Team Sweden China Newsletter

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Dear all,

We are quickly approaching the end of the year and soon we will celebrate the beginning of a new decade – 2020! As is customary this time of year it is time to look back and reflect as well as to look forward to the events that await us.
It is fair to say that 2019 has been an eventful year. This not only applies to the situation in China, but also to bilateral relations as well as the global business context. As you will see from the newsletter below and the previous ones, it also applies to the activities performed by Team Sweden China!
Looking back at the trade and investment data of 2019 it also reflects a high level of activity. Exports from Sweden to China grew by 7% Jan-Sept compared to the same period in 2018, despite an overall decline of Chinese imports. This means that China’s position as Sweden’s 8th largest export market is even more evident and narrows the gap with the Netherlands and the UK currently 7th and 6th largest export markets respectively. Another striking fact is that Swedish imports from China grew by 21% during the same period, putting China ahead of Finland as Sweden’s 5th largest import market.
As for investments I believe many of you are well aware of the significant flow between Sweden and China. Until recently this has received more attention, both in Swedish media and government reports, providing a more comprehensive overview than previously publicly available. There are however concerns that need to be addressed further, but it is also clear that there are important partnerships which contribute in a significant way to the competitiveness of Swedish industry.
In short, trade and investment between Sweden and China is of increasing importance, but as we all know the situation is far from uncomplicated. One of the ambitions with Team Sweden China is to support you in navigating even more successfully going forward.
2020 promises to be an eventful year as well. Sweden and China commemorate 70 years of bilateral relations, the new Swedish export strategy will be launched, the legal and regulatory situation in China will change significantly with, amongst others, the foreign investment law, an expanded corporate social credit system, and a shortened negative list being implemented. The next five-year plan will take shape. Just to mention a few things that will present both new opportunities as well as challenges.
On a personal note, in January I will take over the responsibility for the Asia-Pacific region at Business Sweden. I look forward to staying in China working closely with Team Sweden and Swedish companies. Smart strategies for APAC in times of increasing complexity and uncertainty will require new strategies for how to address the Chinese market, especially as Chinese companies expand across the region. Joakim Abeleen will take over my current role as head of the offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Taipei.
As we approach the end of the year, it is time for all of us to take a well-earned break with friends and family. I wish you all a Merry Christmas and look forward to continuing our joint efforts to develop Team Sweden in China!
David Hallgren
Business Sweden & Trade Commissioner to China

 

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Team Sweden: Sweden participated in the 2nd China International Import Expo (CIIE)

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CIIE is an annual event aimed at opening the Chinese markets and increasing China's imports. The fair was held for the second consecutive year in November in Shanghai. 150 countries, 3800 companies and over 500,000 visitors and buyers attended the fair. Ambassador of Sweden Helena Sångeland and Consul General Lisette Lindahl attended the welcome dinner on November 4 at the invitation of China's Minister for Trade Zhong Shan. Sweden (Embassy, ​​Consulate General in Shanghai and Business Sweden) had a country pavilion on the theme of "innovative and sustainable solutions for next generation travel and transport", where 18 Swedish companies participated. The Sino-Nordic Economic Cooperation Forum was held as a side event to the CIIE and The Shanghai Consulate General and the Embassy witnessed the signing of cooperation agreements between 9 Swedish companies and Chinese counterparts at an estimated value of USD 120 million. According to the CIIE organizer’s preliminary figures, cooperation and business agreements worth north of USD 71 billion was reached for this year.

 

Embassy/CG Shanghai: Visit of the Ambassador and Consul General Shanghai’s to Chengdu

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Ambassador Helena Sångeland and Consul General Lisette Lindahl travelled to Chengdu November 21-22. The main purpose of the trip was to visit some of the Swedish companies in the region. They were received by the mayor of Chengdu, Luo Qiang, who has previously visited Sweden and has a good knowledge of Swedish companies. The Ambassador and Consul General then visited Polestar Plant. Apart from listening to a detailed briefing on Polestar and Volvo’s ambition in China, they have also participated in a test run of Polestar. After paying a visit to Ericsson’s R&D center Chengdu, they concluded the trip with a visit to ÅF Chengdu.

