Articles by Helen Chang

On Human Rights and Uyghur Issues

On 17, March 2021, Dr. Georg Zanger, well-known lawyer in Vienna and President of ACBA, participated in the forum on “Terror Attack, Security & Human Rights” as an honoured panelist. His views on the related issues are as always clear, poignant and eye-opening. Following are his answers to the questions asked to him during the forum. On Human rights: Since the 1990s, the global spread and intensification of terrorism and extremism has had devastating consequences. Terrorism and extremism threaten people’s lives and security, their dignity, their rights to life, health and development. The fight against terrorism and extremism is a…


The Threat of Religious Radicalization in Austria

The following article is written by Madame Anat Hochberg-Marom*, Ph.D., a well-known expert on global terrorism & radicalization, Israel. In relation to the forum on 17. March, with unique insight and sharp analysis, she is offering the reader an important window into the subject of radicalisation and deradicalization.     The deadly attack in Vienna on November 2, 2020 has focused the attention of the Austrian government on the threat posed by terrorism. However, it is worth remembering that terrorism is the end result of a process of radicalization, which by itself is a highly prominent threat to the stability and security of societies and…


Forum Review on “Terror Attack, Security & Human Rights”

On March 17, 2021, SINOPRESS, together with Urban Forum, carried out an online forum concentrating on the topic of “Terror Attack, Security & Human Rights”. The honored panelists included Mag. Peter Florianschütz (Chairman of the Committee for European and International Affairs of the Vienna Municipal Council and State Parliament), Dr. Anat Hochberg-Marom (expert on global terrorism & radicalization, Israel), Dr. Georg Zanger (well-known lawyer in Vienna, President of ACBA), Prof. Franz Leidenmühler (Head of the Institute for European Law at the Johannes Kepler University Linz), Mag. Michael Weilguny (IT specialist/Manager, Vienna) and Dr. Franz Piribauer (public health expert, alma mater Harvard School…


The Upcoming Forum on “Terror Attack, Security & Human Rights”

After the terror attack on November 2, 2020 in Vienna, on top of the pandemic lockdown, the topic of security vs freedom cannot escape the public attention any more in Austria. In this context, SINOPRESS, together with Urban Forum, is initiating a forum intending to recall the very terror attack and to bring up the security issues of urban public spaces. The forum is also aiming to discuss such issues as the coordination of international legal instruments to prevent terrorist acts, the political challenges of cyber security, the social integration vs the religious freedom, the COVID-19 lockdown vs personal freedom,…


Special Edition: Art Songs and Classic Music Online Events 2021

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the diplomatic relationships between Austria and China, the Association of Euro-Chinese Educational Events and Golden July Music Festival Vienna have worked together to promote a series of performances as special online concerts starting March, 2021.  Following is the program of the concert on March 6., which took place in Franz Schubert Conservatory Concert Hall. More will follow up. The organizers are in the process of setting up a regular online platform to enable the audience to enjoy the unique performances in the long run.                                                                                  Program (20210306): Frühlingsglaube Text: Ludwig Uhland Music: Franz Schubert…


Happy New Year of the Ox

  Dear Readers, Happy New Year of the Ox! Enjoy the blessing Ox painted by the Chinese artist living in Austria, Ms ZHAO Yusheng! This year, the Chinese New Year, the so-called Spring Festival, began on February 12 , 2021 and will last until February 26, 2021 with the traditional Lantern Festival. After 2020, the Year of the Rat which was infested with the COVID-19 Pandemic, the whole world is looking forward to the better blessed year ahead. According to the Chinese Zodiac, the Year of the Ox is more of a lucky year for men and women born in the Year of the Ox, of the Snake, of the…


Message on the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust

The UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ Message on the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust on 27. January 2021 Today we honour the memory of the six million Jews and millions of others who were systematically murdered in the Holocaust by the Nazis and their collaborators. This year’s anniversary takes place under the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has revealed longstanding fractures and injustices in our societies and contributed to a resurgence in antisemitism and xenophobia. The Holocaust was the culmination of two millennia of discrimination, attacks, expulsions and periodic mass killings of Jews. It…


Hongai Institute, a Success Story of COVID-19 Treatment with TCM Methods

Since the beginning of 2020, COVID-19 crisis has generated immense medical, social and economic problems worldwide. The situation in Austria is no exception. Facing challenges, the Austrian government has henceforth ordered two hard lockdowns in order to bring the infection under control. Throughout this devastating period, an alternative treatment team based in Vienna is gaining more and more attention, campaigning all the way along with TCM methods for the COVID patients. Hongai Institute for traditional Chinese medicine and integrative preventive medicine, led by Dr. (TCM) LI Hongying, MPH, has been dedicating successfully to the COVID patients who are not hospitalized…


HIGHLIGHTS OF PASCO’S ONLINE-HELD ANNUAL MEETING THIS YEAR

On November 29, 2020, PASCO (Promotion Association for Scientific and Technical Cooperation between Austria and China) held its annual meeting per Zoom platform, abiding by the corresponding policies by the Austrian government due to the Covid-19 situation. Around 60 participants including the invited guests attended the online activity, enjoying the rich program highlighted by the expert lectures, this year unmistakeably on the topic of COVID-19. PASCO is a talent hub based in Vienna, Graz and Leoben in Austria, striving for bridging scientific and technical projects of mutual interest between Europe and China. It is well connected with other associations for…


Beethoven Forever —- “An die ferne Geliebte”

This year of 2020 was to commemorate Beethoven’s 250 birthday. The Vienna music world prepared numerous related music events/feasts without realizing them due to the rampant continuation of the Covid-19 pandemic. Yet two young men took a brave move to pay homage to the master despite of the glooming atmosphere around the famous Musikverein mansion. The evening of October 10th saw the highlight of an energetic and dedicating concert entitled “An die ferne Geliebte” (To the distant beloved, Op. 98). Amid the touching applause of the audience, Mr. Byron YUE and Mr. Di YANG bowed and smiled broadly, knowing that…