THE YEAR OF THE GOAT
Released: October 21, 2014
The Chinese calendar, commonly known as the Farmers’ Calendar, or the Hsia Calendar, is a fascinatingly accurate system, which not only records the passage of time, but is also a tool for fortune-telling. The famous traditional fortune-telling system – The Four Pillars of Destiny – is exactly referring to reading a person’s destiny from his birth data as presented in the Hsia calendar format. The unique feature of such calendar is that all information about time – year, month, day and hour are presented in terms of the five basic elements – metal, water, wood, fire and earth, which are believed to be the basic components of everything in the Universe. The relationship between the five elements accurately helps one predict what is to come by way of one’s fortunes and thus, one can by using this knowledge, multiply the good luck or minimize the bad luck in one’s life.
THE YEAR OF THE GOAT
The Year of the Goat, 2015, in the Hsia calendar, is symbolized by two elements – with Yin wood sitting on top of earth. According to the cycle of birth and destruction, which governs the inter-relationship between the elements, wood conquers earth and so they are on the destructive cycle and have fighting relationship. Normally such conflicting elements means disharmony. So there will be international conflicts and clashes. However, it seems such conflicts may be more easily resolved with compromise and concessions in 2015 as the nature of the Yin wood is a flower which is easy to adjust directions and much more flexible. Yin wood also symbolizes the small branches of tree which is not so stubborn and can easily adjust to changing circumstances. With such character, I can expect 2015 will be comparatively less violent than 2014 when the yang wood is a stubborn tree standing by its principles and refuses to bend. In 2015 the flexible and more moderate character of yin wood represents compromising attitude and makes it easier to reach agreement between conflicting interests. As such, it will be easier to arrive at solutions and make treaties to resolve conflicts and struggles .
The Goat is July in the Western calendar, which is still hot summer season, the fire energy is still very powerful. Hidden inside the goat is yin fire, yin earth and yin wood. This is dry summer earth without any water to nourish the wood. As such the Goat is also considered the grave of wood element and dry desert earth. The last two Gulf wars in the deserts of Middle East started in 1991 and 2003, both are years of the Goat, with thousands of US soldiers fought fiercely in Middle East Arabian deserts to liberate Kuwait in 1991 and to overrun Iraq in 2003. With the looming threat of ISIS in Iraq and Syria, it will not be surprising that another Gulf war will breakout in 2015.
The Chinese calendar of Heavenly stems and Earthly Branches goes on 60 years cycle. This means that we had experienced the same Yin wood Goat year 60 years ago in 1955 as well as 120 years ago in 1895. The year 1955 marked the signing of many International treaties for ending conflicts or for forming military co-operations. In Feb 1955, the Baghdad Pact of Mutual Cooperation was signed which is mutual defence treaty among Turkey, Britian, Iran, Pakistan and Iraq. West Germany joined NATO in May 1955, and the Soviet Union and other 7 communist countries formed the Warsaw Pact also in same year. There is Burma- Japan peace treaty was concluded and South east Asia Treaty Organization – another collective defence treaty was also formed in Feb. 1955. In year 1895, also the year of Yin wood goat, the Chinese made Treaty of Shimonoseki with Japan to end the first Sino- Japanese war. leading to massive national protests in China.
In Chinese Metaphysics, wood represents growth and activities. Yin wood in the human body is related to the neck, the spinal cord, the back and the liver organ. Yin wood is often compared to a flower or a twig of tree, which is fragile and easy to bend and break. Hence yin wood people are more moderate and flexible, easy to adjust to circumstance, they are mostly artists with skilful hands and fingers, good at playing musical instruments or handicraft arts such as sewing and tailoring. As such, they have tendency to be artists and skilful in handicraft and fashion. Famous Yin wood artists include Nicole Kidmen and Madonna. Famous fashion icon such as Coco Chanel and Yevs Saint Laurent are also yin wood. However yin wood people will easily suffer injury, particularly to their neck, back bone and small bones. Take for example, Nicole Kidman suffered from osteoporosis and broke her rib cage, and Madonna fell from horse back and broke her backbone on her birthday in year 2005.. Examples of famous yin wood people are Lady Diana, Madonna, Nicole Kidman, CoCo Chanel, Julia Roberts, Sheryl Sandberg, Prince William, John Travolta, Mick Jagger, John Lennon, Hugh Jackman, Malala ……
The wood element basically symbolize Kindness in the Five Quality of people, and they are honest and stand by their principles. Yang wood is more stubborn but yin wood are more flexible and moderate, more easy to adjust to changing environments and adopt different ways to achieve their goals. They are reliable people and trusted friends, but can also compromise to achieve long sustaining success. A good example is Mick Jagger, he had been the most successful rock star for 50 years and was in jail for possession of drugs in 1967, yet he maintained a healthy energetic figure at the age of 70 with good discipline in physical training, yoga, ballet dancing, and vegetarian diet. Even when he was a big rock star in the 1960s, he still completed most of studies in London school of Economics. It is such strong versatility, flexibility and adjustment spirit of yin wood that contribute to such eternal youth and success. Yin wood people are not so aggressive, but more able to negotiate and compromise. So it is a year more able to refrain from aggressive actions and play cool and try best to find compromise solutions. It should be a better year to resolve international conflicts such as territorial disputes and political struggles.
