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    Thank You to the Canadian Community After Fort McMurray Fundraiser

    MAY 23rd, 2016

    Canadian Fundraising Kickoff in Shanghai for the Displaced Residents of Fort McMurray a Huge Success! Donations will Continue to be Accepted in the Weeks to Come.

    SHANGHAI, CN – A fundraising event to support the displaced victims of the wildfires still ravaging the greater Fort McMurray area in Northern Alberta was held in Shanghai at Big Bamboo Sports Bar on Nanyang Lu, a Canadian-owned establishment, on May 13th, 2016.

    Red Gate International and True Legend Hospitality Group initiated the fundraising campaign and invited the Canadian Chamber of Commerce to support the event and help bring the Canadian community together to participate in the fundraising efforts. In particular, we would like to thank True Legend Hospitality Group, IMAX, BMO Financials, CN Rail, Red Gate International, B+H, Petro Canada and Feine Cashmere for their donations. We also would like to show our appreciation to Air Canada, Canada Beef, Dragonfly, Azure Properties, Shanghai Centre, Golden Gloves Boxing Gym, PR Furniture, Fields International Supermarket, Dragonfly Therapeutic Retreat, Naked Group, Sean Goff from CN Rail, Four Seasons Pudong, Fairmont Gold, Nancy Pon, BMO Financials, Canada Beef International Institute, The Office of the Canadian Consul General, True Legend Hospitality Group, Feine Cashmere, The Pearl Bar & Cabaret, and Pistolera Mexican Grill & Cantina for their generous contributions to the Silent Auction, Live Auction, and Raffle activities at the event.

    As the wildfire continues to wreak havoc on Fort McMurray, Canadians and friends of Canada in Shanghai have come together to show their love and support. Including the generous donations made by various Canadian corporations, this initiative has, so far, raised more than 300,000 RMB. This means the Canadian Red Cross will receive more than 180,000 Canadian dollars, after both the Federal and Provincial governments’ contributions, from this initiative.



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    Asian growth gives Manulife big first-quarter profit boost

    Manulife Financial Corp., Canada’s largest life insurer, has reported a 45-per-cent gain in first-quarter profit after benefiting from interest-rate movements and record insurance sales in Asia. Net income was $1.05-billion, up from $723-million in the year-ago period, the Toronto-based company said in a statement Thursday. Profit excluding some items was 44 cents a share, above the 43-cent average of 13 analysts surveyed by Bloomberg. The company recorded a $474-million markets gain, which was driven by the significant narrowing of swap spreads in Canada, gains on the sales of certain bonds and changes in the yield curve, according to spokesman Sean Pasternak. Like other life insurers, Manulife holds debt to back long-term liabilities and relies on the fixed-income market. Market-related gains “more than offset depressed oil and gas prices in the quarter, serving as a useful reminder that markets will fluctuate both in our favour and against us,” chief executive officer Donald Guloien said. The results are a reversal from recent quarters, when Manulife profit was hampered by energy investments suffering from an oil price that has been halved in the past two years. The insurer’s profit slid 62 per cent in the fourth quarter, when it said it may not meet a 2016 target due to investment losses tied to oil and gas and low long-term bond yields. Profit from the sale of insurance products across the insurer’s three regions rallied, jumping 35 per cent to $249-million in Asia, as Singapore and Hong Kong record sales boosted total Asia insurance revenue by 36 per cent. During the quarter, Manulife began distributing products via its bancassurance partnership with DBS Group Holdings Ltd. in Singapore, Hong Kong, Indonesia and mainland China. In Canada, profit from insurance rose 52 per cent to $172-million, and was up 3 per cent to $183-million in the United States. Asset management net flows slid 76 per cent to $1.7-billion from the prior year as redemptions increased and amid “challenging market conditions” in Asia and Canada. Core earnings in the insurer’s wealth management operations fell 10 per cent to $38-million in Asia, and 6 per cent to $64-million in the United States. In Canada, profit from the unit rose 30 per cent to $39-million. The company’s stock rose 0.4 per cent to $18.07 at market close in Toronto Wednesday. The shares are down 13 per cent this year. News Source:

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    Women Leadership Awards 2016

    What are the Women Leadership Awards?

