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Postby Zongxian » Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:10 pm

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DragonTech Releases FortRoyale Beta
18 April 4422
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Hoping to capitalize on the popularity of PACE's hit battle royale video game, Chicken Dinner, DragonTech Studios has released an open beta version of their own online competitive game. FortRoyale has emerged from DragonTech rather quickly following Chicken Dinner's release but this is in large part due to the game's dependence on pre-built assets and programming that existed for an unreleased project that was originally overseen by Lü Seojun, prior to his abduction by foreign agents. Lü, formerly a professional streamer and gamer, was instrumental in the creation of DragonTech and its related properties, especially its e-sports wing. From his own experiences prior to leading FangCaiRyeo Group, the original gaming project was envisioned as becoming the leading competitive game. Now, many decades later, it has been revived and revamped for current generation computers. However, FortRoyale remains a work-in-progress and through the free open beta DragonTech hopes to work towards creating the optimal final product that can go to full release by the middle of next year.

Chief Counselor Lü Emphasizes Commitment to Responsive Governance
22 April 4422
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Responding to criticism received from the emerging Sunrise Party, New Dawn's leadership has reiterated its commitment to an open and responsive government. Questioned by reporters, Chief Counselor Lü Jaewoo lit up and quickly took the opportunity to express his continued commitment to the OurYingdala Portal. "This portal we created, it is a living resource. The laws were passed to create it and establish the offices to oversee it but we continue to look at all the ways to improve it. And why? The entire purpose of OurYingdala to make the Indralan government more responsive to the people and to make it easier for the people to get a line to their representatives. This ambitious project has relied on the work of a lot of devoted people with backgrounds at Zhijia and TQ Electronics combined with the expertise of academics and public administrators. The notion that the government has somehow forgotten the people is simply false. We are leading the way in bringing Indrala a globally unique expansion of democratic access and, even in the absence of OurYingdala, our party and our partners have always sought to be responsible and responsive in representing this nation's citizens, whether they live in the high rises of Kaizhou or the villages of Anle."

Disgruntled & Dishonored, Dethroned Heir Vents from Dalibor
8 June 4422

The 21-year old son of the former FCR Group chairman Lü Daejung has emerged publically for the first time, angrily venting in an online video shaming his extended family for their “betrayal,” accusing them of “abandoning the family’s powerful legacy,” and “surrendering themselves to the Indralan king.” In the video, Ryeo Hajun, who makes a point to use his natively spelled name, goes on to assert that his family has thrown away its “greatest opportunity to expand influence.” He accuses Lü Yejun of having hijacked the family’s royal background, stealing the “rightful and direct” claims held by those descended from Ryeo Seojun, all while “deliberately destroying the family’s future prospects.” Hajun goes on to urge the newer generations of the Lü Clan to “recapture the spirit of their ancestors” and to join him in “bringing even greater power to their family.” Further, he calls upon the “exiles of the homeland” to “reignite their fighting spirit” and to bring about a “new Kyobando ideal, never surrendering their true identity.”

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Jiyu Takes Helm of Revived Yincheng Amusement Park Project
After sitting abandoned for a number of years, the plans for an amusement park in northern Yincheng have returned to life with newfound investment from the FCR Group. Not without controversy, Jiyu has taken a leading role in this revived project, although with close oversight from other executives closely connected to Chairman Fang. The project, deemed "grander" than the last, establishes three separate parks with a central commercial cluster of hotels and restaurants. Each park will have its own theme; one will be a water park and the other is building upon DragonTech properties, likely focusing on technology and/or science fiction. The third is rumored to be titled as JiyuWorld, though this is unconfirmed.

