Taiwan: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

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    John Oliver discusses Taiwan’s history of being governed by other countries, its fraught present-day relationship with China, and what its citizens would like their future to look like.

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百靈果News
百靈果News

Thank you so much for talking about this huge issue that the world has been avoiding for the past couple decades!

Vor 6 Monate
DiGeetal
DiGeetal

L

Vor 6 Tage
Admiral Rogers1
Admiral Rogers1

@Hyper Virtualist Hey man I agree that we need to defend Taiwan but let’s scale that back a little bit. We don’t need to get nuclear weapons involved in this.

Vor 3 Monate
Metapharsical
Metapharsical

@LeLe Farley >first bump< the hip-hop god himself up in these comments! Big respect for all your content! Stay awesome!

Vor 4 Monate
James Again
James Again

"I miss the days when learning about the world was as easy as listening to a British man on amphetamines telling us who was good and who was bad" says British man on amphetamines teaching everyone who is good and who is bad. 😂

Vor 4 Monate
Irving IV
Irving IV

@Marcos Martinez Hello!

Vor 12 Tage
Marcos Martinez
Marcos Martinez

???

Vor 13 Tage
Irving IV
Irving IV

good way of them to tell us to question even the words they have John telling us.

Vor 25 Tage
tutorial: brush him
tutorial: brush him

@Roach Dogg JR Uhhh lmao maybe you are. I didn't do shit

Vor 2 Monate
Der Che
Der Che

Taiwan also shares a very similar history to South Korea: Japanese occupation, communist brother, former right wing dictatorships that ended in 1987, both are little tigers powerhouse economies.

Vor 3 Monate
Mike Dalby
Mike Dalby

@小粉紅很吵別鬧 !上海人加油!終於氣消了! something confusing? lmfao. facts make you uncomfortable?

Vor Monat
Mike Dalby
Mike Dalby

not at all the same thing. south korea fought for independence and won it. taiwan lost. Taiwan is china.

Vor Monat
corbeau
corbeau

doesn't mean you weren't right - to be clear. But you were definitely defending something there xD

Vor Monat
corbeau
corbeau

@BestAverageGaming "Hahahah I’m not defending anything, I’m merely proving you’re wrong and have no understanding of political ideology or governance". Right...

Vor Monat
Zen-Oh Sama
Zen-Oh Sama

As a visitor who visited Taiwan 9 times, i can say Taiwan is the most welcoming country and i miss it very much. I hope to visit Taiwan immediately once Covid is over.

Vor 4 Monate
Zen-Oh Sama
Zen-Oh Sama

@wolperting ER i always pay for my own tickets :)

Vor 4 Tage
wolperting ER
wolperting ER

So have you made a trip to the Republic of China now?

Vor 4 Tage
Lim Richard
Lim Richard

@Zen-Oh Sama why it will make me feel better,I dont get your point。

Vor 8 Tage
Zen-Oh Sama
Zen-Oh Sama

@Mike Dalby Republic of China.

Vor 8 Tage
Zen-Oh Sama
Zen-Oh Sama

@Lim Richard will it make you feel better if the answer is yes?

Vor 8 Tage
N Bartlett
N Bartlett

I love that Oliver was not only brave enough to talk about this subject but also to taunt the (infamously litigious) scientologists while doing it.

Vor 5 Monate
Christian Dauz
Christian Dauz

John Oliver went to Russia to interview Snowden after criticizing Putin Their interview was right next to KGB Headquarters

Vor 2 Monate
Paul Cooper
Paul Cooper

@神州 Shenzhou I am sure that tiny hint of irony was in the back of John's mind as he wrote that joke. That being said. When one side regularly sends fighters and nuclear capable bombers to harass a peaceful democracy. Seemingly because the leader is trying to cover feelings of embarrassment at being a former exile. Then, like that Mitchell and Webb sketch, they should ask, "Are we the bad guys?"

Vor 4 Monate
michaelccozens
michaelccozens

@神州 Shenzhou Only if you think "a democratic society should have the right to determine its own future" is biased moral statement rather than a fact. If you can't differentiate between clear propaganda (eg. regarding Taiwan as merely an "anti-Communist bulwark") and a factual program that leads to a logical conclusion, I don't know what to tell you. I would note that it's telling that, given that you're declaring this show to be the former rather than the latter, you can't actually articulate a single reasonable objection to the content. A smarter person might contemplate the contradiction there.

Vor 4 Monate
michaelccozens
michaelccozens

@Perry Olson Given the emptiness of your comment, the idea that you "think" at all is questionable.

Vor 4 Monate
Perry Olson
Perry Olson

Brave? I think not

Vor 4 Monate
DR.T達特踢 A.K.A. 看你老師
DR.T達特踢 A.K.A. 看你老師

If you see politicians throwing things at each other that’s true democracy…😅. Thank you John for the Taiwan coverage.

Vor 6 Monate
Constant Mejur
Constant Mejur

I'm not so sure about that! I don't think democracy is a State.

Vor 5 Monate
James Ko
James Ko

it's still much better than what they have in China

Vor 5 Monate
Present Path Tarot
Present Path Tarot

So grateful to HBO and John Oliver for this bold and necessary statement.

Vor 6 Monate
Edward White
Edward White

Hi Path.

Vor 4 Monate
Mateusz Karoń
Mateusz Karoń

well, he said that Taiwan is 23 million people, not that it is a country.

Vor 5 Monate
Lorien077
Lorien077

I really appreciate the focus on what the Taiwanese people want. That's so often utterly absent from these conversations and that's just as baffling as the ambiguity, isn't it?

Vor 5 Monate
corbeau
corbeau

well, in the end, this is about money and control. It's nice to show, but it's mostly about what China wants, culturally, historically. Imagine the democrats and republicans going to war. Democrats nearly win, but then, after some gddamn miracle, republicans win and democrat leadership flees to hawaii - where they create a succesful economy and do stuff to thwart the ones that pushed them away - in public. People tend to be very nostalgic... And brutal. I'm Dutch, we still look back - with modest pride - on New York being new Amsterdam (a lot of us... definitely not all). On being successfull pirates who (like the British) had a technological advantage for a while. English people have a similar warped view on history. To us it's a history about wealth, for other nations it was a tad different... Similar to China and Taiwan now. The point is that the people always suffer, that's not baffling, but it is just sad. What they want literally isn't important in these conflicts - the only thing relevant is whether they are willing to die for it - just to make the toll of control be as high as possible... Same goes for Tibet. You will have to suffer, like Vietnam, Ukraine, etc. had to suffer. Because one man wants power and to make history. History tends to be about what they want and mostly, do.Everything is is sort of trivial - nice to know, but of little impact on the problem in question. It's also good to create (to an extent selective) empathy with other people... I suppose that worked well, just remember there are a lot more conflicts and dubious leadership (also coming from the US). I just hope Taiwan has enough mines and anti air defense... I suppose the only defense is to make like a hedgehog... And still, when the nextdoor neighbor becomes very hungry, he will act a bit more irrational and just mess up his face with them spikes. He'll survive... Albeit a bit uglier.

