Newsletter September 2021

| Shanghai

Entering September we enter the last days of the Chinese calendar’s 14th solar term, Chǔshǔ (处暑). Lasting from 23 August to 7 September, Chǔshǔ marks the end of the hot summer season. Still, recent hot days and a yellow heat alert from Shanghai’s local weather bureau, tells us that summer is not ready to let go of Shanghai just yet.

Last month’s outbreak of Covid-19 cases in China reminded us how quickly the pandemic can change the situation anywhere in the world. Fortunately, the situation is reported to slowly come under control with restrictions gradually eased. The Consulate General would like to remind everyone to continue to take their precautions, and to pay close attention to the regulations issued by Chinese authorities.

If you are a Norwegian citizen 18 years or older, you can also come by the Consulate until this Friday 3 September, to cast your vote (forhåndsstemme) for the Norwegian parliamentary and Sami parliamentary elections.  

We wish you a great September. Godt valg!

Stortings- og sametingsvalget 2021
Husk at du kan fortsatt forhåndsstemme ved generalkonsulatet i Shanghai til og med fredag 3. september.

Du har stemmerett ved stortingsvalget dersom du:

  • er norsk statsborger
  • har fylt 18 år innen utgangen av 2021
  • er, eller har noen gang vært, folkeregisterført som bosatt i Norge

Du finner mer informasjon om hvordan du forhåndsstemmer på konsulatets hjemmeside.

3rd of September: Friday beer
Klubb Norge invites to the monthly Friday beer and quiz night at Cotton’s, 132 Anting Road at 18.00.

25th of September: Shrimp and pizza welcome back summer party
Klubb Norge invites you to a shrimp and pizza welcome back summer party in DNV’s garden in Hongqiao, co-hosted with NBA.

Time: 14:00-18:00, 25 September.

More information will follow on how to sign up for the event.

9th of September: Nordic Design & Chinese Consumers

NBA is pleased to invite you to join their dinner event supported by corporate members in the Design industry: Flokk and Jotun.

Date and time: 18:00-21:00, 9 September
Price: Free for NBA Members / RMB 700 for non-members
Location: Mega Room 2, F-3, W Shanghai – The Bund 上海外滩W酒店3楼风尚厅2
No.66 Lvshun Road, Shanghai.

Registration will close 3 September.

More information and how to register, is available on NBA’s webpage here.

23rd of September: Ladies Who Tech: Women in Shipping
The Consulate General will co-host the event Women in Shipping together with Ladies Who Tech 23 September. Women in the shipping and maritime industry will share their insights and experiences from an industry that has traditionally been male dominated. 

Only about 16% of those working in the maritime industry today are women. Norway’s Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries recently started the development of a new policy to improve the diversity and inclusion in the maritime industry. This will be a central topic during the event in Shanghai. Representants from Norwegian maritime companies such as Kongsberg Maritime, DNV, and Ulstein will provide their perspectives on how the sector can reach its full potential by utilizing the talents from the entire workforce.

If you are interested in more information about this event, you may contact Ge Lingfei by email: lingfei.ge@mfa.no .

Norwegian Red King Crab – from Norwegian Sea to Chef’s Table

Norway’s cold and clear waters offer perfect conditions for red king crab. This summer the Norwegian Seafood Council (NSC) inspired chefs from high-end restaurants in Shanghai with this sought-after seafood specie. In an entertaining video by the NSC, you can now see how the red king crab inspired the Shanghai chefs.

The full video is available here.

Previous highlights:

Consul General visit to Active Brands AS
The Consul General visited the Shanghai office of Active Brands AS 18 August. Active Brands AS produces premium sports apparel and equipment brands like Kari Traa, Dæhlie, Sweet Protection, Johaug, Bula, Åsnes and Vossatassar. The visit gave an interesting peek into their office closets filled with winter sports clothing designed in Norway. Maybe some of the brands will be seen at the Beijing Winter Olympics and Paralympics Games in 2022?

More photos from the visit can be seen at the Consulate’s LinkedIn page.

Consul General visits Glamox
The Consul General on 11 August visited the new sales office in Shanghai of Glamox. Glamox delivers professional lighting solutions to the global market and is a preferred supplier to the high-end shippingindustry in China.

You can find more photos from the visit at the Consulate General’s LinkedIn page.

Andreas Thorud new envoy of NSC to China
The Consulate General is very pleased to welcome Andreas Thorud as the new China Director of the Norwegian Seafood Council (NSC). Andreas has a career of more than ten years working in China.

His decade as General Manager China for the world-leading krill supplier Aker BioMarine gives him broad experience relevant for promoting Norwegian seafood in the exciting and growing Chinese market. He has a Bachelor in International Business & Marketing from BI Norwegian Business School and an M.A, in Contemporary China from Nanyang Technology University. His background and experience will be a terrific addition to our Team Norway cooperation.

We look very much forward to work with Andreas. Welcome aboard!

You can also wish Andreas congratulations becoming part of Team Norway, in our LinkedIn welcome post here.

Statsraad Lehmkuhl cast off from Arendal           
20 August Statsraad Lehmkuhl cast off from Arendal in Norway, beginning her nineteen-month long circumnavigation of the globe which will take her to Shanghai and 35 other ports across the world. The Consulate General is looking forward to welcoming the ship and her crew to Shanghai on 24 September 2022.

Follow the navigation and One Ocean Expedition at www.oneoceanexpedition.com and on Instagram: @statsraad_lehmkuhl

(Photo Credit: Jesper Rosenmai)

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