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  • China and Iran are buddying up

  • The Biden Administration is left hanging

  • and there's more at stake than you may think

  • Welcome to China Uncensored, I'm Chris Chappell.

  • Before we begin, the reason this show is possible  is thanks to the support from viewers like you.  

  • YouTube would have run us out of business with  all the demonetization and shadow banning.  

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  • The Chinese Communist Party is actively  making the world a more dangerous place.  

  • One of the ways is by dethroning  the US as the global superpower.  

  • And to do that, the Communist Party supports  authoritarian regimes around the world.

  • The latest example:  

  • Iran. China just signed a 25 year deal with  Iran worth potentially 400 billion dollars.

  • That money will go into a variety of Iranian  projects. The usual Belt and Road stuff. Ports,  

  • oil, gas. Oh, and did I mention nuclear power?

  • Wasn't there something about Iran and  nuclear power the world was concerned with?

  • “U.S. intelligence agencies  have long suspected Iran  

  • of using its civilian nuclear program as a cover  for clandestine weapons development”—basically,  

  • they're trying to make nuclear weapons.

  • And the fun doesn't stop at nuclear  technology. Iran and Chinawill also  

  • deepen their defense cooperation as China  will transfer some military technology.”

  • Fantastic

  • Israel is particularly concerned about that.

  • So what does China get out of thisGlobal power and influence. Oh, and oil

  • Iran is an international pariah. It  has a horrible human rights track  

  • record. That's why Iran and China can  be friends--they have so much in common.

  • The US ranks Iran as one of the top  

  • state sponsors of terrorism. Not to  mention its aggressive nuclear program.

  • That's why the Trump Administration  put sanctions on Iran.

  • Now the Biden administration is hoping  to use those sanctions as leverage  

  • to get Iran to back off from its nuclear program.

  • But the new Iran-China deal gives Iranlot of power. It doesn't have to come back  

  • to the negotiating table with the US, if  it can increase trade with China instead.

  • In fact, already the China-Iran deal  

  • has forced the Biden Administration to go a little  softer on Iran. Soon after that deal was penned,  

  • Biden came to Iran with a new proposal  that included more sanctions relief.

  • Iran desperately needs sanctions relief to prop  up its economy. But now it's also looking at  

  • selling more stuff to China instead of to Europe  or other countries that would follow US sanctions.

  • China imports about 70% of its oil. And  now, more of that oil will come from Iran.

  • In exchange [for the deal],  China would receive a regular and  

  • heavily discounted supply of Iranian oil.”

  • The deal helps Iran dodge American  sanctions, and the cash infusion  

  • will ease economic pressure  on the ruling mullahs.”

  • So more money for the Iranian regime, and for  Iranian backed terrorist groups like Hezbollah

  • There's another part of the deal  that potentially weakens the US.  

  • China and Iran want to create a joint bank. It's  unclear how, or even if, this bank would work.

  • But it's part of a bigger push by China,  

  • Iran, and Russia to break the US dollar's  hold on global trade and finance.

  • Nearly all of the 71 countries that are  part of China's Belt and Road Initiative  

  • have deals with China that involve US dollars.

  • And the power of the US dollar is precisely why  US sanctions work to rein in regimes like Iran and  

  • North Korea, as well as specific Chinese officials  who have been crushing democracy in Hong Kong.

  • So far all those reasons, China and Iran teaming  up is not good for the US and the free world.

  • And there's an even bigger problem. America's  enemies are working together up to undermine  

  • what Biden calls therules  basedinternational order.

  • As the Wall Street Journal says,  “Think Iran and Russia in Syria;  

  • or China and Russia evading United  Nations sanctions to aid North Korea;  

  • or China and Russia working through  Cuba to prop up Venezuela's regime.”

  • Of course the deal is  controversial even inside Iran.  

  • After all, China doesn't have a great  reputation when it comes to these kinds of  

  • bilateral deals. They often end up with the  other party getting stuck in a debt trap

  • Very little about the deal has been made  public. And there's a push for more details.

  • But an Iranian spokesperson said they  have no legal obligation to publish it.  

  • The agreement wasnot an  international treaty, or agreement,  

  • and does not require parliamentary approval  under this legal interpretation,” he said.

  • Ah secret deals. Always a plus  when you're a dictator. By the way,  

  • that Iranian spokesperson also, “hinted that  China was standing in the way of publication

  • Which is always reassuring when the Chinese  regime doesn't want you to know what's in a deal.

  • And now it's time for me to answer a question from  a member of the China Uncensored 50 Cent Army,  

  • fans who support the show on Patreon.

  • Logan asks, “I've been listening topodcast with a lot of Korean War history.  

  • When China invades Taiwan, do you think  Xi, like Mao, will be able/willing  

  • to throw his troops into the  meat grinder like that conflict?”

  • Great question. So one of the reasons the Chinese  Communist Party is trying to undermine the United  

  • States with things like this Iran Deal, is  so when the Chinese regime invades Taiwan,  

  • the US will have less power to  stop itlike by sanctioning China.

  • And if the Communist Party successfully  conquers Taiwan, China becomes a superpower.  

  • The world as we know it will change forever. And  everyone knows that, including the US and Taiwan.  

  • So they'll probably put upgood fight. At least I hope so.

  • Unfortunately, the CCP will be more than  willing to sacrifice as many Chinese soldiers  

  • as it needs to. It might not quite be like  the human wave attacks in the Korean War,  

  • but in the Communist Party's viewChinese soldiers are expendable.

  • Unlike in America, where the wholesale  slaughter of your troops could hurt your  

  • chances of reelection. But that's the advantage to  being an authoritarian leader of a country where  

  • you control the media. The public doesn't have to  be bothered with reports of casualties. In fact,  

  • a war could be pretty good for getting  the public to ignore any internal problems  

  • and focus on coming together to defeat the enemy.

  • Thanks for your question Logan

  • And if you'd like me to answer your questionjoin the China Uncensored 50 cent army for  

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  • Once again I'm Chris Chappell, see you next time.

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