Newsletter June/July 2020

Chairman’s Corner – Kim Scheibel

Dear Members and Friends of DCCC – Shanghai/East China,

Time is flying so this newsletter will be the last before the summer holiday, where ever you may end up spending it – for most probably in China, which hopefully will still give you some relaxing days off.

We are still working on how to enlarge DCCC’s network reach within each individual member company, so please help us by filling in our questionnaire, so that our Business events can become even more fruitful for all members, when they will have a chance to exchange “do’s & don’ts” in our daily working life. Remember in DCCC-Shanghai it is: “Business before pleasure”.

In June, we restarted the psychical activities after the long Covid-19 lock-up. On 13th June, we had our first Summer BBQ with more than 140 people joining a great evening with real Danish BBQ food supplied by Danish Crown. Everyone were really happy to meet each other in person after this long time apart.

A week earlier on 5th June, we also had our first “2020 Nordic After work” networking in Suzhou with more than 50 participants joining the event.

We joined another Nordic Chamber event on 8th June for Economic Update: Chinese Stimulus Amidst Shifting Targets as well as four Webinar events together with DCBF:

  • June 2           DCCC & DCBF Webinar: Kids Zoo Vitamins Case
  • June 9           DCCC & DCBF Webinar: How Covid-19 is shaping up China’s Corporate Social Credit Score
  • June 16         DCCC & DCBF Webinar: B2C-ecommerce: Skin Care Case
  • June 23         DCCC & DCBF Webinar: Numbers behind the Covid-19 Statistics
Through great cooperation between the Royal Danish Embassy, the Sino-Danish University Center (SDC) and Danish Business in China, the Survey of Danish companies in China has been issued in June. The report shows a positive Danish outlook on Chinese business opportunities. Download it for free in English from the website:
https://kina.um.dk/da/om-os/servicenyheder/newsdisplaypage/?newsID=E83392CE-B1F0-464E-9CAA-B984951B2ADA

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:
11th July              DCCC & YP Mikkeller Mixer
31st October       DCCC Gala Ball 2020 incl. Business Person of the Year

In August, we will start selling the tickets for the Gala Ball. This year we will use The Portman Ritz-Carlton in Shanghai and have only 200 seats, so hurry up to secure your seats before it’s too late.

As always we are looking for sponsors for our Gala Ball, so if you are able to help or want to know more details about the benefits please contact DCCC’s GM Laura Li.

DCCC office will be closed during the summer holiday, but if you have any questions then you are always more than welcome to contact any DCCC Board member incl. undersigned directly. Have a great summer and stay safe during this special time!

Sincerely Yours,

Kim Scheibel
Chairman DCCC-Shanghai/East China

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Danes Worldwide Corner

New Danish for Beginners course – at an introductory discount
Danes Worldwide introduces an entirely new online course, Danish for Beginners. It is suitable in particular for those who want to learn Danish at their own pace when it is convenient. All instructions related to the assignments are provided in English and in Danish.

The course presents basic terms and sentences in Danish, and you will learn questions and answers to enable you to converse about personal topics like your family and your day to day activities. Given that language and culture are closely related, the course contains subject matter of a cultural nature. Each week, a new theme is featured – bicycling, courtesy, and the Royal Family to name a few.

Until 31 August 2020, a special discount is offered to members. Find out more about Danish for Beginners and purchase the program here.

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Update from the Royal Danish Consulate – June 2020

The consulate general collaborates with e-commerce giant pinduoduo
The fast growing e-commerce platform, Pinduoduo (PDD), has within five years managed to reach 600 million active buyers. Consul General Jakob Linulf and the E-commerce team met with the management to talk about future collaboration, and it was here decided that the Consulate General in Shanghai would work closely together with PDD to promote Danish companies. This collaboration was born from the observation of the rising demand for quality, value-for-money products from overseas from PDD’s many users.

A month later Pinduoduo (PDD) visited and livestreamed from Pandora and Rains on Nanjing East Road in downtown Shanghai, with PDD hosts interviewing representatives from the brands explaining their products to viewers on their app.

Jesper Halle, the Danish commercial consul in Shanghai, later joined the livestreaming session, which attracted a total of over 320,000 viewers. Halle introduced over 30 Danish products to PDD users, including B & O Beoplay, Rains, Arla, Ecco, Pandora and Danisa Traditional Butter Cookies.

Digital events keeps advancing
With digital events more relevant than ever, the Danish Consulate General in Shanghai continues to upgrade technical equipment to deliver top of the line digital events. The Innovation Centre Denmark in Shanghai has made their very own live program “In The Spotlight”, where they aim to bring industry knowledge and insights by taking a closer look at outstanding company cases. Earlier this month, experts within the blockchain field joined to talk about the best blockchain practices in China, while the latest event had experts joining for a talk about Child-Friendly City Adaption in China.

Invest in Denmark hosted 2nd webinar for branding Danish Green Transition, Power to X
Co-organised by Invest in Denmark and China Energy Storage Application Association (CESA), the 2nd Green Transition Webinar introduced the Danish TSO’s vision for integrating VRE with PtX, as well as the PtX value chain in Denmark. IDK explained PtX opportunities in Denmark and best practise working with PtX processes between two countries, China and Denmark. The webinar attracted 130 attendees globally and 5 media.

The Danish Consulate General in Shanghai hosts Shanghai Pride event
Shanghai Pride is China’s longest running annual Pride festival and celebration of diversity. Last Saturday, the Consulate General in Shanghai hosted, together with the Finnish, Norwegian and Swedish Consulates General, a Nordic film day with selected LGBTQ short films reflecting on identity and diversity. With more than 300 visitors, this year’s Pride event at the Consulate also included a job fair with focus on workplace diversity and inclusion, rainbow marriage and how to support the LGBTQ community.

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
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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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Save the Date

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Did you miss any of our events in June?
Here are some highlights:

 

DCCC Summer BBQ on 13th June

(Photos by Poul)

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Upcoming Events

July 11            DCCC & YP Mikkeller Mixer
August  28      Nordic Afterwork in Shanghai
October 31     DCCC Business Person of the Year Gala Ball 2020

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 2020

Chairman’s Corner – Kim Scheibel

Dear Members and Friends of DCCC,

Time is flying when you are having fun …… I was personally up flying for the first time in 3 months after having been Covid-19 grounded since Chinese New Year, for the Ground breaking ceremony of one of our two new factories to be build in China.

