Did Macau’s Casinos Delay Typhoon Warning? | China Uncensored

Did Macau’s Casinos Delay Typhoon Warning? | China Uncensored


On this episode of China Uncensored,
China just wants to keep your money safe.
The Chinese regime stands up for its ally
Venezuela.
And Macau goes gambling
with people’s lives.
This is China Uncensored.
Hi, welcome to China Uncensored.
I”m your host Chris Chappell.
Chinese authorities want to make sure
that when citizens travel overseas,
their money is safe.
Safely in China, that is.
They’ve put in strict rules
that limit how much money citizens
can transfer into foreign currencies.
But, surprise, surprise,
some wealthy Chinese have been trying to
cheat the system.
For example,
by going to Macau and gambling
in komodo dragon-filled pits,
like we talked about in our episode last week.
I’m paraphrasing.
Or by going to, say,
Paris and buying expensive jewelry
with their Chinese bank card,
and then returning it for cash.
But why should Chinese authorities work
to resolve fundamental economic problems,
when they can just implement new restrictions!
Like this latest one that went into effect
on September 1st.
It requires banks to report
all overseas bank card transactions
of over $150 to the Chinese government.
Officially, it’s to help improve
statistics and record-keeping.
Totally not because they’re scared of
all the rich people fleeing China
with their money.
By the way,
if there are any Parisian jewelers watching
this,
it might be a good time
to start selling gold rings
for only $149.99!
And across the Pacific now to Venezuela,
a country no one is fleeing *to*,
but it’s still a place China is concerned
about.
President Trump has hit Venezuela
with a new round of sanctions.
The goal is to limit funding
to what he calls Venezuelan President
Nicolas Maduro’s “dictatorship.”
Whoa, hold on there, Trump.
Just because the Venezuelan government
is forcibly taking over private enterprise,
and police are killing people without due
process,
and President Maduro is rewriting the constitution,
doesn’t mean he’s a dictator.
Fortunately, Venezuela’s is getting support
from its ally, China,
a country that’s also totally not a
China’s foreign ministry said sanctions
will only make the situation even more
complicated.
I’m sure China’s support has nothing to
with the fact that Venezuela owes China
a lot of money.
Speaking of
China’s third-richest man may be in trouble.
I’m talking about Wang Jianlin.
He’s the owner of the Dalian Wanda group.
The conglomerate owns everything from
real estate developments to movie studios.
It also owns AMC Theaters,
the one that controls 5,000 movie screens
right here in the USA.
Well, earlier this week,
there were rumors that Wang Jianlin
had been detained by authorities
and stopped from leaving the country.
I mean, what good is a 30-billion-dollar net
worth
if you can’t leave China, right?
Anyway, as soon as those rumors came out,
Dalian Wanda’s stock prices plummeted.
And the company, of course,
was quick to deny the reports.
But in China,
where the news is designed to broadcast
what the Communist Party wants you to hear,
it’s hard to get real information.
So rumors, whether true or not,
can still crater a company’s stock prices.
Even without this latest rumor,
Dalian Wanda hasn’t been doing that well.
A few weeks ago,
The New York Times ran a piece
possibly linking Wang Jianlin
with another Chinese billionaire
we’ve talked about on the show:
Xiao Jianhua,
who was disappeared from Hong Kong
earlier this year.
Word is that Xiao is in mainland China
helping authorities to investigate
people in the financial sector.
And as we mentioned in a previous episode,
Dalian Wanda is also in deep debt trouble.
It’s currently having a fire sale on
its empire of malls, hotels
and amusement parks.
Now I’ll never get to live my dream
of visiting Nanchang Wanda theme park.
It’s the most harmonious place on Earth!
Was.
It’s been shut down.
