Why Taiwan and China are Battling over Tiny Island Countries

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[1] data.worldbank.org/indicator/NY.GDP.PCAP.CD?locations=PW-PG-SB-FM-NR-VU-MH-FJ-TV-KI-WS-TO
[2] www.lowyinstitute.org/publications/stronger-together-safeguarding-australia-s-security-interests-through-closer-pacific-0#_edn23
[3] www.icdf.org.tw/ct.asp?xItem=5276&CtNode=29823&mp=2
[4] www.icdf.org.tw/ct.asp?xItem=12487&CtNode=29823&mp=2
[5] www.icdf.org.tw/fp.asp?fpage=cp&xItem=30438&ctNode=29877&mp=2
[6] www.icdf.org.tw/ct.asp?xItem=4395&ctNode=29824&mp=2
[7] www.reuters.com/article/us-taiwan-diplomacy-kiribati/taiwan-says-china-lures-kiribati-with-airplanes-after-losing-another-ally-idUSKBN1W50DI
[8] www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7102519/
[9] pacificaidmap.lowyinstitute.org
[10] www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/the-great-wharf-from-china-raising-eyebrows-across-the-pacific-20180411-p4z8yu.html
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  • hey you're the dude from hai.

    DimondBlazer ReviewsDimondBlazer Reviews4 օր առաջ
  • Before studying abroad: Taiwan is better than China mainland. Good health care and education. I want to be Taiwanese. After studying in western countries for 8 years: I would rather go back to China to earn less money better than be discriminated against by racial discrimination. We all know that Taiwanese belongs to the United States now.

    smjetaimesmjetaime19 օր առաջ
  • It's rathe sad that China is battling for scraps in congested East Asian sea. Meanwhile United States has full control over 8000 islands and the Atlantic and Pacific ocean. Geography is destiny.

    S LS L25 օր առաջ
  • 1st china stole an island called scarborough shoal from our country "philippines"(its ours btw if were talking legally) 2nd bcuz of thier exotic animals eating habbit they"ve unleashed the "chinese virus"and let it spread around the world(they td us they had it control bur they didnt, maybe cuz it would be easier for them to invade america and other countries if it is badly infected with covid) 3rd clamming that "taiwan" is thier territory (like what they did to the philippine island called scarborough shoal) 4th my opinion "OMG CHINA ISNT YOUR COUNTRY ONE OF THE BIGGEST? WHATS UP WITH THE STEALING" 5th "STARTING WORLD WAR THREE" 6th :( "STARTING WORLD WAR THREE" i hope not :( many people will suffer if then not racist but complete honest truth:) and yes i do respect china sorry for my english :) im still learning

    Mr.unknow NymousMr.unknow Nymous25 օր առաջ
  • Why China vs Taiwan. Because US...

    Louis WuLouis WuԱմիս առաջ
  • 政治倾向也太明显了,差不多得了

    乐飒乐飒Ամիս առաջ
  • The cute technician prominently bore because great-grandfather embryologically bathe plus a massive amount. lazy, curved swimming

    cij681sun ;sup'fuhcij681sun ;sup'fuhԱմիս առաջ
  • Taiwan: I am the Republic of China. China:No, you're not.The Republic of China is history, now you are one of my provinces. Taiwan:Well, if you don't recognize the Republic of China, then I am Taiwan. China:You are the Republic of China.

    zhixuan mengzhixuan mengԱմիս առաջ
  • I support Taiwanese to immigrate to other countries, and Taiwan will not be independent, because it is China's territory.In the constitutions of both the People's Republic of China and the Republic of China, Taiwan is only a provincial-level administrative region.Those who claim that Taiwan is an independent country are just a joke.What makes you independent? AMwine mouth? Haha.🤣

    zhixuan mengzhixuan mengԱմիս առաջ
  • Taiwan is like a trans kid who isn't out to their parents their name is Taiwan unless China's around then it's Taipei

