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OOC: This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, businesses, places, events and incidents are either the products of the author's imagination or used in a fictitious manner. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental, and does not reflect the current real-life situation regarding said topics.

HUMMEX: Phase 2 Begins

The HUMMEX Exercises have reached their second phase, as all participating nations were commended for their great skill in the first phase.

The exercise, which was meant to be a month-long international exercise, will see all nations get training in the handling of medical emergencies (simulated disease outbreaks), flood prevention and response (direct intervention in floods in the southern Zhen), natural disasters (such as firefighting, tree collapse, storms, landslides), and emergency response. Phase 2 will involve the simulation of a massive disease outbreak.

In the first phase, the groups intervened directly in floods in the southern Zhen, as they aided in evacuation and recovery efforts. Unusually intense rainfall has swept away buildings and ruined homes, affecting about 15 million residents. Over 100 were killed. Luckily, the arrival of HUMMEX personnel ensured that some properties were salvaged, and the floodwaters were managed. Personnel were seen reconstructing small water reservoirs, desiccating properties, and clearing debris from thoroughfares. They were also given several days worth of work in hospitals across the affected areas, in a bid to sharpen their medical skills.

The joint exercise tempered the participating troops’ physical and mental quality, comprehensive ability and team cooperation consciousness as well. All the participants were highly praised for their superb skills, indomitable wills and spirits.

OOC: This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, businesses, places, events and incidents are either the products of the author's imagination or used in a fictitious manner. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental, and does not reflect the current real-life situation regarding said topics.

Board of Rites

The Board of Rites has announced that it would greenlight a series of initiatives for Nepal, aimed at enhancing the quality of life in the region.

The recent construction of roads to the mountainous nation is expected to make cross-border land trade easier, as artisanal traders peddling wares from both sides will find it easier to trade in frontier markets. The Board has also approved the construction of a small street market near Zhangmu, solely for the exchange of goods and services by Nepalese and Zhen traders.

A diplomatic envoy has also been dispatched to Kathmandu for a three-day friendly visit. There, the envoy is expected to conduct professional and sports exchanges with their Nepalese counterparts, and participate in the public welfare activities. This will also coincide with visits to local businesses and schools, in a bid to bolster public image and cooperation between the two sides.

The Board has also expressed its interest in facilitating more investments into Nepal’s STEM sector, with $500 million ZGD investments into companies such as Deurali-Janta Pharmaceuticals, IMSHome, Kathmandu Infosys, and DishHome by tech giants Alibaba and Tencent.

As a sign of goodwill, the Board will also permit 5,000 Nepalese students to study in Zhen universities under generous scholarships every year. The scholarships, which are awarded through random lottery, will grant academically gifted Nepalese students access to some of the best educational facilities in Asia - if not the world - so they can actualise their full potential. The Board has also arranged for more academic exchanges between tertiary education institutions between the two countries, such as Kathmandu University, Tribhuvan University, and Sikkim University.

Surong

OOC: This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, businesses, places, events and incidents are either the products of the author's imagination or used in a fictitious manner. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental, and does not reflect the current real-life situation regarding said topics.

Board of Revenues to increase FOREX Reserves

The Board of Revenues has made plans to increase its foreign exchange reserves, from $3,101,692 million USD equivalent ($3.1 trillion USD) to $3,200,000 million USD equivalent ($3.2 trillion USD) by the end of the year.

In light of the signing of the APCA, the Zhen government has found it prudent to expand its FOREX (and gold) reserves to improve the strength of its currency, as well as to comply with international transaction and investment rules stipulated by the APCA. The exact composition of the foreign-exchange reserves of the Zhen is classified, although popular consensus is that 66% is held in USD, 20% in Euros, and 14% either in Yen or Pounds. What little news is available indicates that the $98,308 million USD in FOREX reserves will not be denominated in USD, but rather, in other currencies.

The new currency holdings will include $14,044 million USD equivalent ($14 billion USD) of the TSPR Baht, the TPR RMB, Japanese Yen, Australian Dollar, Pulai Ringgit, Indonesian Rupiah, and Bangladeshi Taka each. Such a move is expected to strengthen said currencies, by loaning more demand to such currencies. In conjunction with the APCA agreement, all countries involved can expect to see a valuation of their currencies against each other’s.

The Board of Revenues will also increase its gold reserves, from the official number of 1660 tonnes to 2,100 tonnes by 2021. This comes after the Zhen Board of Revenues takes moves to ‘play the long game’, by protecting its currency reserves and gradually position the ZGD as global reserve currency on par with other counterparts. By increasing its gold holdings, the Zhen is able to ensure that it will have a stable, valuable ‘hard’ currency to use in the event of an economic collapse or incident in the near future. However, some analysts state that the Zhen’s gold holdings are between 3,000 tonnes and 6,000 tonnes of gold, and that the numbers are much likely to be higher than expected.

https://news.goldcore.com/us/gold-blog/chinas-total-gold-holdings-much-higher-owns-gold-in-safe-and-cic/

            नो मोर यूनियन
            No More Union

            India disbands all Union Territories
            June 4th

Union Territories were established back in 1949 as a territory administered directly by the Central Government of India in New Delhi. In an attempt to 'free up' India, Kunnathuparambil's administration has passed a bill through both houses removing this status. As a result, all Union Territories have been dissolved and incorporated into surrounding states.

