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Before you come to China, you might have an idea that it will be ancient tea houses, tight alley ways full of culture and history, or people living the same way they did hundereds of years ago.
You'd be wrong.
China is changing, and sometimes too fast. So Winston and I delve into something that we find a little disappointing sometimes, and that is the lack of maintanence in China.
If you go to most old areas, you can almost see the history pouring out from the ancient buildings and temples, but they are almost never maintained. This problem is to the point where we are having a difficult time finding anything that is more than 50 years old, simply because it is all collapsed.
This isn't limited to old things either. Chinese people have had an issue with maintenance with most things for a long time.
Hop on and find out more!
Living in China for so long, we would like to share some of the comparisons that we have found between China and the west, and shed some light on the situation.
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All the Chinese care about is money. Look at how Chinese buffets and stuff are ran in America, they have the cheapest shit they can't even buy decent napkins or anything they're like the thinnest one ply and they never replace their plastic plates, they keep them when they're all stained and they just want to make money and think about nothing else. The Chinese never smile, they're never happy, and in my opinion they're very cold-hearted. I cannot stand the Chinese. Hence the dog and cat eating. And before you Chinese warrior people talk shit, yes I know that not all Chineseeat dog and it is like on special occasions....but, what the hell kind of culture is it that would even have Dog eating be a thing??!! dogs are animals like spiritual animals that would give their life for you! Chinese people are pieces of shit.
Noticed there is no people around , only you two. That is not a 'temple' by the way. Its a village shrine, when people leave their village to work in the city their shrine gets neglected. Compared to the Japanese temple (a tourist place) there are plenty of 'tourist' temples that are very well maintained.
I would love to know China some day.
I don't believe in all that shit-propaganda they try to do (as these couple of clowns), and also everybody knows China is going to be the next world leader very soon.
So... ... That's the next super power... That's the one who will replace USA by 2050... Something is wrong with China, it is the country with the biggest dollar reserves in the world (the richest country in the world) and instead of investing this huge wealth in imroving their infrastructure includding those "nail houses" and creating an efficient social security system for their elderly and poor..Not one penny for that!!! Not one penny for that!!! All that wealth goes for gossiping (scarry propaganda to inspire fear in the competition) and picking on USA (like the man made islands). Whom they clearly covett.
Shanghai is a mask for the world to see. Winston is showig you the real china, that's what you have to believe. See the country who will replace USA...
Rarely we see a video like this showing real conditions under which the majority Chinese people live. I agree mainland China should be addressed as "CCP's China, just like "Nazi/Hilter's Germany," "Mussolini's Italy" and "Imperial Japan" etc
Guys, I won't say China is falling apart, but what you say is true. I will even go so far as to say that at the mentality to not maintain extends to small businesses. I see many small businesses going up and sparing no expense in decor and blowing 100's of RMB's shooting fireworks, just to run it down to decay with bad quality, bad service and eventual failure. It is nearly impossible to find someone in maintenance in China. I had a nice sofa which was perfectly good and I could not find a single upholster to refurbish it for me. People just don’t value old things or have a sense of conservation here in China
Those houses which there are no people live in are still precious because we only need the land. The houses are used to occupy the land which is much more expensive. People will demolish the houses to build others.
BECUSE that is old China and they build g new MODERN city ,yes still lot of to do in China ,
Do not make an stupid,fake story
Look here in USA and CANADA how many HIGTHWAYS, bridges ,building
THEY LOOKS SO ,, OMG in bad conditions
I been I China 1 times , when I go be k 1 or 2 years time
WOW ,I CAN NOT RECOGNIZE THE CITY
SO MODERN AND NEW TECHNOLOGY EVRYWHERE
YOU SHOW THE OUYSIDE THE BIG CITY ,SHAME ON YOU ,LOOK IN OUR NORTH AMERICA CONTINENT
SO SAD , YOU COMPERE CHINA TO US ,
WE SCHULD HAVE ALL THE BEST IN THE WORLD ,AFTER THAT YOU CAN COMPETE AND COMPER 😡😠😡😠🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢 LOOK THE POOR ,,16 STATES,, IN USA AND OR OVICE IN CANADA
LOOK THE TORONTO METRO,LOOK NEW YORK METRO AND GO WE METRO IN BEIJING OR SHANGHAI OR HONG KONG
YOU FIND STUPED ONE CHINESE GUY WHO SHOW YOU ONLY BAD COMUNITY
HE IS THE SAME ASSHOL LIKE YOU 💩🤢💩🤢
JUST MAKE STUPID VIDEO, SO SAD WHEN YOU SHOW HOW STUPID YOU ARE 😠😡😠😡
And the 'best' part is, this is the future of the world, because the Chinese are buying up Africa, Latin America, and the rest of Asia to mine them past the point of habitability and export their 'business principles' to the rest of the planet.
