China Is Not As Powerful As You Think

On this episode of China Uncensored, some really anti-China things are being said,
by… China? Welcome back to China Uncensored, I’m your host Chris Chappell. What do you think of when you hear “China”? Hopefully—China Uncensored, starring Chris
Chappell. But our budget is a long way from what the
Chinese Communist Party spends. They’re spending $10 billion dollars a year
to make sure that you love China. What are they buying with those 10 billion
dollars? Why, all sorts of things! Especially articles and videos that help you focus on all the amazing things China’s
glorious leaders have accomplished, because, you know, China gets things done. For example, they have this newspaper section
called China Watch that looks like articles, but is actually
paid propaganda. And then they pay American newspapers to put them in as advertisements. And combine things like that with operating
American TV News channels, and buying influence in Hollywood, and eventually
you get American media publishing their own articles
praising the China model. But right now, it seems the Communist Party
wants you to hold on a sec, because China isn’t really all that great. You see, Americans have been seeing all the
propaganda for years, and a lot of them are now really worried that
China is some kind of super powerful, existential threat to the world. That it’s flooding the US with spies. Or secretly building up the largest military
in the world. Or that China is a strategic competitor of
the US. Haha, couldn’t be further from the truth. Really, there’s no way China could be doing
all that. I mean, the US is still number one, China
can’t compete. And that, ladies and gentlemen, is the new message from the Chinese regime’s
propaganda machine. This People’s Daily editorial says calling
China “the world’s first” or “number one in the world” “could easily make people misunderstand
or even misjudge” China. China’s US Ambassador Cui Tiankai said at
a recent meeting, “China has no intention to challenge the
international standing and interests of any other country or the existing international order and system.” A professor at a top Chinese University said, “The trade war has made China more humble. We should keep a low profile.” And my favorite state-run media the Global
Times ran this story. Tsinghua is another top Chinese university. Apparently one professor there had said in
a speech, “China has overtaken the US in all respects.” And so then over 500 alumni signed a petition
to have him fired. Why? Well, the petition said his view “opposed
common sense.” Are you surprised by this new tone? Don’t be. Because as that alumni letter said, the problem with all the “China is number
one” talk, is it “raises the vigilance of other countries.” The US has been kind of catching on to the
fact the Chinese regime is actively engaged in a variety of tactics to infiltrate and undermine the West. And that’s a problem for the Communist Party because it means the US might start doing
things like, oh I don’t know…starting a trade war. So China’s Propaganda Department had switched
tactics. At least, externally. Instead of articles like this from the People’s
Daily in 2015… Now, we’re seeing articles like this. It’s a strategy more like something former
paramount leader Deng Xiaoping once said: “Hide your strength, bide your
time.” It’s like, if there’s an arm wrestling
contest coming up, you don’t want to start walking around without
a shirt if you’re this guy. So depending on what the strategy of the day
is, state-run media can do a complete 180 on the
image of China. For instance, at the beginning of the year, China said it was battling to become a top
economic power. But now, China is still a developing economy… And it “has a long way to go before it becomes
a ‘developed economy.’” Wow, what a difference a few months make! You see, the Chinese Communist Party likes
to make itself look all powerful. Except when it wants to make itself look weaker
than it actually is. Because as the People’s Daily also recently
put it, “China has returned to the center of the
world stage… Such a large size, such a heavy thing, can’t be hidden by ‘being low key,’ …just like an elephant can’t hide behind
a sapling.” And that’s the message state-run media wants
Chinese people to hear. Because while the Chinese Communist Party
is starting to downplay its ambitions to the outside world, inside China, it’s actively promoting nationalism in a way that would make Mussolini blush. Like this recent documentary, translated in English as “Amazing China”, but actually is closer to “my country is
awesome.” See?! See how awesome?! Endless hours of footage awesome! And it was a smash hit! Brought in 42 million dollars. Biggest documentary in China ever. Partly because people were required to watch
it. That is one way to boost ticket sales. Although it didn’t do quite as well as the
American documentary about how America is awesome. Which made 52 million dollars. That was a documentary, right? Anyway, besides telling Chinese people how
awesome China is, the internal propaganda has another message: If China can’t compete, that’s because “China [has] suffered a century of humiliation at the hands of foreign powers.” But if Chinese state-run media is changing
their tone, does that mean that the Chinese leadership is actually changing their strategy? Do they care more now about international
cooperation than becoming a top economic power? I’m going to go with no. So what do you think about the Communist Party’s
propaganda about-face? Leave your comments below. And before you go, now is the time when we
answer questions from fans who support China Uncensored on the crowd funding website Patreon. Largezo asks, “If nothing is done to curtail China’s
influence and intellectual property theft will the PRC
rule the world come mid-century?” I mean, what gave you the idea that the PRC was looking to become a global superpower? It can’t compete. But if it were, it might start doing things
like, make their own computer chips. Or build their own Internet And compete with America’s GPS network. All the core tech components a super power
needs that China… didn’t really have a few years ago, but in a very short time, suddenly, they do… Strange. So the People’s Republic of China definitely wants to rule the world by mid century. But will they? Well Largezo, you asked “if nothing is done to curtail
China’s influence” and I think what we’re definitely seeing
is the beginning of other countries trying to curtail China’s
influence. Or at least waking up to it. So I don’t think it’s going to be as easy for the Chinese Communist Party as it has been so far. But whether they will succeed in ruling the
world largely depends on how quickly other countries will act. Thanks for you question. And if you’d like to hear me answer your
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credits. Thanks again for watching this episode of
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  • Poking fingers at other nations when you own has 20 million living in the street is a bit rich? China has been conned by the Wall Street Tweet, Get Rich and dump your fellow countryman. $$$'so before charity! That always works to put misery onto the production line.

