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  • Welcome back to China Uncensored.

  • I'm Chris Chappell.

  • Let's talk about the Other China:

  • Taiwan.

  • A beautiful, tropical island...

  • now armed to the teeth with US missiles!

  • Just in time for the Fourth of July,

  • President Trump announced a plan

  • to sell more than a billion dollars worth

  • of weapons to Taiwan.

  • Which resulted in a great fireworks display

  • right in front of the Chinese Embassy.

  • The weapons package includes

  • 1.4 billion dollars worth oftorpedoes,

  • technical support for early warning radar,

  • anti-radiation missiles,

  • and missile components.”

  • Trump's announcement, though,

  • is not really groundbreaking.

  • The US has sold weapons to Taiwan

  • dozens of times over the past 50 years.

  • The most recent package was approved

  • by President Obama less than two years ago.

  • But for the Chinese Communist Party,

  • it's something they never quite get used to.

  • Like when your roommate leaves

  • his dirty socks in the living room.

  • Come, on, Carl!

  • We've talked about this a hundred times!

  • What is your problem?!”

  • And that's because the Chinese regime

  • considers Taiwan to be a third rail issue.

  • They say Taiwan is a breakaway province of China.

  • And deep in their hearts,

  • they hope that someday

  • someday

  • Taiwan and mainland China will be reunited.

  • And nothing makes you want to get

  • back together with someone

  • more than having advanced weaponry aimed at you.

  • Taiwan...doesn't really like this.

  • And neither does its long-time ally,

  • the United States.

  • And that's why the two have

  • a long-standing weapons agreement.

  • Only by actively preparing for battle

  • can the battle be stopped.

  • Only with our own strength

  • can peace be maintained.”

  • Well, Madam President,

  • the Chinese ambassador would beg to differ.

  • How can you promote peace and stability

  • by selling arms?

  • This is a most ridiculous argument.”

  • Yes, China is all about peaceful development,

  • as you can see from the Embassy's official website.

  • And that would be a really good argument...

  • except that China kinda supplies weapons to 37 countries,

  • making China the third biggest weapons exporter

  • in the world.

  • Presumably no one told that

  • to the Chinese ambassador.

  • Which is why the Embassy said,

  • The Chinese government and Chinese people

  • have every right to be outraged

  • over the US-Taiwan weapons deal...

  • a deal so big, it's...

  • wait, it's only a quarter the size

  • of China's $5 billion dollar weapons deal

  • with Pakistan.

  • Hmm

  • Well, besides all the weapons selling part,

  • the Communist Party is totally about

  • peaceful development, I swear.

  • We silly Americans just don't understand

  • the larger picture,

  • which is why Ambassador Cui

  • said China needs to continue to instruct the US

  • and continue advancing on the right track

  • of China-US relations.

  • Unfortunately for the Chinese regime,

  • President Trump seems to be un-instructable.

  • And in addition to the weapons deal with Taiwan,

  • this month has seen another shift

  • in Trump's tactics on dealing with China.

  • There are signs that Washington

  • is about to take the kid gloves off,

  • and underneath those gloves

  • Look at these hands,

  • are they small hands?”

  • Maybe Indian Prime Minister Modi,

  • who got this bear hug from the president,

  • could answer that question.

  • The two met at the beginning of the week.

  • India is China's main Asian rival,

  • and according to China expert, Gordon Chang,

  • It was clear both saw in the other

  • the means to contain an increasingly aggressive

  • Chinese state.”

  • Anyway, the US State Department has labeled China

  • as one of the worst human trafficking offenders.

  • That was followed by another whammy.

  • The US accused the Chinese Bank of Dandong

  • of laundering money for North Korea.

  • This bank has served as a gateway

  • for North Korea to access the U.S.

  • and international financial systems,

  • facilitating millions of dollars of transactions

  • for companies involved in North Korea's nuclear

  • and ballistic missile programs.”

  • And when Steven Mnuchinsays he's gonna go after you,

  • watch out.

  • Because he was the executive producer

  • of over a dozen action blockbusters—s

  • o I assume he can personally call for backup

  • from the heroes whose movies he's funded,

  • including Wonder Woman,

  • The Man from U.N.C.L.E. slash Superman,

  • and most fearsome of all,

  • LEGO Batman.

  • The U.S. Treasury also slapped sanctions

  • on two guys and a shipping firm

  • over their North Korean ties.

  • Dang! Mnuchin just stole my sitcom idea:

  • Two Guys, a Megalomaniac, and a Shipping Firm.”

  • Anyway, all this follows President Trump's

  • reportedly growing frustration

  • with China's inability to rein in North Korea.

  • Which probably wasn't helped by this news:

  • Kim Jong-Un calls it

  • 'a gift package for the Fourth of July,'

  • Pyongyang saying, Wednesday,

  • its new Intercontinental Ballistic Missile

  • can carry a nuclear warhead.”

  • Apparently it could hit Alaska.

  • Brings a whole new meaning

  • to the show Deadliest Catch.

  • Ever since Trump was elected last November,

  • the relationship between the US and China

  • has been up and down

  • like a game of whack-a-mole.

  • First, Trump took a phone call from Taiwan's president.

  • This is believed to be the first time

  • a president-elect has spoken with

  • the Taiwanese leader since 1979

  • when the two countries broke off ties.

  • They are going to

  • Wolf, I can't underestimate

  • how they are going to freak out.”

  • And freak out, China did.

  • Especially after Trump then questioned

  • the One China Policy.

  • But the relationship seemed to thaw in the spring,

  • after Trump invited Chinese leader Xi Jinping

  • to his Mar-a-Lago estate.

  • I also like to show off my cool house

  • when people come to visit.

  • At the time,

  • Trump said their relationship was really warming up.

  • The relationship developed between

  • president Xi and myself,

  • I think, is outstanding.

  • We look forward to being together

  • many times in the future.”

  • Though now it seems like the relationship

  • could be getting icy once again,

  • as Trump feels China's efforts to stop North Korea

  • are going nowhere.

  • And if he's not asking for China's help

  • any more on North Korea,

  • well, it's a good time to sell

  • a billion dollars in weapons to Taiwan.

  • And coming up after the break:

  • We bring you corruption,

  • sex scandals, and murder.

  • Or as the Chinese Communist Party calls it,

  • Tuesday.

  • Listen, you know what's better

  • than a billion dollars worth of weapons?

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  • on July 7.

  • Because what could be better than watching

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  • What's that, Shelley?

  • It sounds like you're rolling your eyes...

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