Vor Monat
CAIPING Cui
CAIPING Cui

To be honest, As a Chinese person living *outside* of china, this is hard to watch knowing my fucking home country is basically a dictatorship, but still, it is nice to know about what's happening to Taiwan and the rest of the world. Thanks HBO.

Vor 2 Monate
Lim Richard
Lim Richard

@Ben Thomason 64 is 30 years ago .A lot of things has changed since that day.64 severely damaged the process of demoracy in China,and nobody win in that event。I belive violent is always the last way CCP gonna to chose to solve problem like 64,cause people in China are so picky。The chairman who choose peaceful way to solve the problem has resigned due to this case,cuase he failed to cool down the event and it ends in bloodshed。so complicated,hard to explain。If you really want to know China,you better pay a visit,you wont regret。

Vor 8 Tage
Lim Richard
Lim Richard

@Ben Thomason You might get a different view when you take different side.Uighurs who suffured from us,the only reason is they are the seperate force or they just want something we cant give and those were few.Most of them live peacefully in china, even in my small county in Hunan province far away from XinJiang. Mass censorship in Xinjiang province is due to those problem,The Uighurs are so different with Han people . Violent is the way to control nowdays,it takes time to change ways with different condition.

Vor 8 Tage
Ben Thomason
Ben Thomason

@Lim Richard What about the Uighurs, Tiananmen Square, mass censorship, and the workshops with such bad conditions they have to put up safety nets to keep the workers from jumping off the roof?

Vor 8 Tage
Evan O'Keefe
Evan O'Keefe

With Russia acting towards Ukraine, now I’m worried it will embolden China to do the same thing to Taiwan

Vor 2 Monate
Dalbir Kaur
Dalbir Kaur

2027

Vor 15 Tage
Boiz Dorm男生宿舍
Boiz Dorm男生宿舍

Thank you for letting people know that bubble tea is originated in Taiwan🤣

Vor 6 Monate
A I
A I

@tai hsi z

Vor Monat
Tourmelion
Tourmelion

@Sandro Vadacca me

Vor 3 Monate
Xuan Ding
Xuan Ding

Couldn't care less

Vor 3 Monate
Astro Wolvez
Astro Wolvez

@Sandro Vadacca tons of people don’t even know what bubble tea is.

Vor 4 Monate
Barry Carter
Barry Carter

It was so strange hearing the audience's reaction to them finding out that the metal vocalist was a politician now. Weird mix of emotions and I love it! 😂😂😂 I've heard him speak about Taiwanese politics in person and he really knows his stuff

Vor 4 Monate
GetReal521
GetReal521

John and “Last Week Tonight,” you do an exceptional job of educating and informing your audience, and in a way that is funny, pointed, and direct. Your combination of humor, storytelling, and education, is masterful. Keep it up! You’re simply amazing.

Vor 4 Monate
G.D. Graham
G.D. Graham

Agreed

Vor 4 Monate
Une Nown
Une Nown

I learnt a lot more than I've ever heard of Taiwan thanks to you and your team. Please keep up the good work you wonderful people 💞

Vor 4 Monate
Shmibby Bibby
Shmibby Bibby

Ironically, Taiwan has a better democracy than the rest of the West; and it'll be a shame to see it go. The reason why it's so good is because it was fierecly earned...

Vor 5 Monate
Anthony
Anthony

@itsstans75 wumao

Vor 2 Monate
itsstans75
itsstans75

@Monsieur Macabre really? Nothing new?

Vor 4 Monate
Monsieur Macabre
Monsieur Macabre

@itsstans75 50 cent army

Vor 4 Monate
sonneh86
sonneh86

Not better than all of them. There are 10 Western countries with a higher democracy ranking. The US is not one of them though. Still a very good score for Taiwan!

Vor 4 Monate
itsstans75
itsstans75

@Chloe洵洵 oh I can categorically tell you that everything I mentioned is fact and it was intensely reported by Taiwan media but not surprisingly ignored by western media. And contrary to what you believe, I do not get paid a single cent to write my opinion, which is more than what I can say for you.

Vor 4 Monate
Quantum Walnut
Quantum Walnut

As a Taiwanese, I can testify that the LWT team did an extremely thorough research on the topic, and I feel really seen by the episode. They really nailed it. Thank you for including a segment about what Taiwanese want for ourselves, because NO ONE ever asks that - not even those right-wing nut jobs who proclaim to support Taiwan. Everyone just wants us to be a poker chip in a geopolitical game, so it really has to be said that we're real human beings with agency.

Vor 6 Monate
劉政毅
劉政毅

@Eone A5zero Exactly

Vor 6 Tage
Grim_TV_Vods
Grim_TV_Vods

I am hoping to retire and move to Taiwan one day. It was the most amazing place I have ever been to, and the people that live there are all so incredibly nice and welcoming. It is quiet a contrast from living in America haha. I fear that if China were to absorb them it could change so I hope that doesn't happen. However, I do believe it should be exclusively up to the people of Taiwan to decide their future.

Vor 6 Monate
John Grigg
John Grigg

I never thought of it as a place I want to visit. But now on my list I have England, Japan AND Taiwan.

Vor 5 Monate
Grim_TV_Vods
Grim_TV_Vods

@Nick Liao

Vor 6 Monate
Nick Liao
Nick Liao

Thank you!🥰Love from Taiwan.

Vor 6 Monate
Giacomo Sellar
Giacomo Sellar

Thank you for shedding light on Taiwan and the troubles at hand! I hope this will prompt a greater discussion and people will show their true humanity in standing up for Democratic values and human rights

Vor 5 Monate
Clara Griffin
Clara Griffin

Taiwan has always been on the minds of us Americans we are with you!

Vor 4 Monate
abbsnn cose
abbsnn cose

As a Taiwanese American, it's good to see see my motherland get some love!

Vor 5 Monate
Vladimir Alexander Lagos
Vladimir Alexander Lagos

As a Honduran, one of the few countries that has forgone relations with mainland China to retain them with Taiwan, I have to say that the Taiwanese have been the closest thing to an actual friend that a country can have. They have been there in times of need and have never conditioned their help or support to their own petty interests. Nor have they tried to dictate our internal politics. For a small country like Honduras which has always been used as a poker chip by great powers that is unusual and refreshing. Mad respect for them, and sincere hopes that their experiment can go on for as long as they want.

Vor 6 Monate
Leigh Wang
Leigh Wang

@Marcos Martinez Thank you, very well said. As you put it, Taiwan's situation is indeed experimental in nature because no other countries are in a similar situation. I hope China can back away and respect the Taiwanese people's will ne left alone and strive as a free and democratic country.

Vor 13 Tage
Marcos Martinez
Marcos Martinez

@Leigh Wang That it exist as an autonomous country, with basic "independence" yet the world doesn't recognize it as such because of the aggression of China, who believe you are a chattel province that is only allowing your self-governance. The term experiment is describing your precarious, novel situation in the world. It wasn't a denigration.