The Goat is strong earth element, in Chinese metaphysics it is the strongest earth as it is the month of July supported by summer fire. Inside the Goat there is hidden yin fire, yin wood and yin earth. So the fire energy still exist and the year is still favorable to energy business, air travel, sports, exercises, entertainment, restaurants, and fire is optimism which will continue to drive up the economy and the stock market. It is anticipated that 2015 the economic recovery in USA and Europe will sustain and continue and as there are less serious conflict like in 2014, the economic atmosphere will be more stable and steady with less dramatic fluctuations.
Certainly the very powerful earth energy of the Goat will also bring earth disasters, earthquake, landslide, avalanche, collapse of buildings etc. The devastating 311 earthquake in Japan in 2011 also occurred on day of Ox and hour of Goat. There is total absence of water in the goat, so it is very dry earth which will also be a cause of forest fire, hurricane, typhoon, and severe weather change. The goat is “grave of wood” and this is not favorable to plants and trees and the environment. Hence the problem of global warming related severe weather disasters will continue and deepen and there will also be environmental disasters in 2015. One cannot rule out nuclear damages, air and sea pollutions leading to serious environmental destruction.
Dry earth also symbolizes the road, such years also more easy to have serious traffic accidents on the road, so one should be careful and refrain from driving cars. The famous car accident that killed the actor James Dean happened on 30/9/1955 which is also year of yin wood goat. Lady Diana died in car accident in 1997 and she is also born on day of yin wood goat. On 11/6/1955 year of yin wood goat, there is serious accident in Le Mans car race with 83 people killed and at least 100 injured.
In Chinese medicine, Earth element is stomach and pancreas, it is also related to cells and muscle, hence cancer disease is mainly caused by earth element getting out of balance. In particular the Goat forms a serious configuration of “earth penalty” with the Ox and Dog which is very much stimulating cancer. Also the lacking of water element in 2015 will weaken our kidney aspect and hence our immune system. As such, it is necessary to take more anti oxidant and omega 3 oil to protect our cells and enhance the water aspect in the our body. The yin wood symbolizes our neck, back bone and spinal cord, without water support, the wood is also unhealthy and there will be more problem related to bone area. The suitable supplements to enhance our bone area is calcium magnesium and omega 3 oil.
I have mentioned above that the Chinese calendar year goes on 60-year cycle. This means that we have experienced the same year of yin wood over goat in 1955 and 1895. Both years were marked with famous peace treaties and Joint defense pacts, such as the Sino Japan Treaty of Shimonoseki in 1895, and the Warsaw Pact, Baghdad Pact, Southeast Asia Treaty Organization, and West Germany joining NATO in 1954. Also there were serious earthquake in Slovenia and mid west of USA in 1895, and in 1955, there were serious earthquakes in California, in Egypt and in Yuzha of China. Other natural disasters occurred in 1955 were hurricanes Diane hit NE of USA killed over 200 people in August, and in September, another serious hurricane Hilda killed about 200 people in Mexico.
However, In these previous wood goat years 1895 and 1955, there were also positive innovations bringing advancements in life-style. The first Disneyland was opened in California in July, 1955, and the first McDonald shop was opened in Illinois in April, 1955. And 120 years ago in 1895 was the first American automobile race in history. Also Nobel Prize was established by Alfred Nobel in November 1985.
