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  • On this episode of China Uncensored:

  • Ladies and gentlemen,

  • boys and girls,

  • step right up to witness

  • the showdown of the century!

  • Place your bets now!

  • Hi, welcome to China Uncensored,

  • I'm your host Chris Chappell.

  • It was the showdown we were all waiting for.

  • The world's two biggest economies

  • contending for the title of world superpower.

  • Last week, the leader of the unfree world,

  • and head of the Chinese Communist Party,

  • Xi Jinping, met with the leader of the free world,

  • and head of the Mar-a-Lago Palm Beach Improvement Society,

  • Donald Trump.

  • The whole world tuned in to watch the two-day fight

  • at Trump's Mar-a-lago estate here

  • in Palm Beach, Florida.

  • Donald Trump expected it to bevery difficult”.

  • A high stakes gamble for both sides.

  • No pattycake playing here.

  • It was head-to-head.

  • Mano-a-mano.

  • Dare I say...a real face-off.

  • But the most important question for this epic showdown is:

  • who won?

  • So today on China Uncensored,

  • we'll give you a blow-by-blow

  • rundown of the match.

  • And the two contenders are out!

  • Trump arrives at West Palm Beach Airport

  • with a crowd cheering his name.

  • Definitely, a point for Trump.

  • Xi arrives at the same airport.

  • Sorry, Xi, not as flashy.

  • But wait, he's a gentleman,

  • taking his wife's hand as they walk down the jetway.

  • Point for Xi Jinping.

  • Ok, so they're tied.

  • But I'm sure that will change.

  • Let's move on to the most hotly anticipated

  • part of the summit,

  • the all-important handshake.

  • Trump is famous for his patented

  • yank-and-pullstyle of handshake.

  • And the occasional no-handshake.

  • How will Xi Jinping handle it?

  • Shoot!

  • Let's see if there's another angle.

  • Trump goes in for the yank-and-pull

  • but like a Taichi master,

  • Xi effortlessly steps in to absorb the handshake,

  • meeting it with a firm handshake of his own.

  • He had extensive training from China's

  • National Department of Handshake Defense Techniques.

  • So that's a point for Xi Jinping.

  • Next, the family meeting.

  • Ivanka Trump brings out her five-year-old daughter Arabella

  • to woo Xi Jinping and his wife

  • with a traditional Chinese song.

  • Trump gets a point

  • for having an adorable granddaughter.

  • Oh, and Arabella didn't sing just any song.

  • Apparently that song was a favorite of former Chinese leader

  • and Xi's staunch political enemy,

  • Jiang Zemin.

  • Trump gets another point for having

  • a political mastermind for a granddaughter.

  • What did the Chinese side offer as a comeback?

  • Showing off the power of Chinese collectivism,

  • busloads of Chinese nationalists came to

  • welcome Xi Jinping outside his hotel.

  • Or maybe they just got lost

  • on their way to a Star Trek convention.

  • But wait,

  • what is that terrible music they're blasting?

  • It sounds like the theme song for

  • Battle on Shangganling Mountain,

  • a propaganda film idolizing China's fight against

  • American troops during the Korean War.

  • The song slanders US troops aswolves,”

  • and goes on to say,

  • if the ravenous wolves come,

  • those greeting them have hunting guns.”

  • Bad form.

  • But, that's still a point for Xi

  • for largest volume of supporters.

  • But, then I also have to give Trump a point

  • for his supporters,

  • who make up for their lack in numbers

  • with a whole lot of enthusiasm.

  • Showing off the power of American individualism,

  • this guy.

  • This driver is winning so much,

  • he's probably sick of winning.

  • And it's a pretty close match so far

  • between Trump and Xi.

  • So what did they talk about the first day?

  • And so far I have gotten nothing,

  • absolutely nothing.

  • But we have developed a friendship.

  • Friendship?

  • Friendship with China

  • doesn't have much political value for Trump.

  • He's already got friends.

  • Loads of friends.

  • The best friends.

  • But for Xi Jinping,

  • friendship with America

  • is a huge propaganda coup.

  • So a point for Xi,

  • and it's looking...like a tie.

  • Shoot.

  • That can't be right.

  • This was the epic showdown

  • between the world's two biggest economies.

  • Superpower meets superpower.

  • There's got to be a winner!

  • Hold on.

  • Trump still has a trump card to play!

  • Syria!

  • While enjoying a fancy dinner

  • of Dover Sole and New York Steak

  • and definitely not the McDonald's

  • he'd threatened two years ago,

  • Trump launches a missile strike against Syria,

  • punishing Assad for his chemical attack on civilians.

  • Boom!

  • Trump shows Xi that he is a man of action.

