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.

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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:

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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Newsletter February 2021

Chairman’s Corner – Kim Scheibel

              Dear Members and Readers,

I will like to start this month’s newsletter with a straight copy of some wise historic words from my fellow Boardmember Simon Lichtenberg: According to legend, the Jade Emperor said the order of the zodiac signs would be decided by the order in which they arrived to his party. The Ox was about the first to arrive, but was tricked by the Rat into giving him a ride. As they arrived, the Rat jumped down and landed ahead of the Ox. Thus, the Ox became the second animal in the Zodiac.  The Chinese Ox is calm, methodical, steady and hard working. It is considered someone you can depend on through thick and thin.We will say: Welcome to the year of the Ox! We will certainly do our best to make the year of the Ox a more dependable one than the Ratty year that just passed.

You are receiving our February “newsletter” at little late, because this is at the same time going to be my personal “goodbye” to DCCC this time around, as I will be returning to Denmark in the Summer, I will step down as Chairman of DCCC East at our upcoming Annual General Meeting on 24th March, where we look forward to see all our members in person this year, please sing up beforehand so we can reserve a seat for you.

It has been an incredible year for all of us here in China, but also for DCCC where physical meetings at times were not recommended, we have therefore turned to a new way of meeting – Webinars have become the new norm, my personal opinion is that we have possible had too many Webinars combined, but all beginnings are difficult, so I’m sure we will all find a comfortable level of combining Webinars with meetings face-to-face, once the vaccines are rolled out globally.

It had become pretty clear for a number of industries that Webinars is a super alternative to face-to-face meetings, so they are definitely here to stay, but business travel, hotel stays and dinners will hopefully find ways to recover in the future, as these businesses have possibly suffered the most during the global lock-down.

To serve our member better in DCCC East, you know we employed Ellen-Anan Kier as our membership manager, but what we did not know at the time was that our GM Laura Li, decided that 7 years with DCCC was sufficient, so instead of having 2 full time office staff members, we were back to 1. We have therefore decided to promote Ellen-Anan Kier to General Manager of DCCC East by 1st March and then look for an Intern to assist Ellen on a daily basis in the office.

Our Team Management training sessions in Chinese have started up again after the temporary Covid-19 stop, the first sessions are already fully booked (and running), but if you have future candidates then please do not hesitate to contact Ellen (ellen@dccc-shanghai.com) to be put on the next available training session.

On the collaboration side, then you will see more Shanghai events in the future “cross boarder” jointly hosted with our Nordic neighbors, simply to expand our network and business opportunities, as well as social networks.

It is with great pleasure that we can welcome Jacob Jensen Design as our latest new member of DCCC, it is fantastic to be joined by this great design brand, which I trust most of us know from useful and decorative items in our homes and offices.

As you can see from below list then we held fewer than normal events in February, but I trust you all enjoyed the quiet periods during Chinese New Year and are now fully recharged to do whatever is required to prosper in the year of the Ox.

I personally look very much forward to see who will fill the next Board seats here in DCCC East and to whom I shall pass the Chairmanship over to, therefore remember to sign up for the AGM, you vote is very important for the future of DCCC and our collaborative network platform here in/around Shanghai. See you on 24th March.

Very best regards and thank you to the entire Board for having put up with me during the last year,
Kim Scheibel
DCCC East Chairman

Events in February:

February 2 DCCC&DCBF: Food Safety and Crisis Management during COVID-19
February 9 DCCC& DCBF: China’s Green Transition Towards Carbon Neutrality 2030/2060
February 16 DCCC&DCBF: How Climate Adaptation in China Creates Business Opportunities in Denmark
February 23 DCCC&DCBF: Chinese Agriculture’s New Course Towards Higher Efficiency and Environmental Concerns
February25 Chinese training
February 25 Compliance and Regulations Seminar

Upcoming 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 16 DCCC & DCBF: Introduction to and Possible Applications of Industry 4.0/CM2025
March 19 Visit to Matzform
March 23 DCCC & DCBF: Understanding China’s Free Trade Ports
March 24 AGM
March 30 Chinese Training

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Danes Worldwide Corner

Expat Danes are without access to the Covid vaccine

We have recently had quite a number of inquiries from members all over the world who are currently without access to the Covid vaccine. As expats, they are not entitled to receive it in their country of residence, and they are not included in Denmark’s official plans for vaccination.

In mid-January we sent a letter to the Minister of Health to call attention to the matter; there was no response. However, the Health and Senior Citizens’ Committee of the Danish Parliament sent an invitation to a virtual meeting on 9 February in which Secretary General Anne Marie Dalgaard and Chair of the Board Susanne Rumohr Hækkerup had an opportunity to describe the scope of the problem and to request that politicians address the matter as soon as possible to assist the many Danes living abroad.

Subsequently we sent a briefing to the Committee: https://www.danes.dk/en/briefing-presented-by-danes-worldwide-to-the-health-and-senior-citizens-committee-of-the-danish-parliament/

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Update from the Royal Danish Consulate – February 2021

Danish companies are invited to join a virtual CIIE information meeting on March 3 hosted by the Royal Danish Consulate General in Shanghai, The CIIE Bureau, The Chinese Embassy in Copenhagen and  The Confederation of Danish Industry from 8.30 Danish time / 15.30 Chinese.
It will be the fourth time there will be a Danish participation at the China International Import Expo (CIIE), and it will be held on 5-10 November 2021 in ShanghaiPROGRAMME (CET)

15:30  Intro video of CIIE by CIIE Bureau & Registration
16:00 Opening speech by Søren Falck, Leading International Adviser, The Confederation of Danish Industry
16:05 Opening speech by Consul General Jakob Linulf, Royal Danish Consulate General in Shanghai
16:10 Speech by Chinese Embassy in Denmark
16:20 Speech by CIIE Bureau
16:30 Introduction of Food and Agri Sector by CIIE
16:40 Introduction of Machinery Sector by CIIE (Focusing on green technology, sustainability)
16:50 Q&A
17:00 Webinar ends
Read more about the meeting in attached programme, and register HERE
The sustainable city of Yixing
Innovation Centre Denmark – Shanghai is collaborating with China Yixing Industrial Park for Environmental Science & Technology to make Yixing a better and more sustainable city for the future.
On March 31st ICDK Shanghai will host a match-making session between Danish water technology start-ups and Yixing to explore collaboration opportunities.Presentation on Power-to-X
ICDK Shanghai Director Martin Rune Hoxer participated in Wind Denmarks’ webinar The Global PtX market. A virtual tour around the globe where China naturally serves as one of the stops.

PtX, or Power-to-X, is a term for a number of conversion, storage, and reconversion pathways that use electric power from renewable energy sources. The audience were guided through a PtX market overview and trends in the Chinese market, and presented with Danish market opportunities.

AI Denmark – Embedding AI processes into Danish SMEs
AI Denmark is a new initiative funded by Industriens Fond. The initiative is formed to inspire and help Danish SMEs to utilize AI processes and opportunities in their digital transformation, it is further an effort to improve Danish competitiveness.

The initiative will be kicked off by a webinar focusing on the variety of applications AI has proven to contribute. ICDK Shanghai is invited to showcase applications from the Chinese market.

Find more about the event here: https://www.linkedin.com/events/kick-offp-aidenmark-bentevent6768509833676111872/

Pre-announcement: 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

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VL Gruppe i Shanghai

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Welcome to the New Members:

New Corporate Members:

Jacob Jensen Design
Jacob Jensen Design was established in Denmark in 1958. Today, it is the oldest and most award-winning design consultancy in Scandinavia. For more than 60 years, the Danish design studio has influenced and enriched the world through innovative designs, expressing the minimalistic and visionary Jacob Jensen design language. Jacob Jensen Design provides total design and branding solutions all over the world as well as a collection of home and lifestyle accessories under their brand name.

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Upcoming Events

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 16 DCCC & DCBF: Introduction to and Possible Applications of Industry 4.0/CM2025
March 19 Visit to Matzform
March 23 DCCC & DCBF: Understanding China’s Free Trade Ports
March 24 AGM
March 30 Chinese Training
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 January 2021

Chairman’s Corner – Kim Scheibel

Dear Members and Readers, It has been a very busy period in/around the DCCC East office as our General Manager Laura Li has decided to find a new employer, we all wish Laura the best of luck in her future career.

It was therefore with due diligence that we had started to process of employing Ellen Kier as Membership Assistant. Ellen will now take over a number of Laura’s duties, while we look for yet one more office staff member. You have probably seen elsewhere that we are looking for 3 interns to be shared between the 3 DCCC Chambers in China, one of them being based here in Shanghai. Welcome Ellen – and thank you to Ann Sophie and here colleagues for assisting in all the paperwork to get Ellen onboard. Ellen can be contacted by email: ellen@dccc-shanghai.com

An other important event is soon coming up namely our Annual General Meeting (AGM), which is going to be held on 24th March at the Radisson Blu Shanghai New World Hotel (further details will follow in due time). We will, as usual, need to vote at the AGM for who is going to serve as DCCC East board member(s) for the next 12 months. At last years AGM, we approved to change our by-laws on a few points in relation to the board. We are currently 14 members, this will be reduced to 12 members for the coming year. As such, we will only need to vote for 6 candidates, as 6 members of the current board will stay on for one more year.

