A Secret Government Project Sparks Huge Protest in Wenlou, China


Protests erupt in southern China. People gave up farmland for an “eco-park” But then learned the government had a secret
agenda. Welcome back to China Uncensored. I’m Chris Chappell. Big protests over the weekend— and this time, not in Hong Kong. Ok, also in Hong Kong. But I’m talking about the protests in Wenlou. Wenlou is a small township in Guangdong province. It’s a couple hundred miles west of Hong
Kong. Local authorities had asked residents there to give up their farmland so they could build a 24-acre park. They dubbed it the “Huazhou Humanity and
Ecology Park.” Which sounds just lovely. But then last week, residents found out a
dirty little secret: The “Humanity and Ecology Park” would also contain a crematorium— you know, to burn bodies of dead people. I don’t think that local residents were expecting the park to have that kind
of humanity. And when residents found out, they were not happy. Last Thursday, they went to the local government
office to protest. Residents had felt cheated because authorities kept the crematorium secret. Residents were also worried the crematorium would cause pollution and contaminate the
water supply. Plus, you know, burning dead people near a residential area is really bad feng shui. “The [site] is close to housing and the
source of our drinking water,” a woman told the South China Morning Post. “We’re afraid of pollution. We don’t want money or compensation, we just want the crematorium project scrapped.” So Chinese authorities did what Chinese authorities
do best. They sat down for a dialogue with local protest
leaders and… just kidding. They sent in the riot police. These people held a banner that says “Love our beautiful Wenlou town, say NO to crematorium.” Of course you need riot police! Holding a banner is very subversive. If you really loved your town, you’d embrace the government’s plan to burn dead people in the middle of it. In any case, the protest didn’t end well. The police fired tear gas and charged at the
protesters. Around 100 people were reportedly arrested and a dozen or so were said to be injured— including a child… and this elderly woman who was allegedly beaten
by the police. And there were other reports of police brutality, including police dragging an unconscious young
protester in an alley. Definitely the kind of thing that would make
me want to go cow-tipping on police cars. One resident told the Guardian that “now police are like crazy dogs, beating
whoever they see.” That’s a bit unfair. In some cases, the police didn’t beat people. They just launched tear gas at them. “Crazy dogs.” Ha! Find me a dog that can operate a tear gas
launcher. At any rate, the protests in Wenlou are not
actually that unique in China. There are tens of thousands of protests a
year across the country— what central authorities call “mass incidents.” Most of them are small, often a dozen or fewer people. But occasionally mass incidents involve several
hundred or even over a thousand people, like the one
in Wenlou. But what really sets Chinese authorities on
edge is that Wenlou is only a couple hundred miles from Hong Kong. And they’re worried that subversive ideas
like freedom and representative government could spread
from Hong Kong to other parts of China. In the end, authorities in Wenlou put a freeze on the
crematorium plan. “But the stand-off between police and protesters
goes on.” That’s because “the public had no confidence
in the government— as it had agreed only to suspend the crematorium
project rather than cancel it.” Wow, that reminds me of Hong Kong, where the government agreed only to suspend
a controversial extradition bill, but not actually cancel it. At least not until protests had gone on for
three months. And by then, the protests had become about a lot more than just the one extradition
bill. Of course, there’s a key difference between protests in Wenlou and Hong Kong. Protesters in Wenlou are asking the local
government to stop building a crematorium. And the Communist Party can compromise, by stopping construction, and then throwing local officials under the
bus. But in Hong Kong, protesters are asking for freedom. And that’s a serious threat to the Communist
Party’s power. So they’re not going to compromise on that. So what do you think about the crematorium
protests in Wenlou? Leave your comments below. And now it’s time for me to answer a question from a fan who supports China Uncensored through the crowdfunding website Patreon. Logan asks: “Does Chinese organized crime
have connections to the CCP?” Well, that’s widely believed to be true, but it’s hard to find solid evidence. For example, in Hong Kong in July, triad members dressed in white attacked protesters. Why would they do that if they were not in
cahoots with the police or government, right? But again, just rumors, no solid proof. The Chinese Communist Party has an organization called the United Front. Its members work with all sorts of groups— community leaders, politicians, organized crime, even religious authorities. The goal of the United Front is to ensure
Chinese people inside and outside China are loyal to the
Party. But this kind of influence is done subtly, so it’s hard to find specific orders like “I’ll pay you X dollars to attack this
group.” If you want to learn more, I suggest you read “Silent Invasion: China’s Influence in Australia”… or “Claws of the Panda: Beijing’s Campaign of Influence and Intimidation in Canada.” Thanks for your question, Logan. Most of China Uncensord’s income comes from direct viewer support through Patreon. So as a reward to our supporters, I answer a question from our Patrons at the end of some of my episodes. Visit patreon.com/chinauncensored to find
out more. Thanks for watching. Once again I’m Chris Chappell. See you next time.




