brevstemme på den danske ambassade i Beijing, eller det danske Generalkonsulat i Shanghai, Guangzhou eller Chongqing. For at kunne brevstemme skal du ligeledes være optaget på valglisten (se ovenfor).
Afgiv brevstemmen i så god tid som muligt, da din stemme skal kunne nå at blive sendt til Danmark og din bopælskommune før valgdagen.
Medbring gyldig legitimation i form af f.eks. pas, kørekort eller sundhedskort.

Brevafstemning til Europaparlamentsvalget den 26. maj 2019
Du kan brevstemme på den danske ambassade i Beijing, eller det danske generalkonsulat i Shanghai, Guangzhou eller Chongqing fra den 26. februar 2019.
Du kan stemme på et parti eller en bestemt kandidat, der stiller op til valget.
Følgende partier er pr. 8. februar 2019 opstillingsberettiget til valget i Danmark:
A. Socialdemokratiet N. Folkebevægelsen mod EU
B. Radikale Venstre O. Dansk Folkeparti
C. Det Konservative Folkeparti V. Venstre, Danmarks Liberale Parti
F. SF – Socialistisk Folkeparti Ø. Enhedslisten – De Rød-Grønne
I. Liberal Alliance Å. Alternativet

Fra mandag den 29. april 2019 eller hurtigst muligt derefter kan du finde fortegnelser over de partier og kandidater, der er opstillet til valget, på Økonomi- og Indenrigsministeriets hjemmeside: https://valg.oim.dk
På de små blå konvolutter til brevstemmesedlen står der, hvordan man brevstemmer.
Du kan brevstemme igen, hvis du senere vil ændre din stemme. Det er den sidst afgivne brevstemme, der tæller. Hvis du brevstemmer, kan du ikke møde op på valgdagen og stemme.
Din brevstemme vil blive sendt til din bopælskommune.
For at sikre, at din brevstemme når frem til din bopælskommune inden valgdagen, anbefaler vi, at du brevstemmer i Kina inden den 15. maj 2019. Afgiver du din brevstemme senere, vil vi dog fortsat sende din brevstemme til din bopælskommune, men vi kan ikke garantere, at den kan nå frem i tide.
Alle informationer kan findes på: http://kina.um.dk/da/rejse-og-ophold/ophold-i-kina/

Har du husket at registrere dig på Udenrigsministeriets danskerliste?
Hvad er danskerlisten?

Danskerlisten giver Udenrigsministeriet mulighed for at kontakte danskere i udlandet i en krisesituation. Det kan være ved naturkatastrofer, terroraktioner eller væbnet konflikt i det land, du opholder dig i. I den slags situationer kan det være nyttigt for dig at få information om en sikker og hurtig måde at forlade området på.

Det er frivilligt, om man som dansker ønsker at registrere sig.

Danskerlisten kan bruges ved både korte rejser og længerevarende ophold i udlandet. Det nye system minder automatisk brugeren om at opdatere sine oplysninger senest 12 måneder efter sidste logon.
Du får adgang til Danskerlisten via et selvvalgt ID og password eller NemID.

For more news from the Consulate General in Shanghai subscribe at our website or find us on Facebook and Weibo
http://kina.um.dk – http://facebook.com/AmbKina – http://weibo.com/danishembassy – http://t.qq.com/dkembassy
Follow upcoming Danish cultural performances and events in Shanghai on http://www.culturedenmark.com/en

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Did you miss any of our events in April?
Here are some highlights:
 Using AI Across the Value Chain on the 18th of April

(Photo by Laura Li)

Danish Easter Lunch on the 20th of April

(Photos by Laura Li)

Eat Well and Train Well on the 24th of April

(Photos by Christy)

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Upcoming Events

May 15                      Leading Successfully in Uncertain Times
May 17                      YP Danish Friday
May 22                      Culture & Communication Management –
Cross Cultural Communication
May 22                      InterChamber Mixer in Suzhou
May 31                      Demystifying B2B Digital Transformation and
The Role of Service and Consumer Experience Leaders
Jun  11                      Culture & Communication Management –
Questioning & Listening
Jun  21                      Danish Friday

To sign up for any of the above events please go to our home page: http://www.dccc-shanghai.com/events/

Our Partners

  
 

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Newsletter April 2019

Newsletter April 2019
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Chairman’s Corner – Poul G. Kristensen 

Dear Members and Friends of DCCC Shanghai,

As you probably already noticed DCCC Shanghai (East China Chapter) held the AGM (Annual General Meeting) on 21st of March at the Radisson Blue in Peoples Square, Shanghai. So this newsletter will be a little longer than the normal ones.