    GwynethGwyneth2 ամիս առաջ
  • Lol this is funny, because that's exactly what's happening in my country. During the Covid-19 pandemic, both China and Taiwan have been sending us medical supplies. China sent us hoards of masks. covid tests and other stuff. Now they are abandoned somewhere. because there is no need for them. Taiwan sent us some lung support systems or whatever and even though there was not so many of them, they really came in handy :) Unfortunately, our government has decided not to officially thank Taiwan, because they are afraid of China. It's funny like both these countries are sending us loads of stuff hoping we will become their allies, and my country isnt even a tiny pacific island lol

    GrumfurtGrumfurt2 ամիս առաջ
  • I don't think that after China - Taiwan issue resolved, these small island nations will lose their financial support because their votes can always remain very useful for many others purposes and interests at UN and at many other international organizations. That's why especially China has been trying to keep tight relationship with as many underdeveloped nations as possible in Africa and Central & South America through " harmful" financial aids based on their neocolonialism by which they are also exploiting these nations' natural resources, destroying their nature environment with mass constructions, blocking the local economy's development by using only Chinese companies & workers sent from China : all the local resources and money can be collected by China and sent to China, therefore, these nations become poorer and poorer plus their debt composed of China's financial aids becomes more and more. And finally China is aiming to use some of them also as military strategy points against the rest of the world.

    Tetsuro AoiTetsuro Aoi2 ամիս առաջ
  • You have to set boundaries for bullies. If you don't... you get a China! Internationally that's another US, so indeed a reason to worry.

    Jack McLaneJack McLane2 ամիս առաջ
  • PR China is China.. another one is just a loser who cant accept lose.. Taiwan

    Igor IgorIgor Igor2 ամիս առաջ
  • 阿修罗阿修罗2 ամիս առաջ
  • However you still didn't put Taiwan in "The News You Missed in 2020, From Every Country in the World" so sad.

    000 1000 12 ամիս առաջ
  • I spotted a few translation mistakes in the Traditional Chinese subtitles, and would like to help correct them... Anyone care to point me in the right direct as for how to contact the maker of the video? (For example at 3:52 the sentence is fairly confusing because "frenemies" was translated as "enemies".) Very accurate translation overall though, despite some typos!

    BlueNanoBoxBlueNanoBox2 ամիս առաջ
  • Did China only aid those projects you talked about?unlikely.Did every project faild?Did every taiwan aid project is a sucess?You didn't mention.You just pick some China aid projects and saying it's a failure with no reliable source.And pick some taiwan aid projects and saying it's good with also no numbers,quote or anything. I wander why there are less and less country acknowledge taiwan if their aid is so "good'.

    Yu LiYu Li2 ամիս առաջ
  • Apparently, the ROC now has a land border with the PRC.

    Pencil BFBPencil BFB2 ամիս առաջ
  • When you’re competing for City States in Civ

    Golden BrineGolden Brine3 ամիս առաջ
  • Recognize Taiwan!!!

    Kushking420Kushking4203 ամիս առաջ
  • I'd say they built a better road in Fiji than a cheap one cause the west has been screaming shit being 'made in China' and they got sick of it.

    the1onlynoobthe1onlynoob3 ամիս առաջ
  • China and Taiwan are like the divorced parents who are trying to win over their little kids by showering them with attention and gifts. One parent has more money to spend but the other clearly knows what they want and need more.

    Imagine KudryavkaImagine Kudryavka3 ամիս առաջ
  • "ineffective aid"... feel like China doesn't make mistakes, at least like this... if they built an oversized shipping port, or a massive hospital, it's there for a reason...

