Interviews

“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…


Announcement of Online Forum on “Nobel Peace Prize and Peace-Making”

We are proud to announce the upcoming forum on Friday, 17. September, 2021 on the topic of „ Nobel Peace Prize and Peace-Making””, an event co-organized by URBAN FORUM and SINOPRESS.   Time: 3.30pm – 5.00pm CET Venue: Online Conference ZOOM Link: https://zoom.us/j/93279832199?pwd=Y1IwRVM2eFR5VXJ6WG85YUZOdUxrZz09 Meeting-ID: 932 7983 2199 Passcode: 631772   Agenda: Early this year, the Norwegian Nobel Committee stated that 329 candidates have been nominated for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize. Among the announced individuals and organizations are NATO, Alexei Navalny, Black Lives Matter, Martin Lee and Campaign to Stop Killer Robots, etc… The question is: What is the ultimate goal…


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…


What is Happening to Sinology?

What is happening to Chinese Studies in German-speaking countries nowadays? A sharp question raised by BACOPA publisher Mr. Fehlinger, has found profound answers by Prof. Kubin. Prof. Wolfgang Kubin, renowned scholar on sinology, was born in Celle, Germany in 1945. He has been working and teaching as Senior Professor since 2011, first in Beijing and now in Shantou. A prolific translator and writer of poetry, essays and stories, too, Prof. Kubin has won many awards in China and Germany. The video is in German language.            


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…


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…


BACOPA’s Video Presentation of Prof. Wolfgang Kubin

A series of recent short videos presented by the Austrian Book Publisher BACOPA offer the viewers great moments of the well-known German scholar as well as Chinese expert, Professor Wolfgang Kubin reading literary passages of his friends as well as his own works. Professor Kubin has always adopted a philosophical perspective to study Chinese literature and intellectual mentality, which draws curiosity and oddity in his own homeland. The interview with the publisher, Mr. Walter Fehlinger, opens the heart of the Professor as half an Austria, too. Enjoy!