5 Chinese Government Photoshop FAILS

On this episode of China Uncensored, China’s great and glorious Photoshop fails. Hi, welcome to China Uncensored, I’m your
host Chris Chappell. China has been photoshopping since before
it was cool. Before there was even photoshop actually. For example, why let a perfectly good historical
photo of Mao be ruined just because this one guy later got purged
from the Party? Delete! This happened a lot, actually. Back then they used airbrushing to, uh… edit the historical record. Unfortunately, advances in technology don’t necessarily make people better at
what they do. So here are 5 shocking examples of Chinese
photoshop fails. Number 5 Floating Officials You know, Chinese officials are busy. They don’t have time to, you know, visit places and do their jobs. That’s where Photoshop comes in. Here are some such hard-working officials inspecting a new highway in Sichuan. Yeah, no one was fooled by that. Netizens mocked the bad photoshop job by showing that they have better skills than
the government. The Guardian called it “one of the worst-doctored photographs in
internet history.” But I’m guessing no one at the Guardian
saw these next four. Number 4 Doctoring the elderly The story is, these officials were supposed
to be visiting the oldest woman in Ningguo city. Then the local government actually tried to
pass off this photo as real. But like this official’s legs, the government’s attempts to doctor the
photo are pretty transparent. Why is this old woman so tiny? How does anyone decide that this looks ok
to publish? Eventually officials admitted the image was
doctored. Shocking! That they admitted it, that is. In an official statement, they said the image was fake, but they did really visit the old woman. And other photos emerged showing that, at least at some point, they did. So why the fake? Well according to the statement, the photographer wasn’t able to take a picture
that could fit all the officials and the elderly woman. I mean you know how hard it is to take a photo of five people at the same
time? So they had to fake it. But that doesn’t explain why they had to
fake it so poorly… Number 3 Copy and Paste Africans A state-owned enterprise in Shandong province wanted to commemorate the beginning of their Angola Infrastructure Transformation Project. But rather than hold some kind of actual ceremony
and take a picture of it, they instead opted for the, “Photoshop random Africans in front of their
company banner.” Number 2 Parks and Re-creation So you may have noticed that a major part of being a local government official, is going out an inspecting things! And these guys may just be the perfect local government employees, at least according to Ron Swanson, He shows zero initiative. He’s not a team player. He’s never wanted to go that extra mile. Tom is exactly what I’m looking for in a government
employee.” And this photoshop job is just as incompetent
as the government ought to be, according to Ron. I guess no one in the government noticed that this guy’s whole body is as big as this
guy’s torso. Which is also as big as a tree. It’s about as good as my annual inspection
of Hollywood, New York, Birthday Town, and Space. And finally number 1 Well hey, that’s not too bad actually. It more or less looks like these officials
are actually there! Oh. These six officials in Shanxi are overseeing
the destruction of fake alcohol. And it’s true! That is definitely fake alcohol. So what do you think of the Chinese government’s
Photoshop fails? Do you think you could do better? Prove it! Download the photo in the Description below and show me your Photoshop skills. I’ll post the best ones on my Facebook page. Thanks for watching this episode of China
Uncensored. Once again, I’m Chris Chappell. See you
next time!


  1. denzuko1 July 8, 2016 at 5:03 am

    I will at least add in shadows….

  2. Nick C July 8, 2016 at 5:16 am

    Yes, CIA does a much better photoshop. You see it on everyday news. Oh, include this China Unsoensored.

  3. The Shocker July 8, 2016 at 5:47 am

    Chris, what if the Chinese Government just WANT America to believe that they are utterly, embarrassingly , retartedly stooopid so they can come up from behind and TAKE OVER THE WORLD ! it's working…except for the take over the world part . LMAO

  4. 1 July 8, 2016 at 6:30 am

    lmao floating officals

  5. Rj lives July 8, 2016 at 7:35 am

    buddha says, what other people doing s their issue. what you are doing is reality 😀 you can't change the world but you can change yourself – Gandhi.

  6. WaterSeesWater July 8, 2016 at 9:32 am

    Everything China does is just like that.
    Their GDP is a fake, their history is a fake.

  7. JAFO Watcher July 8, 2016 at 1:56 pm

    This is no different than the US does, just the US artists do it better, and can even do it on live TV.