Vor 13 Tage
Der Che
Der Che

@The Nymphomancer Taiwan’s and Israeli governments both provided aid to the U.S. backed and right wing governments of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras.

Vor 3 Monate
Tommy Hallum
Tommy Hallum

If you explained the situation just exchanging the name Taiwan for Ukraine it would be very close to the same story it's just a matter of time and there will be another war.

Vor 19 Tage
Francois-Xavier Pellay, PhD
Francois-Xavier Pellay, PhD

Fantastic episode! Thank you for that. My wife is Taiwanese and I have lived there 17 years ago. Already back then, there were some episode of China sending planes or even missiles to fly over Taiwan, and all Taiwanese were like "they always been doing that, nothing to worry"...

Vor 5 Monate
Paul Lawrence
Paul Lawrence

I lived in Taiwan for over a decade. I miss it every day now. The USA could learn a lot from Taiwan. Amazing health care for all, high speed rails, and so much more.

Vor 17 Stunden
valkolakk
valkolakk

I loved hearing John's British impression of an even more British guy's voice when he made fun of the old PSA.

Vor 12 Tage
Fips W
Fips W

I'm Taiwanese and a HUGE fan of John since The Daily Show. So happy to see this show finally talking about Taiwan.

Vor 6 Monate
Walis Uling
Walis Uling

@Knyght Ryder TAIWAN NUMBA ONE PHUCBOI CHINA NUMBA 19

Vor 6 Monate
Nia
Nia

THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A TAIWANESE THERE ARE CHINESE FROM CHINESE TAIPEI

Vor 6 Monate
Indrajeet Kamat
Indrajeet Kamat

Taiwanese are some of brilliant, kind and friendly people. Love Taiwan!

Vor 3 Monate
Hansel
Hansel

Taiwan is a great country. I lived there for a couple of years, and I am glad that people are learning more about it. But yeah, I worry about the place.

Vor 5 Monate
Hansel
Hansel

@Irving Kyrie Yes, it is. You might be confusing it with Mainland Taiwan, which is under dissident rule.

Vor 2 Monate
bujitapanda
bujitapanda

As a Mexican who has been to China but never been to Taiwan, I would like to go one day. 😆 A lot of my professors in university in USA were from Taiwan. (:

Vor 5 Monate
Disney Princess in training
Disney Princess in training

Thank you for talking about this! I have loved ones who live there (friends I made from when I lived there) and I fear that one day Taiwan will be invaded and I won’t be able to see or talk to my friends. Also, bubble tea is life!

Vor 29 Tage
chumark54 Chu
chumark54 Chu

As a Taiwanese living in the US for 20+ years, I'd like to testify that, as usual, John Oliver has delivered another great episode of the correct information and precise analyses of the situation. LWT research team really knows what they are doing.

Vor 6 Monate
Yash Siriah
Yash Siriah

@Mat J "China has real democracy".... Nice joke wumao. Here's your 50 cents 🤣🤣🤣🤣

Vor 6 Monate
Walis Uling
Walis Uling

@Knyght Ryder TAIWAN NUMBA ONE

Vor 6 Monate
Walis Uling
Walis Uling

@Terry Barnes That's a lie and you know it. Even in the video he said "acknowledge" doesn't mean "recognize". TAIWAN NUMBA ONE.

Vor 6 Monate
Knyght Ryder
Knyght Ryder

Green gang represent !!!

Vor 6 Monate
MiniNymph
MiniNymph

I normally really struggle to understand political stuff, but as someone living in Northern Ireland, I think I get this one. I don't need to imagine living in a country with its own government and culture but also kind of part of another country; I'm already there. It's there every time I have to fill out a form and pick British or Irish, when I'm more the unwanted child used to cement a relationship where neither partner ever actually liked the other. Do they want us? No. But there's no way they're letting the other side have us!

Vor 5 Monate
Eve Gasse
Eve Gasse

Lucky enough to have been to Taiwan and I absolutely loved it. I would love to go back!

Vor 4 Monate
Trent gay
Trent gay

I've been there on vacation it was absolutely amazing. Food, art, museums, night markets, hot springs mmmm hot springs.

Vor 4 Monate
Frank Huang
Frank Huang

You guys are brilliant! I am a Taiwanese and I have to say thank you for making the subject matter fair, in depth, and yet so much fun to watch all at the same time. What touched me is that this is the first western popular media coverage I have seen who gives a shit about what we really want. We really treasure the peace for recent decades and the right to decide our own path as a whole, despite the fighting and struggling. As we were being regulated or colonized by stronger power for past few hundreds of years, we have come a long way to decide our own fate. We are still an island and may not be able to become a military power at all. But this doesn’t mean we are not fighters for freedom and humanity. Again, thank you for come against China and being fair and real, as this will likely bring you troubles in terms of business opportunities. You guys have my full support. God bless you all.

Vor 5 Monate
NapnCat
NapnCat

As an American living in Taiwan I’ve got to say John and the writers pretty much nailed it with this one while keeping it humorous. Nobody particularly likes the current situation, but life goes on as normal. I feel far safer here than I ever did living back home in the US- friendly people, culinary heaven, and cheap and convenient social services like heath care are just a few of the many things that make this place the best I’ve ever lived.

Vor 6 Monate
Bill Clinton
Bill Clinton

@Neil Chang Who's Hillary and y should I care?

Vor 6 Monate
smb
smb

@Richard Burkholder Maybe 30 years ago that was the case, but not anymore. Foreigners can go to 99% of hospitals in major cities, just the doctors there usually can't speak English. You can also go to the expensive for-foreigner hospitals. Quality is marginally better there and the price is extraordinarily higher.

Vor 6 Monate
patrick connor
patrick connor

Your rounding-up was precise,accurate and entertaining. Just as intended...well done.

Vor 5 Monate
Truth And Justice
Truth And Justice

Fun fact: Taiwan 🇹🇼 has the fastest and most affordable internet speed per capita. That means the average gamer there has 200 Mbs download speed. While in other place in the west it’s more like 30 mbs.

