[global news CheonJi] ② Grieving from terror and war

Korean ▶ [global news CheonJi] ② 테러전쟁에 시름하는 지구촌 평화를 주소서 ◆Is the destruction of the humanity quickened?.... Disasters of the weapon The problem is the weapons that appear in the closed-pitched-battle against the IS. The IS is attacking with the weapons made in the USA which they stole from Iraq. Also, it is known that they acquire weapons through the method of smuggling from international organizations. Last year, an organization exposed in Kuwait last November was discovered to be buying some of the weapons from Ukraine and handing over to the IS. The IS began developing chemical weapon on their own. In order to counterpart the IS, the US- Western states coalition uses high-technology weapons. It is not an exaggeration to say that it is the testbed of the weapons of newly developed model. Major fighter jets from each countries such as F-22 rapter of the US, Rafale of France, Sukhoi Su-34 of Russia etc. were mobilized. Also, the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) which is the nuclear-powered aircraft carriers and French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle (R91) appeared in the waters of the Middle East. Russia also mobilized state-of-the-art bomber and submarine-launched cruise missile. These weapons are making the regions conquered by the IS, such as Syria in ruins. ◆"Refugees" who are living appalling lesser-than-human life The life of the refugees who are the scapegoat of wars reminds of the hell on earth. UNHCR and IOM announced that the number of refugees which have entered into the Europe exceeded a million. It was also announced that the number of refugees who went across the ocean to Europe is about 9,725,000, and the number of refugees who crossed the borders of Bulgaria and Greece from Turkey by land reaches 24,000. Even though they had a narrow escape, without the country of their own nationality, their life is barren. However, according to the UN, more than 4,500,000 Syrians are neglected in isolated areas or regions difficult to approach. They are cut off from food, medical supplies, and fuels and barely managing to live. Just like this, wars and terrors are making the global community into a pandemonium however, the solution seems in distance. Because of the wars guiltless victims are being made in rapid succession. The international community is continuing on the discussion to resolve this however, the situation is getting worse. A groundbreaking alternative is being asked to the international society. By Kang Soo-Kyoung ksk@newscj.com

[global news CheonJi] ① Grieving from terror and war

Korean ▶ [global news CheonJi] ① 테러전쟁에 시름하는 지구촌 평화를 주소서 The disaster of "religion and weapon made by human Terror and conflicts occurring in all over the global community is worsening. At the break of the new year in some countries few dozens of people were executed due to the conflicts between religions and the scapegoat of terror and war are continuously occurring everyday. Refugees in the war zones are not even able to receive relief supplies and leading an horrific life like hell. ◆Continuation of the sad news related to the terror and wars On January 2nd, the Saudi Arabian government a regional hegemon of the Middle East let out the news of executing 47 including a Shiite leader Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr and kindled the fire of the conflict in the Middle East. Protest against Saudi Arabia was uprised in Islam states right away, and the Iranian citizens attacked and put fire on Saudi embassy. In response to this, Saudi Arabia cut its diplomatic relationship with Iran and the allies of Saudi Arabia cut the relationship with Iran on after another to show its alliance. The worry of international society heightened if the coalition in the Middle East against the IS- the Islam extremist armed group which commits murder under the name of a religion- has weakened because of this incident. The IS can be seen as the leading group of all terrorists around the world. The IS has put the whole world into a state of terror as it continued on with terrors which do not indiscriminate targets and places such as the terror on Charlie Hebdo, Paris, Gunmen attack on Corinthia Hotel in Libya, Tunisia museum attack, Yemen mosque bombing, Russian private plane crash etc. As the IS became more notorious, the support from Islam extremest has expanded. Nagiria's Boko Haram, Wilayat Sinai in the Sinai peninsula of Egypt, Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP), Jemaah Islamiyah etc. swore their royalty towards the IS. Last June, 2014 the IS declared itself its establishment of a state and beheaded a reporter with the United States' nationality and broadcasted the video clip. Afterwords, it killed the prisoners of wars from USA, GB, Russia, Japan and China. The method of killing was beyond imagination; beheading, gunshooting, burning, drowning, falling tec. One member publicly executed his own mother, which is an immorality crime because she recommended him to come out from the IS. Violation of human rights is also very serious. Last June, a 14-year-old child was electrically tortured and a 5-month-old infant was killed and a female child of Yazidis, a minority nation in Iraq, was raped. It is also known that kinapping, raping, and human trafficking of Yazidis women are rampant. Syrian Observatory For Human Rights announced that it has reached about 2000 civilians who the IS executed for the last one-and-a-half years from July 2014. By Kang Soo-Kyoung ksk@newscj.com ▶Continued to ②

