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  • President Trump's State of the Union Address

  • singles out Chinese theft of US jobs

  • as US-China trade talks continue.

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

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  • I'm Chris Chappell.

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  • This week's China news headlines.

  • You've been waiting all year for it.

  • No, not the last Stars Wars movie.

  • President Trump's State of the Union address.

  • They hyped it up big time,

  • what with that whole, Nancy Pelosi blocking it

  • if we don't have a government thing.

  • Man, they know how to sell out a show.

  • And may I just ask, have you been enjoying

  • your government shutdown purge?

  • I know I have.

  • What's that Shelley?

  • Crime is still illegal during a government shutdown?

  • Yes of course I know that.

  • Anyway, this week we finally got

  • this year's State of the Union address,

  • and the state of the union isgreat...again?

  • I assume.

  • But in the hour plus long speech,

  • President Trump delivered on his crowd pleasing favorite

  • China.

  • We are now making it clear to China

  • that after years of targeting our industries

  • and stealing our intellectual property,

  • the theft of American jobs and wealth

  • has come to an end.”

  • And the crowd goes wild!

  • Although, that's still just aspirational.

  • The Chinese Communist Party hasn't actually

  • stopped stealing American jobs and wealth.

  • But that's what Trump hopes to get out of

  • the latest round of trade negotiations.

  • There's less than a month left for the US and China

  • to agree to a new trade deal.

  • If that fails, President Trump will levy a 25% tariff

  • on 200 billion dollars worth of Chinese imports.

  • Or, I guess, they'll just extend the deadline.

  • Which would be great,

  • since if all the US-China conflicts are suddenly solved,

  • I'd go out of business.

  • I'm not worried though,

  • because getting the kind of trade deal

  • will be tough.

  • “I have great respect for President Xi

  • and we are now working on a new trade deal with China.

  • But it must include real structural change

  • to end unfair trade practices,

  • reduce our chronic trade deficit,

  • and protect American jobs.”

  • All of that would mean real structural changes

  • to the Chinese Communist Party's rule

  • the kind authoritarian states don't like to make.

  • According to Bloomberg,

  • “U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer

  • and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin

  • will lead a delegation to Beijing next week

  • to lay the groundwork for a meeting

  • between Trump and Xi later this month.”

  • The last time Trump was in China,

  • Xi Jinping pulled out all the stops,

  • including giving Trump a rare tour of the Forbidden City.

  • And man, Trump had an unreadable poker face.

  • Do, do dooo, no plans to launch a trade war.

  • And then he launched a trade war.

  • We'll have more on the trade war as it develops.

  • Unless it ends in a few weeks.

  • But it's not going to.

  • The Chinese Communist Party has been,

  • let's say, encouraging wealthy

  • Chinese billionaires around the world

  • to influence politics in foreign countries.

  • Australia had a bad case of it

  • thanks to loose campaign financing laws.

  • So loose, Chinese nationals like this guy,

  • Huang Xiangmo,

  • could contribute to their favorite political parties.

  • Over the years, Huang donated millions

  • to various Australian political parties.

  • The problem is

  • he's connected to the Communist Party's

  • United Front Work Department,

  • an arm of the Chinese Communist Party

  • that promotes Chinese foreign policy abroad.”

  • But last year,

  • the Australian government changed campaign finance laws

  • to restrict foreign donations.

  • And just this week,

  • Australia canceled Huang Xiangmo' permanent residency,

  • and denied his citizenship request,

  • and effectively banned him from the country.

  • Of course, the shady links to the Communist Party

  • and generous donations played no part in the decision.

  • No, not at all.

  • According to the Sydney Morning Herald,

  • which first broke the story,

  • it was for a range of reasons,

  • including character grounds.

  • Obviously, I mean,

  • who wears a belt with his initial on it the buckle.

  • That's pretty tasteless.

  • Shelley!

  • You take that down!

  • Happy Lunar New Year!

  • Or as they call it in China, “New Year.”

  • February 5th marked the year of the pig.

  • Not the capitalist pig, mind you.

  • More like, the animal farm pig.

  • Anyway, both China and Taiwan

  • decided to use the Lunar New Year Celebrations

  • as an excuse to release propaganda videos.

  • Now with all these beautiful shots of Taiwan,

  • you might think the Taiwan tourism department

  • made this one.

  • Nope!

  • It was the Chinese People's Liberation Army.

  • They juxtaposed images of PLA jets and bombers

  • soaring through the sky

  • is kind of the giveaway.

  • It's kind of like taking a girl out for Valentine's Day, saying,

  • Babe, I got you a little something.

  • It's a gun!

  • For me.

  • To force you to marry me.