It was a very good evening with many participants and 48% of the corporate members were represented (either physically or by Proxies). During the AGM the Board informed and updated the members about the achievements of 2018 as well the goals for 2019. Furthermore the members approved the accounts for 2018 and the budget for 2019.

The participants to the AGM could listen to the presentations by the Consul General of Denmark in Shanghai, Jakob Linulf; Member of “The China Commission” & President of Danfoss China, Kjeld Stærk; Chairman of DCCC-Shanghai, Poul G. Kristensen and the Treasure of DCCC-Shanghai, Niels Roed.
According to DCCC-Shanghai’s Bylaws that can be max 15 board members including the YP-representative (that is elected by the Young Professionals). The Danish General Consul in Shanghai (Jakob Linulf) is an Honorary Board member and is not counted among the 15 seats.

As it is tradition in the DCCC East China Chapter, all the members of the Board need to be elected or re-elected during the AGM. All the nominated board members were elected by the AGM (only corporate members can vote). Then the Board decided the constituency of the different roles for the 2019 board.

The new Board managing the daily affairs of the Chamber was elected as follows:

Chairman:                      Poul G. Kristensen              Suzhou Migatronic Welding Tech.
Vice-Chairman:              Christy Chen Møller             China Base Travel & Event
Treasure:                       Niels Roed                           APM Terminals
Secretary:                      Ida Speyer                           Hutong School
Member:                        Jan Peutzfeldt                       Ferring Pharmaceuticals China
Member:                        Ole Esben Sørensen            FOSS Analytical
Member:                        Lotte Norgreen                     Vikinor (China)
Member:                        Peter Krarup                        Grundfos China
Member:                        Kim Scheibel                        Hempel China
Member:                        Niels Thomsen                     Danish Crown China
Member:                       Jonas Frank                          Martin Bencher Group
YP Representative:      Martin Lambertsen                MHL Sourcing
Honorary Member:       Jakob Linulf                           Consul General of DK/ Shanghai

Actually the DCCC-Shanghai’s Bylaws state that the Chairman will normally have the seat for max two periods and can only be re-elected as Chairman for longer time, if the re-election is supported unanimous (100%) by the board members. Therefore I want to thanks all the board members for their trust and support! Furthermore it’s very important to remember that all the board members do a great job for DCCC-Shanghai for free. So thanks very much to all them!

I am quite sure that the new board will have a great year ahead and achieve many new goals for all our members.

Now I will try to share with you a little about what happened last year:

2018 was a very dynamic year for DCCC-Shanghai. In continuation of what we started in 2017, the board continued working with the different committees created to help understand the needs and wishes of our members as well to help DCCC-Shanghai to work more optimal.

These committees are: Legalization Committee, Company Committee, Repatriation Committee, Office Committee and Vision & Strategy Committee. The different committees are constituted by members of the board that are willing to use extra time to work helping DCCC-Shanghai to find the most optimal solutions to for the different needs. These groups consist normally of 3 to 5 board members. They will normally hold extra meetings to investigate, collect information (if necessary collect quotations) & discuss the different options for finally present a proposal for the Board for approval.

I will say that it has been a hard way, but very successful. So I want to use this opportunity to thanks all these members for their participation, inputs and efforts to make it happen!

Since I mentioned the different committees, I will use a little of time to explain what they do / did:

The Legalization Committee was quite busy investigating all the possible options, to ensure a legal existence of DCCC-Shanghai. There were many options with their own pros & cons. But finally after many month investigations and more meetings, the committee suggested the Board to register a company. So DCCC-Shanghai started the registration process in August 2018 together with XingSen that is a company with experience in this field as well doing accounting. Finally Shanghai Danish Chamber of Commerce Co. Ltd. (上海上丹企业管理咨询有限公司) was registered and started operating from the 1st of January 2019.
The operating scope of the registered company is Events arrangement & consultancy.

After registering the company the Legalization Committee was closed down and its responsibilities were transferred to the Company Committee. As a part of the service agreement with XingSen they help us doing the accounting, so we can fulfill all the requirements expected from a registered company. Furthermore they also help us printing invoices to our members. So now we can provide our own invoices and that cost 3% of the amount invoiced.

