Newsletter November 2020

Chairman’s Corner – Kim Scheibel

Dear DCCC friends and colleagues,If it was possible to push “Alt+Ctrl+Del” twice and restart 2020, then I believe many would like to do so. 2020 has possibly been the strangest year within my +40year working career, but despite the challenges, then there have also been good moments at least for some. So let us all look towards 2021 with hope for a safer future, with a Covid-19 vaccine hopefully becoming available for everyone, so we can return to our “new” normal.

There will without a doubt here in China be an increased focus on the “Blue Sky” drive, so any industry who have an environmental agenda;  product; idea or service to offer should really focus on China in the coming years. China is one of the (only) countries in the world, who have the power and financial strength to transform ideas to reality right now.

The collaboration between the 3 DCCC chambers in China is growing closer and closer. The Chairman group recently met to discuss future cooperation points, starting with the low hanging fruits, like aligning our look at the various on-line platforms and the way we are seen from the outside world, more initiatives will continue to follow in the coming months.

Our CFO group (Finance/IT/Legal) is up running again here in Shanghai, another great forum to exchange views and ideas among equals. Likewise then our DCCC Pan China Food Group is just about to meet for the first time here in Shanghai on 9th Dec., so if you are “hungry” to join then please do not hesitate to contact the DCCC Secretariat. Hopefully within long then we will also manage to restart our HR group again – if interested in joining this group, then please let us hear from you.

Congratulations to Emerging Leaders Chinese Training on 10th November. Where 25 participants from Danish, Finnish and Swedish companies attended the three different training courses which ran from September to November 2020.

Within December we will start sending out renewals of DCCC membership, so look out for the nice letters from Laura. Remember that we during last year AGM agreed to introduce some changes to the fees, so do not be surprised you have had almost 1 year to get used to the small increases.

Let me also make a warm welcome to our new individual member:
Jan Vilhelm Iversen, representing CMA CGM, but being a Danish national, Jan of course wants to support DCCC – Thanks.

I will also like to thank Vikinor and especially Lotte Norgreen, for arranging together with Henkes a fantastic Danish Christmas evening. And also a huge thank you to all the “Mandelgave” sponsors: Vikinor, GN ReSound, RAINS, Anthon Berg, Danish Crown, Maersk, Wagas, Nordic Hub China, Brothers Kebab, Royal Greenland, Laiba and HENKES.

When you read these lines you have probably already burned down the Christmas candlelight first number with only 23 more days to go to Xmas, I will like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Merry Christmas or as we say in Danish “En rigtig Glædelig Jul” to you and your families.

DCCC events finished in November:
Nov. 4   Finance & Legal Working Group: Transfer Pricing
Nov. 5   DCCC & DCBF webinar: How to Succeed with Chinese Social Media and the Right Content
Nov. 10  Emerging Leaders- Leading Yourself
Nov. 10  DCCC & DCBF webinar: B2B: Digital Marketing in China
Nov. 17  DCCC & DCBF webinar: Stop chasing Ghosts, IP Challenges and how to identify the Source Infringers
Nov. 24  DCCC & DCBF webinar: Supply Chain Risks connected to the Corporate Social Credit System
Nov. 28  Danish Christmas Dinner

Upcoming events in December:
Dec. 1      DCCC & DCBF webinar: How to Succeed with Chinese Social Media and the Right Content
Dec. 8      DCCC & DCBF webinar: IPR in China
Dec. 9      First Food Working Group Meeting
Dec.10     SME Seminar: Retail, Contracts, Chops and Information Protection Law
Dec.14     Build Your Unique Christmas Decorations with LEGO Flagship Store Shimao
Dec. 18    Danish Friday

Sincerely Yours,
Kim Scheibel
Chairman DCCC East China


Danes Worldwide Corner

“Turnaround times for legal questions back to normal 

In the time since our legal department began offering assistance in legal matters in March 2020, our legal advisors Karoline Blyt, Helene Larsen, and Anne Louise Schmidt have handled more than 2,000 questions from members of Danes Worldwide.

The advisors worked as hard as they could but were unable to keep up with demand. Turnaround times reached 4-6 weeks, much to our regret. By now, however, we have managed to get through the backlog, and w are pleased to say that turnaround times are back to normal.