In respect of social distancing then the Coronavirus does not seem to have had any influence on my fellow flying companions – there was the usual shuffling and pushing getting on and off the plane, but I guess this is China in a nutshell – get up and run as fast as you can, new business opportunities are just around the corner.

Many of our Members are still stranded outside of China with boarders completely closed off for entering of foreign nationals, which unfortunately does not see to change in the foreseeable future. Some may have read that the German Chamber is trying to arrange a flight to China with German Executives, we are following the development very closely to see if this is something we eventually could copy, but it may also just be a sign for all of us, that there hopefully soon will be made changes to the boarder opening, with the German initiative just being a sign of good gesture from China to the world.

For those of us who have stayed in China through the Covid-19, then it is so nice to experience that we can more or less do everything we could prior. Out of respect to the general public, then we are though still wearing face masks, even though the requirement have been lifted since 9th May in outdoor public places.

It has been great to follow the growing number of Webinars which we have held and that everyone is getting more used to “participate” on-line, the biggest advantage with this format is that it does not matter where you are located as long as you have access to the Internet you can participate. And then you do not have to waste hours of commuting in Shanghai’s ever  increasing traffic. See the entire list of past and upcoming Webinars below.

It will be interesting to see what the summer will bring those of us who usually go back to Denmark on our annual summer vacation, but with current re-entry ban, then it might be time to make some local exploration trips around China, which as you probably all know offers some fantastic nature/scenery. But before we head off in different direction, then please do not forget to sign up (if not already done) to our Summer BBQ on 13th June at Big Bamboo, where we will taste all the goodies from Danish Crown – that is going to be a great evening in Shanghai together with friends and families.

During May we held many Webinar events:
6th May – DCCC & DCBF Webinars: How will China Stimulate the Economy in Reaction to the Covid-19
12th May – DCCC & DCBF Webinars: How can Lifestyle and Design Companies use Blockchain: Pros & Cons?
13th May – How Can You Get New Clients on LinkedIn
14th May – DCCC & DCBF Webinars: Salary and HR Trends in China
26th May – DCCC & DCBF Webinars: IPR protection in China

Upcoming Webinars / events in June, please reserve the following dates:
2nd June – DCCC & DCBF Webinars: B2C-ecommerce: Kids Zoo Vitamin Case
5th June –  Nordic Afterwork in Suzhou
9th June – DCCC & DCBF Webinars: How COVID-19 is Shaping Up China’s Corporate Social Credit Score
13th June – DCCC Summer BBQ
16th June – DCCC & DCBF Webinars: B2C-ecommerce: Skin Care Case
23rd June – DCCC & DCBF Webinars: Numbers behind the Covid-19 Statistics

We welcome our new member:
individual members:
Birger Jensen
Gert Sorensen

Remember to follow our activities on our homepage http://www.dccc-shanghai.com/  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.

See you all after the Summer,
Kim Scheibel
DCCC EC – Chairman

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Danes Worldwide Corner

Scholarships for Online Courses

Danes Worldwide provides online instruction in the Danish language at three levels – Beginners, Intermediate, and School Level. These courses are designed for children and adults alike, from beginners on up.

The content of the courses goes beyond words and grammar to include the culture of Denmark, its national heritage and values, and the structure of its society. Course participants get a look at daily life in Denmark and learn about key events in the history of the country.

Danes Worldwide is pleased to be in a position to grant a number of scholarships for these courses.

The deadline for applying is 1 August 2020. Download the application form and find out more about the scholarships here (the text is in Danish).

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Update from the Royal Danish Consulate – May 2020

70th anniversary of diplomatic relations
70 years ago, on 11 May 1950, Denmark and the People’s Republic of China formally exchanged notes of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries. This anniversary was celebrated online together with the Consulates Generals from Guangzhou and Chongqing, where Ambassador A. Carsten Damsgaard broadcasted his speech from the Danish Embassy in Beijing.

Visit to Dindong Maicai
Dingdong Maicai is a fresh produce and grocery e-commerce platform, that lets their users place orders online with delivery to their doorstep within 29 minutes. Consul General Jakob Linulf met with their founder and top management, where they agreed to set up a Danish partnership. Together with Vice President of Danish Crown China, Søren Tinggaard, Danish Crown was introduced as the first member with access to millions of new customers.

Delegation visit Nanjing, Lishui
With daily life gradually returning to normalcy, Consul General Jakob Linulf led a delegation visiting Nanjing, Lishui together with Danish company VELUX meeting with representatives from Nanjing Lishui’s Science and Technology Bureau, Urban Rural Development Bureau and Urban Construction Groups.

Nanjing Lishui has committed themselves to develop a 200,000 sqm development zone based on a health-oriented ecosystem and green buildings and welcomes Danish companies to contribute their solutions.

Green Transition Booming the Village Economy at Yucun, Huzhou, Zhejiang
Consul General Jakob Linulf paid his green visit to Yucun, to show Denmark’s respect to the Chinese green transformation achievement in the rural area.
Huzhou, placed in the south of Lake Tai, is an ecological development oriented city. The mayor of Huzhou municipality encourages mutual cities communication and exchange, and welcomes green cooperation from Denmark especially with focus on circular economy and energy efficiency.

Denmark in Suzhou
Consul General Jakob Linulf made a visit to Suzhou, where 70 Danish companies are currently doing business. Meetings with both OVODAN and Oriental showed that even though the pandemic is still ongoing, they are getting back on track. The business framework was also on the agenda with Suzhou’s vice-mayor.

New e-commerce opportunities for Danish brands
Pinduoduo is a fast growing Chinese interactive e-commerce platform, that allows users to participate in group buying deals. The company has within five years reached 600 million active buyers, which makes them second biggest e-commerce platform, only surpassed by the tech giant Alibaba.

Consul General Jakob Linulf and E-commerce team met with the management of the company to talk about a future collaboration. It was decided that the Danish Consulate General in Shanghai would work closely together with the growing e-commerce platform to introduce new Danish companies to the Chinese consumers, as well as boost existing ones.