Zhijia Unleashes Delivery Drones
Zhijia City has become the testing ground for autonomous delivery drones, delivering small goods and even food. Developed by the technology company Zhijia, these drones are capable of transporting packages to designated locations at apartments and public spaces, at which point they are able to release the items to their recipient upon scanning of a mobile or printed receipt code. While currently limited to just Zhijia City and available only for certain products, the tests have so far been successful for the company. Testing is also being conducted, somewhat more extensively, on drone transportation between company facilities. On a smaller scale, Zhijia is also exploring the idea of autonomous vehicles that could deliver prepared food, such as pizza, directly to the street-side of a person's home. Tests on these vehicles are occasionally conducted under Zhijia observation in the central zone of the district, often with many interested onlookers taking pictures and video.
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Beat Brothers land in Indrala on last leg of Seleya tour
Tian'an, July 19, 4422

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Chen Zemin wins SDP leadership
17 April 4421 (OOC: POSTDATED)
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Chen Zemin, new leader of the Social Democratic Party pictured in a Kaizhou park.

TIAN'AN, Han: After an immensely successful national election for the SDP, in which the party gained 40 new seats in the Grand Assembly, members hit the polls once more to elect a new leader. This election has been a long time coming since Dr. Cheng Ah stepped down from the leadership.

The election pitted the party's interim leader: Chen Zemin and chancellor: Ngư Chiêu Minh against one another in what turned out to be a nearly razor thin victory for Chen. It is likely that the strong showing in last month's election, which featured Chen as the SDP's leader is what helped to push his vote into the victory, at 50.1%. Following up behind him was Ngư with 48.2% and Han Huang with .5% of the vote.

It is believed that Ngư will continue to lead the SDP from her current role as Chancellor, with the last election including a vote for the chancellorship.

Chen Zemin is rather young on the spectrum of Indralan politics, having risen to be interim leader at the age of 24, and winning a full election at 27. Prior to his tutelage under Dr. Cheng, Chen studied at Kaizhou National University's College of Law, from which he quickly moved into the political sphere.

Despite his glamorous university credentials, Chen was actually born to an impoverished Mundawan couple, labouring in the city's many factories. However, he was able persevere through the many hardships, even came to help support his family through various odd jobs, while still maintaining his commitment to his own education.
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24 August 4422
Chen Zemin attacks the Sunrise Party
The Party Leader spoke out against Indrala's newest party
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Chen speaking at an event at KNU

KAIZHOU, Jiaozhi Province: During a meet-up with students at Kaizhou National University, Chen's alma mater, the SDP leader was asked for his opinion of the recently founded Sunrise Party.

Chen's statements started of rather positively, which seemed to cause a bit of excitement and confusion in the crowd.

"I think that its great that a new politician has decided to make their way into the Indralan political scene," said Chen, "having new faces and ideas in government is always a plus. In fact, in most cases a new party in government only leads to Indrala's benefit, such as with our other newest party: the Taoists."

His rather vague compliment quickly turned aggressive though, as he began to reveal his true opinion of the party.

"However, I must say I am quite disappointed with the Sunrise Party's attack on the government in Indrala," he said, "I, for one, am very proud of what we've been able to accomplish since the fall of republican ideology in Indrala. Our current ability to work across the aisle with all parties, whether in coalition or not, is what has truly made Indrala into a special and beautifully functioning place."

When asked about claim by the Sunrise Party that Indrala was controlled by a 'conservative majority', Chen had a lot to say.

"I ask all Indralans, since when has the leading coalition been conservative? Since when has my party been conservative? Never I say! When have we been a threat to liberalism and progressivism as suggested by Li Peng? NEVER!" called out a riled up Chen, "We as a party, nay a government, have managed to stand for the rights of workers across Indrala, while still promoting policies of business growth and liberal thought. In fact, I would say that Li's party is the true threat to progressivism in Indrala. I mean, just look at their track record over the past few months. They claim to uphold our values, yet bash us for them, when they are the ones who have supported the limiting of personal freedoms. Furthermore, I ask how does privatising everything without regulation help the common Indralan worker? It doesn't! All I see from Li is lies!"

After his speech about the Sunrise Party, Chen continued to answer questions from the students, all of which he was reported as calling a brilliant crop of students from the best university Indrala has to offer.
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17 September 4422
Tiankong Group announces they will begin manufacturing planes
A manufacturing complex has been constructed in Mundawan
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Inside look at Tiankong's new manufacturing plant in Mundawan

NATIONWIDE: Over the past year, a mysterious construction project had begun and finished in Mundawan's sprawling industrial district, a project when according to many locals, seemed to take up the spot where many a factory had once stood.