Vor 6 Monate
Dalbir Kaur
Dalbir Kaur

East West of Taiwan is India, i know it's an old accepted saying to refer to the European continent But you have exception to say East not West, because it seems very stupid otherwise

Vor 15 Tage
Flora Lee
Flora Lee

I will say Taiwan government will is a stabilized entity by now. Most Asian countries went through a dictatorship period. The interesting thing about Taiwan is that we somehow, by miracle, got out of the cycle because the dictator appointed a capable, intelligent and truly benevolent Taiwanese as the leader in the end - President Lee, who willingly gave up his power, nurture a second party, and held the democratic election. He also have the brilliance to “win” the election after Jiang’s death even though naturally it was be turmoil within KMT. He lived till 97 (may god rest his soul). After that we have a corrupted President, an idiot, and President Tsai, who I reckon is doing a good job just with the fact that she kept Taiwan safe from covid (how many leaders in the world did that). These presidents are all elected through democratic elections. In addition, Unlike Korea or Japan, Taiwan’s political climate is young with relatively high turnout rate and less industrial control. The millennials are created various and interesting political channel on YouTube that cover wide range of topics that is arguably bipartisan. There’s no risk of a military coup, but only an invasion ( maybe like 5 yrs or more). One thing I will add is that Taiwanese’s apathy towards calling themselves Taiwanese, like the one shown in the video, is because of a hard, strenuous time where Taiwanese is kept under martial law. No matter if you just immigrated from China, or you are Taiwanese who immigrated from N gens ago (mine immigrated 21 gens ago, so more than 300), if you say Sth bad about KMT or are found with things that is against KMT ideology, you are disappeared ( for specifics, play or watch the movie 返校). This martial law ended when my dad graduated from high school ( in his lower 50 this year). So, for anyone who is 40 or above, not talking about politics, or not talking about China, not agitating China is a deep believe. Oh, you can also throw in those veterans or descendants from people who came with KmT, which benefited tremendously from KMT with scholarship and opportunity during my dad’s gen, to believe they are Chinese and always vote KMT to confound what I just said

Vor 3 Monate
Tritium
Tritium

Taiwan is a small island that has depended on trading with the Mainland for electronic technology since the 1980s. Even South Korea's dictatorship had several dead republics before it became more stable around the same time.

Vor 4 Monate
Seedor
Seedor

@Edoc Sorry, you are wrong.

Vor 4 Monate
sensible self-defense
sensible self-defense

Taiwan has been central to electronic technology since the 80s and most people still don't know.

Vor 6 Monate
Bruno
Bruno

Thank you John Oliver for dedicating an episode on Taiwan, both accurate and funny as usual! I'm back from one an half years in Taiwan, and - from the foreigner's perspective at least - I can testify that life's standards there stands as those of any other democratic country, and actually surpass any average western country in many areas. In fact, not only is it a free and functional country, but it's people have great sense of hospitality and mind openness. If the future of Taiwan's rests in the hands of Taiwanese, I think for the world to raise the issue of its self-determination and security is more than necessary to ensure peace and democracy at large.

Vor 5 Monate
Tes
Tes

I visited Taiwan once and I wish I could live there. The people are truly incredible.

Vor 6 Monate
Vince Chen
Vince Chen

@nocolo123 If you love your country so much please conform to your country's policies and stop using foreign sites. Why are you even on YouTube watching stuff about Taiwan? Assuming you're still in Beijing, why are you using a VPN to experience democracy in order to voice your own political views if you love CCP so much? If you love the ccp please support their beliefs and keep your political ideologies to yourself.

Vor 2 Monate
Eric Jaja
Eric Jaja

@nocolo123 Taiwan is my country's name. Sorry your glass heart.

Vor 6 Monate
Douglas Ellsworth
Douglas Ellsworth

I'm originally from Portland, Oregon, but I've been living in Taiwan since mid-January 1979. It's a very good place.

Vor Monat
Scott Meyer
Scott Meyer

thank you for showing John Xina. He shouldn't have had to stoop to this level to keep his paycheck. Helps put in perspective how bad the situation really is.

Vor 5 Monate
StreakyBaconMan
StreakyBaconMan

@mburu morris I'm not sure we did - nowhere in the segment does it say anything at all about Taiwanese people not wanting to be called a country. In fact I am pretty sure I remember them featuring an interview with the President of Taiwan saying she thinks that Taiwan is already a functionally independent COUNTRY. In that interview she uses the word country to refer to Taiwan like half a dozen times. I have absolutely no idea what video you watched. And even if Taiwan didn't want to be called a country - John Cena didn't apologize to Taiwan and Taiwanese people for offending them by calling them a country. He apologized to China and Chinese people for calling Taiwan a country. So I really have no clue what you're on about.

Vor 4 Monate
mburu morris
mburu morris

@StreakyBaconMan But the Taiwanese people don't want to be called a country though or did we not watch the same segment?

Vor 4 Monate
j
j

Coming here after the Ukraine invasion by Russia, this definitely hits differently. As a HKer who grieves for my birthplace, I hope that Taiwan will stay safe from China and that Taiwan will get their freedom from constant threat of invasion from China over their sovereignty. Never let bullies win. And acknowledge the great work Taiwan has put in to progress from their past regarding Chiang and other countries that have colonised the country.

Vor 2 Monate
John Oliver Lim
John Oliver Lim

Thank you.

Vor 7 Tage
Faye Ku
Faye Ku

@cclemonb1222 Your perception of "property" tells me that you are probably one of those foreign expats who think themselves Taiwanese. Sorry, bub, but ownership is where the world went wrong.

Vor 9 Tage
cclemonb1222
cclemonb1222

@Faye Ku You're totally missing the point. We don't want to be annexed, whether it be with guns or flowers. That's like saying to your neighbor, "Give me all you own, before I lose my patience. I could beat you with this big stick I have, but I won't." How about you just respect your neighbor's property?

Vor 9 Tage
Faye Ku
Faye Ku

@cclemonb1222 They are extremely patient, friend. They could overwhelm Taiwan with just civilian cruise ships.

Vor 9 Tage
13:12
13:12

I’d actually love if German politicians would have a brawl here and there. That would give them an incentive to finally get younger people into the Bundestag

Vor 2 Monate
Kristhell López
Kristhell López

I come from one of the countries that recognize Taiwan: Guatemala 😊 The Taiwanese government is always helping my country and has many scholarship programs for us Guatemalans!

Vor 6 Monate
wave123
wave123

True! There have been 2 students from Guatemala in my department here in Taiwan❤️

Vor 2 Monate
Kristhell López
Kristhell López

@Simon Wood I checked. Guatemala's president reiterated the support to Taiwan a few days ago.

Vor 5 Monate
Laurence0227
Laurence0227

@Simon Wood And that is OK, we ain’t Chinese loosing face doesn’t equal loosing honor in our culture

Vor 5 Monate
Simon Wood
Simon Wood

Not for long. Check the latest news on that.

Vor 5 Monate
Laurence0227
Laurence0227

Tawianese here, and our motherland (Taiwan) thank you for your friendship, btw is your president still that Indegenous guy?

Vor 5 Monate
Rosco P Coltrane
Rosco P Coltrane

Legend has it John Cena is still apologizing to China to this day.

Vor 12 Tage
Tommy Hallum
Tommy Hallum

I really wish John Cena hadn't apologized. Taiwan is an independent country. A sovereign nation with an independent democratically elected government but I have a feeling it wasn't him apologizing there was someone in his ear..

Vor 19 Tage
Lisa S. W.
Lisa S. W.

Yes, freedom and independence! Respect Taiwan

Vor 3 Monate
MrChubz6
MrChubz6

I really enjoyed the final talking points on this episode. Maybe the entirety of the west isn't correct in calling Taiwan the be-all and end-all of chinese totalitarianism. Taiwan is amazingly resistant for being where it is right now. We need to support it more than just talking about it. Just mentioning it isn't really the mockery/resistance people think it is. Genuine action is needed (Ok I may have gone a little further but whatever... Sue me!)

