International Holocaust Remembrance Day is held on 27 January – the day that the Auschwitz concentration camp was liberated, in 1945, by the Red Army. Events to mark the day are organized each year by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs via its missions and envoys abroad. Ceremonies, educational activities, cultural performances, film screenings and other events take place in 100 states and in Israeli missions on every continent, from New Zealand, China, Korea and India to Albania, Russia, Germany and Britain; from Rwanda, Ethiopia and Senegal to the United States and Mexico.
On the New Year's Day, the Consulate General of Israel in Shanghai will be closed and Consular services will not be available on the following date: 1st Jan 2016.
On Nov 27th, a delegation of leading businesspersons from China was in Israel for a week-long visit to have a first-hand encounter with Israeli innovations and to learn from the Israelis how to create a work environment that stimulates creativity.