Of course, the previous wood goat years were not all peaceful, they were also marked by conflicts and wars. 1895 was a turbulent year in China the defeat of the Qing Empire by Japanese in the Sino-Japanese war resulted in the Treaty of Shimonoseki which gave control of Korea and Taiwan to Japan. This unfair treaty triggers massive protests and the Gongche Shangshui in April/May 1895 when many scholars in Beijing signed petition against the Treaty of Simonoseki. In 1955, the Vietnam war began between North and South Vietnam which lasted until US troops finally withdraw from South Vietnam in 1975.
There were many celebreties, super stars and famous people born on a day of Yin Wood, besides those I mentioned above, many great movies stars, singers, musicians and business tycoon in history belong to wood element. Famous Yin wood people examples are Nicole Kidman, Madonna, CoCo Chanel, Mick Jagger, John Lennon, Kurt Cobain, Prince William, Lady Diana, Rupert Murdoch, John Travolta, Hugh Jackman … Wood is the element of spring season and it represents growth and active energy, it also represents kindness and principles and integrity, Besides such good quality, wood people also possess the advantage of conquering Earth, which is their money element. And in the Chinese 12 animals cycle, earth animals appear 4 times, they are Dragon, Dog, Ox and Goat which is double the amount of other elements. This means the Wood people have double the chance of encountering money luck and this seems to be a big advantage over other elements. As earth is money to wood people, and earth is related to property and houses, most of the property tycoons, particularly the famous ones in Hong Kong are born in a day of wood.. Typical example is Mr. Li Ka Shing, one of the richest person in the world, is born on a day of yang wood with plenty of earth elements in his Four Pillars of Destiny.
As for yin wood, it seems they are more successful in areas of art and performance. Yin wood women are charming and attractive to man as they are like a flower or ivy climbing up and embracing a tree, so they usually gain support from strong man and steadily climb up the ladder of successes. They have amazing versatility and creativity particularly in art, performance skill and fashion. To name a few, we have Nicole Kidman, Madonna, Julia Roberts, Lady Diana, Coco Chanel….. all were born on day of yin wood.
The representative yin wood person is the fashion Icon CoCo Chanel. She was born on 19/8/1883 – a yin wood lady surrounded with yang metal which were her male friends and nobleman supporting her in her life. She was born from poor family background and her mother died when she was 12 and she grew up in a convent as an orphan. During the six years at the orphanage, she learnt the skill of sewing, besides working as a seamstress, she also became a singer and performed in cabaret. Subsequently she had affairs with a few supportive man, among them is a man called Capt. Arthur Edward “Boy” Capel who kept very close relation with her and financed her first fashion shops. Chanel is famous for her artistic talent and life long determination, ambition and energy and also her success had been very much supported by her loyal boy friends in her life. There is even controversy about her friendly relationship with Nazis during the second world war but she was eventually cleared and there is speculative gossip that Sir Winston Churchill helped her in this matter. Her successful life very much reflected the positive quality of a yin wood woman, artistic, creative, versatile, flexible and well adjust to environment, and very charming and attractive to men. .
In Chinese history a famous yin wood woman is the Empress Dowager of the Ching dynasty. She was born on 29/11/1835 at the hour of fire rat. This is yin wood goat year on a yin wood ox day, in the Fire Rat hour. Her four pillars is considered very noble in particular the birth hour of Fire Rat is called the “Most Noble Hour for a Yin wood person” as it is both intelligence element and Nobleman for yin wood.
In Hong Kong our current Chief secretary Ms Carrie Lam is also born in day of Yin wood. Currently she is displaying remarkable courage and strength in steering Hong Kong out of the stormy ocean of student protests.
The Goat is a powerful earth element, and it is in clash against the Ox which is also earth element. When such clash between earth occurs it will trigger serious earth disasters. Such as earthquake, landslide, avalanche, collapse of buildings etc, In particular is that the Goat, Ox and Dog forms a serious configuration called “Earth penalty” which not only brings serious earth trouble, but also triggers serious illness such as stomach problem, pancreas problem and cancer in the human body. The Goat is also dry earth, it refers to desert and the road, so there will be more serious casualty brought by traffic accidents, and also there will be more incidents occur in desert area such as Arabian Gulf or Middle East.