[global news CheonJi] From Elephant to Lion... the World is Watching India

Korean ▶ [global news CheonJi] 코끼리에서 사자로 세계가 주목하는 인도, 어떤 나라? The whole world's eyes are gazing toward India It has infinite potential and economic growth to serve as its foundation The world is focusing on India, a country that is staving off the image of being a poor country and striving to change and grow. According the World Bank last January 14th, in the midst of the worlds economy being in a state of depression, the estimated growth of Indias economy was a recorded7.3%. It stands alone, continuing in bounds. Indias projected growth rate for 2016 and 2017 are 7.8% and 7.9%, respectively. According to experts, a 7% growth rate will continue for the next 10 years. Globally, India is highly competitive in the area of software. Those who head the prestigious and widely-known information and communication technology (ITC) companies such as Microsoft (MS), Nokia, Softbank, Adobe, and more are all from India. ◆Abundant Human Resources "A Population of 1.2 Billion" With the almost significant increase in growth of India, there is an Abundance of human resources and Modinomics. The population of India as of 2011 was 1.21 billion, making it the second most populated country after China. which is the first. It is estimated that by 2020, India will rank number one with a population of 1.4 billion, surpassing China. In addition, India is seen as being structurally strong in terms of population. It has a large number of youth, with more than half of the population under the age of 25. It is a country with great potential, possessing abundant human resources for labor and production. Another key attribute about India is its economic policy which focuses on aggressively attracting foreign investments. This policy, known as Modinomics, was introduced by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who took office last May. Last year, Prime Minister Modi emphasized the manufacturing of goods and utilizing the Make in India, campaign. This year he is stressing, Startup India, for startup venture companies, where the establishment of technology-based startup companies is highly encouraged. ◆Continuous Racial and Religious conflicts As a country with much transformation which the whole world is focusing on is India. What kind of place is it? It is a place where a vast population of various languages, religions, and cultures are gathered into one place. It Is difficult to talk about the religions of the world without mentioning India. It is the place where the origin of four religions is. They are: Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism. Additionally, it is known as the land of gods or the "department store of religions." This is also where foreign religions such as Islam, Christianity, Judaism, Zoroastrianism, etc. coexist. Due to this very reason, the conflicts between religions and ethnicities were the fate of India. In 1947, during the time period of gaining independence from the UK, it is estimated that approximately 500,000 to a million people were killed due to the conflicts between Hindus and Muslims. India and Pakistan were divided in a similar way, and eventually had two more bloody wars. They are still on unfavorable terms. Not only this, but due to conflicts between ethnic and religious ideologies, such as Hinduism and Sikhism and Hinduism and Christianity. There have been countless victims. India was unable to free itself of international conflicts. There were continuous conflicts with the bordering countries of Pakistan and China. With this background, India, that has endured a severe history, has desperately longed for peace above all other nations. ◆Mahatma Gandhi, Non-Violent Movement Amidst these conflicts, Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948) was born. Gandhi proposed "non-violence and non-resistance," leading the Indian National Movement. "An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind. We can read about his thoughts and life. He is one who decided that violence cannot be stopped by violence. Therefore, he led the independence movement of his nation with non-violence and peace. In 1947, during the period of gaining independence from Germany, he was concerned India would be divided due to religious issues stemming from deep conflict between the Islamic and Hindu faiths. In response, he went on a hunger strike and finally brought about the agreement of the cessation of conflict by beginning with two religious leaders. He hoped for a conflict-free, united India. India is the country that wished for the true light of peace. It has experienced countless religious and racial conflicts. Gandhi, the great national leader, was born midst these conflicts. Now India can no longer can be put into confinesand labeled as a "poor country." The whole world's eyes are gazing toward India. It is preparing for a leap in the world. It has infinite potential and economic growth to serve as its foundation. by Baek Ji-Won jour234@newscj.com

Man Hee Lee initiates for the attainment of peace in Mindanao

Philippines PTV reporter interview [NewsCheonji=Song Tae-Bok] Q1. What's the meaning of the peace agreement of Mindanao Catholic - Islamic by Chairman-Lee? -The Mindanao Peace agreement is a courageous and or distinct plan in achieving peace in Mindanao. It really meant a lot to us Filipinos especially to the people in Mindanao. The realization that there should be unity in religions is really great and made the representatives from different religions think of their distinctive role to play in having peace. It also means that there are people and or organization (Mr. Lee and HWPL) who really thought of bringing an end to not just war but all the things that is the end result of war like being uneducated, traumatized by war, malnutrition and poverty. Q2. Chairman-Lee is not a government person but could we evaluate because of him mindanao accomplish the peace? - Mr. Lee is not a politician, and he is not from Mindanao but his advocacy for peace paved the way for him to reach Mindanao and initiate for the attainment of peace in the region. His intention in achieving peace in a war stricken area is seen as real and coming from his heart unlike politicians and government leaders who just talk about peace just to gain fame and win the heart of voters especially now that there is only 11 months left before the May 2016 national and local elections. Q3. Recently Chairman Man Hee Lee invited by the residents of Mindanao island. They made a HWPL DAY. Repesentatives of Catholic - Islamic are gave the appreciation to Chairman Lee. How do you think about this result? -The recently concluded HWPL Day or Mindanao Peace Summit is a clear manifestation that peace is attainable if we really want to make it happen. Seeing the huge number of participants in a war stricken area in Mindanao was really awesome, people there usually fears to express what they feel or their sentiments but seeing them freely walking with advocacy for peace with Mr. Lee means that there bondage to fear and war is coming to an end. They gained the courage to take a stand on what they think is right maybe because someone like Mr. Lee didn't fear of coming to Mindanao and fight for them. The appreciation they gave Mr. Lee is a strong indication of their great gratitude for his work for peace. Indeed, peace is not impossible, it's attainable. Q4. Plz say anything to the People who want to know the Chairman Lee's peace achievement of Mindanao. -My message is that they should have a clear mind and heart on this matter. Instead of criticizing and denying Mr. Lee's accomplishments in attaining world peace they should instead appreciate the efforts of Mr. Lee and just work hand in hand with his advocacy for world peace.