Newsletter April 2021

As people gather for both the Qingming Festival and Easter this week, the Consulate General wish everyone a great new month and holiday. April in Shanghai is known for warmer and changeable weather, with spring in the air. April also has several interesting activities that you can read about in this month’s newsletter.

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2nd of April: Friday beer
Klubb Norge invites to the monthly Friday beer at Cottons, 132 Anting Road at 18:00.

16th of April: guided bike ride
Klubb Norge invites you to a guided bike ride with guide Bato, through the center of Shanghai on Friday 16 April. The speed will be suitable for everyone.

Klubb Norge price: 100 RMB, which includes:
English speaking guide
Bicycle and helmet
Water, snacks, beer ice cream
Distance is 23km and duration 3.5 hours.
Time: 19:15, at Exit 1, Hengshan Road Station, Line 1.
Instructions for registration will come later from Klubb Norge.

Webinar: China's 14th Five-Year Plan
Innovation Norway and Norwegian Business Association China are pleased to invite you to a webinar on 7 April. Opening remarks will be by Ambassador Ms. Signe Brudeset. The distinguished guest speakers - Dr. Martin Raiser from World Bank and Ms. Lara Dong from IHS Markit will provide information on major policy shifts and trends, rollout and execution of the 14th Five-Year Plan.

More information and registration can be found here.

Covid-19 Vaccines update & Health Management by United Family Healthcare
NBA is delighted to invite you to join our breakfast meeting where Dr. Celine Wu from Shanghai United Family Hospital will share about the latest updates on COVID-19 vaccines and health management advice during the epidemic. 

Date & Time: 8:00-10:00AM, April 14th
Venue: Eat N Work (restaurant)
Address: 9/F, West, SUPER BRAND MALL, No.168 Lujiazui West Rd,Pudong Distric|上海市浦东新区正大广场西区九楼
Price: Free for NBA members, 250RMB/attendee for other Nordic Chambers' Guests
Registration: Limited Seats are available. Please reserve your seat by April 12.

More information and registration can be found here.

Laerdal Medical Factory Tour & Ethical Trade Norway's Talk
With the support from the Consulate and Laerdal Medical, NBA is pleased to invite their members to experience a Half-Day CSR Tour on 29 April– with plant visit, free CPR training, as well as CSR presentation from Ethical Trade Norway and Laerdal Medical. The day will end with a BBQ with cocktail and live music.

Free for NBA members.
Only 35 seats are available with first come first serve principle. Cancellation is required.
For attendees based in Shanghai, bus departure is 12:30pm from the Bund Center (South East Gate nearest to East Yan'an Road|外滩中心东南门)

More information and registration can be found here.

Munch Museum WeChat account to be launched in China

The Munch Museum is home to the world's largest collection of works by Norwegian artist Edvard Munch. In the near future, the Munch Museum will open in a brand new building on Oslo’s waterfront. The new museum will trace the artist’s profound influence both on modern art and on artists through to the present day. To better engage with Chinese visitors, partners, and art lovers, the museum recently opened its official WeChat  account.

Their WeChat ID is: munchmuseet. Scan the QR code now to stay tuned!

Peer Gynt premiere in Hangzhou

The classic Ibsen play Peer Gynt is going to be re-adapted into a new Chinese symphony opera. The premiere is scheduled on 28 April at Hangzhou Grand Theater, lead by Taiwanese actor Wang Yaoqing. The Consulate will join a pre-warming event to reveal Ibsen and Norwegian culture behind the play.

More details to be released soon on the Consulate’s Weibo account.

Previous highlights:

Consul General meeting with the Vice-Mayor of Shanghai Municipal People’s Government

On 26 March, Ms. Ming Zong (宗明), the Vice-Mayor of Shanghai Municipal People’s Government, invited our Consul General Ms. Lise Nordgaard for a lunch meeting, together with seven other newly arrived Consuls General in Shanghai.

Consul General visited Shanghai Municipal Foreign Affairs Office

On 18 March, Norwegian Consul General in Shanghai Ms. Lise Nordgaard visited Shanghai Municipal Foreign Affairs Office for courtesy. Mr. Xiaosong Zhang (Director General of Shanghai FAO), Ms. Yanqiu Yan (Director of Consular Section of FAO), received Ms. Lise Nordgaard. Deputy Consul General Ms. Hedda Himle Skandsen, joined the meeting.

Table of Norway

On March 14, 2021, a Norwegian seafood brand held a table of edible art and cultural activity (Table of Norway) in Shanghai. The organizer, Norway in a Box, advocating a low-carbon and environmentally friendly life concept, has applied blockchain technology to salmon farming and traceability in collaboration with DNV GL, VeChain Technology and other traceability system projects. At the event, attendees experienced a wonderful salmon sushi class with Norwegian salmon and learnt how Norwegian salmon became the most popular seafood in the world.

More information can be found here.

Shellfish chef program in Shanghai

Norway’s cold and clear waters offer perfect conditions for shellfish. Recently, the Norwegian Seafood Council collaborated with top restaurants in Shanghai, to discover how the freshly arrived shellfish from Norway inspire chefs to create delicious dishes.

More information can be found here.

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