New US Military Budget Targets China | Uighurs in Trouble | China News Headlines

New US Military Budget Targets China | Uighurs in Trouble | China News Headlines


A New Pentagon Budget targets China An invitation to Xinjiang And unprecedented defaults for Chinese businesses That and more on this week’s China news
headlines. This is China Uncensored. I’m Chris Chappell. Subscribe to our YouTube channel for the latest China news, and click the notification bell icon. That way, you get an alert each time we publish a new episode. This week’s China news headlines! Now you might think that the United States already spends a lot on its military. In 2018, it was about 670 billion dollars. But, that’s going to change! Because in this new budget proposal from the Pentagon for 2020 they’re requesting nearly 50 billion more— putting it at almost 720 billion dollars. To give you an idea, that’s more than the next 6 countries’ military budgets combined. But why spend so much more now? Well, according to the Acting US Secretary
of Defense, it’s because of China, China, China. In a prepared testimony to the Senate Armed Services Committee, Shanahan wrote, “China is aggressively modernizing its military, systematically stealing science and technology, and seeking military advantage through a strategy of military-civil fusion.” The new budget proposal includes money for a bunch of things, like staying ahead of Chinese bombers, hypersonic weapons, and cyber attacks. It also includes about $14 billion for space based systems and the Space Force. Because again, China. What a great time to be alive. The budget proposal says, “It is increasingly clear that China and
Russia want to shape a world consistent with their authoritarian models— gaining veto authority over other nations’ economic, diplomatic, and security decisions.” That’s a concern that the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff also shares. “China and Russia have capitalized on our distractions and restraints by investing in capabilities specifically
designed to challenge our traditional sources of strength.” I just hope the new military budget includes
the weapon I’ve been calling for since the 90s. …mega thunderzord, power up! 720 billion dollars sounds like a lot for
the US military. Especially since China’s latest military
budget proposal is only about 180 billion. But here’s something the US doesn’t spend as much money on: stability maintenance. That’s the catch-all term for the Chinese Communist Party’s efforts to police its own citizens. And that budget, is 200 billion dollars. But, as experts have pointed out, that stability maintenance budget doesn’t
even include things like the unofficial detention centers, black jails, and hired gangs often used by local authorities in China. So the real amount they’re spending is definitely more than 200 billion dollars. Gives you an idea of who the Communist Party thinks is the biggest threat to its rule. But sometimes, you just gotta spend the money. Rolling students over with tanks isn’t free. Speaking of stopping citizens from threatening the Communist Party— the Uighur people of Xinjiang. But don’t worry! I hear they’re extremely happy with the
Party. Because the Communist Party is fighting Muslim
extremism with job training camps! State-run CCTV even interviewed one of the happy Uighurs in one of those camps. “Abudusaimaiti said he felt lucky to be accepted by the vocational training center. ‘One who has been infected by extremism is not him or herself. They could kill or do even worse things if his or her thoughts are infected by extremism. If one’s not transformed in time, there will be dire consequences.’” He’s not wrong. Any Uighur who isn’t transformed faces dire
consequences. Anyway, there’s all kinds of rumors going
around that these job training camps are actually more like concentration camps where they brainwash and torture people. But that’s only according the Uighurs who’ve
escaped. Chinese state run media wants you to know that there’s a lot of fake news out there
about Xinjiang. That’s why China is inviting European diplomats
to Xinjiang to see for themselves how great things are. Well, it’s really more of a “sounding
out of interest,” not an actual invitation. But I’m sure if the European diplomats do
visit, they’ll see how completely, spontaneously happy the Uighurs are. “If you’re happy and you know it clap
your hands.” Unfortunately, we can’t hear the rest of
the song, but I’m pretty sure the next line is: “If you’re singing this song for the cameras so we don’t kidnap your relatives, stomp your feet.” Just a guess. Meanwhile, the Wall Street Journal is trying
to spread what I can only assume is more fake news to slander the glorious Chinese Communist
Party. They claim that Chinese authorities are razing muslim communities to the ground. And all they offer as evidence is some fairly clear satellite photos that appear to show large parts of a city being razed to the ground. Pff, evidence. In more news about how well the Chinese Communist Party is regulating