Vor 5 Monate
HW Chen
HW Chen

As a Taiwanese-American this is pretty accurate. It gets pretty surreal at times that just declaring that I am Taiwanese is an inherently political statement. I'm very grateful that LWT did an episode on this because it's important for more people to know about this issue and now I can send people this video when they ask me to explain "why I don't just call myself Chinese."

Vor 6 Monate
forever Hungry
forever Hungry

@XJC L bruh, you need help. If you ever are ashamed of your heritage at any stage of your life, you need help more than those netizens.

Vor 5 Monate
codeagent47
codeagent47

@KT Doty Technically, Chinese is not a language type, but rather the sinitic languages. The languages in China are largely influenced by the Chinese characters. Languages such as Shanghainese (WU), mandarin, Hakka, Min Nan (Fujian and Taiwan), and Yue are commonly spoken by Han Chinese. Han Chinese is the largest ethnic group in the world, which estimated 1.4 billion Han Chinese people are mostly concentrated in the People's Republic of China (Mainland China), where they make up about 92% of the total population. In the Republic of China (Taiwan).

Vor 6 Monate
Eugene Debbs
Eugene Debbs

@Michael The Undead Mariachi Nah, US military won't help Taiwan. US is only obliged to help with building up the self-defence capabilities of Taiwan, not to step in to protect Taiwan from an invasion. When Biden said US would send troops to protect Taiwan, the very next day Jen Psak, the White House spokesperson said to ignore what Biden said and that US policy towards Taiwan has not changed (in other words, it is unclear if USA would help Taiwan in case of invasion). Most likely not and US are not obliged under any treaty to send troops to help Taiwan.

Vor 6 Monate
Eugene Debbs
Eugene Debbs

@Yet another fangirl I mean it is strange. I don't blame the foreigners. A Chinese from Taiwan Province insisting on being called "Taiwanese" instead of just being called Chinese is like a Turkish Cypriot insisting on being called a "North Turkish Cypriot" instead simply being called a Cypriot or an Iraqi Kurd insisting on being called a Kurd instead of being called an Iraqi or a Sri Lankan Tamil insisting on being called an "Eelam Tamil" instead of simply Sri Lankan. Its an absurd game. Just know your country and people will associate you with the country you are from. It's really not that hard, is it? These Chinese from the Taiwan Province should really just stop these kinda childish games.

Vor 6 Monate
Elliot Morandi
Elliot Morandi

Most of the people (of Chinese heritage) that I know and have asked about this basically feel that Taiwan should just be granted independence and otherwise left alone. One gentleman in particular who I would regard as very Pro-China in his overall stance feels that China wastes too much time and resources worrying about Taiwan. None of them agree that Taiwan should be taken over or invaded in order to "rejoin" China. Seems to me that this is just the whims of a certain authoritarian minded Xi, that simply uses Taiwan as a sort of nationalistic red meat bait for those hardliners he needs support from. Otherwise, it doesn't seem to much matter to the typical Chinese citizen and, apparently, matters even less to the typical Taiwanese.

Vor 4 Monate
Renzo Cater
Renzo Cater

Honestly... The last statements are something of an inspiring call to everyone that Taiwan, through thick and thin of its own history, stood up the test and must be a sort of beacon to the world... That standing up against a bully is a must

Vor 3 Monate
MickyAvStickyHands
MickyAvStickyHands

Just to add insult to injury, it was an advanced Taiwan who sent engineers and skilled labor to little fishing villages in China 30+ years ago to teach them how to manufacture.

Vor 4 Monate
Andy Abat Tang
Andy Abat Tang

As an American who has taught in both Taiwan and China, it is abundantly clear they're different countries from their customs, governance, and even attitudes towards Asian Americans like me. This episode has covered most of the major points supporting this fact. Simply enlightening and hilarious—keep on spreading awareness!

Vor 5 Monate
Jeremy Lam
Jeremy Lam

As a Taiwanese, I laughed throughout the whole show. Great job, John!

Vor 6 Monate
Collin McLean
Collin McLean

@Tommaso Cimmino We probably would invade... if there is one thing the US is guaranteed to do it's capitalize on a conflict as a way of sticking it to someone we don't like. Our record in Central America speaks for itself.

Vor 6 Monate
Jack Ngo
Jack Ngo

@DOL i I thought it was a troll account, that's all. Already apologized.

Vor 6 Monate
Jack Ngo
Jack Ngo

@klaus Schwab I apologized, I thought you were a troll account.

Vor 6 Monate
eaglerabbit89
eaglerabbit89

Taiwan is one of the most underrated places to visit in the world.

Vor 6 Monate
Christian J
Christian J

Taiwan is a great country.

Vor 3 Monate
niddg viiut
niddg viiut

Taiwan is one of the most underrated places to visit in the world.

Vor 6 Monate
HazmatFireHero
HazmatFireHero

It’s hilarious that China complained about [Taiwan] not being on the shirt, because Hawaii and Alaska are routinely forgotten on shirts of the U.S., not to mention Puerto Rico and the many other island territories of the U.S.

Vor Monat
sideshowcris
sideshowcris

I worked in Taiwan briefly a few years back, and I have to say that it’s one of the greatest places I’ve ever been to. I’ve never felt so welcome and at peace anywhere else I’ve visited. Everyone I met was open and friendly, the food was phenomenal, and the natural beauty of the place is simply unparalleled. In my opinion, these people and their way of life should be supported and protected by everyone, and we should stop making John Cena apologize for calling it what it is: a country.

Vor 6 Monate
Jesse Liau
Jesse Liau

Thank you!

Vor 6 Monate
Jessica Hsu
Jessica Hsu

thank you so much for loving taiwan and spoke for taiwan, too. i think Taiwan will always welcome u again whenever u wanna go

Vor 6 Monate
Kaiyu Li
Kaiyu Li

I told everyone Taiwan is the friendly place on earth:) until I went to Ireland, now I think Taiwan is the second most friendly place :)

Vor 6 Monate
Dirk Lac
Dirk Lac

@A P China could stand to learn a few things from the "clueless foreigners". Both the US and the European countries have talked themselves into conflicts that were disastrous for all sides.

Vor 6 Monate
HitodamaKyrie
HitodamaKyrie

I am reminded about how a bunch of Chinese internet wackos went hysterical over some Japanese Vtubers looking at their Youtube analytics and Taiwan being listed among them.

Vor 4 Monate
meelybug123
meelybug123

@Autumn_aya 与其 “关心,” 更像路人看小粉红发疯看得难以置信。。。

Vor Monat
Veronica Rainone
Veronica Rainone

China is perfect they rule the world. "All is Well" (ppl screaming as they are being ran over by a tank in the background) "All is Well"

Vor 3 Monate
Graatand
Graatand

“How dare this orange dragon show off the statistics provided to her by a streaming platform our government forbids us from using!”