  • Which I'd like to do peacefully.”

  • So Taiwan released this video

  • with tanks firing and missiles launching

  • saying we are ready

  • Which is like the girl saying, “Bring it.”

  • I never thought I'd say it,

  • but, by comparison,

  • I have to give the Chinese PLA points for subtlety.

  • Though Taiwan's Premier did win

  • some subtlety points back in this video,

  • where he criticized the Chinese Communist Party's

  • handling of swine flu.

  • Why Winnie the Pooh?

  • It's a reference to Xi Jinping,

  • that Xi Jinping does not like.

  • Good news in a kind of...horrible news sort of way.

  • An Australian-led study is calling for the retraction

  • of 400 scientific papers because the organs

  • may have come from people

  • who didn't voluntarily give them up.

  • We've known for a while now that

  • the Chinese Communist Party kills both criminal prisoners

  • and prisoners of conscience for their organs.

  • But apparently, some in the medical community

  • have been a bit slow on the uptake.

  • Probably because they don't watch enough China Uncensored.

  • Anyway, the studyexposes a mass failure

  • of English language medical journals

  • to comply with international ethical standards in place

  • to ensure organ donors provide consent for transplantation.”

  • This is not the first time something like this has happened.

  • In 2017, the prestigious medical journal Liver International,

  • retracted a scientific paper by Chinese surgeons.

  • Over four years,

  • Chinese surgeons examined the outcomes

  • of almost 600 liver transplants.

  • Problem is, it's basically impossible

  • for a single hospital to do that many liver transplants,

  • especially at a time when China barely had any organ donors.

  • But hey, to save a few lives,

  • you have to commit a few crimes against humanity, right?

  • China's Skynet is really making progress.

  • And no, I'm not talking about Skynet from Terminator.

  • Chinese authorities actually named

  • their mass surveillance program Skynet.

  • And according to Radio Free Asia,

  • by 2022,

  • there will be almost three billion surveillance cameras in China.

  • In other words,

  • there will be about two cameras for every person in China.

  • Smile!

  • Chinese hackers have...hacked...

  • a Norwegian software company.

  • Visma is one of Europe's largest

  • cloud-based managed service providers,

  • with over 850,000 customers

  • and net revenue of over $1 billion.”

  • The hackers released malware in Visma's internal system,

  • but the company says none of their client servers were infected.

  • The attacks were carried about by

  • a well known state-backed hackers

  • called APT10.

  • In December, the US Justice Department

  • charged two Chinese nationals believe

  • to be a part of APT10.

  • They were charged with being part of

  • hacks on 45 US companies

  • and many more in 11 other countries.

  • Very prolific.

  • A group of human rights... groups...

  • are calling on the UN

  • to look into the Chinese Communist Party's

  • persecution of the Uighur ethnic minority in Xinjiang.

  • Human Rights Watch,

  • Amnesty International,

  • the Geneva-based International Service for Human Rights,

  • and the World Uyghur Congress,

  • have called on the UN's Human Rights Council

  • to investigate the mass detention of Muslims in China.

  • Human rights activists say it is

  • one of the dozens of political reeducation camps

  • where up to a million Muslims are said to

  • have been detained in China's northwest Xinjiang province

  • in recent years.”

  • Now, appealing to the UN Human Rights Council is a good thing.

  • The problem is, China sits on the UN Human Rights Council...

  • for some reason.

  • But if the Chinese Communist Party

  • uses its position on the UN's Human rights council

  • to block this inquiry, well,

  • these human rights groups can always go over their heads

  • and appeal to the UN Security Council.

  • And I'm sure that'll put

  • the Chinese Communist Party in its place.

  • I'm just kidding,

  • China's on the UN Security Council too.

  • I'm sad now.

  • And finally, in a story that really stinks,

  • Malaysian rainforests are being threatened..

  • .by Chinese demand for durians.

  • If you don't know what a durian is,

  • I'm envious of your ignorance.

  • Durian has been called the king of fruits.

  • It smells like a mix of rotting garbage,

  • an everything bagel,

  • and my grandma's basement.

  • And yet, “Soaring demand for durians in China

  • is being blamed for a new wave of deforestation in Malaysia,

  • with environmentalists warning

  • vast amounts of jungle is being cleared

  • to make way for massive plantations of the spiky,

  • pungent fruit.”

  • And it's looking pretty bad.

  • This is a durian plantation on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur.

  • If you put your nose up to the screen,

  • you can actually smell it.

  • And look,

  • there's a lot of great reasons to destroy our planet,

  • but durian is not one of them!

  • Do it for money,

  • or power,

  • or to eliminate pandas...

  • but don't do it for durian.

  • That's this week's China news headlines.

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