The more dangerous months are earth months of July, October and January, which are months of Goat, Dog and Ox. In the aspect of health, earth is related to the pancreas, stomach and muscle. The strong earth will upset the balance of these areas and can easily trigger problems of cancer, stomach, pancreas and obesity. Diabetes is originated from problem of the pancreas so it will also be more serious in year of the Goat. So it is necessary to take more anti oxidant and omega 3 oil to regulate the earth element. Also too much carbohydrate intake is not suitable as it will create blood sugar which is fire element upsetting the balance of earth element. This will very much increase the risk of diabetes.
With dry earth sitting under wood and total absence of water, the wood will be very dry and unhealthy, as wood also symbolize trees and the environment, wood horse year may bring more serious environmental disaster, such as forest fire, serious air and sea pollutions, oil leakage etc.
The Goat is the animal in clash against the Ox. As both are earth elements and also the Goat and Ox and Dog come together form serious earth penalty, it will be more earth related disasters including earthquake, road accidents as well as stomach and cancer problem.
People who are born in the year of Goat are offending the year, if they have also a Dog somewhere in their four pillars or in their luck, they will suffer from earth penalty and is more susceptible to earth trouble in 2015 if earth is their unfavorable element. This will create health problems and misfortune related to cancer, stomach and muscles. People born in year of Ox is in clash against the year. They usually have more movements and travelling in 2015, it is ok to take such chance to make necessary changes such as moving house, moving office, or changing job or taking trips. However they should take extra care and refrain from risky sports such as driving fast cars, driving airplane, skin diving, parachuting etc. It is recommended that they carry the pendant of a Horse which will help to attract away the Goat, so as to minimize the negative influence of the clash. For people born in year of the Ox, it is good to minimize travelling direct towards the Southwest direction as it is the direction of the Grand Duke in 2015.
The Five basic elements represent different parts of our body, Yin Wood is the liver, neck and backbone, Earth is cells and stomach and pancreas. And in 2015 the yin wood sitting on goat is weak and dry wood symbolizing liver problem and neck, back, spinal cord, and small bones such as fingers and toes. The strong earth conquers water and weakens the immune system. As water is very weak, we should also focus on kidney and immune system.. These kinds of health problems will be more acute in the year 2015. It is important to take more Anti oxidant, Omega 3 oil, vitamin C, vitamin E, grape seed extract as a preventive measure.
In my opinion, the earth of the Goat is an unhealthy element, it is totally dry earth lacking water and metal. As earth is related to stomach, pancreas, muscles and digestive system, the earth goat contains dry earth and fire, and is like junk food with heavy starch, carbohydrate which will bring obesity and diabetes. The first McDonald shop was opened in 1955 in Illinois, USA, which inaugurated the generation of junk food and processed food bringing deterioration of public health in the last 60 years. It is funny that the year McDonald opened is year of Goat which is in clash against the Ox, as McDonald mainly consumes a lot of Ox meat. As such, the year of Goat in 2015 will bring cancer, diabetes and obesity, it is necessary to take a diet with more fresh fruit and vegetable, anti-oxidant, and omega 3 oil.
Diabetes is caused by problem of insulin which is hormone produced by pancreas to regulate blood sugar. So diabetes come from pancreas which is earth element and the sickness is caused by earth element going out of balance, either excessive or lacking earth can bring diabetes. Such imbalance is often resulted from excessive intake of carbohydrate in processed food, which drastically increase our blood sugar and overloaded the pancreas. So in 2015, it is recommended to pay more attention to reduce intake of excessive carbohydrate and sugar in our diet. An example is Steve Jobs, he is weak fire person with excessive amount of earth element. He was diagnosed of pancreas cancer in 2004, but the cancer should have started in 2003 a year of Goat.
Regarding flying star feng shui, the current twenty year period from 2004 to 2024 is called “Age of 8” and this number 8 represents the Trigram of Mountain and it also is symbol of young children. Therefore since stepping into Age of 8 in 2004, it seems there are more disasters and misfortune affecting children. The latest incidents included the South Korean ferry boat disaster in 2014 killing a lot of school kids, the student protests in Hong Kong….this is another examples of young people problem which is most prominent in “Age of 8”. This number 8, representing children will always present in the centre of the flying star chart in this 20 years from 2004 to 2024. So it is always important to pay attentions to children safety and well being in this period of 8.