Today, Tiankong Group's Ren Xuefeng has announced that the construction is actually on a piece of land that was purchased by the growing caizu over 4 years ago when they first began construction of Sky City: Mundawan. The site will be home to a new plane manufacturing plant for the group, which will allow them to cut out the middle man, making them basically the sole producers and users of planes in the State of Indrala.

Ren did however say that the group would continue to work for the local population, like with their other projects.

"The Tiankong Group has not forgotten our initiative to help the people around our company," said Ren, "the local community is, and always will be the backbone of our company. And in following with these ideals, we've decided to rig up the manufacturing site with some cool bonuses for our workers and their families."

The site will not only be home to three large factories, which will be run on green technology, but will also include a central park and community space breaking up the buildings. Along with this, the company announced that affordable housing for workers was in the midst of construction, and slated to finish before the end of the year.
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Re: Indralan Consortium of Journalists

Postby SunriseOverIndrala » Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:50 am

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20 September 4422
Fang Lin Elected Sunrise Party President
Renowned human rights lawyer and Activist believes it is time to hold the present government to account
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Li Peng and Fang Lin minutes after her election win

TAIXI, Anle Province: Human Rights lawyer Fang Lin has been elected President of the Sunrise Party after an action packed election which led to her winning a landslide victory against her electoral rivals.

Fang Lin grew up near Lanbao, Min province, to a poor peasant family. But through her parents hard work and her own perseverance she was able to push above her class and go to university to study law, before becoming a human rights attorney, working on several high profile cases both at home and abroad.

Fang Lin has now pledged to enter politics and put the coalition government on trial, "The present government's obvious corruption is testament to the flaws within present political and economic culture. I am thoroughly committed to ensuring the betterment of democracy in Indrala and I believe that the Sunrise Party is the best party for the job".

Party leader Li Peng congratulated her, proclaiming her to be, "a prestigious and highly formidable human rights lawyer who has seen in our party a cause worth fighting for".

"Her election to this new post of Party President is a perfect demonstration of our objective to increase freedom and economic prosperity to Indrala. I could not be more happy to begin working with her to bring about the change which both we and the people of this land want to see".

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Li Peng Fires Back At SDP Leader Zemin
Says his politics represents the worst the current political culture has to offer, but welcomes criticism
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During a press conference following the election of Party President Lin, Party Leader Li Peng of the Sunrise Party fired back at the newly elected leader of the Social Democrats Chen Zemin.

He said, " I first want to congratulate Chen on his recent election win. He seems to be skilled professional politician with a talent for rhetoric, and to get to where he is as such a young age is a great achievement."

"I would also like to thank him for his comments concerning my party and especially concerning me. It has been a long time since I have seen any criticism or debate between parties on the right and left of the Indralan political sphere and it is highly refreshing to hear such statements".

"However concerning the comments that he made, it is undeniable that he is wrong in this. He states that we call his government conservative while ourselves limiting social freedoms. I don't regard eliminating state involvement on an issue such as adultery as an affront to freedom. Indeed it is the very opposite. It is by the elimination of regulation when no regulation is necessary that real freedom is attained. Ending government involvement in the personal matter of adultery isn't oppressive, it is liberating."

"Concerning his claims that his party defends workers rights and freedoms, he seems to ignore the politicians he is in bed with, and although his aims are admirable, they really are, in practice he might as well be a member of the Lü Clan himself. It is through opposition to the corporate elite that they are defeated, and it is through submission and incorporation into their governments that the Social Democrats are disarmed."

"Luckily the Sunrise Party, who Chen paradoxically calls the "progressive's" biggest threat, would never bow down to these noble and corporate oligarchs, as the Social Democrats have and continue to do under Zemin. Indrala deserves and demands change in this regard and whether the traditional left is with us or against us is up to them. "
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Postby Wu Han » Sun Jul 15, 2018 1:41 am

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Lotus Party Leader disappointed by "chirping politicians"
24 September 4422
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Li distributes used books at an event alongside "Literacy Indrala" volunteers

DONGJING, Anle: On a campaign trek through rural Anle, Lotus Party Leader Li "the Poet" Jinyu made an appearance volunteering with "Literacy Indrala" in suburban Dongjing, Anle. After personally greeting and talking with pedestrians and constituents, Li Jinyu addressed a small crowd, consistently coming back to the importance of unity and civility.