During the company registration and opening of new bank accounts we stopped using the old bank, WeChat & Alipay accounts in January this year. I am aware that this generated some confusion among our members and I will use this opportunity to apologize for it. Actually we are still in the process to register a company WeChat account, but that takes longer time that expected.

It is for us very important to stress that the company registration was necessary to become legal, but DCCC-Shanghai is still a NON Profit organization and its goals are unchanged!

The Company Committee consists of 5 members that represent the whole board in the operational decisions of the registered company. They are also the ones presenting the Board with the status of how the company is running.

The Repatriation Committee helps DCCC-Shanghai to keep updated about the different laws & regulations being implemented in DK that in one way or another affect our members and their families. So we cooperate with Danes Worldwide and other organizations that normally will be involved in this process. As you know that happens often in connection with election times, so last year the activity level of this committee has being lower or more relax.

The Office Committee consists of 3 members and as its name says takes care of the decisions related to the office employees, location, purchase of equipment etc. This committee will also control the fulfillment of KPIs and approve salary increase, bonus etc.

The Vision & Strategy Committee has also been working very hard and presenting its proposal to the Board on 30th of November 2018. The suggested proposal was approve with 100% of votes and become the new way of running DCCC-Shanghai.

We want that DCCC-Shanghai is considered the preeminent & natural platform for business and social networking for the Danish Community in East China. You can say a kind of umbrella that link all the other groups & offers together. So when people move to East China or Shanghai, they will know that they can find everything through DCCC-Shanghai.

DCCC-Shanghai will focus on 3 areas: Business Networking Platform, Knowledge Sharing & Social Platform and finally Collaborate with other organizations.

When we transfer the strategy and vision onto activities & actions we will see many new options under the different areas. In general their scope will be:

Business networking platform
  • Organize and drive platform for Danish business to network and exchange best practices across a broad range of topics
  • Organize annual legacy event(s)
Knowledge Sharing & Social platform
  • Provide platform for social networking,  exchange of knowhow, insights and best practices
  • Organize signature event(s)
Collaborate with other organizations
  • Develop meaningful partnerships with organizations sharing DCCC’s interests/mission
  • Consider, select and test various models and across a wide range of potential  DCCC partnership organizations
  • Collaboration with other Chambers (Nordic, EU etc)
The idea is to ensure that our activities reflect what DCCC-Shanghai stands for & represent for our members. So among other things we will be seen more working groups that will arrange their own activities under the DCCC-Shanghai platform and so on. As you all can imagine this is a long process and we need to find the best way of implementing it. The idea is also to have a more structured way of organizing the different events and activities to optimize our resources and efforts.

During 2018 we continued our co-operation with DCCC (Beijing – North China) & DCC-SC (South China) through the PAN China agreement, that I have been the Chairman for until March. From April on the Chairman of PAN China will be one of the two other Chairmen for one year period and rotate again after one year.

We hold at least 2 meetings per year and 6 Skype-meetings to keep updated about each other’s activities as well try to keep a common strategy & approach to other organizations, government etc. We joined forces for different approaches in favor of our members as well joined each other’s events. For example both North China & South China were represented at our BPOY event.

The 14th of January 2019, we held the first Board Meeting of the year and we went through the P/L & cost of running the DCCC-Shanghai’s office in 2018 as well the budget for 2019. In this connection the board realized that the expected cost for 2019 was too high and it will generate big losses, so the Board decided to reduce one position in the office management team. This decision was also possible because among other things all accounting activities were already outsourced to XingSen. As a consequence of that DCCC-Shanghai stopped the co-operation with Maria Olivia Castro Grimnitz. We thank Maria for her time and dedication with DCCC-Shanghai.

Many of you have already realized that Laura Li (our former Event Manager) became the GM of DCCC-Shanghai and she is doing a great job. We thank Laura for taking this opportunity and managing the new DCCC-Shanghai’s office!

DCCC-Shanghai exist for and because of the members, therefore we want to thanks you all for your support! Without your support, contributions and participation it will not be any DCCC-Shanghai. Remember to follow our activities in our homepage as well through WeChat. You can also follow DCCC Beijing & DCC-SC, and if you decide to participate at theirs events, you will just pay the normal member fee.

We welcome our new corporate members:
Dueholm-Wuhan

Sincerely Yours,
Poul G. Kristensen

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Emerging Leaders Training 2019


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Danes Worldwide Corner

We are currently experiencing a large number of inquiries from members, who are experiencing difficulties in retaining their banking contacts in Denmark. Members are often complaining about not being allowed to open new accounts or sometimes even retain old ones in Danish banks, as long as the account holder is not domiciled in Denmark. Most cite rigid risk assessment procedures as the main reasoning.

