字幕表 動画を再生する 英語字幕をプリント Welcome back to China Uncensored. I'm Chris Chappell. Wait, what's that?! Why, it's a Chinese spy ship! Off the coast of Alaska! And I'm guessing it's not there just for the beautiful view of Alaska's rugged wilderness. But don't worry! US officials know it's there. Making it... maybe not the best spy ship. Unless… Wait, where did it go?! Shoot, folks, I guess it's nowhere to be found. So what was it doing there in the first place? I mean really, there are so many things happening in Alaska that China would want to spy on. For example, what's going to happen on the next season of Deadliest Catch? Or Ice Road Truckers? Or Alaskan Bush People? Or The Last Frontier? Or Gold Rush? Or Slednecks? Fun fact: Alaska has more reality shows per capita than anywhere else in the world. There are several more that we didn't even show you. Maybe we should just get the Chinese military a subscription to the Discovery channel. Well, one thing's for sure. With a Chinese spy ship so close to US shores, the US government— Wait, the US government says they don't care? Having a Chinese spy ship hanging around Alaska is totally fine? Wait a minute, maybe this is for a new reality TV show! But as fun as that would be, there's probably something else going on. "The Chinese spy ship was only 100 miles from Kodiak, Alaska. That's where our military launched an anti-ballistic missile earlier this week." Ah, that makes more sense. They were watching the US military as it tested its THAAD missile system on July 11th. “So it starts here near Hawaii, where the Pentagon says an airforce plane launched a target missile. And then it launched a so-called THAAD missile from Kodiak, Alaska to intercept it. Well, let's see— the two missiles met mid-air and 'big boom' is the result.” So the Chinese spy ship was there to watch our missiles go boom. Understandably, that's exciting. But the thing is, this spy ship came fairly close to US shores— just around 100 miles away. That's technically in international waters, but still... For some context, this Alaska. Kodiak is a small city on a small island also named Kodiak. It's home to some not so small bears, also named Kodiak. Those bears are probably why the Chinese spy ship left in a hurry. Although that would also be a great reality show. So what's the big deal about this US missile test that the Chinese military would risk imminent bear-death to watch? Well, as I said, it was a test of a missile defense system called THAAD. It's the same kind of missile defense array the US has installed in several places around the world. In particular, the US installed a THAAD system in South Korea a few months ago. That was designed to defend against attacks launched by North Korea. But the stakes were raised earlier in July. That's when North Korea tested an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile that could hit Alaska. So maybe China sent its spy ship to observe whether THAAD would be successful if it had to deal with any future missiles from North Korea. “'Big boom' is the result.” That's CNN-speak for “very successful.” So clearly, the THAAD system in Alaska is working well. Or as CNN might say, “it's booming well.” But that's not necessarily good news from the Chinese Communist Party's perspective. They're upset about the similar THAAD system the US installed in South Korea. It's not that the Chinese regime wants South Korea to be destroyed by North Korean missile strikes. It's that an American missile defense system stationed in South Korea could also be used against China, should the Chinese regime ever decide that it wants to take its growing military technology out for a spin. So a Chinese spy ship off the coast of Alaska is unusual. But it follows a lot of other unusual activity recently by the Chinese military. An officials told CNN that, “the US had observed similar Chinese vessels in recent days sailing off the coast of Guam and shadowing a joint US-Australian military exercise.” Also, China just sent half of their aircraft carriers through Taiwan's defense zone. What's that, Shelley? China only has two aircraft carriers? So they sent one aircraft carrier to Taiwan. China also just told Japan to get used to the fact they'll be flying bombers by. Though if the Chinese Communist Party really wanted to see how the latest US THAAD test turned out, they could have just watched CNN from the comfort of their own homes. “Big boom' is the result.” Waaaiit a minute, that's a great idea for a new reality show! And when we come back, how China's real estate boom is about to go bust. A spy ship can't see everything. But you can if you go to ChinaUncensored.tv! That's where we have the full half hour episode, which includes this and other segments! So what are you waiting for? Click below and go to ChinaUncensored.tv.