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  • What did Pewdiepie do to get banned in China?

  • A stabbing in Hong Kong

  • And China sets its sights on Taiwan

  • That and more on this week's China Uncensored.

  • This is China Uncensored.

  • I'm Chris Chappell.

  • This week's China news headlines!

  • In Hong Kong, protesters once again

  • took to the streets last weekend.

  • Organizers say 350,000 marched,

  • but because police did not give permission,

  • it was technically an illegal rally.

  • “...That means anyone who comes out

  • will inherently be breaking the law.

  • So that's the tactic the Hong Kong government is using.

  • So don't think that the movement is slowing down.

  • In fact, it is growing stronger and stronger.

  • And if you pan your camera around,

  • every single one of the protesters today

  • standing around here today,

  • are literally breaking the law.”

  • The march happened just days after

  • a brutal attack on Jimmy Sham,

  • head of the Civil Human Rights Front.

  • They're an umbrella group that's organized

  • some of the biggest rallies over the past few months.

  • They also originally organized this Sunday's march,

  • but backed out after police said no.

  • But that didn't stop protesters from marching anyway.

  • And that didn't stop police from responding with tear gas

  • And water cannons shooting blue dye laced with pepper spray.

  • However, protesters did light a fire.

  • And some did throw petrol bombs.

  • But as for the barricades protesters erected,

  • police now just drive through them.

  • And they also decided to spray this mosque with water cannons,

  • even though there weren't any protesters there.

  • Creating a mess that protesters then helped clean up.

  • Hong Kong police later said that spraying the mosque

  • with a water cannon was an accident.

  • The kind of accident where they stopped the water cannon.

  • Carefully took aim.

  • And then sprayed it several times.

  • Hong Kong police:

  • successfully alienating every part of Hong Kong society.

  • But it's not just police Hong Kong protesters need to worry about.

  • On Saturday, a man stabbed a teenage protester

  • in the neck and stomach.

  • The protester had been handing out flyers.

  • Ok, no one likes flyers, but that's taking it too far.

  • It was so bad that the protester's intestines were exposed.

  • He was taken to a hospital,

  • where he is in serious condition.

  • So who was this guy?

  • Apparently a cook from mainland China.

  • After stabbing the protester,

  • he threatened others,

  • yelling that Hong Kong was part of China.

  • That's really not how a chef

  • should be putting his knife skills to use.

  • Speaking of someone who's job performance hasn't been great,

  • the Financial Times is reporting that Beijing

  • might replace Carrie Lam as Hong Kong's Chief Executive.

  • That might have been enough to stop the protests...

  • four months ago.

  • At this point, it's kind of like when a teacher you hate

  • is replaced by a substitute teacher who's even worse.

  • What I'm saying is, Carrie Lam's replacement

  • is going to be Miss Viola Swamp.

  • But one thing that the Hong Kong government

  • did finally do this week:

  • the Legislative Council formally withdrew the extradition bill

  • that sparked the protests.

  • Which might have been enough to stop the protests...

  • four months ago.

  • I'm seeing a theme here.

  • But for Hong Kong protesters,

  • the NBA is a gift that keeps on giving.

  • At a Nets vs Raptors preseason game over the weekend,

  • hundreds showed up wearing Stand with Hong Kong t-shirts.

  • A group of Tibetan activists also showed up.

  • As did a group of pro-honey protesters

  • dressed as Chinese leader Xi Jinping.

  • And during the season opener between the Lakers and the Clippers,

  • protesters passed out thousands of Stand With Hong Kong t-shirts.

  • Which led to this magical moment.

  • It brought a tear to my eye.

  • The NBA of course has been criticized for selling out to China

  • after controversy over a pro-Hong Kong tweet

  • sent out by Daryl Morey,

  • the general manager of the Houston Rockets.

  • According to NBA commissioner Adam Silver,

  • the Chinese Communist Party asked him to fire Morey,

  • but he refused.

  • Of course, Chinese state-run television says that's a dirty lie,

  • the Party would never do that

  • and he should really watch his back

  • because retribution is coming!

  • Not only is the Chinese Communist Party

  • spreading censorship in America,

  • it's also threatening Americans who don't bow before it.

  • And that's why I've spent the past 7 years of my life

  • making a show warning people

  • about the Chinese Communist Party.

  • On Monday, China's defense minister said

  • conquering Taiwan is a national priority.

  • Of course he didn't say conquer.

  • That sounds bad.

  • The Chinese Communist party calls it reunification.

  • You know, when the Communist Party

  • seizes control with military force,

  • kills a bunch of people,

  • and replaces the rule of law with authoritarianism.

  • Re-unification.

  • With an island that was never part of

  • the People's Republic of China to begin with.

  • Of course, taking over Taiwan will be expensive.

  • Fortunately, the Chinese regime

  • has a brilliant money making scheme.

  • Sue the US!

  • China is seeking billions in penalties against the US

  • at the World Trade Organization.

  • Ironically, the suit relates to

  • “a case dating to before the Trump administration,

  • and unrelated to the tariffs it has slapped on Chinese goods.”

