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  1. MarvlesS WEI says:

    no rise, just weak up

  2. DNAFRESH says:

    Well there is a few months left and they are 1/3rd of US Gdp.

  3. Hm Jeong says:

    Keff is right I’m seen a documentary of Admiral He a Eunuch who navigated the world 🌎 in 14th centuries!

  4. steelvegas says:

    I have been hearing Martin Jacques talkign about China's rise for over a decade and he has yet to be right with a vast majority of his predictions regarding China. Secondly, Jacques seriously underestimates the significant flaws that are inherent within China. There are reasons why China has not been able to expand beyond its current borders in its 400+ year history. Reasons such as geography, very limited natural resources, political enslavement of its people (which limits their full potential), overpopulation, and so much more. China will grow but it will not anytime soon, surpass the USA as the world's superpower or become its equal. A vast majority of Chinese are still living under extreme poverty. China also does not hold the world's currency reserve, an incredible advantage that only the United States possesses. Most people do not understand the power of having the world's reserve currency much less comprehend its true power. We could also consider the fact that all of China's technological advances in the past 40 years has come from either being given (so the companies could do business in China) or mostly stolen from the western nations. Modern China is not as innovative as many believe their people to be. Yes, the Chinese are hard-working people, that is for sure but, being out-of-the-box thinking they are not. China needs the USA. The USA doe not need China. The United States can always move its supply chain needs to other SE Asian nations (Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, and Myanmar) and thus critically damage China economic output. This is already underway and the Chinese .leadership sees this happening and they know they cannot stop it from happening. The cost of doing business in China financially, politically, and technologically (retaining and protecting patents) continues to grow dramatically. Hence, Vietnam's sudden growth as a cheap manufacturing place for western nations. Let's not also forget that China has severe limitations on its ability to projects its military power beyond its local region. They are surrounded by American allies such as South Korea, Japan, Australia, and Taiwan. If total war ever did breakout between the USA and China, China would be able to hold out but, only for a little while. Virtually all war stimulated played over the past 20 years show China being the loser. BTW, I do not hate China, I actually appreciate and admire China and its people on many levels and I wish the Chinese people, not the government, that they will one day achieve political freedom and liberties to truly reach their potential because no communist government has ever stood the test of time. They all eventually become corrupt and crumble under their own totalitarian weight. I could go and on but I got other things to do. I hope you all have a terrific day.

  5. 川建国 says:


  6. Leo Fisher says:


  7. Ace Combat Fan says:

    Watching this after the protests in Hong Kong. Ironic how the One Country Two Systems is working

  8. Anonymous Hacker says:

    west is wasted

  9. krinkovakwarfare says:

    “The Chinese even invented Golf”
    Best line haha

  10. Joey Chai says:

    He made the mistake of using the buyside research

  11. Prophet Insight says:

    Martin Jacques is a handful few Westerns who understand at least something about China.

  12. 詹fafa says:

    No,it`s fake. China is still a developing country, we don`t have human right and democracy. Authoritarian Government. China has 1.4 billion people , per capita wealth is low , we are so poor that we can`t even buy an egg. Chinese people are Living in Misery It`s a terrible country, China is going to Collapse. It`s dangerous because you may be arrested by the CCP, don`t come to China please.

    In fact , it`s the western anti-China media that makes the bias 、hate and Sinophobia.

  13. Yoanna Zhang says:

    How Chinese treats Tibetans is Much Much Much better than how Americans treat native Americans.

  14. June Ford says:

    Western cultural distance from Chinese civilization for thousands of years, yet, nowadays, the growing population of Chinese and Euro, American still has up to learn. Both sides of countries learn lessons from their own ancient histories and tinker and tactics to survives through our ever changing environment issues.

  15. simjea says:

    If you want to taste the future, go to China. I would say Asia in general but it sound so true to me. Well put!!!

  16. Plus 255 Studios says:

    Jacques you have pointed out a real important problem of the western countries, that of looking at other countries through their lens and impose millitary actions when they see signs of rejection..