Vor 3 Monate
Bette Struble
Bette Struble

Extremely impressed HBO is so consistently willing to risk it all

Vor 28 Tage
Ghufran Khalid
Ghufran Khalid

"You know I do kind of miss that period of human history when the only way to learn about other cultures was to have a British man on amphetamines to tell you which were the good ones and which were the baddies." Yeah now we have American comedians doing that job lol

Vor 6 Monate
michaelccozens
michaelccozens

"I can't tell the difference between an obvious propaganda piece from the '50s and a rational, factual explanation of the current situation that supports basic democratic values and human rights" is a hell of a stance to take publicly.

Vor 4 Monate
Becki Mudd
Becki Mudd

Good on John Oliver for covering things like this... Though if so many people are scared about this... And so many other topic he talks about it must be scary to have his job... I never thought about it before today

Vor 6 Monate
Niki
Niki

I'm a Canadian living in Taiwan.. people think Canadians are nice but we look like assholes when compared to Taiwanese. They are the most friendly, welcoming, and warm people I've ever met. Such a beautiful, safe, and peaceful country. Love you Taiwan!

Vor 6 Monate
Gary Chang
Gary Chang

@jeffrey hsu Have you ever been to China mainland? I think they are no difference. For Taiwanese, their ancestors are from mainland.

Vor Monat
Average Awesome
Average Awesome

@Daniel Sasseville cause Taiwan is profitable and over the last decade gotten even more profitable, and if they own Taiwan they get that money

Vor 2 Monate
jeffrey hsu
jeffrey hsu

@高兴 I am Taiwanese and I say Taiwan is a country. I can tell you are not Taiwanese so tell me why your opinion even matters?

Vor 2 Monate
jeffrey hsu
jeffrey hsu

@Gary Chang once you go to China it will only reinforce how nice the Taiwanese are. Night and day.

Vor 2 Monate
Matt Ashman
Matt Ashman

Go visit Taiwan it’s a great country great people and super safe and respectful

Vor 4 Monate
acortina1000
acortina1000

Really respect you covering this topic.

Vor 2 Monate
Yuriy Seliuk
Yuriy Seliuk

Stay strong Taiwan, love and support from Ukraine!!! We know how it feels to have neighbours like that.

Vor 4 Monate
Faye Ku
Faye Ku

@Alain Kaddour I was born in Taiwan and currently live in rural East Texas. Been to visit China twice.

Vor 9 Tage
Alain Kaddour
Alain Kaddour

@Faye Ku Chinese plant

Vor 9 Tage
dat adan
dat adan

Long love Russia 🇷🇺

Vor Monat
zroysum
zroysum

@Faye Ku I don't know your entire divorce and parenting situation but divorce obviously changes the parenting dynamic from whatever was agreed upon before marriage. If a white parent who shared custody with another US citizen would be restricted in the same way you are in similar cases. I will completely agree that the US's stance of "strategic ambiguity" with regards to Taiwan is stupid. We should recognize Taiwan. That isn't a race issue though since the only reason we have that stance is to placate the CCP.

Vor Monat
I Am
I Am

“Taiwan is a functioning democracy” LOOKS UP TAIWANESE PARLIAMENT I’m in love - that’s real freedom of speech there. Fkn animals xD

Vor 2 Monate
Ginnie M
Ginnie M

I am from South Korea, and this video reminded of an incident that happened in early 2016. There is a Taiwanese singer based in South Korea and her name is Tzuyu. In a Korean TV program in November 2015, each singer held her national flag -- the Japanese singer holding a Japanese flag, a Korean a Korean flag, etc. Tzuyu held a Taiwanese flag, and was later accused of being a Taiwanese independence activist by Taiwanese-born, China-based singer Huang An. Consequently, Tzuyu later filmed an apology video. There was much controversy about the whole issue at the time. The Center for Multicultural Korea (CMCK) criticized Tzuyu's agency for forcing the young girl to issue an apology against her beliefs to assuage the Chinese public, and asked the National Human Rights Commission of Korea to investigate whether the apology was forced or not. I remember the whole thing was a huge mess, just over a Taiwanese girl waving a Taiwanese flag on a TV show.

Vor 6 Monate
神州 Shenzhou
神州 Shenzhou

@porksterbob So Chiang's generals had their own powerbase, well was that because those soldiers did not support Chiang? Then it goes to show how disunited the KMT was that they had factional infighting. And the Communists had much smaller forces than the KMT, so they resorted to tactics that would enable a smaller force to take on a bigger opponent (such as guerrilla tactics) and they worked. According to the article I prescribed earlier, Mao was responsible for much of the damage inflicted upon the Japanese, but it was Chiang that gotten the credit. And if you think the KMT did the fighting against Japanese, consider the 1938 Yellow River Flood, which was an artificial flood created by the Nationalist KMT in an attempt to halt the rapid advance of Japanese forces. The KMT deliberately destroyed dikes along the Yellow River, causing massive floods that destroyed villages, killing 400k-900k and created 3 million refugees. It has been called the "largest act of environmental warfare in history" and an example of scorched earth military strategy. And again, lets take the period after WWII when the Japanese surrendered. After 1945, the KMT had a total strength of *4,300,000* (June 1946) whereas the communists had a total strength of *3,800,000* (June 1945) so the KMT still outnumbered the communists. Yet despite their numerical advantage, the KMT still lost the mainland to dirt-poor, starving communists and had to flee to Taiwan. And mind you, this was after 1945, so there was no more fighting the Japanese as an excuse. You've accepted Taiwan being under martial law for a long time, yet why are you accusing the mainland of being such? Taiwan was actually at it's most prosperous under authoritarian, single-party KMT rule, then can't the mainland prosper too under such a system? The Great Leap Forward was China's first attempt to industrialize and modernize our country. But it was bad weather like flood that caused destruction of crops and resulted in poor harvest and mass starvation. How can that be compared to the White Terror of Taiwan? If anything, it's possible that in the hypothetical scenario that Chiang had defeated the communists in the mainland, there would be a similar White Terror in the mainland under Chiang, conducted on a larger scale than in Taiwan (given that the mainland is bigger territory than Taiwan)

Vor Monat
porksterbob
porksterbob

@神州 Shenzhou Chiang kai she is definitely a divisive figure. That is not in question. Zhang xueliang and yang hucheng were not "Chiang's generals". This was a perennial problem with the kmt. While Chiang did defeat the warlords in the northern expedition and the central plains war, "defeat" in many cases meant only an agreement to not oppose. Zhang xueliang especially had his own troops and his own powerbase. The communists also did not do much damage to Japan. In 1940, they did launch the 100 regiments campaign, but that was the only time they made a major attack. The Japanese counterattack in communist areas killed almost a third of the red army so the communists never did anything like that again. Instead, the communists reached a modus vivendi with the Japanese occupiers in a lot of areas. The Japanese wouldn't send troops into the country side base areas as long as the communists didn't threaten the cities and railroads. (The "points" and "lines" of Japanese occupation). When peng de huai was purged in the 1950's, one of the charges brought against him was that he had..... *Gasp* fought the Japanese when communist policy was to not antagonize the Japanese and build up the base areas. There is a reason the Japanese felt comfortable stripping north China of troops to launch the ichi go offensive. They knew that the Communists were not going to attack their now very much weakened garrisons in North China. And they didn't. The communist leadership was happy to watch chinese troops get destroyed in the fourth battle of Changsha and Hengyang. Had the red army, at any time during ichi go, threatened Japan, it would have made things difficult for the Japanese offensive. It was a conscious decision not to. Taiwan was under martial law for a long time. But Taiwan under martial law was just what China is now. An authoritarian, nationalist, one party state focused on economic development that will generally leave you alone if you don't actively antagonize the government. The white terror was bad, but it pales in comparison to the great leap forward or the cultural revolution. Heck, it pales in comparison to the mass reeducation of the people in Xinjiang.

