Greetings from the Consul General



Greetings from the Consul General:

Dear Norwegians in Shanghai and surrounding provinces,

December is here. This is an important month for many Norwegians. It is the month of Advent – which basically means that we are waiting for Christmas to come. It is a time for family and traditions. It is also a time for reflections. Unfortunately, the pandemic still affects our lives and restricts our movements. That is challenging when you live abroad like we do. Some of us are fortunate to be able to go home to Norway for Christmas, while many of us will stay in China. I hope that either way, everyone will get a taste of Christmas, wherever you are.

2021 has been yet another active year for the Consulate. We have organized several events together with the Norwegian business community. Not only in Shanghai but also in our neighboring provinces – often together with other Team Norway partners. We had a great 17th of May celebration – and let me use this opportunity to thank Klubb Norge for organizing this and other events for the Community.

Having an active club like this is very valuable for a small community as Norway! The Consulate has promoted Norwegian culture and lifestyle and we have supported and strengthened our cooperation with Chinese universities and institutes. One of my wishes for the new year is that we again can welcome Norwegian students to China. They play an important role in bridging the Norwegian and Chinese societies.

Me and my colleagues at the Consulate would like to use this opportunity to thank all of you for a great cooperation in 2021. We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We look forward to seeing you in 2022.

Lise Nordgaard

Consul General