religion, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang has said again that the reincarnation of the
Dalai Lama should follow Chinese law. That happened after the Dalai Lama said that he might reincarnate outside of Tibet, like, say, in India. This isn’t the first time the Communist
Party has taken an interest in reincarnation. Last time was in 1995, when they picked the Panchen Lama— the second-most important figure in Tibetan
Buddhism. And they did a fantastic job. State-run Xinhua news paraphrased their Panchen
Lama as saying he will “resolutely endorse comrade
Xi Jinping as the core of the Communist Party” and “endorse socialism with Chinese characteristics.” I mean, what more could you want in a spiritual
leader— than endorsing the atheist Communist Party? Anyway, the current Dalai Lama is getting
on in age— meaning, he might have to reincarnate soon. But don’t worry, because the next Chinese Dalai Lama will endorse the Communist Party. They’ll make sure of it. Bad news for the Chinese economy. Companies are defaulting on their debts at an ‘unprecedented’ level. On the show we’ve spoken about how bad debt within the shadow banking system has created a huge debt bubble in China. So authorities are doing what they do best: Cracking down. The flip side is, shadow banking is the primary credit provider for a lot of Chinese companies. So the crackdown could actually be making
things worse. You know, maybe the Chinese Communist Party should give not cracking down a try. Just something for the suggestion box. I hear the Party is really open to suggestions. Please don’t purge me. Foxconn, the company that makes your iPhones, may be moving some of its production out of
China. You see Foxconn is actually a Taiwanese company. And chairman Terry Gou says he might move some of its work back to Taiwan. One reason is because the US-China trade war makes it more expensive to manufacture in
China. Another reason is, he doesn’t want to be forced to keep corporate data in China, under Chinese law. Although to be fair— under Chinese law, Taiwan is just another province of China. The United States is continuing to put pressure on Chinese telecom company Huawei. The US has warned countries around the world that Huawei is working with the Chinese regime to undermine national security. Now, the US is giving that warning to Brazil. The Chinese regime has been pushing Huawei and its 5G network to Brazil and dozens of other countries as part of its Belt and Road Initiative. In a meeting this week, President Trump apparently told Brazil’s
president not to take China’s Huawei, but to take this soccer jersey instead. Because the soccer jersey can’t spy on him. Just to be clear, Trump did not actually say that. It was a joke. I don’t want to be responsible for the next Gorilla channel. And finally, there’s a new trend in China: People are using social media to post selfies in Goth makeup. I mean, why goth?! Of you’re going to bring back the 90s, at least bring back something cool. Like Power Rangers. …mega thunderzord, power up! But apparently, the goth thing is actually a subtle protest. It comes after a woman was denied entry to the Guangzhou subway because of her dark makeup. So some people starting posting photos of themselves in goth makeup on Sina Weibo— the Chinese version of Twitter. And amazingly, the “Guangzhou Metro has since apologized
on Weibo for ‘inappropriately’ handling the matter, and says it has suspended the security staffer for retraining.” Which is surprising considering how the Chinese regime usually handles subcultures. I mean, this is a regime that banned Peppa
Pig for being too gangster. Apparently a subculture developed where people were getting Peppa Pig tattoos. Now I see why the Communist Party needs to spend so much money on stability
maintenance. Peppa Pig is a serious threat to social harmony. And just wait until Chinese people discover emo music and guyliner. And before you go, now is the time I answer a question from a member of the China Uncensored 50-Cent
Army— fans who support the show with a dollar or more per episode through the crowd funding website Patreon. David Schwimmerer asks, “How many questions do you actually want
from us? Is this too many? What about this?” Great questions David. There’s no limit to the number of questions I want from my loyal 50 cent army! I hope everyone who contributes to the show
on Patreon will submit at least one good question. What’s that, Shelley? Yes, fine, you can ask Shelley questions,
too. Or even Matt. Answering your questions on the show is a big way we can thank you for your support. After the first YouTube adpocalypse in 2017, YouTube began demonetizing a ton of our videos. But people like you stepped up and started supporting the show through Patreon. And if you didn’t, I wouldn’t be here. I know not everyone can afford to support China Uncensored, but I know everyone thanks those of you who
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