China Bans Taiwan’s 'Dangerous' Fruit (Over Politics)
China has banned wax apples and sugar apples from Taiwan, saying they contain "dangerous" pests. This comes after rumors that the Biden administration is considering a name change for Taiwan's unofficial embassy in Washington that would include "Taiwan." The connection? China considers Taiwan a province of the mainland despite it being independently ruled for decades, and has tried to get other countries to end diplomatic relations with it. Even using the name "Taiwan" is seen as a threat to Beijing, which is why Taiwanese athletes compete at the Olympics under the name "Chinese Taipei." Watch this episode of China Uncensored for more on what Taiwan plans to do, what happened when China did something similar with pineapples, and what other countries are doing to help Taiwan.
Could Evergrande’s Collapse TANK the Global Economy?
Could Evergrande’s collapse tank the global economy? That's the question being asked around the world as one of China's largest real-estate development companies goes into freefall. Evergrande has buried itself under an unsustainable amount of debt, and it's hard to see how it will be able to dig itself out. All eyes are on Beijing to see whether the Chinese government will step in to rescue the failing giant. If not, Evergrande's crash could tank the global economy, much like the financial crisis of 2008.
Uncovered: China’s Plan to LEAK Coronaviruses into the Wild
It may be hard to believe that something so asinine would make it into a research proposal, but leaked documents show that China had a plan to release coronaviruses into the wild. That means ginning up a deadly virus, spraying it all over bats, and then trying to vaccinate the bats (as if the concern here were the bats!). Human rights groups are warning that the US seems to be softening its position on China’s human rights abuses in an effort to get its cooperation on climate change. And China is continuing its crackdown on Chinese businesses, with the latest one being fintech behemoth Ant Group, an affiliate of Alibaba. Watch this episode of China Uncensored for that and more of this week's China news headlines.
Australia’s New Nuclear Submarines Target China
The US, Australia, and the UK are teaming up to counter China—without saying directly that this new alliance is to counter China. As part of the new alliance, called AUKUS, the US has agreed to sell Australia nuclear-powered submarines. This is significant because Australia is the closest of the three geographically to China. Watch this episode of China Uncensored for more on what this alliance means, how China has responded, and why this new alliance has angered France.
Chinese Vlogger Cries After Seeing a Bank
One Chinese social media influencer had one of her videos go viral after she cried on camera upon seeing a bank in France. This wasn't just any bank though—it was the Bank of China. Her tears turned to rage though as she received messages from viewers who weren't as teary-eyed as she was about seeing a Chinese business in a foreign country. Watch this episode of China Uncensored for more on her story and Chinese nationalism.
Protests Erupt! Could China’s Economy Tank Over Evergrande Collapse?
China watchers have for a while been predicting a reckoning for the runaway real estate market in China, and now that reckoning may have started. Evergrande Group, one of China's largest real estate conglomerates, is facing a debt crisis that has ensnared Chinese investors, many of whom are in the middle class. And what could make the situation even worse is if the Chinese government doesn't rescue it like it has other major Chinese companies that have accumulated too much debt. If it doesn't, we might be seeing a meltdown of the Chinese economy.
Did Trump’s Top General Betray Him for China?
Did Trump’s top general betray him for China? That's the question swirling around Mark Milley, the chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff after a book by "Watergate" journalist Bob Woodward gave details of a call Milley had with his counterpart in China. Chinese state-run media is threatening that China will send warships near Hawaii, claiming that this would be equal treatment for what the US is doing in international waters in the South China Sea. And according to media reports, President Joe Biden can't get Xi Jinping to meet with him. Watch this episode of China Uncensored for that and more of this week's China news headlines.
China Threatens WAR Over Taiwan Name Change
An editorial in the Chinese state-run Global Times newspaper threatens war over the name change of a Taiwanese embassy. China claims Taiwan as a province of the mainland, despite it being autonomous from Beijing in almost every way. That's why China gets so upset when countries, groups or individuals recognize Taiwan, or the Republic of China, as an independent country. Watch this episode of China Uncensored for more on why China is threatening war over a name change.
George Soros Calls China “Dangerous Enemy”
Billionaire investor George Soros is warning people about the dangers of investing in China—after he spent years investing in China. What's changed about China that is making Soros call China a "dangerous enemy"? Find out that and more in this episode of China Uncensored.
SECRET DOCUMENTS Reveal Coronavirus Mysteries
Just when you thought the coverup of the origins of the coronavirus couldn't get any shadier, it just did. Documents obtained by the online American news site The Intercept give damning information about the National Institutes of Health, the US taxpayer-funded health organization EcoHealth Alliance, and the journal Nature Medicine. Watch this episode of China Uncensored for more on the secret documents that reveal some of the mysteries about the coronavirus.
China’s Campaign to Divide America
Much like Russia's attempts to interfere in the 2016 US election, China is trying to sow discord in the US by stoking the flames of US culture wars. The question is, is China's campaign to divide America working? Also in this episode, chocolates are deemed a national security threat, and not because they could lead to more obesity or cavities. Chinese leader Xi Jinping is trying to discourage people from advocating for human rights, saying they're a "western bourgeois" value. Watch this episode of China Uncovered for that and more of this week's China news headlines.
Don’t Fall for China’s Climate Change Trap
The US has made working with China on climate change a priority because it sees China as key to lowering global carbon emissions. US climate envoy John Kerry has met with Chinese officials on this numerous times, but the two sides don't see eye to eye. Where the US wants to do what's right for the environment, China sees an opportunity to demand concessions. Watch this episode of China Uncensored for more on China's climate change trap.