    Edward NessEdward Ness3 ամիս առաջ
  • 西方人就是短视,只盯着眼前几天的利益,基础设施才是一个国家能取得长期发展的基础

    rich martinrich martin3 ամիս առաջ
  • It's a civil war that became a frozen conflict. When the PRC has the military capacity, it will almost certainly assert sovereignty over Taiwan and other Chinese islands that the ROC controls. The UN recognizes Taiwan as part of China as do nearly all countries. Nobody defended Tibet when China invaded and nobody will go to war with China over Taiwan. The West isn't even defending itself against China as China works to subvert and corrupt them.

    castlerock58castlerock584 ամիս առաջ
  • amwine.info/town/rZWpjIR_pKyYw7w/video.html

    天鵝爆彈天鵝爆彈4 ամիս առաջ
  • China is a bloody and tyrannical country under the dictatorship of the Communist Party. The Communist Party has banned Chinese from logging onto the Internet. Chinese people are living in brainwashed lies. The movie "The Matrix" is the inspiration found in China. In China, the officials of the Communist Party Enjoy a luxurious life, while ordinary people live in poverty and fear.

    yue S &yue S &4 ամիս առաջ
  • How to get rich: 1: buy a pacific island 2: collect it’s water 3: sell said water at ridiculous price

    Get GaijoobedGet Gaijoobed4 ամիս առաջ
  • Beautiful love u.

    Rem ZuyRem Zuy4 ամիս առաջ
  • You make China sound like cold blooded machines while ignoring the sacrifices happened during WWII. Diplomatic relations itself is important to maintain peace. While Western media like yourself project your perspective as if it is the whole truth and provoke conflicts anywhere you can. Do not forget it is a ultimately connected the the game among the superpowers. China just don't want to fall victim of the Western schemes again.

    AlexAlex4 ամիս առաջ
  • Samoa has a fairly high gdp?

    shlomo shlomowitzshlomo shlomowitz4 ամիս առաջ
  • 搁这洗脑呢??台湾给了你多少钱??没二十年脑癌做不出这种视频(台独必si)

    清风清风4 ամիս առաջ
  • Niue is pronounced "new-way"

    Prodigy QbProdigy Qb4 ամիս առաջ
  • Taiwan is part of China, PRC

    Fiery Lil BOWFiery Lil BOW4 ամիս առաջ
    • In no ways

      winnie the poohwinnie the pooh4 ամիս առաջ
  • Nobody can defeat Wendover

    RepublicanGuardRepublicanGuard4 ամիս առաջ
  • At the end of the day, China proper(edit, meaning main: this a repost of previous delete), meaning mainland China, is a P5 country and it does matter. No other P5 country, not the US nor any of the group, however they may be frienemies at times, want to see another P5 club member fail and fellow members and pal lose influence or interest on the large scale of things.

    RYGRYG5 ամիս առաջ
  • I doubt Taiwan will ever join the PROC any time soon.

    SkyTech RTSSkyTech RTS5 ամիս առաջ
    • It will never happen.

      winnie the poohwinnie the pooh4 ամիս առաջ
  • Holy shit!! If China and Taiwan were people, China would be arrested for harassment!

    sriram vasudevansriram vasudevan5 ամիս առաջ
  • Taiwan: I am China. China: No I am China! Taiwan: Okay I am Taiwan. China: No you are PART OF China!

    munya munyamunya munya5 ամիս առաջ
  • Hong Kong Taiwan Mongolia Tipei I'm waiting for Peking and Shanghai

    XINGYUN XUEXINGYUN XUE5 ամիս առաջ
  • China’s civil war has not ended legally, because no armistice or peace agreement has been signed. And this long civil war has not been ended, and China has not completed its reunification. The most important factor is the United States. In the first half, the United States hopes to suppress the red power, and in the second half it hopes to restrict China military and geopolitical. In international law and international relations, Taiwan participates in political and economic activities as a special area of ​​China. It has never been an independent country.

    wang qiwang qi5 ամիս առաջ
  • Taiwan is part of China.

