Board of War
The Board of War, in accordance to ISA protocol, has announced the deployment of:
Strike Group Dalian - 24 ships; to Pula, Donau-Bundesreich
Strike Group Sinan - 23 ships; to Luanda, Quyelle
The aforementioned strike groups will be re-designated as Strike Group Danubia, and Strike Group Quyelle.
Strike Group Sinan will make landfall upon the successful completion of a 450 square mile naval base in Quyelle.
In addition, the Qing's first Type 002 Carrier will be commissioned next week, and join the Imperial Navy. The second-generation aircraft carrier design will be the first Chinese carrier to feature an integrated electric propulsion system, and the first fixed-wing carrier to allow for the operation of electromagnetic launch catapults, making it a CATOBAR carrier. Its capabilities have also been suggested to be comparable to that of the Kitty Hawk-class aircraft carrier, with a capacity of 40 carrier aircraft.
"This suggests a significant step forward for us," the Board of War announced. "We can finally perform our obligations to the ISA (International Security Alliance) as a blue water navy, to safeguard our national interests and regional stability."
The 5 destroyer hulls that were laid down in Ulsan, Busan, Dalian, and Yeongam 189 days ago will be formally completed in less than 2 years time.
With this recent announcement of an upped ISA presence in both East Prussia's adversary of the Donau-Bundesreich, as well as the neighbor of East Prussia's ally Furstia in Quyelle, The Social Republic's military branches have once again sought approval to further prepare the aerial and land defenses of East Prussia's southern regions. As ISA footholds develop, Prussia once again sees itself silently at odds with a foreign nation.
Board of Rites
The Great Qing Dynasty wishes to explicitly inform the Prussian nation that the ISA, and by extension, the Qing, have no quarrel with East Prussia. We will not look lightly towards any threats or aggressive action made against our deployed assets or our allies, however, and urge that the East Prussian nation refrain from engaging in global diplomacy with such a polarized attitude.
It is possible for two factions and blocs to co-exist in peace.
Lower House adopts Green Strategy
~ OBBC News
The Lower House of Parliament approved a Motion called by the Government to adopt the Green Strategy policy. The policy has been highly controversial as it rations certain foods and mandates that the livestock be severely shrunken in the near future. It will also definitely have a large impact on building projects that local authorities may already have planned.
The Green Strategy received the support of coalition parties Social Republican Front and Vox Populi as well as opposition partiy The Greens, and some members of Revolution!. The remaining parties opposed the Motion.
To: Bernard Görder, State Chairman of Ekenberg
From: Sheikh Thani bin Ahmed Al Subaai, Foreign Minister of the United Emirates of Diadochi
On behalf of the United Emirates and His Majesty King Sultan, I would like to congratulate you on your victory in the latest election of the Bürgerrecht, and the rise of your party to governance of the Social Republic. I would like to take the opportunity to turn over a new leaf in relations between our states and offer your government the opportunity to open an embassy here in Jeddah, whereas we could similarly establish our own embassy in Kalininstadt. Should your government accept, we intend to nominate Hassan Al-Amiri to the post.
Sheikh Thani bin Ahmed Al Subaai
Minister of Foreign Affairs
The United Emirates of Diadochi
President Madaki has returned from Puerto Deseado, Furstia. The meeting that he had with Furstian President Ilario was, by his own account, a "successful first meeting that can lead to stronger relations between the two nations". West Africa and Furstia haven't had very close relations in the past, unlike West Africa and Infiny, but President Madaki wishes to change that in coming years.
More international news regarding West Africa, President Madaki and key figures in the West African Congress are going to put forward a vote to the entire congress in the coming days. The vote will be on whether West Africa should leave the International Security Alliance. The details as to why the vote is being put forward hasn't been released, but many people are indifferent or supporting of the vote being put forward.
In news of Republic City, Phase 1, which we now know as the Akoko Region of Republic City, is slightly ahead of schedule. The total time expected for Akoko to be finished was three years, but now estimates say a possibility of two years if everything keeps the rate they have currently. People have started to move into Republic City, as well. The estimated number of West Africans that currently reside in Akoko, Republic City are about 4,500. This number is expected to grow much larger as construction is completed on the region of the city. the Karun Region of Republic City, the second phase, will start after the completion of Akoko.