Digital events on the rise
To deliver quality events during the pandemic, the Danish Consulate General in Shanghai is gearing up with professional broadcasting equipment. The latest event was hosted by Innovation Centre Denmark in Shanghai, where two VIP guests was invited inside our homemade studio to talk about the rising industry of EdTech (educational technology). Invest in Denmark together with State of Green and Wind Denmark hosted webinar “Green transition of Denmark and the Danish Wind Power now and future”, coming up there would be series webinars regarding Acoustics, PTX etc., please stay tuned.

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.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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New Individual Members

Birger Jensen
Gert Sorensen

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Upcoming Events

June 2      DCCC & DCBF Webinars: B2C-ecommerce: Kids Zoo Vitamin Case
June 5      Nordic Afterwork in Suzhou
June 9      DCCC & DCBF Webinars: How COVID-19 is Shaping Up China’s Corporate Social Credit Score
June 13    DCCC Summer BBQ
June 16    DCCC & DCBF Webinars: B2C-ecommerce: Skin Care Case
June 23    DCCC & DCBF Webinars: Numbers behind the Covid-19 Statistics

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 2020

Chairman’s Corner – Kim Scheibel

Dear Members and Friends of DCCC,

Spring have arrived and we are almost back to normal when it comes to moving around in Shanghai, now we just need to rest of the world to catch up with China, so we again can travel freely and safely around the world.

We managed to hold our AGM on 23rd April partly in person and partly on-line, thanks to all for taking your time, I hope we in the future will be able to meet in person as it is nicer, but in these days we accept whatever.

A new fantastic Board were elected, 13 members + Danish Consulate and YP Chairman, making it a 15 person strong Board, consisting of a very diversified mix of Young and Seasoned, Chinese and Danes, Female and Male. This is possibly one of the strongest teams elected for many years in DCCC Shanghai.

As new Chairman I look forward to work with everyone, it will be through cooperation and delegation, so do expect to hear from the whole team in the future and not “only” from the Chairman.

A huge thank you to the outgoing Chairman Poul Kristensen for a fantastic job done over the last 3 years, also thank you to Niels Roed, Maersk as outgoing Treasurer and Ole Esben Sørensen, Foss for your years of dedication to DCCC Board and finally to all the old Board members who thankfully have accepted to rerun.

The new DCCC Board or “Team”, as I would rather call it in my own mind are as follows:

Chairman:             Kim Scheibel, Hempel (China) Management Co., Ltd.
Vice Chairman:     Lotte Norgreen, Vikinor China
Treasurer:             Lars Nørregard, Maersk (China) Shipping Co., Ltd.
Board Secretary:  Ann Sophie Klessner de Meester, R&P China Lawyer
Member:               Poul G. Kristensen, Migatronic Welding Technology Co., Ltd
Member:               Christy Chen Moeller, ChinaBase Travel & Event
Member:               Niels Thomsen, Danish Crown
Member:               Jonas Frank, Martin Bencher Group
Member:               Lars Myrup, Stokke China
Member:               Yingli Kier, Wrist China
Member:               Andreas Lundqvist, Danfoss China
Member:               Simon Lichtenberg, Trayton Group
Member:               Susanne Klemp, Arla Foods
Representation:    Jacob Linulf, Consulate General Denmark, Shanghai or
Jeppe Solmer, Danish Consulate
Representation:    Lars Algayer , Representation from Young Professionals

1st substitute       Emil Hauch Jensen, MiR Robots
2nd substitute      Noam David Stern, Danish-Chinese Business Forum
3rd substitute       Bo Juan, Grundfos

Should you be travelling within China over the coming Labour day holidays then please remember to stay safe and that the following areas are not suggested to visit. The Corona risk is still high and will impact your colour of your “QR code”:

1, Chaoyang district of Beijing city;
2, Yuexiu and Baiyun district of Guangzhou city;
3, Shuncheng district of Fushun city, Liaoning province;
4, Jiaozhou city of Qingdao city, Shandong province;
5, Daowai, Nangang, Hulan, Daoli, Acheng district of Harbin city of Heilongjiang province;
6, Suifenhe city of Mutanjiang city, Heilongjiang province;
7, Hubei province.

During April we held many Webinar events:
1st – The Coronavirus— How to enhance resilience alongside your supply chain?
3rd – Leadership Development -from Potential to Value
16th – DCCC & DCBF: Be Ready for the Digitalization of B2B Invoices
21st – DCCC & DCBF: Covid-19 and its Impact on Consumer Behavior in China
23rd – DCCC & DCBF: Developing Effective Leadership Between China and Denmark
23rd – DCCC Shanghai Annual General Meeting 2020
24th – China Today: Navigating the Risks
24th – YP After-work Meet-up
28th – DCCC & DCBF: As Western Markets are Frozen, China is Warming up

Upcoming Webinars / events in May & June, please reserve the following dates:
May 5th – DCCC & DCBF: How will China Stimulate the Economy in Reaction to the Covid-19
May 13th – Joint Chamber Webinar: How can you get new clients on LinkedIn?
May 14th – DCCC & DCBF Webinars: How to attract and maintain staff
May 26th – DCCC & DCBF Webinars: IPR protection in China

June 13th – DCCC Summer BBQ (already showing to become a very popular event, so register soon to secure your participation)

We welcome our new member:
Corporate member: Wrist China

Remember to follow our activities on our homepage http://www.dccc-shanghai.com/  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,
On behalf of the DCCC Team
Kim Scheibel

Below is Poul Kristensen, final speech as outgoing Chairman of DCCC-EC

Dear Members, Ladies and Gentlemen,

Welcome to our first ever Virtual AGM. As you know our original AGM date was scheduled to the 19th of March, but because of COVID-19 and the local regulations in Shanghai the Board decided to apply “Force Majeure” rules and postpone it to the 23rd of April and see if it was possible to gather physically. When we got the cancellation from the hotel for our meeting room reservation, then the Board decided to hold this Virtual AGM. Fortunately Hempel offers us the opportunity to use this meeting room so some of the candidates to the new board can be physically in the same place and hold the constituting Board meeting afterwards. Big thanks to Kim Scheibel who is one of our board members!

