Newsletter December 2021

Board’s Corner

Dear DCCC members,

December was an eventful month as usual, but even more importantly, this month marked a historic moment for the DCCC as a whole. As businesses prepared to close their books for the year and wind down for a relaxing Christmas season, the DCCC reached a significant milestone, merging three chapters across China into one.  Reflecting on the year as a whole, 2021 was in many ways another year full of uncertainty. In the cross-border M&A field where I work, 2021, against many expectations, saw strong momentum in foreign investments into China. Investment inflows are on track to surpass 1 trillion Yuan, a record high, accelerated by China’s rapid recovery. The strong growth in inbound investments could also be seen by major investment decisions made by some of our member companies. Going forward, I believe China’s commitment to achieving carbon neutrality provides a tremendous opportunity for Danish companies to capitalize on in the years to come. On December 8, an Extraordinary General Meeting was held across the three DCCC chapters of North, East and South China, all unanimously voting for the merger of the chambers into one united organization. As we celebrate this merging, I want to emphasize that, like in other M&A projects, the success of this endeavour would not have been possible without the strong leadership and hard work that has been put in over a number of years by numerous individuals and teams. Their dedication has given the community an even more cohesive organization that will better serve the interest of Danish companies in China. We now have a committed board to continue the work as we enter the most important phase in any merger: integrating the organizations, with brand consolidation and the membership database first on the agenda.  On the events side, we kicked off December with a F&B regulatory update webinar, organized together with the Trade Council. Next was the workgroup seminar with Lundbeck, on optimization of China’s mental health policies. On December 9, the Interchamber Christmas mixer was held together with 20 other chambers. Lastly, a webinar on omni-channel marketing was held with the EU SME Centre. On December 21, the board gathered for a final board meeting of the year, planning and setting the sight for 2022, with first activities being finalized as we speak. The focus in 2022 will be on rolling-out and building on the benefits of a united DCCC, and increasing the value proposition of our chamber; more details will come soon. On behalf of the entire board, I also wish to welcome two new members joining DCCC – Suzuki Garphyttan Wire (Suzhou) as corporate member and Tseung Ching Barbara, as an individual member. I wish you a Happy New Year 2022 and look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events!

Klaus BjörkgrenBoard member DCCC EastVice President, Nordic Match

Upcoming events at DCCC

– 11 January Webinar: China’s New Data LawsHow will China’s new data laws affect companies and individuals? Barbar Li, Head of Corporate at Rui Bai Law Firm, will share some insights on China’s new data laws and their implications.– 18 January Webinar: Operating across Cultures Including Remote ManagementIn this seminar, Annette Dahl provides simple and effective tools that you can use to navigate cross-cultural situations, along with advice on how to manage employees from a distance and create commitment and drive among your employees across cultures and locations.– 20 January | Shipping & Logistics: Expectations for the Global Shipping Crisis in 2022 and BeyondThe pandemic has shaken the global shipping and logistics industry and caused a global shipping crisis. How is the outlook of the global shipping and logistics industry in 2022? Will there be improvement or will the new year bring more challenges? The DCCC has invited the experts of the industry to share their insights on the crisis. Save the date and stay tuned for more information!

– 21 January | Nordic After WorkCollaborating with the Swedish, Finnish and Norwegian Chambers, the DCCC would like to welcome you to the first Nordic After Work of 2022.  Join us to meet and catch up with members and friends with the Nordic Chambers.

Danes Worldwide

Registration Now Open for Summer School for Families  For the 2022 Summer School for Families we have secured a facility in the beautiful village of Løgumkloster near Germany, close to the stunning Wadden Sea and to Ribe, the oldest town in the Nordic countries. From this location, it will be possible to visit many other historic places in Denmark such as Dybbøl and Dannevirke.  Summer School for Families, to be held 9-17 July, is designed for children aged 6-9 and 10-13 accompanied by one or two relatives (parents, grandparents, or other close family members). It provides a unique opportunity to expand knowledge of Denmark and the Danish language and to build contacts among other expat families.  Register here for Summer School for Families.   Go here to check out what the 2021 event looked like.  All the best wishes for Christmas and the New Year from Danes Worldwide to expat Danes and their families.

Royal Danish Consulate

Consulate GeneralIn December, Consul General Jakob Linulf hosted year-end events for the Danish Agriculture and Food Council, the Diplomatic Corps as Dean, and not least for the Consulate General’s Danish and Chinese business partners. The Consul General also visited Changshu to meet with local government and Danish companies. Innovation Centre Denmark, ShanghaiChina-Europe-America (CEA) Net-Zero Transition PlatformICDK Shanghai is the knowledge partner at the CEA Net-Zero Transition Platform. Martin Hoxer, Executive Director of ICDK Shanghai was moderating the first session of the conference highlighting the topics of Energy Transition and Sustainable Development.  Danish Academy of Technical Sciences’ China Tech InitiativeTogether with DCBF, Innovation House CN-DK, Sense China, Sino-Danish Center for Education and Research, ICDK Shanghai is supporting the hybrid event hosted by the Danish Academy of Technical Sciences. The conference will be highlighting the collaboration between Danish tech-driven SMEs and Chinese partners and stakeholders as well as the current barriers for collaboration.  University Start-Up World CupICDK Shanghai participated in the University Startup World Cup, when the finals kicked-off in the Shanghai Tower decorated in USWC lightshow. 100 impact based start-ups competed to become the world’s best start-up on a university level – all with the purpose of making a positive impact and change in the world. Nava LaunchICDK Shanghai hosted the NAVA Launch in Shanghai introducing 80 professionals including 40 alumni about the NAVA platform as well as the aim of connecting 200 Nordic start-ups with East Asian Venture Capital by increasing both funding opportunities for Danish and Nordic start-ups and scalability in the fast-growing Asian market.
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UPCOMING EVENT LIST

01/11 Webinar: China’s New Data Laws01/18 Webinar: Operating across Cultures Including Remote Management01/20 Shipping & Logistics: Expectations for the Global Shipping Crisis in 2022 and Beyond01/21 Nordic After Work

Newsletter November 2021

Board’s Corner

Shanghai, December 1st, 2021 Dear DCCC members, 

The 3rd and last Lars of the board coming with his angle for the month.We are now in the final month of 2021. The November weather has given us clear indication that winter is around the corner. Moving into December means a lot of families fly back to Denmark to enjoy colder weather along with spending some proper Hygge time with the family. I hope the many, who are staying in China, enjoys some hot chocolate and takes the time to see or get in touch with family. We hope for pleasant weather in the coming weeks, both in Denmark and in China.November was yet another month reminding us that currently things are seldom constant, often testing the resilience of China’s healthcare system and their approach towards COVID. With only few confirmed cases, more than 50.000 people had to get tested, and a lot of flights were canceled, we truly are living in turbulent times. This year many industries have been heavily impacted that in previous years would be categorized as anomalies. These include supply chain disruptions, increasing transportation- and raw material -costs to mention a few. Yet another reason reminding us to stay sharp and resilient in this market of uncertainty. These uncertainties have increased the number of Danish SMEs coming to China, to be closer to the value chain and it is believed that it will keep increasing over the coming years.In November, we hosted several events. One of which is the first ever DCCC training in Emotional Intelligence and Leadership, that had 19 participants, and was very well-received by the attendees. It will be most likely be hosted again in 2022.On November 17th DCCC Co-Organized the first Nordic Marketing Day with the other Nordic chambers and Nordic Friend. Where it was possible to hear Nordic companies marketing strategy and practicalities, as well networking with industry professionals. People were provided with latest marketing tools and trends and a greater network across the Nordics.The HR- and Finance & Legal -Workgroup had a joint breakfast session about hiring and firing employees in China and the consequences this can bring if not done properly.The annual Christmas Dinner was held at Henkes, as tradition dictates. A very hyggelig evening, with traditional Danish inspired food, lot of schnaps, beer and unforgettable moments.Finally, the most anticipated event of the year in terms of DCCC events, the Business erson of the Year Award Gala. The glamorous event was held at the historical Chamber of Commerce building at the Bvlgari Hotel, where dancers and a live band all played a role in the events of the evening. The Young professional of the year went to Alexander Schandorff for his hard work as general manager for AYTM and Gran Living. Entrepreneur of the year went to Jamal Hajjaj, who is based in Xiamen. He won for his tremendous efforts and risk of setting up and running his own successful sourcing office. The Business Person of the year went to Christine Zhou, SVP and President of Region China for Novo Nordisk. Her contribution as leader and to the Sino-Danish collaboration serves as role model for all.Going forward, DCCC will have an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) in Shanghai on Wednesday December 8th at the Royal Danish Consulate General Shanghai, to solicit the agreement made from all 3 chambers to consolidate into one chamber.I wish you all a great December, merry Christmas, and Happy new year, and look forward to seeing you at the at the Royal Danish General Consulate on the 8th of December, for the EGM! Lars Melgaard AlgayerDCCC EAST YP Chairman, Board representative.Business Developer Manager, Confederation of Danish Industries – Asia Base

Upcoming events at DCCC

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– 8 December | Extraordinary General Meeting – ShanghaiThe DCCC invites all members of the DCCC to join the Extraordinary General Meeting to soclicit the agreement of our membership to pass a new set of AoA and Bylaws which will subsequently be registered with the Chinese Ministry of Civil Affairs.– 9 December Interchamber Christmas MixerLast chance to get your ticket for the biggest party of the year with the Danish business community!

Danes Worldwide

Help us distribute scholarships

The fact that Danes Worldwide is covered by Section 8A of Denmark’s Tax Assessment Act means that gifts and donations are used to fund scholarships for expat children and teens attending our online Danish language courses. These courses are important for children in families where Danish may not be spoken every day but where there is still a desire to retain the connection to Denmark.

In order for us to continue distributing these scholarships, we need to receive at least 100 gifts of DKK 200 by 1 January 2022. Therefore, we hope that you will contribute DKK 200 – or a larger amount (we would be most grateful).

Being covered by Section 8A of the Tax Assessment Act further means that Danes Worldwide may apply for funding support from the Ministry of Culture and for partial reimbursement of the VAT on our purchases of materials, computers, furnishings, etc. This helps us by defraying an expense.

You may donate via this link. We greatly appreciate your support.

Royal Danish Consulate

Consulate General

Consul General Jakob Linulf has participated in several high level events in November such as launching and naming of the new Maersk Ship NUUK, opening of NOVOZYMES’ new Shanghai office, visit and meeting with the Mayor of Xuzhou, briefing on behalf of the Diplomatic Corps at CPPCC Shanghai Committee 2021 meeting, visit to the Baidu Apollo Centre, and not least the meeting with Danish foreign Minister Jeppe Kofoed and Danish business leaders.

