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Real Reason Why China Wants To Expand

October 8, 2019


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all your online accounts secure! The People’s Republic of China is huge. Not only is it the world’s most populous country,
with a population of around 1.404 billion people, it’s massive landwise. The country is approximately 3,700,000 square
miles (9,600,000 square kilometers) making it slightly larger than the United States
in land area. Although China spans 5 geographical time zones,
the whole country follows a single standard time. China’s home to 56 ethnic groups. Linguists estimate that there are nearly 300
living languages spoken in China with Mandarin Chinese having the most speakers– around
955 million people. China is governed by the Communist Party of
China which administers the country from the capital of Beijing. The country is rapidly developing and is on
track to become a superpower. Here are 6 places China is attempting to subjugate
to expand its borders, economic and global influence. Number 1: Tibet – China has a long and volatile
relationship with Tibet. Beginning in the 13th century and throughout
different periods in history, Tibet has been ruled by Chinese and Mogolian dynasties and
has also been an independent nation. In the first quarter of the 20th century,
Tibet was ruled by Great Britain before once again became an independent nation. In 1950 Chinese troops invaded Tibet to enforce
China’s age old claim on the country. Some areas became the Tibetan Autonomous Region
and others were assimilated into neighboring Chinese provinces. In 1959, after a failed anti-Chinese revolt,
the spiritual leader of Tibet, the 14th Dalai Lama fled the country and set up a government
in exile in India. During China’s Cultural Revolution, many Buddhist
monasteries were destroyed and thousands of Tibetans were likely slaughtered during martial
law. Due to international pressure, in the 1980s
China somewhat relaxed its grip on Tibet and implemented reforms. Currently Beijing continues to modernize Tibet,
sometimes at the cost of the region’s cultural heritage. Development has brought Han Chinese migrants
and western tourism to the area. Since the early 2000s there have been protests
in Tibet, especially on the anniversaries of politically significant dates. Human rights groups say that China continues
to politically and religiously repression Tibet. Various activists worldwide campaign for an
independent Tibet. There are several strategic and economic motives
China has for governing the region. Tibet is highly important to China’s sense
of self and Chinese nationalism. Many Chinese leaders past and present have
believed that no matter the lines drawn on a map, Tibet is fundamentally a part of China. They’ve felt a strong nationalistic drive
to return China to its ancient far flung Qing Dynasty borders. Tibet also serves as a buffer zone between
China on one side and India, Nepal, and Bangladesh on the other. The Himalayan mountain range provides natural
security as well as a military advantage. China is currently struggling to find a balance
between environmental issues and yet not hinder the country’s economic industry. China is hungry for natural resources and
Tibet serves as a crucial water source as well as possessing significant mineral wealth. Since the early 2000’s Beijing has invested
billions in Tibet as part of its wide-ranging economic development plan for Western China. Number 2: Arunachal Pradesh – China also claims
that the region of Arunachal Pradesh, the northeasternmost state of the 28 states of
India is a part of south Tibet and therefore a part of China. Aside from India, Taiwan also claims the South
Tibet region. Arunachal Pradesh borders the Indian states
of Assam and Nagaland to the south, and countries Bhutan to the west, Myanmar to the east. To the north, the demarcation line known as
the McMahon line separates Arunachal Pradesh from the Tibetan area of China. Historically Arunachal Pradesh belong to neither
China nor India, but was dominated by several autonomous tribes. In 1913–1914 representatives from Great
Britain, China, and Tibet held the Simla Conference to decide on border lines for Tibet. The Tibetan and British officials agreed on
the McMahon line as the border between British India and Outer Tibet. The Chinese representatives refused the demarcation
line and have considered it invalid ever since. When China invaded Tibet in 1950 and the Dalai
Lama later fled Tibet, India supported the Tibetan government, angering China. During the Sino-Indian border conflict of
1962, China captured most of the area of Arunachal Pradesh, but ended up withdrawing. In recent years, tensions have risen as China
has publicly claimed the region of Arunachal Pradesh. China is especially interested in a small
district called Tawang, which borders Tibet and Bhutan. China has even gone so far as to destroy thousands
of maps and make new ones having renamed parts of Arunachal Pradesh with Chinese names. India, while not growing as fast as China,
is still emerging as a regional economic powerhouse. China wants dominate Asia and sometimes seems
to look for ways to clash with India. Most importantly, it is strongly assumed that
there are heavy deposits of minerals such as gold and lithium in Arunachal Pradesh. A large scale Chinese mining found gold and
silver deposits worth around $60 billion in the Lhunze county of Tibet which is directly
adjacent to Arunachal Pradesh. Number 3: Aksai Chin – China and India also
clash over another border region, Aksai Chin, near Kashmir. Aksai Chin is mainly in Hotan County, in the
southwestern part of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region with a small area on the southeast
and south sides lying within the extreme west of the Tibet Autonomous Region. India claims Aksai Chin as a part of the Ladakh
region of the Jammu and Kashmir state. Aksai Chin is a remote, inhospitable region
where mainly nomadic tribes roam. The area was ignored until the 1950s when
China built a military road through it to connect Tibet with Xinjiang. India was angry upon discovery of the road
and it ended up becoming a major factor in the Sino-Indian border conflict of 1962. At the end of the clash, China retained control
of about 14,700 square miles (38,000 square km) of territory in Aksai Chin. In 1993 and 1996, the two countries signed
agreements to respect the Line of Actual Control, the demarcation line that separates Indian-controlled