  • China has weakness in some areas , The inability to feed it's Army off shore , the lack of sufficient logistics to move their Army overseas quickly an efficiently . In a war China's trade routes would be cut and food would become scarce . The lack of a strong Navy . They are stronger at home defending than invading at long range . They get away with stealing because no one takes them to task on it . Their two puny diesel powered Aircraft Carriers will not survive long in a war with the US . If you count the Wasp class carriers the US has about 19 carriers . China is also in economic decline so that is going to eat into the military budget . Also that 10 billion buys a lot of Politicians in other countries , like Philippines , Vietnam and many others . China is most dangerous when you borrow money from them and then can't pay it back which some African countries are finding out the hard way .
    Trade with China but keep it out of your country .

  • china is weak.

  • China is cheap, a thieft, monopolizing business in weak country arrogant rude people dint know the word respect communist govt. and they will go down they will be the next babylon in modern times.

  • China are communist socialist terrorist. China sells Africa body parts. Too. Murdered millions

  • China is a peaceful country . It is not like USA trouble maker .
    You can follow them.

  • Any one of the western powers can arse rape china anytime

  • Boycott anything made in China.

  • Yet you spend so much time talking about a weak country.

  • Bullshit. Like you don't have sponsored articles in the U.S. and Hollywood don't serve as U.S. propaganda machine. Also this channel looks like it's sponsored by U.S. goverment.

  • If China wants to become a real superpower. First, China needs to STOP stealing intellectual properties and copying shits from others. Next, China needs to totally convert from a communist system to full democracy, and joint the Allies of the free world in contributions to global security and human right. We all learned from history that a country ruled by Dictator doesn't usually last.

  • My friends tell me you can only see your country is evil and as a threat to whole human being or is a weak and undeveloped place in the westen view video… Now it seems true, it is hard to convince or even talk with people who have never been China but hold a extreme prejudice.

  • Fuck china

  • Maybe the USA will just trade and develop INDIA the second largest English speaking country next to the USA in the WORLD.

  • China need not be powerful

  • You mean US is not as powerful as you think,it's all posturing. And when all this global financial Ponzi scheme blows up,US will be 3rd world country.

