introduction Due to the dominance of the negative aspects of Yu-Jing in recent global campaigns and law books, I want to make an easy reference -with quotes- for anyone who wants to know what we are really all about and why they should leave their current nation and join the mighty Jade Empire. We I would be grateful for any proof reading. Simply copy the paragraph and make the correction in red and I will change it. Also if anyone has some good law about Yu Jing protecting the sphere for the CA please send me a quote. I do not want to include anything i cannot back up. Politics of the state empire. From what you will have seen on many Nomad and Mayanet midea show you may think Yu-jing is a totalitarian state but that is and inaccuracy at bast and more likely an attempt to mislead. “Despite appearances, the party is not monolithic in its actions or its options. internally , the party is split into two major factions: the Old Guard, extreme leftists that defend the party’s political tradition, and the New Wave, younger reformists that push for the party to take advantage of the best aspects of capitalism while rejecting the worst.” ( core book, page 38 paragraph 1) This indicates that the citizens of the empire get to have a say in the direction their government takes. This say comes in the form of “elections and referendums.” (core book, page 38 paragraph 3) the later is particularly important as it indicates that citizens get the final say on important issues that may crop up between elections. The next area of criticism is likely to be the fact the both factions exist within ‘The Party’ and thus is not an open electoral system. While this may be true- “Joining the party and succeeding within it is an extremely difficult endeavor, as all applicants must pass a thorough evaluation at the hands of the internal committee” (core book, page 37, paragraph 8) -the reasons for such a tough selection process is not to keep new ideas and people out, but because Yu-Jing believe that only those that are intellectually capable and dedicated should be put in charge of the lives of billions. “The party believes that only the most finely honed minds can be expected to run the country, and it seeks to perpetuate itself through the cream of the crop of Yu-Jing society.” (core book, page 37, paragraph 8) From this we can see that wealth is not a concern. Those with the ability can rise to a seat in the party from any beginning, and any child of an existing party member can be rejected if they fail to meet the criteria. Obviously the educational benefits of coming from a wealthy family will make it easier for those with the potential to thrive, but inequality within Yu Jing pales in comparison to the Pan’O where there are a "few percent points that are considered poor, the so called Ateks, are treated as pariahs and kept out of sight" (core book, page 14, paragraph 3) so this issue is not as much of a barrier as it could be. The stability of the Yu-Jing system is also shored up by the “balance of power and influence” created by “every single religious, political, economic and social source of power.” All having “a counterbalance in direct opposition that stops it from claiming complete control.” (core book, page 37, paragraph 4) This system of balance is also extended to the imperial lines that exist in duality. There are two imperial lines at all times. When one rules the other remains involved in the political landscape, competing against the other and keeping them in check. When an emperor dies a member of the opposite dynasty is elected by the people to be the next “The citizenship of Yu-Jing has the opportunity to choose who will become the next emperor through the imperial Elections.” (Human Sphere, page 58 paragraph 7) In this way the Empire is never in danger of one dynasty being in control long enough to try and gain total control of the over it. Just like those wishing to join the party, no despot may stand to be elected emperor.The candidate can be chosen from any member of an imperial household and direct descent from the last is not necessary. They are expected to be highly educated in many areas including extensive knowledge of law,“In order to qualify for the position of Emperor, all young claimants of the upcoming dynasty are required ro study law and legislation, and to excel in their studies.”