To make upgrades.
Riiiight.
Anyway, while rumors about Dalian Wanda
are flying in China,
it’s getting harder and harder for people
to spread rumors or truths
without the government knowing
their real names.
China’s put a new round of Internet rules
into effect last Friday.
Internet users will be required
to register their real names
if they want to make a comment online.
In other words,
no more Internet anonymity.
So if you say something politically incorrect,
Big Brother will know.
For a long time,
the Chinese regime has been trying to
tie people’s online identities
to their real ones.
The difference with this new regulation
is that now they’re putting the responsibility
on Internet companies to actually enforce
it.
Of course, you can always use a VPN
to jump China’s restrictive firewall
and access the Internet normally.
But not for long.
The Chinese regime is planning
to ban most of those as well.
Then we’ll finally know which Xi Jinping
who comments on our YouTube page
is the real Xi Jinping.
There can be only one.
Now moving on to Macau.
I was there last year,
but I’m less and less sure
I want to go back.
Last week,
Macau denied entry to Hong Kong reporters
trying to enter the territory.
They were there to report on
the aftermath of Typhoon Hato,
which struck Macau on August 23,
killing eight people.
Instead, Macau immigration authorities
detained the journalists and asked them
to sign a statement that they
posed a risk to the stability
of internal security,
which is completely nonthreatening
and not at all an ominous sign.
The Macau authorities denied that
it was because they were journalists,
but then refused to explain
why the journalists were a threat
to Macau’s security.
Yes, the government of Macau
totally respects freedom of the press.
But while Macau was able to stop
the invasion of Hong Kong journalists,
for the first time in Macau’s history,
the typhoon prompted an invasion
of Chinese People’s Liberation Army.
Soldiers literally ran through the streets
with shovels and mops.
At least it’s safer than running with guns.
Or scissors.
Anyway, Macau was affected really,
really badly by Typhoon Hato,
much worse than neighboring Hong Kong was.
That’s because Hong Kong
had issued a typhoon warning on the Tuesday
night
before the storm,
but Macau waited nine more hours,
only issuing that same warning
Wednesday morning.
And it barely gave locals any time to prepare.
How did this happen?
Well, it turns out the Macau weather bureau
is now under investigation
for intentionally delaying the typhoon warning
in a possible effort to save the casinos money.
According to this article,
From the time the typhoon No 8 signal is
hoisted,
casinos are mandated to pay all staff overtime.
Yes, the poor, poor casinos
would have been forced to pay
an extra shift of overtime.
Well now they have their money.
But why do they still feel so empty inside?
And get this,
this isn’t even the first time
Macau has gambled with a typhoon warning.
The same criticisms happened in 2016
when Typhoon Nida hit.
Hong Kong raised the number 8 typhoon warning,
but Macau did not raise any warning.
The weather boss defended that at the time.
But this year,
people in Macau died because of
the delayed typhoon warning.
So it’s become a huge scandal,
and forced Macau’s weather boss
to step down.
Look, I don’t know what a weather boss
does,
but clearly he can’t control this media
firestorm.
But hey,
in a city where 80% of tax revenue
comes from
what’s a little gambling with people’s
lives?
And coming up after the break,
could India and China finally be resolving
their differences without threatening
to kill each other?
You know what’s a real gamble?
Not getting the latest China news
from ChinaUncensored.tv.
We upload full length half hour
every Friday for free.
And it’s a sure bet
you’d have a great time watching.
So why don’t you head over to ChinaUncensored.tv
and double down on some binge watching?