    The Women Leadership Award (WLA) is the longest running international award in China for women leaders, and was the only such award for over a decade. The WLA recognises professional women who have emerged as leaders in their field. As leaders, these inspiring women have made a marked difference in our community and have forged paths for others to follow.

    There are six categories for the 2016 Women Leadership Awards:

    Business Leader of the Year
    Innovator of the Year
    Young Business Leader of the Year
    Social Contributor of the Year
    Entrepreneur of the Year
    HeforShe Man of the Year
    This year, IPWS will recognise the six award winners during the IPWS Leadership Summit, which will take place on May 27, 2016.

    For more details on this year’s WLA Awards & Categories, please read our latest announcement, look over the criteria guidelines and nominate!

  • Feb 24: CRC 5th Anniversary Gala Dinner [Supported Event]

    CRC gala

    Celebrate with us the spirit of CSR and generosity in style!!

    Date: Wednesday, February 24th, 2016
    Time: 6.30 pm
    Venue: Fairmont Peace Hotel, No. 20, East Nanjing Road
    Corporate Table: 5,000 RMB
    Individual: 500 RMB

    T.E.A.M – Together Everyone Accomplishes More

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  • Allied Pickfords Wins Third Consecutive International Moving Company of the Year Award

    Singapore — (December 16, 2015) — Allied Pickfords, one of the recognizable household goods moving brands of SIRVAWorldwide, Inc., was honored with the International Moving Company of the Year Award from the Forum for ExpatriateManagement (FEM). This was the third consecutive year the company was recognized with an Expatriate Management and Mobility Award (EMMA).

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    Canadian Consulate & CanCham Meeting with the Mayor of Jia Ding District & Visit to EHC Global Technology Centre

    加拿大驻上海总领事馆与加拿大商会联合访问嘉定区人民政府, 并参观依合斯集团旗下的高新技术研发中心

  • Member News: Corporation Service Company Acquires Koehler Group

    Wilmington, Del—Corporation Service Company® (CSC®) announced today that it has acquired Koehler Group, a Hong Kong-headquartered provider of incorporation, tax, accounting, and trade support services.

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    The Annual Canadian Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner

    What is Canadian Thanksgiving, Anyways?

    2015-10-09 CanCham上海加拿大商会

    What’s this thing with Canadian Thanksgiving? Isn’t it an American holiday? Why don’t they celebrate it on the same day?”


    We know – it might seem a bit confusing seeing as most know Thanksgiving as that late-autumn-football-filled-pre-black-friday-crazed-all-american-feast!


    Truth is, Canadian Thanksgiving is its own special Canadian holiday! As it is quite similar to its southern neighbours’, it does fare well in its differences.


    A little history…


    Long before Europeans settled in North America, festivals of thanks and celebrations of harvest took place in Europe in the month of October. The very first Thanksgiving celebration in North America took place in Canada when Martin Frobisher, an explorer from England, arrived in Newfoundland in 1578. So technically, it’s a Canadian thing! But let’s not dwell on the details. Here are some of the reasons why Canadian Thanksgiving is the best Thanksgiving!

    在欧洲人远涉重洋来到美洲新大陆之前,人们就已有庆祝十月丰收,感谢富饶的大自然给予他们的恩施和好运的传统。1578年,一位英国探险家命名马钉法贝瑟(Martin Frobisher)在现今的加拿大纽芬兰省建立了定居点,并举行了一个庆祝生存和收获的宴餐。其它后来的移居者继续这些“感恩”仪式。这一次被认为是加拿大的第一个感恩节


    1.We celebrate on Monday, not Thursday



    3 Day weekend? Yes, please!


    2. Canadians like to celebrate Thanksgiving weekend in the outdoors to enjoy the beautiful harvest weather



    Not to brag about Canadian scenery, but let’s face it. It’s breathtaking.