territory from Chinese-controlled territory in Jammu and Kashmir. Not only does wants China want Aksai Chin
for maintaining a direct route between Tibet and Xinjiang, it appreciates the territory
for its strategic position. Aksai Chin is mostly high ground with an average
elevation of around 17,000 feet (5,180 metres). If China ever goes to war with its neighbors
Pakistan, Kashmir and India, the Aksai Chin region will enable it to take a commanding,
high position. Number 4: The South China Sea – As well as
claiming disputed land, China has also claimed islands in the South China Sea. In fact, China has taken to dredging the sea
and building out uninhabited islands such as Woody Island or the Spratly Islands to
tighten its control over the region. Six countries: The Philippines, Vietnam, China,
Brunei, Taiwan and Malaysia hold different territorial, sometimes overlapping claims
over the South China sea, based on various historical accounts and geography. Adding to the tension, the US navy frequently
patrols the sea due to its alliance with several countries. China considers this to be provocation. The South China Sea is very important to Beijing
because it’s a crucial commercial passage connecting Asia with Europe and Africa. One third of global shipping or $3.37 trillion
USD dollars of international trade passes through the South China Sea. Furthermore, the seabed is rich with major
oil and gas reserves. The US Energy Information Administration estimates
the region contains at least 11 billion barrels of crude oil and 190 trillion cubic feet of
natural gas. Also the South China Sea is a vital food source,
accounting for 10% of the world’s fisheries. In July 2016, an international tribunal in
The Hague ruled that China had no “historic rights” over the sea and that some of the
rocky outcrops claimed by several countries could not legally be used as the basis for
territorial claims. Beijing rejected the ruling. More recently some southeast Asian nations
have considered having bilateral talks with China to settle the dispute. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations,
ASEAN has been working with China to create an official code of conduct to avoid clashes
in the disputed waters. Number 5: Taiwan – China has had an ongoing
dispute with Taiwan for decades. It views Taiwan as a breakaway province that
will eventually be part of the country again, but many Taiwanese citizens want a completely
separate nation. Historically Taiwan was a part of China. Taiwan was governed by China’s Qing dynasty
from 1683 to 1895. When Japan won the First Sino-Japanese War,
China has to cede the region to them. After World War II, Japan was forced to relinquish
to China control of the territory it had previously taken. Civil war broke out in China in 1946 and ended
in a victory for Mao Zedong’s Communist army. Chiang Kai-shek and his Chinese Nationalist
Party–known as the Kuomintang, or KMT fled to Taiwan. The KMT dominated Taiwan’s politics for many
years, until after Chiang Kai-shek’s death. Having inherited an effective dictatorship
and under pressure from a burgeoning democracy movement, Chiang’s son, Chiang Ching-kuo,
began allowing a process of democratisation, which in 2000 led to the election of the island’s
first non-KMT president, Chen Shui-bian. Meanwhile China treated Taiwan with great
hostility. In the 1980s, relations between China and
Taiwan started improving. China put forth the “one country, two systems”
plan under which Taiwan would be given significant autonomy if it accepted Chinese reunification. Taiwan refused, but did relax rules for its
citizens to visit and investment in China. Since the 1970s, the US has been a close ally
of Taiwan and has sold billions in defensive weapons to the country. Currently, US policy in the region has been
described as “strategic ambiguity”, seeking to balance recognition of China’s emergence
as a regional power with US support for Taiwan’s economic success and democratisation. In recent years China has been alarmed by
Tawianese citizens electing politicians who favor independence from China. Furthermore, the Taiwanese public has staged
various protests about Beijing’s policies regarding the country. Currently Taiwan’s legal status is unclear,
in limbo. The country has its own constitution, democratically
elected leaders, and is own armed forces with about 300,000 active troops. China wants Taiwan to return to the fold because
of nationalism. Also Taiwan being a part of China is a strategic
defensive move. If Taiwan was to become an independent nation,
with its close ties to America, the US would likely have a naval port and military base
in Taiwan, right on China’s doorstep. Number 6: Hong Kong – One final place where
China is attempting to expand its power is Hong Kong. At the end of the first Opium War in 1842,
part of Hong Kong Island became a British colony. Later, China leased the rest of Hong Kong
– the New Territories – to the British for 99 years. By the 1950s, Hong Kong had become a busy
commercial port, and a manufacturing hub. As the end of the 99-year-lease approached,
Britain and China held talks on the future of Hong Kong. In 1984 a deal was reached that Hong Kong
would return to China in 1997, under the principle of “one country, two systems”. As a result, Hong Kong has a high degree of
autonomy with its own legal system and borders, and rights including freedom of assembly and
free speech for the next 50 years. However in recent years Beijing has been treading
on Hong Kong rights. Artists and writers say they are under increased
pressure to self-censor and democracy has been limited, the current leader was elected
by a 1,200-member pro-Beijing election committee chosen by just 6% of eligible voters. Throughout the spring and summer of 2019 large
protests erupted in Hong Kong in response to a proposed bill permitting the extradition
of fugitives to mainland China. Citizens worry the bill will be used to target,
detain and extradite political dissents. Beijing’s response to the protests has become
increasingly violent as the citizens show no signs of backing down. China considers Hong Kong a bridge between
Asia and the west for business and financial matters. Also, once again China’s domination of Hong
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  1. Plz get the fact right before try to spread fear of China. Taiwan first non- KMT leader is Lee Teng Hui (李登辉)not Chen Shui Bian (陈水扁)What a joke

