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Made in China - Migrants in Rural China
This documentary 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 people…
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
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 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,…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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
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…
The Men Who Would Conquer China
Mart Bakal is a multi-millionaire New York investment banker with a mission. He's been assisting the spread of capitalism in the former Communist world since the early 1990's. He now wants to build his profile and his personal fortune in…
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…
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,…
July Boys: New Global Players - Catering to the Global High-Tech Service Industry
This documentary focuses on a small 'startup' company in Bangalore that designs and produces software products for cellular service providers in Europe and the U.S. Turning the tables on the usual outsourcing story, July Systems has leveraged U.S.-based venture capital…
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
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.
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…
Inside China 7: Environmental Timebomb?
Part of the Series: Inside China Collection
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…