Why Taiwan and China are Battling over Tiny Island Countries

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    [2] www.lowyinstitute.org/publications/stronger-together-safeguarding-australia-s-security-interests-through-closer-pacific-0#_edn23
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    [8] www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7102519/
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Billy Metokur
Billy Metokur

Taiwan numba 1 China numba 6 Japan numba 5

Vor 3 Tage
Dee_Lando
Dee_Lando

Whats the difference between the two China?

Vor 5 Tage
Done Busy
Done Busy

All I've learnt is that the UN is too powerful and should be demolished.

Vor 5 Tage
Martin Mendl
Martin Mendl

What the... I’m pretty sure that UN is one of the the few reasons why Taiwan and all these small Pacific countries still exist right now. After all, wars are pretty rare nowdays, compared to any other period in history ever since a human figured out that killing a different human may solve your problems real quick.

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star fucks
star fucks

用中文回复你,讲的轮唇不对马嘴,一帮傻逼做自媒体的总要弄一些政治话题,好像你有多懂政治一样。这里面美国的因素一点都没讲,另外你都能想到买通人民的想法中国不会想到?所以不要做自媒体骗钱,因为你什么都不懂。

Vor 5 Tage
David Shakespeare
David Shakespeare

Oh saying Taiwan is a country? Just wait for China to force YouTube to shut you down

Vor 5 Tage
The More You Know
The More You Know

Hey Wendover Productions, I was wondering if you take actions to help small channels? Just curious. I’m a new youtuber and my videos are quality but I can’t seem to get any eyes on my content just because I’m a small channel. Thanks

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クチュー語
クチュー語

probs for saying "kirabas"

Vor 8 Tage
BAYBAYIN LYRICS
BAYBAYIN LYRICS

Long live Taiwan! Philippines recognizes your sovereignty!

Vor 11 Tage
Gino Garzolini
Gino Garzolini

Aren't they all supposed to be underwater by 20-something?

Vor 12 Tage
Quietus Plus
Quietus Plus

China just wants to squeeze out every little bit of control they have left in other areas. Taiwan, Hong Kong, some random islands (vs Japan). And control it they will, with an iron fist, once they get it.

Vor 12 Tage
0pTicaL
0pTicaL

Taiwan is a prime example of a non-nation begging to be vassal state just to snub China. Love how Taiwan pretends 228 isn't a big deal and that Taiwan had the longest period martial law in the world and somehow pretends it's a "democracy" lol

Vor 12 Tage
Chicken Stealer
Chicken Stealer

The taiwanese government is basically robbbing the people of money in order to perpetuate it's own existence.

Vor 13 Tage
E. Andrews
E. Andrews

Ah yes. The holy see.

Vor 13 Tage
theKWOKA
theKWOKA

Could have been helpful to mention that most of the Chinese aid for infrastructure then requires the receiving Nation to use only Chinese multinationals for materials and labour. So of the cost, only a much smaller portion actually really goes to the local economy.

Vor 14 Tage
Johnny D
Johnny D

who the frick needs mental health services if you live in Fiji?

Vor 15 Tage
李诺
李诺

💐

Vor 16 Tage
Ruizhe Li
Ruizhe Li

At least China or Taiwan helps Pacific islands, US didn't do anything

Vor 16 Tage
WinginWolf
WinginWolf

6:33 planes

Vor 16 Tage
周子航
周子航

This video is sponsored by the Republic of China (Taiwan)

Vor 17 Tage
brandon kuo
brandon kuo

us taiwanese americans just gotta keep fighting 🇹🇼🇹🇼

Vor 18 Tage
brandon kuo
brandon kuo

taiwan strong 🇹🇼🇹🇼

Vor 18 Tage
raman31656
raman31656

In a nutshell.... Ye bik gaye sare ke sare...ye sale sab mil ke humko chutiya bana rahe hai 🤣🤣🤣🤣

Vor 19 Tage
Red Jet 7059
Red Jet 7059

Taiwan has an amazing president and a reputable government while the Philippine’s puppet president has wrecked the country and thus lost the country’s claims of some islands in the Sea

Vor 19 Tage
bowen voowy
bowen voowy

Love Taiwan from India🇮🇳 !! Stay safe from the Corona republic of China.