Banks often point toward anti-laundry or anti-terror regulations as main reasons behind harsher risk assessments. Danes Worldwide is currently in contact with some of the key stakeholders in this matter, in an attempt to find a more well-balanced solution, where legal obligations can be met without compromising healthy business relations between Danes abroad and financial institutes in Denmark.

In this regard, we are currently assembling accounts from Danes abroad, who have recently experienced difficulties in either establishing new bank connections in Denmark or retaining old ones. Feel free to share your story with Danes Worldwide by sending an email to jura@danes.dk.

 

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Update from the Royal Danish Consulate 

Consul General Jakob Linulf is making an official visit to Jiangxi Province on 23-24 April 2018. The visit is joint with the Consul Generals of Finland, Norway and Sweden. It will include meetings with the provincial governor and other high officials. You can contact the Consulate General if you would like to join the trip or if you have matters that you would like the Consul General to raise during the visit.

Er du udlandsdansker eller turist i udlandet og vil afgive din stemme til folketingsvalget og Europa-parlamentsvalget 2019?

Læs her hvilke kriterier du skal opfylde og hvordan du kan din afgive stemme til de kommende valg.

Udlandsdansker
Ønsker du som udlandsdansker i Kina at stemme ved det danske folketingsvalg og Europa-parlamentsvalg, skal du være optaget på valglisten. Denne liste er for alle stemmeberettigede danskere, som befinder sig i udlandet.
Er du dansk statsborger, men registreret udrejst i CPR, kan du almindeligvis ikke stemme ved folketingsvalg eller valg til Europa-Parlamentet. Såfremt du tilhører en bestemt persongruppe, kan du optages på valglisten og dermed stemme ved valget.
Du kan søge information om din valgret som udlandsdansker samt se om du tilhører en af de bestemte persongrupper her: https://valg.oim.dk/vaelgere/udlandsdanskeres-valgret/
Er du berettiget til at stemme, skal du søge om at blive optaget på valglisten. Du kan ansøge på to måder; Enten ved at søge hos din kommune i forbindelse med anmeldelse af udrejse, eller ved at hente et ansøgningsskema, som skal sendes til din seneste bopælskommune. Ansøgningsskemaet findes på Økonomi og Indenrigsministeriets hjemmeside.
Husk at søge i god tid, da din ansøgning skal være færdigbehandlet af danske myndigheder og stemmeafgivningen skal nå Danmark, senest 7 dage før selve valget.

Brevafstemning generelt
Er du bosat i Danmark og opholder dig i Kina på valgdagen kan du brevstemme på den danske ambassade i Beijing, eller det danske Generalkonsulat i Shanghai, Guangzhou eller Chongqing. For at kunne brevstemme skal du ligeledes være optaget på valglisten (se ovenfor).
Afgiv brevstemmen i så god tid som muligt, da din stemme skal kunne nå at blive sendt til Danmark og din bopælskommune før valgdagen.
Medbring gyldig legitimation i form af f.eks. pas, kørekort eller sundhedskort.

Brevafstemning til Europaparlamentsvalget den 26. maj 2019
Du kan brevstemme på den danske ambassade i Beijing, eller det danske generalkonsulat i Shanghai, Guangzhou eller Chongqing fra den 26. februar 2019.
Du kan stemme på et parti eller en bestemt kandidat, der stiller op til valget.
Følgende partier er pr. 8. februar 2019 opstillingsberettiget til valget i Danmark:
A. Socialdemokratiet N. Folkebevægelsen mod EU
B. Radikale Venstre O. Dansk Folkeparti
C. Det Konservative Folkeparti V. Venstre, Danmarks Liberale Parti
F. SF – Socialistisk Folkeparti Ø. Enhedslisten – De Rød-Grønne
I. Liberal Alliance Å. Alternativet