Regarding the economy, fire element is often the driving force behind the stock market. The five elements are also affecting people’s mood. In general fire is joy, water is fear, Earth is meditation, metal is sadness, and wood is anger. As such, fire year often generates optimism and drive up the stock market, such as 2006 and 2007. But in 2008 the water arrived and obviously people began to have fear about worsening of the USA sub-prime problem and recession. So the financial tsunami occurred in autumn of 2008 leading to a few years of instability in the world economy. The years subsequent to 2008 were missing the fire element, so the crisis and instability particularly in USA and Europe prevailed until 2013, when the US economy showed strong recovery with the fire Snake year. In 2014 horse year the fire element continued to fuel the economy and it is obvious that USA and Europe are out of the bearish years. In 2015, the momentum of fire driven optimism will continue so this could be a year that the economic activities and stock market will continue to be very active particularly in spring and summer. The strong fire and absence of water this year is still positive for the economy and the optimism continue to bring confidence to buy. This positive fire energy will continue into 2015 and 2016 which are also wood and fire showing up in the Heavenly stems.
The wood earth element of 2015 is expected to bring prosperity to wood industries and metal industries; this is because wood conquers earth, so the earth element is a symbol of money to the wood industry, which includes textile, environment, paper, magazines. The second best industries could be metal, as metal conquers wood, so wood is money to metal industry. Metal industries are hi tech, banking, machinery, cars, engineering. Fire industry is also positive as fire produces earth, so it will be an active year for fire elements such as stocks, finance, energy, power generating, oil... The not so good industry is earth. Earth industries are construction, property, agriculture, chemical, insurance…, in a strong earth year, this industry will be very active, but competition is also very strong and the wood goat brings many competitors in the scene.
In summary, the industries that will perform well in the year of the Goat will be industries related to Metal and Wood elements. Metal industries are banking, machinery, engineering, computer, and high tech industries. Wood element is referring to textile, paper, magazine, media, environment... Fire industry will be moving ahead with conservatism; fire sees earth as productivity but sees wood as conservatism and restraint. Fire industries are energy, finance and entertainment. Earth industry may not be doing very well as their money element waterl is absent and the strong earth goat means keen competition in the property market.
In general, the Yin Wood Goat year, with wood on top and earth below, is symbol of optimism and flexibility for compromise and progress. There is still conflict and disharmony in international relationship and may be even a new Gulf war. So it will not be a peaceful year but people are more easy to adjust and willing to negotiate and compromise hence there will be more peace treaties and agreements to avoid international clashes. Also there are natural disasters such as earthquake, landslide, tornado and hurricane and some environmental disasters and nuclear issues and disease and epidemic still prevail.
The animal sign which is most unfavorable is the Ox which is in direct clash against the Goat. Such clashes will usually bring about turbulence, movements, accident or changes...As it is earth clash against earth, it will stimulate misfortunes related to earthquake, landslide, avalanche, collapse of building and traffic accidents on the road. The Goat creates earth penalty with Ox and Dog and these excessive earth will bring health problems in the stomach, pancreas, and even cancer. .People born in the year of the Ox will anticipate more traveling, or movements such as changing jobs or moving house. It is necessary to carry the pendant of a Horse as protection to attract the Goat away. For the Ox people, the clash against the Goat could bring accidents related to earth and road, such as landslide, earthquake, collapse of building, traffic accidents. For people who are under clash with the year, it is ok to travel more, making changes such as moving house, or change job. However, for people born in the year of the Ox, it is recommended not to travel directly towards the direction of the Grand Duke, which is the southwest direction. . The other animal’s signs facing unfavorable positions is the Goat. When Goat encounters Goat year will be offending the Grand Duke as well as potential penalty with Dog and Ox. . Such penalties will usually bring disharmony, irritation, worries and frustrations, as well as sickness, it is necessary to carry Horse pendant to minimize the negative effect.
The animals combining with the Goat year are the Horse, the Pig, and the Rabbit. These animals are into a year of harmony. However, such animal astrology is not totally reliable as the system is not recognized as a formal type of fortune-telling. For more reliable assessment of one’s fortune in the year of the Horse, it is recommended that one checks the full Four Pillars of Destiny, which requires full birth data information of the Year, Month, Day and Hour of birth. As the animal signs can appear in all four pillars in a person’s birth data, the clash and penalty relationship with the Goat will not only cause impact on people born in the year of Ox and Goat. Such clash and penalties can also impact anyone who has such animals in the birth month, or day or hour.