  17. hzd daniel says:

    Now watch it again, so right he is

  18. Ryan Zhou says:

    2019-8.10 ❤️🇨🇳🇨🇳🇨🇳

  19. Joe Zapata says:

    Well it is all about greed and the one who treats others as equal or the one that benefits from others will win or lead the world.
    The west has now the largest ship, the aircraft carrier and has raised technology to new levels. What was explained were old notions of China and this is why they’re grabbing technologies every where and even geographical dominance or presence with their civilization
    A Chinese in America will halflway always be Chinese whereas a westerner in China is completely mostly converted as Asian
    The presence of Chinese in every continent, the acquisition of property via grab or purchase, it’s people loyalty to home , growth in population while others decreases will all matter

  20. shiv kumar says:

    Introduce indian caste system into chinese society ,china will become pauper in 10 yeras…

  21. Aurelia Dee Woo says:

    What he talked about how East Asian know more about Western culture and more cosmopolitan than the West, while the West feel like they do not need to know the rest of the world since their cultural influence is still no.1 in the world, etc. reminds me of the Qing China's attitude towards the rest of the world. Karma is coming =)

  22. Yvonne Hyatt says:

    Please study -YouTube. Pyramids and Credo Mutwa and , Yuval Harari and Albert Pike and 1871 and “It will be done by 2030, and Agenda 21/30/50 On Youtube:

  23. DU wendy says:

    China is a peaceful country,I love China

  24. Ross Leung says:

    this is a super good speech

  25. Chris Smith says:

    That mega bus is stupid af

  26. Richard says:

    At 18 Martin Jacques joined communist party in UK. No joke. How wonder he has presented a communist regime? and how enthusiastically?

  27. Great Van Chang says:

    Great speech, but one thing missing is that modern China is always willing to have friendship with other countries as long as they got the chance to do bussiness together, which is hugely different from the western countries who always treat the others as opponent.

    By the way ,the megabus was a fraud, I was quite shame to see that…and maybe because of the crisis, Martin is too pessimistic about the western countries.

  28. li zi says:

    17:07 这教授真厉害,八年前已经把百年未有之大变局都说的明明白白

  29. A BC says:

    300 billion $ for American Jews from Poland as WWII reparations ???? Mr. Trump – right direction is Berlin, Germany!!! Please, watch this short video:

  30. Hot Sauce says:

    The age of Western pirates who lie, cheat, and steal, is coming to an end. China will put them back in their place. Peace to the world. ✌

  31. 于鹏志 says:


  32. Andrew Song says:

    China is new Soviet

  33. lin2010z says:


  34. Joewell Lee says:

    Im sorry,China is alway a developing country,Mr professor made a big mistakeQ-Q

  35. kathy Mee says:

    Probably the best video explanation I've heard about China. Most people do not understand China and its civilization but this video said it perfectly and objectively.

  36. Khmerminn Sota says:

    The never ending sleepy dragon is waking up to shock the corporate greedy and the world!

  37. ralph95 says:

    The west is losing power and china is taking it back from the hundred of years humiliation.

  38. Zhang Junda says:

    No as Han we really respect other identities in China!!!! We are taught to be unity and treat each other equally.

  39. Lord Azarkhan says:

    China is a totalitarian communist state pursuing an imperialist policy that will end up creating more enemies than friends. .

  40. Lord Azarkhan says:

    We were wrong about Hong Kong? Hong Kong is about to become a gigantic Tiananmen Square.

  41. Karl Pilkington says:

    Jesus Christ, big presentation about Chinese economic superiority, then Chinese political superiority, and then Chinese technological superiority slipped in at the end…

    And then what comes next? it's the first video with a feature length advert for some useless Rolex western technology…

    It doesn't take a fucking genius to realise that the whole presentation was just an insincere emotional manipulation to get idiots to buy a fucking Rolex

    They almost had me going then but the advert confirmed I was correct

    Anyone who thinks there is something to fear by the Chinese obvious superiority is an ego maniac

    The plan remains the same: create vertical farms so we can continue to house more people, and travel information into space because space is awesome. I should know, I took a ride up there riding on a sea of gnomes with Terrence McKenna

    Oh yeah, and don't buy a Rolex

  42. 徐浩然 says:


  43. Ryanflees says:

    As a Chinese, I don't quite think it's a conflict between the west and the east or the "rising" of China or something else a lot westerner always concern.

    I mean, it's something that it's supposed to be, people all over the world deserve an advanced, prosperous, safe and strong society. India, SE Asia, South America, Africa, ect all the nations should have this for a better world, in their own ways with their own cultures. This world is big enough for everyone.

  44. Ryan Anilafa says:

    Watching in 2019 and saw just how much those predictions are actual true… China is the kitchen of the world

  45. Run H says:


  46. flyingmobias says:

    I've watched hundreds of ted talks and this is respectfully easily the worst.