So if you are interested in a DCCC East Board position, now is the time to start thinking about it, you will need to send in your application either to Ellen or undersigned (chairman@dccc-shanghai.com)

As already indicated during last years AGM, then I will only be able to serve 1 year as DCCC Chairman, as my contract with my “dayjob” is running out in June, thereafter returning to Denmark. So if you see yourselves fit and with a little extra precious time to spare, then I can highly recommend to get involved with DCCC to run for the board and potentially become the next Chairman. I have thoroughly enjoyed to responsibility.

Due to the current Covid-19 situation in Shanghai, we have had to postpone our Team Management Chinese Training from February until after Chinese New Year.

Despite Covid-19, we did manage to the hold following events in January:

January 12        DCCC & DCBF webinar: China-IoT Nation a closer look at China’s development with AI and Big Data
January 14        DCCC & DCBF webinar: Ready to negotiate in one hour!
January 15        Nordic Afterwork Networking in Suzhou
January 19        DCCC & DCBF webinar: AI in China’s E-commerce and Retail Industry
January 20        What to expect in 2021: Inputs from 200 companies (Joint Chamber Event)
January 22        Nordic Afterwork Networking in Shanghai
January 26        DCCC & DCBF webinar: Legal: Draft Personal Info Protection Law
Upcoming events:
February 2        DCCC & DCBF webinar: Food Safety and Crisis Management During COVID-19
February 9        DCCC & DCBF webinar: Green: China 2030/60
February 16      DCCC & DCBF webinar: How Climate Change Adaptation in China Creates Business  Opportunities in Denmark
February 23      DCCC & DCBF webinar: Chinese Agriculture’s new Course towards Higher Efficiency and Environmental Concerns
February 25      Team Management – Managing Expectations and Goals
March 2            DCCC & DCBF webinar: Understanding Patent Protection and the Revised Patent Law of the PRC from 1 June 2021
March 16          DCCC & DCBF webinar: Introduction to and Possible Applications of Industry 4.0/CM 2025
March 24          Annual General Meeting
DCCC East will also like to extend a very warm welcome to following new members in January:
Corporate members:
Royal Greenland A/S
Direct Link – Part of PostNord
Individual members:
Gunnhild a Rogvi Olsen
Nikolaj MoesgaardI hope everyone of you will get some days off around Chinese New Year and that this Covid-19 situation will come under control, so that we slowly can move back to a “normal” life again.

Happy New Year and very best regards,

Kim Scheibel
DCCC East Chairman

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Danes Worldwide Corner

Expat Danes can’t get a COVID shot 

A number of expat Danes are caught in a worrisome bind in that they are unable to obtain a COVID vaccination through the health services system in their country of residence, through a private clinic, or in Denmark.

Danes Worldwide has previously raised the matter with the Minister of Health and others. While we await a response, we communicate regularly with several Danish newspapers. They are looking to get in touch with expat Danes who are in this situation.

Please be in touch with Danes Worldwide as soon as possible if you are.

Write to redaktion@danes.dk and describe your specific situation briefly, indicating your name, country of residence, and telephone number.

Among others, daily newspaper Kristeligt Dagblad has covered the matter: https://www.kristeligt-dagblad.dk/danmark/udlandsdanskere-ma-kigge-langt-efter-covidvaccination (in Danish).

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Update from the Royal Danish Consulate – January 2021

Input from Consulate General in Shanghai

CIIE 2021 – Danish Food Pavilion (5-10 Nov 2021)

The invite for the Danish Food Pavilion at the CIIE 2021 is now out. Once again the Pavilion will be a joint project between Danish Confederation of Industries (DI) and the Royal Danish Consulate General in Shanghai. If you are a Danish food company and wish to learn more about CIIE, please contact Commercial Officer Rachel Zhang on zhezha@um.dk<mailto:zhezha@um.dk>.

Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership
Executive Director of ICDK Shanghai Martin Rune Hoxer has shared his thoughts on the newly established free trade agreement the ‘Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership’ (RCEP). The agreement is the largest of its kind and constitutes two of the three largest economies in the world, and is the first to include ChinaJapan, and South Korea within the same agreement.

There is reason to believe that an agreement like this can have an effect for Danish companies’ ability to expand their products, designed for the Chinese market, into new territories. At ICDK Shanghai, we are following the impact of the deal, in order to explore and facilitate those possibilities this agreement brings along for Danish companies.

ICDK: Kina har indgået verdens største frihandelsaftale – Mandag Morgen – Uafhængigt innovationshus. Analyser og ny viden. (mm.dk)

Presentation at DCBF webinar
On 12 Jan, Martin Rune Hoxer, Executive Director of Innovation Centre Denmark, Shanghai gave a presentation about ”China – IoT Nation a closer look at Chinas development within AI and Big Data” at a webinar held by DCBF regarding IoT, AI and big data in China.

The purpose of presentation is to shed light on the development of the Internet of Things (IoT) in China and inspire corporates and universities to look to China for IoT partnerships and market opportunities.

SDC collaboration open call
The Innovation Management Programme at Sino-Danish Centre for Education and Research opens opportunities for company collaboration. Currently, the many Danish students are not able to travel to China to attend their classes, but they are eager to engage with Chinese culture and businesses. Your business might benefit from collaborating with the students for example in the form of:

  • Master and PhD thesis collaboration
  • Guest lectures by company representatives
  • Case competitions
  • Remote internship
The Innovation Management programme at SDC has published a folder on the opportunities for student-business collaborations: https://sdc.university/files/Downloads/Masters_programmes/Company_Collaboration_Opportunities.pdf

The curious can read more about the Sino-Danish Center for Education and Research (SDC) here: https://sdc.university

Webinar: Blockchain development in Europe and China
ICDK’s project Blockchain Business Bridge successfully held a webinar on “Blockchain development in Europe and China” together with ENRICH in China on Jan 20th. The purpose of the meeting is to introduce the development of blockchain business in both China and Europe and exploring business opportunities for European blockchain companies in China.

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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.
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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:

Royal Greenland A/S

Royal Greenland A/S was established in 1774 and 100% owned by Greenland government. It has been appointed Purveyor to the Royal Danish Court. We are also the largest employer in Greenland, have more than 2200 employees in 17 countries. As the global largest cold-water prawns and Greenland halibut supplier, Royal Greenland A/S is a truly vertically integrated company combined fishing with processing and sales, committing to controlling over the value chain which can be fully traced. Royal Greenland A/S has a strong position in the international markets. Our version is to be the North Atlantic Champion. To us this means being closest to the fish, closest to the customers and closest to the consumers. For decades, we are strive to bring high-quality seafood from the North Atlantic and the Arctic Ocean to consumers around the global.

Direct Link – Part of PostNord

Direct Link creates borderless e-commerce solutions for global delivery. We customize solutions that expand our clients’​ markets worldwide. We know there are no standardized needs in deliveries. That´s why we will never settle for standardized solutions. So instead of owning an array of planes, trucks and ships, we are experts in finding the best possible delivery solutions for our clients. The solutions that matter now and make a difference tomorrow. We may be small, but we bring something big. Our delivery is your success. We are experts in borderless e-commerce solutions for global deliveries. We offer customized B2C delivery solutions and distribute your goods and direct mail to every address in the world – light goods directly to your customer’s mailbox. As a part of PostNord, the leading supplier of communication and logistics solutions in the Nordics, we combine entrepreneurial flexibility with corporate stability.

New Individual Member:
Gunnhild a Rogvi Olsen
Nikolaj Moesgaard

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Upcoming Events

February 2     DCCC & DCBF webinar: Food Safety and Crisis Management During COVID-19
February 9     DCCC & DCBF webinar: Green: China 2030/60
February 16   DCCC & DCBF webinar: How Climate Change Adaptation in China Creates Business  Opportunities in Denmark
February 23   DCCC & DCBF webinar: Chinese Agriculture’s new Course towards Higher Efficiency and Environmental Concerns
February 25   Team Management – Managing Expectations and Goals
March 2         DCCC & DCBF webinar: Understanding Patent Protection and the Revised Patent Law of the PRC from 1 June 2021
March 16       DCCC & DCBF webinar: Introduction to and Possible Applications of Industry 4.0/CM2025
March 24       Annual General Meeting

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 December 2020

Chairman’s Corner – Kim Scheibel

Dear DCCC friends and colleagues,

Happy New Year to all of you,

I hope you somehow managed to take a few days off around what we in the west call new year, well knowing that the big new year celebrations in China are still ahead of us, but possibly with the same limitations to travelling as we currently experience, which mean staying at home enjoying the company of family and friends.