  2. China commies are so greedy .. wanting it all .. copying .. stealing and trying to make all in china 2025 .. then making money as loan shark on the corrupted countries being hooked into debt traps Belt Road Initiative.. as a loan shark china expanding its muscle in military especially in the navy .. to go around robbing others’ sovereign.. islands and sea .. to go around collecting debts from those corrupted countries if daring not to pay back massive debts.. meaning their sovereign will be seized..

  3. Sorry, I dont see your video talks about much of the why china wants to expand. I think you need to change the title of the video.

  4. Same reason as every nation….including the USA, as the USA has many over seas territories and puppet governments…..Empire of the United States of America should be their name haha

  5. I am disappointed. So many falsehood in this video with misinform and bias. More like the misinfographics show. More like US government sponsored show.

  6. Amazing fact 🤗🤗
    Russia’s whole population is less than the population of Uttar Pradesh (a state of India)😅😅😅😅😱😱😱😱😣😣😣😔😔

  7. Looks like this guy was in so much hurry to make the animation that he forgot to make some correction. Maybe views count more than being factualy correct .

  8. China is not expanded. It was weak to let other countries split it and occupied its land. It just wants to take them back when it’s able to.

  9. Xi Jinping the new Emperor of China ! The Xi dynasty will last forever as Xi Jinping close off China to become the next new big North Korea ! Xi Jinping is President for life in China ! Xi Jinping’s children are all in position of power ! So goodbye China, hello big new North Korea ! Ha ! Ha ! Ha !

  10. china is also intrested in russian land manly their eastern regions which used to belong to them they r just doing that through imagration since they get on with russia but many russians r scared of chinese imagration for that reason

  11. uk should be more terrtorial then the eu wouldnt be stealing scotland and wales from us since if they voted for independance they would actually became eu states not independant nations and we would have a chain off military bases around the would since every nation has invaded other land at some point so owing a empire was not as bad as people think even tough still wrong if the little islands voted to be part of the uk instead of independants it would be their choice so not wrong but that choice wasnot given it was stoped by usa and the eu

  12. 看了七分钟的垃圾,简直浪费时间(ps.阿三一天闲的没事干吗,不如去搞摩托车方阵啊)

  13. "increasingly violent" are you serious , these protests have been much bigger than yellow vests and no one has died while in france 10 died.also very few have been seriuosly injured compared with protests of much smaller size in western countries and if the rioters are throwing bricks pertol bombs and molotovs, tear gas and rubber bullets are definetly appropiate to counter that.Youre told one thing and you never even question it,dissapointing

  14. 12:01 how has it become increasingly violent, the extradition bill wasn't even proposed by the CCP. The most violent thing that China has done is given the Hong Kong protesters some harsh words and increase the Hong Kong garrison. The Hong Kong government was the one that wanted to pass it, besides China doesn't need an extradition bill to get rid of dissidents in Hong Kong. There's this neat little trick that government agencies all over the world use called making you disappear.

  15. Why aren't you so kind when you're killing indians? It's all a game of national propaganda. Stop the boring brainwashing

  16. China and India need many negotiations to solve every problems, but shouldn't be fooled by the US and the UK. They want China and India to go to a war

  17. I thought every westerner from developed countries takes critical thinking class seriously, so you are wiser and more open-minded, now i
    see you are all easily fooled by information from single aspect. human nature is really hard to change.

