Newsletter May 2019

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

Dear Members and Friends of DCCC Shanghai,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We wish you all a nice May Holiday!

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

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

Sincerely Yours,
Poul G. Kristensen

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Danes Worldwide Corner

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

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

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

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

 

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Update from the Royal Danish Consulate 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(Photo by Laura Li)

Danish Easter Lunch on the 20th of April

(Photos by Laura Li)

Eat Well and Train Well on the 24th of April

(Photos by Christy)

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Upcoming Events

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

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

Our Partners

  
 

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Newsletter April 2019

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

Dear Members and Friends of DCCC Shanghai,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We welcome our new corporate members:
Dueholm-Wuhan

Sincerely Yours,
Poul G. Kristensen

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Emerging Leaders Training 2019


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Danes Worldwide Corner

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

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

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

 

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Update from the Royal Danish Consulate 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(Photo by Gangfeng Wang)

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

(Photos by Kristoffer Toftgaard Nielsen )

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We are pleased to welcome our new members:

Corporate Member:


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

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

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Upcoming Events

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

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

Our Partners

  
 

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Newsletter March 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Danes Worldwide Corner

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

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

 

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Update from the Royal Danish Consulate 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Brevafstemning til Europaparlamentsvalget den 26. maj 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For more news from the Consulate General in Shanghai subscribe at our website or find us on Facebook and Weibo
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Follow upcoming Danish cultural performances and events in Shanghai on http://www.culturedenmark.com/en

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

(Photo by Laura Li)

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

(Photos by Laura Li)

 

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Upcoming Events

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

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

Our Partners

  
  

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Newsletter February 2019

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

Dear Members and Friends of DCCC,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Reserve the below dates:

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

We welcome our new student member: Henrik Belling Andersen

 

Sincerely Yours,

Poul G. Kristensen

 

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Danes Worldwide Corner 

“Speeding up Processing of Applications for Retention of Citizenship”

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

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

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Update from the Royal Danish Consulate 

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

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


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


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

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

(Photos by Laura)

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We are pleased to welcome our new members:

 Student Member:

Henrik Belling Andersen

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Upcoming Events

Feb 20                      Environmental Law Enforcement and Impact on Supply Chains

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

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

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Newsletter January 2019

Chairman’s Corner – Poul G. Kristensen 

Dear Members and Friends of DCCC,

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

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

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

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

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

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

Reserve the below date:

21/03/2019   AGM

Sincerely Yours,
Poul G. Kristensen

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Mads og Monopolet China Tour

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

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


(Photos by Mark Nebojsa)

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

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Upcoming Events

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

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

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

Our Partners

  
  

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Newsletter December 2018

Chairman’s Corner – Poul G. Kristensen 

Dear Members and Friends of DCCC,

After many months of preparations we finally hold the Gala Ball for the Business Person of the Year Saturday the 3rd of November at the Jing An Shangri-La.

This year was even more special than normally in many ways:

For the first time ever we were honored with the participation of a Danish Minister. Actually we had the honor and pleasure of counting with the presence of the Minister for Development Cooperation of Denmark, Ulla Tørnæs, Ms. Lisbet Zilmer-Johns – Under Secretary for Global Politics and Security at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Danish Ambassador in China, A. Carsten Damsgaard and the Danish Consul in Shanghai, Mr. Jakob Linulf. We would like to thank all of them for been a very important part of this great event for the Danish Business community in China!

It was also the first time that the DCCC PAN China cooperation was fully represented by the Acting Chairman of DCCC – Beijing Mr. Mathias Boyer, the Vice Chairman of DCC-SC, Mr. Michael Schjerbeck and me on behalf of DCCC Shanghai.

As Chairman of the PAN China cooperation I am also very happy and proud of being part of the journey to unite the 3 chapters of DCCC. We look forward to keep doing it stronger and closer in the future.

I want to use this opportunity to congratulate again the nominated and finalist as well the winners of the 3 categories: Trine Roland Westergaard as Young Professional of the Year, Lotte Norgreen as Entrepreneur Person of the Year and Humphrey Lau as Business Person of the Year.