Embassy/Business Sweden: Textile recycling forum and Swedish pavilion of circular economy

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A textile recycling forum was co-organized by the China Association of Circular Economy and CSR Centre of the Embassy in Nanjing on October 21 to explore new business models for the industry. The forum is part of a circular economy exhibition where the CSR center of the Embassy and Business Sweden hosted a pavillion together with Swedish companies, such as Sweco, Purac, Envac and Stora Enso, together with the Cleantech Hub by the Swedish Energy Agency shared a national pavilion.

Embassy: Sweden-Wuhan District Heating and Cooling Conference

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Swedish Energy Agency, SweHeat & Cooling, the Embassy of Sweden in Beijing and Business Sweden, partnering with Wuhan Development and Reform Commission and Wuhan Foreign Affairs Office arranged a District Energy Conference in Wuhan, Hubei on December 3. Energy Counsellor Magnus Carnwall led a Swedish delegation of eight companies who joined the conference. The delegation was warmly welcomed by local government and companies. In total 60 people attended the conference and the lively discussion. The conference was followed by a site visit to Hubei Huadian Wuchang Thermal Power Generation Company.

Embassy: The Swedish Institute Management Programme gathers alumni from China to celebrate its 10-year anniversary

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The Swedish Institute Management Programme (SIMP) in China celebrates its 10-year anniversary. The event – SIMP China 10 Years – which was held November 12 at the Swedish Ambassador’s Residence, attracted over 60 representatives from the corporate sector, government organisations, media and non-governmental organisations.

Embassy: The fourth Sweden China Health Forum

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The fourth Sweden China Health Forum took place in the provincial capital of Hainan province, Haikou, between the 4th and 5th of December. The discussions of this year’s forum focused on e-health and commercialization of new and innovative technologies and solutions. Deputy Head of Mission Karl-Olof Andersson contributed with opening remarks. Participants from Swedish and Chinese health related government and academia as well as industry representatives joined the discussions. The aim of the forum is to promote bilateral collaboration within the health field.

Consulate General in Shanghai: Photo exhibition to break stereotypes and norms

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During 27th of September to 20th of October, a photo exhibition by the Gender Photographer Thomas Gunnarsson was displayed in a shopping mall in central Shanghai. The month-long exhibition was a combination of Swedish and Chinese images that challenged norms in term of gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation and age. The Sino-Swedish photo exhibition was combined with six pop-up photo booth sessions, a lecture and a film screening.

Consulate General in Shanghai: Annual Nordic Project targeted food waste

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Together with the Danish, Finnish and Norwegian consulates in Shanghai, The Consulate General of Sweden in Shanghai organized a series of events focusing on food waste. Between November 21-23rd, invited stakeholders including policy makers, distributers, non-governmental organizations and consumers gathered to discuss the global issue with food waste. The events consisted of a creative zero-waste dinner, a seminar with Nordic and Chinese speakers, a food-waste solutions workshop and a zero-food waste competitive challenge.

VisitSweden: 2019 Scandinavian Travel Roadshow

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Visit Sweden teamed up with Visit Denmark and Innovation Norway to host the annual Travel Roadshow in Shanghai, Guangzhou and Beijing during the last week of October. In total 69 travel suppliers including tourism boards, airlines, hotels, cruises from Scandinavia presented and conducted direct business dialogues with over 500 Chinese buyers.

VisitSweden: Digital Campaign for Stockholm

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A digital campaign of #100 hours of Inspiration# was revealed for the city of Stockholm on Chinese top social media platforms Weibo and WeChat and generated over 9 million impressions and 20,000 interactions. The campaign was aimed to promote Stockholm in off-season, targeting individual travelers who intend to make longer stay in one visit.