Should you have a question or concern requiring legal advice – say, regarding citizenship, family unification, a visa, or a residence permit – please feel free to write to


Update from the Royal Danish Consulate – November 2020

China International Import Exhibition 2020
The Consulate General in collaboration with Danish Federation of Industries joined the CIIE with a 300 sqm food Pavilion showing some of the best food Denmark has to offer.
The CIIE was also used as a platform to enter a number of important agreements between Danish and Chinese stake holders – the most significant one being an MOU with China’s second largest e-commerce platform Pinduoduo.
In total almost 40 Danish companies joined the CIIE making it the largest Danish turnout ever.11.11 Tmall promotion
On the 8th of November the Consulate hosted its annual 11.11 livestream which promoted Danish lifestyle and more than 12 great Danish products. The live stream was watched by more than 1 M Chinese consumers on Tmall.

Maritime Tech Webinar: online-onsite
Invest in Denmark has successfully organized a Maritime Tech Webinar together with Nantong Bureau of Commerce. Three speakers from Denmark made excellent presentation by online platform to audience both online and physically onsite in Nantong. Nantong is one of the biggest maritime cluster city.

Danish Robotics Webinar
Invest in Denmark held a Danish robotics webinar on 19th November. The purpose was to promote Denmark as the ideal location for robotics related investment. Expert from Odense Robotics brought to the audiences an overview of the Danish robotics cluster and its successful incubator exercises. In addition, three robotics companies presented their key technologies and business opportunities to potential Chinese investors during the webinar.  A group of targeted audiences participated the entire session without anyone leaving. Investment leads were generated and being followed up.

Maker Faire
ICDK Shanghai participated in the 2020 Maker Faire Shanghai to promote our Child Friendly Community project together with Danish companies KOMPAN A/S, Gravity Board Games and KUBO Robotics. Several thousand happy faces visited our booth, where they interacted with KOMPAN A/S’s Supernova, Gravity Board Games’ gravity chess, and KUBO Robotics’ robots and introduction to coding.

Environmental Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition Overseas Project Challenge
Together with China Yixing Industrial Park for Environmental Science and Technology, ICDK Shanghai held an online-offline roadshow with 10 Nordic start-ups specialize in water and wastewater solutions. The pitching event is one of the side event under the project Nordic Sustainable Cities co-funded by Nordic Innovation.

Child-Friendly Community: nature education webinar
ICDK Shanghai held the Child-Friendly Community – Nature Education webinar on 13th Nov. The experts from Denmark and China unfolded the topics of nature education, teaching children where the food comes from and about small scientists, showcasing the importance of letting children grow up in contact and with an understanding of nature.

NSC Wrap Up Meeting – Nordic Sustainable Healthcare Cooperation Forum
On 7th Nov, Nordic Sustainable Cities successfully held a seminar in CIIE on the topic of Sustainable Healthcare to promote Nordic Sustainable solutions to the Chinese audience, including Danish cases from Novo Nordisk being a sustainable business with zero environmental impact and Norlex Systems A/S on innovating wastewater solutions for disinfection at hospitals.

ITU Digital Course
DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE is an educational programme ICDK in collaboration with IT University of Copenhagen. It is an online course for tech executives from a variety of Danish companies. It is part of a 4-days programme, where the participants will be introduced to digitalization trends around the world by our offices in Silicon Valley, New York, Shanghai, Bangalore, New Delhi and Tel Aviv.

ICDK Workshop on patent analysis
ICDK Shanghai held a workshop on Patent Analysis: Biochar as a case. It is an initiative of Innovation Project for 2021 regarding sector analysis framework allows for a methodological approach to data-collection. Colleagues from Netherland and France were co-hosting the workshop.

Nordic Talks: Virtually There
ICDK Shanghai successfully held a Nordic Talk on the consequences/downside of digitization through VR on November 27th together with ICDK Seoul. This Nordic Talk touched upon the side effects of online learning, and the broader consequences of digitalizing large parts of (children’s) lives.

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Congratulations to Emerging Leaders Training Group


Did you miss any of our events in November?
Here are some highlights:

Danish Christmas Dinner on 28th November

(Photos by Aaron Cao)


Welcome to the New Individual Member:

Jan Vilhelm Iversen


Upcoming Events

December 1      DCCC & DCBF webinar: How to Succeed with Chinese Social Media and the Right Content
December 8      DCCC & DCBF webinar: IP in China
December 9      First Food Working Group Meeting
December 10    SME Seminar: Retail, Contracts, Chops and Information Protection Law
December 14    Build Your Unique Christmas Decorations with LEGO Flagship Store Shimao
December 18    Danish Friday

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