At the end of 2020 DCCC East China managed to hold its first “Food and Beverage WG” meeting attended by 21 companies representing production, trading and serving. Numerous ideas were brought forward to be discussed in future meetings, incl. but not limited to: food safety, distribution, sustainability, etc.

Our “Finance, Legal/IT WG” is also up running, so now we hope also to kickstart our “HR WG” shortly. Should you be interested in joining any of these work groups then please contact the DCCC East China office, for you to be added to the participant list (DCCC membership required) .

DCCC East revised the membership fee structure for 2021 back in April of 2020 during our AGM. The larger companies will pay a little more and the smaller a little less. We have then added a middle group as well, to be fully in line with DCCC North’s tariffs. Just to remind you what was agreed at the AGM

Corporate A member            RMB 14.000
Any legally registered Representative Office or Branch of a non-Chinese company or organization in China involved in or interested in trade and commerce between Denmark and China with more than 1000 employees globally. Voting rights.

Corporate B member            RMB 6.000
Any legally registered Representative Office or Branch of a non-Chinese company or organization in China involved in or interested in trade and commerce between Denmark and China with 100 to 999 employees globally. Voting rights.

Corporate C member            RMB 4.000
Any legally registered Representative Office or Branch of a non-Chinese company or organization in China involved in or interested in trade and commerce between Denmark and China with 1 to 99 employees globally. Voting rights.

Individual (DK citizens)       RMB 1.500
Individuals who are interested in the Chamber activities, but does not quality for a corporate membership. For legal reasons Chinese Nationals do NOT quality for this category. Voting rights.

Partner     company              RMB 6.000
Any Chinese legally registered Representative office or Branch of a Chinese company or organization in China, involved in or interested in trade and commerce between Denmark and China who are interested in the Chambers activities.

Friend (CN citizens)              RMB 1.500
Chinese individuals who are interested in the Chamber activities, but does not qualify for a Partner membership.

Student                  RMB 100
For students living and studying temporarily in Shanghai / East China. Need to present documentation from school/university to verify qualification for student membership.

Honorary                RMB Free of charge
Persons recognized for their outstanding accomplishments and stature in the community who has made notable contributions to the promotion of trade and commerce between Denmark and China may be invited by the Board of DCCC-EC to become Honorary Member of DCCC-EC. The Honorary Membership cannot be entrusted or transferred. This membership will be for life, unless unethical or humanitarian actions, later on becomes exposed, then the honorary membership can be revoked.

Sign-up registration fee RMB 1.000 (Corporate) / RMB 500 (Individual)

DCCC East Team Management Chinese Training will start from January to March for the corporate Chinese staff. The Danish, Swedish and Finnish Chambers of Commerce in Shanghai are proud to offer Team Management Training with some of the leading talent management consulting companies in Europe & Asia.

The whole program is targeting emerging or middle management staff from our member companies. The program has 3 modules, and the 3 modules are taught in Chinese over 3 months. Each module is a half day training in the morning. After completing all three modules, the participant will get an official certificate issued by the chambers and the facilitators. There are 25 seats available. The sign up is on an individual basis. Certification is only achieved, when the same person participates in all three modules.

DCCC events finished in December 2020:
Dec. 1   DCCC & DCBF webinar: How to Succeed with Chinese Social Media and the Right Content
Dec. 2    DABA – DENMARK ASIA BUSINESS ALLIANCE KICKOFF WEBINAR
Dec. 8   DCCC & DCBF webinar: IPR in China
Dec. 9    First Food Working Group Meeting
Dec.10   SME Seminar: Retail, Contracts, Chops and Information Protection Law
Dec.14   Build Your Unique Christmas Decorations with LEGO Flagship Store Shimao
Dec.16   Breakfast Event: The Growth Prospects of China: Why the Dual Circulation Strategy? (Joint Chamber)
Dec.18  Danish Friday

Upcoming events in January 2021:
Jan. 12   DCCC & DCBF webinar: China-IoT Nation a closer look at China’s development with AI and Big Data
Jan. 14   DCCC & DCBF webinar: Ready to negotiate in one hour!
Jan. 15   Nordic Afterwork Networking in Suzhou
Jan. 19   DCCC & DCBF webinar: AI in China’s E-Commerce and Retail industry
Jan. 20   What to expect in 2021: Inputs from 200 companies(Joint Chamber Event)
Jan. 22   Nordic Afterwork Networking in Shanghai
Jan. 26   Team Management – Managing Expectations and Goals
Jan. 26   DCCC & DCBF webinar: Legal: Draft Personal Info Protection Law

Stay safe until next time …..

Sincerely Yours,
Kim Scheibel
Chairman DCCC East China

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Danes Worldwide Corner

A NEW OPPORTUNITY FOR YOUNG RETURNING DANES 

A new career building network, Young Global Danes, is being launched by Danes Worldwide. It is supported by a grant from the Tuborg Foundation of DKK 250,000.

Backed by the Confederation of Danish Industry (DI) and trade organization Danish Shipping, the initiative meets a strong demand among young Danes aged 18 to 26 who live abroad and want to move to or return to Denmark to study or work but find that they lack insight into the business environment in Denmark.

The network is intended to help such young people settle in Denmark and leverage their skills in the country’s international job market. The grant support enables delivery of a thorough introduction to job markets and career opportunities in Denmark for global Danes with highly desirable intercultural experience. Young Global Danes will be working to bring employers and candidates together through site visits at Danish companies and through educational events covering career opportunities, competencies, and workplace culture.

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Update from the Royal Danish Consulate – December 2020

Input from Consulate General in Shanghai

Together with Shenzhen robotics association, Invest in Denmark had announced a strategic partnership with the leading Chinese robotics cluster organization in South China. During the annual conference and cluster leader summit, a short to mid-term cluster strategy which described an aggressive development plan for the cluster in the advanced manufacturing technologies had been revealed to the public. And this partnership with the cluster will help Invest in Denmark gaining more opportunities on direct access to those potential investors who are looking for product, service, and technology offered by international leading R&D teams.


Sino-Danish Child Friendly Community Forum
Innovation Centre Denmark, Shanghai successfully held the Sino-Danish Child Friendly Community Forum 9 Dec, which attracted about 100 offline participants and almost 2000 online audience. Child Friendly Community (CFC) is a project initiated by the Ministry of Higher Education and Science, led by the Innovation Centre Denmark, Shanghai with support from the Danish Embassy, UNICEF, UNICEF Denmark, UNICEF China, and ENRICH in China.

Sino-Danish Centre 10 year anniversary
On 11 Dec, Innovation Center Denmark and Sino-Danish Centre celebrated the 10-year anniversary of the Sino-Danish Center and the launch of SDC International Report: Cooperating for Energy Transition.

Within the last 10 years, the collaboration between University of Chinese Academy of Sciences and all eight Danish universities has brought a solid foundation for cross-border research and education. The vision for the future is to further strengthen the collaboration and provide even better opportunities for students and researchers at the SDC.

Joining the celebrations was Ambassador of the Kingdom of Denmark Thomas Østrup Møller and Executive Vice President of University of Chinese Academy of Sciences Dr. Wang Yanfen, as well as Dean of Sino-Danish College Ms. Zhao Hong, and Executive Director of SDC Morten Laugesen. Introducing the SDC International Report was editors Birte Holst Joergensen and Stine Jessen Haakonsson.

Presentation at DCBF webinar
Martin Rune Hoxer, Executive Director of Innovation Centre Denmark, Shanghai will give a presentation about ”China – IoT Nation a closer look at Chinas development within AI and Big Data” at a webinar held by DCBF regarding IoT, AI and big data in China.

The purpose of presentation is to shed light on the development of the Internet of Things (IoT) in China and inspire corporates and universities to look to China for IoT partnerships and market opportunities.

Webinar: Blockchain development in Europe and China
ICDK’s project Blockchain Business Bridge will hold a webinar on “Blockchain development in Europe and China” together with ENRICH in China on 20 Jan. The purpose of the meeting is to introduce the development of blockchain business in both China and Europe and exploring business opportunities for European blockchain companies in China.

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

___________________________________________________Did you miss any of our events in December?
Here are some highlights:

First Food and Beverages WG on 9th December

(Photos by Laura Li)

Build Your Unique Christmas Decorations with LEGO Flagship Store Shimao on 14th December


(Photos by Laura Li)

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Upcoming Events

January 12    DCCC & DCBF webinar: China-IoT Nation a closer look at China’s development with AI and Big Data
January 14    DCCC & DCBF webinar: Ready to negotiate in one hour!
January 15    Nordic Afterwork Networking in Suzhou
January 19    DCCC & DCBF webinar: AI in China’s E-commerce and Retail Industry
January 20    What to expect in 2021: Inputs from 200 companies(Joint Chamber Event)
January 22    Nordic Afterwork Networking in Shanghai
January 26    Team Management – Managing Expectations and Goals
January 26    DCCC & DCBF webinar: Legal: Draft Personal Info Protection Law

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 November 2020

Chairman’s Corner – Kim Scheibel

Dear DCCC friends and colleagues,If it was possible to push “Alt+Ctrl+Del” twice and restart 2020, then I believe many would like to do so. 2020 has possibly been the strangest year within my +40year working career, but despite the challenges, then there have also been good moments at least for some. So let us all look towards 2021 with hope for a safer future, with a Covid-19 vaccine hopefully becoming available for everyone, so we can return to our “new” normal.