Finally we had at all 188 participants for the Gala Ball, that according to Chinese believes should be a very good number!

It is also very important that we extend our big thanks to all our sponsors that make this great event possible.

In November we also had a sold out visit to the Prada Rong Zhi house on Sunday the 11th. It was quite interesting to see how the building has been restored and how the Rong Zhi family lived there.

Friday the 16th our Young Professionals arranged the Danish Friday at Cotton’s Xinhua 

The 28th of November we finished the TM training with a feedback meeting and handled over the diplomas to all the participants. The TM program is a joint training together with the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai and the Finish Business Council Shanghai. We want to thanks the participants and their companies for joining our program!

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

Remember to reserve the below dates:

05/12/2018    InterChamber Christmas Mixer

08/12/2018    Danish X-mas Party at Henkes

We welcome our new members Danish Crown & Stokke.  

 

Sincerely Yours,

Poul G. Kristensen

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TEAM MANAGEMENT TRAINEES 2018

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Danes Worldwide Corner

Christmas is soon upon us, and I’d like to take the opportunity to thank you once more for the excellent meeting we had at the Consulate General in April during my visit to Shanghai. It was wonderful to see so many people showing up to hear about the work of Danes Worldwide. Naturally, we carry on with our advocacy work on behalf of members in the key areas of family unification, unemployment insurance, etc.  To all of you in Shanghai and the local area, my very best wishes for a merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

Sincerely,
Anne Marie Dalgaard, Secretary General, Danes Worldwide.

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Update from the Royal Danish Consulate 

CIIE and delegation visit
CIIE took place in the beginning of the November. Denmark had a special gust due to the Expo: the Minister for Development Cooperation Mrs. Ulla Tørnæs. The Minister opened the Danish National Pavilion and Danish Food Exhibition and paid a visit to other Danish exhibitors: LEGO, Arla, and Novo Nordisk. The Danish pavilions main theme was sustainable solutions and ‘thinking tomorrow’. Therefore, the Danish exhibitors focus was to expand the knowledge of this sustainable thinking and decreasing of waste through innovative and creative thinking.
Approximately 300 foreigner head of state and ministers as well as 3000 foreigner companies attended CIIE, and 800.000 people visited the Expo.

Nordic Music by Design
This project, Nordic Music by Design, is a cross-cultural collaboration between the four Nordic Consulate Generals in Shanghai: Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden. The exciting line-up is composed of Swedish soul singer Elias, Danish producer duo Farveblind, Norwegian musician Bror Forsgren, Finnish singer-songwriter and kantele performer Ida Elina. The artists are accompanied with their Chinese counterparts Xixi, ChaCha, Dirty Fingers, and Jasmine Li.
With this project, we create a platform, where the paired Nordic and Chinese musicians can perform a collaborative concert to live audiences. The creation of a song is just one aspect of the overall goals, which are to introduce a wider audience to the Scandinavian sound and create better cultural understanding between Northern Europe and China on how each creates and produces music.
The concert will take place Saturday 1st of December at YuYinTang Park, and if this seems like a performance you do not want to miss, you can buy your tickets at www.247tickets.com and if you use the discount code thenordics you will get 20RMB off your ticket. See you!

Movie Screening
Thursday the 13th of December at 19:00, the Consulate General will screen the Danish movie: The Shamer’s Daughter.
The Shamer’s Daughter is a fiction movie, and is described as a “semi realistic medieval fantasy world with Dragons and Witchcraft”. The leading role in the movie is the Daughter Dina that unwillingly inherited her mother’s supernatural ability, where she can look straight into the soul of other people. Dina and her family are thrown into the adventure of a lifetime in order to put the rightful heir to the Kingdom of Dunark on the Throne.
If you want to watch or re-watch this Danish award-winning movie, then come and join us! RSVP Tuesday the 11th of December by email to amasim@um.dk.