Business Sweden: Consumer study release seminars

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Business Sweden’s brand-new report “China’s New Consumers” has been launched and presented at several retail focused seminars in both Sweden and China. “China’s New Consumers” investigates the consumer behavior and product/brand preferences based on 1,500 consumers from tier 1 cities in China along with insights from Key Opinion Leaders and business leaders. Business Sweden hosted two events in China together with the Swedish Chamber of Commerce China, where the participants enjoyed a presentation on the report’s key highlights followed by a panel discussion with prominent KOLs (Key Opinion Leaders); MRKUMO in Beijing (19/11) and Xiaoxiaobao Mama in Shanghai (4/12) who explained how Swedish consumer brands can actively and successfully work together with KOLs in the Chinese market. The Chinese retail landscape is digital and fast-moving, so this report is an essential read for anyone wanting to understand the largest consumer market in the world. Read the full report here: http://beta.business-sweden.se/grow-globally/articles-global/articles-global2/report-chinas-new-consumers/

Business Sweden: Delegation from Novare Cheetah disruptive innovation

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Business Sweden hosted a business delegation from Novare Cheetah Disruptive Innovation Program during the last week of November to the Greater Bay Area. The visit aimed to understand the innovation capabilities and market potential in Greater Bay Area, with visits to for e.g. Tencent, Huawei, DJI, Ping An, Seeed Studio, The Mills Fabrica, Viral Access, and visits local sites to experience New Retail concepts being adopted in China.
Senior management and change makers from Swedish leading companies in retail, industrial, services, real estate, NGOs spent a fruitful week in Shenzhen and Hong Kong with ”Shenzhen Speed” and gained new insights on topics such as Super Apps (e.g. WeChat), large ecosystems & platforms, data, AI, machine learning, voice, exponential growth and scale, drones, war for talent, mobile payments, QR codes, digital healthcare, live streaming and KOL’s, customer focus, partnerships, new retail and home deliveries in 30 minutes, IOT solutions, cloud, hardware accelerators/maker spaces, new tech, focus on R&D and more.
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Team Sweden: SWEDTalk in Hong Kong - Designing a Sustainable Future

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On December 5th Team Sweden arranged a panel discussion on accepting the challenge of Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals, welcomed by Ms. Helena Storm, Consul General with key-note speech by Mr. Edward Yau, Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development. The panel consisted of three participants representing different areas of society; G For Good, a local NGO supported by leading real estate developer New World Development, HM, and the Techno Creatives, moderated by Johan M Persson at C’Monde Studios. The topic was how Sweden, being a sustainability frontrunner, can explore different views and ways of creating a sustainable future through new innovative design. With mixed angles from the entrepreneurial, government and corporate sides and questions from the audience, the discussion covered wide-ranging and important topics including CO2 emissions, sustainable farming, recycling and reuse of materials.

SwedCham China: Traditional Christmas parties in Beijing and Shanghai

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Swedcham had the pleasure to celebrate Christmas with our member companies in both Shanghai and Beijing at our annual Christmas Cocktails and Dinners on December 6th and 7th.
This year in Shanghai we were 70 people at KEE Club on Huaihai road, celebrating with glögg and Swedish traditional Christmas dishes. We also had a visit by the Swedish choir during the evening.
In Beijing we had our sitting Christmas dinner at CHAO in Sanlitun, with more than 100 people joining us at this very special venue. Glögg, Sill, Gravlax, and meatballs were some of the dishes served at this dinner. The amazing A Capella Choir Jing Sing made Christmas Carols performances for us throughout the night.
We at Swedcham are happy and honored to carry the important role of connecting the community of our members on these social and traditional events. This role is something we invest in, as it will help our members to meet and also stay connected during the rest of the year.
We would like to give a special thanks to our Dragon Partners, without them these. evenings wouldn’t be possible, so a big thanks to Mannheimer Swartling, Volvo Cars, Volvo Group, Handelsbanken, Syntronic - A Global Design House, and Atlas Copco 🐉
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Swedcham China: Summary 2019