    3. Believe it or not, Canada also has football (we’re not just about Hockey)! The TSN Thanksgiving Classic is an annual doubleheader between 4 CFL teams



    And really, that’s enough.


    4. Americans have “Black Friday”, we have something we like to call the Tuesday after thanksgiving.


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    A little less stressful, don’t you think?


    5. A maple something usually finds its way into the menu



    Seconds are always a must.


    6. It’s way earlier in the year, so it doesn’t just feel like a pre-Chirstmas celebration



    American Thanksgiving…


    7. We don’t have a big backstory to the holiday… It’s simply a time to celebrate good harvest with good food and with loved ones!



    It’s about being thankful for everything we have, and that’s about it!


    So, what are you waiting for?

    Come celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving with the Canadian community this coming Monday, October 12th!



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    Member Spotlight: Educating Girls of Rural China

    How Chinese-Canada Ching Tien is changing the lives of hundreds of girls in Rural China

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    As urbanites living in this vibrant, concrete jungle of dreams and opportunity, we are not easily exposed to what lies beyond the shadows of Shanghai’s skyscrapers. There are still millions in western rural China living in poverty, where education is a luxury that many families cannot afford. What’s more, in a system where boys are favoured, it is usually the young girls who are denied access to further education, and face difficult futures with little opportunity.

    This is a reality that Ching Tien, founder of the Educating Girls of Rural China (EGRC) charity, herself is no stranger to. As a young girl she was a student with ambition at one of the most prestigious schools in Beijing, when her life took a quick turn.

    “Growing up in China during the post-Cultural Revolution period, I experienced first-hand what it was like to be denied an education. During the years that I should have been going to school, I was forced to work in a factory in Gansu province. I never forgot the poverty that I witnessed during that time, and after moving to Canada and starting my own family, watching my children growing here with all the choices fulfilling their dreams, I decided to establish EGRC as a means of offering rural Chinese girls the education that I was denied” says Ching Tien. Founded in Vancouver in 2005, EGRC has been raising funds to give girls in the western provinces of China the opportunity to attend secondary and post-secondary schools both in Chinese cities and abroad.

    Today, Ching Tien’s charity has transformed the lives of hundreds of young Chinese women. Since its foundation in 2005, the charity has helped over 400 young women with their University education and over 100 girls with their high school education. The girls of EGRC have an impressive 100% graduation rate, and have moved on to become engineers, scientists, doctors and teachers and positively influence their surroundings.

    EGRC Numbers for webChing Tien is involved in all of these young ladies’ development and success and checks in with them on a regular basis. When asked what she would like the public to know about these girls, their development, and about the impact EGRC has had on their lives, she responded with:

    “I would like the public to know that these young women are intelligent, ambitious, and hard-working and have gone on to do amazing things with the education that they have received under EGRC’s sponsorship. Many of them have become teachers and have returned to their home villages in order to educate future generations. Some of them have set up summer camps for the children in their home villages every summer. There is very much a sense of gratitude inherent in these young women and a need to ‘pay it forward’ in some way. Further more, two of EGRC university graduates are studying PhD and Master’s programs in Canada, some of then have established in their chosen professional fields in cities. It is a thrill to see that four EGRC high school students are now sponsored by EGRC Alumni Association.”

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    After a successful 10 years of existence, Educating Girls of Rural China is continuing their fundraising efforts to help more and more girls. “EGRC relies on individual, corporate donations and fundraising events to generate funds to fund the sponsorships. Raising awareness of the great work EGRC is doing and making new connections to potential donors is always our top agenda” says Ching. They are also focusing on building a strong alumni, as these are the women that are having a ripple effect in their environments, educating and empowering other young women, and continue to sustain the program.

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    Want to get involved? CLICK HERE to find out how you can donate & support Ching Tien and EGRC.