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The UN Secretary-General’s Remarks at Joint Press Conference in Austria

On 11, May, during his visit in Austria, the UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ made remarks at Joint Press Conference with the Austrian Federal Chancellor H.E. Karl Nehammer and the Foreign Minister H.E. Alexander Schallenberg: Chancellor Nehammer, ladies and gentlemen of the press, Minister Schallenberg, I want to begin by expressing my deep gratitude for your country’s generous support to the United Nations and unwavering commitment to multilateralism. This support and commitment are more critical today than ever. We face multiple and interlinked global crises, and a proliferation of conflicts – not least the Russian invasion of Ukraine which is a…


Genocide or Sinophobia? The Case of Xin-Jiang

Genocide or Sinophobia? The Case of Xin-Jiang By Prof Dr h.c Mehmet Şükrü Güzel A so-called Uyghur Tribunal was launched in 2020 in United Kingdom by Sir Geoffrey Nice­, the lead prosecutor for the International Criminal Tribunal that tried Slobodan Milošević’s war crimes in the former Yugoslavia based on the genocide allegations against Uyghur, Kazakh and other Muslim minorities in the Peoples Republic of China (PRC).  Sir Geoffrey Nice, on 9 December 2021 claimed to have found out a genocide. Reading the Tribunal’s so-called judgement, Sir Geoffrey said there was “no evidence of mass killings” in Xin-Jiang, but he said that…


UN Secretary-General Visiting Russia after Two Months’ War in Ukraine

Tomorrow, April 25th, the UN Secretary-General António Guterres will visit Moscow, Russian Federation, after two months of Russian’s military activities in Ukraine. Besides the plan of being received by President Vladimir Putin, Guterresshall have a working luncheon with the Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. Russia’s so-called “special military operation” in Ukraine started on 24 February. After failing to quickly take over Kyiv, its forces withdrew from around the capital and northern Ukraine, re-focusing a big offensive in eastern Ukraine. Rapid gains were made in the south by trying to create a land corridor with Transnistria, between Crimea and the areas held by Russian-backed…


Mr. KISZELLY on Hungary and Its Trial of Stability

On April 3, 2022, Viktor Orbán won a fourth successive term as Hungary’s prime minister. With nearly 86% of the vote counted on Sunday night, Fidesz was winning 135 seats in the 199-member parliament, crushing a six-party opposition who aimed at unseating Orbán with Márki-Zay as its designated PM candidate. Co-invited by SINOPRESS based in Vienna and Dr. FLAMM based in Budapest, Zoltán KISZELLY, Director of the Centre for Political Analyses of the Századvég Foundation, Budapest, joined the Zoom Conference on March 29, 2022 as a panelist and inspired the participants by elaborating the following questions.  SINOPRESS: What are the most…


Announcement of Online Forum on “Hungary and Its Trial of Stability”

  We are proud to announce the upcoming forum on Tuesday, March 29, 2022 on the topic of „ Hungary and Its Trial of Stability””, an event co-organized by Dr. Laszlo FLAMM and SINOPRESS. Dr. Laszlo Flamm is a Hungarian historian and foreign policy expert; SINOPRESS is an independent, non-profit and self-supportive media outlet based in Vienna dedicated to the free expression of cultural and social opinions east and west.   Venue: Zoom Conference Date: 29.03.2022 Time: 7.30pm-9pm Link: https://zoom.us/j/91545630721?pwd=VjRvN0dnQW5wdGxGOEl2YkN4TEdDZz09 Meeting ID: 915 4563 0721 Passcode: 397204   Moderator: David Kainrath, BSc, MSc   Agenda: As the 2022 parliamentary election…


Dr. László FLAMM: Hungary’s Struggle Against Foreign Influence – The Case of Open Society Foundations

Amidst the Ukraine crisis, Hungary is approaching the 2022 parliamentary election on 3rd April. Opinion polling has been carried out, reflecting a society of diversity and complexity. The following article by the Hungarian historian Dr.László Flamm offers the reader a perspective from a scholarly observation.     —Editor Hungary’s Struggle Against Foreign Influence – The Case of Open Society Foundations The Open Society Foundations (OSF) were established by George Soros, a Hungarian-born American investor. Soros has been a strong supporter for spreading his Western democratic ideals for more than 40 years. Today, OSF have branches in 37 countries and operate with…


Announcement of Online Forum on “Modern Warfare and Urban Security”

We are proud to announce the upcoming forum on Thursday, 17. March 2022 on the topic of „ Modern Warfare and Urban Security”, an event co-organized by URBAN FORUM and SINOPRESS. Date: 3.30-5pm, 17. March 2022   Venue: ZOOM Conference https://zoom.us/j/91443557466?pwd=RWhyN0RpRGo0VlBlenBpVmF0WlVCQT09 Meeting-ID: 914 4355 7466 Passcode: 290517   Organizers: Urban Forum SINOPRESS Moderator: MMag. Alice Schmatzberger   Agenda: In the wake of Russian military invasion of Ukraine, urban security becomes an imminent issue, especially in Europe. The complication of modern warfare with the possible cold, warm, or hybrid forms – even the use of energy weapons – requires the development…


UN Emergency Special Session on Ukraine – The Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ Remarks to the General Assembly

The fighting in Ukraine must stop. It is raging across the country, from air, land and sea.   It must stop now. Russian missile and air bombardments are pounding Ukrainian cities day and night.  The capital, Kyiv, is encircled from all sides. In the face of the continuing attacks, Kyiv’s three million residents are being forced to seek safety in their homes, improvised bomb shelters, and in the city’s subways.   The Ukrainian government has distributed a meaningful number of arms to the population with the stated objective to participate in the defense of the country. According to UNHCR, half…


Review of Online Forum on “Sports vs Politics”

On 3. February 2022, one day before the opening ceremony of the Beijing Winter Olympic Games, Austrian experts from sports, politics and culture gathered at the online forum co-organized by Urban Forum and SINOPRESS to discuss about the relationship between sports and politics in today’s world. The panelists include Dr. Peter Wittmann, Former State Secretary in the Federal Chancellery for Europe, Arts and Sport, Former President of the Austrian Federal Sports Organization as well as the Paralympics; Mr. Ernst Woller, Chairman of the Sports Committee of the City of Vienna for more than two decades, President of the Vienna State…


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…