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Why is Everything in CHINA FALLING APART?

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Sonoma Mia (1 day ago)
awesome outro boys, i love it....
Sonoma Mia (1 day ago)
Lol, I lived in an apartment in San Francisco that was owned by an old chinese woman - zero maintenance done since the 60's.
Lazy Tounge (2 days ago)
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.
Lazy Tounge (2 days ago)
The long haired guy is negative the one with the English accent or whatever, the short hair guy he needs to break off on his own the other guy is very unlikable the long-haired guy's very unlikable
Lazy Tounge (2 days ago)
it's because no one's paying them to maintain their own properties the Chinese are so ass-backwards all they do is chase a dollar and live the most unhappy lives.
Bobby Cyr (3 days ago)
china garbage
Tony Yau (3 days ago)
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.
thug life (7 days ago)
thanks for the view of they slums
Farik Kiraf (7 days ago)
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.
Beautiful Monster (19 hours ago)
I heard about this issue once from a Chinese person last 3 days when he was interviewed about this matter
rollo antonio (8 days ago)
Now let's have a look at Detroit
YN WA (9 days ago)
The best gift in one's life - "Not born in China"
And they said they have one of the highest "IQs" in Asia. LOL.
jai yen yen (9 days ago)
because it is made in China.
Rafael feliz (10 days ago)
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...
fifa craft (10 days ago)
what is a "milk dog" is it different from a normal dog?
乐乐 (10 days ago)
我有个疑问 “为什么你要去吐槽一个灯泡才几十块钱,却没人愿意主动承担责任换掉它?”然而你和你的老婆也是这栋楼里的一份子,你们为何没有主动承担这几十块钱的责任,那你跟其他人有什么区别?你的社会责任心在哪里?你一直说中国人多么不好,那请你问一下你自己又有多好?你做到了哪些别人做不到的事情,你的社会责任感在哪?还是说你只会去吐槽那些跟自己没什么区别的中国人?让你觉得自己高人一等?
Samuel Pires (11 days ago)
If the serpentza guy wasn't that obnoxious I would be able to enjoy this😥
Jackal Hahn (12 days ago)
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
Beautiful Monster (19 hours ago)
Lol stupid comment ! Germanys under Hitler had the best buildings and wealthy b4 it got bombed! And still wealthy until now Comparing china to Germany is an insult of an uneducated fool !
Ken Frank (15 days ago)
Good job guys. Pointing out that it’s the mindset to ignore upkeep makes me wonder how the Chinese will maintain their new cities, roads, cars, trains, airports etc.
Bokkie Vatikaki (15 days ago)
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
Liyun Zhou (16 days ago)
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.
Liyun Zhou (16 days ago)
Land is the king. That's the Chinese way, same as how Shenzhen developed from a village to a big city. Many village people live in cities and still keep their poor maintened hoses in the village.
Ryan Ewald (17 days ago)
At least with the American real estate bubble you generally got decent houses out of it. They're going to be stuck with this massive economic bill and have nothing to show for it but this....
MrGarrisonSA (17 days ago)
U guys still around or in china jail?
Joshua Z (17 days ago)
You said to that man you liked it then you said cheap stuff
p ryder (18 days ago)
how many areas have been abandoned due to modern trends, like in every other country
Hai Van Nguyen (18 days ago)
Alex Chu. I agree with you because I am from Vietnam.
Sam Yu (19 days ago)
I can’t believe you guys leave the keys on the bike lol
Jeeco1986 (19 days ago)
I am from Hong Kong and yes I have the same feeling as you guys every time I go there, such a sham !!!
milkybar06 (21 days ago)
This is the first video I watched from you guys and still loving it.
Lisa Faleiro (21 days ago)
You got your motorcycle back
ableasdale2000 (22 days ago)
Lols, you guys walk up covered head to toe in black leather, with motorcycle helmets on and helmet mounted video cameras. No wonder dude's a little freaked out. Lols.
cate curl (23 days ago)
made in china
Seems like two dudes that are disenchanted with their choice of career - TEFL. Met dozens of people like this. Isn't one of them the person who said "I train doctors in China."?
jim bob (24 days ago)
I thought they had to renew their engine at 30 000 km in china
tacomahnster (25 days ago)
I don't understand how can anyone in China can have pride in their country. It looks as though no one cares at all, about anything.
TheGodFather (26 days ago)
Just like In the 2016 Wolfenstein, they used stolen technology which is eroding by the minute!
Ewa (26 days ago)
Kun Yu Tsai (26 days ago)
Brilliant video.
Bryan (27 days ago)
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.
Don Berry (1 month ago)
I guess this video means it's O.K. to ask "How many Chinese does it take to change a light bulb?" without being offensive...
John Heath (1 month ago)
Perhaps there's low maintenance because: the will of the people had been broken for so long?
Ricardo (1 month ago)
xlsyor (1 month ago)
Where is this?
Servenet (1 month ago)
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.
David Thurston (1 month ago)
It looks like a post-apocalyptic video game. Like a chinese favela
BenRangel (1 month ago)
I'd be fascinated if you could interview some chinese people about stuff like this, I wanna hear it from their perspective.