    He speaks decently (voice, articulation) but offers few tips, or actual insights like 'this mishap of western understanding is costing the west in this way'. What thesis is he making points for? That China has a history? They're complex and diverse yet support one race? The west is much more diverse in that regard (unless trump has his racist way).
    Didn't mention Chinese issues like wealth per capita, pollution, communism/ corruption, etc. Didn't mention manufacturing, farming, tech development, their economy being the fake product center of the world, cheap human exploitation, etc. Could have even gone into social issues like harvesting organs from peaceful citizens, death penalty, drug charge executions, patriarchy, election rigging, etc.

    I almost feel less informed after watching it. It's like he's giving a book report without reading the book. Respectfully.

  47. Rodney Carpluk says:

    Well china is doing many good things…having them " rise" isnt a bad thing…its more like having governments and countries deteriorate or fail to " rise" or even maintain…which can be caused by certain things, in the US case, electing the current president…

  48. Rodney Carpluk says:

    Having climate change be called a "hoax" and things like that are terrible…having more " clean coal" its not clean and more natural gas planned to be used…thats very bad..

  49. Rodney Carpluk says:

    .its the opposite of what you want…its very ineffective…take solar power…make an array, install it and power is generated near immediately…to get coal or oil, you have to make a drilling platform, drill for it, refine it, transport it, and then use it… and then emissions destroys the environments…So solar power is much more efficient, and wont destroy the environment…but its being " deemed" a "money making hoax"…

  50. Rodney Carpluk says:

    And then he engages in " trade wars" with China…which really isnt a war. He claimed China was " spending millions" because of the trade war…but the US is spending billions in subsidies for the farmers who are affected by the trade war…

  51. Rodney Carpluk says:

    So its not really a war…its more like the US nudges China(claiming its a beat down) then China lands a massive upper cut, straight to the Jaw…people like the President cant be allowed to be in office…

  52. Rodney Carpluk says:

    The world literally is laughing at the US…literally…when The president made claims at the UN, laughter…

  53. gemeinschaftsgeful says:

    How? Easy. Treason by US industries, banks and financial system. It has one major flaw. It's tyrannical. Are you asking that we get rid of our Western Democratic, civil and human rights values, in order to better understand it? No you are wrong. Look at what's happening right now in Hong Kong.

  54. ABCD says:

    The very reason why India is going back to it's roots – Hindutva.

  55. William Lin says:

    The truth is people dont know china is falling

  56. spacelion88 says:

    With respect , you are mistaken & I'll tell you why : despite the "arrogance" you speak of , the long term benefits of—
    [the rest of this comment has been censored by China. ]

  57. shadowsockss says:

    被巴鐵一號給坑了一把hhhhhh lol

  58. Cat Attack says:

    Lots of good points… Just a few remarks though. Its one thing to get from a peasant society to an industrial one. It's another thing to go from an industrial society to a post-modern one though. China will face tremendous challenges. Look at Hong Kong right now, the civil unrest. Look at the heinous pollution in their cities. Look at how impatient the population is growing with high rents and long working hours. Look at demographics, the whole society ageing. Few children being born. Not sure how they will face all this… These are extremely complicated matters that require very intricate and intelligent policies. A few centuries ago, in a similar fashion, experts like this speaker (and everybody else) predicted that Japan would take over the world… "Land of the rising sun". People were afraid, started learning Japanese. But now? It's an old, sluggish economy with an ageing population and zero economic growth for the last ten years. For sure, China will get bigger but it will also reach its limits. The railway station in Guangzhou that the speaker mentions? It is one of the biggest, but also most inefficient ones I've ever seen in my life… Takes hours to get you a ticket. I saw thousands and thousands of people everywhere with fake jobs (standing at the station all day and redundantly showing people where to stand) that will be impossible to maintain in the long term. China has to learn a lot still. They will get there but not as easily as supposed. Once the economy starts slowing down, civil unrest goes up. That might happen sooner than we think.

  59. wang aurora says:

    I see most of the comments here don't show the intelligence or patience to understand the speaker's ideas. Draw their pathetic conclusions from the little they have seen or the highly stereotyped image from the media. When a great power rises, at least has the respect and patience to learn it. Hide in your comfort zone or make retarded comments are not going to help to make you any wiser understanding this culture. The first lesson from Chinese: be humble and attentive!

  60. Mookie She says:

    another point is the role of censorship in upkeeping the states power in China

  61. Alex Nguyen says:

    And have you seen how many Uyghur concentration camps there are in china? Way more than in the rest of the world. Not to mention the great chinese achievement in terms of forced organ harvesting of Falun Gong practitioners. You get like 2000 donated organs and turn that into over 60000 successful transplants. Mindblowing really.