Fra mandag den 29. april 2019 eller hurtigst muligt derefter kan du finde fortegnelser over de partier og kandidater, der er opstillet til valget, på Økonomi- og Indenrigsministeriets hjemmeside: https://valg.oim.dk
På de små blå konvolutter til brevstemmesedlen står der, hvordan man brevstemmer.
Du kan brevstemme igen, hvis du senere vil ændre din stemme. Det er den sidst afgivne brevstemme, der tæller. Hvis du brevstemmer, kan du ikke møde op på valgdagen og stemme.
Din brevstemme vil blive sendt til din bopælskommune.
For at sikre, at din brevstemme når frem til din bopælskommune inden valgdagen, anbefaler vi, at du brevstemmer i Kina inden den 15. maj 2019. Afgiver du din brevstemme senere, vil vi dog fortsat sende din brevstemme til din bopælskommune, men vi kan ikke garantere, at den kan nå frem i tide.
Alle informationer kan findes på: http://kina.um.dk/da/rejse-og-ophold/ophold-i-kina/

Har du husket at registrere dig på Udenrigsministeriets danskerliste?
Hvad er danskerlisten?

Danskerlisten giver Udenrigsministeriet mulighed for at kontakte danskere i udlandet i en krisesituation. Det kan være ved naturkatastrofer, terroraktioner eller væbnet konflikt i det land, du opholder dig i. I den slags situationer kan det være nyttigt for dig at få information om en sikker og hurtig måde at forlade området på.

Det er frivilligt, om man som dansker ønsker at registrere sig.

Danskerlisten kan bruges ved både korte rejser og længerevarende ophold i udlandet. Det nye system minder automatisk brugeren om at opdatere sine oplysninger senest 12 måneder efter sidste logon.
Du får adgang til Danskerlisten via et selvvalgt ID og password eller NemID.

For more news from the Consulate General in Shanghai subscribe at our website or find us on Facebook and Weibo
http://kina.um.dk – http://facebook.com/AmbKina – http://weibo.com/danishembassy – http://t.qq.com/dkembassy
Follow upcoming Danish cultural performances and events in Shanghai on http://www.culturedenmark.com/en

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Did you miss any of our events in March?
Here are some highlights:
Annual General Meeting on the 21st of March

(Photo by Gangfeng Wang)

Denmark-China Economic Diplomacy by Ambassador on the 27th of March

(Photos by Kristoffer Toftgaard Nielsen )

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We are pleased to welcome our new members:

Corporate Member:


Dueholm-Wuhan, focusing on the development of organic agriculture, is committed to providing high-quality organic products to Chinese consumers. At 2018,Dueholm-Wuhan has successfully built China’s first Sino-Danish Organic Agriculture Demonstration Park in Xianning City, Hubei Province.

In accordance with the “golden standards” of Danish organic free-range concept, Xianning Sino-Danish Organic Agriculture Demonstration Park takes strict and comprehensive control of the natural environment that chickens can reach, including water sources, soils and other relative aspects, aiming to achieve an organic ecological cycle.

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Upcoming Events

Apr 9                         Expatriates’ Work Permit and Residence Permit Application in Suzhou
Apr 17                       Culture & Communication Management –
Working Effectively: Focus on Nordic Cultures
Apr 18                       Using AI for Market Research for Consumer Companies
Apr 20                       Danish Easter Lunch
Apr 24                       Eat Well and Train Well
May 15                      Leading Successfully in Uncertain Times
May 17                      Danish Friday
May 22                      Culture & Communication Management –
Cross Cultural Communication
May 22                      InterChamber Mixer in Suzhou

To sign up for any of the above events please go to our home page: http://www.dccc-shanghai.com/events/

Our Partners

  
 

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Newsletter March 2019

Newsletter March 2019
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Chairman’s Corner – Poul G. Kristensen 

Dear Members and Friends of DCCC,
Happy Spring Festival and all the best wishes for the Year of the Pig!

We hope that all you got the opportunity to enjoy the holiday and enter the New Year in the best possible way together with your loved ones.

In February we started the Emerging Leaders Chinese Training and as a consequence of the holiday we hold a few events as: “Environmental Law Enforcement and Impact on Supply Chains”, ”From Trade War to Tech War” and “B2B Digital Marketing in China”.

The 21st of March we will be holding the Annual General Meeting and want to remind you that as a member you are very welcome to join and follow closer what happens in our chamber. Furthermore all the corporate members have the right to vote and influence the development of DCCC Shanghai / East. We hope to see you all.

Remember to follow our activities in our homepage as well through WeChat. You can also follow DCCC Beijing & DCC-SC, and if you decide to participate at theirs events, you will just pay the normal member fee.

