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Delicatessen on the Tip of one’s Tongue – Pancake Roll with Spring Onion

A very distinctive local food, pancake is a treasured traditional staple dish for Linshu people in Shandong Province. There is a saying that the elders there are proud of: “Walking along the riverside with pancakes on your back, you are all set!” Going out of town for studying or traveling, Linshu people will always carry a pack of pancakes with them. Pancakes are delicious with a variety of spices and easy to store, too. One can enjoy the taste of hometown wherever he/she is. The process of making Linshu pancakes is quite minute and time-consuming. The ingredients must be soaked…


Online Forum: Data Transfer Decision between EU and US – Is European Data Sufficiently Protected this Time?

Urban Forum and SINOPRESS proudly announce the upcoming online forum on “Data Transfer Decision between EU and US”. An open, insightful, and rewarding discussion with expertise on the topic is guaranteed. Save the date!  Time: 7pm-8.30pm (CET), 07, November 2023 Venue: ZOOM Conference (Meeting ID: 868 3301 7086, Passcode: 074595) Moderator: Marie Grüner, Communication Advisor Agenda: On 10. July 2023, the European Commission adopted its adequacy decision for the EU-US Data Privacy Framework. Based on this decision, personal data can flow freely from the EU to companies in the United States that participate in the Data Privacy Framework. The adequacy decision followed…


The Proud Brand Value of “Mengyin Peach” at the Age of E-Commerce 

In recent years, a rural e-commerce industry system has been set up at Mengyin County in Linyi City, Shandong Province, China. The system, promoting the online sales of high-quality agricultural products in the difficult-to-be-reached Yimeng mountainous regions, is transforming the present agricultural mode and increasing farmers’ income, making them into agri-merchants.  In 2020, Ms Niu Qinghua registered on a short video platform using the username “Yimeng Niu Qinghua” and began to promote Mengyin peaches through live streaming. This method quickly gained popularity among consumers across the country. During the 2022 peach harvest season, Niu Qinghua sold over 70,000 orders of…


A Peaceful Day Amid the Unresting World – Austrian National Holiday 2023

Today is the Austrian National Holiday. The Armed Forces presented a selection of their emergency vehicles. Normal citizens have the chance of examining tanks such as the “Leopard II” main battle tank and the “Ulan” infantry tank. The “Husar” multi-purpose vehicle is also in display. This vehicle is used for transport, patrol, command and reconnaissance. Helicopters and fighter planes are landed at Heldenplatz, plus a full-size model of Eurofighter. Approximately 1,000 new Bundeswehr soldiers, including 20 women, marched in at 10:15 a.m. A Eurofighter flew overhead shortly afterwards. And the swearing-in ceremony began at 11 a.m. in the presence of…


Pingyi Sees A Seed Returning from Space Travel

In Pingyi County, Linyi City of Shandong Province, there is a town called Bianqiao. There, a big eye-catcher is the spectacular base for circular agriculture and industry: Yinhe Aerospace Demonstration Park. Established in March 2021, the park was jointly built by the National Aerospace Breeding Transformation Center and Lantian Agricultural Technology Co., Ltd.  The seeds returned from space are displayed in the green house, which look no different from ordinary seeds. In June 2021, they were selected and sent by Yinhe Aerospace Demonstration Park to be carried into space by the Shenzhou XII manned spacecraft, and successfully cultivated at the…


Linyi’s Folk Museum Tells Stories of Wood Culture

Linyi Tianze Wood Culture Museum, located in Lanshan District of Linyi City, Shandong Province, China, is a folk museum that showcases nearly 600 specimens of wood from 46 countries and regions. The museum exudes the fragrance of world wood culture and has been carefully curated to provide visitors with a truly immersive experience. In the museum, one can marvel at over a hundred species of ancient wood fossils dating back to billions of years ago with great scientific research value. The display includes the local fossils of ebony wood and silicified wood plus precious wood from other countries around the…


The Fascinating Art of Paper Cutting in Feixian County

As a traditional folk craft of the Han people, the paper cutting art has a long history and is still thriving today. The artform is not only considered as a gem of the Chinese folk art, but also a cherished treasure in the art collection worldwide.  Sun Xiaodong, a retired senior teacher from Feixian No.1 Middle School, is a representative figure of this heritage. He uses the images of plants and animals from real life for his art, creating vivid scenes by cutting paper. Depicting the local customs and traditions, he deepened the symbolic meanings by reflecting the human aspirations for a…


Chinese Dough Sculpture, a Three-Dimensional Painting

In ancient times, it was popular in China to make flour pastries for festival celebrations. The pastries were generally served as offerings for sacrifice services. This is the origin of dough sculptures.  The Yishui dough sculpture in Shandong Province is made of glutinous rice flour with different natural coloring materials . After being kneaded, rubbed, andlifted, it is cleverly cut, carved, and scratched with a small bamboo knife. The exquisite craftsmanship with vivid character forms and realistic landscape images earns it the title of “three-dimensional painting”. Other main materials for dough sculptures are iron wire, screws, refined flour, salt, preservatives, sesame oil and various pigments. The…


The Beauty of Boxwood Carving in Linyi

Wood carving tradition has a long history in China. As one of the four major wood types for carving, boxwood has been famous for wood carving in Linyi City of Shandong Province, China. Mr. Peng Xiangxue is a representative of that art from the city. Influenced by his father, Peng Xiangxue showed great interest in calligraphy and painting from a young age. Soon, the wood-root carving impressed him so much that he followed the profound impact to shape his future. Now he is a renowned artist on wood carving, being called “King of Cicadas”. Combining the different local characteristics and…


“Is There Something Wrong with the Earth?” — Chinese Painter Lu Zhide Back in Vienna

The Chinese painter Lu Zhide who had lived in Vienna for years before returning to his hometown Shanghai, came to Europe this fall with his paintings on the topic of environment. Touring through Switzerland, Germany, and Austria, he put his energy on awakening people’s awareness to care for the environment, our mother Earth. This September 25th, Mr. Lu released a new collection of environmental paintings in Shanghai entitled “Is There Something Wrong with the Earth?”. On October 7th, “Is There Something Wrong with the Earth?” was exhibited at the Cat Art Center in Como, Switzerland. Three days later, on October…