Trade Council China, ShanghaiCIIE 2021TC Shanghai co-hosted with Danish Pavilion at the fourth CIIE in Shanghai with The Danish Confederation of Industries (DI) and Food Nation. The 500 sqm pavilion which boasted more than 30 danish companies was the largest ever at the CIIE. In addition to the Pavilion 10 other Danish companies participated with their own booths at the CIIE.

Sino- Danish Sustainable Development Forum Packaging & Circular EconomyTC Shanghai co-hosted the event together with the the Innovation Center in Shanghai, CLEAN and Ele.me (Alibaba Group) to explore the key insights, needs and opportunities in the food packaging and curcular waste management sector.

Innovation Centre Denmark, ShanghaiChina’s new Data Laws, including Personal Information Protection Law (PIPL)

ICDK Shanghai and researchers from the Social Science area at Sino-Danish Center for Education and Research (SDC) are hosting a joint event on the implications of the regulatory framework for Danish-Chinese Research Collaboration.

VR Camp with Venture Cup Denmark

ICDK Shanghai, Seoul, and Bangalore host together with Venture Cup Denmark, a start-up-pitching workshop, giving early start-ups the opportunity to meet key stakeholders in foreign markets. As the title indicates, the event is hosted in a VR setting.

2nd Sino-Danish Child Friendly Community Forum in Suzhou

In early November, the first Sino-Danish Child Friendly Community demonstration site is finished in Suzhou – jointly designed by Tongji University and 3XN/GXN. We will use this opportunity to host our annual CFC forum. We will display the facilities, talk about a blind and deaf special education centre, as well as focusing on the Suzhou/Esbjerg sister-city-project.

SDG Landing Pad Project

In this project, ICDK Shanghai’s role is to identify SDG-related challenges for potential strategic partners. Through open competition, SMEs will have the opportunities to pitch solutions to the challenges described to potential international partners, and if selected, to a 1-year (digital) Landing Pad Program,

Nordic Asian Venture Alliance (NAVA)

ICDK Shanghai is a part of a new project supported by the Danish Industry Foundation aiming to connect Danish and Nordic VCs to East Asian investors and Limited Partners. NAVA will increase funding opportunities for Nordic startups and enhance their scalability in the fast-growing Asian markets.

Invest in DenmarkInternational Hydrogen Energy Center under Tsinghua Industrial R&D InstituteIDK Shanghai was invited to deliver an opening speech about the overall PTX development in Denmark for the IHEC in Beijing, which is an innovation and industry development platform established with joint efforts of Tsinghua University and the government.

Toward Climate Neutrality – The Supply Chain Development and Diversified Application of Offshore Wind at the North SeaIDK Shanghai co-hosted an online event together with Jiangsu Renewable Energy Association and Scottich Development International. Speakers from Danish Wind Export Association enlightened the audience about the evolution of the Danish Wind Value Chain.

Development of the Hemp Industry in ChinaTogether with IDK’s project manager, Dereck, IDK Shanghai was speaking at the conference addressing key notes on the process of the first investment in the hemp industry from China to Denmark.

Culture

Consul General Jakob Linulf opens the EU Illustration book exhibition at Shanghai Library where the Consulate donated 3 Danish children’s books.

Upcoming events

10 December: The Consulate General in Shanghai will be closed on Friday 10 December due to internal staff seminar. In case of consular emergency, please call the switchboards Consulate General in Shanghai at +86 (21) 8025 0600, where you will be re-directed to the 24/7 call centre at the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

16 December: Launch of the NAVA project in China at the Peach Hotel.

24 December to 31 December: The Consulate General in Shanghai will be closed due to Christmas and New Year’s holiday.

In case of consular emergency, please call the switchboards Consulate General in Shanghai at +86 (21) 8025 0600, where you will be re-directed to the 24/7 call centre at the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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UPCOMING EVENT LIST

12/08 Extraordinary General Meeting – Shanghai12/09 Interchamber Christmas Mixer

Newsletter October 2021

Board’s Corner

Shanghai, November 4, 2021 

Dear DCCC members,

We are now closing in on the end of 2021. October is over where we enjoyed a nice week’s break, spending quality time with family as well as enjoying a pleasant change in the weather. I hope many in China enjoyed taking the time seeing what China has to offer through domestic travel or simply exploring more of the city in which you live.

October was yet another month reminding us that currently things are seldom constant and often testing the resilience of many of our members that being corporate or individuals. In October this was related to the power restrictions and the resulting impacts of this, which really took effect in October. This year many industries have been heavily impacted by various events that in previous year would be categorized as anomalies. These are supply chain disruption, increasing transportation and raw material costs to mention a few and this was yet another event reminding us to stay sharp and resilient in this current market of uncertainty.

During this fall period we hosted several events on hot topics including starting our 2nd DCCC training of the year on “emotional intelligence and leadership”, followed by an interesting session on data privacy and protection laws in China, RMB Internationalization and we had our first webinar in Q4 with more to come so make sure to keep an eye out.

As well as all these events that took place during October, we also saw 7 new members joining the DCCC and on behalf of the board, I would like to wish them all a warm welcome – NTG Air & Ocean (Shanghai) Ltd and Liqtech Emission Control A/S as corporate members and Henrik Platz, Raymond Due, Erik Licht , Jennie Ho and Line Bertheussen as individual members.

Finally, as we leave October, we enter one of the most anticipated months in terms of DCCC events. We kick it off with the Business Person of the year gala on Saturday November 13th. As you are reading this letter hot off the press you have 1 day left to secure your ticket to what will be the party of the year. Don’t miss out!!

This followed by an event hosted by the DCCC – Nordic Marketing day on November 17th. More information will be announced on this shortly.

Furthermore, this may only be November but we all know how much we love to celebrate the festive period that is Christmas so make sure to mark your calendar as the DCCC Christmas lunch will be held on November 27th . We look forward to another fantastic lunch celebrated with many of you.

I wish you all a great November and look forward to seeing you at the Bvlgari Hotel on November 13th!  

Lars NorregaardBoard member DCCC EastSenior Pricing Manager, Maersk

Upcoming events at DCCC

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– 13 November | The New Roaring 20s – 2021 Gala ball & Business Person of the YearLast chance to get your ticket for the biggest party of the year with the Danish business community!– 17 November | Nordic Marketing Day

Nordic Marketing Day 2021 – The must do event for marketing, communications, sales and creative experts. There will be numerous Nordic companies sharing their marketing strategies and practicalities. You will get a chance to network with other marketing and sales professionals and learn from the others.– 19 November Suzhou | Seminar & After Work: Legal & Risk Update on China’s GDPR: New PIPLJoin us for a seminar in Suzhou on the new PIPL which will breakdown the new legal requirements and risks associated by using real examples and case studies, which will be followed by an after work together with members of the Nordic chambers.– 27 November | DCCC Magical Christmas PartyWe have prepared a magical Christmas celebration for everyone who loves Danish Christmas traditions or would like to experience the magic of Christmas with old and new friends!

New Members at the DCCC

We would like to warmly welcome the newest members to the Danish Chamber:

LiqTech Emission Control A/SLiqTech is a listed clean technology company headquartered in Denmark. We provide state-of-the-art gas and liquid purification products by manufacturing ceramic silicon carbide membranes and systems for liquid and gas filtration. For the last 20 years, we have been at the leading edge to combat environmental challenges.NTG Air & Ocean (Shanghai) LtdNTG Nordic Transport Group A/S is special because it comprises over 80 companies – each with core competencies in a particular field of transport – and because through acquisitions and partnerships with carefully selected companies, the Group is continuously expanding and enhancing its services and market position. We can therefore offer our customers the best solutions regardless of the transport job in hand.

Danes Worldwide

One of the current priorities for Danes Worldwide is family unification, as reflected in a series of upcoming webinars. In them, our legal staff explain the regulations in Denmark and EU. These webinars are offered, with 100 seats on a “first-come, first-served” basis, to expat Danes with a non-EU spouse (residing outside the EU, EEA, or Switzerland) who are contemplating moving to Denmark.

  • Regulations in Denmark

The webinar on regulations in Denmark takes place on 25 November, 9-10 am Central European time. Offered in Danish, it will focus on the requirement for a financial guarantee: Why is it required, how does one go about posting it, and when does it get discharged?

On 8 December, 2-3 pm Central European time, a webinar in English is offered with a focus on the requirement for a suitable home: What are the details, what is the “list of ghettos”, and how does one meet the requirement?

Sign up here.

  • Regulations in the EU

On 23 November, 1:30-2:15 pm Central European Time, a webinar is offered in Danish covering overall regulations in the EU plus the requirements for documentation.

On 7 December, 4-4:45 pm Central European Time, this webinar is offered in English.

Sign up here.

The English-language webinars are especially suitable for expats’ non-Danish partners.

Royal Danish Consulate

Consulate General 

In October Consul General Jakob Linulf was invited to deliver speeches at Worldskills Shanghai 2022, Danfoss Global R&D Centre and Green Campus, Jiaxing Investment Conference and Nordic Centre’s 25 anniversary at Fudan University.

On the 16 October the Consulate General co-hosted a special Nordic film screening and panel discussion together with the Nordic Consulates General about diversity and LGBTQ topics.

Trade Council China, Shanghai

The Health team hosted a new product launch for the Danish dental company 3Shape.

Consul General Jakob Linulf participated in the opening ceremony of the Danish company Liqtech in Suzhou.

The Danish Design company AYTM opens their first store in Hangzhou, where Consul General Jakob Linulf participated in the opening ceremony.

Consul General Jakob Linulf visited Ningbo to meet with the 45 Danish companies.

Innovation Centre Denmark, Shanghai 

ICDK Shanghai participated in the Cross-sector Conference on One Health in Mitigating Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) that explored how to set priorities and develop evidence-based solutions to AMR in human health, livestock, and sustainable food production.

ICDK Shanghai attended the first Nordic Career Fair in China hosted by DCCC – Danish Chamber of Commerce in China, Swedish Chamber of Commerce in China, Norwegian Business Association China and Finnish Business Council Beijing to advocate the need for continuous collaboration on innovative solutions and to highlight that trust, respect and mental well-being are core components in creativity and innovation.

ICDK Shanghai participated in the World Internet of Things Exposition 2021 Intelligent Environmental Protection Forum’ in Yixing. Together with CLEAN and Yixing Industrial Park for Environmental Science and Technology, ICDK Shanghai co-hosted Sino-Nordic Carbon Neutrality Start-up Pitching Events.