After the Chairman’s report, Niels Roed our Treasure will share with us the State of the Accounts.

As you probably have seen from the last emails send by Laura Li (the GM of DCC-EC) this year we have 17 candidates to the board (now 16, because one has already withdraw) and only 13 seats, that means we will have an election to decide who will join the new Board. As stated by the existing By-Laws every member of the existing Board that wants to continue, needs to participate in the election. The whole process will be described in details later on. Jeppe Solmer representing Innovation Center Denmark will be in charge of the voting process, counting with the help from our GM, Laura Li.

Besides the candidates to the Board & some of our members, we will have the participation of Mathias Boyer who is representing DCCC Beijing and PAN China. By the way Mathias is the Chairman of DCCC PAN China.

We are also very happy to count with the company of our Honorary Board member the Danish Consul General Jakob Linulf, that the 16th of April, the day of  HH (Her Highness) the Queen of Denmark’s birthday, got the “Ridderkorset af Dannebrogordenen”. Big congratulations with the new title Jakob Linulf!

Finally we have already appointed a Moderator to the AGM and this year it will be Michael Norgreen, so from now on Michael will moderate.

Chairman’s report

2019 has been in many ways a very special year and no doubt that 2020 will be unique for all of us.

During 2019 the USA-China trade war has had a big financial impact in China and globally. For us and our members has not been an exception, so our budget for 2019 was adjusted down to avoid later disappointments. Fortunately we did better than the budget and lost only 5 corporate members.

We keep the same level of events & activities from the last 3 years and were very successful with our training programs shared with other Nordic chambers. Besides our traditional events like BPOY, Welcome Back BBQ and the Christmas Party, we also held two other big events: one with the Countess Alexandra and the other with Jorgen Mads Clausen, Chairman of Danfoss. For the last two events we got a great sponsor support from Ferring Pharmaceuticals.

As a process that was started by the Board in 2017 and reported at last year’s AGM, the Board finalized the legal registration of DCC-EC (Shanghai) as a Company at the end of 2018. So the daily book-keeping, issuing of invoices and all financial activities during 2019 were registered and accounted through the registered company. This has facilitated an easier control and more structure in the way we handle our financial issues. Our treasure will explain it in more details later.

From the organization point of view, we are still a Non-Profit organization with the goal of serve the interest of our members and the Danish Community in Shanghai and East China in general. We are still a part of DCCC and follow 100% it’s AOA (Articles of Association). At the same time we have our own By-Laws that are originated from DCCC’s By-Laws, but adapted to the wishes of the DCC-EC’s Board. And as you already know we are going to vote today about the latest suggested modifications by the Board.

For been a part of DCCC, we are also a part of the DCCC Work Groups and can share the Work Groups Reports to our members. Furthermore DCCC took steps to initiate the Ambassador’s China Business Advisory Group (ACBAG) under the DCCC PAN-China framework together with the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, counting with the participation of the Danish Royal Consulate in Shanghai and many of our corporate members that were invited by the Ambassador. We have also started other co-operations through the same PAN-China framework: one with the Innovation Center Denmark based in Shanghai about HR and Work for Denmark programs and another one with Danish Chinese Business Forum (DCBF). So actually this year we are offering different Webinars to our members and they are very popular in these COVID-19 times. I would like to use this opportunity to thanks Mathias Boyer, Chairman of DCCC and PAN-China Chairman for his strong support to this framework!

On behalf of the Board and the chamber, we also want to thank all our members who made donations to fight against COVID-19.

This is actually my last report / speech as Chairman of DCC-EC, I have been holding the chair with honor for 3 years it’s time for a new Leader to take this role. Therefore I want to thank all the Board members that have supported the further development of DCC-EC through the last 3 years, helping to define the strategy and making possible to solidify our organization and supporting our co-operation through the DCCC PAN China framework. It has been truly meaningful and a great experience for me, working with and learning from a group of professional people. We reached a working level where every relevant decision was made in a democratic way and showing transparency. Therefore, I hope that the new Board would continue this development and take DCC-EC to the new next level.

I want to thank all our sponsors, especially Maersk, Ecco and Grundfos. Finally I want to thank our GM (Laura) and all our Board members for your great support. I will also use this opportunity to say thank you in particular to Niels Roed and Ole Esben Soerensen for your great work and support to DCC-EC during the last many years. Both of them are stepping out of the Board.

Very best Regards,
Poul Kristensen

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Danes Worldwide Corner

IASC (a permanent committee within the UN) has worked with parents, teachers, and children the world over to develop the book “My Hero is You”. The book explains how children can protect themselves and help protect their families against the corona virus and suggests ways for them to manage the painful emotions of dealing with new and rapidly changing realities. The book has been translated into 16 languages including Danish and is available here.

Danes Worldwide has now made several instructional videos freely available. Explore Copenhagen under water and visit the orchestra academy in Holstebro (the only educational institution of its kind in Denmark). Check out these videos (in Danish) here. In addition, we have collected some guidelines for home schooling your children. You can read them (in Danish) here.

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Update from the Royal Danish Consulate -May 2020

Closing Days
The Royal Danish Embassy in Beijing, the Consulates General in Shanghai, Guangzhou and Chongqing, The Trade Council in Taipei as well as 12 Visa Application Centers (VAC’s) will be closed the 1st of May due to Labor Day.

In case of consular emergency, please call the following switchboards where you will be re-directed to the 24/7 call center at the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs:

The Royal Danish Embassy: +86 (10) 8532 9900
Consulate General in Shanghai: +86 (21) 8025 0600
Consulate General in Guangzhou: +86 (20) 2829 7300
Consulate General in Chongqing: +86 (23) 6372 6600

fresh knowledge for the Innovation Centre Denmark in Shanghai
Thomas Trøst Hansen is the Danish Innovation Centre’s new Innovation Attaché, as he takes over the former attaché, Martin Bech’s, position. With Higher Education & Science, Chinese Innovation Policy and Chinese Tech as focus areas, Thomas looks forward to setting up collaborations between international and Chinese higher education institutions, establishing and running partnerships within the public sector in China, obtaining public funding in China, as well as navigating and explaining the Danish science, education and innovation system.