  • hhhhh.u guys say China is a threat all years, now u say it's all about ad??you know what, we Chinese don't give 1 f what u say, we do thingz, u just blahbbbb

  • I know what you say Chris is true but how come Chinese companies have not been able to buy the press in India?

  • 0:12 "What do you think when you hear "China"?? … Hopefully China Uncensored, starring Chris Chappell." 😂 😂 😂 HAHAHA. thats funny

  • Money buys power and Influence. That is the way its always been.

  • I really appreciate your stamina, but, how did you get into this?

  • China is beyond weak

  • Agent Smith is the #1 hater of China but I'm sure he's also the #1 fan of Chinese women 😂

  • Whe sould give them hell.

  • CHrisINA Uncensored.

  • 共产党像训狗一样的,来训练中国国民,狗是怎么来的?从狼里挑选出来的。

  • I want to beat him on the face not because of what he say but because of his tone and expression.

  • Underestimate your enemy is the first step on the road of disappointment and defeat

  • Chinas Army is kinda overrated, imagine using Cold War equipment in the 21 century

  • China humiliate itself.


  • This channel is awesome!

  • That is exactly what US was doing all through history, PROPAGANDA.

  • Yeah, their fat and rich politburo members…all sent their kids to educate in the West and have millions of real estate in the West too…that leave nothing for its own citizens! China is nothing but a Potemkin Village prop up by AK 47…without it just a wasteland.

  • ok so basically you are saying that being Chinese is the the worst sin in the world. Chinese are trying to trick everyone if they are saying that China is developed or not developed. Chinese doesn't have freedom of speech here on western medias (well that's true bc all the western medias are anti Chinese) Understood

  • “I’m dubious about China having the world’s second largest GDP, it seems implausible seeing the way the Chinese citizens live.”
    Former President of Taiwan Lee Tenghui

  • You are not happy not to slander China for a day.

  • Trump is the most powerful …he be able to change the course of Super Storm Dorian….What a great America President…!!

  • Sure have fun challnging them

  • such a big forehead ugly troll.

  • I'm not sure this video is telling me the truth.
    Chinese people work.
    Many lazy Americans do not work.
    I am puzzled, just
    Who is telling the truth here ?

  • I hate Chinese women but everything else about it is okay with me

  • A real strong country will not need to spread propaganda about their power..those in top knew it..only the weak do..

  • THE CCP HAS NOT…REPEAT…NOT DONE A 180% ON HONG KONG… they will just do what they want to do by STEALTH…YOU ARE FOOLING NO ONE CHINA… ESPECIALLY THE WEST AND good luck with the JAPANESE… I believe you FEAR them more than the WEST…you are just like IS SLUM

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  • It's focused in the coasts.

  • U r totally right


  • Pls don't fool people USA 🇺🇸 is loosing nowadays we just think about USA 🇺🇸 becomes jealous nothing else

  • China needs Hong Kong. Hong Kong doesnt need China. And there end lies the problem.

  • Cringe soy boy, typical product of USA propaganda, look at him, poor, stupid, biased, without any sense of humor.

  • The point of those "propaganda" or advertisement is to make sure the world see that China is working hard on development but not hegemony.
    Please understand that before commenting

  • Funny the west did same thing

  • going have sex with america mother

  • Hmm Sun Tzu know your enemy could also be read as misinform your enemy

  • Keep lamenting.

  • 战忽局万岁。 What the guy said is all true, but the fact is even worse, there are more dark side he didn’t cover.

  • 呵呵哒

  • if china is weak, just like any other countries, how come western media keep giving it attention? its not like they give a damn about other country or the us, not like they put their nose on mexico.

  • China is stronger than USA

  • The chinese people are wonderful. Once they get CCP tuned up its all going to be good.

  • China is still a totalitarian state. Time to kick it's ass, Mr Trump.

  • And China never win a war.

