Indralan Consortium of Journalists

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Postby lihokan2 » Wed Jul 04, 2018 5:23 am

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PAP Announces New Enterprise
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As part of the effort to rescue the PAP, leader Li Yixin has announced the creation of the party's new Investment and Enterprise wing, the PACE People's Action for Commerce and Entrepreneurship. The company will focus on Venture Capital and Startups across Indrala and invest in the talents of Indrala through involvement in the education sector.

To kick off the new enterprise, PACE has created an 'Innovation Lab Space' in Tian'an and Mazhou, and started work on a new private university in isolated Guozhou. The Guozhou Institute of Technology (GIT) will provide courses on robotics, Artificial Intelligence and medical sciences, generating talents in technology for Indrala's underprivileged regions.

While the company is funded partly by the PAP and members, most funds came from Li Yixin, and mainly his father's Tian'an News Network (TNN). However, exact amounts of funding and stock arrangements have not been disclosed to the public, despite press demands.

While the PACE is only in its starting phase, its future expansions into the already well-established Tech and Education sectors will surely be interesting to see.


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Re: Indralan Consortium of Journalists

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The Zhijia Star is a regional weekly newspaper in Jiaozhi. Subsidiary of the FangCaiRyeo Group.

BREAKING: Jiyu Missing
1 September 4418
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Last seen leaving her Zhijia City Mansion in the late afternoon yesterday, Jiyu was on her way to visit the Chief Counselor Lü Jaewoo in Tian'an. CCTV in Yincheng captured Jiyu's vehicle traveling southbound through the city but beyond that there are currently no leads on Jiyu's location. Jiyu's daughter Ae-cha and her husband, the newly appointed Minister of Food & Agriculture Luk Kwang Yi, have gone to Yincheng in search of leads on Jiyu's location and to work with police to find their mother. Chief Counselor Lü has expressed his worries about his cousin and stated that he will do all he can to support the search for Jiyu. It is expected that today the Chief Counselor will travel to Mazhou, the next major city after Yincheng, to meet with local law enforcement agencies.
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Re: Indralan Consortium of Journalists

Postby Zongxian » Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:03 pm

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The Zhijia Star is a regional weekly newspaper in Jiaozhi. Subsidiary of the FangCaiRyeo Group.

DEVELOPING: FCR LÜS INDICTED FOLLOWING KAIZHOU KANPA BUST
10 September 4418
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Police escorting an unidentified person from FCR headquarters

While investigating an alleged triad operation as part of Mayor Lü Yeongja's anti-gang campaign, police obtained major information on three separate matters. The first was detailed intelligence on the location of kanpa businesses, including a potential ringleader of the southern Kaizhou gang. Second, it was found that Jiyu was the figure behind the failed Yincheng amusement park, something from which she amassed an enormous debt. Lastly, it was discovered that Jiyu held important information relevant to the ongoing Yingweibo investigation and, in a final meeting with an undisclosed person, she shared her intention to hand off her knowledge directly to Chief Counselor Lü Jaewoo.

Following this intel, police raided a kanpa-owned bar in central Kaizhou and arrested eight people accused of being involved in organized criminal activity. As this raid occurred, heavily armed police arrived at a port yard warehouse along the Fehua Bay. After a brief shootout between kanpa members and the police, the warehouse was secured with ten arrested and two kanpa killed. Police reveal that the warehouse was being used to import black market goods, including drugs, counterfeit electronics, and illegal Dranian goods.

Back at the central Kaizhou bar, two hard drives were obtained containing video files that matched those images used by the Yingweibo bots in the pre-election attacks against Lü Jaewoo. File dates on the videos have lined up with financial transactions between a kanpa front company and an offshore fund which, according to intel obtained from the investigator’s undisclosed source, is allegedly linked to the Chairman of the FangCaiRyeo Group, Lü Seongmin. Coupled with incoming information in confidential investigation, law enforcement have acted on this evidence and the court has chosen to indict Lü Seongmin and Lü Daejung for the Yingweibo bots, libel against the New Dawn leader, and attempted election tampering. Beyond just these charges, police have revealed that other incidents are still being looked into and that more might become public in the coming days.

