September 2013 Newsletter

A summary of Chamber news and events for members and the Canadian community at large

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Chamber News

2013CanCham Shanghai Celebrates 5-Year Anniversary

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai is celebrating its 5-Year anniversary as Canada’s business link in China. We are proud to have contributed to the growth of Canada and China’s bilateral economic relationship since 2008. While the responsibilities of the Chamber have grown, our priorities have never changed. More than ever we are committed to supporting Canadian business and community interests in China.

Stay tuned for more highlights and celebrations over the next few months.

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From left to right: Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper in 2012; Minister of Natural Resources Joe Oliver in 2011; CanCham at the Shanghai Expo in 2010; Consul General Nadir Patel in 2009

A great big thanks to all the members who have been with us since the beginning:

taxesManaging Your Taxes in China

Upcoming: Sept 24 | As an expatriate working in China, taxes can get confusing. China has one of the most complex tax structures when dealing with foreigners. CanCham is bringing tax expert Dr. Jason Xu to make tax paying a little less confusing and answer all questions regarding the issue. RSVP Today

0006th Annual Maple Leaf Ball: The EH List Gala
Cinema, Music & Glamour

Upcoming: Sept 21 | Respected members of the Canadian and Chinese business community will be attending the Maple Leaf Ball, a Canadian tradition in Shanghai and among the community’s most prestigious events. RSVP Today

hockeyHockey Night in Shanghai: Canada vs The World

Upcoming: Sept 18 | It’s a battle for Hockey supremacy between Canada and The World. Bring your friends, family and colleagues to experience a real live Canadian hockey game in Shanghai. Pre-sale tickets are 20 RMB Members / 50 RMB Non-Members. Tickets at the door will be 100 RMB for everyone. RSVP Today

klakoKlako Group Speaks at Sold Out Seminar on Expanding Your Business in China: What You Need to Know About the Evolution of 2nd and 3rd Tier Cities in China

September 5 | Kristina Koehler of the Klako Group will be speaking on the factors you need to consider before developing your China expansion strategy. This seminar is presented by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai.

trainingCross-Cultural Soft Skills Training: Building Relationships for Business Success

August 20 | Matthew Spooner and Samuel Ng (founders of Crescendo Communications Consulting) led a workshop guiding management and staff on how to better understand and manage cultural differences and expectations when working with foreign partners, and how to use this to strengthen existing relationships as well as forge new ones.

semUsing Search Engine Marketing to Attract Customers

August 7 | Jonathan Wang (Directer of Operations, lhaodian.com) and Daisy Ji (Darwin Marketing) conducted a Mandarin-language seminar on Search Engine Marketing and E-commerce in Shanghai. Topics included a focus on Mobile Search Engine Marketing.

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Member News

Screenshot_8Feiyang Skating Centre Hosts First International Ice Hockey Tournament in Shanghai

The 2013 Mid Autumn Cup at the Feiyang Skating Center will be the first international ice hockey tournament ever held in Shanghai, hosting 12 teams comprised of nearly 200 players coming from across Asia. Read More

Screenshot_2FIELDS Teaches Seminar on Food Safety

Patricia Gomez from FIELDS speaks about the health benefits of eating safe and on how one can do that while in Shanghai. Read more

Hatch Named One of the Top 150 Global Design Firms

Hatch rises to number 16 on Engineering News-Record’s (ENR) Top 150 Global Design Firms of 2012. The list, which ranks the 150 largest designs firms in the world, both publicly and privately held, is based on total design-specific revenue regardless of where the projects were located. Read More

Screenshot_3Klako Group Offering Webinars on The China VAT Reform and How it affects your China Operations

Value-Added Tax (VAT) is applicable to companies providing transportation and modern services. During these webinars held on September 11 and 18, Klako will be explaining which companies this affects, the tax rates involved and the implications for these tax payers. Read More

Screenshot_4Shanghai East International Medical Center Partners with Heart to Heart to Save Lives

Shanghai East International Medical Center (SEIMC) has been working with Heart to Heart to give support to children who are undergoing heart surgery. If you would like to help sponsor a child’s heart surgery or learn more about the program contact care@seimc.com.cn. Read More

Screenshot_5Carleton Joins Delegation of Canadian Universities Visiting India

Representatives of nine Canadian universities are visiting India from August 19 to 31 to promote Canada as a destination for higher education. The delegation is led by Robert Finlayson of Carleton University in Ottawa and Michelle Beaton of Ryerson University in Toronto. Read More

