字幕表 動画を再生する 英語字幕をプリント A massive skyscraper shakes Bitcoin prices plummet And China expands its nuclear arsenal That and more on this week's China news headlines Welcome to China Uncensored, I'm Chris Chappell. And these are this week's China news headlines The Chinese Communist Party has prided itself on how it's transformed China into a land of glittery skyscrapers. The problem is all those skyscrapers are made in China. This video shows people in Shenzhen fleeing in panic as a skyscraper, almost 1000 feet tall, starts wobbling and swaying, even though there was no earthquake or bad weather. People inside the building were evacuated, and an investigation is ongoing into—why a giant skyscraper just randomly started wobbling. But experts “found no safety abnormalities in the main structure and surrounding environment of the building”. Other than the fact the building wobbles! These have been a bad couple of weeks for the public image of Chinese construction. Last week, a man was left dangling from one of China's infamous glass bridges, after the glass shattered in strong wind. There's a big problem in China of construction corruption. Officials or contractors often siphon money from construction, during each phase of the project. So the end result can be dangerously unstable buildings. It's such a common problem, Chinese people have a name for it—Tofu Dreg Construction. Because it's like the buildings are made of the scraps left behind from making tofu. That's right, not even tofu. Tofu scraps. So in a way, it's appropriate that a Titanic replica is now under construction in China. If that falls apart, it's just being historically accurate. Speaking of things collapsing—the price of Bitcoin. We partly have a Chinese government crackdown to thank. Chinese authorities said the crypto market was too volatile so restricted trading, which caused a volatile drop in the price of crypto, including BitCoin. But if you've lost a bunch of money, don't worry, China is helping out. With over half a million dollars in counterfeit currency. This is one of the tactics of the Chinese Communist Party's economic warfare against the US. China is flooding the US with fake goods. In 2019, Customs and Border Patrol made almost 28,000 seizures. Those goods would have been worth $1.5 billion dollars if they were genuine. And almost half of those fake goods came from China. So considering the economic warfare China is waging against the US, you'll probably be wanting to invest in Chinese stocks with ties to the Chinese military. Well fear not, a Trump era ban on doing just that has been postponed! But you'd better move quick. You only have until June 11. Buy now! A former American university professor has been sentenced to 37 months in prison for lying on grant applications. He was trying to get millions of dollars in federal grant money to do research in China. As part of his sentence, he was also “ordered to pay more than $3.4 million in restitution to the National Institute of Health and approximately $413,000 to The Ohio State University.” If he's having a hard time raising the money, maybe he could invest in Dogecoin? And after the break, the US may be falling behind China on science. But there's a plan to change that. Welcome back. Some fear the US is falling behind China in the sciences. So the Senate is considering a $120 billion dollar investment to counter China. It's a bipartisan bill. It is led by Democratic Senate Majority leader Chuck Schumer and Republican Senator Todd Young. You see, the US kind of realized the problem of having China dominate things like the medical equipment supply chain when the coronavirus hit. China is rapidly expanding its nuclear weapons arsenal. That's a concern for the US and Russia—who have a regular nuclear dialogue to make sure things don't go Duke Nukem. However, China doesn't seem to be willing to join these nuclear arms talks. According to U.S. disarmament Ambassador Robert Wood “Despite the PRC's dramatic build-up of its nuclear arsenal, unfortunately it continues to resist discussing nuclear risk reduction bilaterally with the United States.” But as world-ending catastrophes go, China is willing to work with the US on climate change. Working to fight climate change can actually be good for business. Especially the business of ethnic slave labor. A new report this week found China is using Uyghur forced labor to make parts for solar panels. And China makes about 70% of the world's solar panels. The Chinese Communist Party has been in propaganda overdrive to cover up their genocide of the Uyghurs in Xinjiang. I talked about that in a previous episode. One of the Party's propaganda tools is releasing videos from Uyghurs. “Chinese state media have published dozens of the videos praising the Communist Party and showing Uyghurs angrily denouncing former U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for declaring a genocide in the far west Xinjiang region.” The Party has been claiming that people made these videos totally spontaneously and out of their own free will. Because they're just so, so angry at Mike Pompeo. But in a very