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The Great Japanese Retirement
BBC
In a world where people panic about the rising global population, Japan is facing a very different future which could see their population shrink by a third in just 40 years. One reason is that the Japanese are not having…
Made in China
Made in China tells one of the millions of stories of migrants from rural China who comprise the backbone of the Chinese economic miracle. It provides a human face behind the ubiquitous label "Made in China." This massive dislocation of…
Inside China 3: Politics And The People
China is now a market economy, but holds on to the communist political system - pollution, corruption and ethnic divisions cause great tensions. POLITICS They call it "Socialism with Chinese characteristics" but the communist party has a monopoly on power…
Inside China 5: China Rich And Poor
A big principle of socialism is equality, but China's new society has glaring inequalities. The communist party calls it "socialism with Chinese characteristics" but, in the rush for growth, have they created a society far harsher than western capitalism? COMMUNISM…
Inside China 6: The Great Migration
Chinese development has depended on a vast influx of 250 million migrant workers into the cities - some have prospered but most are poorly paid and housed, with few rights. Mass protests mean the government can no longer take them…
Inside China 1: The Rise Of A Superpower
How has China transformed, inside 30 years, from developing nation to the world's next largest economy after the USA? Includes interviews with historians, eye-witnesses and party officials. TIANANMEN SQUARE A dramatic turning point was the Tiananmen Square massacre in 1989…
Santa's Workshop
Santa's Workshop takes you to the real world of China's toy factories. Low labour costs attract more and more companies to China. Today more than 75% of our toys are made in China. But this industry takes its toll on…
Inside China 2: China The Future?
China is flexing its economic muscle, investing all over the world. What does this mean for the West? AFRICA China needs access to energy and raw materials - that's why it's pouring huge investment into Africa. Mozambique's economy, for example,…
The Chinese Are Coming - Episode 1
BBC
Travelling across three continents, Justin Rowlatt investigates the spread of Chinese influence around the planet and asks what the world will be like if China overtakes America as the world's economic superpower. In the first of two films, he embarks…
Guanxi and Woofies: Understanding Entry Modes into the Chinese Market
Home to more than 1.3 billion people, China is one of the fastest growing countries in the world. As global companies continue to enter its market, China's large bureaucracy can be challenging to navigate. Viewers will learn more about how…
Gross National Happiness: Jigme Thinley
Interview with Jigme Thinley, the first democratically elected prime minister of Bhutan. While in office the Thinley government was dedicated to Gross National Happiness (GNH), an idea that was born in the early 1970s when Bhutan's fourth King, an absolute…
India Today
One of the most diverse nations in the world, India is a land of stark contrasts. From its vast deserts to its snowy mountain peaks, India is home to a host of different ethnicities and cultural traditions that can be…
This World - How China Fooled the World
BBC
China is now the second largest economy in the world and for the last 30 years its economy has been growing at an astonishing rate. While the west has been in the grip of the worst recession in a generation,…
Inside China 8: Education And Women’s Rights
The communist revolution gave women theoretical equality, but centuries-old oppressions still persist. Women have suffered through the "one child" policy. But women are now among China's top entrepreneurs. "ONE CHILD" POLICY China's coercive policy of forbidding more than one child…
Inside China 7: Environmental Timebomb?
The Chinese want the same life style as the West - but at what cost? The air and water are polluted, causing much suffering and protest - as well as a drought crisis. Chinese leaders talk of moving away from…
World in the Balance "China Revs Up"
Part of the Series: NOVA
PBS
NOVA takes the pulse of China's hyperactive economy, the fastest-growing in the history of the world. During the last two decades, China clamped down on its population growth through its controversial one-child policy, but in recent years it has relaxed…
Fun@Sun: Making of a Global Workplace - The Culture of a Global Software Company
An inside look at work and work culture in the software development centre of a large American multinational company, Sun Microsystems, located in Bangalore (Indian Engineering Centre, or IEC). The film highlights the multiple ways in which 'culture' operates as…
China vs. India: Who Will Win?
India and China are among the world's fastest growing economies which jointly contribute nearly 30% to global economic growth as the balance of economic power continues to shift from West to East. Both China and India are not emerging economies,…
The Chinese Are Coming - Episode 2
BBC
Justin Rowlatt crosses Brazil and the United States on an epic journey as he continues to investigate the spread of Chinese influence around the planet. In Rio, local industries, including bikini factories, are threatened by cheap Chinese imports, and in…
Inside China 4: The New Entrepreneurs
China's "new billionaires" are well-known but what about the small businesses? Many were set up by migrants who have battled against hardship - and many are women. THE PR BUSINESS 24 year old Tian Qiuyu started her business while she…