There will without a doubt here in China be an increased focus on the “Blue Sky” drive, so any industry who have an environmental agenda;  product; idea or service to offer should really focus on China in the coming years. China is one of the (only) countries in the world, who have the power and financial strength to transform ideas to reality right now.

The collaboration between the 3 DCCC chambers in China is growing closer and closer. The Chairman group recently met to discuss future cooperation points, starting with the low hanging fruits, like aligning our look at the various on-line platforms and the way we are seen from the outside world, more initiatives will continue to follow in the coming months.

Our CFO group (Finance/IT/Legal) is up running again here in Shanghai, another great forum to exchange views and ideas among equals. Likewise then our DCCC Pan China Food Group is just about to meet for the first time here in Shanghai on 9th Dec., so if you are “hungry” to join then please do not hesitate to contact the DCCC Secretariat. Hopefully within long then we will also manage to restart our HR group again – if interested in joining this group, then please let us hear from you.

Congratulations to Emerging Leaders Chinese Training on 10th November. Where 25 participants from Danish, Finnish and Swedish companies attended the three different training courses which ran from September to November 2020.

Within December we will start sending out renewals of DCCC membership, so look out for the nice letters from Laura. Remember that we during last year AGM agreed to introduce some changes to the fees, so do not be surprised you have had almost 1 year to get used to the small increases.

Let me also make a warm welcome to our new individual member:
Jan Vilhelm Iversen, representing CMA CGM, but being a Danish national, Jan of course wants to support DCCC – Thanks.

I will also like to thank Vikinor and especially Lotte Norgreen, for arranging together with Henkes a fantastic Danish Christmas evening. And also a huge thank you to all the “Mandelgave” sponsors: Vikinor, GN ReSound, RAINS, Anthon Berg, Danish Crown, Maersk, Wagas, Nordic Hub China, Brothers Kebab, Royal Greenland, Laiba and HENKES.

When you read these lines you have probably already burned down the Christmas candlelight first number with only 23 more days to go to Xmas, I will like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Merry Christmas or as we say in Danish “En rigtig Glædelig Jul” to you and your families.

DCCC events finished in November:
Nov. 4   Finance & Legal Working Group: Transfer Pricing
Nov. 5   DCCC & DCBF webinar: How to Succeed with Chinese Social Media and the Right Content
Nov. 10  Emerging Leaders- Leading Yourself
Nov. 10  DCCC & DCBF webinar: B2B: Digital Marketing in China
Nov. 17  DCCC & DCBF webinar: Stop chasing Ghosts, IP Challenges and how to identify the Source Infringers
Nov. 24  DCCC & DCBF webinar: Supply Chain Risks connected to the Corporate Social Credit System
Nov. 28  Danish Christmas Dinner

Upcoming events in December:
Dec. 1      DCCC & DCBF webinar: How to Succeed with Chinese Social Media and the Right Content
Dec. 2      DABA – DENMARK ASIA BUSINESS ALLIANCE KICKOFF WEBINAR
Dec. 8      DCCC & DCBF webinar: IPR in China
Dec. 9      First Food Working Group Meeting
Dec.10     SME Seminar: Retail, Contracts, Chops and Information Protection Law
Dec.14     Build Your Unique Christmas Decorations with LEGO Flagship Store Shimao
Dec. 18    Danish Friday

Sincerely Yours,
Kim Scheibel
Chairman DCCC East China

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Danes Worldwide Corner

“Turnaround times for legal questions back to normal 

In the time since our legal department began offering assistance in legal matters in March 2020, our legal advisors Karoline Blyt, Helene Larsen, and Anne Louise Schmidt have handled more than 2,000 questions from members of Danes Worldwide.

The advisors worked as hard as they could but were unable to keep up with demand. Turnaround times reached 4-6 weeks, much to our regret. By now, however, we have managed to get through the backlog, and w are pleased to say that turnaround times are back to normal.

Should you have a question or concern requiring legal advice – say, regarding citizenship, family unification, a visa, or a residence permit – please feel free to write to jura@danes.dk

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Update from the Royal Danish Consulate – November 2020

China International Import Exhibition 2020
The Consulate General in collaboration with Danish Federation of Industries joined the CIIE with a 300 sqm food Pavilion showing some of the best food Denmark has to offer.
The CIIE was also used as a platform to enter a number of important agreements between Danish and Chinese stake holders – the most significant one being an MOU with China’s second largest e-commerce platform Pinduoduo.
In total almost 40 Danish companies joined the CIIE making it the largest Danish turnout ever.11.11 Tmall promotion
On the 8th of November the Consulate hosted its annual 11.11 livestream which promoted Danish lifestyle and more than 12 great Danish products. The live stream was watched by more than 1 M Chinese consumers on Tmall.

Maritime Tech Webinar: online-onsite
Invest in Denmark has successfully organized a Maritime Tech Webinar together with Nantong Bureau of Commerce. Three speakers from Denmark made excellent presentation by online platform to audience both online and physically onsite in Nantong. Nantong is one of the biggest maritime cluster city.

Danish Robotics Webinar
Invest in Denmark held a Danish robotics webinar on 19th November. The purpose was to promote Denmark as the ideal location for robotics related investment. Expert from Odense Robotics brought to the audiences an overview of the Danish robotics cluster and its successful incubator exercises. In addition, three robotics companies presented their key technologies and business opportunities to potential Chinese investors during the webinar.  A group of targeted audiences participated the entire session without anyone leaving. Investment leads were generated and being followed up.

Maker Faire
ICDK Shanghai participated in the 2020 Maker Faire Shanghai to promote our Child Friendly Community project together with Danish companies KOMPAN A/S, Gravity Board Games and KUBO Robotics. Several thousand happy faces visited our booth, where they interacted with KOMPAN A/S’s Supernova, Gravity Board Games’ gravity chess, and KUBO Robotics’ robots and introduction to coding.

Environmental Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition Overseas Project Challenge
Together with China Yixing Industrial Park for Environmental Science and Technology, ICDK Shanghai held an online-offline roadshow with 10 Nordic start-ups specialize in water and wastewater solutions. The pitching event is one of the side event under the project Nordic Sustainable Cities co-funded by Nordic Innovation.

Child-Friendly Community: nature education webinar
ICDK Shanghai held the Child-Friendly Community – Nature Education webinar on 13th Nov. The experts from Denmark and China unfolded the topics of nature education, teaching children where the food comes from and about small scientists, showcasing the importance of letting children grow up in contact and with an understanding of nature.

NSC Wrap Up Meeting – Nordic Sustainable Healthcare Cooperation Forum
On 7th Nov, Nordic Sustainable Cities successfully held a seminar in CIIE on the topic of Sustainable Healthcare to promote Nordic Sustainable solutions to the Chinese audience, including Danish cases from Novo Nordisk being a sustainable business with zero environmental impact and Norlex Systems A/S on innovating wastewater solutions for disinfection at hospitals.

ITU Digital Course
DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE is an educational programme ICDK in collaboration with IT University of Copenhagen. It is an online course for tech executives from a variety of Danish companies. It is part of a 4-days programme, where the participants will be introduced to digitalization trends around the world by our offices in Silicon Valley, New York, Shanghai, Bangalore, New Delhi and Tel Aviv.

ICDK Workshop on patent analysis
ICDK Shanghai held a workshop on Patent Analysis: Biochar as a case. It is an initiative of Innovation Project for 2021 regarding sector analysis framework allows for a methodological approach to data-collection. Colleagues from Netherland and France were co-hosting the workshop.

Nordic Talks: Virtually There
ICDK Shanghai successfully held a Nordic Talk on the consequences/downside of digitization through VR on November 27th together with ICDK Seoul. This Nordic Talk touched upon the side effects of online learning, and the broader consequences of digitalizing large parts of (children’s) lives.