ICDK Shanghai hosted the first ICDK Innovation Lounge. This initiative is an experiment to remain the connection to our partners in Denmark as the restrictions prevent us from travelling to Denmark.

Invest in Denmark 

IDK Shanghai attended in the Sino-Europe Offshore Wind Seminar that was co-hosted by UK, Norway and the Netherlands that are frontrunners of the world in wind power. Director, Jeppe Solmer, delivered a presentation about Denmark’s wind industry and P-2-X actions. It is the first time that these European countries were united in this forum to discuss the future of wind power.

IDK Shanghai, State of Green and other sustainable organizations hosted a joint event in live recording of a TV program about green transition and P-2-X projects. The shootings take place in Denmark. The documentary is scheduled to be broadcast in mid-December.

IDK Shanghai participated in the China Offshore Wind Intelligent O&M Forum hosted by China Offshore Wind website. Senior Investment Manager, Jason Hu, presented gave an insightful speech about the offshore wind value chain, the development plan as well as investment opportunities in Denmark.

Upcoming events

  • 5-10 November Danish Food Pavilion at CIIE. Opening ceremony on 6th November from 15.00-15.30
  • November 15-16 – VR Camp with Venture Cup Denmark

ICDK Shanghai, Seoul, and Bangalore hosts, together with Venture Cup Denmark, a start-up-pitching workshop, giving early start-ups the opportunity to meet key stakeholders in foreign markets.

  • November 19 – University Startup World cup semifinal with Venture Cup China

The best impact-based university startups will compete in the finals at the USWC 2021, hosted by Venture Cup China.

  • November 20 – 2nd Sino-Danish Child Friendly Community Forum in Suzhou

In early November, the first Sino-Danish Child Friendly Community demonstration site is finished in Suzhou – jointly designed by Tongji University and 3XN/GXN. We will use this opportunity to host our annual CFC forum. We will display the facilities, talk about a blind and deaf special education centre, as well as focusing on the Suzhou/Esbjerg sister-city-project.

  • November 23 – Invitation to R&D workshop at SDC

ICDK has invited a selection of R&D Directors from Danish companies with R&D activities in China to participate in a workshop on November 23 at SDC. At the workshop we will explore

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UPCOMING EVENT LIST

11/13 2021 Gala ball & Business Person of the Year11/17  Nordic Marketing Day11/19 Suzhou Seminar & After Work: Legal & Risk Update on China’s GDPR: New PIPL11/27  DCCC Magical Christmas Party12/09 Interchamber Christmas Mixer

Newsletter September 2021

Board’s Corner

Shanghai, October 15, 2021

Dear DCCC members,

In the board, we are starting a new tradition in this space. You used to find the “Chairperson’s Corner” here. Now you will find the new “Board’s Corner”, where we as individual board members will take turns to share both a few personal reflections, while at the same time also give an update on the major events and coming activities in DCCC.

Being the first board member to have the privilege to write in this space, I wanted to share a reflection I had following the recent announcement from Beijing, aiming to limit children’s time spend on online gaming.

In isolation, this initiative could seem both strange and excessive. However, combined with another initiative to limit the market for children’s extra curriculum evening activities it starts to make more sense. Add to this the abandonment of the one child policy in 2016 and you will start to see a pattern. The ambition is to change the negative development in the birthrate. The aim is to support young couples in their dream to have a child and to build a family. Not just building a family, but also a family, where they have more opportunities to spend quality time together. The cost of raising a child in China’s major cities has simply increased too much for many couples to realize this dream. The quality family time has been diluted by the time consumed by the children’s gaming.

Being responsible for a business within the baby product sector in China/APAC, the development in number of newborns is naturally of very high interest to me. It should be for you as well. No matter what business you are in, this will eventually impact your business as well. It may take longer, depending on the nature of your business.

The number of newborns in China has fallen from 18 million babies in 2016 down to a predicted 11 million babies in 2021. It will be interesting to follow how the recent interventions from Beijing coupled with more initiatives to come will impact these numbers and eventually see them rise again. I personally believe the trend will change in the coming years in China.

As to the general activities in DCCC, September was characterized by a very high activity level. The first YP Clubhouse event was held with very inspirational speakers giving valuable insights to the participants.

Both the HR Work Group and the Finance & Legal Work Group had events, with topics on flexible employment and the income tax law.

In October, we have initiated a new training program. It is a three-session training program covering the topic of emotional intelligence and leadership. The training is in Chinese and suitable for mid-level management.

Make sure to mark Saturday November 13th. in your calendar. In the evening we will be meeting at the Bvlgari Hotel in Shanghai for the annual celebration of “Business Person of the Year”. Please note that the tickets are already on sale since yesterday and they are selling out fast. You can get your ticket here. A lot of efforts have been put into the preparation of this event and it will for sure be a very memorable evening in a very unique and historical location.

Finally, on behalf of the entire board, I would like to welcome the new partner member David Dongyu Cui as well as our new corporate member Flokk Trading (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

Wishing you all a great October and see you at the Bvlgari Hotel in November!


Lars Myrup
Board member DCCC East
SVP Stokke, GM APAC

Upcoming events at DCCC

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– 16 October Nordic Day 2021 Special ScreeningsA special screening at the Department for Culture and Education of the German Consulate General in Shanghai. Join us and enjoy films from Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland, and a discussion about Nordic LGBTQ+ community.

– 17 October RMB Internationalization: Will the RMB Become the Global Currency?

Will the Chinese Yuan become the global currency? If so, this would require a systemic shift in China’s management of its capital account. This talk by Rodrigo Zeidan, Associate Professor of Business and Finance and Chief Sustainability Liaison at NYU Shanghai, will explore the costs and benefits of distinct currency arrangements for China and also examine the likelihood that the RMB will float in the next twenty years.

– 26 October Break the Ceiling Touch the Sky Virtual Summit

A one day forum which brings together the world’s best leaders  (across functions and levels) from the most successfully organizations globally to share best practices for leadership, diversity, equity & inclusion and success.

– 28 October Nordic Marketing Day

Nordic Marketing Day 2021 is the first-ever and the biggest get-together for marketing, communications, sales, and creative experts working for Nordic businesses and organizations in China. The event provides the attendees with an opportunity to share the latest marketing trends and news, cases and lessons, tools and methods, as well as provides an access to community networks that everyone can learn from and support each other.

New Member at the DCCC

We would like to warmly welcome the newest members t the Danish Chamber:


Flokk Trading (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

Flokk is the market leader in the design, development and production of workplace furniture in Europe. They are the product owner of product brands HÅG, Offecct, Giroflex, RH, Profim, 9to5 Seating, BMA, RBM and Malmstolen. About 1800 employees work together to realize the vision of our company: Inspire great work.

Danes Worldwide

Covid-19 Vaccination for Expat Danes

As of now, expat Danes may purchase covid-19 vaccine shots in Denmark. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine was released for personal use on September 1; only a single shot is required to be fully vaccinated.

Danes Worldwide Secretary General Anne Marie Dalgaard is pleased: “We welcome this opportunity for our members. It helps fight the pandemic as many of our members live in countries where they are not included in local vaccination programs.”

Denmark’s Ministry of Health expects the vaccine to become available for purchase during the month of September.

Additional details are available here (in Danish).

Royal Danish Consulate

Consulate General 

Consul General Jakob Linulf met with Nantong Bureau of Commerce and Nantong Bureau of Transport, Coordinator of Comprehensive Department of Nantong New Airport Construction Headquarter to discuss about a possible cooperation a Nantong Shanghai International airport project with Denmark.

Together with the diplomatic corps Consul General and Dean of the Diplomatic Corps raised 60.000 CNY for two children to have heart surgery at the Consuls General Charity Tennis Tournament.

Consul General Jakob Linulf visited TUS Science Park in Suzhou to participate in the signing ceremony between Odense Robotics and TUS Holding.

Trade Council China, Shanghai

Consul General Jakob Linulf gave an opening speech at the opening ceremony of Tempur’s first flagship store in Shanghai.

Commercial Consul Jesper Halle attended the opening ceremony of the Watermelon Lantern Festival 2021 in Pinghu Zhejiang, where he had the opportunity to discuss local interest with the local government.

Innovation Centre Denmark, Shanghai 

ICDK Shanghai participated in the HICOOL Global Entrepreneurship summit. We invited the Danish EdTech company, “Kubo Robotics” to join our booth to showcase their brilliant educational coding solution designed specifically for kids.

ICDK Shanghai, DI, ITU and DCBF hosted three days of Blockchain Business Bridge Bootcamp learning about commercial and regulatory aspects of working with blockchain applications.

ICDK Shanghai also took part in the Launch of the Nordic Asian Venture Alliance (NAVA). The project is an extension of Innovation Lab Asia project and further connects 200 Nordic start-ups with East Asian Venture Capital.

ICDK Shanghai attended the consultation on building the first China-Denmark Friendly Children’s Care Home in Suzhou. The aim of this project is to build a child-care and friendly facility that can function as a demonstration house for children with disabilities.

With Danish cluster MARLOG, ICDK participated in an online webinar on the topic, “Shanghai: The World-Class Shipping Hub?” that aimed to provide insights on development trends and potential of the maritime industry in Shanghai’s North Bund.

Lastly, ICDK Shanghai also participated in the online summit on the topic of “A Greener Future: Re-Inventing Cities”, which is part of a broader collaboration between ICDK and Bloxhub.

Invest in Denmark 

IDK hosted sino-dk outbound investment forum on clinical trial partnered with SBIA, healthcare Denmark and trial nation, around 35 vip companies were invited for the close-door event and captured the opportunities for collaborations in clinical trial area in September 7th.

In September 23th, 25th-27th, IDK is working as co-hosted country for China Pharmaceutical Innovation and Research Development Association (PhIRDA) will hold 2021 China BioMed Innovation and Investment Conference (2021 CBIIC),we participated in this event by had 5 Danish companies join virtual road-show with top Chinese companies in this area.

Upcoming events

– October 14: One Health: Mitigating Antimicrobe Resistance in humans, livestock, and sustainable food production.

More information here.

– October 29: ICDK Innovation Lounge

More information will appear on Innovation Centre Denmark Shanghai LinkedIn page.

