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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…
West of the Tracks Collection - Rust
Tie Xi is a massive industrial complex in northeastern China's Shenyang province. Built during the Japanese occupation of China and restructured with Soviet support after World War II, it is the country's oldest and largest manufacturing center. From the postwar…
4 videos
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…
Shanghai
Part of the Series: Cities of the Future
BBC
Which cities will be the power centres of the 21st Century? These programme considers Shanghai - not the gangster city of Zhang Yimou's Shanghai Triad, but the other side, an ancient city at the forefront of the regeneration of the…
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
Part of the Series: Inside China Collection
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
Part of the Series: Inside China Collection
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…
West of the Tracks Collection - Remnants
Tie Xi is a massive industrial complex in northeastern China's Shenyang province. Built during the Japanese occupation of China and restructured with Soviet support after World War II, it is the country's oldest and largest manufacturing center. From the postwar…
3 videos
West of the Tracks Collection - Rails
Tie Xi is a massive industrial complex in northeastern China's Shenyang province. Built during the Japanese occupation of China and restructured with Soviet support after World War II, it is the country's oldest and largest manufacturing center. From the postwar…
2 videos
Inside China 2: China The Future?
Part of the Series: Inside China Collection
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,…
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…
Inside China 1: The Rise Of A Superpower
Part of the Series: Inside China Collection
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…
Inside China 8: Education And Women’s Rights
Part of the Series: Inside China Collection
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 4: The New Entrepreneurs
Part of the Series: Inside China Collection
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…
Singapore
Part of the Series: Cities of the Future
BBC
Which cities will be the power centres of the 21st Century? These programme considers Singapore - 3 million people crammed into the most regulated city on earth.
Inside China 6: The Great Migration
Part of the Series: Inside China Collection
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…
To Get Rich Is Glorious
In this astonishingly candid documentary, wealthy Hong Kong entrepreneur VINCENT LEE takes us on an emotional journey during the former colony's historic reunification with China. Vincent opens up his world of influence, his successful business strategies, his dilemmas and his…
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,…
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…
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…