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

Her er 5 ting, du skal vide om Rejseklar:

1.Du kan finde alle vores rejsevejledninger direkte i app’en.
2.Det er nemt at tilmelde sig Danskerlisten i app’en. Når du er tilmeldt, kan vi komme i kontakt med dig, hvis der opstår en større krise som f.eks. en naturkatastrofe, et terrorangreb eller politiske uroligheder.
3.Hvis der pludseligt opstår en krise i det land, du er i, kan vi sende dig en push-besked med vigtig information om, hvad du kan gøre.
4,App’en har kontaktoplysninger til nærmeste danske ambassade eller konsulat, uanset hvor i verden du befinder dig.
5.Du kan læse om, hvad du kan gøre, hvis du f.eks. bliver syg, udsat for røveri eller får problemer på rejsen.
Hvert år hjælper vi flere tusinde danskere, når uheldet er ude. Med Rejseklar, kan vi bedre hjælpe dig.
Rejseklar findes til smartphones og kan hentes gratis i App Store til iPhone eller Google Play til Android.
For more news from the Consulate General in Shanghai subscribe at our website or find us on Facebook and Weibo
http://kina.um.dk – http://facebook.com/AmbKina – http://weibo.com/danishembassy – http://t.qq.com/dkembassy

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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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Congratulations to Emerging Leaders Training Group

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

Danish Christmas Dinner on 28th November

(Photos by Aaron Cao)

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Welcome to the New Individual Member:

Jan Vilhelm Iversen

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Upcoming Events

December 1      DCCC & DCBF webinar: How to Succeed with Chinese Social Media and the Right Content
December 2      DABA – DENMARK ASIA BUSINESS ALLIANCE KICKOFF WEBINAR
December 8      DCCC & DCBF webinar: IP in China
December 9      First Food Working Group Meeting
December 10    SME Seminar: Retail, Contracts, Chops and Information Protection Law
December 14    Build Your Unique Christmas Decorations with LEGO Flagship Store Shimao
December 18    Danish Friday

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

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Newsletter October 2020

Chairman’s Corner – Kim Scheibel

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Thank you to all who either in person or soul participated in this year DCCC Gala Ball on Saturday 31st Oct in Shanghai. On behalf of the Board of DCCC East, as well as DCCC North and DCCC South I also want to thank  our major sponsors ECCO & Grundfos, along with Maersk, Hempel, Danfoss and Lindberg, as well as Danish Crown, Tuborg and Asian Tigers. It is thanks to you that we were able to make this year’s Gala Ball such an amazing success.

It has also been very nice to notice that so many of you have shared pictures and news about this great event through LinkedIn, WeChat and other platforms.

This year was the 14th Business Person of the Year Award Gala, and the 20th anniversary of Danish Chamber of Commerce in China.  We were very honored to be welcoming the Danish Embassy, the Danish Consulate of Shanghai and the whole DCCC PAN-China along with the DCBF and of course also all the representatives from the BPOY-, EPOY, -and YPOY committees.

I would personally like to thank:
Danish Ambassador – Thomas Østrup Møller and wife Christine Bronée Bronér
Danish General Consul in Shanghai – Jakob Linulf
Chairman of DCCC South – Jan Laegaard Broni
Chairman of DCCC North – Mathias Boyer
Thank you very much all for participate in this year’s Gala Ball.

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

This year winners of the different categories were:,
“Business Person of the Year 2020”Morten Melby Høstrup, Director of ISS China ex. Maersk Container Industry Dongguan
“Entrepreneur of the Year 2020”Alexander Petersen, Co-founder & CEO of Laiba Beverages
If you want to know more about the prizes or the Gala Ball, just visit our homepage.

On Sunday, 1st Nov. we had the first DCCC Open Golf Championship, with 9 players attending. Trust everyone agreed that this was another event which we should do again, hopefully with more players next time. Thanks to the price sponsors: Danish Crown, Martin Bencher and Hempel.

During Friday’s 30th Oct. coordination meeting between the 3 DCCC chamber Chairmen, it was further more agreed to intensify the cooperation as well as aligning the “looks” presented on the various platforms you find information about DCCC on, so in the future we should be able to brand our common news via DCCC Pan-China, whereas more local news will be branded under the individual branches which in the future will be known as DCCC-North, DCCC-East and DCCC-South.

This month DCCC-East visited Pinduoduo on 16th Oct. joint organized by Jesper Halle, Danish Consulate and DCCC. It was definitely an eyeopener for many of the participant’s to learn that an only 5 years young company already could have more than 800mio customers and more than 5mio merchants linked up on their platform, but let us see in a couple of years if our now new Entrepreneur of year Alexander Petersen can match these numbers.

Welcome our new corporate members:
Global Industries Mechanical Manufacturing (Suzhou) Co., Ltd.

For the November events, please reserve the following dates:
November 10th – DCCC & DCBF Webinar: B2B: Digital Marketing in China
November 17th –  DCCC & DCBF Webinar: Stop chasing Ghosts, IP Challenges and how to identify the Source Infringers
November 28th – Danish Christmas Party (time and venue to be announced shortly)

Sincerely Yours,
Kim Scheibel
Chairman DCCC East China

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Danes Worldwide Corner

“Conference on family unification
Our legal advisor Karoline Blyt on 29 September attended a conference entitled “Love without Borders” at the Danish Parliament.  Hosted by the Social Liberal Party and the Marriage without Borders association, the conference focused on the challenges encountered by Danish citizens and their foreign spouses in applying for family unification in Denmark. One key objection raised was the fact that the process is unclear and that the rules change constantly.Minister of Immigration and Integration Mattias Tesfaye explained the government’s views on family unification for Danish citizens, focusing on the basic principle that the rules must reflect common sense.

Danes Worldwide is well acquainted with the challenges in this area and continues to advocate for legislative changes to make it easier for expat Danes to return to Denmark with a non-Danish spouse.”

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Update from the Royal Danish Consulate – September 2020

Visit by the Ambassador
The Ambassador Mr Thomas Østrup Møller visited Shanghai for the first time since his appointment as Ambassador for Denmark to China. During the visit the Ambassador had a meeting Vice Mayor of Shanghai Mrs Zong Ming to talk about the continuous close collaboration between Denmark and Shanghai. The Ambassador also had the opportunity to talk with Danish Companies during a welcome reception, and meet with Consul General of Austria, Finland, Germany and Malta. The Ambassador will be back in Shanghai to attend the DCCC Gala Party and CIIE.CIIE
It has been a busy month for the Consulate General in preparation for CIIE. You can meet the Consulate General and the 22 Danish exhibitors at the 300sq pavilion in Hall 2, 2.2A6-02 from the 6-10 November. The opening reception is 6 November at 14.50 with a virtual opening speech by the Danish Minister for Food, Fisheries and Equal Opportunities.

Business events and meetings
Consul General Mr. Jakob Linulf has been engaged in supporting and promoting Denmark and Danish companies in October, starting with a Kopenhagen Fur’s fashion show and launch reception of new designs and E-Commerce Partners during Shanghai Fashion Week. The Consul General delivered the opening speech for DALI A/S at Shanghai AV & Hifi show.

In support of a greener maritime industry Hudong Zhonghua Shipbuilding Co Ltd together Danish Export Association, DCCC, DCFBF, EKF and the Trade Council held a – Danish Mariner Seminar 2020-  to promote sustainable solutions for green shipbuilding. Consul General Mr Jakob Linulf and Team Leader Mr Morten Kruse and Commercial Officer Ms Qiaoqun Pan attended the Seminar together with 23 Danish maritime companies. During the seminar the companies also signed partnership agreement with Hudong Zhonghua Shipbuilding Co. Ltd.

Xuzhou a city with a population of 11 million people have a cluster of Danish companies; Beattr and Vink, whom are leading in wind turbine components, Haarslev is a global supplier of machines for the food industry and JENSEN-GROUP a world leading manufacturer of industrial laundry technologies. The Consul General Mr Jakob Linulf went to Xuzhou to visit the Danish companies followed by a meeting with the Mayor of Xuzhou Mr Zhuang Zhaolin to discuss the Danish companies challenges and how to support the companies in their businesses.

New Junior Innovation Officer
The General Consulate is welcoming Christian to the Shanghai team as Junior Innovation Officer for ICDK – Shanghai. Christian has spent the last two years in Beijing, studying his master at SDC, while also interning at DCCC – Beijing. He will support the innovation team in core tasks such as project development and tech-collaboration, while also running communication channels.

Sustainable Fashion at 11.11
3 Danish sustainable fashion brands Better World Fashion, Elsk, Woodee will participate our yearly 11.11 livestreaming to raise up brand-awareness among Chinese consumers.

New partner for Blockchain Business Bridge
As one of the key project of Innovation Centre Denmark Shanghai, Blockchain Business Bridge recently bond new partnership with 761 C-Space in Beijing. Blockchain Business Bridge is a dynamic platform for knowledge exchange and business collaboration between Denmark and China. The project serves as a launchpad for Danish businesses to take their blockchain activities to the next level.

University Startup World Cup
The University Startup World Cup was successfully held in Wenzhou. 75 university startups from 35 countries competed against each other for the chance of becoming the world’s best university startup. Representing Denmark was Consul General Jacob Linulf, and joining the jury board was Director of Innovation Centre Denmark Shanghai Martin Rune Hoxer and Innovation Officer of Cleantech Heidi Yujie.

