Underwater Tunnel China Could Use to Invade Taiwan


On this episode of China Uncensored, China wants to build the world’s longest
underwater tunnel— to a country that it doesn’t even recognize
as a country. Hi, welcome back to China Uncensored. I’m your host, Chris Chappell. Authoritarian regimes sure come up with the
craziest schemes. Like China’s canal designed to transport
billions of gallons of water all the way from the south of the country
to the north, losing most of it to evaporation, and wrecking ecosystems in the process. That one was Chairman Mao’s idea. Or China’s plans to build a giant city so
big, it’s bigger than the entire population of
England and France combined. Just kidding they’re not building “a”
megacity. They’re building 19 of them. And now Chinese engineers want to build the world’s longest underwater train tunnel. Kind of like the Channel Tunnel, that connects England and France. Only much longer. And less of a mutually agreed-upon decision. Because, according to the South China Morning
Post, Chinese scientists are planning the world’s
longest train tunnel… to connect mainland China to Taiwan. Rumor has it, the Chinese Communist Party
absolutely adores the plan! So much so, in fact, they’re ready to start planning without
Taiwan’s cooperation. Researchers told the South China Morning Post
that “it’s possible Beijing would start work
on the project in a unilateral and largely symbolic move.” The 84-mile Taiwan Strait Tunnel would link Pingtan in Mainland China… …to Hsinchu in Taiwan. And yes, Hsinchu happens to be where Taiwan
has an army base— where forces train hard to prepare for an
aggressive, unannounced visit by the People’s Liberation
Army. Otherwise known as an invasion. So there’s a good chance that Taiwan might
react negatively if members of a Chinese tunnel drilling team
start to pop up out of the ground unannounced. But due to engineering constraints, a tunnel
this long could probably never be completed without
digging from both ends. And when Taiwan’s Minister Chen Min-tong, who’s responsible for relations between
Taiwan and the mainland, got wind that the plans for the tunnel were
ready and the CCP was anxious to break ground, he immediately denounced the project, saying “The proposal is part of China’s
consistent united front propaganda and was made unilaterally.” Chen also said there had not been any bilateral communication between China and Taiwan on
the subject, much less any kind of agreement. But from the Communist Party’s perspective, an agreement isn’t really necessary— although it would make things go much smoother. That’s because the Party considers Taiwan a province of the People’s Republic of China, and has vowed to seize control of it sooner
or later, by force if necessary. Actually Chinese president Xi Jinping has
ordered the People’s Liberation Army to be ready for an invasion of Taiwan by 2020. No wonder Taiwan is a bit suspicious of this
underwater tunnel. The Taiwanese minister also said that by proposing
the tunnel, China was “attacking Taiwan’s potential
for international space using militaristic intimidation and trying
to mislead the public into thinking that this was a bilateral decision.” But even if Taiwan okayed the tunnel, the project could still be fraught with some
of the same problems that have plagued China’s own rail system. Like the massive corruption that caused the
Communist Party to have to dissolve and restructure THE ENTIRE
RAILWAYS MINISTRY. And also, give the railways minister a suspended
death sentence for taking 10 million dollars in bribes. But even if the tunnel is built without corruption, it could still end up like some of China’s other grand-scale planning ideas that disregarded the realities of the natural
environment. Like the Three-Gorges Dam— the world’s largest hydro-powered project, that displaced 1.3 million people, and is causing landslides, droughts, oh, and earthquakes. Did I mention earthquakes? A Chinese scientist— who asked not to be named because who in their
right mind would put their name on this plan— said the underwater tunnel would need to cross
not one, but two earthquake fault lines. The scientist called the tunnel one of the
“most challenging civil engineering projects in the 21st century.” And that’s because in addition to cutting
across two earthquake fault lines, the tunnel has to slice through complex layers
of rock, including extremely hard granite sandwiched
between layers of far less stable sandstone and shale. But even if they got it to work without an earthquake getting in the way, there’s another engineering problem. The tunnel is too long to pump air through. So China would have to build not one but two
artificial islands in the Taiwan Strait, to pump fresh air down
into the tunnel. Fortunately, the Chinese regime is good at building artificial islands. Unfortunately, I think the Taiwan government
might object to building islands off the coast of
Taiwan. But even if Taiwan okays the artificial islands, and the tunnel is built without massive corruption, and it doesn’t cause earthquakes, there’s another reason it might not be a
great idea. Remember how China has threatened to invade
Taiwan, if Taiwan ever declares independence? Well, you know what’s a really easy way
to move tanks? Trains! Looks like there might be some wide loads
coming through. And before you go, it’s time for me to answer
another question from a fan who supports China Uncensored on the crowdfunding website Patreon. James McKay asks: “Hi, Shelly.” Ugh, this one’s for Shelley?! “When you travel together, who is considered your “carry on”: Chris or Matt? Will you elaborate on how you stretch the
team’s (likely very modest) travel and accommodation
budget?” Shelley, do you want to answer this one? Sure Chris. James, if any of us was the carry on, it would
be me. But I don’t really want to be stuck in an overhead compartment at 35,000 feet, so I usually buy my own plane ticket. How do we stretch our travel budget? We try to get sponsorship for everything. Airlines, as you might guess, don’t really want to sponsor anyone who
undermines the CCP. But we had a hotel sponsor us in Taiwan. Otherwise, we usually stay in an airBNB or
in someone’s home. We also borrow our camera gear from our friends
whenever we can. And if people take us out to dinner while
we’re on the road, we don’t complain. Especially if it’s hotpot. Just saying. Thanks Shelley. Want to have your questions answered on the
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  • I am sorry, but the invading part is stupid. You literally just need a bit of explosives and you could collapse the whole tunnel in seconds. With millions of liters of water above it.
    If anyone ever would invade through a tunnel, they are literally asking to be killed.
    It could work with a surprise attack, but with todays technology, that is hard to imagine to be pulled of successfully.