Vor Monat
神州 Shenzhou
神州 Shenzhou

@porksterbob There's an article online entitled: _11 Things You Should Know About Chiang Kai-shek_ that talks about how Chiang is a divisive figure. As the leader of KMT, Chiang purged communists from KMT ranks, which allowed him free reign to give himself what amounted to dictatorial power over much of China. His own generals (Zhang Xueliang and Yang Hucheng) had kidnapped him after some sections of the army felt that Chiang spent too much time worrying about maintaining his power in the party when he should have been focusing on the Japanese invasion of Manchuria. And it was actually thanks to communist goodwill that saved Chiang's leadership, after Zhou Enlai and Lin Boqu convinced the officers to release Chiang and allow him to take control of the government once again, though they made him agree to stop his campaign against the Communists and to lead the fight against the Japanese. The ironic thing is that although the Communist General *Mao was responsible for much of the damage* inflicted upon the Japanese, it was Chiang who got the credit mainly from Britain and the US, who saw him as the legitimate leader of China. But when civil war broke out in China, Chiang expected help from the allies, but his Western 'friends' abandoned him, as the US and Britain were reluctant to get involved in a civil war, preferring instead to encourage a peace deal between the two sides. When KMT fled the mainland to Taiwan, Chiang ruled Taiwan with an iron fist, holding the Taiwan presidency for 25 years, and imposed martial law on Taiwan for 38 years, which was qualified as "the longest imposition of martial law by a regime anywhere in the world" at that time. Chiang also suppressed local Taiwan culture by forbidding the use of local languages and, during a period known as ‘White Terror’, his party was responsible for the imprisonment of 140,000 Taiwanese. These people were taken captive for their alleged opposition to the KMT. At this time, anyone openly criticizing the ruling party was deemed a Communist sympathizer. (John Oliver even corroborates this at 6:27 )

Vor Monat
porksterbob
porksterbob

@神州 Shenzhou Chiang started his military training at baoding academy in 1906 before going to Japan in 1907, remember this is before Japan made the 21 demands, where he went to a Japanese military academy for Chinese students. He joined the Tongmenhui in 1908 (Japan had a huge concentration of anti qing revolutionaries) and then he did two years in the Japanese army from 1909 to 1911. He returned to join the revolution when he heard about the Wuchang uprising. Most of China's early (1900-1915) revolutionaries admired how Japan had been able to modernise and wanted the same for China. Japan was seen as a model.... Until the 21 demands and the seizure of Shandong. So, no, Chiang had no particular affinity for Japan, but he did understand Japanese and knew how their military functioned. This was actually a huge problem for all Chinese armies. Namely, China had low literacy and very little modern military training. Chiang would later rise to power by being the commandent of the Huangpu military academy where he met the academy's chief of political education, Zhou enlai. During that time, Chiang also did a three month training stint in Moscow, yet it would be hard to argue he had an affinity for the Soviets. His goal was always the military strengthening of China and he would take help from anyone to achieve that. (The myopic focus on the military was also a big part of his weakness as a leader.)

Vor Monat
wtf_ usa
wtf_ usa

Wow, I love the Taiwanese Parliament fighting scenes! I think we need to adopt that here!!

Vor 4 Monate
Spaghetti Bird
Spaghetti Bird

Important to note that there are some other issues around Taiwanese involvement in international institutions. China claims Taiwan, but Taiwan also claims to be the only legitimate Chinese government, which complicates things.

Vor Monat
chenyuehyun
chenyuehyun

"We deserve the right to decide our own future in any way..."; thanks a lot Mr Oliver and the Last Week Tonight!

Vor 5 Monate
reservoirman
reservoirman

well said Jon! Taiwan's fate should be left up to the Taiwanese themselves, not anyone else!

Vor 5 Monate
Katrina Chen
Katrina Chen

I’m Taiwanese, I couldn’t stop laughing throughout the video, and was actually in tears when he said TAIWAN deserves the right to decide about our own future. That’s just so true but I felt not many recognized ! Really enjoyed this 22 min of show, thank you for the hard work!

Vor 6 Monate
mrIknowwhatyoudid
mrIknowwhatyoudid

@YuChen Chen Well you are cherry picking just a single point I made to make your whole argument. You are missing the whole picture. Even if we are to focus on this single point, the fact is that at this point Scotland still conducts herself as a part of the UK. And the rest of UK accepts that Scotland can vote for their independence down the line. Neither these conditions are true when it comes to the relationship between mainland and Taiwan province. Taiwan as a renegade province is just short of declaring itself independent. As of mainland, it is a firm commitment of the entire nation of 1.4 billion people that Taiwan province should reunite with the mainland. If you want a vote regarding this independent issue, you should call for the vote of the entire nation, not just part of it. I am sure if the mainland population is agreeable to Taiwan going its separate way, it will not stand in the way. The armed standoff between the mainland and Taiwan province has bled so much political and economic capital of China. The point has been reached that even with the pain coursed by the reunification process it is still worth it to go through with it. 长痛不如短痛. I believe we will witness this historical moment within this decade.

Vor 5 Monate
xed alpha
xed alpha

Taiwan is a pretty great country. China is just jealous.

Vor 3 Monate
SystemsOverSymptoms VisionWithVenture
SystemsOverSymptoms VisionWithVenture

Kudos to John Oliver for having the courage to talk about Taiwan. Few western celebrities have the balls to do so.

Vor 6 Monate
Fortu Mohlala
Fortu Mohlala

A lot of right wing folks religiously talk about this issue, including Hong Kong as well. It's just people's personal politics that prevent them from sitting together at a table and fight against China

Vor 5 Monate
Naushad M. Kamal
Naushad M. Kamal

What's wrong with Taiwan being free? Its a fine, prosperous country. Let them live in peace.

Vor 5 Monate
Andy Soraluce
Andy Soraluce

Watching this after the invasion of Ukraine is insane

Vor 16 Tage
Kathy Benavides
Kathy Benavides

My kid and I recently moved back to the US after living 11 years in Taiwan. We are so grateful to our friends from this beautiful country for everything they have done, so their safety and democracy are extremely important to us. Not wanting to start WW3 or a new Cold War, but a global response allowing Taiwan's participation in global organizations, (and not catering to Beijing) is what's been needed for years. Much appreciation to John Oliver for this excellent show/episode.