Nordic Sustainable Healthcare
Nordic Sustainable Cities will hold a seminar in CIIE on the topic of Sustainable Healthcare to showcase the Nordic experience and seek for potential business market in China for Danish healthcare providers. Nordic Sustainable Healthcare is another key project of Innovation Centre Shanghai co-funded by Nordic Innovation, which provides tailor-made solutions for Chinese cities taking in to consideration of both development needs and environmental protection needs, contributing to sustainable development goals with Nordic designs and technologies.

OYV Watches Launch Event
The General Consulate hosted the launch of OYV Smartwatch – a Sino-Danish collaborated smartwatch targeted the evert-day user. Using Chinese technological components and Danish design, the watch exemplifies the utilization of Chinese and Danish competences directly into a consumer based product.

Maker Faire
Innovation Centre Denmark together with Kompan A/S, Gravity Board Games and KUBO will participate at Maker Faire Shanghai at Booth No.30. This is an excellent chance to share the Danish EdTech knowledge with Shanghai citizens and bridge for new business opportunities.

Nordic Talks
ICDK Shanghai will hold a Nordic Talk on the consequences/downside of digitization through VR on November 27th together with ICDK Seoul. This Nordic Talk will touch upon the side effects of online learning, and the broader consequences of digitalizing large parts of (children’s) lives.

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Gruppe for virksomhedsledere i Shanghai (VL)

Kære dansktalende virksomhedsleder.
VL71 er en gren af VL Danmark og dermed et globalt netværk af dansktalende virksomhedsledere som mødes 6-8 gange om året for at udveksle arbejdsmæssige erfaringer og udfordringer. Vi er pt næsten 30 medlemmer men søger hele tiden flere. Kontakt evt for yderligere info og læs mere om VL på www.vl.dk.
Formanden: mortensoegaard@hotmail.com

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 Save the date for Danish Christmas Party

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

An exclusive visit to Pinduoduo’s global headquarters in Shanghai on 16th October

(Photos by Christy Chen)DCCC Business Person of the Year Gala Ball on 31st October

(Photos by Wang Gangfeng)

DCCC Golf Tournament on 1st November

(Photos by Kim Scheibel)

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Welcome to the New Corporate Member:

Suzhou Global Industries Mechanical Import & Export Co., Ltd.

Global Industries’ Head Office is registered in Aarhus, Denmark and the Technology Center is located in Suzhou, China. For more than 20 years Global Industries has been providing sourcing, quality and logistic services for Western customers. We focus on quality assurance in close cooperation with our customers. Global Industries was registered by Intertek as conforming to the requirements of ISO 9001:2015 QMS by Intertek Denmark and audited by Danish Lead Auditor in 2016.

Based on our customers’ requirements, specifications and documentation our Quality Engineers create bilingual English/Chinese QCS (Quality Control Standard) and translate documentation into Chinese language and standards.To ensure our customers the best possible On-Time-Deliveries, Global Industries has own logistic department.

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Upcoming Events

November 5      DCCC & DCBF webinar: How to Succeed with Chinese Social Media and the Right Content
November 10    Emerging Leaders: Leading Youself
November 10    DCCC & DCBF webinar: B2B: Digital Marketing in China
November 17    DCCC & DCBF webinar:Stop chasing Ghosts, IP Challenges and how to identify the
Source Infringers
November  28   DCCC Danish Christmas Dinner

To sign up for any of the above events please go to our home page: http://www.dccc-shanghai.com/events/
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Newsletter September 2020

Chairman’s Corner – Kim Scheibel

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

Everyone continues to search for news in relation to when China will “normalize” arrival formalities, I’m unfortunately not able to give you a conclusive answer, but it does look like we are entering into a period where existing valid work permits will be sufficient eliminating the need for the temporary extra single entry visa. We also welcome SAS back to Shanghai, who will restart their direct route in October, then there is only the 14 days quarantine and Covid-19 tests left to deal with ….. let us see whether this will allow us who have been “stuck” in China for the last year to celebrate Xmas in Denmark.

Our old working groups within HR and Financial/Legal/IT are about to restart, for Danish companies to share experiences and assist each other wherever possible. Contact Laura laura@dccc-shanghai.com if you wish to join any of these groups.

The Annual DCCC Gala Ball on 31. Oct. where the Business community in Shanghai get together to honor the Business Person -, Young Professional – and Entrepreneur – of the Year is now fully organized. So make sure to book your seat by contacting DCCC Shanghai GM – Laura laura@dccc-shanghai.com.

Welcome to our new corporate member: 3Shape.
3Shape is changing dentistry together with dental professionals across the world by developing innovations that provide superior dental care for patients. More information will be shared in the corporate member area in the newsletter.

Our Young Professional (YP) are still “desperately” looking for new members, so make sure to spread the word – contact Lars lars.algayer@cflflooring.com for more info.

We have already had many interesting events in Shanghai, but as you can see below many more are coming-up in the months to come:

In Sep we had following events:
Sep 1  DCCC & DCBF Webinar: How to Conduct Online Consumer Research & Direct Online Sales in China
Sep 3  DCCC Emerging Leaders Training: Assertiveness and Accountability
Sep 4  Transfer Pricing & Customs Talks together with PwC (Joint chambers event)
Sep 4  Nordic After work Networking
Sep 8  DCCC & DCBF webinar: Understanding the Key Tax Issues before Starting-up a Company in China
Sep 14  Webinar Event: Hainan Free Trade Port & 2021 China International Expo(Joint chambers event)
Sep 16  Corruption and Internal Fraud (Joint chambers event)
Sep 18  Danish Friday
Sep 22  DCCC & DCBF Webinar: Common Pitfalls to avoid in your daily Operations in China
Sep 23  European Business in China Position Paper 2020/2021
Sep 24  DCCC Emerging Leaders Training: Working Effectively: Focus on Nordic Cultures
Sep 29  DCCC & DCBF Webinar: Boosting yours Sales during Covid-19: Cross-border E-commerce directly to Chinese Consumers

Upcoming events:
Oct 15 Women Who Lead (Joint chambers event)
Oct 16 Pingduoduo Visit
Oct 22 DCCC & DCBF webinar: Shopping Lines and other Financial Offers from EKF to Chinese Buyers when purchasing from Danish Companies and their Subsidiaries
Oct 27 DCCC & DCBF webinar: Making Coaching a Strong Element of Leading your Chinese Team
Oct 31 BPOY Gala Ball

Sincerely Yours,
Kim Scheibel
Chairman DCCC-Shanghai/East China

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Danes Worldwide Corner

New Youth Membership
Until 1 September 2020, Danish Students Abroad (DSA) and Danes Worldwide offered a joint youth membership in the two organizations. That collaboration is now at an end, and Danes Worldwide offers a new type of membership for individuals up to the age of 26. It is available for DKK 200 per year or DKK 499 for three years.This new type of membership is aimed primarily at expat Danes contemplating a move (back) to Denmark for the purpose of attending secondary school or university.

For that reason, the membership focuses on educational guidance. Write to ung@danes.dk, and Anne Louise Schmidt will respond to questions about studying in Denmark. Frequent questions pertain to

Getting into a high school (gymnasium)
Government stipends for students (SU)
Language competency requirements for acceptance into university
Assessment of qualifications earned abroad (for quota 1 and quota 2 of applications to study at university)
The application process for university level programs in Denmark.

Other benefits of this membership include access to our panel of experts, discounts on online courses in Danish, the electronic version of the member magazine DANES, member discounts tailored to expats, and more.

Find out more about the new youth membership here and sign up here.

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Update from the Royal Danish Consulate – September 2020

Welcome to the new Ambassador to China Thomas Østrup Møller

Thomas Østrup Møller comes from a position as Commissioner for Corporate Management, at the Danish National Police and has previously held senior positions in both the Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs – including a position as Denmark’s ambassador to Poland.- I look forward to continuing the work of strengthening Denmark’s close cooperation with China on important common agendas such as green, sustainable change, the maritime, health and food. In this connection, the co-operation with companies as well as strategic partners on the government side, who have contributed to building a solid framework for Danish-Chinese relations, will be absolutely central, says Thomas Østrup Møller. The Ambassador will attend the DCCC Gala Party in Shanghai and is looking forward to get to know the Danish Business Community in Shanghai.

European Chamber’s Sustainability Awards:
Consul General Jakob Linulf was invited to witness Novo Nordisk receive the Covid-19 Response Award at the European Chamber’s Sustainable Business Awards ceremony.

New Growth Booster
To boost growth in the Design, Architecture, Art and E-Sport sectors, the Design team in Shanghai have strengthen their team with a new Growth Booster to help promote the Danish Creative Industries in China and together with an overall strategic development of the sub-sector groups within Design focused on digitalization and B2B cross-sector solutions. For more information please contact Commercial Consul and Team Leader of the Design Team Mr. Jesper Halle, email: jeshal@um.dk

IPR networking meeting
Intellectual property rights is a hot topic in China especially among international companies and not least Danish FMCG (fast moving consumer goods) Companies, who are challenged by their products being copied and a constant battle to protect their trademarks against being misused.

