Articles by Helen Chang

Review of Forum on “the Role of NGOs in the Course of Human Civilization”

On Wednesday, 30. June, 2021, 10 NGOs from Switzerland, Israel, Hungary and Austria respectively gathered together for an online forum on the topic of „The Role of NGOs in the Course of Human Civilization”, an event co-organized by URBAN FORUM and SINOPRESS, moderated by Ms MMag. Alice Schmatzberger from ChinaCultureDesk. Topics discussed during the forum included problems in protecting human rights under international humanitarian law, definition and realization of human rights, role of cultural differences in interpreting human rights, security and human rights, hegemonial power and double moral standard, and the role of NGOs in the future course of humanity,…


Forum on „The Role of NGOs in the Course of Human Civilization”

  We are proud to announce the upcoming forum on Wednesday, 30. June, 2021 focusing on the topic of „The Role of NGOs in the Course of Human Civilization”, an event co-organized by URBAN FORUM and SINOPRESS.   Time: 10am – 11.30am CET Venue: Online Conference ZOOM Link:  https://zoom.us/j/98457057125   Agenda: Surfing the internet these days, one can easily find innumerable amounts of NGOs dedicating to the course of human civilization, maintaining the decency of humanity, bringing to attention the forgotten parts of the world, fighting for human rights and offering a helping hand wherever necessary. As is justified, human…


Once upon a time in China

“Once upon a time in China”: memories from acquaintances and strangers, touching, dramatic, romantic and bizarre…     Dear reader, On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Austro-Chinese diplomatic relations 1971-2021, we’d like to recommend this fascinating new book by BACOPA to you with the original title of “Es war einmal in China”.   Words by Prof. Kaminski as Editor: It was the idea of ​​the publisher Walter Fehlinger to bring out an anthology on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Austrian-Chinese diplomatic relations. This is another step in a direction where Walter Fehlinger and his…


Forum Review on “Protection of Civilians amid Terrorism Prevention”

On 21. April, SINOPRESS held another online forum in cooperation with URBAN FORUM on the topic of “Protection of Civilians amid Terrorism Prevention”. The panelists include Mag. Marcus Schober (Austrian politician, Director of the Vienna Education Academy, Member of the Vienna State Parliament and City Council),   Prof. Dr. Georg Zanger (Well-known Austrian lawyer, President of ACBA),   Dr. Mag. Nicolas Stockhammer (Security Policy Analyst & Counterterrorism Researcher, Institute for Legal Philosophy, Vienna University)   and Mag. David Kainrath (Political scientist, Expert for the European affairs).   Mag. Bernhard Müller from URBAN FORUM   and Mag. Helena Chang from SINOPRESS…


Online Forum “Protection of Civilians amid Terrorism Prevention”

Dear Reader, After the first successful forum cooperation between SINOPRESS and URBAN FORUM in March on the topic of “Terror Attack, Security and Human Rights”, we are proud to announce our next forum on 21. April with the topic of “Protection of Civilians amid Terrorism Prevention”. The required ongoing anti-terrorist campaign worldwide is drawing more and more attention to the safety of the civilians in the conflicting countries or regions. The intricacy and delicacy amid terrorism prevention has been causing complications in protecting the rights and the safety of the innocent civilians. The COVID-19 pandemic is only adding insult to…


Video: Big Design of Hainan Free Trade Port

  The “Finanzen” platform in Austria published an article from SCIO concerning the press conference held on 12, April about the Hainan Free Trade Port (FTP). In this context, we’d like to share a short video with the reader about Hainan FTP here. The video talked about Hainan FTP’s system design and its concrete measures. For those who’d like to know more about this potentially huge open market, the video offers a good window into the garden of Hainan story. As is stated by the “Finanzen” reporting on the press conference, there has been an explosive growth in foreign investment over…


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.     Speech by Dr. Anat Hochberg-Marom A short video clip is presented here, too. Enjoy!   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…


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,…