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  • When are you going to take it?

  • Sometimes I don't. If I like a moment.

  • Hi, welcome to China Uncensored,

  • I'm your host Chris Chappell.

  • This is incredible. Almost majestic.

  • What am I looking at? Show 'em, Shelley.

  • No, no, no, not that.

  • This is something even rarer than a dumb old cat.

  • Shhh. Look!

  • The first ever meeting of a Chinese and a Taiwanese leader.

  • But unlike all those unenlightened news photographers with their flashes going off

  • I'm not going to take the photo

  • I have video from Reuters.

  • You know, this was a pretty historic moment though.

  • On Saturday in Singapore,

  • Chinese leader Xi Jinping met with Ma Ying-jeou,

  • the president of Taiwan.

  • It's the first time this has happened since the Chinese Civil War ended in 1949.

  • That's when the Communist Party seized control of Mainland China and the Republic of China

  • government fled to Taiwan.

  • Now under what's known as the 1992 Consensus,

  • Taiwan and Mainland China agree that there is only One China

  • to rule them all, one China to find them, one China to bring them all and in the darkness

  • bind them.

  • Uh, I mean, there is officially only one nation called China,

  • and Taiwan is a part of that.

  • It's just both sides say they're the legitimate government of the whole thing.

  • This has caused some tensions in the past.

  • Made worse by the Communist Party's threats to invade,

  • if Taiwan ever tries to declare that it's an independent country.

  • In fact, China's People's Liberation Army reportedly has thousands of missiles pointed

  • at Taiwan.

  • And earlier this year,

  • the People's Liberation Army even staged a mock invasion of the Taiwan presidential palace.

  • And that's why it's so incredible to see Xi Jinping and Ma Ying-jeou shaking hands on

  • the same stage.

  • Even though they share the same language, history, and culture

  • Taiwan and Mainland China couldn't be more different.

  • Like they were from different planets.

  • Deep in space lies an imperfect duplicate of earth known as the bizarro world.

  • On this topsy turvy world lies weird duplicates of the citizens of metropolis,

  • including the city's most famous super hero.

  • Yes, it me. Bizarro Number 1.

  • Taiwan and China are basically like Superman and Bizarro Superman.

  • Taiwan has beautiful, clear waters.

  • Mainland China has filthy, toxic sludge.

  • Taiwan has freedom of the press.

  • Mainland China has the freedom to be oppressed.

  • Taiwan has a president, and, wait,

  • so does Mainland China!

  • Only the people didn't vote for this president.

  • Doesn't stop there either.

  • After the meeting, both Xi and Ma held press conferences.

  • But one was not like the other.

  • Reporters asked Ma the tough questions,

  • and he responded the way a democratically elected leader typically responds

  • with bold-faced lies.

  • Xi Jinping, however, didn't even show up at the mainland China press conference.

  • Instead, China's minister of Taiwan Affairs Office went up against,

  • softball questions from Chinese state-run media.

  • Of course if you live in Mainland China,

  • you wouldn't have see how a democratically elected Mandarin speaking president deals

  • with tough questions from a free press,

  • because state-run television didn't show it.

  • So what did this meeting accomplish?

  • Well, there were no joint statements given,

  • and no agreements made.

  • So you might be asking yourself,

  • why did it even happen?

  • That's a good question.

  • Since Ma Ying-jeou became president in 2008,

  • he's helped bring the two nations closer together than ever before.

  • This has not been too popular inside of Taiwan,

  • where some view him as basically cozying up with the enemy,

  • that, you know, has thousands of missiles aimed at Taiwanor at the general direction

  • of Taiwan.

  • But tourism, trade, and economic exchange have risen dramatically.

  • The up side of this is that people from Mainland China have a chance to see the non-Bizzaro

  • version of their country.

  • The down side is that some in Taiwan see the economic ties as simply another form of invasion

  • by the Mainland, just without the bullets.

  • That's one of the reasons why it looks like Taiwan's opposition party, the DPP,

  • is poised to defeat Ma Ying-jeou's KMT party in the upcoming January elections.

  • The DPP has always taken a harder line with Beijing.

  • Xi's meeting with Ma probably won't change the likelihood of the DPP's candidate getting

  • elected.

  • But having good relations with the Taiwan government will probably help the Chinese

  • Communist Party as it alienates basically every other one of its other neighbors over

  • territorial disputes in the South China Sea.

  • Because, since there's only "One China,"

  • Mainland China and Taiwan by definition make the same outlandish territorial claims.

  • As for Ma, well,

  • he's the first president of Taiwan to ever meet with his bizarro counterpart.

  • Place in history books secured.

  • So what do you think of the meeting? Leave your comments below and be sure too...

  • Who are you?!

  • Me Bizzaro Chris. Bizarro Number 1.

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