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Swedcham China is the networking, Information, and facilitator platform for our member companies in China. 2019 have been another busy year for us, through numerous Sharp Talks on highly relevant subjects as the upcoming new Foreign Investment law and Social Credit System in China, Macroeconomic forums, tax laws, Women as leaders, Supply Chain, and many other topics covered. We have also offered highly qualitative courses within management, Swedish language, Strategic Sourcing, etc and this we will evolve further during 2020 to include Senior Management courses, Cultural differences courses, as well as Innovation workshops. Together with our different sponsored After Works in both Shanghai and Beijing as well as our traditional yearly parties, we are up at over 90 events throughout the year initiated and produced by Swedcham.
Everything Swedcham offers has our quality stamp on it, as we put a lot of emphasize to do the research and testing before offering these opportunities to our members. We can't wait to continue carrying this role of facilitator for our members and continuously increase the member value in 2020!
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Team Sweden in China
Embassy of Sweden in Beijing
ambassaden.peking@gov.se | +86 (0)10 8531 1800
Consulate General of Sweden in Shanghai
jakob.holthuis@gov.se | +86 (0)21 5359 9610
Business Sweden
ask.china@business-sweden.se| +86 (0)10 5815 6006
Visit Sweden
lynn.li@visitsweden.com | +86 (0)10 6460 4201
beijing@swedcham.cn | +86 (0)10 6468 5820

Svenska Skolan i Beijings stipendium för studier i Kina – formular

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Ansökan 2020

  1. Personliga uppgifter
    Förnamn
    Efternamn
    Gatuadress
    Stad
    Postnummer
    Land
    Telefon
    E-postadress
    Födelsedatum
  2. Grundutbildning och fortsatta studier
    Gymnasiala studier avslutade var
    Nuvarande sysselsättning
    Eftergymnasiala studier
  3. Referenser
    Referens 1
    Förnamn
    Efternamn
    Utbildningsinstitution/företag
    Relation till sökande
    Telefon
    E-postadress

    Referens 2
    Förnamn
    Efternamn
    Utbildningsinstitution/företag
    Relation till sökande
    Telefon
    E-postadress

  4. HandlingarLista över handlingar bilagda ansökan:
    1.   CV
    2.   Intyg på fullbordad gymnasial utbildning eller motsvarande
    3.   Kort personligt brev
    4.   Beskrivning av konkreta studieplaner i Kina, inkl kostnadskalkyl
    och tidplan
    5.   Antagningsbevis/inbjudningsbrev för utbildning i Kina
    6.
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    8.
  5. Checklista
    - Jag är högst 25 år gammal.
    - Jag har avslutat mina gymnasiala studier vid svenskt gymnasium eller motsvarande när mina studier i Kina påbörjas.
    - Jag har konkreta planer för genomförandet av mina studier i Kina.
    - Jag har initierat två rekommendationsbrev, som kommer att mailas direkt till stipendiekommittén.
    - Min kostnadskalkyl visar tydligt huruvida mina planerade studier i Kina kvalificerar för svenskt studiebidrag.
    - Jag har skickat alla bilagor listade i sektion IV.
  6. Jag fick kännedom om Svenska Skolan i Beijings stipenduim för studier i Kina på följande sätt/genom följande informationskanal:
  7. UnderskriftJag intygar att givna uppgifter är korrekta.
    Jag förbinder mig att lämna en skriftlig rapport över hur stipendie-medlen har använts, i den händelse jag skulle tilldelas stipendiet.
    Jag förbinder mig att efter avslutade studier i Kina uppvisa studieintyg.
    Jag är medveten om att jag vid förfrågan från Svenska Handels-kammaren i Kina är skyldig att dela med mig av mina erfarenheter från studierna i Kina i lämpligt format, t ex ett föredrag.………………………………………………..
    /plats & datum/

    .………………………………………………........                  ...................……………………………………………….
    /namnteckning/                                                                       /namnförtydligande/

Ansökan tillsammans med bilagor (var och en tydligt märkt med sökandes namn) skickas till
stipendiumsvenskaskolan@swedishchamber.com.cn.

