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HEADLINES: HOLIDAY SEASON OVER
ASPERMONT, WESTERLANDS - Ok, everyone. Back to fucking work.
HEADLINES: FOREIGN OFFICE BLOCKS UPDATES OF WIKIA
ASPERMONT, WESTERLANDS - The Foreign Office blocked updates to the UNKNOWN [?] Trading Company’s wikia, which is traditionally updated in the middle of the year or at the end, citing security reasons and the implementation of the new doctrine that it carries out, in the name of the Directory.
Certain people have argued that it’s been a long time and that things can be declassified right now, but others said that to be consistent it shouldn’t just give out the real stories and should, it said, maintain the current narrative.
To be fair, declassified things can be posted and updated, but without certain disapproved snippets of information, it would seem like it would not make sense or reading it just seemed to skip to the results with no indication as to how it got there. Certain characters involved such as double agents and foreign agents will also be exposed or even be given clues as to their identity.
For their service to the Company, they should not be repaid in betrayal, the Foreign Office said.
EDITORIAL - Xi Jinping’s New Year Speech
Xi Jinping - Comrades, friends, ladies and gentlemen,
“Time stops for no one, and the seasons keep changing.” As we usher in 2019, I’d like to extend my New Year wishes from Beijing to you all!
2018 has been a full year, and we approached it with steadfast determination. Despite all sorts of risks and challenges, we pushed our economy towards high-quality development, sped up the replacement of the old drivers of growth, and kept the major economic indicators within a reasonable range. We made headway in our efforts to protect our blue skies, and to defend our rivers and soil from pollution. And we intensified our efforts to improve people’s wellbeing and steadily raise our standard of living. National strategies such as the coordinated development of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region, the development of the Yangtze River Economic Belt, and the construction of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area were steadfastly implemented. During my inspection tours around the country, I was pleased to see the lush green banks of the Yangtze River, the ocean of rice sprouting from the 1,100-hectare pilot plot at Jiansangjiang Ranch, the lively Shenzhen Qianhai Harbor, the bustling Shanghai Zhangjiang High-tech Park, and the bridge that brings together Hong Kong, Zhuhai, and Macao. These achievements are all thanks to the hard work of people from all of China’s ethnic groups, who are the trail-blazers of the new era.
Over the past year, our country has continued to change thanks to home-grown initiatives in manufacturing, innovation, and construction. We successfully launched the Chang’e-4 lunar probe; our second aircraft carrier set sail on its maiden voyage; our domestically-made large amphibious aircraft took to the skies for the first time; and the Beidou Satellite Navigation System has gone global. Let me take this opportunity to salute every scientist, every engineer, and every nation builder who made these achievements possible.
We have also made great strides in our poverty alleviation efforts in the past year. Another 125 poor counties and 10 million poverty-stricken rural residents were lifted out of poverty. We reduced the price of 17 cancer-fighting drugs, and included them on our medical insurance list. And we are continuing to tackle the financial strain that can accompany a family member falling ill. Our comrades on the front lines of the fight against poverty are often in my thoughts, including the 2.8-million officials living and working in villages, and the local village leaders. They are devoted to their work and do an awesome job, and I wish them good health.
My heart goes out to the people living in hardship. In Sanhe Village of Liangshan in Sichuan Province, I visited the families of two villagers from the Yi people. In Sanjianxi Village in Jinan City in Shandong Province, I sat down with the family of Zhao Shunli to hear about their day-to-day lives. In the Donghuayuan community in the city of Fushun in Liaoning Province, I visited Chen Yufang’s family to learn about how they were settling in after being relocated from a dangerous area. In Lianzhang Village in Qingyuan in Guangdong Province, I discussed with a villager named Lu Yihe how we could help to relieve his household’s poverty. I can vividly recall their down-to-earth sincerity. I would like to wish all of them and their fellow villagers a prosperous and thriving New Year.
In 2018, we celebrated the 40th anniversary of China’s reform and opening up. We unveiled a comprehensive and systematic overhaul of both Party and State institutions. We launched over 100 major reform measures, held the first China International Import Expo, and began construction of a pilot free trade zone in Hainan. The world has seen China’s accelerating reform and opening up, and its determination to carry it forward. China’s reforms will never stop, and its doors will only open ever wider.
I noticed that in the past year, most of the people who went into college when enrollments first resumed in 1977 have retired. In their place, a large number of people born after the year 2000 have entered into university. More than 100 million people from our rural areas are gradually becoming permanent residents in our cities. 13 million have found jobs, and construction has begun on 5.8 million new homes for those people living in dilapidated houses. Many have already moved into their new warm homes. Many people from Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan now have resident permits for the mainland, and Hong Kong has become a stop on our high-speed railway network. China, as a country of people on the move, is energetically pursuing prosperity. We are running at full speed towards the realization of our dreams.