Green agenda in Shanghai
With sustainability being high on the agenda, Consul General Jakob Linulf has visited climate friendly companies and landmarks during the last two months. Both to show support during these tough times, but also to gain an insight into how Shanghai is going green in many different and interesting ways.

Did you know that Shanghai Tower, the second tallest building in the world, has received several of the most prestigious green certificates? The green wonder is also loaded with climate friendly Danish valves from Danfoss, which Consul General Jakob Linulf was shown as he was invited on a ‘green tour’ of the building by the leading team behind.

Green buildings have been supported by the Chinese government since 2012 and Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects are specialists within sustainable designs. They are constructing Shanghai’s new library and landmark, Shanghai Library East, which of course is going to earn China’s top ranking within green buildings. Consul General Jakob Linulf visited the construction site and was shown around by Design Director Chris Hardie.

With a growing interest for green number plates in Shanghai, Consul General Jakob Linulf also made a visit to AIWAYS, a Chinese electric car manufacturer that has teamed up with the Danish developer of methanol fuel cells, Blue World Technologies.

Zero Waste Workshop at the Consulate
In an attempt to make the Danish Consulate General in Shanghai even more sustainable, we invited the company Zero Waste Shanghai indoors to perform a workshop for our team. The Consulate’s employees learned the essentials of the Zero Waste lifestyle and they were introduced to simple solutions that would make them able to live more sustainable and without plastic in the everyday life.

Health webinar
With China getting Covid-19 under control, The Trade Council in Shanghai hosted a webinar along with Alibaba’s Tmall with close to 100 Danish Brands participating. The participants were introduced to the Chinese E-commerce opportunities in the mist of Covid-19, with the main topics being food and health.

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.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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New Corporate Member

Wrist China
Wrist is the world’s largest ship supplier and coordinates global activities through regional centers in Europe, Far East, Middle East and North America. Our 30 operations and more than 300 partnerships with local suppliers span the world’s sea-lanes and are founded on meeting the current demands of all ship owners and operators and the offshore market.

We provide a 24/7/365 service for every marine, offshore and navy operation, including land operations. We are a full service provider, including handling of owners goods, shipping, airfreight and related marine services, that can meet the demands of both multi-national organizations as well as small local businesses. We take pride in making it easy for our customer to receive their supplies, wherever they are needed, efficiently and at the best possible price – this is encapsulated in our mission: Expert care – making our customers’ life at sea better!

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Upcoming Events

May  5                DCCC & DCBF Webinars:How will China Stimulate the Economy in Reaction to the Covid-19
May 12               DCCC & DCBF Webinars: Design companies on blockchain; pros & cons
May 13               Joint Chamber Webinar event: How Can You Get New Clients on LinkedIN?
May 14               DCCC & DCBF Webinars: How to attract and maintain staff
May 26               DCCC & DCBF Webinars: IPR protection in China
May 28               Leading and Managing Covid -19 Situation:Great Leadership in a Crisis (in Chinese)
June 13              DCCC Summer BBQ
June 19              Leading and Managing Covid -19 Situation:Creating and Maintaining a Positive Mindset in Difficult Times (in Chinese)
June 24              Leading and Managing Covid -19 Situation:Coaching for Engagement and Retention in Challenging Times (in Chinese)

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 2020

Chairman’s Corner – Poul G. Kristensen 

Dear Members and Friends of DCCC,

This is our third newsletter in 2020 and still a very special year.
COVID-19 is still setting the daily agenda for everyone in China. Finally we see the light at the end of the tunnel and the biggest part of companies have already resumed work and even schools in Jiangsu province already started on Monday the 30th of March. Shanghai will probably follow up later, but there is still no official date on it. So now everyone is finally adapted to the new normal imposed by COVID-19, keeping distance, using mask and being aware of the importance hygiene.

Unfortunately as many were afraid of the COVID-19 become a global pandemic and now there are 6 times (and growing every day) more cases around the world than in China. USA, Italy, Spain and Iran are in the top of the list with more cases followed by many other countries. So China started in March to implement obligatory 14 days quarantine to all people returning / entering China. Later on added the obligatory COVID-19 test and in the night of the 28th of March closed the entrance to China to all foreigners (even they have a valid visa). Many of these actions are not popular (which is understandable), but are probably necessary to avoid a second wave of new COVID-19 cases from returnees to China.

As we mentioned in the last newsletter the AGM (Annual General Meeting), will be held the 23rd of April 2020. If the rules for quarantine and isolation in Shanghai aren’t lifted then the AGM will be as a Web-meeting.

During March we had some Webinar events:
March 3th –Corona Virus Follow-up Webinar: How are Danish companies operating in China dealing with the consequences of the COVID-19 outbreak?
March 11th –The Coronavirus – Challenges and Opportunities by The Economist
March 19th –Reconsidering Digital Marketing During the Coronavirus
March 27th –How your company can benefit from the new COVID-19 related policies

You can read more about the mentioned events in our home page or by following our postings in LinkedIn.

Upcoming Webinar / events in April, please reserve the following dates:
April 1st –THE CORONAVIRUS— How to enhance resilience alongside your supply chain?
April 3rd –Leadership Development – from Potential to Value
April 15 ~ May 13 – Rebuild, Enhance & Cost Optimizing the Supply Chain System (in Chinese)
April 23rd – Annual General Meeting. Remember to pay the DCCC-Shanghai membership before the AGM

You can read more about DCCC’s activities in our home page.