    The Jordanian PhilosopherThe Jordanian Philosopher5 ամիս առաջ
    • Let's be clear: Unlike totalitarian #China, #Taiwan is an independent, and democratic country with no doubt. The bullying strategies of the CCP regime in China against its neighboring countries have only brought about revulsion against its regime.

      winnie the poohwinnie the pooh4 ամիս առաջ
  • The source of all problem is this fixation on "one china", where the powers in the free world are in deep denial and cannot confirm the truth that there's been 2 china for 70+ years. because you know, serving the best interest of their own nations. That's fine. totally understandable (well, this is the how a citizen of a civil democracy would think). I won't even call this bullying nor discrimination, like some country likes to use as their reason for a tantrum. #twochinas #getreal #weareresponsibleofbullies

    anne chenanne chen5 ամիս առաջ
  • let all the International Community know by this presence: Democracy means the practice or principles of social EQUALITY, freedom of speech and freedom of expression. pro-China or not, you are free to voice out. unlike in taiwan province of China, pitiful democracy, SHUTTING DOWN a TV station does nothing but ONLY and ONLY opposes the ideology of the current DPP government of taiwan province of China bragging about being a democratic party. stupid political party, stupid democracy that is. you don't see that in the USA here. the CNN News network foremost opposition of the administration still exist and standing until now, a GENUINE true democracy compared to the tyranny STUPID democracy in taiwan province of China.

    God is great- America is greatGod is great- America is great5 ամիս առաջ
  • Gifts from Taiwan and China yes, but China is also putting these countries into debt too. That should have been mentioned. Checkout the port in Tonga for example. So I believe China is winning.

    i eriti erit5 ամիս առաջ
  • Heard about China providing infrastructure loans to countries like the Philippines, then leveraging that debt for political objectives - Quid Pro Quo and Debt Traps. Seems like a more effective way to lock in a country's commitment to China over several years instead of just paying for a project then losing its leverage. Not that I condone such behavior, but I am sure all foreign aid and infrastructure development projects have some strings attached, regardless of who's providing the money.

    DAVE CDAVE C5 ամիս առաջ
  • And lastly, to say that if China and Taiwan unifies, these pacific island countries would have bleak futures frankly discrediting what the people of these island can potentially create from tourism or other means. China has also invested billions into poor african countries despite its need to win their support against Taiwan.

    redstwok1123redstwok11235 ամիս առաջ
  • It's pretty clear that wendover has a particular favoratism in how it covers this topic. For example, to construct a port is a massive project with jobs for many. Even if it doesn't immediately pullin all the cruise ships of the world, it can be of tremendous long term value. Furthermore, a hospital does not necessarily have to treat just malaria, as it can clearly be of use for many other health care purposes for decades to come. Wendover went over each little 300k projects that Taiwan did as if they were all out of the hearts of mother Teresa and is so much superior. Well guess what, $5 mil aid is much higher than $500k, and anybody would take that anyday. If the people want something else or more efficient, I'm sure they could have also asked for it, and would have been granted such. Wendover is literally trying to say these PRC aids serves no purpose. I think that's pretty biased and perpectuates a long stand political agenda it pushes.

    redstwok1123redstwok11235 ամիս առաջ
    • did you actually listen to the video or are you taking the piss? He clearly stated that the RC's aid was more effective, as in it does more per dollar whilst the PRC's aid is less effective. It was never said that it serves no purpose that's your own bias talking

      ShamrockShamrock5 ամիս առաջ
  • I feel like the pope will not stop recognising taiwan

    dessnomdessnom5 ամիս առաջ
  • Taiwan is China. ccp is a worldwide terrorist organization.

    三条四条三条四条5 ամիս առաջ
  • TAIWAN call Republic of China , the passport , ID card all call Republic of China . before 2000s The Republic of China (TAIWAN ) government call Mainland china is a part of the The Republic of China (TAIWAN ) . before 1971 the TAIWAN government Representing the whole of China in United Nations Why not tell everyone ?

    Alex WongAlex Wong6 ամիս առաջ
  • 算了算了,你让中华民国掏钱给太平洋那些岛国修基础设施,他也掏不出这么多钱啊🍋

    角煮まんじゅう角煮まんじゅう6 ամիս առաջ
  • You didn't get 1.4bn people's approval to say this( although they can approve, allow, admit little about politics). However, because I am from Taiwan so I not only allow but AGREE ,APPROVE, APPRECIATE on what you said!!! Thank YOU!

