Articles by Helen Chang

Effective TCM Medicine against COVID-19

In the campaign against COVID-19, the traditional Chinese medicine has up to now contributed a lot to successfully put some cases under control. According to a report by the newspaper China Daily, the following recipes are proved to be effective to a certain extent.   Jinhua Qinggan Granule(金花清感颗粒) Jinhua Qinggan Granule was developed during the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic. It consists of 12 herbal components including honeysuckle, mint and licorice, and can clear heat and detoxify lungs. It has a curative effect in treating mild and moderate patients and can also improve the recovery rate of lymphocyte and white blood…


Supporting Polices for SMEs by the Austrian Government in Chinese Language

Facing rampant COVID-19, the Austrian government has taken decisive measures and provided supporting policies for the SMEs. CKL Accounting GmbH is helping the Chinese community in Austria out, interpreting the policies and giving practical guidelines in Chinese language in this difficult time. As the support policies of the government are still being optimized and revised, it is not yet clear how specific applications are applied or whether they conflict with each other. Coming updates will be available as soon as possible.   欧洲新冠病毒肆虐,奥地利政府采取果断措施,同时提供配套政策支持中小企业。陈科霖会计师事务所会持续进行政策解读并给出实际操作指南,力助大家共度难关! 由于各级政府部门的扶持政策还在不断优化和细化中,某些优惠如何具体申请或优惠之间是否相互冲突还没有定论,“奥国那些事儿”会第一时间更新,请大家持续关注。    问题一:本次疫情期间,由于官方要求的限制营业或关闭,企业能否有政策赔偿? 答:不行。在之前的《1950流行病法》中,官方要求的限制营业或关闭造成的营业损失以及给员工照常发的工资,都是可以申请政策赔偿的。但2020年3月16日最新颁布的《新冠病毒2019流行病法》中已经没有赔偿的可能性。   问题二:本次疫情期间,利润变少甚至亏损,企业能申请哪些政策优惠?   政策优惠 申请方式 适用性 2.1 减少企业预缴的所得税(Einkommensteuer或Körperschaftsteuer) · https://www.bmf.gv.at/public/informationen/coronavirus-hilfe.html 下载申请表 · 申请表填写签字后发至以下邮箱 corona@bmf.gv.at 或直接在Finanzonline上申请 所有受影响行业 2.2…


China, USA, Human Rights and More

During the course of the long human history, the connotation of human rights has been going through different stages. Even in the 21stcentury, slavery, racial and sexual inequality, political and cultural bias, and even genocide still exist. How to define human rights is still an open question. In a few interviews with Mr. Albert Frantz, Dr. Georg Zanger as well as two young students from Scotland and Germany respectively, the topic of human rights in China regarding the Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act and the Hongkong Human Rights and Democracy Act are discussed and explored in this video. The concept…


Happy Women’s Day

  On International Women’s Day, the 8. of March, 2020, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime Executive Director Ghada Waly holds the following statement which should be heard by the whole world: “A world where every woman and girl can realize all of her rights was the goal of leaders in Beijing twenty-five years ago, when they signed on to an ambitious declaration and plan of action. A generation later, we have achieved much progress, but discrimination and violence against women and girls are still keeping us from fulfilling the promise of the Sustainable Development Goals: to leave no…


Happy Chinese Lunar New Year 2020

Dear Readers, Happy Chinese Lunar New Year! 2020 is the year of quick-witted Rat, who will bring you joy, luck, health and wealth! There are 12 Chinese zodiac signs in the order of Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig. Named after an animal, each sign has its own unique characteristics related to the corresponding animal. As the first of the 12 Chinese zodiac signs, Rat enjoys the fame of being quick-witted and fast in action. It was said that before there was Chinese zodiac, the Jade Emperor in the paradise wanted to select…


The Unforgettable Chinese Performance Evening 2020

On the 17. January, 2020, the Chinese community in Austria held a brilliant performance evening at VHS, Längenfeldgasse, 13-15 in Vienna to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year. This has been a yearly tradition for successively 12 years. Organised by the Chinese Women’s Association with its grand dame Ms XIE Feiru, the Huaxing Art Group and the Chinese Overseas’ Student Union, the New Year’s performance evening in Vienna has been offering the audience a variety of programs, including dancing, singing, instrumental works, talk shows, raps and kabarett, etc., highlighting both traditional and modern pieces in China, as well as feathering…


Celebrating the Chinese Lunar New Year 2020

To celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year, the Chinese community in Austria is holding a yearly special performance evening on 17. January, 2020 in Vienna. This has been a tradition with a fascinating program for 12 years. Organized by the Chinese Women’s Association, the Huaxing Art Group and the Chinese Overseas’ Student Union, the 12th New Year’s performance evening in Vienna will offer the audience a variety of performances, including dancing and singing, highlighting both traditional and modern pieces, in both oriental and western styles. Time: 17. January, 2020 Venue: VHS, Längenfeldgasse, 13-15, 1120, Wien Hotline: 0664 1567278


Prosit 2020!

Happy New Year 2020! In the first light of 2020, let’s celebrate the new year with the words of the UN Secretary- General António Guterres: “From here at the United Nations, I join you in welcoming the New Year. We enter 2020 with uncertainty and insecurity all around. Persistent inequality and rising hatred. A warring world and a warming planet. Climate change is not only a long-term problem but a clear and present danger. We cannot afford to be the generation that fiddled while the planet burned. But there is also hope. This year, my New Year’s message is to…


Stop Distorting the Image of the Chinese Community in Austria

Last weekend, I ran into an article in the Austrian mainstream newspaper “der Standard” entitled “Wien’s verborgenes Chinatown” or “Unter dem Radar: Wiens chinesische Community abseits der Teigtascherlmafia” (its website). It’s indeed a pity that the author of this article held such a distorted view of the Chinese community in Vienna. By citing a few negative cases, he is generalizing the image of the community and misleading the reader to a wrong interpretation of the reality. The majority of the Chinese living in Vienna as well as other parts of Austria has been conforming well to the rules and laws…


From the Village of Men to the Daughter Tree

The simple background of the countryside houses, the crisscrossed muddy paths, the vast endless fields, in between the real yet metaphorical human figures, half in shadow, half exposed in sunlight … India, an ancient and mysterious country, a country not lacking attraction and charm! But it is the country with the most imbalanced birth ratio of men and women in the world: 1000-750. By 2020, 32 million single men in India will not be able to find a wife. How did this situation come into being? The 2019 Rama Rau documentary “The Daughter Tree” draws a shocking but realistic picture….