  • I'm going to unilaterally own and raise Chinese pandas with out paying China. China totally agrees even though I haven't talked to them.

  • China is probably going to fail… good.

  • China cant build a few houses that turn to dust at the 1st earthquake
    thinks they can build tunnel to island across 2 faltlines

  • If the CCP was a person it would be sitting in a padded cell right now.

  • Could you please dig up something about Yuzhang institute(豫章书院) or Yang Yongxin(杨永信)? Cause those scandals are all over the internet and yet, no punishment or law enforcement whatsoever

  • I LOVE YOU CHRIS

  • The set up is CP–we will drill to conquer you, bad Taiwan!
    Taiwan: Kaboom!
    CP you will not dare!
    Taiwan: Well, if you are going to do this anyway, what do we have to lose? Are you going to kill us twice?
    CP: We have lost face!
    World: and Nobody cares, because all we care about is how much you can bribes us?

  • Stay away from the 23 million Taiwanese people, CCP oppressor.

  • I didn't know Agent Smith was making China videos before the Matrix.

  • That underwater tunnel is only one container ship wreck away from disaster.

  • Stupid channel.

  • tremendous vid👍👌🏻👌

  • aggression of a sovereign nation.

  • CCP is an immediate imminent danger for the rest of Mankind, and the Chinese themselves.

  • https://youtu.be/raooYdCh7vY

  • Maybe it just means that China wants to build it after they reunite with Taiwan (either by military means or by diplomatic, Taiwan's choice I guess) a little like Russia with Crimea, Russia with the outer part of Russia (near Siberia with no land connection to Russia) or like said, UK-France Channel tunnel. (as China-Taiwan are already working together so much, it would help transport things without cargo planes/cargo ships and so, make it a cheaper option connected to the whole China -and more of Belt and Road)

  • Chris Chapel can invent as many fantastic,amusing, unbelievable stories.