Comments
  1. Chris , do you know ANY GOVERNMENT THAT DOES NOT KEEP SECRETS FROM CITIZENS!? SHIT! WAKE UP ONE MORNING AND SURPRISE! THEY WILL HAVE SOMETHING NEW UNDER THE CARPET! AMERICA TO BE A 3RD WORLD COUNTRY FOR ALLOWING 3RD WORLD BUYERS TO SELL OUT AMERICANS. DON T THINK SO? NEW LAND LORDS ARE NOT AMERICANS ! SURE, DENY THIS AND LET S SEE WHO ELSE GOES HOMELESS AS AMERICANS ARE MOVING OUT OF STATE TO STATE OR ELSEWHERE! SEE THE VIDEO – " CALIFORNIA IS SINKING." IT S ON YOUTUBE. ALSO SEE POVERTY IN AMERICA. or go to Canada and get hit by higher taxes! or go to Iitaly or Spain as their countries are collapeing inch by inch!! " He without sin, let him cast the first stone," said the good Lord. It does not appear man has all the answers of health and welfare!

  2. back to 2010 or before that, plenty of massive incidents happened were even bigger than this one. western world had believed that china would fall apart soon, for like 60 yrs. and china just grows stronger and stronger, now they even put sanctions on the usa. you western people didn't work hard enough to bring ccp down. you can't win china, so many losers come to this channel that can make them feel like winner, pathetic

  3. When will people ever fucken learn. Peaceful protess doesn't do shit. That's what they get dickeless snowflakes, grow some balls and fight actually fight for what you belive in. Banner protess lmfao seriously

  4. Maybe it's my western upbringing, but I just don't think a totalitarian government, especially one who uses violence and secrecy for its own benefit over the society's, is future proof. IMO It's only a matter of time before the citizens thinking "don't tread on me" outnumber the ones thinking "as long as I'm not the one they're treading on". A Chinese civil war seems inevitable.

  5. Wow I wonder if Hong Kong is actually beginning to effect the mainland. Three years ago, there was never news like this out of China. The beginning of the end

  6. No actual evidence linking the Yuen Long gangsters with the authorities? You must have missed the footage of them conferring with the police and being allowed to leave without so much as an ID check or the footage of the infamous politician Junius Ho shaking hands with and congratulating them after the fact

  7. Talk about your shit contry and the milion of people tjay isa kill … stop talkimg about the oyher countrys whrn usa is not yhe besy is the best to to invadidit other countries

  8. Usa is the country that can do anything and stil get way whith is thing . Of your contry are the best why invadit iraq

  9. Ok are they just stupid or begging for riot i mean so much unusable land and they go for farmland is it just me or are they suicidal??????????

  10. 2019, CCP China control Vanuatu and Fuji, 6 Chinese has been arrested by CCP policeman and Vanuatu policeman without trial and sent to China . 3 new Zealand reporters in Fiji are deported back to new Zealand because of investigation of the Chinese company in Fiji

  11. Very lazy or dishonest news reader. Search "pollution control equipment for crematorium". In Singapore, crematoriums are metres from an elite school and housing estate. The pinnacle of ignorance or idiocy?