At this point, I’d like to mention several leading lights. There’s Nan Rendong, a Chinese scientist after whom an asteroid was named a few months ago; Lin Junde and Zhang Chao, who joined the long list of exemplary soldiers in the People’s Liberation Army; Wang Jicai, who for thirty-two years served on a border island; and Huang Qun, Song Yuecai, and Jiang Kaibin, who sacrificed their lives protecting an experimental offshore platform; and there are many others who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. They are the most admirable people in China’s new era, and we should remember their names forever, and learn from their deeds.
In 2018, China played host to many friends, both old and new. We hosted the annual Bo’ao Forum for Asia, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit in Qingdao, as well as the Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation. We put China’s proposals on the table and made our voice heard at these and other diplomatic events. Me and my colleagues visited five continents and attended many important diplomatic occasions. We spoke with state leaders about wide-ranging issues, we strengthened our friendships, we enhanced mutual trust, and we enlarged our circle of friends.
In 2019, we will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China. Our country has braved thorny paths and confronted stormy weather over the past seventy years. Our people are the country’s solid foundation and our main source of confidence as the ruling party. Through the years, China’s people have been self-reliant and worked diligently to create miracles that the world has marveled at. And now, looking forward, despite the complexities and difficulties we may face on the road ahead, we shall always closely rely on the people and their spirit of self-striving and hard work. With rock-solid confidence, and racing against time with unwavering determination, we will carry forward our great cause bit-by-bit, and leave enduring footprints behind us.
2019 will see both opportunities and challenges that will require us to work together shoulder-to- shoulder. Policies to cut taxes and fees must take root in order to ease the burden on enterprises. We must show our sincere appreciation to talent of all kinds, and stimulate their creative energy. We must lend an ear to our officials at the grassroots, and bring energy and greater purpose to those who are ready to commit to making a difference. We shall remain focused and work hard to achieve our task of lifting another 10 million rural residents out of poverty as planned. We shall take better care of our retired servicemen and women – they have made great contributions to this country. Even as we speak, there are deliverymen, street cleaners, taxi drivers, and countless others who are hard at work. We should share our gratitude with these workers who contribute to the creation of our beautiful society. Their hard work is much appreciated.
Looking at the world at large, we’re facing a period of major change that’s rarely seen in a century. No matter what these changes bring, China will remain resolute and confident in its defense of its national sovereignty and security. And China’s sincerity and goodwill to safeguard world peace and promote common development will remain unchanged. We will continue to push ahead with the construction of the Belt and Road Initiative, and continue to advocate for the development of a community of shared future for mankind. And we will work tirelessly for a prosperous and beautiful world.
As we ring in the New Year, let’s embrace 2019 with confidence and expectation.
I give my best wishes to China! And my best wishes to the world!
EDITORIAL - Looking Inwards, Excluding Outwards 2018 and 2019.
Irishkaiser - The lessons of the geopolitical world cannot be understated to serve as a metaphor for our own experiences. As time passes, one realizes that eventually the biggest mistakes this Company has always experienced was in talking to premiums and treating them as equals or even giving them the dignity as a human being who functions in good faith. As boyevaya of 2017 put it,
“There’s no point arguing with premiums. This was made nearly two years ago and there’s every single guarantee that these kids have past mental maturation. Unfortunately there are grown ass people from Shotbow who are still fucking retarded. I hope these guys pvp each other in real life with guns and knives. With or without personal experience with them, I wouldn’t miss them if they died in any tragic accidents”
The vast majority of PvPers and even dungeoneers are hackers to the point that PvP is not worth it anymore, that there is no honor or value to be gained from fighting. Couple this with the fact that you can always get things back from when you die, means that PvP is inherently meaningless in itself and means nothing in the long-run. Because of this, cheaters are prevalent and corruption protects them. In spite of the lessons of history, what surprises me is that there are still fools who think they are the center of the universe, thinking they are the voice of the people when in reality they only speak for themselves. A lot of them don’t even have real opinions, but rather they only have vanity and instead of believing in their causes, they only believe what will make them popular for the day.
These should not be given attention or the time of day, as they cannot be considered human beings and all Company Members should make it their sworn duty to protect the rest of the players, the real MineZ from these cunts and what they do.
Fortunately, they are all stupid and cannot think long-term. The establishment of the Foreign Office to safely deal with these niggers and the Home Office to grow and help ourselves is a result of the We Will Bury Them policy, the Company’s current policy to defend all the good people and make the premiums suffer, by using the game itself as a weapon.
The object of the policy is not to destroy our enemies completely, but as Irishkaiser puts it “Let them wallow in their own filth.”.
A lot of the premiums themselves come to our subreddit everyday, abandoning theirs, after they realized they were shit. Their attempts to copy us have been met with abject failure as they lack not only the skills needed but the national character, drive and personality that defines the UNKNOWN [?] Trading Company. These refugees would be shot if they attempted to come here if this was real life because I don’t want them to bring their feces infested ideas that made their clans and groups shitholes in the first place.