Reserve the below dates:
Mar 21 – AGM
Mar 21 – Supply Chain Visibility
Mar 27 – Meet the Ambassador
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Sincerely Yours,
Poul G. Kristensen

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Danes Worldwide Corner

The Ministry of Foreigners and Integration has recently updated the official online guide for persons born abroad on how to retain Danish citizenship, before turning 22 years of age. One of the major changes is a significant reduction of official case handling times for citizenship retention applications.
A retention application should be filed preferably once the applicant is 21 years old. In their latest guide, the ministry informs of case handling times as low as 8 to 10 months, down from approximately 12 months prior to the new guide. This in turn means, that it should be possible for an applicant to get his/her case processed by the time one turns 22, provided the application was filed once the applicant turned 21.

The new guide also explicitly states, that applications filed before the applicant is 21 years of age shall be considered as applications for a proof of citizenship and not as retention of citizenship. This may in turn force the applicant to apply for retention once again, once the applicant is a bit older. It is important to keep the documents from the original application, should a person end up applying too early.

 

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Update from the Royal Danish Consulate 

The Consular Sections in Beijing, Guangzhou and Shanghai to be closed on 7 and 8 March. Due to an external seminar the visa and consular office at the Embassy in Beijing and Consulate General’s in Guangzhou and Shanghai will be closed on 7 and 8 March. Both days included.

The 12 Visa application centres will remain open on 7 and 8 March and visa applicants can therefore hand in their visa applications during normal opening hours.

In case of consular emergency outside normal opening hours, please call the switchboards of the Embassy in Beijing at +86 (10) 8532 9900, or Consulate General in Shanghai at +86 (21) 8025 0600, or Consulate General in Guangzhou at +86 (20) 2829 7300, where you will be re-directed to the 24/7 call centre at the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Within opening hours you may call the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 24/7 call centre directly at +45 3392 1112.

Er du udlandsdansker eller turist i udlandet og vil afgive din stemme til folketingsvalget og Europa-parlamentsvalget 2019?
Læs her hvilke kriterier du skal opfylde og hvordan du kan din afgive stemme til de kommende valg.
Udlandsdansker

Ønsker du som udlandsdansker i Kina at stemme ved det danske folketingsvalg og Europa-parlamentsvalg, skal du være optaget på valglisten. Denne liste er for alle stemmeberettigede danskere, som befinder sig i udlandet.

Er du dansk statsborger, men registreret udrejst i CPR, kan du almindeligvis ikke stemme ved folketingsvalg eller valg til Europa-Parlamentet. Såfremt du tilhører en bestemt persongruppe, kan du optages på valglisten og dermed stemme ved valget.

Du kan søge information om din valgret som udlandsdansker samt se om du tilhører en af de bestemte persongrupper her: https://valg.oim.dk/vaelgere/udlandsdanskeres-valgret/

Er du berettiget til at stemme, skal du søge om at blive optaget på valglisten. Du kan ansøge på to måder; Enten ved at søge hos din kommune i forbindelse med anmeldelse af udrejse, eller ved at hente et ansøgningsskema, som skal sendes til din seneste bopælskommune. Ansøgningsskemaet findes på Økonomi og Indenrigsministeriets hjemmeside.

Husk at søge i god tid, da din ansøgning skal være færdigbehandlet af danske myndigheder og stemmeafgivningen skal nå Danmark, senest 7 dage før selve valget.

Brevafstemning generelt
Er du bosat i Danmark og opholder dig i Kina på valgdagen kan du brevstemme på den danske ambassade i Beijing, eller det danske Generalkonsulat i Shanghai, Guangzhou eller Chongqing. For at kunne brevstemme skal du ligeledes være optaget på valglisten (se ovenfor).

Afgiv brevstemmen i så god tid som muligt, da din stemme skal kunne nå at blive sendt til Danmark og din bopælskommune før valgdagen.
Medbring gyldig legitimation i form af f.eks. pas, kørekort eller sundhedskort.

Brevafstemning til Europaparlamentsvalget den 26. maj 2019

Du kan brevstemme på den danske ambassade i Beijing, eller det danske generalkonsulat i Shanghai, Guangzhou eller Chongqing fra den 26. februar 2019.
Du kan stemme på et parti eller en bestemt kandidat, der stiller op til valget.