  • If China wants to waste money on this project……I doubt it will ever materialise anyway…..Specially after you explained the problems they will face, incl. fault lines…Although, having two artificial islands between Taiwan and the mainland may be a good thing too…. Next to house air vents, the two islands could be used for "peaceful activities, like tourism and bases to launch humanitarian missions from…. Very much like what we have been told by the Chinese when people started to ask China for the purpose of the already existing islands in the SCS…. I am sure they will never get it into their head to install missiles on or other military equipment on them..

  • Taiwan is fine, china knows the USA would intervene if something happens

  • Wtf this channel is a comedy show..how do so many people believe it 🤣

  • Trains are nice to transport in mass, but getting them off the trailers and made combat ready is a long drawn out process. Not the most effective means to invade.

  • I suggest you should categorise the episodes and produce DVDs or Blu-rays just like BBC’s programs. I will buy them for certain.

  • if their use that tunnel in invasion it easy to destroy that tunnel

  • Chris, do you have any relations with El Chapo?

  • sounds great, fill the tunnel full of ccp tanks, block the exit, then cave the whole tunnel
    but seriously when even nature is dividing Taiwan from mainland, not just by ocean, and not just by 1 fault but 2 fault lines….

  • Next minute a Chinese person takes a dump in America. This channel be like: China is polluting the American soil.

  • If this is their idea for Taiwanese invasion, they are definitely some of the biggest morons in recorded human history. Even if they somehow build the tunnel itself to be be practically indestructible, they seem to have failed to understand the concept of a choke point. All Taiwan needs to do is establish a wall of firepower and cutting edge detection systems sensitive enough to not miss anything right at the exit to Taiwan and there will be practically very little they can do with conventional warfare, with Taiwan's endurance only limited by its ammo supplies. Worse comes to worse Taiwan would have setup means to quickly and effectively block off the exit with actual physical walls if required.

    What scares me though is their utterly psychopathic and unethical track record and their willingness to resort to crazy tactics such as bio warfare. They absolutely will not give 2 shits about utterly destroying what they fail to conquer out of pure spite.

  • just an excuse to build artificial islands in the straits

  • Release the sharks I guess.

  • When are you going to have another meet and greet?

  • r/nottheonion

  • I could use to fish, I could use to kill. None of your business.

  • Oh please one torpedo and it's done for.

  • What is the maximum amount of money that you can accept as China Uncensored on patreon

  • ''we have to learn to embrace other cultures like china''–amir khan (bollywood actor) says in china , china uncensored please do a video about #howbollywoodissuckinguptochina by forgeting ugir muslims,christians and other cultures please do before call me left wing or right wing to destroy my credibility

  • Hey Chris, Matt, and Shelly,
    Could you do an episode on China's influence in western Canada? Keep up the good work!

  • I have a question. I was unsubscribed and when I resubscribe and hit the bell button it doesn't show me the new content. What is going on and how can I fix this?

  • Look deeper to the gas explosion in Kaohsiung. Shift your focus from Hsinchu. A port, an easy entrance. Look into the rush of construction on Pingtan. Their men specialize in digging tunnels. You think this plan is for the future? Think again. The tactics of the Trojan horse will "pop" up all over the globe, on a cue.

  • As much as I dislike the PRC. I have to bring up how stupid the ROC (Taiwan) is. They still won't let the one China thing go even though it's working against them. The ROC needs to become the ROT (Republic of Taiwan).

    Seems both sides are equally stupid!!

  • Elon Musk said that when tunnel is being built for high speed train, no one on the surface has to know. He is right.

  • One Belt One road One tunnel.. One Love lets get together and feel real mighty! (what are they smokin ?)

  • A tunnel of any stripe is a BADDDDDDD idea in a war. One missle and everyone inside dies. The fuck am I saying, EVEN IN PEACETIME I wouldnt dream of getting into a tunnel made in china.

  • What? Are you saying that in reality Chinese are Zerg and they're building a Nydus Worm to Taiwan?

  • You people do realize that this channel is biased, right? If you people don't understand the history of the chinese civil war, then don't say anything.

