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  • China's military pushes forward

  • Threatening Taiwan and challenging the US

  • Plus, you won't believe  what's censored on Chinese TV

  • That and more on this week's China news headlines.

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

  • The war for Taiwan is getting closer

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  • So last week, I told you Chinese  

  • jets performed a pincer maneuversurrounding Taiwan on three sides.

  • This week, things are getting worse.

  • On Monday, China said an aircraft carrier  group was conducting exercises close to the  

  • island. Taiwan's defense ministry said 15  Chinese aircraft, including 12 fighters,  

  • entered its air defense identification zone

  • The Chinese aircraft carrier was the Liaoning.  

  • It's China's first functional aircraft  carrier. This was a major escalation.  

  • The Chinese forces conducted exercises to  the east and west of the island of Taiwan.

  • China claimed it was justroutine training exercise.

  • Which is true. Training to  invade Taiwan is now routine

  • But Taiwan's Foreign Minister responded to  theexerciseswith some pretty strong words.

  • Our defense ministry is very  determined in defending ourselves.  

  • We are willing to defend ourselves and (it) is  without any question. And we will fight the war  

  • if we need to fight a war. And if we need  

  • to defend ourselves to the very last day, we  will defend ourselves to the very last day.”

  • How did China respond?

  • China sent more fighter jets into  Taiwan's air defense zone on Wednesday.”

  • The US military is warning there's a  rising risk China will invade Taiwan.

  • Now what ever would lead them to that conclusion?

  • But the US and Australia are  working together on contingencies  

  • around a possible Chinese invasion of TaiwanHere's Michael Goldman, the charge d'affaires  

  • at the U.S. Embassy in Canberra, on The Australian  National University's National Security Podcast.

  • “I think we're committed as allies to working  together, not only in making our militaries  

  • interoperable and functioning well together  but also in strategic planning. And when  

  • you look at strategic planning, it covers the  range of contingencies that you've mentioned,  

  • of which Taiwan is obviously  an important component.”

  • But the Chinese Communist Party is also  preparing. Here's a great idea from Hu Xijin  

  • the editor in Chief of my favorite  state run media, the Global Times.  

  • This was in response to a Chinese netizen  on Weibo, China's version of Twitter.

  • “I will catch you [the young male netizenand send you to bomb the bunkers on [Taiwan]  

  • as a member of the commando. If you dare  to run away, I will shoot you from behind.”

  • So it sounds like the Chinese people are  all on board for an invasion of Taiwan.  

  • Whether they want to be on board or not.

  • The genocide of Uyghurs in China is turning intoreal PR disaster for the Chinese Communist Party.  

  • Who knew people would be  so touchy about genocide?!

  • Some people are suggestingboycott of the 2022 Beijing Olympics  

  • could put pressure on the regime. Here's  US State Department Spokesman Ned Price  

  • answering a question about the  US and allies joining a boycott.

  • It is something that we certainly wish to  discuss. A coordinated approach will be not only  

  • in our interest but also in the interest of our  allies and partners. So, this is one of the issues  

  • that is on the agenda, both now and going forward,  

  • and when we have something to  announce, we will be sure to do that.”

  • And now the State Department  has something to announce!

  • They aren't going to do it.

  • The White House also saysboycott is not on the table.

  • China is certainly warning it will not  tolerate a boycott of its Olympics

  • But there are still growing calls for at  least a partial boycott of the Olympics.  

  • Like the idea from New York  Times columnist Nicholas Kristof  

  • that athletes could participate, but  government officials and companies shouldn't.

  • That's funny. He thinks the Olympics are  about athletics and not corporations

  • But there is one kind of boycott  the Chinese regime encourages:  

  • a boycott of Western brands that refuse to  use cotton made with Uyghur slave labor.

  • More after the break.

  • Welcome back. The Chinese regime is going hard  against some Western companies, like H&M and Nike.  

  • They're facing an official  boycott in China, because  

  • they refuse to use slave  labor cotton from Xinjiang.

  • The problem is, these are popular brands in China.  

  • Sometimes people even show up on  television wearing these clothes.

  • Not to worry, the Chinese regime  has figured out a surefire way to  

  • completely erase them from the public memoryBy making TV shows blur out their logos.

  • Wait, unless the guys were actually naked.

