Articles by Li Lu

UN Secretary-General Statement on Gender-Based Violence and COVID19

  The UN Secretary-General  António Guterres Statement on Gender-Based Violence and COVID19 New York, 5 April 2020 The COVID-19 pandemic is causing untold human suffering and economic devastation around the world. I recently called for an immediate global ceasefire to focus on our shared struggle to overcome the pandemic. I appealed for an end to violence everywhere, now. But violence is not confined to the battlefield. For many women and girls, the threat looms largest where they should be safest. In their own homes. And so I make a new appeal today for peace at home — and in homes…


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…


Anticipating the Global Elite Recruitment Conference in Ouhai, China

On March 29, 2020, a global elite recruitment conference in Ouhai District, Zhejiang Province of China will be broadcasted live by Wenzhou TV Station. By clicking this link  rtmp://115.238.46.175/test/0319 , you will be able to watch the vidoes of Ouhai City Image (in Chinese and English) as well as Introduction of 35 Ouhai Talent New Measures (in Chinese and English) on that very day. The press conference will also introduce the “Longji Project” of high-level overseas talents, broadcast congratulatory videos of the ambassadors for recruiting talents in Germany, the United States and Japan, release “capital recruiting” activities, sign a batch…


Enjoy Yinzhou 2020, A Global Attraction

The Global Talent Introduction Conference was held despite of the COVID-19 situation on March 15, 2020, with its venue in Yinzhou District, Ningbo City, China. The event was divided into four parts, including issuing a gathering order, initiating the cloud recruitment meeting for high-end talents, signing cloud contracts, as well as launching a new round of talent introduction seminars. Enjoy the video of “Yinzhou 2020, A Global Attraction” (in Chinese language)!


Brief News Review

*The deadly COVID-19 cases around the world are soaring upward, raising big concerns worldwide. As of 2. March, 2020, around 89,869 cases of the virus have been reported inside and outside of mainland China, with 3,069 deaths. The number of deaths outside mainland China has also increased, including 66 in Iran, 26 in South Korea, 6 in Japan and 41 in Italy. Austria has a confirmed number of 16 as of today. The outbreak has not yet reached the level of pandemic, WHO’s Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said at the end of February. A pandemic is an epidemic that spreads…


Celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the People’s Republic of China

  Today, the celebrations for the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China is held at the Tian’anmen Square in Beijing. The magnificent military parade is divided into four major categories: aerial flag bearing units, infantry formations, military hardware and aircraft, according to China Daily. The showcase includes around 15,000 military personnel, 160 aircraft, 580 military hardware, 59 formations and joint military band in total, making it the biggest military parade in recent history. For the 15 infantry formations, troopers march in square formations representing various branches of the military, including researchers, female soldiers, military reserves,…


A Brief Look into Professor Dr. Johann Günther’s New Book „Changes in a Generation”

How to reflect on the last decades? Professor Dr. Johann Günther’s new book „Changes in a Generation” (German original: “Veränderungen in einer Generation“, Freya, 2019) is offering the reader a wide range of answers with essays by 35 authors from 15 countries in different fields, including science, culture, business and politics. Writers, artists, philosophers, musicians, theologians, journalists, managers and technicians all had their say in the book. But it was not just the professional backgrounds that gave the colorful picture and unique touch for this retrospective book, Professor Güntherstressed, it was the authors with different cultural backgrounds who opened the…


Guterres’ Message on World Environment Day

On 5. June, 2019, UN Secretary-General António Guterres gave a message to the world about the issue of environmental protection: The theme for this years’ World Environment Day is air pollution.  All around the world — from megacities to small villages –people are breathing dirty air.  An estimated nine out of ten people worldwide are exposed to air pollutants that exceed World Health Organization air quality guidelines.  This is lowering life expectancy and damaging economies across the planet. To improve air quality, we must know our enemy.  Deaths and illnesses from air pollution are caused by tiny particles that penetrate our defences…


Guterres’ Message on World Press Freedom Day

On 3. May, 2019, the UN Secretary-General Guterres sent out an important message on World Press Freedom Day: A free press is essential for peace, justice, sustainable development and human rights. No democracy is complete without access to transparent and reliable information. It is the cornerstone for building fair and impartial institutions, holding leaders accountable and speaking truth to power. This is especially true during election seasons — the focus of this year’s World Press Freedom Day. Facts, not falsehoods, should guide people as they choose their representatives. Yet while technology has transformed the ways in which we receive and…


Guterres’ Message on the International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace

  On occasion of the International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace, 24 April 2019, UN Secretary-General António Guterres sent a message to the world: This first observance of the International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace underscores the value of international cooperation for the common good. For nearly 75 years, the multilateral arrangements established after the Second World War have saved lives, expanded economic and social progress, upheld human rights and, not least, helped to prevent a third descent into global conflagration. From the articulation of international law to the advancement of gender equality, from protecting the environment to…