WILLIAM MORRISON (1 month ago)
I lived in Suzhou during most of 2010, did an apartment search shortly after arriving there. I can confirm that most of the relatively new buildings I saw were crumbling due to poor quality cement.
ThomasTheSailor Chubby (1 month ago)
The word is LAZY.. They hate their life, so they don't wanna do nuthin..
James Macleod (1 month ago)
Mom said in China it's everyone for themselves. Funny in a communist country.
Charles Black (1 month ago)
Latin America is strewn with half built buildings with crumbling concrete and protruding rebar.
I'm-a-Player2 Gaming (1 month ago)
Thank you for saving me money now I can safely say that I can take china off my bucket list of places to visit.
Aldenizio Bezerra (1 month ago)
whata shitty video.... as shallow as 2 americans studying chinese in china for a couple of years...
Chef Jeff (1 month ago)
China oppress a poor country and you know it when KARMA is coming so fast!!!
DjKatfish Beats (1 month ago)
Chinese people seem mean
Charles Polk (1 month ago)
Somewhat worrisome since China desires to become the most nuclear power dependent nation on earth. I wonder how nuclear power plants will hold up to lack of maintenance?
Psycho Girl (1 month ago)
It is a developing country. Most are like this, not only China ....
7 (1 month ago)
To think that they have built the Great Wall, which still stands up to this day.
Stephen Brooks (1 month ago)
Isn't that where they used to film those awesome 70's kong fu flicks?!
Stephen Brooks (1 month ago)
What's the Porn Industry like in China?!
Psycho Mantis 7 (1 month ago)
Some of these buildings look worse than Iraq
Tan Meng Huat (1 month ago)
Why? Because their economy was collapsed more than 10yrs as predicted by your economists!
Sharon S. Lee (1 month ago)
I was there 15 years ago and this video is 2016. It is still the same way. Even the sophisticated modern buildings, the bathroom door and flush breaks off. It is SOOOOOOO bad.
Sharon S. Lee (1 month ago)
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.
Ben Ji (1 month ago)
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.
jed-henry Witkowski (1 month ago)
Where do you guys take your motorcycles to be maintained/serviced?
ADVChina (1 month ago)
Fix them ourselves
Living Infernus (1 month ago)
This is why no American advocates for free stuff/goods. Education yes, healthcare often, maybe even food - but never consumer goods and buildings. Those require financing agreements.
Aalhcus05 (1 month ago)
Hey Serpentza, your mass effect N7 jacket is awesome! Keep it up mate!
serVananda divinemale (1 month ago)
I can attest that quality is nonexistent maybe because people are cowered by an imperialistic communist system that replaced a king with a party.
Sten-Åke Dahl (1 month ago)
How can this dictator sleep? All must crumble this year 2019 I can feel it trump is waiting a little longer and then TARIFFS will crusch China.
Saved by Grace (1 month ago)
This problem is called the “tragedy of the commons” and has to do with the fact that Socialism is incompatible with human nature.
CB BC (1 month ago)
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.
tribudeuno (1 month ago)
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...
Jesse Brennan (1 month ago)
There must be no homelessness in China. Nothing but empty houses. Except in big cities I guess.
Dan Herr (1 month ago)
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
Wayne (1 month ago)
How old is this building? Fuck off!
gee knee (1 month ago)
lol. shithole.
Tobias Tellefsen (1 month ago)
Love this type of videos👍
walterkornbluth (1 month ago)
Great video!
TONY MARTIN (1 month ago)
Chinese = fuckin lazy cunts
Andy Anderson (1 month ago)
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.😂
splodger splodgy (1 month ago)
Maybe the people have gradually lost the skills.
Fred Barney (1 month ago)
Where are the people? It looks like a ghost town
daddyjankie (1 month ago)
*Because it's made in china* and *its falling apart like a Chinese motorcycle* 😑
Paul M (1 month ago)
4 episodes and I still don’t know what a milk dog is...
Dee Anne (1 month ago)
So very sad - reminds me of Detroit after the ' riot fires', with everything left to trash.
Doug Jackson (1 month ago)
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.
kan xue (1 month ago)
because of the shitty stinky disgusting communists .
Kevin G (1 month ago)
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?
alleycatalog (1 month ago)
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?
N R (1 month ago)
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.
Louis Nguyen (1 month ago)
You guys dont even know the Chinese tradition.
Fainites Barley (1 month ago)
It’s very very interesting that they don’t have a form of compulsory purchase for the nail houses.
Brandon Thailand (1 month ago)
How about their transportation system, or military for that matter?
thegenrl (1 month ago)
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.
Pokenopoly (1 month ago)
This is really sad, not only things falling apart but the mentality of the people is like they don't give a shit.
What The (1 month ago)
I'd never leave my key in a bike even in Australia, is China that crime-free? Even in Australia someone would justify it by saying someone was gonna take it eventually lol.
Kirpalsinh Rathod (1 month ago)
i want to know
Kirpalsinh Rathod (1 month ago)
where are u in china?
Invader Strome (1 month ago)
best start ever!
Bd N (1 month ago)
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.

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