  8. derci ferreira July 8, 2016 at 8:50 pm

    Also Chinese tell a lot of lies. like Apple uses Chinese working children in its factories in china.

  9. Tom Jordan July 8, 2016 at 10:24 pm

    challenge accepted

  10. FoxxPix July 8, 2016 at 10:29 pm

    Looks like the Chinese Photoshop skills are on par with their manufacturing skills.

  11. Kameraden July 8, 2016 at 11:12 pm

    Great Irony being? Everyone edited photos at the time. There are even photos of German War Crimes that are actually forgeries. Some, not saying all. I found one showing WWI Sturmtroopen using Mauser 98AZ Cavalry Carbines in a Trench edited to look like they were executing Polish Civilians some how magically in WWII despite being WWI equipment, while in a trench. It's considerably more common than you may imagine. Even Adolf Hitler had a lot of forgeries made, heck for some reason unknown still today Hitler had Goebbels removed from a number of photos. I've gotten to a point that if the photo is too damning to be true, odds are good it isn't really true definitely if you notice something fishy in the photo, like a whited out sky line/background, out of focus spectators, etc etc. I think everyone at that time created forgeries, or staged photos for the sake of propaganda. US isn't innocent of it either.

  12. Mind Of Foolio - Comedy & Animation July 8, 2016 at 11:59 pm

    I hope your videos don't contribute to some Chinese retouchers' executions..

  13. Claudes Minimum July 9, 2016 at 1:43 am

    Dear Sir

    In the Picture ,, in the Picture
    Stay Home ,,,! Stay Home , Stay Home ,…
    Thank you Merci

  14. Anonymous71475 July 9, 2016 at 1:49 am

    Well… I don't really have any knowledge in photoshop… I know the problem of four of them but not number three… it seems quite natural to me.

  15. FoodforThought July 9, 2016 at 2:01 am

    Jesus, this channel is incorrect on all it's information it's so painful to watch. Oh well, they can keep on doing videos to tell ignorant americans fake facts. What difference will it make, absolutely none

  16. TetsuKen Zan July 9, 2016 at 2:06 am

    Funny, but China Not Uncensored


  17. Max Z July 9, 2016 at 1:02 pm

    Wow. And I thought chinese people were good at computers.

  18. Marc Chua July 9, 2016 at 1:13 pm


  19. Yassine Scorpion July 9, 2016 at 9:51 pm

    Photoshop is a Chinese invention!
    OOOOOOOOOPS that's classified i guess!!!!!

  20. CartoonCritic July 10, 2016 at 1:31 am

    why doctor a photo when you can just say you did it ? why is the ccp so lazy?

  21. Mitt Arv July 10, 2016 at 7:30 am

    China needs to learn that sometimes simply telling the truth will save more face than a bad lie.

  22. yuchen JIANG July 10, 2016 at 3:27 pm


  23. Jan Stuchl July 10, 2016 at 11:50 pm

    wtf is this a joke or sumthn ? 😃😃 is this even serious ?? I mean why didnt i saw any single stuff being shown on this chanel on my own native country msm ( btw iam from post soviet east europe and yt here in uk is showing me more results in search entries and videos – need to ivestigate this – cuz i wouldve subscribed you anywhere anytime ). But still, iam confused, is this even the real deal ?? I mean this is actually happening somewhere ? Because ppl got internet, even in China, and i thought that there is at least some kind of lvl of crap and fail thru which people everywhere around the globe can c thru. Is there ??! … please tell me there is ..

  24. Scott McCallum July 11, 2016 at 6:53 am

    These photoshop fails are a great success.

  25. KoreanSentry July 11, 2016 at 8:01 am


  26. Panda Mister July 11, 2016 at 1:54 pm

    No wonder why some Japanese people claim fake photo in Nanking memorial. LOL

  27. s as July 11, 2016 at 3:34 pm

    It's true! I am a Chinese, but this is only the bottom officials, this problem is difficult to solve, you can not guarantee that there will be a mentally handicapped official.

  28. justanotherfujoshi July 11, 2016 at 9:08 pm

    Cutting out purged people in photos? ugh, just like stalin…

  29. Umberto Fournier July 11, 2016 at 10:22 pm

    keep them coming chris

  30. dadaweiwei July 12, 2016 at 12:25 am

    The evidence photograph of Nanjing Massacre is retouched by Photoshop, too.

