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UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ Remarks on the Middle East Crisis

I have been closely following dramatic events in Israel and Gaza. I will never forget the images of the supercharged cycle of violence and horror.  I am in continuous contact with leaders in the region with an immediate focus on several key priorities. We must avoid spillover of the conflict.  I am concerned about the recent exchange of fire along the Blue Line and recent reported attacks from Southern Lebanon. I appeal to all parties – and those who have an influence over those parties — to avoid any further escalation and spillover.   I call for the immediate release of all Israeli hostages held in…


Nishan Forum,A Platform on Human Civilizations

Nishan Forum,a platform on World Civilizations, has been held for 9 years. This September from 26th to 28th, the 9th Nishan Forum took place in Qu Fu, Shandong province in China. Experts and scholars from around the world gathered here to explore the theme of “Common Values for Mankind & a Community with Shared Future for all Mankind”. The forum engaged in fruitful discussions and reached unanimous consensus. Jeffrey D. Sachs, renowned professor on economics, as well as Director of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, highly praised the Nishan Forum, stating that he deeply appreciates “Nishan Forum”, which allows…


The World is “On the Tide” – Book Presentation in Blauer Salon

On the crystal-clear autumn evening of 28. September 2023, the book presentation for “On the Tide” took place in the Blauer Salon, Palais Niederoesterreich at the heart of Vienna. Focusing on current issues, the book is composed of a collection of the transcripts of the online forums organized by Urban Forum and SINOPRESS in the past two-three years, enriched by a dozen essays by experts of related fields. The Salon was fully occupied by guests from academia, diplomacy, politics, business, art and culture. Dr.Bernhard Mueller, Secretary General of Urban Forum, gave the opening speech and welcomed all the honored guests….


Mid-Autumn Festival: 2023 Austrian Chinese Evening Gala Successfully Held in Vienna

2023 Austrian Chinese Evening Gala for celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival and the National Day was successfully held on September 27th. Co-organized by the Austrian Overseas Chinese Retirement Association and the Austrian Shaolin Cultural Center, the evening gala took place in the brand-new and well-equipped VHS auditorium located in the 22nd district of Vienna. The auditorium was decorated in a festive way around the time. At the main entrance, six red lanterns were hung up and attracted much admiration. More than 300 guests arrived for the performance, who were warmly received by Dr. Qian Faqiang and Dr. Chen Shangwei – respectively…


Lotus Root Reaps Harvest in Linyi, Shandong Province

Douling Village, located in Hedong District, Linyi City, is currently experiencing a lotus root harvest season. In recent years, Hedong District has been exploring the core value of its local characteristics and cultivating lotus flowers in a multi-dimensional manner. Established cooperatives include lotus root production, related tourism, and construction of lotus industrial chain, all bringing a revitalization of this rural area. Douling Village has the advantage of enjoying a unique clay soil which is rich in humus, providing the necessary conditions for lotus growth. This advantage helps cultivate lotus which is more than 30 years now. Over 10,000 mu of…


Eggshell Facial Masks Inject New Vitality into Chinese Traditional Opera

An ordinary plain eggshell, after a series of steps such as tracing, painting, and coloring, can make a big difference. Traditional opera figures like the red-faced Guan Yu (Avalokiteśvara), the black-faced Bao Zheng, and the green-faced Cheng Yaojin… each one appears to come to life, given new vitality by the eggshell. Ms Zhao Limei is the master behind the creation of these eggshell facial masks. Born in Fei County, Shandong’s Linyi City, she is now a representative inheritor of the city’s intangible cultural heritage. The eggshell opera facial masks of Fei County, with a history over 200 years, embody the cultural characteristics…


Note on EU-USA Data Transfer Decision on 10.July 2023

Information note on data transfers under the GDPR to the United States after the adoption of the adequacy decision on 10 July 2023 On 10 July 2023, the European Commission (‘the Commission’) adopted its Implementing Decision of 10.7.2023 pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the adequate level of protection of personal data under the EU-US Data Privacy Framework (‘the Adequacy Decision’), which contains in its annex the EU-US Data Privacy Framework (‘DPF’). By doing so, the Commission decided that the United States (‘the US’), for the purpose of Article 45 of Regulation…


The 70th Session of UN Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation

The United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR) just concluded its 70th session, with more than 150 scientists from 30 State Members of the Committee and 11 international organizations, which was held at the Vienna International Centre, Vienna, Austria from 19-23 June 2023. The Chair, Jing Chen (Canada) highlighted the significant progress made by the Committee since the 69th session, including the ongoing scientific work on second primary cancer after radiotherapy; public exposure to ionizing radiation; epidemiological studies of radiation and cancer; diseases of the circulatory system from radiation exposure and the launch of the new…


Invitation to the Open-Air “Human Rights Fair” in Vienna’s MuseumsQuartier

To mark the 30th anniversary of the Vienna World Conference on Human Rights, the Austrian Ministry for Foreign Affairs and the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights invite you to a series of events in Vienna’s MuseumsQuartier on 5 and 6 June. This series is open to visitors free of charge and without registration. In cooperation with the United Nations in Vienna, the open-air “Human Rights Fair” provides a space for interested visitors to find out about the human rights engagement of (inter)national organisations based in Vienna: How can crime and human trafficking be effectively tackled? How…


Austrian Politician Optimistic about Chinese Medicine Market

Austrian politician Dr. Peter Wittmann plans to establish a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) center to offer traditional Chinese medical therapies and herbal treatments to the Austrian public. Dr. Wittmann stated that TCM has a history of several thousand years and a rich theoretical system in China. By opening a TCM center, Austria can learn from the experience and wisdom of Chinese medical culture, and provide more economical, comprehensive, and diverse medical services for local people. In addition, with the global development and application of TCM, there will also be a wider market demand and commercial value for TCM in Austria….