Screenshot_14U of T Professor Awarded the National Humanities Medal

Natalie Zemon Davis, of the University of Toronto’s Department of History, has been awarded by U.S. President Barack Obama for her “insights into the study of history.” This award —the National Humanities Medal — is a prize awarded to individuals or groups whose work illuminates the United States’ engagement with the humanities. Read More

Screenshot_13UQAM Celebrates 25 years of Network Doctorate in Education Program

In collaboration with other members of the network of Quebec Universities, the University of Quebec at Montreal held a conference of PHd students titled “Partnering for Fruitful Research in Education” to commemorate the event. Read More

Screenshot_12Air Canada Welcomes Strengthened Canada-China Air Bilateral Air Services

Ben Smith, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer at Air Canada, said in a press release this summer, “Air Canada applauds these changes to the bilateral and we thank the Canadian and Chinese governments for their hard work to expand the agreement. Air Canada fully supports the liberalization of air services between Canada and China, which is Canada’s second largest trading partner and a key market for our airline.” Read more

hultHult to Host Supply Chain: Excellence & Innovation Seminar

On September 10th, Hult International Business School and the Global Supply Chain Council will host a breakfast seminar on excellence and innovation in supply chains. Read More

bombardierBombardier Showcases Business Jet Portfolio at LABACE

Bombardier to showcase its leading business jet product portfolio at the 10th annual Latin American Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (LABACE) at Congonhas airport in São Paulo, Brazil from August 14-16, 2013. Bombardier will present a Learjet 45 XR, a Challenger 300, a Challenger 605 and a Global 6000 aircraft on static display. Read more

chefFour Seasons Hotel Shanghai (Puxi) Welcomes New Chef Chef

Matteo Arvonio, an experienced Italian chef, is bringing his expertise to Shanghai and joining The Four Seasons Café Studio Team. Read more

rmLe Royal Meridien Announces Strategic Partnership between Mercedes-Benz Arena and Starwood.

The award-winning hotel, Le Royal Meridien Shanghai under Starwood Hotels & Resorts will become Mercedes-Benz Arena`s official catering and concessions exclusive partner, bringing their five-star F&B service to distinguished customers and VIPs. Read More

Screenshot_10Dr. Chris Simpson of Queen’s University is the New President-Elect of the Canadian Medical Association

Dr. Chris Simpson was acclaimed president-elect of the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) today during the association’s 146th annual meeting in Calgary. Currently, professor of medicine and chief of cardiology at Queen’s University, Dr. Simpson will begin his one-year term as CMA president in August 2014. Read More.

Screenshot_6Queen’s Study Shows That Your Spouse’s Voice is Easier to Tune Out

Researchers at Queen’s University found that after a while couples become better at ignoring their spouse’s voices so that they can focus on what others are saying. Read More

news423-1SCMP highlights YCIS as it Celebrates Hong Kong’s History.

In an interview with Hong Kong’s premier English language newspaper, South China Morning Post, Dr Betty Chan, Director of Yew Chung Education Foundation, told her family’s story of running education with a mission for 80 years. Read more

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The Access Program

Four Seasons LogoCanCham’s Member to Member Discounts

25 % discount at the Steak House and Cafe Studio Restaurant at the Four Seasons Hotel.

More about CanCham Shanghai’s Member Discounts

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New and Renewed Members

NEW MEMBERS

Fields China 
Finding the ingredients and brands you trust can be a challenge anywhere. Fields combines great brands with great local selections, hand-picked for quality and affordable prices. Working with certified, organic Japanese farms and also supporting local Chinese farms, Fields will fill your kitchen with everything from food staples to international delicacies.

Forrec Ltd.
Forrec is a planning and design firm that specializes in the creation of entertainment and leisure environments worldwide. With built projects in over 20 countries, they have mastered the art of making memorable experiences by building big ideas.

NEW INDIVIDUAL AND YOUNG PROFESSIONAL MEMBERS

Erin Cheng | Jack Wang | Greg Hoing | Kathryn Cheng

RENEWED COMPANY MEMBERS

C2 Global Solutions 

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce Shanghai Representative Office 
The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (French: Banque Canadienne Impériale de Commerce, commonly CIBC in either official language) is one of Canada’s chartered banks, fifth largest by deposits. The bank is headquartered at Commerce Court in Toronto, Ontario.

