September 2011 Newsletter

CanCham’s New Website

As you may have noticed, CanCham’s website has undergone a makeover! The re-designed website will help members:

  • Gain direct access to other members
  • Show off their company’s services and products to visitors (Members may log in to their account to add additional details) For more details contact Sarah Cheng atA�

A big thank you to our website sponsorA�Big BambooA�for their generous support!

CanCham Welcomes its first NGO Member

CanCham is pleased to welcome WildAid who is the first NGO member to join the chamber. WildAid is an international NGO that strives to put an end to the illegal wildlife trade.A�More info

Comments on Peoplea��s Republic of China Social Insurance Law

In early September, foreigners will be required to contribute toA�China’s social insurance program. While CanCham supports MHRSS in its substantial endeavours to enact a national social security law that seeks to ensure Expatsa�� welfare in China, the Chamber has submitted to the MHRSSA�comments and concernsA�on the impact that the law will have on foreigners.A�More info

Jean Charest’s China Mission

On the Shanghai stop of Jean Charest’s mission to China, QuA�bec Premier Jean Charest addressed Canadian and Chinese business leaders and spoke about the Plan Nord and QuA�bec’s business potential.
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Member News

YCIS Shanghai Accreditations Reaffirmed

Accreditation representatives visited Yew Chung International School of Shanghai (YCIS) to assess YCIS’s performance. All three gave glowing reports and have announced the continuation of YCIS Shanghaia��s good standing with the Council of International Schools (CIS), the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and the National Center for Curriculum and Textbook Development (NCCT).A�More

Farmers’ Market at the Shanghai Centre

The Shanghai Centre’s Farmersa�� Market, held on Sunday, October 16, 2011 from 10:00 am to 12:30 noon will bring together some of Shanghaia��s finest gourmet foods including fresh baked goods, organic fruits and vegetables, imported wines, cheeses, etc…More

CN and China’s CNBM Forest Products Trading Sign Agreement

CN and China’s CNBM Forest Products Trading Ltd. announced that they have reached an agreement to use CN’s new lumber transload facility in Vancouver to increase the supply chain capacity for Canadian lumber exports.A�More

UBC’s Sauder Business Club BBQ Party

UBC’s Sauder Business Club of Greater China held a sizzling summer barbecue to celebrate the arrival of a fresh group of Sauder alumni in China.A�More

Rotaract Club Hosts Charity Cruise Party

On October 15, 2011, UBC alumnus Jason Born and U of T alumnus Catherine Cote of the Rotaract Club along with SISO will be hosting the Pirates of Shanghai II Cruise Party. Proceeds from the event will go towards purchasing wheelchairs for those in need in Anhui.

Magna forms Joint Venture with Changsu Automotive Trim Co. and Chery Tech

Magna Exteriors and Interiors, an operating unit of Magna International Inc., announced today that it has expanded its operations in China by forming a joint venture …
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Imax Expands its Presence in China with a Four-Theatre Deal

IMAX Corporation and Jiangsu Eudemonia Blue Ocean Cinema Development Co., Ltd. (Blue Ocean) announced an agreement to install four new digital IMAX(R) theatre systems …


Welcome and Thanks to New and Renewed Members

New Corporate Member
Givex Corporation
Vi Cake

New Individual Members
Calvin Wong | Colin Zhang

New NGO Member

New Young Professional Members
Nicola Haffenden | Virginia Zheng | Pamela Shaw

Renewed Academy Members
Sauder School of Business, The University of British Columbia

Renewed Corporate Members
Allens Arthur RobinsonA�|A�Consulate General of Canada in ShanghaiA�|Canada China Business CouncilA�|A�CCTong Legal Consulting Co. Ltd. (Shanghai)A�|A�HSBC Bank (China) Company LimitedA�|A�InChina Training and Event Management (Shanghai) Co. Ltd. |A�Ivanhoe CambridgeA�|Manulife-Sinochem Life Insurance Co., Ltd. Shanghai BranchA�|A�Nalco Industrial Services (SuZhou) Co., Ltd|A�Oncard International Ltd.|A�SP Industrial

Renewed Individuals
Anthony Fong

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