During my Mandarin studies I have gotten to know the Chinese Idioms and they have sort of become a big favorite to learn with all the wisdom they carry. One Idiom that suits perfectly yo these times is:
“He who returns from a journey is not the same as he who left”. Chinese Proverb
We are all trying to make the best out of an extraordinary situation in extraordinary times in the world right now, and the positive thing is that we do find new ways and paths both in our private and professional lives. We can also see a very positive development here in China the last month with more and more openings and a return to normal life in most cities, especially, in Shanghai. Schools are opening in June, some nationalities can start to come back to China already this months, no mandatory wearing of masks, I just arrived to our shanghai office that I have not been able to visit since January, and it is a strong feeling to get this mobility anf flexibility back.
Although, Swedcham is still offering several webinars a week, we are now starting to plan for our physical events as well. We still have Midsummer parties in both Beijing and Shanghai, make sure not to miss these opportunities to connect again with the Sino-Swedish community in the best settings and conditions. Look forward to seeing you there!