  31. Matt Dathew July 12, 2016 at 12:34 am

    At 2:17, i thought they were looking at a doll. How could this pass the editor's inspection

  32. Ron's Creamy Surprise July 12, 2016 at 1:17 pm

    did China just photoshop their annual economic growth data and stuff?

  33. Nitron DSP July 12, 2016 at 11:05 pm

    You guys did this one already

  34. Conrado Javier July 13, 2016 at 12:41 am

    hat's wrong with this Guy's Crotch?

  35. xACE TKOYx July 13, 2016 at 7:01 pm

    what the hell

  36. Langus langus July 14, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    stop spreading anti china propaganda

  37. Weltschmerz von Gavagai July 15, 2016 at 2:23 am


  38. Pabebe GamingPH July 15, 2016 at 10:04 pm

    if you look closely it was Photoshopped

  39. Andre Temperatura July 16, 2016 at 7:27 am

    A 13 year old could do better

  40. Ariko Subumo July 16, 2016 at 2:52 pm

    I wonder how China will win the war against US when everything they've got is FAKE.

  41. Quoc Viet Ha July 16, 2016 at 8:49 pm

    Impressively creative!

  42. ociv delos July 17, 2016 at 12:21 pm


  43. Mickey D July 18, 2016 at 9:45 am

    I love that one with the guys and the old munchkin lady. LOL

  44. Mickey D July 18, 2016 at 9:51 am

    An ex-uncle by marriage speaking about a well-known local resident in our small city, once said, after saying he drank many beers with the guy, "Tony would steal anything he could carry. And if he couldn't carry it, he'd steal a tractor to haul it off." That's how the CCP works.

  45. Sly Carl July 20, 2016 at 2:33 pm

    LOL a country full of idiots ruled by moron thats china for you

  46. Kẻ vô danh - The Unknown July 23, 2016 at 1:02 am

    They are just kidding! Don't be serious, Chris! Hihi.

  47. Liberty Prime July 23, 2016 at 11:35 pm


  48. kanadajin3 July 24, 2016 at 5:03 pm

    OMFG LMFAAAAAAAAO when you said "looks like they are actually there…."oh"…lmfao I almost peed!

  49. abc abc July 27, 2016 at 5:11 pm

    The fallengong man, cult banned by chinese government, gets his orgasm again.

  50. Ryemon D July 27, 2016 at 7:56 pm

    But they are expert in STEALING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY.

  51. Cute Puppy July 27, 2016 at 8:17 pm

    Geez, those ppl who photoshopped its wasn't being prosecuted as political prisoners? They should be shot dead now for producing utter craps like these…

  52. WulfGalactus777 July 28, 2016 at 10:03 am

    Hi Chris! if you go to china will they arrest you?

  53. Phạm Tuấn Anh July 29, 2016 at 12:40 am

    i am hate china

  54. neoh khai liang July 29, 2016 at 3:56 am

    Racist YouTube channel

  55. Modi versus Dynasty rulers RaGa team July 29, 2016 at 12:48 pm


  56. Mex1canPapi1 July 30, 2016 at 4:42 pm

    chinese are just too funny

  57. C6Z06 July 30, 2016 at 10:52 pm

    But the Chinese citizen will believe anything what they are told by their government, there is no need to make things as real as they can get. They are good at following directions, but they can not decide for themselves.

  58. Chance Paladin August 3, 2016 at 9:23 pm

    I love N Korea and China's photoshopping it makes me soooo happy

  59. Nishank Mishra August 5, 2016 at 2:27 pm

    Everything is fake in china…. tough few cities of china have great infrastructure… but its then 88% of china is still suffering… the government can do anything they want to…. and hence china had great growth in few years… however …rest of china is still suffering …due to strong hold on Chinese media restricts them to potray reality…….

  60. Jianhui Shi August 6, 2016 at 12:16 am

    Just like liberals in the US.

  61. Pin chanratana August 9, 2016 at 6:00 am

    Cant hold my laugh

  62. Dottty Dotta August 19, 2016 at 4:52 pm

    how come no Chinese 50 cent army here barking ??? got numbed?