Correspondence to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the United Emirates of Diadochi
Transcribed by the Office of International Relations of the Social Republic of East Prussia, under State Chairman Görder's supervision
To Sheikh Thani bin Ahmed Al Subaai, Foreign Minister of the United Emirates of Diadochi, as well as to those it may concern,
I must thank you for both your house's, as well as your own state's, wishes for the wellness of East Prussia. I feel that the creation of official foreign relations between our states has potential to see further reciprocal improvement for both Diadochi and East Prussia. Diadochi shall be given the opportunity to establish an embassy in Kalininstadt, and our Legislation shall nominate Alper Loos to the ambassadorial position of East Prussia for an embassy in Jeddah. I hope this message finds you well.
Signed by State Chairman Bernard Görder of the People's Legislation of East Prussia
Cabinet meeting on proclamation
~ Office of the Prime Minister, Orange-Bourgogne
Prime Minister Nichola Pankhurst MP: "Ladies and gentlemen, thank you all for coming. I have something important to discuss with you all. At the last Cabinet meeting, it was agreed to postpone the upcoming General Election, in order to ensure that the Inclusive Society Act and the Green Strategy police come into full force and effect when we leave office.
Yesterday, I met King Henry and he refused to do this in person. However, I was able to convince him that we would write a proclamation in his name. A draft proclamation has been made indeed, however, the date for the general election has been changed so that the election will be held three months later than it previously would have been.
King Henry also agreed to make a tour to the continental parts of our nation. However, as soon as he goes aboard HMS Monmouth, he will sail to Jeju Island, where he will spend the remaining time of this parliamentary session.
I hope I need not remind you all that we - unlike King Henry - have a democratic mandate from the people of this country to deliver on our election manifesto. We got in power because of what we wanted to achieve, and we will not be interrupted from doing our duty to the people of this land by a man who's only achievement was being born and keeping himself alive.
If you do not approve of any of these actions, please let me know and you will be dismissed from your office. If I hear nothing within twenty-four hours, I presume that you have no objections and are willing to carry out my orders accordingly. The time of hereditary power is finally over for this nation. Now, let us prepare for the raging opposition that is to be expected.
RTEN News: Breaking News!
In the West African Congress, after many hours of debate, both houses have came to a decision on whether West Africa should or should not leave the International Security Alliance. In the Senate, with a 78% majority, the decision was that West Africa SHOULD leave the International Security Alliance. In the House of Representatives, with a 62% majority, the decision was that West Africa SHOULD NOT leave the International Security Alliance.
Since the movement wasn't passed in both houses, the movement went up to President Madaki to decide. We haven't known his decision until just earlier in his speech. We have an excerpt here.
"Due to nothing occurring to warrant the help of the International Security Alliance, a sense of forceful condemnation without significant evidence, and virtually no stimuli to any area of West Africa, a movement was put forward to leave the said alliance. In the Senate, it passed with a seventy-eight percent majority, twenty percent minority, with two percent abstaining. In the House [of Representatives] however, the movement did not pass. The majority of sixty-two voted 'nay', twenty percent voted 'aye', while a total of eighteen percent abstained from the vote. The percentage of those who have abstained in the House [of Representatives] meant that the bill would be passed on to me. With the recent visit to Furstia, constant review of evidence here in West Africa, and what is known about the International Security Alliance, I have motioned the movement into passing. This meaning that West Africa will leave the International Security Alliance."
Critics of Madaki feel that this decision was made out of possible corruption. They now believe and are pushing the fact that the Furstian government helped Madaki win the election. Governmental officials and Madaki, himself, say that that claim is "one hundred percent false" and that "it wouldn't make sense for Madaki to ask for foreign interference in the election". On the other hand, supporters of Madaki have praised him for helping move West Africa forward.
Board of Revenue
The Board of Revenue has decreed that the hourly minimum wage of the various provinces within the Qing will receive some change.
Currently, as different parts of the Qing have very different standards of living, there is no universal minimum wage for the entire nation. The new hourly minimum wages will receive some level of modification, as standards of living have generally increased.
The new minimum wages for each province are as follows:
Outer Manchuria - $2.3 --> $8 RMB
Inner Manchuria - $2.3 --> $8 RMB
Inner Mongolia - $2.63 --> $3 USD
Northern Hebei - $2.4 --> $3 USD
Beijing - $3.39 --> $4 USD
Tianjin - $2.94 --> $4 USD
North Chosun - $5.5 --> $6 USD
South Chosun - $7.09 --> $7.5 USD
Nanqian Islands (Kurile Islands) - $0.55 --> $1 USD
Beihaidao Island (Hokkaido) - $8.07 --> $8.1 USD
Liuqiudao (Ryukyu Islands) - $8.07 --> $8.1 USD
Diaoyu Island - $8.07 --> $8.1 USD