Articles by Helen Chang

UN Secretary-General’s Message on 75th Anniversary of UN Charter

Today we face a global pandemic.   Worldwide, people rightly raise their voices against racism.   Confronting problems is a start. But we also have to solve them.   We have a timeless guide to tackle our shared challenges and fix the world’s fragilities.   That guide is the United Nations Charter.   The Charter was signed 75 years ago – and its principles ring just as true today.   Faith in fundamental human rights.   The equal rights of men and women.   The dignity and worth of every person.   International law and the peaceful settlement of disputes….


Governments and International Organizations Together to Address Economic Challenges and Sustainability Related to COVID-19

  Governments and international organizations come together to address economic challenges and sustainability High-level event on financing solutions related to COVID-19 NEW YORK, 28 May (UN Information Service) — United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau and the Prime Minister of Jamaica, Andrew Holness, will convene world leaders and international organizations today in a joint initiative to sharpen and accelerate our global response to the significant economic and human impacts of COVID-19, and advance concrete solutions to the development emergency. This pandemic requires a large-scale, coordinated, comprehensive multilateral response to support countries in need, enabling…


Will Europe Face Food-Shortages?

In the shadow of the COVID-19 lockdown, food issues have become a major concern of the international community. As of 19. April this year, more than a dozen countries in the world have imposed export restrictions on agricultural products, including Vietnam, Thailand, Kazakhstan, Russia, Ukraine and Turkey. The produces restricted or suspended include wheat, rice, eggs, potatoes, onions and buckwheat, etc.. Meanwhile, due to insufficient manpower and problems in the supply chain caused by the epidemic, agricultural products in many countries have been hampered in harvest or cannot be shipped out in a timely manner. Will the human world face…


The Awakening of Viennese Spring in the Eyes of YU Feng

The COVID-19 lockdown since mid-March has brought the artists in Vienna to a standstill. The galleries are closed. The exhibitions are cancelled. The get-together are postponed… While the existential question is being pushed more and more to the front desk, the artists rarely allow themselves to be let down by it. They are free in their own creative world. So is the Chinese painter Yu Feng who has spent the last 30 years in Vienna, considering this rich cultural capital as his true second home. The lockdown brought him to the more serious pondering of the relationship between human beings and…


The Language of Mud Sculpture by ZHANG Zhenfu

Mud sculpture, a unique art form in China, has found a new language with its subjects at the time of the rampant COVID-19. A well-known and multiple prize-winner sculptor from Henan Province, Mr. ZHANG Zhenfu, carved a series of figures among whom the “whistleblower” LI Wenliang, the doctor in Wuhan who died of the new coronavirus. While the pandemic is gradually coming under control, those key medical experts in China who have been working hard on finding out more truth bout COVID-19 have entered the sculpturor’s heart. One of them is Mr. ZHONG Nanshan. During the course of lockdown, thousands…


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…