Meanwhile, as the FCR Group already takes a hit on the stock market, an emergency meeting has been called by the Fang and Cai families to discuss the removal of Lü Daejung as the caizu’s chairman. Within the hour it is expected that a vote will officially remove Lü and, as the situation with the FCR father and son continues, it is viewed as likely that Lü Ae-cha may find herself as the leading Lü shareholder in the FCR Group. Those associated with the FCR Chairman have refused to speak with the media and his wife and 17-year old only son have reportedly departed on a sudden trip to Dalibor.

Jiyu Found in Rural Mountain Village
11 September 4418
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After missing for a full week, law enforcement finally made contact with Jiyu in a rural mountain village on September 7th. Jiyu, visibly recovering from injuries, has stated that she came under attack south of Yincheng at a rest stop, where “men in suits” claiming to be national police attempted to force her into a vehicle. She managed to elude the suspicious group and fled in own car, continuing southward towards Mazhou. Still pursued by the attempted kidnappers, Jiyu found herself off the highway and on a windy mountain road. At this point, Jiyu states that the other vehicle violently forced her off the road, sending her down the mountainside. Assuming her demise, the pursuers broke off their chase and Jiyu was left, her car lodged against a rock which kept it from tumbling fully down the mountain.

A farmer and his son, passing by in a tractor, noticed smoke from the edge of the road and discovered Jiyu still in her car. Extracting Jiyu from her car, she was taken to the village and tended to by the local doctor. Contact was eventually made with Mazhou police and the Lü Family was informed of Jiyu’s stable condition. She has since been transferred to Kaizhou to continue recovery. Speaking to the media, Lü Ae-cha shared that her mother told her that she was headed to Tian’an to inform the Chief Counselor of what the FCR Chairman’s role in the pre-election misinformation campaign. She went on to say that her mother had grown tired of the increasing threats made against her by “hired goons” and that she had “plenty of contacts” to bring the forces of evil tumbling down.”
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Re: Indralan Consortium of Journalists

Postby Zongxian » Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:52 pm

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Lü Seongmin Dead at 83
27 October 4418

NATIONWIDE NEWS: Suffering from an apparent heart attack, former chairman of the FangCaiRyeo Group, Lü Seongmin has died at the age of 83. The former caizu leader was in the midst of indictment for alleged election tampering targeting New Dawn and was potentially facing even more charges pending ongoing police investigations. Lü's son, Daejung, is also in police holding while other members of the direct family are in Dalibor.
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Re: Indralan Consortium of Journalists

Postby Wu Han » Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:20 am

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12 September 4417
Tang Sulun discusses current events in WEILEI livestream Q&A
The Vice-Chairwoman of TQ Group has made a name for herself amid hot competition between TQ and FCR
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KAIZHOU, Jiaozhi Province: In the first of a few scheduled WEILEI video livestreams, TQ Group Vice-Chairwoman Tang Sulun fielded questions from students and young people across the nation. Tang refers to the livestream as a "shareholders' meeting."

"We're all shareholders in Indrala's future," Tang said when announcing the livestream schedule last month. "It is my sincere hope that through these shareholder meetings I will be able, in my own small way, to encourage the entrepreneurial spirit of our young people."

Inevitably, Tang was asked about the myriad of scandals plaguing the Lü Clan, which controls TQ Group's primary competitor, the FCR Group.

"Of course, it's very troubling news," Tang said with a sullen expression. "It goes to show that when a group of people get desperate and resort to dubious methods, nothing good can come from it. I do hope that Jiyu and her family are able to find peace as soon as possible. Let's not forget that our Chief Counselor is a member of this family. We must all pray that he's able to remain focused on his job with all this buzzing around. If not, he must have the courage to take time for himself."

Her seemingly vague call for the resignation of Lü Jaewoo spawned further questions, which she used to clarify her statement.

"Of course, if Jaewoo is able to do his job, he should stay. Of course! I'm simply stating that should he be unable to focus all of his attention on the job he was elected to do, he should consider stepping down, at least temporarily. I have faith that he will be able to complete his mandate, but that decision rests with him."

Further, Tang commended the government for reversing many of the "anti-growth" policies undertaken by the republican coalition and credited the majority government with "encouraging investor confidence."

"We know that when the pro-democratic coalition is in power, Indrala's economy does better. That's just the facts. Economic activity is up 320% from the last administration! People are building again, and that's no doubt due to the stability that has come from throwing the old government to the curb. Nothing kills a competitive economy like a communist!"

