Newsletter March 2020

Chairman’s Corner – Poul G. Kristensen 

Dear Members and Friends of DCCC,

This is our third newsletter in 2020 and still a very special year.
COVID-19 is still setting the daily agenda for everyone in China. Finally we see the light at the end of the tunnel and the biggest part of companies have already resumed work and even schools in Jiangsu province already started on Monday the 30th of March. Shanghai will probably follow up later, but there is still no official date on it. So now everyone is finally adapted to the new normal imposed by COVID-19, keeping distance, using mask and being aware of the importance hygiene.

Unfortunately as many were afraid of the COVID-19 become a global pandemic and now there are 6 times (and growing every day) more cases around the world than in China. USA, Italy, Spain and Iran are in the top of the list with more cases followed by many other countries. So China started in March to implement obligatory 14 days quarantine to all people returning / entering China. Later on added the obligatory COVID-19 test and in the night of the 28th of March closed the entrance to China to all foreigners (even they have a valid visa). Many of these actions are not popular (which is understandable), but are probably necessary to avoid a second wave of new COVID-19 cases from returnees to China.

As we mentioned in the last newsletter the AGM (Annual General Meeting), will be held the 23rd of April 2020. If the rules for quarantine and isolation in Shanghai aren’t lifted then the AGM will be as a Web-meeting.

During March we had some Webinar events:
March 3th –Corona Virus Follow-up Webinar: How are Danish companies operating in China dealing with the consequences of the COVID-19 outbreak?
March 11th –The Coronavirus – Challenges and Opportunities by The Economist
March 19th –Reconsidering Digital Marketing During the Coronavirus
March 27th –How your company can benefit from the new COVID-19 related policies

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

Upcoming Webinar / events in April, please reserve the following dates:
April 1st –THE CORONAVIRUS— How to enhance resilience alongside your supply chain?
April 3rd –Leadership Development – from Potential to Value
April 15 ~ May 13 – Rebuild, Enhance & Cost Optimizing the Supply Chain System (in Chinese)
April 23rd – Annual General Meeting. Remember to pay the DCCC-Shanghai membership before the AGM

You can read more about DCCC’s activities in our home page.

As of 30th March many member companies have kindly made donations to support the fight against coronavirus outbreak. Below list is in alphabetical order in Shanghai part:

Arla China
Danish Crown
Ferring Pharmaceutical
GN Group
LEO Pharma
Maersk Group
Mille Food
Pandora Jewelry

If your company has made a donation but not listed above, please contact


In view of the rapid spread of COVID-19 across the world, China has decided to temporarily suspend the entry into China by foreign nationals holding visas or residence permits still valid to the time of this announcement, effective from 0 a.m., 28 March 2020. Entry by foreign nationals with APEC Business Travel Cards will be suspended as well. Policies including port visas, 24/72/144-hour visa-free transit policy, Hainan 30-day visa-free policy, 15-day visa-free policy specified for foreign cruise-group-tour through Shanghai Port, Guangdong 144-hour visa-free policy specified for foreign tour groups from Hong Kong or Macao SAR, and Guangxi 15-day visa-free policy specified for foreign tour groups of ASEAN countries will also be temporarily suspended. Entry with diplomatic, service, courtesy or C visas will not be affected. Foreign nationals coming to China for necessary economic, trade, scientific or technological activities or out of emergency humanitarian needs may apply for visas at Chinese embassies or consulates. Entry by foreign nationals with visas issued after this announcement will not be affected.

The suspension is a temporary measure that China is compelled to take in light of the outbreak situation and the practices of other countries. China will stay in close touch with all sides and properly handle personnel exchanges with the rest of the world under the special circumstances. The above-mentioned measures will be calibrated in light of the evolving situation and announced accordingly.

More information please find following link in English:

(As of Mar 30)

3,208        Confirmed cases in China current
168           Suspected cases in China
723           Entry confirmed cases to China
3,311        Fatalities related to n-CoV in China

533,233   Confirmed cases internationally current
75,368     Recovered patients released from hospital internationally
30,417     Fatality related to n-CoV internationally

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

New semester in the online Danish program

Are you interested in brushing up your Danish, or are you just starting out? On April 6, a new semester begins in our online program. For more than 30 years, Danes Worldwide has offered Danish language instruction to children, teens, and adults living outside Denmark. The program covers all levels and takes place entirely online with interesting and varied content including videos, images, and relevant assignments. Each semester is structured around the student’s learning and progress. The same teacher is “with you” throughout to provide individual feedback and help you develop your skills in Danish. Find out more at”


Update from the Royal Danish Consulate

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:

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

Her er 5 ting, du skal vide om Rejseklar:

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


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Upcoming Events

Apr  1                 Webinar event: THE CORONAVIRUS— How to enhance resilience alongside your supply chain?
Apr 3                  Webinar event: Leadership Development -from Potential to Value
Apr 12-May 13   Webinar: Rebuild, Enhance & Cost Optimizing the Supply Chain System (in Chinese)
Apr 23                Annual General Meeting

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