Även separat inskickade rekommendationsbrev skall mailas till denna adress. All kommunikation mellan sökande och stipendiekommittén skall under ansöknings-/utvärderingsperioden ske via e-post.

Svenska Skolan i Beijings stipendium för studier i Kina

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Ansökningshandlingar 2020
Kvalifikationer för sökande till Svenska Skolan i Beijings stipendium för studier i Kina.

Sökande skall

  • vara högst 25 år vid tidpunkten för stipendiets utdelning
  • ha avslutat sina svenska gymnasiala studier, eller motsvarande studie-nivå i internationell skolmiljö när de planerade studierna i Kina påbörjas
  • ha konkreta planer för sina fortsatta (men ännu ej påbörjade) studier genom att kontakt etablerats med institution eller universitet i Kina; kontakten skall dokumenteras med antagningsbevis och/eller inbjudningsbrev eller motsvarande
  • kunna redovisa hur stipendiepengarna har använts senast den 31 mars året efter mottagandet av stipendiet
  • uppvisa intyg för genomförda studier
  • vara beredd att dela med sig av sina erfarenheter till Svenska Handels-kammaren i Kina, t ex i form av föredrag

I övrigt gäller att

  • d. elever vid Svenska Skolan i Beijing, liksom sökande med dokumenterade tidigare kinesiska språkstudier kommer att beredas företräde
  • stipendiekommitténs beslut går ej att överklaga

Följande handlingar skall bifogas ifylld ansökan

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Intyg på fullbordad gymnasial utbildning eller motsvarande
  • Kort personligt brev
  • Beskrivning av konkreta planer för studierna i Kina (när, var, hur), samt fullständig kostnadskalkyl och tidplan
  • Antagningsbevis och/eller inbjudningsbrev eller motsvarande

Två akademiska/professionella referenspersoner skall skicka rekommenda-tionsbrev direkt till stipendiekommittén.

Komplett ansökan skall vara stipendiekommittén tillhanda i god tid före studierna påbörjas, dock senast den 1 januari, 2020, för studier som planeras påbörjas på vårterminen 2020, och senast 31 mars, 2020, för studier som planeras påbörjas på höstterminen 2020. Ansökningar efter dessa datum kommer inte att behandlas.

Mottagar/en/na av årets stipendium och övriga sökande kommer att underrättas under april månad 2020. Årets stipendiat/er kommer att offentliggöras vid Svenska Handelskammaren i Kinas AGM i maj/juni 2020.

För ytterligare frågor, vänligen kontakta Svenska Handelskammaren i Kina via e-post

stipendiumsvenskaskolan@swedishchamber.com.cn.

BJ Nov.12: The CSR Centre of the Embassy of Sweden cordially invites you to a SIMP China Alumni 10 Years Salon on CSR Development in China

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RSVP not later than 8 November to Ms. He Lingqi at lingqi.he@gov.se or 010 8531 1849 ext 203. Kindly provide your organisation, name, title and email address. As space is limited for this event, seats will be allocated on a “first come, first served” basis. We look forward to welcoming you at this event!

On 12 November China, the CSR Centre of the Embassy of Sweden in Beijing will host a Salon on CSR development in China for past and future 10 years. There will be a SIMP Alumni panel discussion on CSR Development in China: 10 Years in the Past and 10 Years in the Future. The event will bring together SIMP alumni, who are also experts in the field, to look back over the past 10 years on what China have achieved in the field of CSR and to look forward on what to expect in the future.