  12. So, stop escalating Hong Kong and xinjiang events. Chinese government does that equally to anyone. And you stop bullshiting.

  13. The US literally doesn't have clean water in parts because of an oil pipeline and you come to complain about a crematorium being built across the world

  14. In Authoritarian regimes it doesn't matter who's authority is in question; the government is one authority and organized crime is another authority: and virtually every place where there is any power to be had is an authority. Among these authorities are various factions of rivaling authorities. Today's Japan much like the rest of the world really isn't that far removed is own feudalist past! Protests threaten all authorities!! Authorities all share a common enemy in the will of people! When the people take back control of their own lives and property there will be no room for any so-called Authority to stand. Not even a King or a Monarch nor any high ranking official shall ever be more than a servant to the people!

  15. China already found dogs capable of operating crematoriums, outsourcing is crazy these days.
    Also, i heard stories of cow tipping buildings being a problem now.

  16. I think I really, really hope those subversive ideas like freedom, and representative democracy spread from Hong Kong to the mainland, and by this time next year a couple hundred million Chinese are in open rebellion, and the military defects to their side bit by bit until it becomes impossible for the Communist Party to hold on to power, and they have to flee to Cambodia to escape with their lives. That's what I think.

  17. "If you really loved your town, you'd support the government's plan to burn dead people in it."

    Flashback to Ravenholm…

  18. actually many video's have surfaced of triads working with the police. Even video's of police testimony stating they work with triads.

  19. Think that's bad. These nuts in the USA wanna turn humans into fertilizer.
    They say: They last thing we do is poisoned the earth.
    So put folks in solution wait for them to decompose. No body or bones. 😒 She laughed and called it MAGIC.
    Residents in Washington are astonished. They refer to it as the Santanic Composting site.
    It's location a abandoned College.
    The involvement by family members of the decases seems very sacrificial. Walking the stroud wrapped body to the uppermost layer of this site. ect ect

    These Chinese may have that cremateral for Hong Kong. 🤔😠

  20. If these rioters don't like the government they should move to another country and let patriotic people move in instead!
    Hey, I can wumao as well. 🙃

  21. When the present regime, like all reactionary ones of its kind, looks to its rural conservative provinces for support against urbanized opposition; it will find that things like this have turned those provinces against them too, one village at a time.

  22. We should give China all of our black people. They will be stronger because of the infusion of diversity and we will have to somehow get by.

  23. proud supporter! I'm excited to always see new episodes of China Uncensored. It's almost amazing to me that without China Uncensored, I would see almost zero news of china when compared to the number of articles about shootings in America, or Politics around the president and impeachment. One would think that with the modernization of China possibly meaning the end of western dominance in the worlds economy, there would be more mainstream news in the US. Hopefully when we find ourselves celebrating human expansion to other worlds, or simply a breakthrough from such devastating resource realities, we won't have to look back on nuclear holocaust and world war as the reasons why we discovered the crucial breakthrough technologies, and how we managed to survive the resource limitations.

  24. Are they expecting alot more dead people ,alot more then normal ? I'm surprised they don't open a soy lent green factory, all that meat going to waste. I think they do make food from people and call it something else , maybe someyoungson freedom pattay

  25. Guys!? Isn't that same as FEMA camps?? Isn't that for the new world order which George Bush and many other presidents talked about? RFID chips on human coming (altough it's already there but not yet forced on us)

  26. Btw that's big news!! I wonder if it's going around among Chinese citizen..are they aware of what's happening there? Or is it just few people whose voice won't get heard ?

  27. BRING OUT YOUR DEAD…. ok first it may not be for Hong Konger's it could be planning for the plague that is making rounds in China.. if it gains antibacterial resistance only phages will save the world. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jdf5EXo6I68 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsKW3jdSNzk

  28. Youtube "mysteriously" unsubscribed me from you. We need some checks on Big Tech. I've heard many others report this exact same phenomena regarding other channels. You must be really stepping on their nerves. Keep it up.

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