Delhi will be reclassified as a Capital Territory, meaning it will only change in name. Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh have merged into one, and will become known solely as 'Kashmir.' It will function under it's current legislature, but as a state and not a Union Territory. Andaman and Nicobar Islands will function as a state with the capital based out of Port Blair. Chandigarh will become part of Punjab, Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu will become part of Gujarat. Lakshadweep will function as a state out of its capital in Kavaratti, although it is considered that the former Union Territory will become part of Kerala ( a vote will be held at a later date to discuss this union).

Puducherry will be split over three States. The Puducherry and Karaikal Districts will merge into Tamil Nadu, Yanam District into Andhra Pradesh, and Mahé into Kerala. These merges are expected to take up to a week before being finalised.

    Italian Navy to protect its interests

With Roman protest for Egyptian presence in Bosnia; the President has announced that he is looking towards economic consequences against Egypt, and looking to use the EU to minimise economic ties with Cairo. There were also attempts to reach out to Sarajevo, but the government has since deemed these discussions to be futile due to the past relation established by Bosnia's neighbours; as well as with the action of NATO. President Franco will still be pursuing a diplomatic solution to ask the Egyptians out of Bosnia, but Italy will be on high alert within the Adriatic Sea as not to diminish the compromised geo-strategic defences of Italy. President Franco would refer to Egyptian military presence as irresponsible and provocative, and refers to NATO as well as European inaction to be weak and problematic. The President is seeking French and British support in combatting ever growing hostilities; as the Americans are believed to be fighting their own battle, Turkish commitments are questionable due to varying interests. Italy has been cornered by NATO leadership, and fears the need to act independently.

    "We have been trying to deal with everything ourselves; it would just be too much work to go through NATO. The government is communicating with the organisation, but they have given us nothing yet - so at this moment, we're only assuming that we are protecting our territorial waters. This doesn't have to be the major event that it is, we're facing unwanted foreign intervention in a region that does not need this. The navy and the air force have been keeping an eye out; but Bosnian fear mongering has been questionable, and Egyptian presence is just problematic. We absolutely do not need a flashpoint so close to home - Libya has been a problem, and with Bosnia in the East; we are being surrounded by turmoil to the point and level that I fear we ourselves will feel the consequences of these directly."

    Admiral Antonio Romero

Many fears lie within Italy in the face of conflict; as the country has made it known that it does not seek conflict with many of its neighbours. Specially an economically productive state like Egypt who has potential to be a strong economic state with potential for greater European partnership. The Bank of Italy, Intesa Sanpaolo, and UniCredit have all dropped their investment ranking for Egypt, Bosnia and the Balkan region due to rising tensions. Egypt in particular has been dropped from Potentially Major Economy Ratings, compiled by the UniCredit; Economies such as China and Turkey were both on the Rating in the 80s and 90s respectively having graduated in the early 2000s. Angela Martini President of the Italian Economic Rankings project has stated that it is a potential massive loss, and that NATO should take into consideration the economic power that Egypt has the potential too, as well as the regional power that it wields. Crushing Egyptian stability will have underlying consequences in the region; and should be avoided at all cost. Both for economic and political reasons.

            कश्मीर
            Kashmir

            Kashmir unites
            June 4th

After Prime Minister Kunnathuparambil announced that India is renouncing Kashmir's special status as a Union Territory and declaring Kashmir in its entirety, she as also announced that Kashmir will form one state under the name Kashmir. President Kunnathuparambil made this statement on twitter:

    "Now when I say 'Kashmir belongs to India,' I mean Kashmir. I do not mean Jammu and Kashmir. I do not mean Ladakh. I do not mean Azad Kashmir. I do not mean Gilgit-Baltistan. I do not mean Saichen Glacier. I do not mean Aksai Chin.I do not mean Shaksgam Valley. Now, when I, or when anyone else, says 'Kashmir,' they will be, by definition, referring to the whole area. The whole, 100% Indian, area. Checkmate boys."

OOC: This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, businesses, places, events and incidents are either the products of the author's imagination or used in a fictitious manner. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental, and does not reflect the current real-life situation regarding said topics.

Ministry of Justice

The sentencing hearing for an Australian man accused of killing 51 Muslim worshippers in the country's worst mass shooting has been set to begin on August 24, the court said on Friday.

Brenton Tarrant pleaded guilty earlier this year to 51 charges of murder, 40 charges of attempted murder and one charge of committing a "terrorist act". He had initially planned to contest the charges, but changed his plea to guilty in March this year. The reasoning was unknown.

Insider sources say that the hearing is estimated to last three days, but it will take as long as is necessary. However, many say that the court is most likely to hand down life without parole as a punitive sentence.

Tarrant has been in police custody since 2019, after he was arrested and accused of using semiautomatic weapons to target Muslims attending Friday prayers at two mosques in the city of Christchurch. The attack was streamed live on Facebook and cited as providing inspiration for several other attacks targeting religious groups around the world.

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