Newsletter September 2019

Newsletter September 2019
Chairman’s Corner – Poul G. Kristensen 

Dear Members and Friends of DCCC,

Welcome back from your vacation / summer break!
We hope that you and your family had the chance of re-charge the batteries and enjoy family time.

DCCC Shanghai started the activities in August with 3 shared events with very high level of participation:
August 22nd.    Tax update for Multinational Companies
August 23rd.     Nordic After work Mixer (sold out, more than 120 participants)
August 28th.     Women Who Lead
August 30th.     Welcome BBQ (that we will mention in the next newsletter).

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.

Reserve the below dates:
September 6th.         YP Nordic Community Gathering
September 20th.       Danish Friday
September 25th.       Company Visit to Volvo Cars (as part of the HR topics)
September 25th.       Inter-Chamber Autumn Mixer
October 19th.            Business Person of the Year Gala Ball

30th. August we will start selling the tickets for the BPOY. The Early bird price is 850RMB per person. This year we will also use Shangri-la Jing’ An and have only 200 seats, so hurry up to secure your seats before it’s too late.

As you know we are always looking for sponsors for our gala ball and if you want to know more about the details and benefits please take contact to DCCC’s GM Laura Li.

Sincerely Yours,
Poul G. Kristensen

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Danes Worldwide Corner

Danes Worldwide is offering Danish Language courses on different levels. One is Intermediate Danish designed for teens and adults who have been studying Danish for some time. Choose one of two programs:

Basic Level Danish (B1) is suitable for those who are familiar with most grammatical rules but want to achieve greater fluency in speaking and writing. Basic Level Danish (B1) gives you an opportunity to perfect your grammar and to expand your vocabulary for greater accuracy in day to day situations. In addition, the course provides an introduction to key elements of the history, culture, and society of Denmark.

Advanced Basic Level Danish (B1+) is suitable for those who have mastered fundamental grammar and now wish to advance. Advanced Basic Level Danish (B1+) focuses on grammatical details to take your skills to a higher level. By reading longer articles and watching videos dealing with the culture, society, and history of Denmark, you will get an opportunity to expand your vocabulary and express yourself using more complex constructions in speaking and writing.

Learn more about Intermediate Danish here:



Update from the Royal Danish Consulate

Golden Week Closing Days
The General Consulate in Shanghai will be closed thee days during the Golden Week. Closing days are October 1st, 2nd and 3rd, 2019.

Lego Opens Shop #100 in China
Lego added another brick to their Chinese venture, when they opened up their hundredth shop in China. In July, the Consulate General attended the celebrations, as the new store opened in Xi’an. Lego has long been a popular brand with the Chinese audience, and with the opening of the new store, together with plans to open a Legoland Park in Shanghai, the Danish company will enter an interesting future on the Chinese market.

Sino-Danish Sister City Partnership
Sønderborg and Haiyan were in focus when discussions about further cooperation between the two sister cities was discussed in the Chinese city in August. Areas such as sustainable development and green energy were in center, as the meeting included visits to factories and other places, to evaluate the current progress. An overall desire to further strengthen the partnership was mutually desired from both Danish and Chinese sides.

Movie Night Returns
Mark your calenders, as the General Consulate finally returns with the specifications for our next Danish Movie Night. We have long been hosting a series of movie nights, and we are glad to announce that the next movie we will be screening is “Darling”, directed by Danish director Birgitte Stærmose, which centers around the highly competitive world of ballet dancing. The date is set for September 19th, 18:30, held here at the Consulate. The movie will be in Danish, shown with Chinese subtitles. Event is free, but registration is required. Please inform if you would like to attend.

Chinese School Visit
Cultural exchange was front and center when Yunkai, The Power of Children Foundation, visited the General Consulate in early August. The young students displayed their deep fascination of Denmark, when they asked the Consulate General a series of questions, covering topics from fairytales, to the lions on the Danish coat of arms. Further collaboration with Yunkai is currently underworks.

International Passive House Conference 2019
Are you a Nordic company, professor or professional interested in exploring the Chinese passive house market? The IPHC 2019 will be held October 9-11 in Gaobeidian, Hebei. 60.000 expected participants and an audience consisting of national ministries of China, key stakeholders from Hebei Government, Chinese investors, global related companies in Passive House industry, and international and Chinese decision makers interested in Passive House technologies. By participating, you will get a displayed booth spot for company info, a 15-minute presentation in Nordic Sustainable Cities seminar, a platform for passive house knowledge exchange at international level, a guided match-making facilitated by the local Hebei government, and on-site transportation. Kindly contact for more information and sign-up.

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:

  • Du kan finde alle vores rejsevejledninger direkte i app’en.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • App’en har kontaktoplysninger til nærmeste danske ambassade eller konsulat, uanset hvor i verden du befinder dig.
  • 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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Did you miss any of our events in August?
Here are some highlights:
  Danish Friday on the 16th of August

(Photo by Laura Li )

  Tax Update for Multinational Companies on the 22nd of August

(Photos by Maria Matar )

Nordic Welcome-Back After Work sponsored by Volvo Cars on the 23rd of August

(Photos by Laura Li)


Upcoming Events

Sep 6                         YP Nordic Community Gathering
Sep 11                       Team Management: How to Employ the Right People – Hire for Success
Sep 18                       On-site Visit to Shanghai Hongkou Histroical Buildings
Sep 20                       Danish Friday
Sep 25                       InterChamber Autumn Mixer
Sep 25                       Company Visit to Volvo Cars
Oct 10                        Getting Out: JV Restructuring and Divestments
Oct 11                        Nordic Afterwork in Suzhou
Oct 19                        The Spirit of Entrepreneurship –
Key Note Speaker: Chairman Jørgen Mads Clausen, Danfoss
Oct 19                        BPOY Gala Ball
Oct 30                        Team Management: Coaching for Performance

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