  • And it backs up the threats he made earlier last week

  • thatif China is not going to solve North Korea,

  • we will.”

  • Plus it knocks the wind out of the claims

  • Trump is a stooge of Russia.

  • Three points for Trump!

  • Ok, now this is getting interesting.

  • Moving on to Friday,

  • when Trump and Xi sat down to have that "candid" "frank" conversation

  • they were both looking forward to so much.

  • First, what didn't they talk about.

  • Apparently, no mention of Taiwan

  • or the One-China Policy.

  • Point for Xi.

  • What about the South China Sea?

  • Well, according to Secretary of State Tillerson,

  • Trump brought it up

  • but didn't really say anything

  • that Xi Jinping can't just ignore.

  • So actually, that's a point for Xi.

  • What about human rights

  • something that Trump was urged to bring up

  • during the meeting?

  • Tillerson said that Trump

  • "also noted the importance of protecting human rights

  • and other values deeply held by Americans."

  • Well, that's good.

  • But when a reporter asked Tillerson

  • whether the Trump Administration would pressure China

  • on specific human rights violations,

  • here's what he said:

  • As to the discussions around human rights in China,

  • I think America's values are quite clear

  • and they really occupied a core of all of our discussions.

  • I don't think you have to have a separate conversation...

  • They're really embedded in every discussion.

  • So human rights are part of being American

  • so we don't have to talk separately about human rights

  • because we're American?

  • I'm going to interpret that as no,

  • we did not talk to China

  • about their human rights violations.

  • I'm disappointed in you, T-Rex.

  • Another point for Xi.

  • And the two are tied again.

  • Now comes the contentious North Korea issue.

  • Ninety percent of the rogue regime's trade

  • is done with China.

  • But getting the Chinese Communist Party

  • to turn on its little brother

  • has been difficult.

  • But at Mar-a-Lago,

  • Xi Jinping agreed that

  • action had to be takenagainst North Korea.

  • Probably launching that missile strike on Syria

  • helped Trump get his point across, too.

  • Now it looks like China is taking some action.

  • They just sent back North Korea coal ships

  • as part of UN sanctions.

  • And they're also talking again to South Korea

  • about hitting North Korea with more sanctions.

  • That is a solid point for Trump.

  • But it's also a win for Xi Jinping,

  • because giving the appearance

  • of being tough on North Korea

  • prevents the US from acting on its own,

  • which would have put China in a very awkward spot.

  • Plus Xi Jinping already wanted to contain North Korea,

  • so this is a good excuse for him.

  • I'd say it's more of a win than a concession.

  • So Xi deserves a point for that, too.

  • Now, how about trade?

  • Surely, someone will break this tie.

  • China has enjoyed a huge trade surplus with the US

  • for more than two decades.

  • Last year, it stood at 347 billion dollars.

  • And all those exports have been propping up

  • China's economy.

  • So Trump comes into the ring

  • with harsh rhetoric about these trade imbalances.

  • At the meeting,

  • according to Financial Times,

  • Xi Jinpingoffered the Trump administration

  • better market access for financial sector investments.”

  • Xi Jinping also agreed to,

  • Lift China's 13-year-long ban on U.S. beef

  • and buy more American grain and agricultural products.”

  • And to further sweeten the pot,

  • Xi and Trump agreed to a 100-day plan for trade talks

  • to discuss how to handle China's trade surplus.

  • So that's a point for President Trump,

  • because he got the Chinese

  • to make big trade concessions.

  • But it's also a win for Xi Jinping.

  • In a masterful move

  • that can only further demonstrate

  • Xi Jinping's knowledge of Taichi,

  • he absorbs the blow

  • and redirects it to his advantage.

  • See, by making these concessions,

  • Xi Jinping avoids the trade war

  • Trump has been threatening.

  • And the kicker is, he does it for practically nothing.

  • All theseconcessionsto Trump

  • are actually things the Chinese government was

  • already working on

  • with the Obama administration.

  • So another point for Xi, and...

  • We're tied again.

  • Really?

  • No.

  • This cannot end in a tie.

  • There has to be something else we can look at.

  • What about their outfits?

  • Or their wives' outfits?

  • Who won best dress?

  • Who won best tie?!

  • Or the walk that they took after lunch?

  • Who won the walk?!

  • What's that, Shelley?

  • What do you mean, the scoreboard only goes

  • up to nine?!

  • We need to know who won the summit!!

  • Fine.

  • There's only one way to settle this:

  • rematch.

  • Trump accepted Xi's invitation

  • to visit China later this year.

  • There, he will enter the dragon's court,

  • and once and for all decide

  • who is the world's sole superpower!

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