(core book, page 39, paragraph 11) as well as having the sense of justice and fairness. "The emperor is expected to to show a strict but benevolent character and to be an excellent observer and judge of the human condition” (core book, page 39, paragraph 10) The existence of an emperor also prevents the government ever having ultimate control because “The party govens Yu Jing, and the Emperor must accept its resolutions. The emperor, on the other hand, has complete autonomy in his control over the judiciary” (core book, page 37, paragraph 6) In conclusion no position of power within the Yu-Jing political system is truly heredity. Anyone can rise to a position within the party, and any member of an imperial dynasty must stand for election as emperor based upon their personal skills against other members of their family. The public has a say in the direction of the party in free and fair elections Personal freedoms and quality of life Much focus has been applied to the restrictions applied to the japanese citizens of the StateEmpire, but this is not representative of the situation of and the wishes of the party. The Yu-Jing government does not seek to repress any nationally and its traditional identity that does not seek to isolate itself. "The party is fully aware that in addition to the logical national pride in belonging to the great StateEmpire, all Yu-Jing citizens of non-Chinese origin value their ethnic origins" "The party tries to stimulate the value placed on traditions of other Asian ethnic groups that make up their great nation through cultural reinforcement programs." (Human sphere, page 57, paragraph 1) Religion The StateEmpire has no “official state religion,” however “three denominations constitute the beliefs of the majority of the population, in constant struggle for control over the moral choices: Toaism, Confucianism and Buddhism.” (core book, page 37, paragraph 5) Take note of the word ‘majority’ as Yu Jing citizens are free to follow any religion they want to. Unlike Pan’O that claims religious freedom but has made being favored by the christian church essential to be given the gift of resurrection. Media The media industry in Yu Jing is free one, but it has to compete with the Ministry of information who are used “to bombard its citizens with propaganda, and quickly silencing and voices that fail to toe the party line.” (core book, page 39, paragraph 9) This is very different to a state controlled media, as it can be argued that public support is the ultimate decider in which interpretation or opinion of events is seen to hold the greater truth. Freedom of speech is not repressed. Cultural identity When the nations of “North Korea Mongolia, Burma, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Taiwan, Nepal and Bhutan eventually joined the Chinese project and were assimilated as new chinese prefectures” they were “under an agreement that they would be able to maintain key aspects of their cultural identities.” (core book, page 36, paragraph 1) Japan and south korea joined later under the same agreement when economic situations left them reeling from recession. Despite the benefits this union brought to South Korea and Japan, “this decision caused social tremors that can still be felt today, particularly in Japan, where many flet their national pride had been sold out.” (core book, page 36, paragraph 2) Here it must be noted that the Yu Jing government did not come down hard on those who did not want to let go of their national pride, instead they sacrificed part of their own and renamed the chinese empire ‘Yu Jing’ the Jade Capital, so all the nationalities within it could be proud of and feel a part of the Empire and not conquered by it. “In order to soothe the inflamed spirits of those alienated by the Chinese presence, and to refute accusations of cultural imperialism on top of political imperialism, it was decided that the new, immense country needed a new name.. This way its new inhabitants could avoid identifying themselves as Chinese and could go on feeling Korean, Vietnamese Mongolian, etc, but above all, they would be citizens of Yu Jing and not China.” (core book, page 36, paragraph 3) Once Yu Jing acquired their first off world territories they took another step to “appease the different nations that had joined Yu Jing and now struggle for recognition,” (core book, page 36, paragraph 5) by relocating the capital to the new system to thurther distance the new empire from its chinese roots. To help the nationalities maintain a personal identity on these new worlds they are allowed to settle in territories that followed the same semi autonomous nature of their home territories on Earth. This allows for great diversity to exist on these new plants but all are expected to have a balance between their Yu Jing identity and their ancestral one. All nationalities were allowed to speak their own language as well as ‘Yujingyu’ the new official language of the Empire. Japanese later lost this privilege due to their own actions that we will get into later. This attitude was carried over to the military, where armies with mixed ethnic backgrounds are norm, but there are also some single ethnicity units where military history and traditions can be maintained while still serving the whole."Although the majority of regiments are mixed character, the army has gone a step further in exaltation of cultural values of every former Asian country" by way of the 'armed forces regional dispersion program' that creates "regional armies with autonomous and semi autonomous capacities." when one of these armies is located on an area with the