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UPCOMING EVENT LIST

10/16 Nordic Day 2021 Special Screenings
10/17 RMB Internationalization: Will the RMB Become the Global Currency?
10/26 Break the Ceiling Touch the Sky Virtual Summit
10/28 Nordic Marketing Day
11/13 2021 GALA BALL AND BUSINESS PERSON OF THE YEAR
12/09 Interchamber Christmas Mixer

 

Newsletter August 2021

Vice Chairwoman’s Corner

September 7th, 2021

Dear DCCC Members,

In August it was awesome to see so many of our members and friends joined the welcome back Danish Friday.
From 24 August, in collaboration with DCBF and DCC Hongkong, we are continuing our series of free webinars for our members. The upcoming webinars will focus on Asia and China insights on business.
In September, we have planned some very exciting events:

  • We are launching a new inspirational series for our younger members called YP Clubhouse. The series of events are exclusively for our YP members and (currently) invitation-only. The events will be roundtable discussions with topics such as entrepreneurship, innovation, business trends in China and Denmark. It’s a must-go event series for young professionals to meet others and share ideas. The first YP Clubhouse will be hosted by Lotte Norgreen, who is an experienced senior executive with 20 years operational and management experience from Europe, Asia and Africa.
  • A new series introducing the wonderful city we live in called MEGA City series will also be launched in SeptemberCollaborating with the Danish Consulate in Shanghai, we are inviting speakers from different areas to share insights on Shanghai.
  • On 24 September DCCC will host the annual Danish Summer Night in Beijing, at the Embassy of the Kingdom of Denmark. Already completely sold out, we are expecting the Beijingers to get the party started. On 13 November the party will continue at the Bvlgari hotel in Shanghai. We sincerely hope as many people as possible from all our China will come join in the celebration of the business people of the year.

The nomination platform for BPOY is now online. It will be possible to register nominations until 30 September. Scan the QR code to submit your nominations!

Ann Sophie de Meester

Vice Chairwoman, DCCC East


Upcoming events at DCCC

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– 7 September  Webinar: Supporting Your China Business Initiatives in a Virtual Environment
In the new era of team collaboration, global business leaders are posed with new challenges working in a virtual environment on several levels.John Fu, Managing Partner of China Insight, will present a set of challenges that companies encounter in this context as well as possible solutions.– 8 September MEGA CITY SERIES: Shanghai Demographics and Smart Cities

For the first event of the MEGA city series, we are pleased to invite Jacob Aldaco, Commercial and Innovation Director of SmartShanghai, and Martin Rune Hoxer, Executive Director of the Innovation Centre Denmark Shanghai to share with us on the topic of Shanghai’s Demographics and China’s Smart Cities.

– 9 September HR Work Group: Flexible Employment and Working Hours (in Chinese) 关于灵活用工与弹性工时的分享 (Members Only)This HR Work Group session will be in Chinese.

与flexibility相关的主要话题莫过于“灵活”用工和“弹性”工时,多数HR对于灵活与弹性的刻板印象便是用人单位享有自主权和主动权,但在中国强大劳动标准的管制之下,灵活性与弹性的模糊边界往往使得用人单位落入认知壁垒所造成的陷阱中。与其事后学习教训,不如事先扎好篱笆,我们邀请来自于北京大成上海办公室的罗欣律师与大家分享关于flexibility的迷思。

 10 September Chambers for Charity

In collaboration with the American, Australian, Benelux, British, Danish, German and Irish Chambers of Commerce, and sponsored by Shangri-La Pudong, Lifeline is hosting an Inter-Chamber mixer to raise awareness of mental health and funds for Lifeline.

Join us on September 10th for an evening of social mixing, panoramic views of the Historic Bund, drinks, canapés and important conversation around mental health.

– 24 September | Finance & Legal Work Group: Upcoming IIT Changes and Social Insurance for Expats in Shanghai (Members Only)
Join us on the 24th of September at the Langham Xintiandi for a Finance and Legal Work Group breakfast session where we look at the upcoming IIT changes and social insurance for expats in Shanghai. Ann Sophie de Meester, Corporate Services Director, from R&P lawyers will share details on what are the facts, what are the rumours and some potential scenarios.

– 24 September | Danish Summer Night in Beijing SOLD OUT

It took only 5 days for our 250 tickets to sold out! Thank you all for the support and see you on September 24 at The Embassy of the Kingdom of Denmark in Beijing!- 28 September Webinar: 2021 Sourcing Survey by Asia Perspective – Findings and Insights

Under the influence of the COVID pandemic, unprecedented events have revealed vulnerabilities in international supply chains, highly affecting many global companies and industries. This webinar will focus on the disruptions during the past 12 months, but more importantly, how to manage them going forward. Join this webinar where Lukas Faxå, consultant at Asia Perspective, will present this year’s report and unique insights.- 28 September | COP26 China Conference 2021 – Roadmap to 2030: staying under 2˚C
This half-day event comprising of multiple panel discussions organized by Green Initiatives, aims to bring together representatives from the local government, businesses, civil society, scientists, educators, and entrepreneurs to critically engage under the context of upcoming COP26 and provide key ideas, inspiration, and thoughts to tackle climate change as a community.


New Member at the DCCC

We would like to warmly welcome the newest members t the Danish Chamber:


Yara Marine Technologies

Since 2010, Yara Marine Technologies has been a frontrunner in the emissions reduction industry and has developed into one of the world’s largest providers of high-quality scrubber systems, with more than 400 systems installed removing tonnes of SOx from the atmosphere every year.
Yara Marine Technologies is headquartered in Oslo, Norway, with branches in Sweden, Poland, Singapore and China, and is a fully owned subsidiary of Yara International.


Danes Worldwide

The new school year begins at Danes Worldwide

The Danes Worldwide Danish courses start with the new school year on 6 September at three levels: Danish for beginners, Basic Danish, and School level Danish. Register now and take part from the very beginning.

Danish for Beginners 1 or 2 is designed for those who are learning from scratch. Those who have some knowledge of Danish may find Basic Danish suitable (this course also has two levels). School level Danish is designed for children who wish to maintain their skills in Danish for the purposes of returning to the Danish school system in the future.

Check out here for more details.  If you are ready, register here. We look forward to having you in our classes!


Royal Danish Consulate

Consulate General

Trade Council China, Shanghai

This month The Trade Council and JD Health (JD.com) has launched a new Danish online Health Pavilion. The first brand to launch is the Danish SME health brand ‘Camette’. With the new Pavilion. The Trade Council is opening up a new window for Danish OTC health brands in the BTC segment on JD. Contact Cortana Yang on xueyan@um.dk for further info.

GN Hearing invited Consul General Mr. Jakob Linulf to participate in the launch of their newest product “Quattro”, the event was live-streamed online.

Consul General Mr. Jakob Linulf witnessed the signing ceremony between the Danish company LEEMIAN, Jiaxing Jingkai District and Rongchung and a local development company, to open a Danish Lifestyle Centre in Jiaxing, Zhejiang Province.

Innovation Centre Denmark, Shanghai 

Supporting University Startup World Cup (USWC)
USWC is an international competition for startups hosted by Venture Cup China and supported by ICDK Shanghai. Throughout the year USWC will host a variety of pitching sessions with university startups around the world.

Top leader webinar by ‘Kommunernes Landsforening’ 
ICDK Shanghai were invited to reflect on Danish digitalization in the public in a globalized setting.

ICDK Shanghai welcomes the 2021 Sino-Danish Center cohort 

The introduction program for all new SDC students were held last week. During the week, 135 new students will touch on areas supporting them in building intercultural competencies and practicing the art of group work.

2021 VR Edtech Innovation Camp 

On August 30 – September 1 ICDK Shanghai and South Korea hosted the 2021 VR Edtech Innovation Camp. The aim of the event is to help Danish startups in the Edtech sector to better understand the business environment in China and South Korea, while also explore possible cooperation opportunities in entering the Chinese and South Korean Edtech markets.

Invest in Denmark

Key events IDK runs in China recently are:

  • Sino-DK Furniture Forum in Guangzhou CIFF, Chinese Design studio in DK
  • Robotics DK session in Shenzhen
  • Green summit between Shanghai and Denmark collaboration between TC-CLAISSIC, Innovation and Invest in Denmark.
  • The CIIF China International Industry Fair will take place on 5 days from Tuesday, 14. September to Saturday, 18. September 2021 in Shanghai.

Upcoming events 

Blockchain Business Bridge (BBB) Bootcamp

This year’s BBB Bootcamp will take place between 13 – 15 September. It will focus on product security within food and medical products. The aim of the project is to bridge the gap between Danish and Chinese blockchain ecosystems, and help Danish companies seek market opportunities in China.


UPCOMING EVENT LIST

9/7 Webinar: Supporting Your China Business Initiatives in a Virtual Environment
9/8  MEGA CITY SERIES: Shanghai Demographics and Smart Cities
9/9  HR Work Group: 关于灵活用工与弹性工时的分享 (Members Only)
9/10 Chambers for Charity
9/24 Finance & Legal Work Group: Upcoming IIT Changes and Social Insurance for Expats in Shanghai (Members Only)
9/24 Danish Summer Night in Beijing (SOLD OUT)
9/28 Webinar: 2021 Sourcing Survey by Asia Perspective – Findings and Insights
9/28 COP26 China Conference 2021 – Roadmap to 2030: staying under 2˚C

Newsletter July 2021

Chairman’s Corner

August 2nd, 2021

Dear DCCC Members,

The humid early summer 黄梅天 ‘plum season’ is finally over – and we got the big In-fa typhoon with us as a bargain right at the end. Now the real summer heat is upon us – not sure which one is better or worse, but I guess we are all used to it.

Some of our members have chosen to take a trip to Denmark for the summer – and many more have chosen a vacation to one of the myriads of natural wonders of China, that so many have never seen. In that sense, COVID is helping us explore new places in China, the country that has hosted us for so many years.

The summer is as usual low on chamber events, but we have had a few:

We had a Nanjing investment conference on July 13th and we have started the first event in the series ‘Sharp Minds’ on July 29th. The event was with the brilliant and inspiring marketer and writer Jacob Johansen and it also included the official launch of his new book: From Customer to User.  A lot of insights into consumer minds and also a ton of China experience and its relevance. Somehow turning the tables and disrupting the thinking around modern day consumer needs and behaviors.

August is coming up with the first ‘Mega City’ event on how Shanghai ‘s traffic is organized behind the scenes. Inspired by the utter chaos in the global shipping and forwarding market, we are also organizing a ‘The Global Shipping Chaos & Outlook’ event planned for August.

We at DCCC wish you the very best summer and a great time … looking forward to more participation this fall. We would like to remind you that not only the top leaders of our member companies are welcome at our events, but many of staff and managers from members companies are invited and welcome to participate in relevant events.

The warmest summer greetings!