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Did you miss any of our events in November?
Here are some highlights:
DCCC Events
BPOY Gala Dinner Party
on the 3rd of November at Jing An Shangri-la Hotel


(Photos by Mark)

Prada Rong Zhai
on the 11th of November


(Photos by Laura)

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We are pleased to welcome our new members:

Corporate Member:

Danish Crown Group is a global meat processing company and a major leader within the global food business. The company is the world’s largest pork exporter and the largest pork producer in Europe, producing 8.2 % of the total EU pork. Danish Crown was originally founded in 1887 owned by 7100 pig and cattle suppliers from Denmark, Sweden, UK and other European countries.


Founded in Norway in 1932, Stokke® is known as a premium brand with worldwide footprint and offering high-end product solutions for children. From the iconic height adjustable stroller Xplory® to the revolutionary chair Tripp Trapp® that grows with the child, Stokke® is devoted to nurturing family bonding and continues a proud tradition of high quality, craftsmanship and innovation. Stokke®‘s human centric approach to design ensures exceptional ergonomics and unparalleled comfort. Today, Stokke® is recognized for timeless Scandinavian design that brings you and your child closer. To meet the essential  needs of children, Stokke® has evolved its portfolio with diversified products. Munch collection helps the children to have less mess and more fun during their dining.  Jetkids makes the family journey easier and more enjoyable.    STOKKE®, DESIGNED TO BE CLOSER.

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Upcoming Events

Dec 5                        InterChamber Christmas Mixer

Dec 8                        Danish Christmas Party at Henkes

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 October 2018

Chairman’s Corner – Poul G. Kristensen

Dear Members and Friends of DCCC,

Now we are back and running different activities and events again.

During September we started the TM Training with “Coaching for Performance”and had different shared events. The most attended one was “How will the individual Income tax reform affect you?” presented by Paul Dwyer and James Zheng from Dezan Shira & Associates, having 75 participants. There are still many open questions about how these regulations will develop and be implemented, so probably we will follow up on it later with a similar event.

Furthermore we hold the DCCC Danish Friday at Hooked and got more than 50 participants joining the event.

As agreed and mentioned during our AGM in March, we keep working towards a solution to allow DCCC Shanghai follow all the new regulations from the Chinese Government. We will keep you informed about the development.

We have already sold almost 50% of the tickets for BPOY, which is very good and promising; specially because this time we can only have 200 participants. So if you didn’t buy your tickets yet, hurry up before they get sold out.

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

We have still place for some sponsors for the BPOY, so we will be very happy to hear from you also.

Remember to reserve the below dates:

BPOY 03/11/2018

X-mas Party 08/12/2018

We welcome our new members: Mille Foods, Cecilie Alkjaersig Knudsen and Jakob Skovdal

Sincerely Yours,

Poul G. Kristensen

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Danes Worldwide Corner

Task Force on Danes Living Outside Denmark

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Copenhagen Capacity, and Danes Worldwide have set up a joint task force to explore the potential for Denmark to enhance its relationships with expats and thus leverage their international networks.

Flemming Besenbacher, Chair of the Board of Directors of Carlsberg and the Carlsberg Foundation, chairs the task force consisting of 18 prominent industry leaders with an interest in the benefits to be gained from a relationship between Denmark and its expats.

Secretary General Anne Marie Dalgaard expresses her satisfaction that Danes Worldwide is a participant in the task force:  “As an advocacy organization promoting the interests of Danes living abroad and as a collaboration partner in the initiative, Danes Worldwide is particularly interested in the immense value expats offer to Denmark. In that context, we are concerned about legislation affecting the engagement of Danes living abroad – as examples, their entitlement to unemployment insurance benefits should they return to Denmark, their entitlement to the public pension to which they have contributed, and their right of return to Denmark with an international  family.”

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

How Will The Individual Income Tax Reform Affect You
on the 19th of September at Wework China Overseas


(Photos by Poul & Laura)

Danish Friday
on the 21st of September
at Hooked


(Photos by Christy)

Patent Protection & Smarter Application, All That You Need To Know In China Event
on the 27th of September at WeWork Xujiahui


(Photos by Christy)

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We are pleased to welcome our new members:

Corporate Member:

Mille Food

Mille Food is a dairy company specialized in producing infant formula in Hundested, Denmark. Founded in 2012 the company has achieved significant results on the Chinese market, and today Mille Food’s products are available in more than 12,000 shops nationwide.