    嚴涵虛嚴涵虛6 ամիս առաջ
  • 真是服了这个视频,也不知道台湾给了你们多少钱(首先这是一个付费宣传的视频),援助这些国家你那援助项目来说中国的华而不实,我也不知中国的援助项目有没有用,但是这些援助项目都是根据当地国家需要什么援助什么,难道当地政府不需要你还能硬塞给他们? Really took this video, also don't know how much the Taiwan gave you (first of all, this is a paid promotion video), the aid to those countries that China's aid projects you eye candy, I also don't know Chinese aid project is useless, but these programs are based on the local countries need assistance, don't local government needs you can also hard on them?

    D KavinD Kavin6 ամիս առաջ
  • Taiwan is democratic ? We have many citizens here in Taiwan who want to be re-united with China our motherland but are suppressed by the current Tsai government. It has been threatening these citizens with newly passed Social Order Maintenance Law and constant propaganda of bad-China news. The ruling party is actually controlled by a core of very militant and radical wealthy elite group underneath. They just choose a mild looking female professor as a facade to fool the citizens. She got elected in 2016 due to division in her rival party KMT. But after only two years of her unstable rule in the mid-term local election in 2018 her party suffered big loss. When it came to her own re-election in 2020, there were so many irregularities and new changes that left many voters in doubt of the outcome of her re-election and pointed out how pre-stamped ballots could get in the collection boxes. But soon the government clamped down the videos on AMwine. How about the media in Taiwan? They have long been reined in by the NCC department which dictates which media obtain license or not. This agency was set up in the first corrupted government in 2002 in a way that its original commissioners who tend to be strong anti-China will never get replaced by whoever is in power. So you can imagine the unfair treatment of news in Taiwan media. Their exaggerated negative reports of China often get laughed by who are familiar with China and nativrChinese. Now when you physically in Taiwan search on Google by key words of anything about politics and China, the current government's views tend to come up first. The negative sides or critical views tend to get limited exposure or even get truncated and disappear. This is due to the almighty Tang Feng, the so called Digital Minister of Taiwan !Don't believe me? Simply come to Taiwan and proclaim yourself to be pro-China on AMwine or on any Internet websites, and wait to see the result.

    Sairen SuiSairen Sui6 ամիս առաջ
  • Holy See is a country?

    Elijah A.Elijah A.6 ամիս առաջ
  • Well teaching out fishing is much more helpful then giving out fish. Even it will cost more for lesson and stays hungry for a time. And the fact is, mainland Commies had agreement with KMT when the good times before DPP administration to pause the diplomatic battle. And mainland stop collecting small contries from trunning their back to ROC while any small Gov loves big tips from Mainland's Aid. But the battle started over again after KMT lost their power. btw, If every body knows that 10 bucks for a shirt and your gov loan 100 bucks for one, where's the 90 bucks supposed to be left?

    Kewell WongKewell Wong6 ամիս առաջ
  • Farely speaking, Taiwan is a country. Taiwan has its own democratic politic system, which is way better than communist China's. Taiwan has a close diplomatic relationship with many countries and a complete and awesome healthcare system which is the best in whole East Asia. Taiwanese people enjoy good healthcare programs while they are living with high salaries and good social welfare. In many senses, Taiwan is a country, and it is just a country. Why China wants Taiwan, but not many arcs of land occupied by Russians back? Because Taiwan is a small country, so it is easy to bully it. Taiwan is also really advanced in chip-making technology with TSMC as the poineer, Communist China, thus, wants to gobble it all for its own interest. But Taiwan will not allow that to happen, so do we, the people from the free world.

    EDHE NATIONEDHE NATION6 ամիս առաջ
  • Taiwan regime is the most awkard regime in the world, just surrender already

    SmurfSmurf6 ամիս առաջ
  • so basically, Taiwan is a clout chaser

    someaznkidsomeaznkid6 ամիս առաջ
  • China want to isolate Taiwan from every country. While only tiny island countries have enough spine to recognize Taiwan despite China pressure and threat.