Simon Lichtenberg

Chairman, DCCC East


Upcoming events at DCCC East

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– 4 August | Online & Offline Event
Travel and Immigration Policies: Updates, Trends, and Implications
Collaborating with the European Chamber, we are bringing you a session on travel and immigration policies in China with Ray Xia, Global Mobility Manager, PwC and Jenny Wang, Senior Manager, Fragomen.

– 5 August | DCCC Young Professionals event
Pub Quiz with Nordic YP 
DCCC Yong Professionals is collaborating with the other Nordic YPs to invite you to a pub quiz at Nordic Fika. Join us for a fun evening with old and new friends!

– 9 August | The Sustainability Forum:  3 Revolutionary Eco-Friendly Solutions
Are you curious about how some companies are driving the push towards sustainability in China? The DCCC has partnered up with Wo-men in Sustainability to explore eco-friendly solutions that we hope will change the consumerist landscape and create positive impact on our environment.

– 17 August | A Bold Move: IPO in China
Collaborating with SwedCham, the DCCC brings you with a seminar about IPO in China with Sean Ni, Senior Associate at Nordic Match, and Daniel Öhvall, Counsel at Ashurst.

– 20 August | Danish Friday
Stay tuned for more information about the August Version of Danish Friday!

– To be confirmed | MEGA City event: How traffic is controlled in a Mega city
How is Shanghai organizing its traffic as a mega city behind the scenes? Stay tuned for more information about this event!

– To be confirmed | Round Table: The Global Shipping Chaos & Outlook
What is the status of the shipping market during a rather chaotic period of time of the world? Stay tuned for more details!


Danes Worldwide

New course: Danish for Beginners 2

Danes Worldwide now offers a new course: Danish for Beginners 2 – designed for anyone aged 10 and up. We recommend that younger students be assisted by an adult during the course.

Danish for Beginners 2 continues Danish for Beginners (CEFR level A1). If you have some knowledge of Danish corresponding to level A1, you may enroll in Danish for Beginners 2 without taking the Danish for Beginners course.

This course will suit those who do speak some Danish but have never learned grammar or who have not practiced speaking and writing.

Danish for Beginners 2 is suitable for those who need a great deal of flexibility. Each week during the course, a new set of assignments gets issued, and students may work at their convenience. All instructions for the assignments are in English and Danish.

Find out more about Danish for Beginners 2 here and sign up here.


Royal Danish Consulate

Consulate General
On 29-30 July Consul General Mr. Jakob Linulf visited the Nanyuan Village in Jiangxi Province to know more about their sustainable farming project to help rural farmers. The Consul General also had meetings with local authorities of Yifeng County to talk about Ecological agriculture, environment and tourism.

Trade Council China, Shanghai
On Monday 26 July the CIIE bureau invited the Consulate General to a pre-matchmaking event for Chinese trading companies and organizations. A unique opportunity to promote the participating Danish companies to potential buyers.

Invest in Denmark
IDK cleantech team went to China Offshore Wind Summit in mid-July, the annual gathering with top China Wind Supply Chain and seek investment opportunities in future in wind industry in China.

The Invest in Denmark and Innovation Centre’s Tech team visited the third Shenzhen International Digital Audio Industry Exhibition on July 30, where they joined the international digital audio technology exchange conference “Intelligent Leading Times, Sound Creates the Future” with focus on technological innovation achievements and future development trend in the field of digital science and technology.

Culture events
On 1 July, the Consulate General hosted a Danish film evening for. The next film event will be in last August or early September.

Innovation Centre Denmark upcoming events
On 30 August to September 1st the Innovation Centre Denmark, Shanghai and Innovation Centre Seoul will host a VR Edtech Innovation Camp. It is a three-day camp where four Danish Edtech start-ups will be able to pitch and match-make with Chinese/Korean panellists in immersive VR environment.


Upcoming event list

8/4  Travel and Immigration Policies: Updates, Trends, and Implications
8/5  Pub Quiz with Nordic YP 
8/9  The Sustainability Forum:  3 Revolutionary Eco-Friendly Solutions
8/17 A Bold Move: IPO in China
8/20 Danish Friday (location TBD)
– MEGA City: How Traffic is Controlled in a Mega City
– Round Table: The Global Shipping Chaos & Outlook

Newsletter June 2021

Vice Chairwoman’s Corner

July 7th, 2021

Dear DCCC Members,

The summer is full on in Shanghai, and while some members are now enjoying the cooler Danish climate, many of us are staying in Shanghai.

In June, DCCC East hosted and co-hosted 10 events. Now we are crossing our fingers, that July’s most important event will be the Euro Cup final on Saturday.

In the end of July, we are introducing a new concept, namely “Sharp Minds” events. These will be events not to miss, so save the date 29 July, where we have Jacob Johansen talk on his new book release on cracking the most significant challenge in business.

Since the DCCC office is as busy as ever, we are super happy that Weiyu has joined the secretariat as office assistant. Weiyu has previously studied and worked in Copenhagen for 5 years, and has an educational background in finance, and experience in the Danish craft beer industry. A very big welcome to Weiyu, who so far is doing an excellent job!

Also, a very warm welcome to our newest members: CHIC Investments and Global Executive Business Association.

Warm wishes for a continued great summer from the DCCC East team.

Ann Sophie de Meester
Vice Chairwoman, DCCC East


Upcoming events at DCCC East

– 8 July: UEFA EURO event:
UEFA EURO Semi-finals Denmark vs England
Thank you to all for those who participated our football viewing events so far. It was so great to see the Danish community come together and support the team. Denmark made it to the semi-finals after 29 years, and we would like to see as many of you to cheer with us for Denmark.

– 13 July: Event with Nanjing Government Officials
“Nanjing Exclusive Dialogue with European Enterprises” Conference will be held on July 13rd at Shanghai Garden Hotel. It’s a unique opportunity to meet with government representatives and networking with other EU companies.

– 16 July: Danish Friday
Stay tuned for more information about July’s version of Danish Friday!

– 21 July: Art & Hygge Cultural Networking event
“Paint like a Master: Masterclass in Traditional Chinese Painting” will be hosted by Grundfos at their Jing’an office. The session will be guided step-by-step by a master Chinese traditional painter and it’s perfect for those looking for a relaxing evening with creativity and a glass of wine.

– 29 July: Sharp Minds event – Book Release with Jacob Johansen
Will be a super interesting summer evening with a presentation from Jacob Johansen about his latest book “From Customer to User”. The event will be hosted at Jacob Jensen Design’s office.


New Members at the DCCC

We would like to warmly welcome the newest members at the Danish Chamber:


CHIC Investment
Founded in 2009 in China, Chic Group offers tailor-made solutions in the fields of mall management, business & brand development, trading services, project management, pursuing investment and internationalization opportunities. Chic Group, in Italy with offices in Milan and Rome, has been collaborating for years with government agencies and associations such as Italy China Foundation to support the growth of strategies Italian business, marketing and operations in China.


Global Executive Business Association
Global Executive of Business Administration program (Global EBA) runs under Shanghai Jiaotong University Education Group. The Global EBA Program has over 300 participating international executives, CEOs, CFOs, and COOs as well as Managers and Directors of the world’s top 500 companies from over 30 different industry fields. The main subject of this program is “Doing Business in China”, with over 100 topics on a broad range of business fields.


Danes Worldwide

We are very pleased to announce that on 3 June 2021, a new 5-year application period was put in place. This new period for applying to reacquire one’s Danish citizenship runs 1 July 2021 to 1 July 2026.

In December 2020, Danes Worldwide provided formal input to the legislative hearing on the matter: danes.dk (in Danish).

Danes Worldwide Secretary General Anne Marie Dalgaard comments: ”We are extremely pleased that our work yielded results in that the politicians became aware of the needs of expat Danes. It is a positive development that our fellow Danes living abroad may finally call themselves Danish citizens again. We had hoped that there would be no new deadline, but overall we are happy with the outcome.”

The text of the legislation and the amendment in Section 2 may be seen here (in Danish).


Royal Danish Consulate

Consulate General

Consul General Mr. Jakob Linulf visited Zhenjiang City in Jiangsu where he met Secretary of the CPC Zhenjiang Municipal Committee to discuss Zhenjiang transitioning to a low-carbon city. Commercial Consul Mr. Jesper Halle made the opening speech at the ‘Changning International Investment Promotion Meeting’. Jakob Linulf visited Novozymes at FIC and participated in the Yangtze River Delta region dialogue on “Building Back Better and Greener opening” together with the Nordic Consulates General, Innovation Centre Denmark and Danish companies.

Trade Council China, Shanghai
June 2, the Consulate hosted and participated in the ‘wastewater treatment Cooperation Conference’ at AquaTech China. The Consulate also held a roundtable discussion on diabetes with Novo Nordisk as the sponsor. 
 
More than 10 Danish Design and Lifestyle companies displayed their exceptional design, quality and inspiration at the Design Shanghai week.  
June 15, the China Denmark Health Policy Exchange and Sharing event was held at the Consulate General in Shanghai.  
June 16, “China – Denmark Day” was successfully held at Shanghai Electric Group Co., Ltd Wind Power Group (SEWPG). 

Invest in Denmark
Food and Health Team in Invest in Denmark hosted “Danish food ingredients innovation forum” in HIFI China (Healthy Ingredient, Food Ingredient) this year. 3 Danish speakers from DTU, Arla and Fermbiotics joined virtually and introduced strongholds in Danish food ingredient sector.
 
Innovation Centre Denmark, Shanghai
Green Summit Kickoff

The Consulate General in Shanghai invited over 100 people to H18 – certified by Active House Alliance – to one of our flagship events of the year. More info can be found here: 
greenshanghai.com.cn 

The SDC Annual Report 2020 is out.

Even though the Covid-19 situation out-shadowed most activities in 2020, the year also brought positive notes: 

  • Celebration of the 10th anniversary of Sino-Danish Center for Education and Research 
  • – Release of SDC International Report 2020 
  • – Launch of a new master’s degree program in International Food Quality and Health. 

Read the full report here. 

Solar Decathlon Roadshow

ICDK went to Suzhou to promote the Aurora project. Aurora is a #sustainable housing project designed by students from DTU – Technical University of Denmark and #SUDA, bridging Danish and Chinese innovation through the #SolarDecathlon Competition. You can watch the entire stream and take a virtual tour in the digital Aurora twin house here: greenshanghai.com.cn 

Venture Cup – University Startup World Cup

ICDK Shanghai participated in the official opening ceremony of this year’s USWC 2021. Following this, USWC will travel around China with a roadshow. Students from around the world will get the opportunity to showcase their business.  