Følgende partier er pr. 8. februar 2019 opstillingsberettiget til valget i Danmark:
A. Socialdemokratiet N. Folkebevægelsen mod EU
B. Radikale Venstre O. Dansk Folkeparti
C. Det Konservative Folkeparti V. Venstre, Danmarks Liberale Parti
F. SF – Socialistisk Folkeparti Ø. Enhedslisten – De Rød-Grønne
I. Liberal Alliance Å. Alternativet

Fra mandag den 29. april 2019 eller hurtigst muligt derefter kan du finde fortegnelser over de partier og kandidater, der er opstillet til valget, på Økonomi- og Indenrigsministeriets hjemmeside: https://valg.oim.dk

På de små blå konvolutter til brevstemmesedlen står der, hvordan man brevstemmer.
Du kan brevstemme igen, hvis du senere vil ændre din stemme. Det er den sidst afgivne brevstemme, der tæller. Hvis du brevstemmer, kan du ikke møde op på valgdagen og stemme.
Din brevstemme vil blive sendt til din bopælskommune.

For at sikre, at din brevstemme når frem til din bopælskommune inden valgdagen, anbefaler vi, at du brevstemmer i Kina inden den 15. maj 2019. Afgiver du din brevstemme senere, vil vi dog fortsat sende din brevstemme til din bopælskommune, men vi kan ikke garantere, at den kan nå frem i tide.
Alle informationer kan findes på: http://kina.um.dk/da/rejse-og-ophold/ophold-i-kina/

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Did you miss any of our events in February?
Here are some highlights:
Danish Friday on the 15th of February

(Photo by Laura Li)

From Trade War to Tech War on the 26th of February

(Photos by Laura Li)

 

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Upcoming Events

Mar 15                      Danish Friday
Mar 20                      Emerging Leaders – How to Develop the Leader in You
Mar 21                      Supply Chain Visibility
Mar 21                      Annual General Meeting
Mar 27                      Meet the Ambassador
Mar 29                      Emerging Leaders – Managing Expectations and Goals
Apr 9                         Expatriates’ Work Permit and Residence Permit Application in Suzhou
Apr 17                       Culture & Communication Management –
Working Effectively: Focus on Nordic Cultures
Apr 19                       Danish Friday
Apr 20                       Easter Lunch

To sign up for any of the above events please go to our home page: http://www.dccc-shanghai.com/events/

Our Partners

  
  

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Newsletter February 2019

Newsletter February 2019
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Chairman’s Corner – Poul G. Kristensen 

Dear Members and Friends of DCCC,

We are almost finishing the year of the Dog and already preparing for the Year of the Pig.

In February, we will start 3 TMT training programs with 3 modules each in cooperation with the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai, the Finish Business Council Shanghai and the Norwegian Chamber.

Furthermore we also hold different events as: “How Digital Transformation is Re-Shaping China’s Economy & Society”, “Attracting & Retaining Chinese Millennial Workers in the Modern Business Era”, “Joint Workshop on PRC Individual Income Tax Reform”, “Compliance in Procurement” etc.

DCCC Shanghai has finally reached its target of being registered as a legal entity and this entity is by now already operational.

As previously informed this also means that we have established new Bank- and WeChat accounts.

As a part of this process and as a consequence of high cost related to our new office team, the Board has decided to reduce the staff from two to one being supported going forward by Danish interns. DCCC Shanghai’s office will be now managed by Ms. Laura Li. Laura is already doing a great job with implementation of the new set-up and we ask you kindly to help us in providing support to Laura through this transition.

At the same time we wish to thanks Ms. Maria Olivia Castro-Grimnitz for her dedication to DCCC and co-operation with the Board during her time with us.

The DCCC board and office team wish you all a HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS YEAR OF THE PIG 2019!

Remember to follow our activities in our homepage as well through WeChat. You can also follow DCCC Beijing & DCC-SC, and if you decide to participate at theirs events, you will just pay the normal member fee.

Reserve the below dates:

Feb 20                      Environmental Law Enforcement and Impact on Supply Chains
Feb 26                      From Trade War to Tech War
Feb 28                      B2B Digital Marketing in China
Mar 21                      Annual General Meeting
Mar 27                      Meet the Ambassador

We welcome our new student member: Henrik Belling Andersen

 

Sincerely Yours,

Poul G. Kristensen

 

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Danes Worldwide Corner 

“Speeding up Processing of Applications for Retention of Citizenship”

On January 8, Secretary General Anne Marie Dalgaard met with Liberal Party politicians Bertel Haarder and Mads Fuglede at Parliament. The topic for the meeting was the processing time associated with applications for retention of citizenship made by young Danes who were born outside Denmark. In order to retain their Danish citizenship, these young Danes must submit an application between their 21st and 22nd birthdays.

