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 ( 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


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:


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:

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:

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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
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