Xi Jinping: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

  • Published on Jun 18, 2018
  • Chinese president Xi Jinping is amassing an alarming amount of political power. If only his propaganda videos made the idea of unrestricted authority seem as troubling as the concept of singing children.
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  • ABigFatBlob
    ABigFatBlob 41 minute ago

    cult of personality?
    massive infrastructure projects?
    huge economic boom?
    lifting restrictions on power?
    hatred and persecution of religious minorities?
    limiting freedoms?
    yep, sounds like its gonna be another Authoritarian vs Democratic world war.
    but this time we may not have america on our side.

  • Red Comerade
    Red Comerade 3 hours ago

    lmao that meme isn’t even funny, stop forcing yourself to laugh just because you dislike china

  • red brown
    red brown 5 hours ago

    Oliver must be paid to propagate more China lies. China has lied about it's growth since at lest 2008. Right now it's true growth is less that 2% and maybe less than zero.Add that up each year and China economy is almost half of what America's is. China didn't "lift" 800 million people out of poverty. It just redefined the poverty level in "China," so that instead of less than $2 per day (poverty definition outside of China ), now the poverty definition "in China" is less that $1. per day!

  • Choi Julian
    Choi Julian 12 hours ago

    As a citizen who lives in Beijing for more than a decade, I have never heard of anything about this so called social credit. We do have credit system that document your financial activities and default histories, but that social score thing and that paper to be filled out answering questions like whether you prey and shit are just lie concocted by western propaganda. The closest thing we have is a competition system for Beijing Hukou, which looks into individual taxes, educational level, professional achievements. Other than that, I don’t see anything remotely resemble what this so called social credit is like.

  • Vinoth Shepard
    Vinoth Shepard 13 hours ago

    What about Uighurs

  • ilpalazzo3
    ilpalazzo3 21 hour ago

    China, please stop calling yourself communist. You're really not. (I know you're reading this)

  • Dango Phantasma
    Dango Phantasma 21 hour ago +1

    When up against an authoratarian regeme you dont send in the troops, you send in... THE CLOOOWWWNNN...

  • Songa Saver
    Songa Saver 21 hour ago

    Damn! I hate this show as well as it’s host.

  • andrew Handwerk
    andrew Handwerk Day ago

    I'm always happy when I watch John Oliver's videos and they are historically accurate. Having learned about China from the period of the Qing dynasty through Mao's cultural revolution in my Masters classes, I enjoy watching his videos on the subject because they are relating information to people that is not just nonsense.

  • Againstinjustice

    Xi is poop

  • Joaquin Machado
    Joaquin Machado Day ago

    This was a good video.

  • nelson pleitez
    nelson pleitez Day ago

    what did rigoberta menchu did?

  • 洨朱Red
    洨朱Red Day ago +1

    ooooook a lot of people doesn't seem to know how does xi look like Winnie came from soooo here we go....
    there was a game called “Devotion(還願)”, and it got really famous in Taiwan, so some Chinese people went to play the game, and saw 1 of the Taoist magic figure written “Xi Jinping Winnie the Pooh(習近平小維尼)” the game got famous in China too bc of this mess and Xi soon knows about that and forced off the game and banned almost everything about Winnie the Pooh, but it seems just make things more funny. the memes about Xi the Pooh starts popping out everywhere in China and Taiwan, and soon, the whole world seems to know about this.
    sorry for the bad English, tell me if I got anything wrong.

  • NotRealJon
    NotRealJon Day ago

    when are they gonna make hongkong 97 sequel? I need it !

  • a a
    a a Day ago

    Is john oliver standing up for china?
    Let me know when he starts cheering for china.

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  • John Taylor
    John Taylor 2 days ago +1

    As funny as Xi Jinping looking like Winnie the Pooh is, do not forget that John Oliver's show brainwashes people by influencing people's opinion based on offering their desired opinion in the form of a "joke" and follows it up with approval in the form of "laughter" in order to play on your human social psychology to condition you. It's a serious business for these fucking influencers. Manipulative scum.

  • EzrealOver9000
    EzrealOver9000 2 days ago

    idk who this guy is, but his jokes arent very funny, seems very forceful.

  • Steven Nevermind
    Steven Nevermind 2 days ago

    What about the people wanting to keep in Hong Kong?? Do an episode on that

  • frank abagnale jr
    frank abagnale jr 2 days ago


  • Barbara Steinberg
    Barbara Steinberg 2 days ago

    Egypt is not older than China. Neolithic civilizations in China go back 10,000 years or more. Early Bronze Age: Indus Valley Civilization, Mesopotamia, and China. Then came Ancient Egypt and Ancient Greece. Why did Xi say something like that? The Chinese are passionate about dating antiquities. WOW.

  • Tom VS
    Tom VS 3 days ago

    Jon Oliver needs to have his skull ventilated and a 9mm Luger will do that nicely.

