Newsletter June 2022

| Shanghai

Entering June Shanghai has been more than 60 days in lockdown. Throughout the lockdown the Consulate General has shared relevant information on our webpage and held several online meetings for the Norwegian community in Shanghai. Together with Klubb Norge we also celebrated 17 May in Shanghai. A significant number of Norwegians contributed to the 17 May atmosphere with flags and bunads digitally, despite perhaps with less ice cream and sausages this year.

The number of new covid-19 infections in Shanghai has decreased drastically in May and have now reached a very low level compared with April. Today, 1 of June, the city government as launched many steps towards reopening, and we hope that the good news will continue. We also hope that all of you in the Norwegian community are doing well, despite the challenges the last few months.

The Consulate General look forward to continuing with activities over the summer. We also have some activities to share in June, please see below for more information. June 3 is China's Dragon Boat Festival. The festival, also known as Duanwu Jie (端午节), means sharing tasty zongzi (glutinous rice dumplings) with friends and family and traditional dragon boat races.

We wish everyone a good month of June, and a happy Dragon Boat Festival.

1st of June: NBA event - Parenting during the lockdown
The lockdown can impact family relationships. Learn more when Norwegian Business Association (NBA) China invites to a webinar with experts sharing approaches and strategies for parents to handle the difficult situations.

Time: 3 PM - 4 PM (Shanghai Time)
Zoom link will be sent out 1 day prior to the event.
You can find more information and sign up

1st of June: NMUC and CMUC Arctic Ocean webinar
Welcome to join the
Zoom webinar on the theme of #ArcticOcean organized by the China-Norway Marine University Consortium Alliance from 9am-12am (Oslo time) on 1 June. Speakers from several universities in Norway and China contributes to a broad program of Arctic topics.

Time: June 1st 2022, 9AM-12PM (Oslo Time) | 3PM-6PM (Beijing/Shanghai time)

Joint Webinar between: The Norwegian Marine University Consortium & The Chinese Marine University Consortium

You can attend through below link to Zoom:

Meeting ID: 680 2509 9152
Passcode: 7x8wMS7B

17th of June: Nordic Talk 2022: Sustainability in the Nordic-Sino Music Industry

The four Nordic Consulate Generals in Shanghai (Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Finland) will collaborate with the Danish music company NordicLA and present the Nordic Talk 2022, Friday 17 June. The online talk will be joined by guest speakers from all four countries and an audience from the Nordic and Chinese music industry. Helene Dolva Broch, Senior Strategy Advisor of Music Norway, will share about the challenges and opportunities of international music export. The Talk is supported by the Nordic Council of Ministers.

Interested in learning more? Register to and get the Zoom meeting link!

Previous highlights:

NBA Member survey published
Norwegian Business Association China (NBA) has published the results of their member survey:

Impact of COVID-19 Outbreak on Your Business

The data was collected between 5 and 14th of May. Approximately 70% of the respondents are operating in Shanghai. A majority have had their general operations, sales performance as well as import and export affected by China's recent Covid-19 outbreak. As a result, almost three out of four companies expect a decrease in yearly revenue targets. More than 30% have decided to withhold future expansion and investment in China.

You can download the full survey on NBA's webpage:

Trends, Innovation and Opportunity for Seafood Industry in 2022
The Norwegian Seafood Council’s (NSC) annual trend report is launched. It covers the seafood trends that has emerged, influenced by the pandemic. Due to the increased need to change shopping habits, driven by store closures and restricted access, we’ve seen a marked growth in grocery e-commerce, taking the concept far beyond the weekly online shop.

To know more, click here below link to access the full report.

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