same ethnic majority, "it is permitted to fully acquire the traits of that culture" to act as a "point of pride for all citizens who fell that they are well protected by their own people." (Human sphere, page 57, paragraph 2) The result is the “The Asian power can be understood as a multicultural composition with room for all the ancient nations that comprise it. Numerous ethnic groups of varying origin with different languages, cultures and customs give shape to the body of Yu Jing. The Party has been able to integrate them all more or less successfully, under a unified and unifying ideology that assures the political and social stability of this great country” (Human sphere, page 49, paragraph 2) The equal nature of the treatment of all people within Yu Jing can be seen by the fact that “the average Yu Jing citizen is not quite as well off as his PanOceanian counterpart, but wealth inequality and class gaps have a much lower impact on Yu Jing society” (Core book, page 37, paragraph 9) Access to resurrection, while not possible for everyone, is not simply a luxury of the rich and ruling class. “Counclied by Aleph, a special committee reviews the merits and achievements of candidates and gifts the most valuable with a new life. Any citizen can potentially be eligible for the reward” (core book, page 38, paragraph 5) The rich and lazy will not be given a second life ahead of a dedicated civil servant or gifted scolor in the StateEmpire. The true reasons for the japanese problem It is listed that the Chinese and their government still held resentment for the actions of the Japanese during world war 2. But despite this fact, the Yu Jing government gave the japanese the same first class status they gave to all the other nations except the Uighur communities. The Japanese leaders that made the choice to join Yu Jing, “found themselves in direct opposition with part of the population and above all, numerous right-wing opposition groups. Who recovered the work of ‘Yukio Mishima.’“ (Human sphere, page 50, paragraph 2) Mushima was a avid supporter of the Japanese military traditions and was a symbol of Japan's lack of apology for actions during world war 2. This added fuel to the fire of suspicion amongst the other Yu Jing citizens. Open rebellion followed the withdrawal of titles from the Japanese Imperial. And when this failed “the Teenokai organized several” terrorist “attacks, all of them very bloody and several victims. The savagery of its methods turned the stomachs of all Yu Jing citizens.” (Human sphere, page 50, paragraph 8) It was only after these events that “the StateEmpire repealed the first class citizenship status of all Japanese.” (Human sphere, page 50, paragraph 9) This included restrictions on the use of the Japanese language and the practice of a number of traditions. Yu Jing generals did indeed treat Japanese soldiers badly and in turn Kempeitai agents assassinated Yu Jing officers perpetuating the problem. The Party did attempt to address the problem by allowing the Japanese to maintain their own army with their own officers where they could maintain the Japanese language. In conclusion the Yu Jing government can at worst be seen as equal in responsibility for the issues with the Japanese as both entered the union with some suspicion or inflated pride. But Yu Jing gave them the same privileges that others accepted including the South Koreans who were also reluctant at the onset. The rise and support for Japanese Nationalist groups was the trigger for Yu Jing anxiety about historical events. Yu Jing had since attempted to show the Japanese that the situation could be healed by offering full citizenship certificates to those “demonstrating that that they are valuable citizens with much to contribute”, as well as “loyalty to the ideals of the StateEmpire.” while the Japanese terrorists “consider such people collaborators.”(Human sphere, page 51, paragraph 2) This is further demonstrated by the tolerance shown to members to the JSA when Kempeitai within their ranks kill Yu-Jing officers. “The luster of the regional combat force is only clouded by the shameful and criminal activity of the Kempeitai, obstinate in their murder of loyal soldiers and who, through deception and cheating, have come to assume command of entire units in the middle of combat. However, neither the party nor the high command judges all of the valiant Japanese for the attitude of a few renegades.” (Human Sphere, page 58, paragraph 1) This clearly shows that the uprising that follows was perpetrated as relations were improving. Some might argue that the Tatenokai, Kempeitai and their Kuge masters were rushing to rebel before the situation became too comfortable for the majority of Japanese. well that is It so far. Until we know what new glories you Jade Capital and all its people will achieve, keep fighting against the Combined Army and remember it is only through ignorance that the rest of the sphere fails to recognize what we do for mankind.