shocking twist, it turns out the Chinese regime ordered Uyghurs to make these videos. The Associated Press obtained a screenshot of a text message sent to government officials in Xinjiang, telling them to find Uyghurs to make these videos. And the text even spelled out what these Uyghurs should say in their totally spontaneous videos: “Express a clear position on Pompeo's remarks, for example: I firmly oppose Pompeo's anti-Chinese remarks, and I am very angry about them...Express your feelings of loving the party, the country and Xinjiang (I am Chinese, I love my motherland, I am happy at work and in life, and so on).” Very convincing. You know, after years of bending Hollywood to its will, you'd think the Communist Party could get some better screenwriters. Unfortunately, the man who leaked this government text to the AP has now been detained for “instigating splittism”. At least until he makes a video about how much he loves the Chinese Communist Party. Totally spontaneously and out of his own free will. The genocide of Uyghur Muslims in China is part of the reason there's a growing call for a Boycott of the 2022 Beijing Olympic games. This week, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi joined that call. Specifically she's calling for a diplomatic boycott. That's where individual athletes would be allowed to go and compete. But US officials would not attend the games. There's a new job in China—organ donation coordinators. You see, China has been rapidly expanding its organ transplant industry. Lots of money to be made there. Most of those organs come from religious and ethnic minorities, like Falun Gong practitioners or Uyghur Muslims, who are killed for their organs. China didn't have any voluntary organ donation system until 2011. Unless you count the system where the Party “volunteered” Uyghurs and Falun Gong. But even after the Party started a separate system for people to actually voluntarily donate their organs, not many people used it. So that's where organ donation coordinators come in. “Their role is to convince families of dying patients to agree to donate their loved one's organs.” Except according to a former organ donation coordinator, that usually means screwing poor people. “[He] recounted one case involving a very poor family. Their dying family member could still have been saved with proper medical treatment. But the family decided not to proceed with this. Instead, they chose to starve him—and cash out.” Yeah, don't get an organ transplant in China. And a Chinese propaganda ploy in Turkey backfired badly. China hosted a drawing contest for highschoolers called China in My Dreams. Students were supposed to submit artwork that best described the ties between China and Turkey. And boy did they ever. Here are some examples. Xi Jinping surrounded by Uyghurs skulls, and another that shows a man dressed in clothing made of the PRC flga putting his hand over a Uyghurs mouth, expressing the idea that uyghurs have no freedom of speech. Yet other social media users have shared drawings on various themes: uyghurs hanged by nooses made from China's flag; uyghurs who were killed by a sword while china and Turkey carried on their 'friendship;' and the Chinese state representatives demolishing mosques, impressioning uyghurs. I so love it when the Communist Party's propaganda initiatives blow up in their face. And now it's time to answer a question from a member of the China Uncensored 50 Cent Army, fans who support us and our efforts to expose the truth about the Chinese Communist Party on the crowd funding website Patreon. Nikolay asks: “Chris, In a case of war, what do you think will happen with US companies that pander to CCP, like YouTube and Twitter?” Well Nikolay, I'd hate to see an actual boots on the ground war between the US and China, but if something like that were to happen, many Western companies, not just the tech companies like YouTube and Twitter, would be screwed. In fact, one of the first things the Communist Party would do is to seize the factories and assets of any American companies that are operating inside China. Right now, these companies think the China market means big business and big bucks. Of course it never works out that way. But if the American public decided they wouldn't give their business to companies with ties to China, those companies would change how they do things. And the great news is it doesn't need to take a war for that to happen. Right now, you can start buying from competitors who don't invest in China, or boycott companies that turn a blind eye to the Chinese Communist Party. Hit 'em where it hurts—in the wallet. Thanks for your question Nikolay and your support. And a big thank you to everyone who supports China Uncensored on Patreon. We could not do this show without you. So thank you for joining us in the fight to expose the Chinese Communist Party to the world. If you're interested in joining, head over to Patreon.com/ChinaUncensored. You'll get a bunch of cool perks, including the chance to have me answer your question on the show! Once again I'm Chris Chappell, see you next time.