To help Danish Companies with their IPR issues the Consulate General in Shanghai has set up a Danish IPR Networking Forum, where companies can be updated with the latest IPR laws and practices, and they can discuss issues, share advice and exchange best practices to be at the forefront of new challenges and opportunities.

For the first meeting the Consulate General in Shanghai invited Specialist IPR Lawyer Reinout van Malenstein from HFG, Mick Ryan Director, Brand Protection Cooperation Platform Governance Department Alibaba Group and LEGO Group to present new IPR trends and regulations, Alibaba Group’s measurements in brand protection and a case study of LEGO Group’s legal actions to protect their trademark and products against copying. The meeting was aimed at Legal Counsels from the LEGO Group, ECCO Shoes, Pandora, LINDBERG HAY and Danisa.

One take away from the meeting was a advise from the LEGO group to form alliances together with other companies that has similar IPR issues to make a stronger case with the courts, and based on the lively discussion and questions it seems that the invited Companies really took the opportunity to exchange and share their experiences with each other. The Consulate General plan to host IPR networking meetings throughout the year with different topics and companies.

Venture Cup Denmark
Venture Cup Denmark and Innovation Centre Denmark, Shanghai joined forces to hold the University Startup World Cup at the Consulate General.  Jakob Linulf, Consul General of Denmark and Morten Ugelvig Andersen, CEO of Venture Cup gave opening speeches followed by the pitching session which 11 university starups showed their brilliant ideas and entrepreneurial mind-set in GreenTech, ICT and HealthTech. Venture Cup Denmark is the universities’ common platform for entrepreneurship and their competitions are the place for the universities to showcase and benchmark university startups, and for the startups to receive tools, feedback and promotion.

Visit by Nanjing Municipal Science and Technology Bureau
Nanjing Municipal Science and Technology Bureau together with TusPark(Jiangsu) and Nanjing Software Valley Development Co., Ltd. visited Innovation Centre Denmark, Shanghai and had a close dialogue regarding future collaboration possibilities. Nanjing city has 15 science parks and is very active on innovation in lifescience, sustainability and tech. ICDK Shanghai will work closely with the local key stakeholders to explore more opportunities and have a soft landing for Danish startups and SMEs.

Closing notice for the National Holiday
The Danish Embassy in Beijing and the Consulates General in Shanghai, Guangzhou and Chongqing will be closed on Thursday 1 October, Friday 2 October and Monday 5 October, due to the National Holiday. Normal business will resume on Tuesday, 6 October.

The Danish visa application centers across China will be closed Thursday 1 October, Friday 2 October and Monday 5 October and resume business on Tuesday the 6 October.

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

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Gruppe for virksomhedsledere i Shanghai (VL)

Kære dansktalende virksomhedsleder.
VL71 er en gren af VL Danmark og dermed et globalt netværk af dansktalende virksomhedsledere som mødes 6-8 gange om året for at udveksle arbejdsmæssige erfaringer og udfordringer. Vi er pt næsten 30 medlemmer men søger hele tiden flere. Kontakt evt for yderligere info og læs mere om VL på www.vl.dk.
Formanden: mortensoegaard@hotmail.com

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 Business Person of the Year 2020

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

 

Nordic Afterwork in Shanghai on 4th Sep

(Photos by Laura)Transfer Pricing & Customs Talks together with PwC on 4th Sep

(Photos by Aaron)

European Business in China Position Paper 2020/2021 on 23rd Sep

(Photos by Laura)

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Welcome to the New Corporate Member:

3Shape is changing dentistry together with dental professionals across the world by developing innovations that provide superior dental care for patients. Our portfolio of 3D scanners and CAD/CAM software solutions for the dental industry includes the multiple award-winning 3Shape TRIOS intraoral scanner, the game-changing 3Shape X1 4-in-1 CBCT scanner, and market-leading scanning and design software solutions for dental labs.

Two graduate students founded 3Shape in the year 2000, and today the company’s fast-growing team of employees in 19 offices worldwide is serving customers in over 100 countries. 3Shape’s products and innovations continue to challenge traditional methods, enabling dental professionals to treat more people more effectively.

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Upcoming Events

October 15        Women Who Lead (Joint chambers event)
October 16        An exclusive visit to Pinduoduo’s global headquarters in Shanghai
October 22        DCCC & DCBF webinar: Shopping Lines and other Financial Offers from EKF to Chinese Buyers
when purchasing from Danish Companies and their Subsidiaries
October 27        DCCC & DCBF webinar: Making Coaching a Strong Element of Leading your Chinese Team
October 31        DCCC Business Person of the Year Gala Ball 2020
November 5      DCCC & DCBF webinar: How to Succeed with Chinese Social Media and the Right Content
November 10    Emerging Leaders: Leading Youself
November 10    DCCC & DCBF webinar: B2B: Digital Marketing in China
November 17    DCCC & DCBF webinar:Stop chasing Ghosts, IP Challenges and how to identify the
Source Infringers
November  28   DCCC Danish Christmas Dinner

To sign up for any of the above events please go to our home page: http://dccc-shanghai.com/events/
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Newsletter August 2020

Chairman’s Corner – Kim Scheibel

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

The summer of 2020 will probably be remembered by many as a different summer at least for most of us, being “stuck” inside China offered a good chance to look around at the many very interesting sites there are to be found, but it also separated many from visiting family and friends back “home”, so hopefully those who were not able to leave China this summer will get a chance around X-mas time, provided that Covid-19 travel restrictions have eased off somehow.

DCCC have managed to help several members and their respective families back to China – a very big thank you to Mathias Boyer (DCCC Beijing) for putting in a huge effort to this success. There are however still members, families and friends stranded outside China, so DCCC will continue its work assisting as many as possible to return to a normal business life in China.

Autumn is normally a busy season for a number of DCCC get-togethers and our 20-anniversary year 2020 is no exception, we look forward to some relaxing times, so please support the upcoming events both as sponsors, but more importantly as participants.

Remember we will as usual hand out prices at our Annual Gala Ball on 31. Oct. to the Business Person -, Young Professional – and Entrepreneur – of the Year. So please make sure to nominate as many candidates as possible not to make it too easy for the judging committee – contact DCCC Shanghai GM – Laura laura@dccc-shanghai.com if you need any help with forms or have any questions in this relation.

There are clear signs that the expat community is shrinking not only amongst Danes in Shanghai/China, but amongst all nationalities, it there very important that we keep up the DCCC network and create value for our members. So should you as a member know of someone who is not currently a member then please help to spread with word of them becoming a member of DCCC.

The 3 DCCC chambers Shanghai, Beijing and South China, will therefore start the work to bring the 3 chambers closer together, so that we support all Danish companies and companies who wishes to be our members across China, irrespective of location. Many of our larger member also have operations in all 3 locations, so it only makes sense to integrate i.e. membership and other administrative operations across China. There will of course be limitations to how many would start travelling all over China for smaller events, but we need to make sure that our members feel welcome in any place irrespective of membership location.

Our Young Professional (YP) are “desperately” looking for new members, so make sure to spread the word – contact Lars lars.algayer@cflflooring.com for more info.

We have already had a couple of interesting events in Shanghai, but as you can see below many more are coming-up in the months to come:

Events in July and August:
11th July              DCCC & YP Mikkeller Mixer (around 45 people attended)
25th August        Online event: Policy Introduction on MNC’s Regional Headquarter and R&D Center
26th August        DCCC & DCBF Webinar: B2B Lead Generation Funnel

Events in September and October:
1st September      DCCC & DCBF Webinar: How to Conduct Online Consumer Research & Direct Online Sales in China
4th September     Joint Nordic event: Transfer Pricing & Customs Talks together with PwC
4th September     Nordic Afterwork in Shanghai
3rd September to 10th November    Our updated Chinese Training Program will start.  In Chinese and very useful for Chinese staff in Nordic companies.
18th September    Danish Friday
23rd September    Shanghai Position Paper from EU Chamber
31st October         BPOY Gala Ball 2020 (DCCC 20 year Anniversary)

Sincerely Yours,
Kim Scheibel
Chairman DCCC-Shanghai/East China

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Danes Worldwide Corner

Registration for Summer School 2021 is now open
While Summer School 2020 was canceled, as you know, due to the corona situation, we are busy planning for Summer School 2021 (7-23 July).Summer School offers instruction in Danish and the culture of Denmark to students aged 10-17 who live outside Denmark. It’s a unique opportunity to reinforce knowledge of Denmark and the Danish language and to build relationships with other students living outside Denmark.Registration is now open, and the administrative enrollment fee is waived until 31 October 2020.

We very much look forward to seeing all the students – new ones as well as “old” ones – next summer.