  • Bailey Moreton
    Bailey Moreton 3 days ago

    2:45 what is that man doing

  • Justin Dieterich
    Justin Dieterich 3 days ago +3

    The republic of China aka taiwan is the true government.

  • dilbertgeg
    dilbertgeg 3 days ago +1

    This video is much much deeper on China now, China history, China future. Backs what Jon says.
    Search for Kraut Trump's Biggest Failure.

  • Nero Noctis
    Nero Noctis 3 days ago +1

    How can he be mad at China for deflating their assets when he does the same thing to avoid taxes?

    • Nero Noctis
      Nero Noctis Day ago

      Did you not hear Cohen’s testimony?

    • NinjaKED12
      NinjaKED12 Day ago

      How do you know if he avoids paying taxes

  • tubewatch59
    tubewatch59 3 days ago +1

    In hindsight, I believe Trump's praise of Xi is a flattering tactic to avoid getting Xi off side unnecessarily, but of late Trump's trade policies and tariffs speak louder than his words. If Xi was worried a little about a slowing economy, he should be a lot more worried now. Trump means business.


    Great Man. I love this show. Much Love from India.

  • jimbojims
    jimbojims 4 days ago +8

    The whole free world needs to do anything they can to limit purchasing Chinese products.
    Millions of small little decisions by us-the consumers will have HUGE impacts on Chinas economy.
    Make no mistake people, they are trying to take over the world.

  • Samantha Marie
    Samantha Marie 4 days ago +1

    I cant believe POTUS is that much of a blithering fucking retard, oh god damn.

  • Samantha Marie
    Samantha Marie 4 days ago


  • Esti Obel
    Esti Obel 4 days ago +2

    Given the image he’s trying to project, you’d think he would want to embrace the comparison to a universally beloved, cuddly bear, who loves honey, and says cute things that are used as inspirational quotes on the internet.

  • SK007 J
    SK007 J 4 days ago

    Why don’t you ask Chinese who come from mainland, what they feel about free talking .ask their life in China? Please don’t delete, but keep them ID in TVclip, Facebook and Twitter, let them talk about their life in China, not you think what their life are. most of them active in those app, they are ordinary Chinese who want and believe the right of free talking.

  • FiN
    FiN 4 days ago +2

    im about to travel to turkmenistan, china or north korea with a gun and liberate the country...

  • Tony
    Tony 4 days ago


  • 人情味儿没有
    人情味儿没有 4 days ago

    There is no term limit on US presidency either. Unfortunately most Americans don't even know their constitution. FDR served 3 terms without rewriting any laws. The main reason Xi removed term limit is that he wants to reclaim Taiwan under his leadership.

  • rexmcdowd
    rexmcdowd 4 days ago +1

    Found this video hoping for a Winner the Pooh reference. Was not disappointed.

  • Lily Jiang
    Lily Jiang 4 days ago

    Okay~~~ and where do I??? Fit in?? Donald??

  • Justin Long
    Justin Long 5 days ago +1

    Oh crap, Eleven on Stranger Things might have to change her name..

  • Ornery Fpv
    Ornery Fpv 5 days ago

    I can't believe people watch this shit.

  • John Myers
    John Myers 5 days ago

    fucking black mirror

  • Ron Swanson
    Ron Swanson 5 days ago +81

    [This comment has been removed for violating Google’s guidelines regarding comments about the people’s republic of China.]

  • Aymara Fan
    Aymara Fan 5 days ago

    Jinxing the eleventh.

  • pieface moonface
    pieface moonface 5 days ago +2

    Awwww my comment got deleted because I was speaking the truth. FREEDOM OF SPEECH MY ASS AMERICA. Sad hypocrites.

    • pieface moonface
      pieface moonface 4 days ago

      Anthony Robles you think I’m really that bored to go lie in a comment on some random video? Also what ‘vulgarity’ have I used? Ass? Wow big swear word.

    • Anthony Robles
      Anthony Robles 5 days ago

      @pieface moonface Again I say, Prove it.
      I doubt it was without some vulgarity because you've failed not to use some so far, but I'm willing to give you the benefit of the doubt.
      Post it back up, in it's entirety, and let's see if you truly justified.
      Assuming, of course, that there ever was an actual original message in the first place.

    • pieface moonface
      pieface moonface 5 days ago

      Anthony Robles hahahahah yes you believe they are the good people. Idc about ur opinion. Ur all brainwashed. Truly sad. My previous comment did not have any swear words, I was merely stating my point of how every country manipulates it’s citizens. You think that is a kind of comment that should be taken off? Unless it’s the truth and they don’t want to be exposed...

    • Anthony Robles
      Anthony Robles 5 days ago

      Prove it. If your statement wasn't vulgar & didn't violate TVclip's terms and conditions, you would have no problem posting it again. Unless, of course, you were just being an A-hole & are now playing the role of victim now that you have received your comeuppance.

  • Son Gohan
    Son Gohan 6 days ago

    Is this the episode that got banned in China?