Wow...just wow. I have no use for China or Chinese but...even I wouldn´t have believed this level of decrepitness existed in this pitiful country. Apart from all their wealth coming from the West and America in particular, viewing this video I would have thought that we are looking at the most wretched parts of sub-Saharan Africa if I didn´t know otherwise. Unbelievable, and I have to laugh at ANY notion of Chinese intelligence and ¨civilization.¨ Disgusting and contemptible. How about the dark elevator story...because no one wanted to step up and buy a lightbulb. This is so wretched that I have to take these guys´ word for it...´cause I couldn´t believe it otherwise.
It is because in China, most people put money first before products or people. So their products or houses don't last and it can be dangerous. It is a way of life and culture for them. It is a "I don't care for others but myself". I hope they change their attitudes as it too selfish.
ADVChina, I've lived in China for a number of years, and I can tell you that while I've seen only pockets of it, falling apart is far from the impression I've gotten of it. If I were you, a youtuber with a considerable subscriber base, I'd do the following:
1. tone down the click bait, sensationalist video title. "EVERYTHING falling apart?" give me a break.
2. keep in mind that youtube is a place where people learn about places without having being there, i.e. they don't have the first hand experience to judget for themselves the accuracy of what you present. So while the things in your video might be completely real, give the viewers a balanced picture of how China really is. If this strategy doesn't work for your channel, you shouldn't pretend to be and sound impartial.
3. do more research and get to know China better. In this video, the village appears to be an abandoned villaged where some houses were clearly uninhabited. If you didn't have the common sense to know that and that escaped you as the reason why it was poorly maintained, you should reconsider posing as China experts.
4. start moderating the damn comment section. Is your channel about making generalized observations about China and Chinese people, and in turn encouraging hatred for them? If so, you've succeeded. I'm utterly appalled scrolling down the comment section and people making accusations of Chinese people. It's sick to generalize about any people group like that and you should not give such behavior the stage on your channel.
This is just demographic. Young people move from the countryside to the city and leave the elderly people to fend for themselves. It's not so very different from what one would find in rural Pennsylvania or other parts of the rust belt.
You really don't understand that value of this mentality. It is a way of avoiding gentrification, which always causes an area to become too expensive for the common people to live there. I live in Tijuana, and there is a mystical force I call "Tijuanero". It is a force that whenever someone puts in something snazzy, you know for certain that in a short time it will turn to shit. And that's a good thing. Gentrification is the bane of all American cities, which is often caused by artists coming into an area that is rundown, making the area hip, so that people who aren't hip, but want to be hip - such as lawyers - begin to rent and buy in the area, which causes the landlords to raise the rent. Before long, the artists who made the area hip no longer can afford to live there, and have to move out. Meanwhile, investors begin building projects that price just about everyone out. And before long you have one big pinche yuppie bar, where there used to be a magical neighborhood...
1) Maoist collectivism made an entire generation of poor farmers suffer from local corruption all together in the same way. Top down bureaucracy made everyone suffer from the worst management decisions at every rung of the ladder. Nobody could trust their government to do as they needed nor keep good on their promises.
2) The Cultural Revolution made that same generation cover up their ancient history with subway tiles. The reason they don't care is because those who celebrated their ancient history, or caused a big fuss about it were taken out and shot. The ones who survived know enough not to care, about them falling to disrepair.
3) This same generation grew up in extreme poverty, many of them like our narrators mother in law don't know how to have money and class. They only know what other people consider signs of prestige, having a mown lawn isn't it. It's shallow like only new money ever is. They don't know the value in maintaining something expensive because the expensive things were always communal property and were someone else's problem
4) All of their construction is built on end results with no accountability. Just as shallow as the rest of their money. Nothing built since the Deng Zhoupeng reforms was expected to last 30 years, so nothing was built with that in mind. Every corner was cut and still is. Wait a decade and see all the one belt one road stuff fall apart, with the Chinese never returning to guaranteeing their work.
All of this leads to 4 barely literate grandparents looking after maybe 2 grandchildren, while their parents live and work in poverty lieing, and cheating like only their generation could. Living in a world of unobtainable wealth, in cities of constant change with no regard for anything but the current agenda
Imagine when no one pays their debts to China and China decide to use military intervention. It would be the biggest military disaster of all time, because guns, tanks, planes, uniforms will just fall apart.😂
I went on a holiday to china, and started in Beijing. The hotel we stayed at had tiles falling of the outside. When showed to our room, I thought the external door frame moved when I opened the door. So I actually pulled at it and the frame came of the wall?. I contacted the front desk and they eventually sent a member of maintenance staff up to look at it. They gave me another room as they could not fix the issue straight away. To say I was dumbfoundered is an understatement, I have travelled all over the world and never seen anything like this. A strange experience but I had a great time in china as it was very different to Australia.