Meet Pinduoduo

With Food & Bio Cluster Denmark, ICDK Shanghai hosted a webinar with Pinduoduo – the World’s largest e-commerce platform measured by number of users. 

Nanjing Tech Week

ICDK Shanghai visited Nanjing to promote Danish innovation and sustainable solutions at the 2021 Nanjing Tech Week.

Culture events

On 10 June, the consulate hosted an evening in the footsteps of Bernard Arp Sindberg at the Consul General’s residence. Alex Zhangli from Jiangsu Second Normal University exhibited 15 paintings about how Sindberg helped Chinese refugees in Nanjing. The Danish acclaimed author and journalist Mr. Peter Harmsen gave a presentation. Thank you to FLSmidth for hosting the event. 
12 June: Thank you to sponsors and spectators for joining our Shanghai EURO2020 edition together with the Finnish, Russian, Belgian, and Danish Consulates. 


Upcoming event list

7/8   UEFA EURO Semi-finals Denmark vs England
7/13 “Nanjing Exclusive Dialogue with European Enterprises”
7/16  Danish Friday (location TBD)
7/21 “Paint like a Master: Masterclass in Traditional Chinese Painting”
7/29  Book Release with Jacob Johansen


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 May 2021

Chairman’s Corner – Simon Lichtenberg

June 2nd, 2021

Dear DCCC Members,

The 100 years birthday celebration of the Chinese Communist party establishment in Shanghai on July 1st 1921 is occupying many government organizations at the same time, international transportation problems spinning out of control, is taking up the minds of traders and exporters. And the “黄梅天” most humid time in Shanghai is coming over us. We are certainly warming up for the summer.

DCCC had a jumpstart to a beginning hot season in Shanghai.

First of all during May we hosted/co-hosted 3 online events – but even more importantly, we carried through 6 live events in Shanghai.

The big highlight was the annual Summer BBQ event on 29th May where we had great participation and we had a top kitchen/grill team to serve Danish classics – it was a big night.

The HR group is now back in business and they had their first event at the consulate on 27th May “Optimizing HR Management Through Digital Technology” with some great speakers – I highly recommend ALL our members to get their HR manager and senior staff involved in the group. Please contact Ellen (ellen@dccc-shanghai.com) for more information.

Even as June is getting into the summer, we are not slowing down – and have planned 5 live events (pls. see the calendar) other than “beers & Hotdogs” mostly new initiatives – we welcome you all to come and be part of it. Due to Covid fewer people are travelling during the summer so we will keep the activity level normal, at least through June.

The new board has by now had two meetings and we are getting into working mode – having created teams and working groups engaging most of the board members into creating better events and value for the members. You will see more results of this over and after the summer.

We are looking forward to a summer seeing plenty of you!

Simon Lichtenberg
DCCC East Chair

Danes Worldwide

July Summer School Spaces Still Available

Our Summer School coordinators are busy working on the detailed plans for the 2021 Summer Schools to be held 7-23 July (older children and teens) and 10-18 July (younger children and their parents or grandparents).

Naturally, the corona pandemic is making it necessary to run these events with extra vigilance and with observance of current public health regulations. Classes will be held with such measures as physical distancing, ventilation, and disinfection, but the point of Summer School as always is to learn and to meet new friends while learning. The regulations have reduced the number of spaces we are able to offer, but our coordinators indicate that a few remain; register here.

Find out more about Summer School here – or get in touch with Senior Summer School Coordinator Solveig Engberg at solveig@danes.dk or +45 3332 0913.

Royal Danish Consulate

Consulate General
During May Consul General Mr. Jakob Linulf had meetings with Huzhou FAO, newly appointed Consul Generals to Shanghai and hosted the monthly Consul Generals luncheon. The Consul General also went to Chuzhou to meet with the Mayor and visited the Danish companies Sanovo and Carlsberg.

The Consul General opened the SIAL exhibition and visited Danish Crown at the EU Pork pavilion. The Consul General was also invited to speak at the Xuzhou 2021 Yangtze River Delta (Shanghai) Investment Promotion Conference by Xuzhou government.

On 28 May the Consul General tee off the first Consul Generals Charity Golf Cup organized in collaboration with the Consul General of Chile, Chilean Business man Daniel Demke to raise money to Hearts to Hearts under the Shanghai Charity Foundation. A big thank you to Danisa, Danish Crown and Boxon for your sponsorships and to the 9 Danish golf players for your participation.

Trade Council China, Shanghai
30 Danish food related companies have signed up for this year’s CIIE 5-10 November and the Danish pavilion will be 500 sqm compared to last year’s CIIE with 23 companies on 300 sqm.

Consul General Mr. Jakob Linulf and Commercial Consul Mr. Jesper Halle opened Royal Copenghagen’s first flagship store in Shanghai.

Commercial Consul Mr. Jesper Halle also participated in the 2021 Jiangyin (Shanghai) Foreign Industrial Cooperation Symposium and opened LEGO’s House of Dot’s exhibition at Daning Plaza.

Invest in Denmark
IDK’s tech team bring Danish Drone Cluster to the 5th World Drone Expo in Shenzhen. The hybrid event contains digital introduction regarding Danish Drone technology and introduce Odense Robotics Center. World Drone Expo is the largest drone expo held in China.

IDK’s cleantech team joined World Energy Storage Conference in Hangzhou, bring Chinese companies’ Danish concepts in P2X, energy island and green transition concepts.

Innovation Centre Denmark, Shanghai
On May 27th Jakob Linulf, Consul General, and Martin Rune Hoxer, Director of ICDK Shanghai participated in LEO Pharma’s pitch event discussing developing trends in the international dermatology industry, together with investors and industry leaders.

ICDK Shanghai is hiring!
We are looking for a new Innovation Officer with specific focus on tech and sustainability. To apply for the position, please send your CV and one-page written application (mandatory) in English explaining your motivation and qualifications for the job to shainn@um.dk. More information can be found here: https://kina.um.dk/en/about-us/vacancies/innovation-officer–shanghai/

Pinduoduo was founded in 2015 and is China’s largest agricultural platform and the world’s largest online retail platform by active buyers. Join in on June 15th. 15:30 – 16:15 when ICDK Shanghai and Pinduoduo explore the Danish Agri-tech and Food Ecosystem. Sign up for online participation here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJctce6vpzkrGtE6qTGNQEiZ81mboKUwFx_e

Culture events
The Nordic Consulates General in Shanghai hosted a series of Nordic talk about sustainability and transparency in our food system and an open Nordic food market with sustainable Nordic food companies at Sinan Mansion.

New Members

As experts in hydraulics and cooling systems, Hydratech Industries Wind Power supplies the wind turbine industry with reliable components for pitch hydraulics, hydraulic braking and cooling solutions, rotor locks, and hatch opening systems.

With their cutting-edge products and flexible design approach means they can integrate our components into the most advanced wind turbines – and they have powerful tools that use mathematical modelling and simulation to bring them close to a final design before they build a prototype.

Upcoming Events in June

Join our Green Summit online on 7 June
The Royal Danish Consulate General in Shanghai, together with BloxHub and other leading Danish organizations within green and sustainable solutions invites you to our Green Summit Launch event – focusing on sustainable urban development, buildings, and construction materials. The event will take place on June 7 15:00 – 17:35.

Enjoy speakers from both Denmark and China, and get insights into opportunities and challenges within the green transition from both Danish and Chinese perspectives, and get an understanding on where collaborative potentials lies ahead from a Sino-Danish Context. Watch the livestream online at greenshanghai.com.cn.

Come and cheer on the Danish team in the warm up for EURO2020 group B’s kick off on the 12 June from 13.30

6/1 Impact of the IIT law
6/3 Beers and Hotdogs at Nordic Fika
6/7 Bridge the Gap: Understanding the Fundamentals of Mandarin
6/8 Interchamber Networking
6/12 UEFA Euro Denmark vs Finland
6/16 B2B Marketing
6/18 Danish Friday
6/22 Break the ceiling, touch the sky – women in leadership summit
6/23 Book Release with Jacob Johansen
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 April 2021


Vice Chair’s Corner – Ann Sophie de Meester

Dear Members and Readers,After the latest AGM, the whole board has hit the ground running. A working-plan for the coming six months has been made and set in motion, and it is now full speed ahead on implementing it. We have by now learnt, that our new chairman’s delegation skills are very well developed! 😉

The key driver in the plan made for the upcoming months, is to create value for our members. Below are listed some of the initiatives we hope you will take full advantage of:

Working Groups
An additional HR working group has been added to the already existing Food WG and Legal & Finance WG.

  • The HR WG will mostly be run in Chinese, and we have an awesome kick off event planned on 27 May with the topic of “Digital transformation in HR management”. We very much hope, that the HR managers from all member companies will join, be inspired, learn and get some fresh inputs. The event will take place at the Danish consulate.
  • The legal and finance WG is taking place as breakfast meetings, with presentations of a specific topic, followed by very open round table discussions. The ones participating are CEOs, CFOs and senior managers. All nationalities are of course welcome, but the language spoken during the meetings is English. Please feel free to reach out to Ellen, if you would like to be notified of upcoming events for this group.
  • The food WG has recently had a very successful visit to Danish Crown’s factory. Feel free to join the food WG if you are in the F&B industry, or just like to eat, since tasting what is being discussed is a big part of these meetings.

Last year our summer BBQ was a great success, and this year Kim, Karin, Jeppe and Niels have again promised to make enough flæskesteg, pulled pork, syltede agurker and remoulade in order for everyone to be able to roll all the way home afterwards. Date is 29 May at Geneva, Hongqiao. Get your tickets here!

The Danish gala, aka BPOY, will be held on November 13th. We have been able to secure the Bvlgari hotel, which is the exact place where the original Shanghai Chamber of Commerce was established in 1912 during the Qing dynasty. We are working hard to make sure this becomes the party of the year, so we highly recommend you to already now start practicing your bowtie-tying skills and fiercest dance moves. More information to follow soon.

Also, a very warm welcome to our newest members, NBH and Boxon Packaging.

Only thing left to say is enjoy the beautiful spring, and the last day of the official May holiday!

Ann Sophie de Meester

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Danes Worldwide Corner

Act fast before the fees go up: Danish language instruction special offer for 2021-22

On 1 May, the rates for our online courses (Danish for Beginners, Basic Danish, and School Level Danish) will be increased. Take advantage of our special offer:

  • For registrations made for yourself or your child before 6 May, you will pay the “old” fees for the entire 2021-22 school year.
  • “Old” fees apply also to registrations made before 6 May for the 4th segment of the current school year.

Act fast and save money.  Find out more about our courses here.