  62. Alex Nguyen says:

    Chris Chappel of china Uncensored wants to have a word with this man.

  63. frank8841 says:

    this guy knows nothing about ccp.

  64. qingqi wang says:

    this was 2010 speech…

  65. Eph Imp says:

    This talk didn't age well – completely wrong about Hong Kong – which suggests he doesn't actually understand China. Also, if you really want to understand China, why not ask an actual Chinese guy?

  66. Gai. L says:

    Weird. I'd think this guy would know that the 'Chinese nationality' was fabricated at the end of Qing Dynasty.
    6:28 tell me again mainland China is respecting Hong Kong's political system? such bullshit.

  67. Will Nii says:

    hahaha it’s funny… and really great to know how the world was and new world is going to be…welcome to the future

  68. Grace Chen says:

    Who’s here try to understand Hong Kong issue of today?

  69. Tom Sawyer says:

    The missing element — consumers. These projections are based on US consumption— which is going to fail for a host of reasons. Unless China turns into a consumer driven economy v. “Investment” the trends will not last.

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  73. 1manuscriptman says:

    It bears remembering that this guy is making some VERY simplistic assumptions, and that he is a lifelong member of the Communist Party.

  74. Zeek M says:

    To China 🖕

  75. Natalia Livonof says:

    China will also get alot and i mean alot of old old people and only ½ generation to take care of them. that will cost alot of monye.

  76. Diego Pacheco says:

    that´s why nationalism will have a great future in Europe.

  77. sherlock tang says:

    The whole one country two systems in HK will not last. China will never allow that in the long run. HK will be reunited with China and integrate into the Chinese gov system in the end. HK people will resist and protest all they want, but it's inevitable.

  78. Hoffman's Landscaping says:

    This guy was totally wrong about China and Hong Kong. He just didn't give China enough time.

  79. Gary Lewis says:

    This video is 8 years old

  80. Sycorman Tsao says:

    中国人的可怕之处不仅在于勤劳,更是博大的智慧文明历史,比如:取长补短,择其善者而从之 其不善者而改之。等等无需熬述。

  81. Al Loomis says:

    china is not a democracy and says so. western societies say they are democracies, and are not. are you surprised that china's rulers get more respect?
    the rulers of china have delivered more economic progress than the 'democracies' ever did, and it's widespread. that gets respect.

  82. Biplav Dhakal says:

    I doubt his assertion that for thousand years the power of China has been unquestioned, accepted dully by the denizens. Post Opium War there was increasing dissatisfaction over the weak capability of the then existing Qing dynasty which increased the number of supporters of the Komintang party led by Dr Sun Yatsung and eventually the monarchy was overthrown. Please correct me if my claim is wrong.

  83. Howard Ho says:

    The mega bus project became a huge joke later

  84. UNITED MONEY says:

    Damn 2020 months away

  85. Mac TheKnife says:

    The world does not understand China’s capacity as a civilization for sacrifice …sometime in frightening drastic, and one could say even wrong-headed ways ( ie cultural revolution), …all for a greater good for unity & self reliance. Say what you will about Mao…facts are facts, but there’s no disputing that he managed to forcibly remove all foreign dominance and aggression visited by 8 western nations on its people.

  86. Christine J Hart - Medium/Crime Profiler says:

    the West has been engineered, China has not. We have had our culture and lands raped, China has not; since we are shattered its likely they will overtake us.

  87. N says:

    It's fake news….. China needs to believe in human rights to do well. China is its own enemy.

  88. Y Y says:

    Profound and illuminating speech. Integration, rather than arrogant discrimination of diversed cultures will be the trend of the future.

  89. Yaya Lee says:

    3:36 the map was wrong

  90. ming zhong says:


  91. Kokonato says:

    It's nearly 2020 now. China's economy is still nowhere near the u.s.

  92. x x Dong says:


  93. Zhe A says:

    well mega bus obviously didn't work lol

  94. vlad games says:

    How r u people from 2035.. Love from india 🥰🥰

  95. 打死美分狗 says:

    不错我就是挺共产党 当然以前我也经常骂她

  96. TC Terrence says:

    A great talk, I'm amazed by the accuracy of his predictions!

  97. x v says:


  98. AmericanRed says:

    – Let's stop thinking about China in western terms…
    * Proceeds to rant in western idealist notions of history *

  99. SKYWalkers SG says:

    6:45 HK showed that "One Country 2 Systems" is a lie by CCCP, particularly Emperor Xi.
    One China is a myth, there are 4 Chinas. And China does not equal CCCP.

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