In latter years, the processing time for these applications has risen significantly. At the meeting, the Danes Worldwide proposal was to adopt a fast track approach to reduce the wait time for approval of the retention of citizenship. Many members have experienced that this wait time can be a s long as 10-12 months. It is our hope that the application processing time will indeed be reduced within the near future.

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Update from the Royal Danish Consulate 

The Consulate General of Denmark is closed from 2nd of February until 6th of February (both days included) due to Chinese New Year. In case of a consular emergency, please contact the Consulate General at 0086 (21) 8025 0600 where you can transfer your call for free to the 24/7 Global Emergency Centre, or send an e-mail to BBB@um.dk in Copenhagen.

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Did you miss any of our events in January?
Here are some highlights:
How Digital Transformation is Re-Shaping China’s Economy & Society
on the 11th of January


(Photo by Maria Matar)Attracting & Retaining Chinese Millennial Workers in the Modern Business Era
on the 15th of January


(Photos by Laura)Compliance in Procurement: Key Considerations
on the 17th of January

(Photo by Maria Matar)Nordic After Work Networking
on the 18th of January

(Photos by Laura)

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We are pleased to welcome our new members:

 Student Member:

Henrik Belling Andersen

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Upcoming Events

Feb 20                      Environmental Law Enforcement and Impact on Supply Chains

Feb 26                      From Trade War to Tech War
Feb 27                      Emerging Leaders – Assertiveness and Accountability
Feb 28                      B2B Digital Marketing in China
Mar 20                      Emerging Leaders – How to Develop the Leader in You
Mar 21                      Annual General Meeting
Mar 27                      Meet the Ambassador
Mar 29                      Emerging Leaders – Managing Expectations and Goals

To sign up for any of the above events please go to our home page: http://www.dccc-shanghai.com/events/
Our Partners  
  

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Newsletter January 2019

Chairman’s Corner – Poul G. Kristensen 

Dear Members and Friends of DCCC,

So are we again at the end of the year and ready to celebrate Christmas and New Year!

Personally I have an amendment to the last newsletter, it seems that in 2010 we counted with the participation of the Minister of Foreign Affairs at that time Mrs. Lene Espersen joining the DCCC Gala. So the BPOY 2018 was not the first time we had the honor to count with the presence of a Minister. Sorry for sharing the wrong information and thanks to Lisbeth Sivertsen DCCC’s former GM for the correction!

The 8th of December we celebrated the Christmas Party at Henkes that once again was a big success with 142 participants. Furthermore this year we had the pleasure of counting with the participation of Shanghai International Woman Choir consisting of 15 ladies, singing Xmas songs and helping to feel the Xmas spirit.
We want to use these opportunity to thanks very much to all our sponsors through the year and in particular for the Xmas party!

In January 2019 we are starting 3 TMT training programs with 3 modules each in cooperation with the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai and the Finish Business Council Shanghai, so if you want to participate or offer the option to some of your colleagues do it fast before they get sold out.

The DCCC board and office team wish you all a HAPPY NEW YEAR 2019!

Remember to follow our activities in our homepage as well through WeChat. You can also follow DCCC Beijing & DCC-SC, and if you decide to participate at theirs events, you will just pay the normal member fee.

Reserve the below date:

21/03/2019   AGM

Sincerely Yours,
Poul G. Kristensen

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Mads og Monopolet China Tour

Shanghai Show: March 1
Beijing Show    : March 2
HK Show          : March 4

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Did you miss any of our events in December?
Here are some highlights:
DCCC Events
Christmas Party
on the 8th of December at Henkes


(Photos by Mark Nebojsa)

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DCCC Shanghai is looking forward to seeing old and new members in 2019!

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Upcoming Events

Jan 11                       Danish Friday at the Bull & Claw
Jan 11                       How Digital Transformation is Re-Shaping China’s Economy &
Society

Jan 15                       Attracting & Retaining Chinese Millennial Workers
in the Modern Business Era at WeWork Yanping lu
Jan 16
Jan 17                       Compliance in Procurement: Key Considerations
Jan 18                       Nordic After Work Networking at Little Creatures
Feb 26                      From Trade War to Tech War
Mar 1                        Mads og Monopolet
Mar 21                      Annual General Meeting

To sign up for any of the above events please go to our home page: http://www.dccc-shanghai.com/events/

Our Partners

  
  

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