Brief News Review

*On 3. and 4. December, leaders from 29 NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organisation) member states gathered in a luxurious hotel north of London for a summit marking 70 years of the alliance. Though there have been discussions on if the concept of NATO is still of a necessity, the NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said at the summit that “NATO remains the only platform where North America and Europe discuss, decide, and take actions together every day to protect almost 1 billion people,” adding the notion of „all for one, one for all” later on. German chancellor Merkel and the…

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The First Chinese Girl with SEAD Scholarship

As one of the world’s top dance academies, SEAD (Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance) opened its heart to a girl from China this summer, offering her a full scholarship as an award to her excellent dancing. This is the first scholarship ever offered to a Chinese dancer. Miss Chen Xianjing, a 14-year-old girl from Nanshan District Student Ballet of Shenzhen, was the lucky one. Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance in Austria has a wide range of students from more than 30 countries around the world. As a high-niveaued academy, only 20 international students are invited each year, among them are…