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…


On Human Rights and Uyghur Issues

On 17, March 2021, Dr. Georg Zanger, well-known lawyer in Vienna and President of ACBA, participated in the forum on “Terror Attack, Security & Human Rights” as an honoured panelist. His views on the related issues are as always clear, poignant and eye-opening. Following are his answers to the questions asked to him during the forum. On Human rights: Since the 1990s, the global spread and intensification of terrorism and extremism has had devastating consequences. Terrorism and extremism threaten people’s lives and security, their dignity, their rights to life, health and development. The fight against terrorism and extremism is a…


The Threat of Religious Radicalization in Austria

The following article is written by Madame Anat Hochberg-Marom*, Ph.D., a well-known expert on global terrorism & radicalization, Israel. In relation to the forum on 17. March, with unique insight and sharp analysis, she is offering the reader an important window into the subject of radicalisation and deradicalization.     Speech by Dr. Anat Hochberg-Marom A short video clip is presented here, too. Enjoy!   The deadly attack in Vienna on November 2, 2020 has focused the attention of the Austrian government on the threat posed by terrorism. However, it is worth remembering that terrorism is the end result of a process of radicalization, which by itself is…


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…


The Upcoming Forum on “Terror Attack, Security & Human Rights”

After the terror attack on November 2, 2020 in Vienna, on top of the pandemic lockdown, the topic of security vs freedom cannot escape the public attention any more in Austria. In this context, SINOPRESS, together with Urban Forum, is initiating a forum intending to recall the very terror attack and to bring up the security issues of urban public spaces. The forum is also aiming to discuss such issues as the coordination of international legal instruments to prevent terrorist acts, the political challenges of cyber security, the social integration vs the religious freedom, the COVID-19 lockdown vs personal freedom,…


Special Edition: Art Songs and Classic Music Online Events 2021

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the diplomatic relationships between Austria and China, the Association of Euro-Chinese Educational Events and Golden July Music Festival Vienna have worked together to promote a series of performances as special online concerts starting March, 2021.  Following is the program of the concert on March 6., which took place in Franz Schubert Conservatory Concert Hall. More will follow up. The organizers are in the process of setting up a regular online platform to enable the audience to enjoy the unique performances in the long run.                                                                                  Program (20210306): Frühlingsglaube Text: Ludwig Uhland Music: Franz Schubert…


Happy New Year of the Ox

  Dear Readers, Happy New Year of the Ox! Enjoy the blessing Ox painted by the Chinese artist living in Austria, Ms ZHAO Yusheng! This year, the Chinese New Year, the so-called Spring Festival, began on February 12 , 2021 and will last until February 26, 2021 with the traditional Lantern Festival. After 2020, the Year of the Rat which was infested with the COVID-19 Pandemic, the whole world is looking forward to the better blessed year ahead. According to the Chinese Zodiac, the Year of the Ox is more of a lucky year for men and women born in the Year of the Ox, of the Snake, of the…


Message for the International Day of Women and Girls in Science

On 11. February 2021, the UN Secretary-General António Guterres sent an important message for the International Day of Women and Girls in Science: “Advancing gender equality in science and technology is essential for building a better future. We have seen this yet again in the fight against COVID-19. Women, who represent 70 per cent of all healthcare workers, have been among those most affected by the pandemic and among those leading the response to it. Gender inequalities have increased dramatically in the past year, as women bear the brunt of school closures and working from home. Many women scientists are facing…


Message on the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust

The UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ Message on the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust on 27. January 2021 Today we honour the memory of the six million Jews and millions of others who were systematically murdered in the Holocaust by the Nazis and their collaborators. This year’s anniversary takes place under the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has revealed longstanding fractures and injustices in our societies and contributed to a resurgence in antisemitism and xenophobia. The Holocaust was the culmination of two millennia of discrimination, attacks, expulsions and periodic mass killings of Jews. It…