    Lam ParLam Par6 ամիս առաջ
  • I'm sorry but I bursted into laughters when I heard "to build big, flashy, expensive infrastructure", it's just almost comedic when you look closer to the point behind China's diplomatic strategy to these Pacific region countries. Obviously China thinks these countries are poor without modern concrete floor buildings and highways like China did back home so they definitely need something big and flashy! Not schools, or hospitals, or shelters the locals need when hurricane strikes.

    flyisdancingflyisdancing6 ամիս առաջ
  • There's no such thing as a "Taiwanese passport". It's Republic of China passport.

    john chiujohn chiu6 ամիս առաջ
  • Don't you know that China has cancelled hundreds of millions of loans to many developing countries, so if you really cannot pay back, you get the money for free, then Loans become aides and NO strings attached, that's the most important part!! When China gives out loans, unlike western countries or IMF, world bank( which were controlled by the US), there are no strings attached from China. Also what do you mean by they will be sacrificed? it's such a biased negative opinion. those small countries got roads and ports build for them, it's infrastructures that they never had. so China will bomb those roads and ports or what?? explain to me how they are gonna be sacrificed??

    Joey JiaJoey Jia6 ամիս առաջ
    • There's a difference between aid and loans and the PRC practises both

      ShamrockShamrock5 ամիս առաջ
  • Taiwan's style of aids: energy-saving bulbs and baseball caps China's style of aids: millions tons of concrete and steel frames The greatest country's aids: bullets and bombs.

    Steve DongSteve Dong6 ամիս առաջ
  • CHINA Better liberate the Chinese taiwan province asap so that crooked USA and other european politicians can not play taiwan card to gain profits out of creating more trouble everywhere in the world. If americans, europeans are truly so nice and good to help others for independence, more human rights and more freedom to handle native people's own land, then Europeans, Americans should help Native people of their existing land in USA, Canada, Australia , New Zealand and other european colonies to claim independence as well!! So Stop to be be hypocritical and double std or else God will punish devil decisions made by politicians of your nations. through pandemics, riots , forest fire and other natural disasters from our almighty God. Better believe it!!!

    HKPCR FUNGHKPCR FUNG6 ամիս առաջ
    • Ironic, seeing as you're being a hypocrite too

      ShamrockShamrock5 ամիս առաջ
  • Checkbook diplomacy! In Central America China wants to buy up local consciences. They offered to build a rail from Panama on up. Then they also offered to make a canal in Nicaragua . In costa rica they funded their soccer stadium in San Jose.

    Thomas BrownThomas Brown6 ամիս առաջ
  • 0:58 wrong country

    besok uasbesok uas6 ամիս առաջ
  • Taiwan wants to help to gain some support and China wants to grab land.

    Sandi_KSandi_K7 ամիս առաջ
  • The earliest history can be traced back to the end of the Qing Empire. The Lanfang Republic of Southeast Asia, Sulu, Annan, and the Philippines are all Chinese vassal states. After the Qing Empire continued to lose battles and cedes land, the vassal states gradually withdrew from China. Until World War II, Southeast Asia was initially controlled by Europe, and Japan occupied these islands, including the Indochina Peninsula. Japan was defeated in World War II. According to the Potsdam announcement, Cairo Declaration, Japan gave up control of Taiwan, Southeast Asia, and the South China Sea and handed over to China. However, because of the Chinese Civil War, The Chinese Navy did not focus on the S.C.S, the only thing is Vietnam also had a S.C.S battle with ROC in 1947. The ROC was defeated in the Civil War. After that, the United States began to replace Japan's dominance in Asia, and these countries continued to become independent. The United States gave up its continued support for mainland China's control over Southeast Asia and the S.C.S. The most important thing is that the S.C.S oil and gas resources can be called the second Persian Gulf. South Vietnam and North Vietnam have successively engaged in naval battles with China because of the S.C.S islands. Resources have been explored, and countries that originally had no appeal to the islands in the S.C.S have also begun to speak internationally because of their interests. However, Japan actually transferred control to China after the war, and the United States and other countries in the Pacific, including Southeast Asia agreed. So legally, there is no reason for them to suddenly oppose China. The map of the United States after World War II recognizes that China owns the S.C.S. Of course, in terms of historical rights, China is based on the announcement after World War II. More than 30 years have passed since the establishment of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (1982). The problem now is that China’s policy is to abandon disputes and develop together. China clashed with Vietnam in 1988, but did not continue to assert its claims by force. After that, joint development was the main method, and Southeast Asian countries also agreed. This was after Obama began the return to the Pacific policy and began to actively intervene in the S.C.S. Conflicts in the S.C.S began to gradually erupt and peace no longer exists. The current situation is that Trump's S.C.S policy was not as tough as Obama did, because in 2016 the largest maritime military confrontation after World War II broke out between China and the United States. Since then, the Philippines has gradually abandoned its stimulating policies and turned to the center. Trump does not want to provoke a war, but Southeast Asia has no reliable allies, and Japan is too far away. He does not want the situation in the S.C.S to cool down. He will use aircraft carriers, warships, and planes to pass through the S.C.S from time to time to stimulate mainland China and re-intervene himself. The S.C.S leaves a sense of existence.