100 thoughts on “Did Macau’s Casinos Delay Typhoon Warning? | China Uncensored”

  1. Vpns… are gonna be blocked .. now I am happy …. no more Chinese shit people are going to come to comment in youtube

  2. No independent judiciary or media, fatcats run everything, dissent is slapped down, tortured, or simply run over with tanks ….. This is the most worst criminal regime in the world.

  3. The Communist dog uses your money and kindness to make weapons.
    Refused to buy Chinese-made goods,
    China's large and medium-sized enterprises, the source of funds is the Communist Party,
    Because the Chinese Communist Party holds shares in China's large enterprises,
    In China, 80% of entrepreneurs join the Communist Party, the implementation of the communist economy。
    In China, the actual behind-the-scenes bosses are all Communist Party.
    Buying made in China goods ,is supporting evil communism。

  4. Well said!! i used to live in Macau. Back in 91 to 98. Very diferent Macau from the current Casinopolyticism. Substituted, back then, by thieving unscrupulous portuguese poli tick tians interested in robbing Macaus coffers. Ex governor Rocha Vieira being a good example. Still…the typhoon signs used to be more accurate.

  5. they also wear new leather gloves around those casinos… but not all the time.. forcing the movie editors to CGI out the gloves by painting them flesh colour frame by frame at the cost of millions and millions of dollars…

    …..we're still talking Daniel Craig's James Bond, right?

  6. that capital control used to be the same system we had in Venezuela. we already don't have that system cause there isn't money to take out

  7. yes i know for a fact that china will delay typhoon warnings, that last really big typhoon a few years ago i just got to chinese island Hainan and was on the beach for 3 hours and had to leave, and then i got to the boat docks to discover, they all went bye bye, and yes they did milk all the tourist for as long as they could. those bastards left a white man with money in his pocket,

  8. I really think you should upload the full episodes here and maybe supplement the rest of the week with 1 more report, investigation piece, or update.

  9. Thank you, China Uncensored, for covering Venezuela once again. Perhaps, more people will get across that China doesn't care for Human Rights if they understand that the Chinese Communist Party supports dictatorships.

  10. for a country that exists…but i never heard anyone been to that is crazy! i know a quite a bit of people, within them no one has EVER traveled to China! i ask why? but they have never been to Russia either! wonder why!?

  11. Wait, Chinese people had internet anonymity? Cause int he US, the government reads all your email, listen to all your phone conversation, read all your texts and forces internet providers to give them all your data.

  12. Came here for my brainwashing.
    I was told I was brainwashed for watching you by a totally not brainwashed Chinese person.
    Stupid facts are cleaning people's minds! O_O

  13. Every time I hear Xi Jinping I remember an incident in which one of the news anchors in India called the Chinese president as XI(ELEVEN) Jinping, and got sacked. Lol….Oh I love that anchor…..

  14. I used to ignorantly think that Hong Kong and Macao are "separate from China", but now it appears that they are exploited by China. When China had their cultural revolution, most of the people in China could barely read and many were barefoot. What excuse do HK and Macao have for becoming puppets of communism ?

  15. Wanda group is getting investigated by Xi? Probably because they are related to the Jiang faction, but so are most of the billionaires in China. TOTALLY this is going to help the Chinese economy right? 😀

  16. Incorrect statement, macau was deadly devastated than Hk , because hato made landfall in macau not Hk. Macau has more conservative building bylaws regarding wind load than Hk . Had the typhoon hit Hk first,There would have been more casualties . Get your facts correct before putting up on YouTube .

  17. LOL to anyone in the Free World who thinks the government doesn't know who you are because you use an anonymous name online. 😅

  18. Chinese regularly "bans" VPNs all the time. It's (so far) never worked, nor has it been an effective method for controlling Internet traffic. Ask any ex-pat who uses them in China. It's a very minor inconvenience for maybe one day… Lol

  19. There is another typhoon coming to HK and Macau tomorrow. What do you you know Macau raised the typhoon warning early this time even before HK did. I wonder why they are suddenly overly cautious?I'm sure their massive failure last time has nothing to do with it lol.

  20. Wanda group in Sydney constructing a luxurious hotel plus residential tower worth billions $$ right at Opera house and harbor bridge .not sure if this is the condition how log the construction will go.

  21. (please, use PRC, the comment section is messing up Qin Qing…… and PRC and ROC.)