MEMBERS DONATIONS
As of 30th March many member companies have kindly made donations to support the fight against coronavirus outbreak. Below list is in alphabetical order in Shanghai part:

Arla China
Danfoss
Danish Crown
Dueholm
ECCO
Ferring Pharmaceutical
GN Group
Grundfos
Hempel
LEGO
LEO Pharma
Maersk Group
Mille Food
Pandora Jewelry

If your company has made a donation but not listed above, please contact laura@dccc-shanghai.com

INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS

In view of the rapid spread of COVID-19 across the world, China has decided to temporarily suspend the entry into China by foreign nationals holding visas or residence permits still valid to the time of this announcement, effective from 0 a.m., 28 March 2020. Entry by foreign nationals with APEC Business Travel Cards will be suspended as well. Policies including port visas, 24/72/144-hour visa-free transit policy, Hainan 30-day visa-free policy, 15-day visa-free policy specified for foreign cruise-group-tour through Shanghai Port, Guangdong 144-hour visa-free policy specified for foreign tour groups from Hong Kong or Macao SAR, and Guangxi 15-day visa-free policy specified for foreign tour groups of ASEAN countries will also be temporarily suspended. Entry with diplomatic, service, courtesy or C visas will not be affected. Foreign nationals coming to China for necessary economic, trade, scientific or technological activities or out of emergency humanitarian needs may apply for visas at Chinese embassies or consulates. Entry by foreign nationals with visas issued after this announcement will not be affected.

The suspension is a temporary measure that China is compelled to take in light of the outbreak situation and the practices of other countries. China will stay in close touch with all sides and properly handle personnel exchanges with the rest of the world under the special circumstances. The above-mentioned measures will be calibrated in light of the evolving situation and announced accordingly.

More information please find following link in English:
https://www.fmprc.gov.cn/mfa_eng/wjbxw/t1761867.shtml

LATEST n-CoV NUMBERS
(As of Mar 30)

3,208        Confirmed cases in China current
168           Suspected cases in China
723           Entry confirmed cases to China
3,311        Fatalities related to n-CoV in China

533,233   Confirmed cases internationally current
75,368     Recovered patients released from hospital internationally
30,417     Fatality related to n-CoV internationally

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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Danes Worldwide Corner

New semester in the online Danish program

Are you interested in brushing up your Danish, or are you just starting out? On April 6, a new semester begins in our online program. For more than 30 years, Danes Worldwide has offered Danish language instruction to children, teens, and adults living outside Denmark. The program covers all levels and takes place entirely online with interesting and varied content including videos, images, and relevant assignments. Each semester is structured around the student’s learning and progress. The same teacher is “with you” throughout to provide individual feedback and help you develop your skills in Danish. Find out more at https://www.danes.dk/en/danish-language-courses/danish-courses-divided-into-three-levels/”

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Update from the Royal Danish Consulate

Add Our New WeChat Account
Get closer to the Danish community in Shanghai by adding the Consulate General’s new WeChat account, from which we will share information about our events, as well as post other useful information for Danes living in Shanghai. This account is dedicated to our Shanghai office, and works as a supplement to our main WeChat page.

To add our new contact, simply scan the following code using WeChat:

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.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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Upcoming Events

Apr  1                 Webinar event: THE CORONAVIRUS— How to enhance resilience alongside your supply chain?
Apr 3                  Webinar event: Leadership Development -from Potential to Value
Apr 12-May 13   Webinar: Rebuild, Enhance & Cost Optimizing the Supply Chain System (in Chinese)
Apr 23                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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Newsletter January 2020

Chairman’s Corner – Poul G. Kristensen 

Dear Members and Friends of DCCC,

Happy New Year to all of you!

We are already in January 2020 and this year the Chinese New Year falls the 24th of January, so in many ways we are going through a short month.

Once again after 12 years we will celebrate the year of the Rat or the Mouse. Probably will be a record year for Disney because of Mickey & Minnie Mouse. Anyway for the rest of us, let’s hope that we all go in a great year full of opportunities and amazing experiences!

On behalf of the Board of DCCC-Shanghai we want to wish you all a Happy and Prosperous Chinese New Year!

January has been a quite month and we had a few events:

January 7th – China’s Corporate Social Credit System (co-hosted)
January 16th – Bringing South East Asia to Shanghai
January 17th – Nordic After-work Networking (co-hosted)

You can read more about the mentioned events in our home page or by following our postings in LinkedIn.

We welcome our new individual members:
Jun Peng
Huizhi Tian
Rong Jianxin

For the February & March events, please reserve the following dates:
February 11th –China Next Decade – Grow Drivers & New Opportunities
February 18th –China Today: Navigating the Risks (co-hosted)
February 21st – Nordic After-work Networking in Suzhou
March 19th –   Annual General Meeting. Remember to pay the DCCC-Shanghai membership before the AGM

As we have been doing for the last many years we will continues with our successful Chinese Training program:
-Emerging Leaders from February to March
-Culture & Communication Management from April to June
We have limited seats so hurry up to make the reservations.
For more details please contact Laura Li at laura@dccc-shanghai.com

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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Danes Worldwide Corner

Meeting with the Minister of Labor

At a meeting on January 9, Secretary General Anne Marie Dalgaard and Board Chair Susanne Hækkerup had an opportunity to inform Minister of Labor Peter Hummelgaard of the knowledge and experience accumulated by Danes Worldwide with respect to Danes living abroad. At the meeting, they in addition described the many activities undertaken by Danes Worldwide. In particular, they emphasized the valuable resource represented by the many Danes who each year return to Denmark from abroad and addressed the ways in which Denmark may benefit from that resource in a more systematic way.

Happy Chinese New Year!

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Update from the Royal Danish Consulate

Greetings from the Consul General
Dear DCCC community and Danes in Shanghai area,

Happy New Year. Welcome to 2020 and to the Year of the Rat.

At the Consulate General, we are in top shape to start the new season. That goes for all of our business areas of Trade, Innovation, Invest in Denmark, Culture and Visa.

2020 is the 70-year anniversary of our diplomatic relations. Denmark was one of the very first countries to recognise the People’s Republic of China in 1950. This has always given us a strong friendship platform. We will mark this throughout 2020 and around China. DCCC and the Consulate General will be close partners also on this front.

Green will be the colour of 2020. Denmark and China are committed to spearhead a cleaner environment. It goes for energy efficiency, renewable energy and pollution reduction. It is a top priority for us to speed up Danish companies’ contribution to the rapid green and liveability transformation of Shanghai and other cities. Green buildings, recreation areas, walking and bicycle paths, electronic transportation, organic lifestyle – Denmark partners with China on all of it!

The Consulate General is your piece of Denmark here in the Shanghai area. I hope you find us accessible and open. We are always keen to meet your ideas to improve further.