  • cheesybread
    cheesybread 6 days ago +6

    Over a year later and we are seeing the exact fruits of Xi's labor Oliver touched on...

  • Janusha
    Janusha 6 days ago +6

    Yeah. Chinas economy growing by nearly 10% a year. By propping it up with RIDICULOUS projects like building 100 cities that nobody lives in.

  • Spaceman 101
    Spaceman 101 6 days ago +1

    Pls talk about hong kong

  • michellejean11
    michellejean11 6 days ago +1

    One question is xi jinping violating disney TM by looking like Winnie the Pooh?

    • M D
      M D 2 days ago +1

      Disney wouldnt care, since they bow to China anyway

    • Hypothalapotamus
      Hypothalapotamus 3 days ago

      No. American IP protections don't extend to China.

  • Nick Scheper
    Nick Scheper 6 days ago +17

    and people are curious why Hong Kong is worrying about more integration with China and taking to the streets in protest.

    • Patrick Jenkins
      Patrick Jenkins 3 days ago

      😎 Great point, Nick. Being under British rule from: 1841-1997 (except 4yrs. of Japanese rule during WW II,) the people had a taste of western democracy for several generations. Although they were a British 'colony' the cultural differences from people of mainland China clearly were ENORMOUS. 🗿

  • Reach Holline
    Reach Holline 6 days ago

    Yep and social credit idea was failed because we still see some Chinese asshole roaming around the gaming community and the internet

  • bela katootz
    bela katootz 6 days ago +2

    trumpperr has done damage to usa the likes of which has never been seen, many people are saying this, and the damage may last for many years to come

  • Eddie
    Eddie 6 days ago

    Mesopotamia is the oldest civilization...

    • Anthony Robles
      Anthony Robles 5 days ago

      Mesopotamia was one of the first civilizations but, since it collapsed, it's not considered one of the oldest. Granted, they could have gotten pedantic and said "Egypt and China are two of the oldest still standing civilizations" but that's taken as a given.

  • Evgeni Georgiev
    Evgeni Georgiev 6 days ago

    Trump 2020

  • Andy Chow
    Andy Chow 6 days ago

    Little Johnny learned his lesson after this. Now he hates on America, and sucks on those sweet chinese balls.

    • ekmschaefchen
      ekmschaefchen 6 days ago +2

      yes, that's why he literally did a second china piece just last week.

  • Darià Artiola
    Darià Artiola 6 days ago +1

    Hello Mr Oliver.

    You've done highlights of Italy, France, Turkmenistan, and a couple pieces respectively on Brexit and China (Xi & One Child Policy); however, you haven't made a single peep about what's been going on over the last years in Spain, specifically regarding Catalonia and the independence movement. It's not a hoax, this is democracy vs fascism. Look at the history, I am sure you can dig up some absurd examples of how the Spanish government has egg on its face from the last decade alone. Explain how it's not just a country to come and get wasted on sangria, but rather a hot bed of the cultural clashes that are symbolic of the world as a whole.

    I am asking that you please look at the situation and consider doing a piece. Last night there were fires all around Barcelona, and this has only just begun.

    Thanks for your time.

    - Darià Artiola

  • Seraph B.
    Seraph B. 6 days ago +1

    It's cute, but another thing John Oliver is failing to mention is that most of the "shady things happening under the surface" are being either made up (or overblown) by...oh! You guys! The western MSM!
    What an amazing coincidence!
    Things like:
    1) The TianAnMen square massacre wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/89BEIJING18828_a.html
    (Thank you Snowden!)
    2) The "40 millions of dead under Mao" being 15 million according to recent estimates,
    (en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Chinese_Famine) and that is without considering that for implementing a clearly wrong set of policies, Mao is being equated to Hitler as if killing his people was his GOAL!
    3) The vocational schools in XinJiang being called "internment camps" (why not "concentration camps while we're at it? It's more Nazi sounding amd scares people better) Here, along with a pic I'll show you a wonderful piece of white colonialism accusing China of having denied western fake news for months. Oh, how dare they!
    In short, "we need to talk more about China" is right and wrong at the same time. It is right because China needs to be the topic, sure.
    Wrong because it implies that us westerners will be doing the talking, when it is in fact our turn to shove the filthy neocolonialist condescending attitude up our arse and start doing the LISTENING.
    There's a lot we either misinterpreted, got completely wrong or were lied to about.
    Treating China better and interconnecting China and the west is in our best interest as westerners not just because of the money, but because some of the philosophical confucian elements are exactly what we need to set our highly dysfunctional society straight - or straighter at least. Unless a LOT more of the chinese mindset becomes widely known among the public, it will never happen though.

    • Josh Lewis
      Josh Lewis 6 days ago +1

      Get tf outta here. No we don't need to take on any of this craziness. If anything we should be fighting so we dont end up in surveillance states such as China. The fact that people's greed created this mess is dumbfounding