The Past and Present of the Xinjiang Separatist Movement

Xinjiang, located at the North-west of China, routes of the ancient silk roads, is a deep inland of vastness and mysteriousness composed of two distinct regions, geographically, historically and ethnically. They are respectively Dzungaria north of the Tianshan Mountains, and the Tarim Basin south of the Tianshan Mountains, currently mainly inhabited by the Uyghurs. The two distinct regions were renamed Xinjiang in 1884, meaning “new frontier,” when both regions were reconquered by the Chinese Qing dynasty after the Dungan revolt (1862–1877). A natural beauty and cultural richness, Xinjiang is a fascinating place of attraction. But in the eyes of some…

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Information about Short-time Work Module

Following the government measures against the vast spread of COVID-19, thousands of companies in Austria closed down on Monday, the 16th of March, 2020. Within days, more than 130,000 unemployment is reported to AMS (the Office of Labor). What would be the salary by switching to short-time working module during the COVID-19? Are there alternatives? Can I go to AMS (the Office of Labor) during the “General Quarantine” period? Facing countless such questions, the Austrian newspaper “Kronen” gave the answers based on the information offered by the Austrian Workers’ Union Arbeitskammer, the Austrian Chamber of Commerce Wirtschaftskammer and the Office…