On behalf of all us at the Consulate General, I sincerely thank you for your trust and partnership.
I wish you all a successful 2020.

Jakob Linulf, Consul General of Denmark

Closing Days during Chinese New Year

The Royal Danish Consulate General in Shanghai will be closed for Chinese New Year holidays from 24 January 2020 to 28 January 2020, both days included. Normal business hours will resume on Wednesday 29 January 2020. 30 and 31 January 2020 are normal working days.

Please refer to https://kina.um.dk/en/about-us/danish-representations-in-china/royal-danish-consulate-general-in-shanghai/ for complete list of closing days in 2020.

In case of consular emergency, please call the following switchboards where you will be re-directed to the 24/7 call center at the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs:

Consulate General in Shanghai: +86 (21) 8025 0600

We wish you all a happy Chinese new year!

Add Our New WeChat Account
Get closer to the Danish community in Shanghai by adding the Consulate General’s new WeChat account, from which we will share information about our events, as well as post other useful information for Danes living in Shanghai. This account is dedicated to our Shanghai office, and works as a supplement to our main WeChat page.

To add our new contact, simply scan the following code using WeChat:

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.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 Janaury?
Here are some highlights:
China’s Corporate Social Credit System on the 7th of January

(Photos by Bencham )

Nordic Afterwork Networking on 17th of January

(Photos by Laura Li)

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Welcome New Member
New Individual Members:
Jun Peng
Huizhi Tian
Rong Jianxin
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Upcoming Events

Feb 11               China’s Next Decade – New Growth Drivers, New Opportunities
(The Annual Sino-Nordic Business Economic Forum)
Feb 18               China Today: Navigating the Risks
Feb 19               Emerging Leaders: Assertiveness and Accountability
Feb 21               Nordic Afterwork Networking in Suzhou
Mar 3                 Emerging Leaders: How to Develop the Leader in You
Mar 19               Annual General Meeting
Mar 25               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 February 2020

Chairman’s Corner – Poul G. Kristensen 

Dear Members and Friends of DCCC,

This should be our second newsletter of the year and under normal conditions we will be sharing information about the already held events as well news concerning the coming ones. But this year is different in many ways and probably one of the most challenging ones in the last many years for China and the whole foreign community living her.

As you already know, because of the COVID-19 we cancelled or postponed all our planned activities for February as well for March, including the AGM (Annual General Meeting). According to our Articles of Association and Bylaws we need to inform 3 weeks before having the AGM, furthermore it should be held in March. Actually it was planned to the 19th of March 2020, but since we don’t know when the rules for quarantine and isolation will be lifted in Shanghai, we are postponing the AGM to the 23rd of April. This date will be confirmed later on, when we know more about the whole situation and rules concerning gathering of people in Shanghai as well travel restrictions between cities and districts.

The 20th of February we held a very successful Webinar together with DCBF and DCCC PAN China on COVID-19 – “How to navigate the current situation for Danish companies doing business in and with China”, with 3 very experienced speakers: Chris Cui, President of Kopenhagen Fur China; Cindy Wang, CEO of ISS China and Jesper Andersen CEO of Safe & Care.

Next week, the 3rd of March we will have the second Webinar: “How are Danish companies operating in China dealing with the consequences of the COVID-19 outbreak?” The speakers this time will be: Niels Thomsen, CEO of Danish Crown China; Lotte Norgreen, GM of Vikinor Suzhou and Jakob Kjaer, General Counsel AVK Holding, Anhui. Don’t lose this opportunity to follow the development in China.

Actually right now the whole world is holding the breath and crossing fingers that the COVID-19 doesn’t spread around Europe and other regions of the world. Because most likely no country will take the extraordinary measures taken by the Chinese Government to contain the outbreak and furthermore no one will have the resources, infrastructure, determination, public support and power to control it, as China did and is doing.

You can read more about DCCC’s activities in our home page or by following our postings in LinkedIn.

We welcome our new individual members:
Huizhi Tian
Rong Jianxin

MEMBERS DONATIONS
As of 27 February, many member companies have kindly made donations to support the fight against coronavirus outbreak. Below list is in alphabetical order in Shanghai part:

Arla China
Danfoss
ECCO
Ferring Pharmaceutical
GN Group
Grundfos
LEGO
LEO Pharma
Maersk Group
Mille Food
Pandora Jewelry

If your company has made a donation but not listed above, please contact laura@dccc-shanghai.com

OPERATIONS AND EXTENSION OF SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

In general, it is highly recommended to follow local government instructions and recommendations and contact the local authorities directly if you have any questions or concerns. In some cases, companies that perform important supply functions or are active areas of important infrastructure (“Special Enterprises”) are explicitly excluded from the company closures. The exact conditions for company closures may vary locally and should always be carefully considered.

Some provinces and cities set up service hotlines or published guidelines on the necessary steps that companies have to take for before getting back to business after the extended holidays. Since regulations on all levels of government and neighborhood committees exist this can be confusing. In general, companies must apply to their local government for permission to open. The government will give priority to industrial companies, medical companies and companies related to people’s livelihood. Please make sure your company’s qualified staff (e.g. government affairs, admin …) is in touch with the relevant authorities to receive up to date information.

In addition, all universities, vocational schools, high schools, secondary schools, primary schools, kindergartens, and nurseries are to remain closed until March.

Similar measures have been enacted by other city governments, including Beijing, Suzhou, Hangzhou, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Chongqing, Chengdu, and more. Please consult your local city government press releases for specified additional information.