SIMP is a Management Programme sponsored by Sweden to promote and support responsible leadership and sustainable business practices. It was introduced in China in 2009. It runs every year. 2019 witnesses the 10th Anniversary of its China network with over 150 alumni all over China. The salon will also gather representatives from companies, diplomacy, international organisations and NGOs. The event will be an opportunity for different actors working actively on promoting CSR in China to meet up, discuss the importance of collaboration to maximize impact and create synergies of CSR efforts in China.

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SwedCham November & December Calendar

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SwedCham Strategy Day 2019

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On October 12th, SwedCham had a successful Strategy Day on a theme of Innovation with 19 participants from the mainboard, Beijing& Shanghai Chapter Boards and SwedCham office team Beijing and Shanghai. The chairman Lars-Åke 林奇辉 Severin warmly welcomed all the participants and General Manager Daniela L-V Cassmer introduced the aim of the day is to offer a great opportunity to get to know each other better and also brainstorm as many creative ideas as we could as to layout the SwedCham Business Plan 2020. The area managers Hannes Hultman(SH) and Jaycee Yang (BJ) had the presentations covering their own areas and followed by an interactive lucky draw value voucher activity among main board members, 4 divided small group discussions and presentations on the most important strategic priorities. Ended with surprisingly fresh and delicious food by a Sushi chef, Daniela thanked all the participants for their precious time and contributions to the strategy day!

Shenzhen Nov.7: International Sustainability Conference in Guangdong 国际企业可持续发展广东论坛

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As a supporting partner, SwedCham is very happy to invite our members to the Third Annual International Sustainability Conference in Guangdong (ISCG2019). ISCG2019 creates a platform that connects like-minded professionals and organizations to promote responsible businesses and facilitates capacity-building partnerships and commercial opportunities that can generate shared value both in the GreaterBayArea and elsewhere.

SwedCham is looking for an intern with a passion for communication in Beijing & Shanghai

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Do you have a passion for business relations and want to develop your skills? We are now looking for 2 motivated interns to join SwedCham’s Beijing and Shanghai Office respectively during Spring 2020.

Please submit your cover letter and CV to Jaycee@Swedcham.cn for Beijing and hannes@swedcham.cn for Shanghai. Positions are filled continuously.

Workshop: Continuing Study Course in Swedish Language 瑞典语进阶班

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On October 10th, we started a 12 weeks continuing course to the Swedish language by collaborating with Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU) 北京外国语大学. The class is mixed with 8 new and old participants from our beginner courses both held in Spring this year and also even 7 years ago.

In this course, our participants will continue to learn to speak, read and write in Swedish, and practice conversation in everyday and workplace scenarios.

Sharp Talk: Breakfast Meeting With Eugenia Fabon Victorino, SEB’s Head Of Asia Strategy: One Step Up, Two Steps Back

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In the morning of October 17th, 19 participants came to the Capital Club, where SwedCham had the pleasure to co-host this morning's SharpTalk breakfast together with SEB. Eugenia Fabon Victorino, SEB’s Head of Asia Strategy, was the keynote speaker on the theme of: One Step Up, Two Steps Back. Ms. Victorino really gave the audience in-depth and vivid insights on how China is coping with the challenging global environment and the trade conflict and what important things that CEOs should take into consideration when it comes to their Asia Strategy.

Swedish After Work With Beckers 瑞典蓓柯漆

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30+ participants came to our After Work sponsored by Beckers in the evening of October 18th. By using colorful paints provided by Beckers Group the participants created their own unique patterns on miniature Volvo Cars models at Volvo Cars Experience Center! The famous Chinese influencer Tangcu was invited to share her knowledge and skills in using different colors to express your feelings. Tangcu, who has about 2 million followers on Douyin/ TikTok, impressed the participants that had great fun creating their own colorful cars!

Workshop: Business Speech, Reporting And Presentation (In Chinese/ 中文演讲)

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On October 22nd, Mr. Cheng Song, Chef Consultant at Martinsen Group, led the participants a whole-day training on Business Speech, Reporting, and Presentation at the fancy Cophenhagen Fur Office in Beijing.

