Newsletter January 2020

Chairman’s Corner – Poul G. Kristensen 

Dear Members and Friends of DCCC,

Happy New Year to all of you!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sincerely Yours,
Poul G. Kristensen


Danes Worldwide Corner

Meeting with the Minister of Labor

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

Happy Chinese New Year!


Update from the Royal Danish Consulate

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jakob Linulf, Consul General of Denmark

Closing Days during Chinese New Year

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

Please refer to for complete list of closing days in 2020.

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

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

We wish you all a happy Chinese new year!

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

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

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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.
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Did you miss any of our events in Janaury?
Here are some highlights:
China’s Corporate Social Credit System on the 7th of January

(Photos by Bencham )

Nordic Afterwork Networking on 17th of January

(Photos by Laura Li)

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

Upcoming Events

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

To sign up for any of the above events please go to our home page:
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