A large portion of Tang's two-hour video livestream was devoted to explaining business management concepts and economic theory and helping post-secondary students with their homework. During the livestream, 20-year-old Dongjing University business student Fang Yuting impressed Tang with her depth of knowledge and quick wit.

"Would you like to come learn with me?" Tang asked the student. "How about you come to Kaizhou and work for me?"

The student, shocked and emotional, responded enthusiastically. Tang promised to speak with her after the livestream and "set her up" with an airline ticket.

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1 March 4418 (OOC: POSTDATED)
JBC's "Create 108" finale garners more votes than 4417 General Election
61 million votes were cast to form "global girl group" U&I
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New girl-group "U&I" at a press availability following the "Create 108" finale

NATIONWIDE: Over the course of five months, Indralans have tuned into JBC's "Create 108" in droves to watch as 108 young women compete to ultimately form what the show's producer has called "the premier global girl group." Last night, 54.4% of the national viewership watched as the final twenty-two girls were cut down to the nine who would form the group. This is the largest viewership on record for a reality TV show in Indrala.

The show received 61,109,810 votes on its final episode, which is nearly 28 million more votes than were cast in the last general election. Each voter is permitted 9 votes, meaning that around 6.8 million Indralans voted for contestants on the show. As well as voting for the group's member composition, viewers also selected the group's concept, debut single, and group name. Today, it was announced at a press availability that the group would promote under the name "U&I"

"Our members have had a strong connection with our fans since our journey on Create 108 began," U&I Leader Kyoko Hitomi said. "The name U&I refers to this relationship, and conveys our desire to remember what we stand on the stage for."

U&I is currently scheduled to undertake a nationwide tour, followed by stops in Valruzia, Lourenne, Hulstria and Gao-Soto, as well as Kazulia

U&I is composed of:
Kyoko Hitomi, Leader
↳ Crownlander of Kunihito descent(24)
Chen Bingbing
↳ Indralan (17)
Li Zhenying
↳ Indralan (19)
Park Bo-young
↳ Indralan of Kyo descent (20)
Sui Yifen
↳ Indralan (18)
Suzy Li
↳ Lourennian of Indralan descent (20)
Choi Ji-hyun
↳ Indralan of Kyo descent (21)
Sun Zhenni
↳ Indralan (20)
Nagano Serika
↳ Kazulian of Kunihito descent (20)

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Postby Wu Han » Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:14 pm

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THE EMPEROR IS DEAD; LONG LIVE THE EMPEROR!
8 March 4419

NATIONWIDE NEWS: The Imperial Household Agency has announced the passing of the Tianshun Emperor at the age of 104. His eldest son, Prince Yinju (77), has offered sacrifices at the Altar of Heaven, has been coronated at the Hall of Supreme Harmony, and has had his accession edict read from the Gate of Heavenly Peace. Accordingly, the Crown Prince has accended to the Dragon Throne, and has declared his rule the Jianwen (undiscriminating and civil) Era, formally ending his father's era, the Tianshun (obedience to Heaven) Era.
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The Zhijia Star is a regional weekly newspaper in Jiaozhi. Subsidiary of the FangCaiRyeo Group.

Chief Counselor Lü’s Digital Democracy Project Becomes Law
12 December 4420 *Backdated*
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After years of exploratory projects in Jugang and Kaizhou, the Chief Counselor’s digital democracy project has officially transformed into national policy with the implementation of the OurYingdala Act. Building on the success of the regional Jiaozhi initiative, the act creates a national online portal that is connected to citizen’s identity card. The portal provides basic services, such as weather and contact information for politicians, but it also goes much further, enabling citizens to do things like manage their healthcare insurance or view taxation data. The usefulness of the portal doesn’t stop there as the centerpiece of the project is its enabling of internet voting. Linked with the Indralan Electoral Commission, the voting feature, also linked to national identity cards, allows for citizens to vote from anywhere. Chief Counselor Lü has expressed great excitement for the nationalization of the digital democracy project and he hopes to find even more ways to expand upon the capabilities of the OurYingdala Portal to give citizens a direct link to government services and their political representatives.