Individual Member:

Jakob Skovdal 

Student Member:

Cecilie Alkjaersig Knudsen

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Upcoming Events

Oct 14                        Let’s make Smorrebrod together! (in Chinese)
Oct 17                       TM Training: How to hire the right person
Oct 17                       Air, Water, Energy in China: What is the government doing about this?

Oct 18                       From Customer to User: How Changing One Word Will Transform

Your Business

Oct 19                       Danish Friday

Oct 25                       New Operating System for Manufacturing
Nov 3                        BPOY 2018 at Jing An Shangrila Hotel
Nov 16                      Danish Friday

Nov 28                      TM Training: Performance & Forman Feedback Meeting
Dec 5                        InterChamber Christmas Mixer

Dec 8                        Danish Christmas Party at Henkes

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 November 2018

Chairman’s Corner – Poul G. Kristensen

Dear Members and Friends of DCCC,

October has been a month with a lot of preparations for our biggest event the BPOY Gala dinner.

Anyway we hold our TMT training, an event about “Air, water & energy in China”, “How changing one word will transform your business” and “New operating system for manufacturing”, bringing light about how to ensure that when you implement change management in a company, it will grow into the organization.

Furthermore we also had a different DCCC Danish Friday the 19th of October at Maya, since this time we had the winner of BPOY 2017, John Markmann to share the challenges of doing business in China.

Looking forward to see you all the 3th of November at the Gala Dinner for BPOY 2018.

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

Remember to reserve the below dates:

X-mas Party 08/12/2018

We welcome our new members: Mustad Fishing Tackle Wuxi.

 

Sincerely Yours,

Poul G. Kristensen

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Danes Worldwide Corner 

Unemployment Insurance Benefits

 

Early in 2018, the Government and the Danish People’s Party reached an agreement to fund certain tax relief measures in Denmark. The agreement included a proposal pertaining to unemployment insurance benefits stipulating that a recipient must have resided in Denmark for 7 out of the last 8 years in order to qualify for the benefits – even if he or she is a member of, and has made payments to, an unemployment insurance plan.

Danes Worldwide expects that such a requirement will have negative consequences for tens of thousands of our members. Since the publication of the proposal, we have expressed our firm opposition to it and have communicated with the politicians responsible for their parties’ labor market portfolios as to the untoward consequences of the proposal.  It received first reading in Parliament on 23 October. Only a few votes (from the Socialist People’s Party, the Danish Social Liberal Party, the Red-Green Alliance, and the Alternative) were not in favor, and the proposal was forwarded to committee.  Any revision will be made public only on or about 28 November if the parties agree to a change in the residency requirement.  Read the full text of the proposal (in Danish) here: www.folketingstidende.dk/RIpdf/samling/20181/lovforslag/L13/20181_L13_som_fremsat.pdf

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Update from the Royal Danish Consulate

October edition updates

Busy month for the consul general

Since Mr. Jakob Linulf was inaugurated as Consul General September 1, the Consul General has been engaged in LEGO store opening, promotion of the Danish Pavilion on T-Mall, attending the 69th anniversary of the Peoples Republic of China, and speaking at the 3rd anniversary of the Danish inspired elderly care centre Yiheyuan and preparation of the upcoming China International Import Expo.

Panel debate – applied artificial intelligence in china

Innovation Centre Denmark, Shanghai (ICDK) hosted a panel debate about Applied Artificial Intelligence in China with the Danish Academy of Technical Science guested. Danish Academy of Technical Sciences was in Shanghai to study the rollout of the city’s ambitious artificial intelligence plan.

The Danish Academy of Technical Science participated in a panel debate and discussion at ICDK with representatives from Shanghai’s artificial intelligence ecosystem including investors, professors and entrepreneurs as a part of their 5-day study tour around China.