  • Even large groups of people had  their clothing logos blurred out.

  • Yes Anti-China forces must be blurred to  protect the feelings of the Chinese people.

  • Wait, what's going on?! 

  • The Chinese Communist Party is  very proud of its Covid vaccines.  

  • They even require foreigners to takeChinese vaccine to get into the country.

  • But it turns out, Chinese officials  

  • might be a little less enthusiastic  about the Chinese vaccines.  

  • Leaked documents show Chinese  officials trying to dodge vaccinations.

  • For example, “In a town called Xintai, only three  out of 66 officials have gotten vaccinated, with  

  • another two on the registration listshowingdismal willingness rate of less than 10 percent.”

  • Meanwhile, Chinese health officials said they  plan to vaccinate 70-80 percent of the population.  

  • In some cases, overzealous officials have gone  

  • door to door to vaccinate residents and even  threatened to blacklist the uncooperative.”

  • I guess the other 20-30 percent that won't be  vaccinated are the officials and their families.

  • You know, in other countrieslike Canada, vaccine corruption  

  • means the rich and powerful trying to get the  coronavirus vaccine before they're eligible.

  • In China, vaccine corruption means  the rich and powerful trying to  

  • avoid getting Chinese vaccines whenever possible

  • Yet another Chinese official  has been sacked for corruption.  

  • This time for owning nearly  3000 real estate properties.

  • Xu Changyuan, a former high-ranking CCP official,  

  • was involved in mafia-linked assets  worth more than $1.52 billion.”

  • And Xu's family sure used mafia tactics.

  • The Xu family employed  violence in collecting debts.  

  • An investigation showed they cut some debtorsAchilles tendons, forced some into cutting off  

  • one of their fingers as a punishment or  subjected others to illegal detention.”

  • Now this may surprise youbut according to local reports  

  • Xu was also very active in the genocide  against Falun Gong practitioners.

  • Falun Gong is a spiritual group the communist  regime has been persecuting for 20 yearskilling  

  • them and selling their organs  in state-run hospitals.  

  • I mean, you're not a good communist regime  if you can't make a little profit, right?

  • And now it's time for me to read a question or  comment from a member of the China Uncensored 50  

  • Cent Army. Those are fans who support the show on  Patreon by pledging a dollar or more per episode.

  • Steve M says, “I understand the desire to  boycott the Beijing Olympics. I think it  

  • would be more effective to go to the Olympics  and then have all the non-Chinese participants  

  • carry flags for Taiwan, Tibet, Xijiang, etc  and see how China tries to censor that.”

  • Well, Steve, that's an interesting ideaIf there were an entire stadium filled with  

  • people holding flags for those placesit would certainly make a huge impact.

  • But it probably wouldn't get that far.

  • If you're talking about the Olympic athletes  carrying flags for Taiwan, Tibet, and Xinjiang,  

  • they would get in troubleThey could possibly even  

  • get disqualified from participating in the Games

  • That's according to a new rule from  the International Olympic Committee.

  • Athletes are barred from conducting protests  or demonstrations on the field of play,  

  • in the Olympic Village, during medal ceremonies,  

  • or during the opening or closing  ceremonies of the games.”

  • And if you're talking about ordinary audience  members holding flags for those places,  

  • well that would still be hard to pull off

  • China has an incredible surveillance systemFrom the moment you land at the airport,  

  • to inside your hotel lobby, to  the train to the Olympic events,  

  • to the security measures at the venueChinese  authorities can track your every move.

  • If you're carrying a Tibetan  flag, they'll know about it.  

  • And if you try to organize a mass protest  like thiseven while you're in the USthey'll  

  • know ahead of time. Try creating a Facebook  group! You think just because Facebook is  

  • banned in China, Chinese police don't  use it to monitor people overseas

  • The one thing Chinese authorities can't dois force people to come to the Olympics.  

  • Well, they can't force non-Chinese people  to come. So a boycott is one of the few  

  • effective things people in the West can dowithout getting detained in China for it.

  • And if politicians and companies in the West  refused to support the 2022 Olympics, it would  

  • be a big embarrassment for the CCP. That's why  just the serious threat of a boycott might be  

  • enough to get them to make concessionslike  letting independent inspectors into Xinjiang.

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