  • kom eet jepenis

  • 天下无敌的我们中午吃啥回去吗丁啉长大以后就好了吧唧一大口sex aaaaaaaaa

  • yo kom doing hellllll man doing kom bag

  • That shave tho, you went from looking 36, to 23

  • the environment is so bad in the cities in China that I doubt that Chinese will stay healthy

  • The men are pussies. I am 5'8 tall strong Native woman. I can litterally see them seep down into thier little shoes with shame every time I stand next to them. (lived in China off/on 10 years)

  • Bullshit video this is to get dumbasses to support a nuclear ww3 altercation with China… but sadly people are dumb enough to be friendly to such an idea…

  • and is also not weak as you think

  • An Honest War is better than a Deceptive Peace….

  • China has one big disadvantage. It's large population. In my estimate 400-500 million Chinese do not agree to the way China is run. Even the most sophisticated manipulation can't change that. Those 400-500 million are also the most important people in China's economy. China can't mess around with them too much. IMHO China is an overweight giant that is not able to move without spending tremendous amounts of money and his ability to control it's movement is very limited.

  • China is far from being weak. How were they able to get Steve Jobs to move his IPhone industry and technology to China? A smart move… now they have Huawei 5G Technology to be released by 2020, that's about 2 years ahead of America and Japan…

  • Never trust communist propaganda, regardless if coming from China, USA or whatever country you're from. Pretty obvious they want the US to go back to sleep.

  • If China not as powerful, they can cover up things very welll! Just bring those pretty China town girls to the west of America!

  • yes. they say the south china sea island was for scientific studies only. Then comes the Missiles


  • Great reporting!

  • Who is this funny man ? 🤣😝😆

  • Making up fake shit like this everyday is not easy…

  • CCP has been leading China toward better future and the West wants to take it down.
    Hahahaha. No freedom? No human rights? Evil government? Nah !!!!!
    Fuck the America ! The true demon creating wars around the world !

  • So this is a vain attempt to minimize chinas power, attempting to get us to understimate them. Try again

  • Come on, all the efforts you have tried to blast China has already showed that China is powerful or at least influential to some degree. Otherwise, I don't believe your guys would like to spend so much energy and money to do such interesting vedios, though showing no whole picture of China.

  • China will be a lot more stronger alongside her Shanghai cooperation organization partners…

  • booooooooooooooooobooooooo

  • This is "allegory of the cave", not "Sun Tzu".

  • The hidden message of this video (despite all the lame humour and pseudo-objectivity) is really: "We (the Rulers and paid supporters of the US Military World Empire) are the only ones who are allowed to be the top world power, and (as we've seen many times in the past), we'll embargo, bomb and invade ANYONE who tries to challenge us on this. No one is allowed to do the things we do – es ist verboten!!"

  • China are not all powerful I am not saying that they are not a formidable foe if war ever broke out but actions speak louder than words and every country blows it's own trumpet once in a while

  • Chinese people are Okay…..they fell into the communist slavery trap.

  • Your show is AWESOME! The Chinese are amazing at trying to be the "miniature" elephant in the room as opposed to the "gi-normous" elephant standing on your house.
    The sad thing is most Americans say 30yrs old or younger, have been so dumbed down that they would, at best, not only be totally confused by China saying they are not a "superpower", they would most likely react to the news the same way they reacted to Trump's winning the election…😭😵😭
    Because we all know who the "real evil" in the room REALLY IS…. don't we?

  • china must be destroyed.

  • Fuck you, Chris. Go fuck yourself, you bitch.

  • Xi Jingping was Turned into a Bitchboy by unarmed Protestors in Hong Kong, looks very weak to me.

  • Free Tibet, then divide China into 4 to 6 different countries.

  • Interesting that.the.Chinese admit that for two centuries China was pathetically weak.

  • Did anyone get distracted by that … thing on his face. A mole?

    On a serious note. This tongue in cheek video is not even telling half the truth.

    Say all you want about him, but this President is calling China out in their lying, cheating, destructive ways!

    And before any of you communist, socialist fans point out that Trump has praised China and its leader, it is actually a strategic and intelligent move on his part.

    I am not going to elaborate because if you can't figure it out for yourself, you have already swallowed the poison apple!!!

  • Now i get it this chanell is made to diss china intentionally 😅😅

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