For Shanghai, official notice can be found on the city government website www.shanghai.gov.cn
 
INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS

The Chinese government has taken a series of strong measures since the outbreak of pneumonia caused by novel coronavirus. At present, except for the lockdown of the exit channel of Wuhan ports, all port visa agencies are operating as usual. Visa-free transit policy for foreigners are still effective. All land, sea and air ports of China are functioning. Foreigners can enter or exit as usual with their valid international travel documents.
At present, it is helpful to the epidemic prevention and control by reducing cross border movements. Foreigners could make reasonable travel arrangements to China and stay or reside in China as usual. Due to entry restrictions adopted by some countries and regions, it is advised that foreigners who need to exit from China, should learn in advance entry requirements of destination countries or regions to avoid financial and time losses in case of any entry refusals. Those who travel to countries or regions without entry restrictions, are advised to arrive at exit ports well ahead of departure time for necessary checks. Foreigners having fever with symptoms of acute respiratory infection such as cough or breathing difficulties, should avoid international travels and seek immediate medical treatment at the nearest hospitals. Information such as recent activities as well as close contacts should be provided to relevant authorities for any necessary control measures.All exit-entry administration (EEA) authorities in China will be in full service for extension and issuance of visa and stay or residence permits to ensure foreigners’ legitimate stay in China. Urgent services for emergency situations will also be provided. To avoid crowds gathering risks, the EEA authorities will make arrangements for services on appointments. Foreigners could make appointments in advance for any applications. For those institutions which host high numbers of foreigners, such as universities, scientific research institutes and business enterprises, the EEA authorities will allow additional agent service or provide other necessary conveniences depending upon the situation.

More information please find following link in English:
https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/C3DZ7xQpke4BVjUYmeubtA

LATEST n-CoV NUMBERS
(As of Feb 27)

78,630 Confirmed cases in China
2,358 Suspected cases in China
32,578  Recovered patients released from hospital in China
2,747  Fatalities related to n-CoV in China

3,667 Confirmed cases internationally
226   Recovered patients released from hospital internationally
52  Fatality related to n-CoV internationally

  • South Korea reported more than half of the new cases at 449 up from 253 new cases yesterday. The total is now 1595.
  • Italy saw a rise in new cases to 131 from 93 yesterday with the total number of infected now 453 (it was 3 one week ago). Spain saw an increase to 13 infections (total) from 9 yesterday.
  • Japan had 19 new cases up from 10 yesterday bringing the total to 189.
  • Six new countries registered their first cases: Norway, North Macedonia, Greece, Georgia, Brazil and Pakistan.
  • Another case was reported in Sweden bringing the total to 2 here.
  • New infections in mainland China increased to 433 from 406 yesterday, but is still trending lower. The number was just below 4000 in early February.
  • The number of new deaths was 39, the lowest in a long time. It is mainly because the number of new deaths in China is coming down, though. 10 new deaths was reported outside mainland China (3 in Iran, 2 in Italy, 2 in Japan, 1 on Diamond Princess cruise ship, 1 in France, 1 in South Korea, )
  • Total death rate is unchanged at 3.4% but rising outside China to 1.0% (from 0.9% yesterday).

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE VIRUS
1. It is a large size cell (roughly 400-500nm diameter). Normal masks should be able to filter it out. N95 masks offer additional protection to those who need it.
2. If an infected individual sneezes, it will travel 3 metres before it drops to the ground and is no longer airborne.
3. When the virus drops on a metal surface, it can live for 12-plus hours. If your touch metal surfaces, wash your hands with soap thoroughly.
4. The virus can remain active on fabric up to 12 hours. Normal laundry detergent should kill the virus if present.

SYMPTOMS
1. Throat infection. Lasting 3 to 4 days.
2. Nasal fluid, dripping into the trachea, entering the lungs, causing pneumonia. Lasting 5-6 days.
3. High fever and difficulty breathing. Pneumonia causes severe nasal blockage and a sensation of drowning in water. Seek immediate medical attention.

PREVENTION
1. Most common transmission of virus is through touching things in public, then touching your face. Wash your hands with soap often, especially after being outside.
2. Some reports state you can contract the virus through your eyes. Be vigilant not to rub your eyes after touching things before washing your hands.

IN CASE OF SICKNESS
If you feel the described symptoms, foreign expats in Shanghai have been instructed to go to the following hospitals to receive treatment:

Adults:
– HuaShan Hospital
12 Wulumuqi Rd. Middle
contact: Mrs. Lu, 13918274328

– ZhongShan Hospital
1609 Xietu Rd./ 180 Fenglin Rd.
contact: Mr. Suo, 13681941201

– RuiJin Hospital
197 Ruijin er Rd.
contact: Mr. Yang 18917762964
Mr. Gao 18917762055

– Shanghai 1st People’s Hospital
85 WuJin Rd.
contact: Mr. Shen 13386259607

– Renji East Branch hospital
160 Pujian Rd.
contact: Mr. Zhang 13341967859

Children:
– Pediatric Hospital of Fudan University
399 WanYuan RD.
contact: Mr. Zhang, 18017591020

– Shanghai Children’s Medical Center
1678 Dongfang RD.
contact: Ms. Yang, 18930830672

Annotation: Those who are confirmed of the new coronavirus will be transferred to two special medical centres (one for adults and one for children)

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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Danes Worldwide Corner

Spaces still available at Summer School
For a third year, there is an option to sign up for the special “Returning to Denmark” track at Summer School. This track is designed for students aged 13-17 who plan to move to Denmark to attend post-secondary educational programs or university.Its purpose is to prepare the students for entering into a Danish educational environment characterized by work done in pairs or groups and by lively debate and exchange of opinion so that they avoid “culture shock”.
A few spaces are still available in the regular Summer School program and in the “Return to Denmark” track. But hurry as they are going fast. Get more details at www.danes.dk  or contact Summer School Coordinator Solveig Engberg at solveig@danes.dk or +45 3332 0913, with any questions.

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Update from the Royal Danish Consulate

Add Our New WeChat Account
Get closer to the Danish community in Shanghai by adding the Consulate General’s new WeChat account, from which we will share information about our events, as well as post other useful information for Danes living in Shanghai. This account is dedicated to our Shanghai office, and works as a supplement to our main WeChat page.

To add our new contact, simply scan the following code using WeChat:

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.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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Welcome New Member
New Individual Members:
Huizhi Tian
Rong Jianxin
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Upcoming Events

Mar  3                 Webinar event: How are Danish companies operating in China dealing with the consequences of the COVID-19 outbreak?
Mar 11                Nordic webinar event with The Economist
Middle of Mar     Webinar event with Maersk Line
Apr 23                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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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.

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.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 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/
Our Partners
  
 

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/
Our Partners
  
 

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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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Save the Date


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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/
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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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