You are welcome to be in touch with Anja Kjær, head of teaching, if you have questions: anja@danes.dk

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Update from the Royal Danish Consulate – April 2021

Consulate General
To support Danish companies in Xuzhou Consul General Jakob Linulf had a meeting with  Mayor of Xuzhou together with Danfoss, LiqTech, Jensen and Baettr. Jakob Linulf also visited Vink Plastic.

Consul General Jakob Linulf opened the IE Expo on 20 April together with Mr. Peng Bin Vice Chairman of Chinese society for Environmental science and Mr. Zhao Lijun President of China Environmental chamber of Commerce. Jakob Linulf visited the Danish Export Association’s water pavilion and talked to representatives from Hoyer and Hempel. AVK and Grundfos were also represented the IE Expo and Jakob Linulf visited both companies to talk about their green water projects in China. During the IE expo Innovation Officer Heidi Yujie Su,E.I.T. attended the U-S-E Water project’s 2 session seminar about Drinking Water Distribution & Urban Water Loss and Energy Saving and CO2 Reduction Technology for Wastewater Treatment to share the collaboration experience between Danish water SMEs and Yixing Local companies under Nordic Sustainable Cities.

Starting in 2014, the City of Shanghai has collaborated with the Energy Foundation China, China Sustainable Transportation Centre(CSTC) and the Danish Urban Strategy company Gehl – Making Cities for People to develop the strategy “Towards a People Orientated Waterfront” to create a people-first approaches to all public space development along all of the Shanghai Huangpu Riverfront. Mr. Sun Yuanxin from CSTC guided Consul General Mr. Jakob Linulf on a walk along the south Bund to introduce the idea behind the strategy and implementation. In 2018, the strategy had resulted in implementation of more than 45 km transformed and continuous public spaces from the Yangpu district to the Xuhui district. Since then, even more of the 110km waterfront has been transformed. Same year Kristian Villadsen, Partner and Director of Gehl was awarded the Magnolia Award by the Municipal Government of Shanghai. One of the latest implementations from Gehl’s strategic work in Shanghai is full transformation of Nanjing East Road into a pedestrian street

The artwork “Scries” created by the Danish art platform Diakron and artist Emil Rønn Andersen is part of Power Station of Art’s 13th Shanghai Biennale “Bodies of water” until 27 July. Consul General Jakob Linulf was invited to the opening ceremony and had the opportunity to talk online with Bjarke Hvass Kure, Aslak Aamot Kjærulff from Diakron and artist Emil Rønn Andersen about their art work. Scries is developed through conversations with scientists at DTU Environment, ICOS Denmark, RERAF Risø, CLIMAITE at Copenhagen University and the Centre for Ice and Climate at the Niels Bohr Institute. The project grows out of Primer, an art, science and technology platform developed between Diakron and the Danish water technology company Aquaporin A/S.

TC
In April the Trade Council China, Shanghai signed two significant MoUs that can help Danish health companies into the Chinese growing health product market.

The first MoU was signed with Ecmoho, one of China’s largest trading partners within B2B and B2C health E-Commerce.  As the first country in the world, Denmark signs agreement with China’s largest online health provider, JD Health. The Trade Council in China has entered a MOU with JD Health, paving the way for Danish companies in reaching Chinese consumers and patients through the newly established ‘Danish Health Pavilion’ on JD.COM. With the MoU, Trade Council in China operationalizes the Danish Governments recently launched ‘Life Science Strategy’, offering significant opportunities for the Danish health sector. The ‘over the counter’ health product sector has grown significantly in China during  the COVID19 period and Danish product/brand analysis shows great potential for Danish products. At the event Danish GN Group and SME Camette also entered agreements with JD Health to further develop their online presence in #China.

IDK
In April, Nanjing TMR Energy (hereinafter: TMR Energy) announced that it will further increase its investment in Denmark to develop cutting-edge energy storage products with Technology University of Denmark and Aalborg University. This is one of the initiatives to further expand the market share of TMR’s Prime energy storage system globally. TMR Energy focuses on the development of innovative, sustainable energy storage systems and launched second used ESS from EV and distributed Prime series ESS in 2018 and 2020, respectively.

Jeppe Solmer, director of Asia, Invest in Denmark, stated that “We are very pleased to see that Chinese new energy technology companies are able to bring the latest technology and products developed by China and Denmark to both markets, upgrading technology and reducing costs, allowing users in more markets around the world to share the fruits of technology and contributing to global energy sustainable development.” Invest in Denmark will continue to support TMR Energy’s investment activities in Denmark.

Invest in Denmark joined Phenix Day 2021 by bringing Danish Drone and Robotics Sector to Chinese top tier companies in drone area. The event is hosted by  RobSense and Huzhou Research Institute of Zhejiang University. Invest in Denmark have for some years worked together with UAS Denmark to link the Danish drone cluster to the Chinese market opportunities. We will of course continue this effort and collaboration together with the new Drone cluster – Odense Robotics. We are always looking to expand this network and assist Chinese companies explore new opportunities for new business, R&D or partnerships in Denmark.

Innovation Centre:

Continuous focus on blockchain technology
ICDK Shanghai is actively looking for sustainable disruptive digital solutions in mature industries. We believe that the application and integration of blockchain technology is one of the major technologies of the future.

Blockchain Business Bridge, a platform funded by the Danish Industry Foundation and co-founded by ICDK Shanghai, invited guests to a discussion on cross-border partnerships in blockchain. This event looked into specific sectors food safety and smart cities – two areas with great potential for Sino-Danish business and technology collaboration.
ICDK Shanghai were also present at the eighth Asia-Pacific International Summit on Port Science and Technology. Here, we shared our insights on how blockchain solutions in the maritime industry can contribute to China’s overall climate ambitions, and specifically for Chinese ports’ path towards carbon neutrality.

Webinar: AI in Healthcare
AI development is progressing rapidly within health. This is especially evident in China, as they have placed a strategic focus on AI in healthcare. An aging population is driving an urgent need for easy access and highquality health services – AI is here to support the development.
In collaboration with DCCC and DCBF, ICDK Shanghai took the audience through an analysis of AI segments – such as imaging, health management and disease protection – within healthcare in China. The webinar underwent challenges, application scenarios, development and current status of each segment.

Webinar: International perspective on the importance of government’s digitalisation partnership
Dansk Energi and Branchefællesskab for Intelligent Energi invited guests to a webinar on international perspectives on the government’s recently established digitalization partnership.

Presentations were made from ICDK ShanghaiDenmark in Germany and Digital Hub Denmark on China’s, Germany’s, and the US’ respective digital ambitions.

Open call: Sino-Danish bilateral call collaboration 2021 – ‘Green Transition’ by Innovationsfonden
This is a bilateral call between Ministry of Science and Technology of China and Innovation Fund Denmark. Deadline for submission is Thursday 27th of May 2021.
Topic for this call is capture and storage or use of CO2. Green fuels for transportation and industry (Power-to-X, etc.). Climate- and environment-friendly agriculture and food production. Circular economy with a focus on plastics and textiles.

Innovation Fund Denmark can fund both universities, GTS institutes, hospitals, public organizations, and industry.

Click here for more information: https://innovationsfonden.dk/en/programmes/international-collaborations/pre-announcement-sino-danish-bilateral-call-collaboration

Consular:

Visas and work permits to Denmark
Due to Covid-19, it has been very difficult to obtain a visa to Denmark for all foreigners, incl. Chinese nationals, for over a year now. The rules were relaxed on
21 April 2021, but it is still only possible to obtain a visa – and to enter Denmark with an existing visa – if you have a so-called “worthy purpose”. You can see the complete list of “worthy purposes” at the following link to the www.coronasmitte.dk homepage: Foreigners habitually resident abroad (coronasmitte.dk). Please check the link before making any decisions about travel, as the list of worthy purposes and entry requirements to Denmark in general is updated regularly.

On 21 April 2021, the rules for residence and work permits were also relaxed and the situation is now almost back to what it was before the pandemic. Read about the rules governing residence and work permits to Denmark at the following link to www.siri.dk : New to Denmark (nyidanmark.dk)

Last summer, Denmark moved its visa case handling in China to a new visa hub at the Consulate General of Denmark in Guangzhou. In Shanghai, it is still possible to hand in your visa application at the visa application centre (VFS): Denmark Visa Information In China – Home Page (vfsglobal.cn). The passport and documents are handed in to VFS, but the Danish Consulate General in Guangzhou handle the visa application and make the decision, together with the Danish Immigration Service in Copenhagen. The passport, with a visa or a refusal letter, is picked up at the VFS application centre in Shanghai after a decision has been made in the case. You can also ask to have your passport and documents returned to you by courier.

Culture event:

  • Danish film evening 9 June at the Consulate General from 18.30
  • BOOK THE DATE: Saturday 12th June the Consulate General and Consulate General of Finland are organizing a joint venue for all Danes and Finns to watch the UEFA European Championship match between Denmark – Finland
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VL Gruppe i Shanghai

Dansk Selskab for Virksomhedsledelse (VL) er et globalt netværk af dansktalende virksomhedsledere. VL gruppen i Shanghai mødes 6-8 gange om året for at udveksle arbejdsmæssige erfaringer og udfordringer. Vi er knap 30 medlemmer men har plads til flere. Hvis det har interesse kan mere information findes paa www.vl.dk. Formanden for VL71, Nikolaj Moesgaard kan kontaktes paa nm@impactintel.com

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Welcome to the New Members:

New Corporate Members:

Boxon Packaging

Boxon is a packaging company with headquarter in Sweden and branches in Nordic region, Germany, France, and China. They offer packaging solutions and save total supply chain cost for clients. Boxon (Shanghai) Packaging is part of the Boxon Group.

NBH

NBH is a a digital agency capturing the Chinese customers. In the world where China’s digital communication channels are unique from the rest of the world, their marketing experts, create and build strong presences and campaigns that inspire action and deliver measurable business results. NBH is based in Shanghai, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Helsinki and Reykjavik, and are official trusted partner of Tencent, Douyin, Alipay and Ctrip.