"It is disappointing to see how many politicians as of late have been resorting to chirping and levelling petty attacks," Li Jinyu said. "My job, as an Assemblyman and as leader of this party, is to move past that and deliver real change for the people of this country."

Li Jinyu briefly discussed the emergent Sunrise Party in his comments, raising disappointment with the "hyper-partisanship" that Li Jinyu says the party seeks to create.

"As politics in this country evolves past the vitriolic era of the republican/monarchist divide, it is disappointing that Mr. Li Peng is eager to expand on divisions rather than what unifies us," Li Jinyu said. The Lotus Party leader also criticized comments from the Sunrise Party's leadership regarding the lineage of the Chief Counselor.

"Do we not live in a meritocratic society?" Li asked. "Rather than criticize our Chief Counselor on his birth relations, why not focus on policy? The people of Indrala selected Duke Lü as Chief Counselor in a free and democratic election. If Mr. Li Peng wants to be promoted to that job, he should put in the work, not attack people and their families."

Despite his disagreements with recent rhetoric from the Sunrise Party, Li Jinyu said that he hopes to work with the Party in areas of mutual agreement. At present, the parties have a 78% similar voting rate.

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VOICES: "Beatmania not infectious in Indrala"
30 July 4422 (OOC: Postdated)
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Beat Brothers' concert in Tian'an

The following is an opinion piece submitted by Ms. Zhu Xudan, Director of Overseas Operations for YM Entertainment:

Kalistan, which had long been considered the "Most Musical Nation" on the planet, faced a period of decline through which Indralan pop music and culture was able to spread across Seleya. Now with a resurgent Kalistani music industry, and an emerging Valruzian industry as well, many Seleyan commentators have suggested that Indrala's distinct hegemony on entertainment as under threat.

Much can be said of the rise of pop-rock sensations the Beat Brothers. Perhaps what is quite notable is that many of the articles published on the band in their native Valruzia references YingPop and it's pervasive nature across Seleya and around the world. "Could the time finally be right for the Beat Brothers to knock YingPop off it's perch?" asks one article. "...can the rock n' roll band rival the success of YingPop?" asks another. With all this speculation, it appears that the band felt it was time to find out.

Last week, to great fanfare, the Beat Brothers arrived in Tian'an. The four-man group toured around our capital, exhibiting respect for our cultural sites and traditions. They were also followed by notable numbers of fanatic fans, such that their first three shows were sold out in Tian'an. However, despite the bluster of their lead singer Hanuszek Leminski published in Wewnątrz Nowogard, the turnout was nowhere near the size of the crowds seen in Mordusia, Kanjor, Kalistan or any other spot on the Seleyan tour. About 26,000 people saw the band perform in Indrala overall. The concerts were not broadcast domestically.

Indrala-chapter President of the Beat Brothers Fan Club, Yumana Takagi, understood that the band might not strike the right cord for "mainstream type" Indralans.

"While we will certainly go down and support our boys, many mainstreamers won't," Takagi wrote in a blog post. "We have to be twice as enthusiastic at the concert so [the band] don't end [the tour] on a low note!"

Takagi continued to explain that though the Beat Brothers "produce profoundly creative, fresh and unique music," their "unpolished nature, musical style, immodest personalities and subtle stage performance," doesn't suit what most people in Indrala expect to see from performers. Indeed, while the remarkably successful lead single from the Beat Brothers second album, Introducing... The Beat Brothers, reached the top of the charts in Valruzia, Kalistan and many other Seleyan nations, the song peaked at 14 on the WEILAI Music Chart Top 40 before summarily sliding off.