  18. Is American English and British English are different languages? why you define different Chinese speaker accent by different language?

  19. Tips for ordinary Chinese:
    Ignore this video and the narators, just keep trading without dollar and expand your country.

  20. How do you managed to lie so much in such a short video?

    For instance, after the misfortunes of UK's genocidal invasion of Chinese Tibet Region (1903-4), the UK finally signed a deal with China (1906), officially recognizing Chinese sovereignty over Tibet. How do these well known facts match with your statement about Tibet regaining independence at the end of the British rule? Impossible to match it, right?

    By the way, you could mention that, during UK's genocidal aggression against Tibetans, 13th Dalai Lama took refuge in Inner Mongolia and later in the capital of the Chinese Empire, where he spent a considerable amount of time with Empress Cixi. And so on.

    My point is:
    – Why do you propose to teach Chinese history while being clueless about Chinese history?
    – Arrogant ignorance? Supremacist ideals? I let you answer…

  21. Maybe you should mention when Tibet declares independence. 1912. When there was revolution and civil war in China. No country recognised its independence.

    And guess why China never retook Tibet. Because of the civil war and Japanese invasion. And guess when China did retake it back. 1949 which is when communist won the civil War and there was no more Japanese.

    Yeah basically China didn’t stop Tibet because it had bigger issues to deal with. And Tibet has been a part of China for centuries.

  22. Its A-SEA-AN, not A-SEAN. Plus u forgot to mention that China claimed almost the entirety of South China sea as theirs. Imagine that.

  23. Hong kong is china's next step in its global conquest, an international financial center that not only has a huge foreign exchange reserves, but it's unique in the asian, and even international financial market mrans that if hong konh is completely subjugated, it is likely that China will have an upper hand in the trade war, and even reak havoc on international financial market.

  24. It’s totally a propaganda, brainwashing days after days ,years after years. Is China that dangerous ? You must haven’t ever been in China.

  25. If we fear China that much, why don't we put them out of their misery with economic sanctions and moving our factories from their country?

  26. China is always right… Uncle same dont dare to mess up with them… Otherwise you will be a Superpower without Power…

  27. All these Chinese complaining in the comments make me laugh. Gotta get those Social Credit scores up somehow!

  28. If China wants to take land through military means it will take it. The only thing that can stop them is the USA.

  29. We see how the one country two systems promise is working out for Hong Kong. Taiwan was smart to not trust the CCP.

  30. The junk video is praised by the garbage collector. The accent of each state in the United States is different. Should it also be split?

  31. Why uk never been mentioned for not returing chagos islanders and so many islands are still under their control even they are miles away? The taking over of aboriginals and red indians homeland which turn them into minorities. Leave many disputable issues before leaving their colonies, such as kashmir issues

  32. Article 29
    The armed forces of the People’s Republic of China belong to the people. Its mission is to consolidate national defense, resist aggression, defend the motherland, defend the people's peaceful labor, participate in the nation's construction cause, and strive to serve the people. The state strengthens the revolutionization, modernization, and regularization of the armed forces and strengthens the national defense force.

  33. First wave of white expansion = Usa,Canada, Australia and New Zealand

    Second wave of white expansion = somewhere in Middle East and South America

  34. And we still have business with China. Send them home and shut the door.
    When they solve their social and economic problems then and only then let them
    Rejoin the rest of the human race. Expansionism and uncontrolled consumerism
    with greed and nationisem.
    Will never do anything but start war that no one wins. The days of colonialism and conquest are over.

  35. If you want to know the real China, you can travel to China and live in China for a month, which will change your view of China in the past. 如果你想了解真正的中国,你可以去中国旅行,在中国生活一个月,这将改变你过去对中国的看法

  36. 英国占领了一个季度,然后中国要回来,就说西藏独立了?你麻痹西方人怎么这么不要脸啊,英国人占领了美国,你咋有脸还活着

  37. 三个世纪前欧美以毁灭其他文明屠杀当地土著为乐,上上个世纪以征服其他文明抢夺资源为乐,上世纪以征服别国上层思想经济殖民为乐,而现在只能在油管上用英语宣传变了味的民主自由来争取各国伪文青的支持,祝你们下个世纪怀念下曾经的辉煌吧,顺便记下,骂共产党随你,别她妈惹中国,不服干一架,娘炮。

  38. Vietnam : Stop trying to invade me
    China : Nope
    Vietnam : Then I will invade YOU!!!
    China : You'll never invade me

    A few moment later…

    Vietnam : Wow, that went smoothly

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