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Upcoming Events

May 6 IP Protection at Online Trade Fairs
May 11 Sino-Danish Government to Government Cooperation within Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, Environment & Water and Sustainable Urban Developments
May 18 China Growth Strategy in the “Decoupling” Era
May 25 Entering the Chinese Market Through Cross Border E-Commerce during COVID-19
May 26 Visit to Lingang Special Area
May 27 HR Work Group: Optimizing HR Management Through Digital Technologies
May 29 Summer BBQ
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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March Newsletter 2021

Chairman’s Corner – Simon Lichtenberg

Dear Members and Readers

With the arrival of Spring in March, it brought about a new season of change and along with that an Annual General Meeting that determined who will be on the board of the DCCC for the year 2021. Before I introduce myself as the new Chairman, I’d first like to give a big thanks to those from the board who have now left us. Firstly, Kim Scheibel for the great work he has done as Chairman leading the DCCC this past year. If you have met Kim, then you know I have big shoes to fill, both with the work he’s done and the height he carries himself at! I’d also like to thank Susanne Klemp and Niels Thomsen, they have been a huge part of making our DCCC F&B Working group a success and I wish them all the best moving forward!

Now on to the new team, this year we welcome some familiar faces and new faces to continue on the board. I, Simon Lichtenberg, have been with the Danish Chamber since the very beginning and I am very happy to take on the role of Chairman working alongside a capable team consisting of Ann Sophie de Meester who is now Vice-Chair, Lars Norregaard continuing as Treasurer and Manuel Veiga Aldemira as Secretary to the board. The remaining board members are as follows:

  • Lotte Norgreen, Vikinor
  • Andreas Lundqvist, Danfoss
  • Christy Chen Møller, ChinaBase Travel
  • Lars Myrup, Stokke
  • Yingli Wu, Wrist
  • Poul Kristensen, WE-Dragons
  • Klaus Bjorkgren, Nordic Match
  • Jonas Frank, Martin Bencher

With the new team and general manager Ellen-Anan Kier, we aim to make the Danish Chamber a better and stronger organization than it’s ever been before, and on that note, be ready to welcome Ellen to your offices so we can tell you more about what we do and hear about what you’re interested in!

In this new year, you’ll see offline events kick up a notch and a reduction in online webinars. 2020 was a year with countless online activities from all sorts of organisations, but with the vaccines rolling out and restrictions within China loosening their grip, we expect to host more events where you’re able to network, learn and develop yourself around like-minded peers!

As you may already know, the DCCC is also making strides towards becoming a Pan-China Danish Chamber and there are many things are underway to make that happen in the near future!

I’d also like to give a warm welcome to our newest member Nordic Match who joined in March, they are M&A and strategy advisors with their headquarters in Shanghai. Welcome to the DCCC!

Below you can see the events that we held in March and the upcoming events in April, we hope to see you there!

That’s all from me for now,

Kind regards,

Simon Lichtenberg
Events in March:

March 2 DCCC & DCBF: Understanding Patent Protection and the Revised Patent Law
March 2 Chinese Training
March 9 DCCC & DCBF: How Foreign Employees can Enter China
March 9 Food Work Group Visits Danish Crown
March 16 DCCC & DCBF: Introduction to and Possible Applications of Industry 4.0/CM2025
March 19 China’s Home Stretch to Recovery (Online/Offline event)
March 19 Visit to Matzform
March 23 DCCC & DCBF: Understanding China’s Free Trade Ports
March 24 AGM
March 30 Chinese Training
March 31 Food Tech Meets Legal – Expert Dialogue on Old and New Trends in the F&B Industry

Upcoming Events in April:

April 8 Risk Management in the New Normal
April 8 DCCC & DCBF Sino-Danish Joint Working Program and Government-to-Government Cooperation within Health, Research and Education
April 13 DCCC & DCBF China’s 14th 5-Year Plan
April 15 The M&A Playbook – The What, the Why, the How?
April 15 DCCC & DCBF Agriculture Tech and Sustainability Development
April 20 DCCC & DCBF AI within Health
April 23 Agile Strategy for Foreign Executives to Avoid Personal Liabilities in China
April 27 DCCC & DCBF Sino-Danish Government-to-Government Cooperation within the Energy and Maritime Sectors
April 29 DCCC & DCBF Screening and Approval of Foreign Investments – New Strict Rules proposed by the Danish Government

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Danes Worldwide Corner

There is still time to enroll your child in the School Level Danish course
You may still enroll your child in one of the online courses offered by Danes Worldwide.  Segment 4 starts on 12 April; there is no requirement that a student must have been enrolled in previous segments during this school year. All assignments are clearly explained. To support independent study, the teachers have created libraries of study materials:
Grades 0-3: Videos about the letters of the alphabet and their sounds, material dealing with spelling/grammar and literature, and explanations of parts of speech and “tricky” vowels.
Grades 4-6: Coverage of genres and types of text, help with grammar, strategies for reading, rhetorical devices, analytical models, and tips for oral and written presentation.
Grades 7-9:  Analytical models, grammar help, videos offering suggestions on spelling and reading, lots of practice with commas, writing guides, and guidance for improving the written language.
In addition, students may enjoy previous years’ Danes films at no charge.  Get all the details on this course here: https://www.danes.dk/en/danish-language-courses/school-level-danish/

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Update from the Royal Danish Consulate – February 2021

The Consulate General in Shanghai is closed on Easter Monday the 5 April.
Normal business will resume on Tuesday 6 April.
In case of consular emergency, please call the switchboard of the Embassy at +86 (10) 8532 9900, or the Consulate General in Shanghai at +86 (21) 8025 0600, where you will be re-directed to the 24/7 call center at the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Consul General Mr Jakob Linulf appointed Dean of the Diplomatic Corps in Shanghai.

Congratulations to Consul General in Shanghai – Jakob Linulf – who has taken over the honourable duty as Dean of the 78 Consul Generals in Shanghai. Consul General Jakob Linulf is taking over from the Consul General of Colombia.

As Dean Jakob Linulf will coordinate the consulate generals’ joint dialogue with the Shanghai Government and take a central lead in knowledge sharing among the diplomatic missions in Shanghai.

Consul General Jakob Linulf is looking forward to take over the position and hope to create an open and inspiring dialogue to the benefit of all diplomatic missions in Shanghai as well as Danish business interests in the area.

CIIE 2021 – Danish Food Pavilion 5-10 November

There is still available space for more Danish Food, Agri, Ingredients, Supplements, Equipment and Beverages companies at the Danish Food Pavilion.

24 Danish food companies have already signed up to be a part of the Danish Food Pavilion organized by the Confederation of Danish Industry (DI) and the Royal Danish Consulate General in Shanghai.

The deadline for signing up is 2 April, and for more information please contact Commercial Consul Mr. Jesper Halle, jeshal@um.dk or find info here: CIIE – CHINA INTERNATIONAL IMPORT EXPO (danskindustri.dk)

Doing Business in China – Presentation for Danish Chinese Start-Up Forum Aarhus
The Innovation Centre was invited to participate in the very first webinar hosted by the Aarhus branch of DCSF.
In the webinar, participants discussed why Danish companies should do business in China, what the main challenges Danish companies face when entering China, and lastly what we can learn from the Chinese tech industry.

Sino-Nordic Sustainable Wrap-up tour – Wuhan
ICDK took part in the panel discussion in the Nordic Sustainable Cities wrap up tour in Wuhan. The NSC project showcases Nordic innovative solutions for a greener and healthier urban development in China.

Upcoming Event – Nordic Sustainable Wrap-up Tour – Yixing
On March 30th and 31st the ICDK is hosting an online and offline delegation trip to Yixing. The trip will both involve an MOU signing between the Administrative Committee of Yixing Industrial Park for Environmental Science and Technology and the Danish sustainability cluster CLEAN. Further, match-making sessions are set up between 9 Nordic start-ups to expand and assist them in finding Chinese partners and investors.

For more information please contact Heidi Su: yujisu@um.dk

Upcoming Event – Blockchain, The China Way
China has embraced blockchain like no other country and the technology is already beginning to transform a wide range of industries. Use cases are plentiful and insights from Chinese blockchain implementation experiences offer a valuable source to inspiration for companies in the rest of the world.

The Blockchain Business Bridge project aims at bridging blockchain environments in Shanghai and Denmark, by mapping, identifying, and retrieve relevant knowledge about blockchain technology. It is a joint project between ICDK, DI, European Blockchain Centre, and Industries Fond.

When? – April 8th 15:00-17:00
Signup – https://lnkd.in/dqdWwG8

For more information please contact Ran Zhao: ranzha@um.dk

Invest in Denmark co-hosted the Danish Forum with China Furniture Association (CNFA) during CIFF in Guangzhou in March 28th. CIFF covers the entire industry chain including home furniture, homedecor & hometextile, outdoor & leisure, office furniture, commercial furniture, hotel furniture and furniture machinery & raw materials. The spring and autumn sessions host over 6000 brands from China and abroad, gathering over 450,000 professional visitors in total.

The Danish forum themed on Future Office Design after covid-19, we had IDK Asia director Jeppe Solmer delivered speech for closer Sino-DK collaboration in design. Anders Borch, founder and general manager from Allianceceatwork presented his idea regarding sustainable working after the pandemic. 2 other Danish design companies,  Signal and SHL joined panel discussion online with 6 Chinese companies. The forum was held together with  Annual Meeting of CNFA Office Furniture Committee and nearly 100 Chinese companies in furniture design area joined the forum at CIFF.

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.
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VL Gruppe i Shanghai

Dansk Selskab for Virksomhedsledelse (VL) er et globalt netværk af dansktalende virksomhedsledere. VL gruppen i Shanghai mødes 6-8 gange om året for at udveksle arbejdsmæssige erfaringer og udfordringer. Vi er knap 30 medlemmer men har plads til flere. Hvis det har interesse kan mere information findes paa www.vl.dk. Formanden for VL71, Nikolaj Moesgaard kan kontaktes paa nm@impactintel.com

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Nordic Match
Nordic Match is a boutique M&A and Strategy Advisor dedicated to Sino-Nordic transactions. They have a clear vision – to support aspiring corporates and investors in search for value-creating opportunities between Nordics and China. Nordic Match represents listed and private corporates, financial sponsors and family offices across the Nordics, with controlling stakes in companies within China’s strategic emerging industries.

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Upcoming Events

April 8 Risk Management in the New Normal
April 8 DCCC & DCBF Sino-Danish Joint Working Program and Government-to-Government Cooperation within Health, Research and Education
April 13 DCCC & DCBF China’s 14th 5-Year Plan
April 15 The M&A Playbook – The What, the Why, the How?
April 15 DCCC & DCBF Agriculture Tech and Sustainability Development
April 20 DCCC & DCBF AI within Health
April 23 Agile Strategy for Foreign Executives to Avoid Personal Liabilities in China
April 27 DCCC & DCBF Sino-Danish Government-to-Government Cooperation within the Energy and Maritime Sectors
April 29 DCCC & DCBF Screening and Approval of Foreign Investments – New Strict Rules proposed by the Danish Government
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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