Perhaps it is the Chinese experience that can sum it up from how we are treated. This rhetoric is one of the most profound I have discovered in defense of the actions of the People’s Republic, which I know is driven by national interests and no benign ideology or cause.
When we were the sick man of Asia, we were called the yellow peril. 我们被预言是下一个超级大国了，我们被指是主要威胁。
When we are billed to be the next superpower, we are called the threat. 那时我们闭关自守，你走私鸦片来强开门户；
When we closed our doors, you smuggled drugs to open markets. 我们拥抱自由贸易了，你责骂我们抢走你的饭碗。
When we embrace free trade, you blame us for taking away your jobs. 那时我们风雨飘摇，你铁蹄犯境要求机会均等;
When we were falling apart, you marched in your troops and wanted your fair share.
When we tried to put the broken pieces back together again, free Tibet you screamed, It was an invasion!
我们试行马列救国，你痛恨我们成为异己分子; When tried communism, you hated us for being communist. 我们拥抱资本主义了，你又恨我们当了资本家。
When we embrace capitalism, you hate us for being capitalist.
When we have a billion people, you said we were destroying the planet. 我们要限制人口了，你说我们践踏人权。
When we tried limiting our numbers, you said we abused human rights. 那时我们一贫如洗，你视我们贱如狗;
When we were poor, you thought we were dogs.
When we loan you cash, you blame us for your national debts. 我们发展工业了，你说我们是污染者;
When we build our industries, you call us polluters.
When we sell you goods, you blame us for global warming. 我们购买石油，你说我们榨取兼灭族;
When we buy oil, you call it exploitation and genocide. 你们为石油开战，你说是为了解救生灵。
When you go to war for oil, you call it liberation. 那时我们动乱无序，你说我们没有法治; When we were lost in chaos and rampage, you demanded rules of law. 现在我们要依法平暴，你说我们违反人权。
When we uphold law and order against violence, you call it violating human rights.
When we were silent, you said you wanted us to have free speech. 我们不再缄默了，你说我们是被洗了脑的仇外暴民。 When we are silent no more, you say we are brainwashed-xenophobes.
“为什么你这样憎恨我们？"我们想知道。 “Why do you hate us so much﹖”we asked. “不”，你说，“我不恨你们。”
“No,” you answered, “we don’t hate you.”
We don’t hate you either, but, do you understand us? “当然了解”，你说，“我们消息多的是，有 AFP、CNN、还有BBC……”
“Of course we do, ”you said, “We have AFP, CNN and BBC’s ……” 那么你究竟要我们怎样生存?
What do you really want from us?
Think hard first, then answer, because you only get so many chances.
TRADE - US MineZ Trade Run
The Directory proudly announces that it has delivered in two trade runs
3 Iron Armor Sets
3 Iron Swords
2 Power II Bows
1 Feather Falling Boots
1 Depth Strider
in exchange for
A bunch of food
1 Golden Apple
Latest trade run was fucking ice. HOW DOES IT FEEL TO BE CUCKED, ADMINS. I KNOW YOU WERE WATCHING.
TRADE - Common Market Trade
The Directory proudly announces that it has witnessed the following goods circulated.
BUTTONS OF COURSE
1 Lone Sword
Feather Falling Boots
Iron Armor Pieces
1 Battle Inventory Export Model
QI LAI. QI LAI. QI LAI
TRADE - US MineZ Trade
The Directory proudly announces that it has delivered in two trade runs
1 Battle Inventory Export Model
1 Power II Bow
in exchange for
Some premiums were alright.
PvP Drill 145th Mass PvP Event - Holiday and Returning Employees
Avver begins his Holiday, so I’ll be working alone in building.
DOMESTIC - LATE ENTRIES TO THE EMPIRE IMAGE OF THE YEAR 2018
Ok, we have two late entries
1) Marine is Strange One - by Irishkaiser Signifying a shift among the premium elite on their perception of Marine_PvP who as of the time of this writing is still a head admin, vindicating the UTC’s earlier accusations of corruption which was initially resisted and even ridiculed by the same premiums who supported Marine_PvP in the first place.
2) Sieg hiel nigger - by Blohrentz
Bloh’s shitpost that he insisted be a part of the Image of the Year 2018
Fuck I don’t know when to vote. Maybe
DOMESTIC - COMMONWEALTH GAMES
It’s coming… Eventually… I don’t know, when we’re mostly available I guess.
FINANCE - MARKETS FINALLY MOVE AGAIN
It seems that even most investors prefer to spend time with their families rather than money. At least they got their priorities straight.
FINANCE - MARKETS FINALLY MOVE AGAIN
Correction expected because a sudden surge of returning investors gives an artificial inflation of value.
1) TRADE RUN NEXT WEEK
2) NEW MISSION/EVENT NEXT WEEK. PM TO APPLY
THE [?] EMPIRE,THE COMPANY’S OFFICIAL NEWS SOURCE AND PROPAGANDA TOOL. AW YEAH