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Announcement of Online Forum on “Sports vs Politics”

  We are proud to announce the upcoming forum on Thursday, 03. February 2022 on the topic of „ Sports vs Politics”, an event co-organized by URBAN FORUM and SINOPRESS. Date: 3.30-5pm, 03. February 2022   Venue: ZOOM Conference https://zoom.us/j/93704570665?pwd=S0NVYldncjdJSGlOOGxQQVJDTDFCQT09 Meeting-ID: 937 0457 0665 Passcode: 604727   Organizers: Urban Forum, SINOPRESS   Moderator: MMag. Alice Schmatzberger   Agenda: Against the polarizing backdrop of today’s geo-politics worldwide, the opening ceremony of the Beijing Winter Olympics is approaching, scheduled to be held on February 4th, 2022. Originated 3000 years ago in the ancient Greece, the principles of the Games are reshaped by…


The UN Secretary-General’s Message on the Beijing Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games

On 28, January 2022, the UN Secretary-General António Guterres sent a message calling for the observance of the Olympic truce for the Beijing Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games: In a few days, our human family will come together in Beijing for the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. The top athletes from around the world have a date with history, in a spirit of mutual understanding, hard work and fair play. This spirit inspires us all. The Olympic Truce calls on all parties to stop hostilities throughout the course of the games. With conflict spreading and tensions rising, this appeal represents…


Interview with Prof. Wolfgang Kubin, A Dialogue

On 18. January 2022, SINOPRESS held an interview with Prof. Wolfgang Kubin, one of today’s most influential Chinese experts. A scholar with more than 200 publications, Prof. Kubin defined himself first of all as a poet. In the interview, he talked about his time in Beijing, his memory of Vienna, Berlin, Bonn, and his longing for returning to Shantou University where he finds his happiness right now. The talk touched German philosophy, Western music and Chinese poetry, embracing the shared opinion in understanding the human nature and finding abode in transcending oneself. An inspiring journey into life and its enlightenment….


Beijing Winter Olympic Games 2022 Encountering Chinese Spring Festival

The 24th Winter Olympic Games will kick off in Beijing on February 4, 2022. The three competition areas of Beijing, Yanqing and Zhangjiakou have respectively completed their independent Olympic Villages, each with its own characteristics. Health issue is essential in the concept of the construction, which strives to make the athletes feel safe, at ease and comfortable. Being the “home” of the world’s top ice and snow athletes during the Winter Olympics, the three major Beijing competition regions have made full preparations for the food, clothing, housing and transportation in the Winter Olympic Villages. The “Winter Olympics Menu”, a diversity…



UN Secretary-General’s Message for the International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and the Prevention of this Crime

  On occasion of the International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and the Prevention of this Crime, 9. December 2021, UN Secretary-General António Guterres sent a message to the world: On this day, every year, we honour the memory of the victims of genocide and other atrocity crimes, and we rededicate ourselves to preventing these horrendous acts. The Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide has given us a better understanding of early warning signs and risk factors.  Yet, today, genocide remains a very real threat.  The international community…


An Ideal City for Entrepreneurship and Innovation: The 3rd “Universal Yinli” Conference was Held in Yinzhou, Ningbo

On October 28th, 2021, the third “Universal Yinli” Conference (“Globally Attractive Yinzhou”) was held in Yinzhou, Ningbo. The conference had a series of talent introduction and entrepreneurial innovation projects centering on the goal of building a high-level national talent and innovation area. Participants included Zhou Guozhi, academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences; Bi Siwen, academician of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences; Li Ping, chief internationalization chief of the Sixth Academy of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation; Chen Xinmin, chief researcher of the Ningbo Institute of Materials of the Chinese Academy of Sciences; as well as relevant political…


“Human Rights in Afghanistan” Organization Held its First Online Event

  On 20. October, the newly established organization “Human Rights in Afghanistan” with the objectives of knowing and investigating the human rights situation in Afghanistan, studying the causes and seeking solutions, informing and connecting with the Afghan population to learn about their situation, held their first online event. The event was attended by more than 70 participants around the world. The two-hour long discussion with five speakers followed by some questions of the listeners concentrated on such topic as the general situation of human rights today, political decisions and how they affect civilian populations, the military presence in Afghanistan in…


Message on the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

On 26 September 2021, the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, the UN Secretary-General António Guterres sent a message to the whole world: “From the very start, addressing the existential threat of nuclear weapons has been central to the work of the United Nations. In 1946, the very first General Assembly resolution sought “the elimination from national armaments of atomic weapons and of all other major weapons adaptable to mass destruction.” Seventy-six years later, we have yet to achieve that resolution’s goals. As we mark this International Day of the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, we face the…


The Legend and Poetry on the Moon Festival

Today (21. 09. 2021), a traditional festival is celebrated in China with the beautiful full moon in the sky and the delicious moon cakes in the hand. The festival is called the Mid-Autumn Festival (or Moon Festival), that falls on the 15th day of the eighth month according to the Chinese lunar calendar. A legend about the festival tells a story of a fairy maiden named Chang’e, who flew to the moon and lives hence there with a cute white rabbit. On the night of the Mid-Autumn Festival, family members would get together to enjoy the moon (which is supposed…