Upon completion of the business speech training and rounds of oral practices, the participants were able to differ the audience's preferences, communicate and control scenes more effective, and master the whole process of speech and its key points.

Sharp Talk: Panel Discussion - The Corporate Social Credit System

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On October 23nd, co-organized by SwedCham, Danish Chamber of Commerce in China and ThinkChina, 60+ participants joined over the topic of the Corporate Social Credit System.

The panel consisted of Adam Dunnett, Secretary-General at the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China, Joakim Abeleen, Head of Beijing Office at Business Sweden, Liam Z. Jia, Business Development Advisor at the EU SME Centre, Casper Wichmann 魏凯, ThinkChina.dk. The panelists shared their thoughts on the potential complications of the system, immediate actions to be taken and future business environment for foreign companies in China, possibility to share the data on one platform within all departments of Chinese government; how European and media think towards Corporate Social Credit System; bearing so-called "China Speed" in mind and following the constant development of the system; how much it might affect Chinese companies and SMEs.

Sharp Talk: Effectively Applying For Bona Fide Status And Business Visas To Sweden

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On October 29th, we had a great pleasure again of having Anna Eriksson, counsellor at the Embassy of Sweden's Migration Section in Beijing, who gave us a yearly update of the application process for business visas to Sweden and bona fide status for companies in an effective way. Anna also mentions ed what is new with the revised visa code that enters into force in February 2020.

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SwedCham is looking for 2 interns with a passion for communication in Beijing & Shanghai Office

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Do you have a passion for business relations and want to develop your skills? We are now looking for 2 motivated interns to join SwedCham’s Beijing and Shanghai Office respectively during Spring 2020.

The Swedish Chamber of Commerce in China is an independent, non-profit member organization, network, and platform for Swedish businesses and decision-makers in China. The Swedish Chamber of Commerce in China was founded in 1998 and has around 260 member companies. The Chamber regularly arranges activities for its members such as seminars, workshops, social activities, and other network opportunities. The Chamber is a part of the local team Sweden's effort together with the Embassy in Beijing, the Consulate General in Shanghai, Business Sweden and Visit Sweden, and works to build a stronger Swedish community in China.

The purpose is for you to get integrated into the daily work, and get an insight into how a foreign Chamber of Commerce operates. In 2020, it will be marked as the 70th year of the Sino-Sweden Diplomatic Relations. The SwedCham will also have annual big events like Annal General Meeting, Spring Dinner, Swedish Traditional Party, Christmas party. You will be involved a lot in the Swedish business community by being a part of executing small and big events, communication, designing, and multiple important tasks.

Key Responsibilities

  • Preparing, marketing and executing events
  • Maintaining and managing SwedCham’s social media sites; LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, WeChat
  • Writing articles, briefs, and press releases
  • Designing SwedCham’s marketing collaterals, e.g., event posters, flyers, web banners, etc.
  • Assisting office management in daily work

Requirements

  • Internships last for 6 months or 1 year starting January 2020. (If you are only available to a shorter internship than 6 months please specify it in your application)
  • Excellent command of business English. Swedish and Mandarin are highly meritorious
  • The candidate should have a legal right to intern in China. This means that you are required to be a student holding an X2 visa, enrolled at a Chinese university pursuing a degree within a relevant field, e.g. Economics, International Business, Political Science, Law, etc. And that you are able to get a permit from your university that allows you to do out of campus activities. We also accept students that are enrolled at a Swedish University and have an internship semester included in your program.
  • Strong writing skills, a good understanding of social networking sites as well as a passion for the web and digital marketing is required
  • Knowledge of Adobe CS4 (Premiere PRO, Illustrator CS5, Photoshop CS5) or InDesign is an asset; Good at creating video and photographing is a plus

Practical Details

The internship is unpaid. You are required to have valid insurance during the time of the internship. Interns are responsible for finding their own housing.