Vor 17 Tage
Strangely Ukrainian
Strangely Ukrainian

I stand by Taiwan, the real historic China. They still hold the culture and values that mainland China abandoned when they began following Mao Zedong.

Vor 19 Tage
brandon kuo
brandon kuo

🙏🙏

Vor 18 Tage
bowen voowy
bowen voowy

government.

Vor 18 Tage
zanyduid Stone
zanyduid Stone

Do you know a big portion of taiwa's GDP comes from trade with mainland China?

Vor 20 Tage
bowen voowy
bowen voowy

没意思,视频完全没有站在客观的角度说事情,明显站在台湾省的角度,这样的视频看了没意义,因为你的角度决定你在一件事情上的不公平

Vor 17 Tage
2D Women God
2D Women God

China tryna get that Civ 5 diplomatic victory

Vor 21 Tag
bowen voowy
bowen voowy

China: "UHHHHH"

Vor 18 Tage
Airplane What
Airplane What

But why can't Taiwan simply be recognised as the indipendent Republic of Taiwan??

Vor 21 Tag
nagi springfield
nagi springfield

连这种援助都能拿来洗脑,言论自由好棒棒

Vor 21 Tag
so s
so s

两岸人民应该团结,这些钱本来可以用来建设各自内部的民生问题的,却偏偏被这些国家所利用真的感到惋惜。两岸越是斗,得到好处最多的也只能是那些太平洋上的岛国,而非两岸人民😭。

Vor 22 Tage
Chi?
Chi?

Taiwan is a beautiful place when a tourist. I first went there when 7, and it was great. From the surface, the people were great, food was delicious, and the landscape they showed was beautiful. However, when I was 9, my dads job made him go to Taiwan. After living there for just 6 months, I hated it. Though we had nice housing and that, the education there is absolutely horrible, and the people are not nearly as nice as they seen on the surface. That being said, Taiwan is recognized by most countries as a province of China.

Vor 22 Tage
Kwan Linus
Kwan Linus

8:17 Well, one is a dictatorship, one is a democracy.

Vor 22 Tage
Kristian Davidson
Kristian Davidson

台湾独立不了,垂死挣扎而已

Vor 23 Tage
Hongbo Soong
Hongbo Soong

I can only feel the arrogant and ignorance that you try to think about the relationship between PRC and Pacific island nations in a baddit-like way. And the way is always the case that so-called " free and civilized" western countries really follow. The infrastructure is always the fundamental for every country, and China is trying to help them build the infrastructure for further self-development, which is the true help for an independent country. No government is fool enough to give up a chance for longer development just for some pointless aspect like baseball team. That just because a country with self-development ability must be able to improve their citizens' living level, such as a better baseball team. But the true independence of Pacific islands countries doesn't meet the interests of Australia, because that means the western world has less control of these countries for their resource and political interests, and that is the most selfish need I have ever seen.

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Shamrock
Shamrock

Interesting that you say "China is trying to help" when it's clear they're buying support yet when Australia does it you say it's "selfish" Clear double standard in your opinion

Vor 22 Tage
Deep hug
Deep hug

official name of Taiwan: Republic of China can u dig it?

Vor 23 Tage
**
**

One of the many reasons the UN is garbage.

Vor 23 Tage
Nick Young
Nick Young

china: we have no time talking about under 1 million dollars business.

Vor 23 Tage
CHLam
CHLam

I feel like wendover production videos are rather too long for me.

Vor 23 Tage
CHLam
CHLam

I prefer it to be around 4-6 minutes long. Ps. that would have gain a lot more views.