    陈陳陈陳7 ամիս առաջ
  • Serious¿ the support evidence to support China's aid is less effective than Taiwan. My three year old niece doubt it

    Mike PeiMike Pei7 ամիս առաջ
  • There's a reason flashy big projects work: corrupt officials in those small islands get their share to be rich so the governments support China. Taiwan's tactic would not work unless they're willing to hand out a bigger bribe.

    No nameNo name7 ամիս առաջ
  • I’m Chinese living in Hong Kong, and find this video really interesting. However, this won’t be going on for too long since PR China will reunite with RO China in a few years

    Peace 🇭🇰Peace 🇭🇰7 ամիս առաջ
  • Historically, Taiwan is a fugitive government, not a country. Although it has its own army

    oliver zhangoliver zhang7 ամիս առաջ
  • That ending though

    Daniel CuevasDaniel Cuevas7 ամիս առաջ
  • In fact, China is not fighting Taiwan for diplomatic relations with Pacific countries. But when the relationship between China and Taiwan was good before, China deliberately left some diplomatic relations with Taiwan. Recently, the relationship between China and Taiwan has deteriorated, so China has to withdraw these diplomatic relations.

    姜墨竹姜墨竹7 ամիս առաջ
  • Go Taiwan!!

    AntisepticHandwashAntisepticHandwash7 ամիս առաջ
  • Didn't Trump accidentally say Taiwan is a country. Last week. I think just to pour some salt in the whole "China" thing.

    nick mcgookinnick mcgookin7 ամիս առաջ
  • So basically Taiwan is the middle-class kind friend, but everyone choose the rich devil

    Blue NamBlue Nam7 ամիս առաջ
  • This video misses so many key points. For Taiwan of 24 million people this small island exports food to feed over 20 million people mostly going to China. Any attack on Taiwan would disrupt this huge amount of food export. Second is at least one of these island countries, maybe it is Tonga, has one of the largest or the largest gold deposits in the world. This make that island country extremely valuable. Third is Taiwan was the last battle in the Maoist invasion with the Taiwan aboriginal and the smartest and most fit Chinese retreating to that island defeating the Maoist. This exactly means those entrepreneurs of Taiwan are truly more intelligent, ambitious, and creative than their Communist neighbors leading Taiwan to become the second largest high tech center in Asia only behind Japan. This makes Taiwan one of the "Asian Dragons" of manufacturing and a technology leader and not a follower like China. These guys at Wendover pretend to know and understand a whole lot more than reality shows . What arrogance and ignorance pretending to be an authority of knowledge.

    zynzy4uzynzy4u7 ամիս առաջ
  • 791 dislikes from CCP imbeciles who don't like the truth😂😂😂😂😂

    Brassicaolaracea olaraceaBrassicaolaracea olaracea7 ամիս առաջ
  • Love from INDIA

    Subrata GhoshSubrata Ghosh7 ամիս առաջ
  • What Lincoln did in America civil war?

    Club Sam·sClub Sam·s7 ամիս առաջ
  • You know it's the battle between TWO China.