  • lol, then China sends a whole army in the tunnel and Taiwain just destroys it, flooding the tunnel and destroying the entire invasion force

    brilliant idea, fuckin retards
    China has the most idiotic military leadership in the world, even ISIS comes up with better plans

  • BRAKE GROUND??? YOIU MEAN BRAKE WATER!!! LOL!!! IT WILL NEVER BE DONE!!! WHY?? BECAUSE
    TAEWON WILL BLOW IT UP WITH US WEAPONS!!! CHINESE HAVE BEEN POKING STICK MANY PLACES
    ELEGALLY AND THOSE STICKS WILL BACK FIRE!!! IF TAEWON WANT TO BE ANNEXED BY CHINA, THEY
    WILL DO SO ON THEIR OWN!!! THEY DON'T LIKE THE GEGIME OF THE CCPP!!! COMMUNIST CHINA PIG
    PARTY!!! APPARENTLY SOME COUNTRIES CAN NOT UNDERSTAND THE WILL OF OTHER COUNTRIES
    AND THE DESIRE FOR THEM TO BE INDEPENDENT!!! YEAH!!! WORLD WAR III WILL BE PUSHED BY
    CHINA AND WILL BE FINISHED BY THE SUPER POWER OF THE USA AT ANY COST!!! DON'T FUCK WITH
    THE EGALES YOU WILL GET RAINED ON!!! THIS CCPP IS THE POLITICAL AND CUNNING PEACEFUL
    WAY OF TRICKING COUNTRIES INTO SUBMISSION!!! BUT THIS BEAST WILL BE DESTROYED!!! THIS
    IS THE COUNTRY WHICH IS PREDICTED IN THE BIBLE TO PROMOTE PEACE BUT THE END WAY IS
    DEATH FOR THOSE UNDER SUBMISSION!!! THE BEAST WILL NOT COME OUT OF THE EUROPEAN
    COUNTRIES, BUT CHINA. THIS COUNTRY DOESN'T BELIEVE IN CHRIST; THE GOVERNMENT IS SO
    CORRUPT AND RISING POWER OF SAITAN!!!

  • Full bullshit

  • xinzhu.

  • No means No, China.

  • If you can believe what Chinese communist party says, then you can eat shit.

  • They're like, "he's rapping me!" 😂

  • ayy china have said vietnam is one of their province too :v what a coincident

  • Communist party stop bullying Taiwan

  • What would happen if someone were to drill bore holes ( purely for scientific reasons ) between China and Taiwan ?

  • INDEED:

    I KNEW IT. On my blog I and my artificial intelligence tool after reading surreptitiously, several communist scientific studies, concluded this was likely and the best way to invade Taiwan and prevent the USA from properly intervening since the USA has no troops stationed in Taiwan. Such an invasion possibly could lead to WWIII because the chinese would STILL, as we stated years ago, still would have to hold Guam hostage…..and bring China…to an abrupt end. Russia would want to come to china's aid OR take over Mongolia and Tibet as China died and not get involved. folks….The Middle Kingdom as truly earned MY MIDDLE FINGER!!!!!!!!!!

  • It's portraying another country and their SOVEREIGN internal issues as international issues deemed for foreign scrutiny.

    How about talking of Free Puerto Rico? (JUST TO WARM UP?)

  • I’m from Singapore and seeing this behavior really makes me worry if they’re going to claim Singapore as part of China since ancient times and slap us as race traitors

  • Let them get halfway, then destroy it, make them waste time and equipment.

  • Actually, Chinese leader Xi Jinping has ordered the People's Liberation Army to be ready for an invasion of Taiwan by 2020.

    This is huge news, I'll try to make sure that our regime leader Xi Jinping knows that everyone watched your video knows his plan.

  • You have a highly functioning brain, but you just don't know where to put it to good use.

  • Would you invade a place by a tunnel that everyone knows? I hope you could get smarter over time.