Movie night at the consulate general

75 people signed up for the screening of Kaspar Astrup Schröder’s documentary about the Danish architect Bjarke Ingels. The documentary, BIG TIME, follows Bjarke Ingels during the course of 7 years (2009-2016), while he struggles to finish his biggest project so far, a new world trade tower in New York City. The audience is let into Bjarke Ingels’ creative processes as well as the endless compromises that his work entails.

The Consulate General made sure that there was popcorn for everyone, and we are looking forward seeing you to movie night in December 

China International Import Expo

Due to the China International Import Expo (CIIE) Ms. Ulla Tørnæs the Minister of Development Cooperation will pay a visit to Shanghai. Ms. Ulla Tørnæs will be opening the Danish National Pavilion.

Besides visiting several Danish’s booths at the expo, Ms. Ulla Tørnæs is attending DCCC’s Business Person of the Year Gala Ball where she will announce the winner of the award. Furthermore, she will also be attending various side-events. Among these a seminar on gender equality, which will be held at Sunday 4 November (for further information contact zhezha@um.dk), and a networking dinner with Danish companies at Henkes Monday 5 November (for further information contact jacjor@um.dk).

For more details please click on here

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Did you miss any of our events in October?
Here are some highlights:
DCCC Events
From Customer to User:
How Changing One Word Will Transform Your Business
on the 18th of October at Wework Weihai lu


(Photos by Laura)

JOHN MARKMAN &
His 5 Challenges at Danish Friday
on the 19th of October at MAYA


(Photos by Maria)

Do We Know Enough about
Our Building’s Air, Water & Energy Consumption
on the 17th of October at WeWork Yanping lu 


(Photos by Maria)

          New Operating System for Manufacturing 
on the 25th of October at Wework Huai Hai Zhong lu


(Photos by Maria)

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We are pleased to welcome our new members:

Corporate Member:

Mustad Fishing Tackle(Wuxi) Co., Ltd

Established in Gjøvik, Norway in 1832 as a small nail and wire factory. Today’s factory in China is not only the main manufacturing unit within Mustad group, but also among the largest manufacturer of sport and commercial fish hooks in the World. More than 90% of the production is exported to over 160 countries in the World.

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Upcoming Events

2018 

Nov 3                        BPOY 2018 at Jing An Shangrila Hotel
Nov 11                      Prada Rong Zhi On-Site Visit
Nov 16                      Danish Friday by YP

Nov 28                      TM Training: Performance & Forman Feedback Meeting
Dec 5                        InterChamber Christmas Mixer

Dec 8                        Danish Christmas Party at Henkes

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

Newsletter September 2018

Chairman’s Corner – Poul G. Kristensen

Dear Members and Friends of DCCC,

Welcome back after the summer break!

We hope that you are all with fully “charged batteries”. And if you didn’t get the chance to recover during the summer time, you can still do it during the coming “Golden week”.

Even the summer months can be quiet, this year a lot of things happened in our small Danish community in Shanghai. Mostly from the Danish Consulate side that replaced the General Consul from Nicolai Prytz to Jakob Linulf, the Commercial Consul from Casper Freddie to Jesper Herold Halle, the Director of Innovation Centre Denmark from Morten Brandtoft to Søren Boutrup and the Direct of Invest in Denmark, Rasmus Grand Bjørnø to Jeppe Solmer

We had the pleasure of counting Nicolai Prytz as a very active member of our Board for 4 years and the opportunity of learning from him as well developing a lot of new things together. Now Nicolai is covering a new position in Brazil as the Danish Ambassador there and we wish him all the best in his new role.

We also welcome our new Consul General in Shanghai Mr. Jakob Linulf to Shanghai and to the Board of DCCC Shanghai. Jakob Linulf has actually been working in Beijing for the last years, so he has already a lot of China experience.

After many years of having Maersk housing the DCCC office in Shanghai, we are going to move to Prime Cargo this year. As a consequence of Maersk moving to new offices, some practical issues changed making our staying with Maersk more costly, therefore we decided to move to Prime Cargo located in Room 908, Spring International Plaza, 699 Zhao Hua road. We have signed an agreement with Prime Cargo for 5 years and should be moving in September.

