Newsletter June 2021

Vice Chairwoman’s Corner

July 7th, 2021

Dear DCCC Members,

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ann Sophie de Meester
Vice Chairwoman, DCCC East

Upcoming events at DCCC East

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

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

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

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

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

New Members at the DCCC

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

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

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

Danes Worldwide

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

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

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

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

Royal Danish Consulate

Consulate General

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

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

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

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

The SDC Annual Report 2020 is out.

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

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

Read the full report here. 

Solar Decathlon Roadshow

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

Venture Cup – University Startup World Cup

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

Meet Pinduoduo

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

Nanjing Tech Week

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

Culture events

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

Upcoming event list

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

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