  63. Roozel August 31, 2016 at 9:27 pm

    You can't blame Chinese citizens for being victims of a terrible education system. But when you have the majority of the country's wealth, and limitless power, what's their excuse for being this incompetent?

  64. Yukki Cheung October 15, 2016 at 5:50 am

    How old this “news” is ?LOL BTW I saw at lest 2 pictures 2-5 years ago.

  65. jingbo li October 24, 2016 at 2:41 am

    我草泥马 你他妈一天不黑中国 你难受?

  66. R Becker October 28, 2016 at 2:34 pm

    what is the song at 4:36 ?

  67. Harvey Smith November 8, 2016 at 2:43 pm

    Chris, are you seriously suggesting that the Chinese are faking things? Shame on you

  68. Erenos Andrew November 10, 2016 at 7:58 pm

    Give me some 'fake' alcohol

  69. Art Fluegge November 11, 2016 at 11:03 pm

    That was the best.

  70. D Jaquith December 12, 2016 at 1:57 am

    Holly Sh!t you were in space!

  71. Harm Bruins slot January 4, 2017 at 1:03 pm


  72. Tazmaniandevil6969. Pat January 20, 2017 at 8:21 am

    I did better on my dick pics

  73. Rob Finn February 3, 2017 at 4:38 am

    Counterfeit and intellectual property theft from the west is rampant in China. And the government has a blind eye to it.

  74. harp per February 7, 2017 at 7:48 pm

    the chinese haters dont want any part of this roast ahah number 2 was funny.

  75. Ivy Yang March 12, 2017 at 4:01 am

    They probably used a knockoff version of photoshop

  76. Dũng Đàm March 14, 2017 at 3:30 am

    Is this official chanel ?

  77. Tropical Wargaming March 23, 2017 at 3:45 pm

    They copy Photoshop and use Photoshop copies to chop and copy photos of photoshoped photos.

  78. Kevin Nauli Harahap April 5, 2017 at 10:43 am

    sorry, but who was the guy in the far left at 0:27 that been red marked?

  79. wireless killer June 20, 2017 at 8:53 pm


  80. Mubi Zack August 22, 2017 at 6:07 am

    Noooo. Chinese are supposed to be good at faking. This is supposed to be the only thing they are good at. Now it is gone too.

  81. Oscar T August 28, 2017 at 1:29 am

    China Uncensored On Space Genius

  82. Aarron Bal August 30, 2017 at 1:43 pm

    last one 😭😭😭

  83. Owlblocks David September 1, 2017 at 9:32 pm

    Ron Swanson is an anarcho capitalist. I think you'd be hard pressed to compare him with the Chinese government.

  84. Deivs Hdz October 8, 2017 at 6:28 pm

    Everything is fake in China.

  85. premeshwar leitanthem November 30, 2017 at 11:21 am

    I can add an extra d**k to those government official if they want.

  86. WINNIE-the- POOH diplomacy November 30, 2017 at 10:43 pm

    HA HA HA……..!

  87. Lalu December 2, 2017 at 9:01 am

    Fuck. I am laughing hard

  88. Shinji Ikari December 15, 2017 at 8:13 am


  89. T D January 1, 2018 at 7:39 pm

    What a laugh!

  90. HeartSmith February 20, 2018 at 4:21 am

    I can do better

  91. Catalicious April 20, 2018 at 2:40 am

    Love you Chris. Love from an Indian living in China.

  92. Fra ruger September 13, 2018 at 3:10 pm

    CCP has been the vilest tyranny on earth.

  93. illbbback November 28, 2018 at 3:58 pm

    This guy is great. Ought to have a million views.

  94. Chau Michau December 23, 2018 at 6:14 am


  95. 2randomcrap3 December 26, 2018 at 10:05 am

    I can't do any better, but I kinda wanna see if I can actually make a picture so badly faked that not even China can bottom it.

  96. Niki Li January 13, 2019 at 2:54 am

    It’s obviously not true lol , ppl who believes it must be so dump. 😂

  97. Jlh 88 February 13, 2019 at 10:37 pm

    LMFAO.. Loved this video

  98. Pemze February 26, 2019 at 9:46 pm

    LOL! Come on China, I'm sure you can do better than this xd

  99. Ga-shing Chou July 2, 2019 at 11:18 am


  100. Mick Power July 11, 2019 at 12:14 pm

    China been photoshopping since ancient times

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