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  • Taiwan!

  • The greatest country

  • Slash region

  • Slash province of China

  • It depends on who you ask.

  • What makes Taiwan so different from China?

  • Here are 5 more ways.

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

  • There are two governments claiming to be

  • the legitimate government of China.

  • In one corner, representing Mainland China,

  • you have the Red Terror,

  • the People's Republic of China!

  • And in the other corner, representing the island of Taiwan,

  • putting the rock in ROC, the Republic of China!

  • This match has been going for 69 years.

  • And in that time, a lot of changes have happened.

  • Taiwan and China are very different places

  • even though they share a lot of history and culture.

  • And since so many of you liked my first episode

  • about five differences between Taiwan and China,

  • I thought I'd do another one with five more differences.

  • So here is

  • China vs Taiwan:

  • Top 5 Differences Part 2

  • Number 5

  • Toilet Paper

  • You'd think this wouldn't be a difference, but it is.

  • In many public toilets in China, you won't find toilet paper.

  • That's because there's a huge problem of people stealing it.

  • So if you're ever traveling in China,

  • you might want to bring your own.

  • But there's an upside to living in a surveillance state.

  • In a few public restrooms, they've recently come up with

  • a perfect solution to both providing toilet paper,

  • and combating would-be thieves:

  • Dispensers with facial recognition!

  • The way it works is,

  • the machine scans your face,

  • and then distributes a small amount of toilet paper.

  • And it won't give you any more unless you wait

  • a certain amount of time.

  • The downside is,

  • if you're a criminal or a dissident,

  • you have one more type of surveillance to worry about.

  • Also no one gets enough toilet paper.

  • In Taiwan on the other hand,

  • there's toilet paper.

  • Yeah, just...it's like a normal country.

  • I'm sorry,

  • it's not any more interesting than that.

  • Number 4

  • Different Visas

  • If you want to visit most places in mainland China,

  • you need to visit your local PRC embassy or consulate

  • and apply for a travel visa.

  • And just to get a normal 30- or 60-day travel visa,

  • you have to submit a lot of information,

  • like your current employment,

  • which hotels you're going to stay out,

  • your criminal record,

  • and whether you've visited certain Muslim countries.

  • But even if you get that travel visa,

  • you still won't be able to go just anywhere in China.

  • For example, Tibet.

  • These days,

  • Tibet is harder to get into than North Korea.

  • I wonder if there's something there the Chinese Communist Party

  • doesn't want foreigners to see.

  • Or maybe they just don't want foreigners to get sick.

  • From the altitude, I mean.

  • And even if you get into China,

  • there's always a risk that you just might never want to leave.

  • China has recently created a simplified visa program,

  • where visitors from certain countries can visit

  • a handful of major cities

  • but it's only good for 3 days,

  • and you can't travel outside those places.

  • Now to visit Taiwan,

  • people from a lot of countries,

  • including the US,

  • can just show up at the airport,

  • and get a visa waiver to stay 90 days.

  • And don't worry,

  • you can visit pretty much anywhere in Taiwan.

  • Maybe they don't have so many things to cover up.

  • Number 3

  • Happy ethnic minorities

  • The Chinese Communist Party has a long history

  • of treating the 56 ethnic minorities of China right.

  • That's why the Party calls them the happy 56 ethnic minorities.

  • Just look at the Tibetans!

  • State-run media

  • wants you to know they're just so happy.

  • So happy, in fact, you probably don't want to disturb them.

  • Say, by visiting Tibet.

  • Of course, for now

  • if you get your visa

  • you can still visit the happy Uighur ethnic people over in Xinjiang.

  • Just keep in mind, the state will be keeping tabs on you.

  • I'm sure it's just to make sure you have a good time.

  • After all, the Uighur Muslims there are the happiest in the world.

  • And the Chinese authorities know this,

  • because they're monitoring them 24/7.

  • Over in Taiwan, they also have ethnic minorities.

  • But their government has been very open a

  • nd honest about the fact that indigenous people

  • have not always been treated well.

  • The President of Taiwan even apologized in 2016.

  • I guess they could really learn a thing or two

  • from communist China about how to treat minorities.

  • Because that government has never felt the need to apologize!

  • Number 2

  • Constitutional Freedoms

  • Now you know at first I thought this would be something

  • China and Taiwan have in common!

  • I mean, after all,

  • the Chinese constitution guarantees freedom of speech,

  • the press, assembly, association, etc etc.

  • And Taiwan's constitution guarantees pretty much the same things.

  • Except, there's a reason why protests in Taiwan look like this.

  • And protests in China look like this.

  • It's almost like...

  • having a constitution doesn't actually guarantee rule of law.

  • And Number 1

  • International Relations

  • So by now you might have the impression that

  • Taiwan is essentially a modern democracy.

  • And China is a modern...

  • nightmare version of George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four.

  • But with really impressive skyscrapers and high-speed trains.

  • But which one is the real China?

  • Get this: More than 170 countries have chosen

  • to recognize the People's Republic of China as the true China,

  • and cut off official diplomatic ties with Taiwan's Republic of China.

  • And I totally understand.

  • The People's Republic of China has waaaay more people.

  • Which means you can make a lot more money there.

  • After the Chinese Communist Party took over mainland China in 1949,

  • most countries kept their diplomatic ties with the Republic of China,

  • which had fled to the island of Taiwan.

  • But starting in the 1970s, more and more countries

  • shifted their alliance over to the big China.

  • Sure it's authoritarian,

  • and kills its minorities,

  • and it's restrooms don't even have toilet paper,

  • but...did I mention how much money you can make there?

  • Today, there are only 17 countries

  • that still have diplomatic relations

  • with the Republic of China.

  • They're mostly smaller countries,

  • one of which is the Vatican.

  • And let's just say, even that might not last.

  • The Chinese Communist Party has been using money

  • to isolate Taiwan internationally.

  • For example, in 2017,

  • they got Panama to switch allegiances

  • in exchange for the promise of millions of dollars

  • of Chinese investment.

  • And they did the same in 2018 with El Salvador,

  • the Dominican Republic, and Burkina Faso.

  • Maybe the Communist Party hopes that

  • if Taiwan has no more allies,

  • they can just take it over.

  • But there are countries like the US

  • that officially recognize the People's Republic of China,

  • but also work closely with Taiwan.

  • In the US's case,

  • that includes the promise to defend Taiwan

  • from any threat of Mainland invasion,

  • including by selling Taiwan weapons.

  • So those are five more ways Taiwan and China

  • are not the same.

  • What do you think?

  • And if you've been to both Taiwan and China,

  • let me know in the comments section below

  • what differences you've seen!

  • And before you go, remember,

  • China Uncensored continues to run because of the support

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  • Thanks for watching this episode of China Uncensored.

  • Once again I'm Chris Chappell.

  • See you next time.

Taiwan!

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