  • China is seeking US$2.4 billion

  • in retaliatory sanctions against the United States

  • after it failed to comply with a WTO ruling

  • in a tariffs case dating to Barack Obama's presidency.”

  • There's a problem with this money making scheme though.

  • If the WTO could actually enforce its rules,

  • and stop countries from cheating,

  • China would have a lot more to answer for than the US.

  • The Yang gang is in trouble!

  • No, not Andrew Yang.

  • Navy Lt. Fan Yang

  • and his wife, Yang Yang.

  • Yang had top secret clearance with the P8 squadron,

  • an anti-submarine unit.

  • The Federal Government accuses him

  • of working with two Chinese nationals

  • to get them military equipment

  • which would ultimately be funneled

  • to the Communist government.”

  • Great.

  • So if China ever invades Taiwan,

  • the US will have had a helping hand in it.

  • Now while selling weapons to a Communist regime

  • at odds with the United States

  • may sound distinctly unAmerican,

  • Yang makes up for it

  • by doing the most American thing possible.

  • Spreading America's love of guns.

  • He's also accused of taking a Chinese national

  • to a local gun range

  • and selling at least one gun illegally.”

  • Guns are banned in China for civilians,

  • so many Chinese nationals come to the US

  • to experience guns for the first time.

  • That probably still doesn't make up for selling US weapons

  • to the Communist government of China.

  • But he isn't the only one!

  • According to this press release from the Department of Justice,

  • Li Tao, 39, sought to exporthighly sensitivemilitary

  • and space technology from the United States to China.”

  • I believe we have footage of that interrogation.

  • Have you ever stolen from an employer?

  • Yes.

  • And where were you employed?

  • NASA.

  • What'd you steal, a rocket ship?

  • No, just some pens.

  • And some plans.

  • Plans?

  • Space plans.

  • And that, kids, is Mr. Show.

  • I've now educated you on the truly important things in life.

  • Some good news for once.

  • Uighur activist Ilham Tohti

  • has been awarded the Sakharov Prize for Human Rights.

  • In not as good news,

  • Tohti was imprisoned for life back in 2014

  • for doing radical things like encouraging dialogue

  • and reconciliation between Uighurs and Han Chinese.

  • The European Union gave the prestigious award to Tohti.

  • In response, the Chinese regime

  • announced that Europe was cancelled.

  • And finally, YouTube star Pewdiepie has been banned in China!

  • Now at first you might think,

  • oh that's because YouTube is banned in China,

  • so even the world's biggest YouTuber would be banned.

  • But that's not the reason.

  • Apparently the Hong Kong protests

  • have even entered the world of YouTube let's plays.

  • Behold, analysis of the Hong Kong situation from Pewdiepie.

  • The next meme needs a little bit of context.

  • It involves Hong Kong and China.

  • For those of you who don't know,

  • Hong Kong is a semi autonomous state,

  • it has its own laws,

  • or law system or jurisdiction, I don't know.

  • Then outta nowhere, someone from NBA tweets I support Hong Kong,

  • and then NBA is like,

  • "Oh God, we need Chinese money."

  • China is like that one person on Twitter

  • that can't take any criticism and just blocks everyone

  • Deep.

  • What's that Shelley?

  • With 100 million subscribers,

  • Pewdiepie managed to let more people

  • know about China and Hong Kong

  • than I have in 7 years on this show?!

  • I knew I should have started a let's play channel instead!

  • Now I'm questioning all my life choices.

  • But before I go down that rabbit hole,

  • it's time for me to answer a question from one of you

  • a fan who support China Uncensored

  • with a dollar or more per episode,

  • by contributing through the crowdfunding website Patreon.

  • Michael Sun asks,

  • Are there those in mainland China

  • who are sympathetic to the protestors' cause?”

  • That's a really interesting question.

  • Unfortunately it's very difficult to know

  • what people inside Mainland China

  • think about the Hong Kong protests.

  • Since everything is so censored inside China,

  • it's difficult to tell how much people actually know.

  • Plus, the Chinese state-run media

  • have been pushing constant propaganda

  • accusing Hong Kong protesters

  • of being violent rioting separatists

  • bent on splitting apart the motherland.

  • When we were in Hong Kong in June,

  • we did interview some Mainland tourists.

  • Check it out, it's called

  • What Chinese People Really Think about Hong Kong Protests.

  • Most were pretty reluctant to say anything.

  • If someone in Mainland China has managed to

  • hear about the protests and develop some sympathy,

  • it would be very dangerous for them to express it.

  • Often, we hear stories like this,

  • where Mainland Chinese viciously defend the Party line even abroad.

  • That said, I wouldn't be surprised if China had plenty of people

  • who hold cynical views of the Communist Party,

  • even if they keep those views to themselves.

  • Thanks for your question, Michael.

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  • And to everyone, thanks for watching!

  • Once again I'm your host Chris Chappell.

  • See you next time.

What did Pewdiepie do to get banned in China?