    Paul DelawarePaul Delaware7 ամիս առաջ
  • 9:48 yo, wtf is wrong with that man`s face?

    Nikita EvdokimovNikita Evdokimov7 ամիս առաջ
  • The information in this video is not fully correct. The actual interest matrix is far more complex. For Taiwan: The impact was fully explained in the video. Due to the political interest, the Taiwan government or the party can't afford losing the diplomatic relationship with these countries. This was abused by these countries as they kept threatening Taiwan that if the funding is not increased, they would switch to Beijing. For these Pacific island countries: They are playing games on both sides. On the China side, they actually have been contacting Beijing actively since a long time ago (during the presidential period of previous Taiwan president). At that time, Beijing obviously cared more about the relationship with Taiwan so turned them down. But due to the relationship deteriorated during the current presidential period of Taiwan, obviously Beijing doesn't need to consider the impact to Taiwan any more and hence started to accept these pacific countries. The primary reason for them to favor Beijing is not just financial benefit which is actually secondary. The primary reason is they want to introduce China into the region to balance the power of Australia so they can gain some bargaining power when negotiating various disputing issues with Australia (eg, natural resources, global warming / sea level). Same reason as why Vietnam, Philippine etc wants to introduce USA into South China Sea to balance China. Taiwan obviously can't help them anything on this issue. The second reason is they probably think they can get more funding and aid from Bejing than Taiwan. On the side with Taiwan, these pacific countries know they can't threaten China but they can definitely threaten Taiwan and this is exactly what they have been doing. For China: these pacific countries have no strategic interest to China and it's completely not worth the attention or effort to fight for it. But if the cost is only spending some money, then comparing with the gaining political benefit, it's not a bad deal. The gaining political benefit: (1) it benefits China's relationship with Taiwan as the video explained; (2) it somewhat can still contribute to China's global battle vs USA. For Australia: certainly it's not happy if China sets foot in its realm and China's move will be seen as threat to Australia even though China probably have no intention to do so but due to China's influence, its presence in this region won't make Australia relaxing. For USA: It doesn't have real interest in this region itself but it needs to back Australia up and it's certainly willing to do anything which can help stop China's expansion of influence. This is why the USA vice president visited these countries last year.

    Michael MaoMichael Mao7 ամիս առաջ
  • 蛙 中国好邪恶啊 lol

    Уо ЦУо Ц7 ամիս առաջ
  • lol

    Shanzi OuyangShanzi Ouyang7 ամիս առաջ
  • #scraptheOneChinaPrinciple. Please share this so that we can bring an end to the worlds most evil country, that is, China. Let’s make our voices heard.

    ThinkThink7 ամիս առաջ
  • Finally someone. Thank You!

    Z ShiehZ Shieh7 ամիս առաջ
    • go Taiwan

      Z ShiehZ Shieh7 ամիս առաջ
  • 简而言之,除了内耗,完全是浪费钱

    Y JiangY Jiang7 ամիս առաջ
  • It’s like two simps fighting over the same girls

    JavabasilyJavabasily7 ամիս առաջ
  • Taiwan has been a part of China since ancient times!!

    IFYOU那年盛夏IFYOU那年盛夏7 ամիս առաջ
  • Taiwan has been a part of China since ancient times!!

    IFYOU那年盛夏IFYOU那年盛夏7 ամիս առաջ
  • The pawn is the first to fall SMH facts

    J Cal 87J Cal 878 ամիս առաջ
  • "China works to impress the governemtns" If your government is impressed by wasting money, try a coup.

    Sondre GrønengSondre Grøneng8 ամիս առաջ
  • So many misunderstandings for decades.

    Jo ChanJo Chan8 ամիս առաջ
  • Lol all in all Taiwan is poor or they would've done the same. Generate electricity with love

    Merlin ZMerlin Z8 ամիս առաջ
  • TaiWan is known as a province of People’s Republic of China.

    Luke TengLuke Teng8 ամիս առաջ
    • Taiwan is NOT any part of china

      aaaaaaaaaa8 ամիս առաջ
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