Deadline

Please submit your cover letter and CV to Jaycee@Swedcham.cn for Beijing and hannes@swedcham.cn for Shanghai. Positions are filled continuously.

Shenzhen Nov.7: International Sustainability Conference in Guangdong 国际企业可持续发展广东论坛

International Sustainability Conference Guangdong: Businesses' role in driving sustainable development of the Greater Bay Area and along the Maritime Silk Road 国际企业可持续发展广东论坛:企业对粤港澳大湾区及海上丝绸之路沿线可持续发展的带动作用

The third annual International Sustainability Conference in Guangdong (#ISCG2019) will once again bring together stakeholders to support the sustainable social, environmental and financial development of the Greater Bay Area (GBA), and support Shenzhen’s intention to develop an innovation demonstration zone for implementing the United Nations (UN) 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. At the conference, industry experts will share their insights on sustainability, and how businesses could integrate the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into their operations - with practical examples covering key topics including: Responsible Consumption and Production, Sustainable Supply Chain Management, Health and Wellbeing, and Sustainable Ocean Management.
ISCG 2019 creates a platform that connects like-minded professionals and organisations to promote responsible businesses, and facilitates capacity-building partnerships and commercial opportunities that can generate shared value both in the Greater Bay Area and elsewhere. The conference will be of particular interest to:
  • Representatives from Chinese industry, and international businesses with a footprint in the GBA, and their supply chain partners (decision-makers, legal, financial, PR, human resource, procurement and supply chain specialists)
  • Representatives from consultancies capable of providing specialist advice to those looking either to improve their sustainability performance and/or enter international markets
  • Representatives of local government and other organisations promoting sustainable development and responsible business practices in alignment with the SDGs
  • Academics with an interest in sustainability issues
第三届国际可持续发展广东论坛(ISCG2019)将再次聚集各界代表人士,讨论如何助力粤港澳大湾区的社会、环境和金融可持续发展,同时支持深圳建设先行示范区,致力落实联合国2030可持续发展目标。在论坛活动中,行业专家们将分享可持续化的专业意见,包括企业如何将商业模式与可持续发展目标结合,以及分享四个方面的可持续化案例:负责任消费和生产、供应链可持续化管理、良好身心健康促进业绩提升、海洋可持续化管理。
ISCG2019为有共同志向的专业人士和组织创造了平台,推广实践社会责任的企业,帮助建立合作伙伴关系、在大湾区和其他区域创造实现共同价值的商业机会。论坛将期待以下嘉宾参与:
  • 涉足大湾区的中国和海外企业代表,以及其供应链伙伴代表(决策人、法务、财务、公关、人力资源、采购、供应链专家)
  • 提供专业性建议的咨询企业代表 – 为其客户提供提升可持续化表现的建议、进军海外市场建议
  • 政府代表及其他企业代表 – 致力推广与联合国2030可持续发展目标一致的可持续发展和负责任商业模式
  • 研究可持续发展问题的学术界人士

Agenda 论坛日程

 

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When & Where

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SwedCham Strategy Day 2019

BJ: On October 12th, SwedCham had a successful Strategy Day on a theme of Innovation with 19 participants from the mainboard and SwedCham office team Beijing and Shanghai. The chairman Lars-Åke 林奇辉 Severin warmly welcomed all the participants and General Manager Daniela L-V Cassmer introduced the aim of the day is to offer a great opportunity to get to know each other better and also brainstorm as many creative ideas as we could as to layout the SwedCham Business Plan 2020. The area managers Hannes Hultman(SH) and Jaycee Yang (BJ) had the presentations covering their own areas and followed by an interactive lucky draw value voucher activity among main board members, 4 divided small group discussions and presentations on the most important strategic priorities. Ended with surprisingly fresh and delicious food by a Sushi chef, Daniela thanked all the participants for their precious time and contributions to the strategy day!