Art & Design College Opens in Zhijia City
1 April 4421
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Under the guidance of the Zhijia City Central Committee and with significant philosophical and monetary support from Jiyu, the Kaizhou district is opening its first institution of higher education. Referred to simply as Zifada, the Zhijia Institute for Fashion, Artistic Design, and Architecture will offer programs specializing in areas of fine arts, fashion-related business and marketing, interior design, graphic communications, and urban design.

FCR Group Still in Recovery from Scandal
8 April 4421

The FangCaiRyeo Group is continuing to grapple with the aftermath of the scandal that brought down the caizu's previous leadership. In the time since the department of the FCR's Lü duo, Seongmin and Daejung, the company has been in a slow recovery under Chairman Fang Yazhu and it has been carefully managing with public relations, avoiding matter related to the now prosecuted past leadership. Effectively cut from the caizu entirely, Seongmin and Daejung were both found guilty for attempted election tampering, having illegal business transactions with the kanpa, and for conspiracy related to the attempted murder of Jiyu.

Ironically, as the FCR's past leadership made desperate attempts to silence Jiyu's impact on the public image of both the FCR Group and the Lü Clan, instead Jiyu has only found elevated status out of these events of the past few years. She has grown in popularity from her publicized eccentricity and dramatic life events and, much to the open disgust of her imprisoned brother, she has won control of the Lü shares of the FCR Group. Jiyu is believed to have started participating in some of the FCR Group's highest level management meetings and she has not been entirely subtle in expressing her desire to use FCR as a means for rapid expansion of her privately-owned House of Jiyu. Apparently Jiyu has also been pressing the FCR executives to bring new life to the debt-ridden abandoned amusement park in southern Jiaozhi.
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Re: Indralan Consortium of Journalists

Postby Wu Han » Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:43 pm

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The Market is a nationally-published daily economic newspaper centred in Tian'an. While the paper remains generally non-partisan, critics have observed a tendency for the paper to publish articles which generally support classically liberal economic policies and the established economic order of Indrala.
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FM Pan Huanyu: Seleyan Union is "a dead-man walking."
19 April 4419 (OOC: Postdated)
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TIAN'AN, Han Province: Following a short but productive meeting with Valruzian Foreign Minister Igor Pilarczyk, the Seleyan Union is "a dead-man walking" according to Foreign Minister Pan Huanyu. Speaking to a gathering of international journalists, Dr. Pan shared some details of the Summit, which was originally planned to encourage Indralan membership in the Seleyan Union.

"We came to an informal agreement that the Seleyan Union is unable to change and will forever remain a fossil of what it could have been," said Dr. Pan. "It has been shedding members for years now over it's inability to evolve. Kalistan is the most recent example of a nation unwilling to endorse Article 5 of the SU Agreement, and thus unwilling to participate in the Seleyan Union project."

FM Pan said of his meeting with his Valruzian counterpart, however, that "there is great optimism for the future."

"In looking how to best encourage cultural and economic exchange across Seleya, Mr. Pilarczyk and I came to an agreement that there must be a new and innovative institution which will not fall to stagnancy. Various conversations will occur in the coming months and potentially years between our two nations and any other shareholding nation on how best to move forward. The Seleyan Union is imploding. For the sake of economic stability on this continent, we must work fast."

FM Pan said that Indralan foreign policy objectives and precedents established through the Dai Paper will ensure that any such agreement is not a military coalition, but rather an "institution" which will facilitate "economic, academic and cultural exchange."

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WEILAI Corp. completes Kaizhou HQ construction
16 October 4421
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Kaizhou, Jiaozhi Province: After five years of construction, WEILAI Corp. has completed their massive "campus" along the highly-sought Fehua Harbour in Kaizhou. The multi-building complex is built on acres of reclaimed land and directly rivals many caizu headquarters in the city.

"We've built a product that people around the world love and depend on," said WEILAI CEO Tian Ye. "We built this campus so that we can continue to create an unrivalled online experience without a cent of caizu cash!"

