Sunday, September 7, 2008

HBV Discrimination at DSV in China

I applied a position in DSV China in Shanghai and was interviewed. Before the interview, I was required to fill out a form, on which it asked me if I have any criminal record and if I have HIV or HBV. The form is written both in Chinese and in English. I was shocked because I never come across any kind of question on application form like this. DSV is a famous global transport and logistics corp. I'm wondering if the question will be asked for applicants out of China.

DSV is a global supplier of transport and logistics services and is currently one of the largest such companies in the world.

It was created in 2006 from the merger of the Danish DFDS Transport and Dutch operator Frans Maas. It trades under the brand names DSV Road, DSV Air & Sea, DSV Solutions and can trace its origins back over 150 years.

The largest part of the company is its European road transport (trucking) network. Following that is its air and sea freight forwarding business, which it is aiming to expand through acquisitions. The group also has a growing Europe wide contract logistics business.

DSV's head office is in Copenhagen, Denmark. The Group has offices in 50 countries all over the world. Supplemented by partners and agents, DSV offers services in more than 100 countries.

The group employs 19,000 and maintain a worldwide annual turnover of €4.4 billion.

The company is listed on the Copenhagen Stock Exchange.



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HBVers in China said...

You are welcome and thanks for your comment.

As for your blog, great job. Let's fight together for our rights.

Anonymous said...

Just needed to clarify your perceived discrimination.
China doesn't offer Z visas to HIV+/HBV, hence why they ask. The company doesn't disciminate, China makes that rule.