I want to use this opportunity to extend our great thanks to Maersk for supporting and helpings us by housing the office of DCCC through so many years!

Since our last newsletter we have not been having so many activities because of the summer break. So now we started with the Welcome BBQ in Mayita Friday the 7th of September with the participation of the whole new team from the consulate:
the General Consul Jakob Linulf, the Commercial Consul Jesper Herold Halle, the Director of Innovation Centre Denmark from Søren Boutrup and the Direct of Invest in Denmark Jeppe Solmer.
We are very happy to get such a great support and participation from the Consulate and look forward to our cooperation with the whole team. Welcome everyone!

In connection with the gala for BPOY please remember that you can still nominate your candidates for Business Person of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year and Young Professional of The Year.

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

Once again, we are still looking for sponsors for the BPOY that will be held the 3th of November. We will be very happy to hear from you also.

Remember to reserve the below dates:

BPOY 03/11/2018
X-mas Party 08/12/2018

Sincerely Yours,
Poul G. Kristensen

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Save the Dates!

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Welcome Back BBQ Highlights:

(Photos by Mare)

To download photo, click on this link https://cowtransfer.com/s/90d89b738faf4b

We’d like to thank our sponsors for their support

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Danes Worldwide Corner

Input to Hearing on Unemployment Benefits

The Danish government and the Danish People’s Party entered into an agreement with respect to taxation regulations in February 2018. The agreement applies a residency requirement to those applying for unemployment benefits. By now, the agreement has been introduced as proposed legislation and is the subject of a legislative hearing. The proposed legislation introduces, in phases, a residency requirement. As of 2019, the applicant must have resided in Denmark or in a European Union member state for five out of the last eight years in order to be entitled to unemployment benefits. As of 2020, the requirement would be six out of the last eight years, and finally in 2021, the requirement would be seven out of the last eight years.

Certain types of residency abroad are deemed to be equivalent to residing in Denmark or the EU: Postings in the service of the government, working abroad for a Danish employer, appointments to a research post at a university abroad, studying abroad for the purposes of acquiring professional qualifications, and time spent abroad representing official Danish interests are situations deemed to be equivalent to having resided in Denmark or the EU. Hence these situations are not affected by the proposed legislation.

Danes Worldwide opposes the proposed legislation as it will have a negative impact on many of our members.  We are currently preparing a formal submission to the hearing.

For more information https://www.danes.dk/forside/

                

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We are pleased to welcome our new members:

Individual Member:

Changying Xiang
Magnus Kaeldsoe Poulsen

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Upcoming Events

Sept 18                     TM Training: How to Employ the Right People
Sept 18                     Will China remain as the HUB for sourcing?
Sept 19                     How will the new individual income tax reform affect you?
Sept 21                     Danish Friday at Hooked, 158 Found
Sept 27                     Recent trend in Patent Protection in China and Smart Application
Better Protection
Oct 17                       TM Training: Coaching for Performance
Oct 18                       It only takes ONE word to CHANGE your BUSINESS
Oct 19                       Danish Friday
Oct 25                       New Operating System for Manufacturing
Nov 3                        BPOY 2018 at Jing An Shangrila Hotel
Nov 16                      Danish Friday
Nov 28                     TM Training: Performance & Forman Feedback Meeting
Dec 5                        InterChamber Christmas Mixer
Dec 8                        Danish Christmas Party at Henkes

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 2018

Summer Newsletter (August 2018)
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Save the Dates!

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Upcoming Events

Aug 17                      Danish Friday at HOP Project
​Aug 29                      Nordic Afterwork Cocktails

Sept 7                       Welcome Back BBQ
Sept 13                     One Word is all it takes to transform your business
Sept 18                     Team Management Training: How to Employ the Right People
Sept 21                     Danish Friday
Oct 17                       Team Management Training: Coaching Performance
Oct 19                       Danish Friday
Nov 3                        BPOY 2018 at Jing An Shangrila Hotel
Nov 16                      Danish Friday
Nov 28                      Performance Feedback Meetings
Dec 8                        Danish Christmas Party at Henkes

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

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