  22. Not much English language coverage:
    "ExxonMobil set to start work on Vietnam gas field by year-end" (behind paywall)
    https://ijglobal.com/articles/129743/exxonmobil-set-to-start-work-on-vietnam-gas-field-by-year-end

    "the field lies about 80 km (50 miles) off the central coast. That’s well within the Vietnam’s exclusive economic zone…
    At least part of that block also falls within the dubious “nine-dash line” that China uses to claim nearly the entire sea as its own."
    https://qz.com/887819/rex-tillerson-as-us-diplomat-could-confront-beijing-over-south-chinasea-natural-gas-projects-he-oversaw-as-exxonmobil-xom-ceo/

    Get popcorn for more Triggered China and Vietnamese Chris movies!

  23. Chris, I've been a viewer and a fan for about two years please take my constructive criticism: stop moving on from jokes with the word "anyway." A knowing smile, an upraised eyebrow, something else please. Find a few other phrases or motions etc to throw in there for variety. Love the show please tweak this.

  24. Hey Everyone! To get an idea of how racist some of the people in China are, search the comments section for the thread under what Erik567 posted. There's a Chinese guy named Victor Ye who can give you an idea of how disgustingly racist some Chinese people from China are

  25. I have the feeling you're phrasing everything in a way it won't get shut down in China, but, like, YouTube is completely blocked, so idk

  26. Damn this show is looking so good now! Like the visual effects. Chris can you actually do a remote in Mainland China? I hope you're not banned yet

  27. What happened to the 'Wanda City' theme park and the claim to drive Disney out of Chinese market? It just opened last year. I knew they were bluffing but I didn't expected they failed so fast.

  28. 6:08, lol 😂 that is a hilarious picture of incompetence. If you have to send soldiers with mops down the street, you are really really incompetent. You don't deploy the military to have mops and clean up stuff.

  29. today i whitelisted china uncensored from adblock so that china uncensored can keep getting enough money to make new episodes also keep up the great work chris and everyone else involved in making china uncensored what it is.

  30. I stay away from Red China-run Hollywood output just in case they come up with a new way of brain washing I'm susceptible to.

  31. China, inc starts losing money and liquidates all chinese assets around the world causing a hugh deflationary plunge. That's the problem that this country has by supporting a "prison" state.

  32. Gee, imagine that. Socialist China allows people to die because profit is more important than human lives. Isn't that the accusation leveled at "Capitalist" countries?

  33. This same exact shit goes on in the US too — and in most human farms!
    Want to talk about countries with scum for friends? How about the US and it's best buddies Israel and Saudi Arabia???
    Mmmmm. Now those theocracies are outstanding shining examples of democracy and human rights……. right?

  34. I always watching your Youtube channel and I can say it is great for you! Its your freedom of speech don't mined my country china they are brainless they always kiss my ass.

  35. Maduro's government is giving firearms to it's supporters so they can gun down the opposition…. not to mention starving everyone to death… come to think of it I haven't heard about Venezuela in the news for a couple of months… I hope the people down there are okay… :-/

  36. China really, really, really backed a loser when they buddied up to Venezuela. And what about that Chinese super-project to build a canal to rival the Panama Canal in Nicaragua? Seems like it was pie in the sky meant only to make Daniel Ortega and his family and cronies rich. Guess people finally figured out having huge ship use Lake Nicaragua was a bad idea, as it is a huge lake of FRESH water.

  37. I love this show with a passion. Really, thank you everyone at China Uncensored for the work you do. Without you, I don’t know how I would keep tabs on the commies :’)

  38. Personal opinion here but here goes. Macau issued the warning late because it was making people gamble with their lives, that is their industry after all. Seriously though, if you are so dead inside that only pissing away your wealth will do, death was probably a small mercy. How where you going to confront your family with the news that they will be eating newspapers for 6 months anyways. Fuck gambling, such a useless thing. When they say the house always wins, it isnt hyperbole, they really do, even with bets of life on the line.

  39. Obviously resources are limited but wouldn't it be great if there would be a whole bunch of (insert dictatorship here) uncensored channels?

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