Vor 6 Monate
Jesse Liau
Jesse Liau

Thank you Kathy!

Vor 6 Monate
Half-Sour Saffitz
Half-Sour Saffitz

@Anthony Brown Nnnb m

Vor 6 Monate
Scott M Stolz
Scott M Stolz

I love the ambiguity in the statement by the U.S. "We believe that there is one China." But notice they never said whether they think the Republic of China or the People's Republic of China is the rightful government.

Vor 5 Monate
BCvictoria
BCvictoria

Hahaha this was a great segment. Lived in Taiwan for 2 years and loved it. Awesome country and people 😁

Vor 4 Monate
霹靂卡霹靂布袋戲
霹靂卡霹靂布袋戲

It is so nice to see you making this episode as a Taiwanese.

Vor 6 Monate
Jane Nicholson
Jane Nicholson

My heart goes out to the Taiwanese people.

Vor 2 Monate
John Oliver Lim
John Oliver Lim

Thank you.

Vor 7 Tage
googamp32
googamp32

I don't know why, but hearing an actual Englishman do a hilariously bad impression of an Englishman gives me life.

Vor 6 Monate
Ape Rson
Ape Rson

@阿中哥哥Vivian Taiwan has never been part of the PRC. it was only originally controlled by Imperial China, after the Dutch held it, in the C17th. Learn history and stop spreading lies.

Vor 6 Monate
Jürgen Erhard
Jürgen Erhard

@阿中哥哥Vivian The times, they are a-changing, to quote a recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Vor 6 Monate
Kevin Hitch
Kevin Hitch

Like on House when Hugh Laurie did a ridiculous British accent.

Vor 6 Monate
阿中哥哥Vivian
阿中哥哥Vivian

Taiwan is just a province of people’s republic of China 🇨🇳, Taiwan belongs to China since the ancient time!

Vor 6 Monate
Mark B.
Mark B.

This reminds me of the book Upheaval by Jared Diamond, in it he talks about how Finland fought against Russia in WII and all of the relations that they developed afterward. I'd wager that an intellectual exchange between Taiwan and Finland would be invaluable.

Vor 6 Monate
Gytis Rožanskas
Gytis Rožanskas

EU country Lithuania named embassy of Taiwan to "embassy of Taiwan" and now faces severe economical retaliation from China. However it is first in the world such embassy. Is it for good or bad, who knows. Lithuania now is in front pages when it concerns Taiwan topic and that encourages western investments, investments from Taiwan itself and boosts growth. The thing is that Lithuania is so distant from China, that and political influence done by this renaming will always be greater than economical pressure China tries to apply. Would encourage others to support Taiwan and their own will. Record numbers of war planes breaching into country does not sound like support of good or free will. So I have to disagree- we clearly see here good and bad one.

Vor 3 Monate
F. OPE
F. OPE

It's not an embassy and much less the first in the world. There are countries that actually acknowledge officially the Taiwanese government rather than the PRC government, and those of course have Taiwanese embassies.

Vor 26 Tage
Sanatana Infiniti
Sanatana Infiniti

wow. john Oliver really made this 22 minutes go by like a second. very engaging and very clear.

Vor 6 Monate
ininfluenza
ininfluenza

Yeah, we also mentioned Taiwan here in Lithuania, but I do hope we will have guts not to change our mind.

Vor 2 Monate
Pearl Tu
Pearl Tu

Thank you

Vor 2 Monate
Edforres
Edforres

I’m glad John said the words “Taiwan established as a highly developed and wealthy COUNTRY”

Vor 6 Monate
CHW
CHW

It is.

Vor 5 Monate
Eugene Debbs
Eugene Debbs

@mrIknowwhatyoudid exactly lol. Furthermore, the Union govt in 1860 said any foreign govt which attempted to help the separatist Confederate Army will be considered to be declaring war against the USA itself. Imagine if China said that today.

Vor 6 Monate
Max Åkerström
Max Åkerström

@Eugene Debbs you are starting to sound a little sus komrad, watch out so you don't get voted out

Vor 6 Monate
David Gagniere
David Gagniere

I lived there for 11 years. You did a spot-on analysis.

Vor 5 Monate
AbrenuncioProds
AbrenuncioProds

As a guy being forced by my household to watch season 2 of Emily in Paris, that joke was unexpected and hit HARD.

Vor 4 Monate
Jessica Xhanning
Jessica Xhanning

This was the first "good episode" I have seen in a very long time. There is still hope.

Vor 5 Monate
flisnoo shaboo
flisnoo shaboo

taiwan has all the factors that define a what a country is. It is its own country

Vor 3 Monate
The DoDo Men - 嘟嘟人
The DoDo Men - 嘟嘟人

Thanks John for covering this story around Taiwan and keeping it humorous as always :)

Vor 6 Monate
Jack Liew
Jack Liew

1.4 b Chinese do not agree.

Vor 5 Monate
神州 Shenzhou
神州 Shenzhou

@Anthony Fuqua  According to Tibetologist Melvyn Goldstein, according to international law, this *does not invalidate* an agreement. So long as there is no physical violence against the signatories, an agreement is valid. _"Their feeling of duress derives from the general Chinese threat to use military force again in Central Tibet if an agreement was not concluded. However, according to international law, this _*_does not invalidate_*_ an agreement. So long as there is no physical violence against the signatories, an agreement is valid."_ - Tibetologist Melvyn Goldstein

Vor 6 Monate
神州 Shenzhou
神州 Shenzhou

@Anthony Fuqua If there was really concentration camps for Uighurs, then where are the Uighur refugees? During the Holocaust there was an influx of Jew refugees fleeing Germany. Myanmar had that Rohingya crisis and its neighbors have Rohingya refugees. When the U.S pulled out of Kabul, there were Afghan refugees fleeing Afghanistan... But where are the Uighur refugees if there was supposedly concentration camps for Uighurs in China?

Vor 6 Monate
ThomasH
ThomasH

I am so impressed that John Oliver dropped (somewhat) the excessive use of f-words from its dialog, and focus on the prowess of the narrative. Bloody good show, lad!

Vor 4 Monate
David Adams
David Adams

It's also sad and frustrating watching how the US and other western countries refuse to recognize Palestines right to exist

Vor 5 Monate
abasdarhon
abasdarhon

So long as businesses want to have access to a market of 1.3 billion people, expect to continue seeing apologies and PR hoop jumping whenever someone refers to Taiwan as a country. Some video game companies have even gone so far as to filter "Taiwan" alongside racial slurs and profanity. The only way other countries could resolve this standoff peacefully is to be willing to tell China, "We're no longer doing any business with you until you agree to allow Taiwan to choose for itself independence or reuinification", then actually stick to it. Unfortunately I doubt this will ever happen because the idea of freezing out such a huge market is anathema to the capitalist mindset.

Vor 6 Monate
Anupam Mishra
Anupam Mishra

I'm a Die Hard supporter of Taiwanese independence.

Vor 5 Monate

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