Find out more about Summer School and register here.

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Update from the Royal Danish Consulate – June 2020

Welcome to Martin Rune Hoxer and Thomas Trøst Hansen, who joined the Consulate General in August.
 
Martin Rune HoxerMy name is Martin Hoxer, and I am the new Executive Director of Innovation Centre Denmark in Shanghai. I come from a similar position in Seoul, and I am very excited to be able to continue the work here in Shanghai – helping Danish companies and research institutions find partners and opportunities here in China. I am married to Christina and we have two boys, Gustav and Johan aged 15 and 12, who are going to attend the British International School Shanghai (BISS). I am very much looking forward to this exciting new position, the experiences here in Shanghai and to network with all of you.

Thomas Trøst Hansen
My name is Thomas Trøst Hansen, and I am the new innovation attaché in Shanghai. For the past 10 years, I have worked with national and international science and innovation policy in the Danish Agency for Science and Education, the Danish National Research Foundation and most recently as an industrial PhD student at Wonderful Copenhagen. I look forward to helping Danish research and education environments navigate China and Shanghai in particular. I have arrived with my wife Ana and our two children – Ivan and Vita – 5 and 3 years old. They will attend SCIS. I look so much forward to meeting you.

CIIE updates
Preparations for the next CIIE in November is well under way, this year the Consulate General will host a 300m2 pavilion together with DI, Food Nation and 23 Danish food companies. The pavilion will also be used for livestreaming with one of China largest online E-commerce platform’s Pingduoduo highlighting Danish products, signing ceremonies between Danish and Chinese companies, business seminars and B2B meetings.

Digital marketing
The Consulate General is working on a fully digitalized studio, which can be used for webinars, conferences and direct online marketing to promote Danish and Chinese competences and commercial products. Danish Companies will be able to use the studio for livestreaming of E-Commerce events.

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

Her er 5 ting, du skal vide om Rejseklar:

1.Du kan finde alle vores rejsevejledninger direkte i app’en.
2.Det er nemt at tilmelde sig Danskerlisten i app’en. Når du er tilmeldt, kan vi komme i kontakt med dig, hvis der opstår en større krise som f.eks. en naturkatastrofe, et terrorangreb eller politiske uroligheder.
3.Hvis der pludseligt opstår en krise i det land, du er i, kan vi sende dig en push-besked med vigtig information om, hvad du kan gøre.
4,App’en har kontaktoplysninger til nærmeste danske ambassade eller konsulat, uanset hvor i verden du befinder dig.
5.Du kan læse om, hvad du kan gøre, hvis du f.eks. bliver syg, udsat for røveri eller får problemer på rejsen.
Hvert år hjælper vi flere tusinde danskere, når uheldet er ude. Med Rejseklar, kan vi bedre hjælpe dig.
Rejseklar findes til smartphones og kan hentes gratis i App Store til iPhone eller Google Play til Android.
For more news from the Consulate General in Shanghai subscribe at our website or find us on Facebook and Weibo
http://kina.um.dk – http://facebook.com/AmbKina – http://weibo.com/danishembassy – http://t.qq.com/dkembassy

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Gruppe for virksomhedsledere i Shanghai (VL)

Kære dansktalende virksomhedsleder.
VL71 er en gren af VL Danmark og dermed et globalt netværk af dansktalende virksomhedsledere som mødes 6-8 gange om året for at udveksle arbejdsmæssige erfaringer og udfordringer. Vi er pt næsten 30 medlemmer men søger hele tiden flere. Kontakt evt for yderligere info og læs mere om VL på www.vl.dk.
Formanden: mortensoegaard@hotmail.com

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Early Bird Offer for Business Person of the Year 2020

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Did you miss any of our events in July/August?
Here are some highlights:

 

DCCC & YP Mikkeller Mixer on 11th July

(Photos by Laura)

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Upcoming Events

Sep 1            DCCC & DCBF Webinars: How to Conduct Online Consumer Research & Direct Online Sales in China
Sep 3            Emerging Leaders: Assertiveness and Accountability
Sep  4           Transfer Pricing & Customs Talks together with PwC
Sep  4           Nordic Afterwork in Shanghai
Sep 18          Danish Friday
Sep 23          Shanghai Position Paper from EU Chamber
Sep 24          Emerging Leaders: Working Effectively – Focus on Nordic Cultures
October 31    DCCC Business Person of the Year Gala Ball 2020

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

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Newsletter June/July 2020

Chairman’s Corner – Kim Scheibel

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Remember to follow our activities on our website and through WeChat. You can also follow DCCC Beijing & DCC-SC, and if you decide to participate at theirs events, you will just pay the normal member fee.
Reserve the below dates:
11th July              DCCC & YP Mikkeller Mixer
31st October       DCCC Gala Ball 2020 incl. Business Person of the Year

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

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

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

Sincerely Yours,

Kim Scheibel
Chairman DCCC-Shanghai/East China

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Danes Worldwide Corner

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

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

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

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Update from the Royal Danish Consulate – June 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Her er 5 ting, du skal vide om Rejseklar:

1.Du kan finde alle vores rejsevejledninger direkte i app’en.
2.Det er nemt at tilmelde sig Danskerlisten i app’en. Når du er tilmeldt, kan vi komme i kontakt med dig, hvis der opstår en større krise som f.eks. en naturkatastrofe, et terrorangreb eller politiske uroligheder.
3.Hvis der pludseligt opstår en krise i det land, du er i, kan vi sende dig en push-besked med vigtig information om, hvad du kan gøre.
4,App’en har kontaktoplysninger til nærmeste danske ambassade eller konsulat, uanset hvor i verden du befinder dig.
5.Du kan læse om, hvad du kan gøre, hvis du f.eks. bliver syg, udsat for røveri eller får problemer på rejsen.
Hvert år hjælper vi flere tusinde danskere, når uheldet er ude. Med Rejseklar, kan vi bedre hjælpe dig.
Rejseklar findes til smartphones og kan hentes gratis i App Store til iPhone eller Google Play til Android.
For more news from the Consulate General in Shanghai subscribe at our website or find us on Facebook and Weibo
http://kina.um.dk – http://facebook.com/AmbKina – http://weibo.com/danishembassy – http://t.qq.com/dkembassy

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Gruppe for virksomhedsledere i Shanghai (VL)

Kære dansktalende virksomhedsleder.
VL71 er en gren af VL Danmark og dermed et globalt netværk af dansktalende virksomhedsledere som mødes 6-8 gange om året for at udveksle arbejdsmæssige erfaringer og udfordringer. Vi er pt næsten 30 medlemmer men søger hele tiden flere. Kontakt evt for yderligere info og læs mere om VL på www.vl.dk.
Formanden: mortensoegaard@hotmail.com

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Save the Date

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

 

DCCC Summer BBQ on 13th June

(Photos by Poul)

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Upcoming Events

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

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

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Newsletter May 2020

Chairman’s Corner – Kim Scheibel

Dear Members and Friends of DCCC,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Danes Worldwide Corner

Scholarships for Online Courses

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

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

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

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

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Update from the Royal Danish Consulate – May 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Her er 5 ting, du skal vide om Rejseklar:

1.Du kan finde alle vores rejsevejledninger direkte i app’en.
2.Det er nemt at tilmelde sig Danskerlisten i app’en. Når du er tilmeldt, kan vi komme i kontakt med dig, hvis der opstår en større krise som f.eks. en naturkatastrofe, et terrorangreb eller politiske uroligheder.
3.Hvis der pludseligt opstår en krise i det land, du er i, kan vi sende dig en push-besked med vigtig information om, hvad du kan gøre.
4,App’en har kontaktoplysninger til nærmeste danske ambassade eller konsulat, uanset hvor i verden du befinder dig.
5.Du kan læse om, hvad du kan gøre, hvis du f.eks. bliver syg, udsat for røveri eller får problemer på rejsen.
Hvert år hjælper vi flere tusinde danskere, når uheldet er ude. Med Rejseklar, kan vi bedre hjælpe dig.
Rejseklar findes til smartphones og kan hentes gratis i App Store til iPhone eller Google Play til Android.
For more news from the Consulate General in Shanghai subscribe at our website or find us on Facebook and Weibo
http://kina.um.dk – http://facebook.com/AmbKina – http://weibo.com/danishembassy – http://t.qq.com/dkembassy
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Gruppe for virksomhedsledere i Shanghai (VL)

Kære dansktalende virksomhedsleder.
VL71 er en gren af VL Danmark og dermed et globalt netværk af dansktalende virksomhedsledere som mødes 6-8 gange om året for at udveksle arbejdsmæssige erfaringer og udfordringer. Vi er pt næsten 30 medlemmer men søger hele tiden flere. Kontakt evt for yderligere info og læs mere om VL på www.vl.dk.
Formanden: mortensoegaard@hotmail.com

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New Individual Members

Birger Jensen
Gert Sorensen

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Upcoming Events

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

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

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