  • Evil Maoists need to be killed

  • What if they dig into a tunnel made by the lizard people?

  • If China dig too greedy and too deep, the shadow and flame will be waiting.

  • "Invade Taiwan?" So laughable, It shall be called Unite China !

  • I wish America would wake up and release that were in a another cold war

  • It took the British and French 6 years to go 1/4 the distance. And they were the best firms in the world.

    It would take the backward communist Chinese 100 years. And that would be after several disasters along the way.

  • I can see this ending in disaster for the reasons mentioned, especially poor construction methods, those heavy miltary vehicle's like tanks will require extra reinforcing too, I think they would lose a lot of their forces during a collapse. Plus they would be bottlenecked coming through if it did work, an concentrated, easy target for the lying in wait Taiwan forces.

  • VN unconcerned, i think same

  • I am addicted to this channel, here in south American there is popular knowledge that China is a superpower able to do all that they say.

  • I wonder if it could flood.

  • That is one of the best ideas coming from China I have heard in a long time. A project sponsored by an evil regime that would cost trillions, and is destined to fail. Whats not to like?

  • Taiwan can hook up their sewer lines to the tunnel…

  • Utterly lack of any common sense. Seems like these dudes slept through their highschool geology class and won't spend a minute to read a map…

  • 2020? If nothing happens, you can go eat shit?

  • And Taiwan will just bury a massive explosive just above that tunnel. lol

  • I feel so sorry for Taiwan. Just because they are chinese they are not supposed to be under crazy communist china party, or not?

  • I wish China will catch him and then lock him up in jail forever.

  • Taiwan is the real china!

  • Chinese government is already way more stupid than I thought since they actually plan to build this shit without Taiwan's agreement. They are even more stupid than I am expecting now if they are planning this as a tool to invade Taiwan.

  • shelly looks nice with her hair like that

  • I seem some bias in this video.

  • sheeessss!!!!!! reeeeeaaaalll! what!

  • Your imagination is so f**k rich

  • What a hater!

  • The dog's dick could be used to fxxk your mother, so what?

  • Isnt the formosa strait property of Taiwan?

  • I thought Shelley was a construct! Great to know she is real!

  • Shelly is just awesome, I always enjoy seeing her featured on the show!

  • chris is just so sassy

  • Can't handle their own garden's problems and want to mess up gardens with far less problems

  • Didn't maka sense… They can bomb in dude…. It's fine to gain profit using you tube. But, bring some make sense news…. Lol..

  • don't forget the tunnel from main land china to south Korea and the tunnel from south Korea to japan , and the tunnel from mainland china to turkey . revelation 13:1 and 13:11  and st Dan 7:4 .  oh ya the Ethiopian renanse dam of the blue Nile. funded by the Chinese and built by the Italians. cutting water off to over 100 million people 11 country. who will be migrating to a boarder near you . not to mention all the terriost groups and armies blending in with the poor starving people. and the Congo river is next. oh ya don't forget about the Ebola break out that cant be contained because of the civil war . they will be spreading the Ebola virus across the world . turkey is also cutting off the Euphrates and Tigris river. these country are cutting off all the fresh water to the middle east and others . all in the bible . and don't be fooled bye the blue beam project. Obama sold NASA to the Russians also . check into the unexplained underground explosion and trumpet sounds being heard around the world . they are boring holes under us under ground military bases. started about 2011 . rev 13;1 and 13:11 . have a nice day . pray for wisdom

  • Just 14 countries are Recognizing Taiwan as a country. Largest among them is Paraguay.

  • why don't we just sit back and let china and its shoddy built projects go to completion and then let them fall apart taking the invading armies and the corrupt officials along with them. sounds like they are their own worst enemies……. but it is fun to see them working at it, eh chris?

  • Thanks for standing up for Taiwanese people.

  • Taiwan should let them. Then wire it with bombs secretly if things turn for the worst. Just imagine how much of their army could be stuck down there if the blow the hole. hehehe

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