Canada China Business Council(CCBC) 
The Canada China Business Council (CCBC) is the country’s Canada-China bilateral trade and investment facilitator, catalyst and advocate.

CCTong Legal Consulting Co., Ltd.
We are a group of licensed professionals that provide efficient business registration and corporate services and are supported by both Canadian and local law firms. With good relations and communication with local government organizations, we have helped many foreign companies and investors to establish their business in China.

Gap (Shanghai) Commerical Co., Ltd.
Gap Inc. is one of the world’s largest specialty retailers, with approximately 3,100 stores and fiscal 2009 revenues of $14.2 billion. We operate five of the most recognized apparel brands in the world — Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Piperlime and Athleta.

Golder Associates Consulting Ltd
As a global, employee-owned organisation with over 50 years of experience, Golder Associates is driven by our purpose to engineer earth’s development while preserving earth’s integrity.

HSBC Bank (China) Company Limited
HSBC Bank (China) Company Limited started operations on 2 April 2007 as a wholly-foreign-owned bank solely owned by The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited. With its headquarters based in Shanghai, HSBC China incorporated the previous mainland China offices of The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited.

Jia Shi Lubricants trading(Shanghai) Company Limited (Petro Canada)
As a Suncor Energy business, Petro-Canada produces some of the purest base oils in the world — 99.9% pure.

North American Premier Wine Shop 
Shanghai NAPWS, focuses on providing the greater area of Shanghai, including Zhejiang and Jiangsu provinces, with a professional network for wine enthusiasts in East China. Inspired by North America, this beautiful space offers a relaxing atmosphere, perfect for tasting and enjoying wine, and fashionably designed to provide tastings, seminar, or party.

R&P China Lawyers
R&P China Lawyers is one of the first fully foreign-managed PRC law firms in China. The firm’s foreign management—supported by teams of Chinese lawyers—exclusively assists international companies that do business in or with China. This combination of Western business mindset and local, in-depth legal knowledge, makes R&P a preferred partner for many small multinational and medium-sized companies that require a strategic legal partner in China. With a hands-on approach, R&P aims to provide its clients with immediate and practical solutions.

Shanghai Fukujun International Trade Co.,Ltd

Western University and Richard Ivey School of Business
Founded in 1878, Western University in London, Ontario, Canada, provides an exemplary learning experience that engages the best and brightest students, challenging them to meet ever-higher standards in the classroom and beyond. Ivey Business School at Western offers HBA, MBA, along with a range of other programmes. Ivey is consistently ranked as one of Canada’s best business schools and offers education and extensive experience to its students.

Yew Chung International School of Shanghai
The first international school officially recognised by and registered with the Chinese government, it is considered one of the leading international schools in Shanghai. Located in prime locations within the Puxi and Pudong areas, the schools accommodate early childhood, primary and secondary students from the rapidly expanding expatriate community. Students come from over 45 nationalities and study an international curriculum that creates truly global minded graduates.

University of Victoria
The University of Victoria is more than a top research university in a spectacular West Coast location. We’re a university of achievement, a university of curiosity, a university of integrated learning, and so much more.
UVic is ranked #11 globally and first in Canada among universities less than 50 years old by Times Higher Education (THE). It also ranks in THE’s elite global list of the top 200 universities, which includes approximately one per cent of the world’s best institutions.

Xebec Adsorption (Shanghai ) Co., Ltd.
Xebec Adsorption Inc. was found in 1967 who is a global provider of clean energy solutions to corporations and governments looking to reduce their carbon footprints. With more than 1300 customers worldwide, Xebec designs, engineers and manufactures innovative products that transform raw gases into marketable sources of clean energy.

RENEWED INDIVIDUAL AND YOUNG PROFESSIONAL MEMBERS

Virginia Zheng | Frank Liu | Richard Zhu

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Interesting Links

Canada – China News

  • Recent expansion of flights linking Vancouver and China sparks price war between Air Canada and its Chinese counterparts.
  • CCPIT *signs Memorandum of Understanding* to support increased trade and investment between China and Canada.
  • China’s CNOOC profit jumps in wake of Nexen deal
  • Minister of International Trade Participates in Second Canada-ASEAN Economic Ministers Consultations.

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Jobs

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Upcoming Events

Sep 18: Hockey Night in Shanghai II
Sep 21: The 6th Annual Maple Leaf Ball
Sep 24: How to Manage Your Taxes in China
Oct 13: Canadian Thanksgiving Dinner