"What kind of boy group cannot dance?" wrote one Indralan netizen. "I can see why foreigners might like this... but [they] don't interest me," said another. While the Beat Brothers are certainly gifted musicians, they simply don't align with Indrala entertainment industry standards. In Indrala, for many years, people have grown to expect performers to be gifted singers, dancers, musicians and actors in addition to having bright, clean and fun personalities. The Beat Brothers, who routinely speak about their own celebrity in less-than-modest terms, don't exactly match these guidelines. Though the Beat Brothers, in many respects, have been able to subvert and reinvent cultural norms across the continent, perhaps a nation which deeply values propriety can't be so changed.
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Re: Indralan Consortium of Journalists

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Zifada Museum Opens Inaugural Exhibit
28 November 4423
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The institutional museum of the Zhijia Institute for Fashion, Artistic Design, and Architecture has officially opened its inaugural exhibit, featuring some of the best artistic works of Jiyu and a number of outstanding Zifada students. The free exhibit is open to the public although attendees are welcome to offer donations to support scholarships for future Zifada students and their projects. Jiyu's central installation in the Zifada Museum is a surreal and abstract construct of many shapes, designs, and colors combined with extensive use of mirrors to create an infinite appearance for the exhibit. This greatly expands upon Jiyu's long standing artistic style and for the first time presents it in its most grand scale.

With the opening day featuring appearances by the Chief Counselor Lü Jaewoo and Kaizhou Mayor Lü Yeongja, the museum has continued to draw large crowds in the days since its unveiling. Promotional banners have lined the streets of Zhijia City and throughout Kaizhou temporary sculptures have appeared in strategic areas, all with connection to the larger campaign to build interest in Zifada and its new museum.

Luk Kwong Yi Founds Agrarian Alliance
30 November 4423
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Beyond his duties as the Minister of Food & Agriculture, Luk Kwong Yi has committed his public service to the protection of Indrala's rural communities and the interests of small businesses as they compete against the caizu hegemony. Selected to lead the national office for agriculture, New Dawn made a conscious choice to elevate a proponent for such groups, despite New Dawn's general orientation towards urban centres and big business. Luk, having gained media attention in his protests against TQ Group's Marina City, had roots as a horticulturalist in Jugang before meeting and eventually marrying the daughter of artist Jiyu. However, before he ever gained his post-Marina City prominence, Luk was one of the many New Dawn supporters that advocated for the party's shift towards regionalism on issues like agriculture and ecology. Furthermore, especially since having taken on a larger role in both the party and the nation, Luk has pushed for more attention to be given to Indrala's rural regions and to provide them just as much attention in all the talk of innovation and future growth.

Now, seeking to give members of the rural communities a more direct forum to communicate their interests, Luk has founded the National Agrarian Federation (NAF) to represent their interests and to advocate for a future that safeguards farmers, fisherman, and other village-based economic workers even as science and technology continues to rapidly progress. The NAF seeks to pave the way for the often urban-centric technological advancements to also have positive outcomes for rural areas and it stands for upholding rural job security through adapted technologies and worker development targeted at negatively effected employment sectors. Nonetheless, the NAF strives to uphold some of the old-fashioned community of the villages and it takes a strong stance against large-scale urban development projects.

Ryeo Hajun Asserts Family Claims
30 November 4423

Grandson of disgraced FCR Group Chairman Lü Seongmin, Ryeo Hajun has officially laid out his claims to the House of Ryeo and, by extension, the Lü Clan. While he is the most senior direct male descendant of the last emperor, it has been generally accepted that the family's continued claims associated with the former monarchy are held through the descendants of Lü Yejun. However, this hasn't been without any dispute the more hardline Ryeo loyalist circles that still exist have sought to rally around a native-born family member descended from the last emperor of the first empire. Certainly Ryeo Hajun has sought to appeal to these hardliners as he turns against the liberalized and "Indrala-cized" members of the Lü Clan. In asserting his right to the claims of the House of Ryeo, Hajun has also revived an old vision for pan-Dovanian unity, advocating for the major nations to be brought under one banner. Hajun made it entirely clear in his statement that that banner would be that of his own envisioned empire. These assertions coming from Hajun in Dalibor, the Lü Clan has offered no response and will likely continue to have no response to the fallen caizu heir.
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