Some examples of famous people born in the year of the Ox and in clash against the Goat in 2015 are President Barak Obama, Sergey Brin and Larry Page of Google, Pricilla Chan, Bernard Arnault ……. There are people not born in the year of Ox, but they are also under clash because they are born on the day of Ox, so they will also face a challenging year. Some examples of these people are Joe Biden, Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey ……. …. The clash against the Day Pillar will usually cause movement or conflict in the family or human relationship area, especially in the relationship with the spouse or opposite sex.
People born in year of the Goat is said to be “offending the Grand Duke” and it is also recommended to carry pendant of the Horse... Examples of people born in Goat year are Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Mel Gibson, Nicole Kidman, Yingluck Shinawatra, Rupert Murdoch, John Kerry…
The more serious configuration is the Three Earth Penalty formed by the presence of Ox, Goat and Dog. Penalty is hidden danger and will cause irritation, worries and serious misfortune related to earth element. These will include misfortunes, relationship problems and health issues. Some examples of such people coming up with earth penalty in 2015 are Arnold Schwarzenegger, Julia Roberts, Madonna, Bill Clinton, Donald Trump, Angela Merkel, Kim Jong Un, David Cameron, Janet Yellen…. So many important world leaders and celebrities seems to be affected in 2015. These penalties are serious and dangerous, and the minimum protection is to carry pendant of Horse to attract away the incoming Goat year.
The Rat is “Flower of Romance” in the year of the Goat. For people who are born in years of Rat or day of Rat can anticipate a more sociable year with more opportunity to develop friendship with the opposite sex... People born in the year of the Snake or day of Snake will be into year of “Travelling Horse” and the Goat year will trigger more travelling and movement.
The Goat is a “Nobleman” for people born in years of Yang wood, Yang metal, Yang earth Heavenly stems. This means any birth year ending with the number 0, 4, 8 such as 1950, 1960, 1970, 1980, 1990, 1954, 64,84, and 1958, 68, 78, 88…..ect. “Nobleman” is our protective angels who will come to help us and make everything smooth and positive. The Horse is also the “Academic star” for people born in a Yin wood year. So it is good to choose a horse day or horse month, or horse hour for baby birth, and a favorable birth month will be August ( Monkey ) December ( Rat ), as the Monkey and Rat are “Nobleman” of Yin wood year..
Feng Shui energies also change from year to year. Therefore, it is necessary to watch for the re-allocation of good and bad energies at the beginning of each year, so that we can take necessary precautions if some bad energy happens to arrive at important locations of our residence or offices. In the year of the Goat, the bad energy called “Five Yellow” – symbolizing obstacles and misfortune, arrives at the W. It is recommended that one hangs a metal wind chime in the W of the house to dissolve this bad energy. The worst months will be in April, June, July, 2015 and January 2016. Another bad star number 2, symbolizing sickness, will arrive in the southeast in 2015. The traditional method to dissolve this 2 is to hang a string of six metal coins in the affected area in the south east of the house The Grand Duke this year is in the Southwest, hence it is not favorable to “move earth” or make substantial construction work in this direction. It is also not recommended for one to sit with back against West as you will be sitting against the unfavorable energy called “Three Shars” or “Three Killings”. The Northeast is the “Crash position” against the Grand Duke which is also not good to sit. The bad star 3 is a star of conflict and robbery. This is present in the centre.. It is necessary to put a piece of red paper in this position to minimize such bad influence. Also the bad star 7, representing scandals is in the South, the traditional solution for this bad star 7 is to place 3 piece of bamboo plant grown in clear glass vase of water in the South location. As we are already passed middle of “Age of 8” the star 7 already becomes very negative, we have seen the “Curse of 7” in the tragic incident of MH17 so it is necessary to pay serious attention to cure this 7.The annual star 3 located in the centre is the Trigram Thunder and Earthquake , as such, it is anticipated that more earthquake can be anticipated in 2015 and the affected area could be Central and West area. The star 3 is also a star of conflict which may bring more clashes and conflict particularly in the center area, This will often affect Middle East and countries and regions with name “Central”, this may include China as well as the name of China is Central Country.