Vor 23 Tage
心诚则灵
心诚则灵

没意思,视频完全没有站在客观的角度说事情,明显站在台湾省的角度,这样的视频看了没意义,因为你的角度决定你在一件事情上的不公平

Vor 23 Tage
台灣戰狼奧利給
台灣戰狼奧利給

你多看点这位作者的视频就知道了,典型中国威胁论

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Deep hug
Deep hug

in civil war de jure.

Vor 23 Tage
Ayush Singh
Ayush Singh

Love Taiwan from India🇮🇳 !! Stay safe from the Corona republic of China.

Vor 24 Tage
Atomicwinter 31
Atomicwinter 31

Taiwan: *does something that the UN doesnt like* UN: "hey, what's your deal China?" China: IT WASNT US IT WAS TAIWAN Taiwan: "so, you accept that we are a separate state?" China: "UHHHHH"

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Bane
Bane

It's the difference between their political ideologies. Taiwan, as a democracy, will always seek to please the people. China, as a dictatorship, will always seek to please the government.

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Chris Jones
Chris Jones

I don't even have a bank account or credit card.

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MrJoco69
MrJoco69

Taiwan is CHINA their habitants fled the Communist China they did stick to their roots being real chinese!

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Fairy C Rat
Fairy C Rat

Why I sometimes hate Wendover is because he keeps reminding me that what seems like nice actions meant to help people who live in harsh conditions, are actually soulless strategic decisions made to serve the donor's interests first. It's like humanness doesn't belong in geopolitics.

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Shamrock
Shamrock

Right you are and it certainly doesn't. Charity always comes with strings attached

Vor 22 Tage
Ptao Tom
Ptao Tom

"When its no longer useful, the pawn is first to be sacrificed" At least they'll still have Australia!

Vor 24 Tage
natan h4h4
natan h4h4

this video has 666,028 view when i watch this

Vor 24 Tage
程裕仁
程裕仁

There are people in my country actually think uniting with China in a good thing, mainly consists of elderly people. It's unthinkable for younger generations like myself

Vor 24 Tage
Chris Jiang
Chris Jiang

给爷看吐了

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jiahe wen
jiahe wen

把爷笑死了,修港口,修医院不如资助棒球队,不如修路灯,真她妈🐮奥

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AB C
AB C

So China could just spend... and spend... and spend on foreign aid much like the Soviet Union just spend... and spend... and spend on their military? Boys, i think i know how to beat China :D

Vor 24 Tage
1000 subs without vids
1000 subs without vids

because in UN, no matter how small your country is, you still have one vote. that’s why in UN’s human rights council, they praise “China’s human rights”. To be honest, China indeed have some human rights if compare with some shitty countries in Africa and Middle East.

Vor 24 Tage
Leo
Leo

I thought the title would be more appropriate with "why ROC China and PRC China are battling over tiny island countries", cuz in both Taiwan and China's constitution, they're still in civil war de jure.

Vor 25 Tage
FroggyNipNips
FroggyNipNips

i wonder why this video didnt get pushed in my recommendations

Vor 25 Tage
Peter Smythe
Peter Smythe

For we so loved the cold war that we decided to make a dozen more.

Vor 25 Tage
test
test

china: bribe leaders with giant projects (where money goes back to chinese firms) taiwan: help local citizens sums up their own political systems in a nutshell

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Dio Brando
Dio Brando

Ok, at this point I honestly feel like I'm gonna get whacked by like everyone cuz..I'm from China...yeah😂

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Leonard 427
Leonard 427

Great video, just 12 years too late.

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Charming nowhere to hide
Charming nowhere to hide

So I should focus on buying a tiny pacific island, declaring myself an independent nation and wait for the money to start rolling in! Sweet

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Yuvraj Agarwal
Yuvraj Agarwal

Even Tibet is not of China

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Yuvraj Agarwal
Yuvraj Agarwal

India will give Taiwan support if they play they cards right

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