Interesting that you found these places. There are also beautiful houeses, landscapes in China as well. Anyway, the video does the job. Poor buildings are because there is no money to maintain them. China is still a developing country … remember?
I knew a Chinese RN here in the US who never checked her oil. I would check it and tell her it was low but she thought I meant gas. She would get so angry with me and I had the hardest time explaining the difference to her. It was like I slapped her. She got so angry with me over what is normal car maintainance. I tried to tell her she could ruin her engine if you don't make sure you have enough oil and she thought I meant gas. I swear hornets were coming out of her ears. How dare I, an uneducated ex cabbie tell HER about her car?
Every apartment I've ever lived in in China,
the construction contractors didn't bother filling in the wall cavities, and pocketed the concrete money for themselves.
About 15 apartments in a row. All of them. The entire building fundamentally structurally *_unsound_* . In one of the richest cities in China.
As for maintenance, no Chinese room mate I've ever had has even cleaned their _own_ room. In 12 months it'll be someone else's after all.
who cares what the exterior looks like? And who are you to say judge these people about what "looks good" and it should be everyone else priority to keep it looking to some standard that you've seen on western TV or movies?
Actually not that far off from the US. In the us we don't own propriety, you pay property taxes so you can be a caretaker for the government's property once a year. You can change it a bit, but not too much. If you don't believe me, get a piece of property and stop paying taxes on it.
Frankly it's far better than India.
In India old people are just thrown out of their apartments with so little compensation that they can't afford an apartment in a decent place. They have to move to slums or chepe rental place. Govt and Construction Mafia exploit public and make billions.
I love this edgy look! I was so excited that her hair, even as short as it is now, was still able to be put into the fun and trendy dutch pigtail braids! Instead of braiding to the ends, I ended them in close together pigtails at the nape of her neck. After I finished braiding, I tugged on the outsides of the braid gently to loosen them and make them a little messy and fun! Since she doesn’t have enough hair to tie around the elastics, I made sure to use elastics that matched her hair so they blend in as much as possible. You could also cover them with clips or bows! A view from the back of her Dutch pigtail braids! A great braid for short hair is a micro accent braid! My biggest tip for braiding short hair would be to add in small slices of hair rather than big ones. I did a small (micro) braid along a slightly curved deep part for anther cute and edgy look! You could also do another one next to it if you wanted a little more to the look, but I really liked how simple this one was. You can see how the part curves a little better from this view of the back. I ended the braid close to the head with an elastic that matched her hair. For our fourth style, we did a 3/4 french braid! Super simple but also super cute! You could do any type braid! It would also look cute using a Dutch braid or a fishtail braid! I loved the side view of this braid! I will for sure be doing this one next time she goes to gymnastics or swimming, whichever comes first! Our last braid is two four dutch lace braids into two loops in the back. Start off by parting the hair down the middle. On each side of the part, do a dutch lace braid, adding hair in from only the section closest to the part as you braid. Tie the braids together in the back with a small elastic and before you pull the hair all the way through to make a ponytail, leave it in a cute little loop! If the hair is a little bit longer, you could do a tiny bun. Repeat this directly under the braid you just did so you have two rows and two loops.
We will have to be coming up with lots more short hair braids in the future, so be sure to give us a follow over at our newly redesigned blog Abella’s Braids to see more as we do them!
Thanks for reading! See you again this time next month!
love these ideas! My daughter recently cut about 8 inches off her hair and is loving her shorter hair, but I’ve mostly been at a loss of what to do with it! Thanks!
Abella has been begging me for at least a year, probably closer to two years, to cut her hair. I posted a photo on Instagram with a question in the caption. “Abella has been begging me to cut her hair short, do you think I should let her do it?” Almost everyone said “YES!” So thanks to all of the good advice from my followers, we did it…and we haven’t regretted it for a second! I think she looks so cute and it really fits her personality! It’s for sure a lot harder to come up with braids but it’s pushed me to step out of my comfort zone! We wanted to show you that even if you have short hair, there are lots of cute braids you can still do!
This first braid (above) is three ladder braids. Start out with a part deep to one side. On the side with less hair, start out by doing a waterfall braid along the part. Under that one, do another waterfall braid, but incorporate the waterfall pieces from the one above it as you braid. Under that one, do a french braid. Incorporate the waterfall pieces from the second braid as you go. We braided each one to the ends and used elastics that matched her hair to tie them off.