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Early this morning there were literally many thousand of New Zealand and Australian people flocking to Anzac Cove in Gallipoli to remember the soldiers feld there back in world war one when there was basically a masacre of those men at that battle.

The head of the NZDF or otherwise known as new zealander defence forces who goes by the name of arthur gawn kicked off proceedings down there at the service that started at dawn time. He began the whole thing with the traditional cry of remembrance.

He was quoted as announcing how when the soldiers arrived at the cove on that fateful day, they sensed the occasion but they were not aware that their lost lives would become something so significant as to inspire an annual remembrance event. He then went on to talk about how these soldiers have legends and that the landscape surrounding the cove was witness to what took place there.

The calm they experienced at the service this morning served as an eery reminder of what was to come after the soldiers landed on the sand. That calm would be followed by chaos and gun fire which saw most if not all of them slain.

The speech basically went on and on about what the speaker thought the soldiers might have experienced at the time. Really, no one knows what it was like. Also, there is rarely mention of the context of the massacre. The English sent the Australian and New Zealand men in knowing they would be massacred. This was to pave the way for the English soldiers following up from behind. The idea is that the bullets and energy would be spent on the Australian and New Zealand men to make the battle a lot easier for the English soldiers when they came through after that. This kind of tactic, deliberately sending in men from other countries of the commonwealth not native to England took place throughout the first world war. It was essentially a despicable and illegal tactic employed by the poms.

Major dawn who made the speech at the ceremony this morning, also read some of the diary entries of soldiers that went to battle at Gallipoli. These brave and survived men, described a scene of horror on that beach. One of them was quoted as writing that there were three corpses for every three yards gained by the men.

After that first talk, the second speaker was a politician from Australian named Michael Ronaldson. He was to reflect on the quietness that they were taking in this morning. He described it as eerie and a reminder of the chilling horror that the place represents. He said that the silence also served as a cue to take stock to remember what had happened there 99 years ago.

He also went on to talk about how it is difficult to actually imagine what it might hav been like at the time. He waxed about how those men with their great efforts had to steal themselves from the safety and warmth of their homes and their families to go and put their lives on the line for their nations and people.

There was also a speaker from the Turkish army who paid tribute to the slain men too. He said that when they were killed those men became sons of the Turkish mother nation.

After that a choir would sing a beautiful rendition of the Amazing Grace song.

After that, the governor from England jerry matpara made a speech. He first contrasted what had been a beautiful summer throughout Europe against the dark ravages that occured throughout the ensuing war which began after summers end. He would then go on to acknowledge the bravery of the sacrafices made at the cove by all of those new zealand and Austran men.

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Big business manufacturing baby food and selling it to people in China are now reeling after changes to regulations governing these types of products.

The Chinese government recently tightened quality controls surrounding the making of these baby milk powders. Some of the terminology to affect companies concerns what is to determine ‘clear control’ as well as ‘close association’. These terms will have a big impact on how organizations will be able to gain registration with the Chinese government business authority.

Minister Kaye who is the Chinese safety of food stuffs minister said that currently about ten percent of manufacturers of the products do not actually own and run their own production facility. She said that instead of doing it that way, they just outsource to other factories that can make it for them.

Apparently around about fifty seperate businesses produce approximately seventy different brands selling essentially the same stuff. She added to that the acknowledgement that the vast majority of exports, 90 percent in fact, come from larger multi national corporations.

<h2>What are the implications of these changes?</h2>
The implications for smaller businesses in this space will now need to establish that they are closely associated with a well known manufacturer. However, China have setup an embassy in China to assist those business transition over to the new system and not lose business. At the end of the day there is a baby formula shortage in China and they don’t want these businesses to go under. However, at the same time, they need to make sure the quality control is in place as they don’t want any of their peoples’ babies to be negatively impacted to their health.

New Zealand representative for major industry Mr Guy saithat around twelve or thirteen different manufacturing plants needed to upgrade their facilities to meet the new requirements of the Chinese government.

Granted these changes to the system have been known to the affected business for some time now. However, when they took affect they do not seem to have been able to anticipate with accuracy what the true impact would be. Apparently, this has now caused a bit of a shock to the businesses involved in the ordeal.

In reality, it seems to have been an exercise in diluting the number of players allowed to be in the space. In fact, the shock seems to have been due to the fact that businesses were led to believe that it was going to be a change in the auditing processes. However, it is now clear that many businesses have effectively been deregistered from being able to do business in China. Minister for primary industries went on to say that this has actually hit some of the businesses hard. He added to that, that not all the brands and organizations would be left out over the longer period of time going forward.

This all comes of the back of unfortunate circumstances that took place back in 2008 when over 300,000 babies in china were affected by melamine that was in the food. In fact, six died. Therefore, it doesn’t just impact the business from New Zealand. There will be many others that won’t keep up in China either. The Chinese government simply cannot afford to have this happen again. Ultimately, they are in charge of food safety measures throughout the country.