WEILAI Corp. is unique among tech startups in Indrala in that they have openly rejected investment from Indrala's massive caizu firms. TQ Group was able to gain a 10% stake in the company's flagship WEILAI browser after a disgruntled co-founder left the company in 4415. However, the young tech company has largely been able to grow through debt investments and steady revenue growth.
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Postby SunriseOverIndrala » Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:10 pm

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15 April 4422
Sunrise Party Founded By Li Peng
Ex-businessman and philanthropist swears to support small business and eliminate government corruption
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Li Peng during party announcement speech

TAIXI, Anle Province: Following speculation over whether Li Peng's recent politically motivated media releases could lead to a future in politics, the ex-businessman and philanthropist lived up to expectations by announcing the founding of a new political party, the Sunrise Party, to provide what he said, "effective opposition in support of small business, market reform, and the elimination of government corruption."

"The Sunrise Party shall stand for the ordinary worker and the small businessmen against the nobility and corporate elite which currently plague our political intelligentsia. We shall fight against extensive government spending and call for a market orientated economy with less taxation and more regulation on the monopolies which presently strangle competition."

When asked why Peng had taken this opportunity to enter politics he said, "politics has become a game of massive homogeneous coalitions with aristocratic involvement. There isn't enough competition with the major parties all allied. Republicanism is dead. It's time for the Monarchist parties to begin providing an alternative to the present political stagnation, and as all the parties involved don't appear to be qualified to fit the role of viable opposition to the present regime, I felt it was time for me to enter the fray as it were."

The formation of the Sunrise Party comes at a time where the traditional left is currently allied with the traditional right, to what Peng called, "the great detriment of Indralan politics". With the three largest parties currently allied in a Grand Coalition, and with the governing parties controlling just under 70% of the seats in the Grand Assembly, there appears to be little opposition from the remaining parties currently not included in the government.

The conservative majority also poses a threat to progressive and liberal politics, and has served to empower the nobility, especially the Lü Clan, who control the largest party New Dawn as well as the leading FangCaiRyeo Caizu. Li Peng appears to be appealing to the liberal middle class of Indrala, those most threatened by the unity of politics with the nobility and corporations, an alliance which threatens small businesses which have been eaten up by the large conglomerates, as well as white collar medium-to-low skilled laborers who are more and more threatened by a society favoring the richest at their expense.
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Re: Indralan Consortium of Journalists

Postby lihokan2 » Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:51 pm

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April 15, 4422
Li Yixin Resigns to Head PACE Group
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As the People's Action Party's company PACE continues to develop in the burgeoning IT and Education sectors, party leader Li Yixin has decided to step down within this year to focus fully on the development of the enterprise. The enterprise has recently widened its business and created many ventures, below are some of them.

INDRACYCLE
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Bike sharing company Indracycle is one of the more famous subsidiaries of the PACE

In the last year, the PACE grew rapidly with numerous successfully funded projects launched across the nation. Among them bike sharing company Indracycle has dominated the private bike share market through the introduction of a mobile bike sharing system which users can simply find a bike parked on the street and cycle away, and return it by scanning a QR code only. With no locational restraints, Indracycle has attracted many new users as well as complaints, for many bikes pile up on the streets every day during working hours. Some have even started to record themselves throwing Indracycle bikes down into drains and rivers as a sign of protest.

GUOZHOU INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
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The Guozhou Institute of Technology finishes construction

The private tech-focused university Guozhou Institute of Technology also opened its doors to the first cohort of students this year, pulling over 500 graduates to join the new institute. The most competitive programme 'Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence)' and 'Biomedical Engineering' received 10 times more applications than vacancies. With many eager to join, the GIT has already announced plans to expand next year into the fields of science with new programmes such as Theoretical Physics and Global Research Leadership (GRL). The university also provides bursaries to students in need, despite spaces are extremely limited and more competitive than the university itself.

CHICKEN DINNER
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The Indralan Home-developed 'GPUB' game is now played on phones and computers across Terra

In an unusual attempt to invest in the games industry, PACE also owns the game developing house 'Thunder and Quantum' which created the Terra-wide gaming phenomenon known as GPUB. The game is named affectionately by its players as 'Chicken Dinner' as the victory screens shows the words 'Winner Winner, Chicken Dinner'. With hundreds of millions of downloads, you can meet players from Sekowo to Selucia in this game, showing the far-reaching impacts of this video game. However, some are already criticising the PACE for promoting violence and glorifying the use of weapons, linking the company to the political party's image of being more conservative.

With Li's departure, the PACE will surely see further developments while the PAP will be on its way for the party's first leadership contest. The PAP Central Committee has announced that the leadership contest will be held within this year, with the candidates still unknown.
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