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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…
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…
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…
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 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 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 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…
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 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 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,…
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…
China's Challenges: Where is China’s Economy Going and What is the Impact of Pollution?
Part of the Series: China's Challenges Series
While China is an economic superpower, its cheap-labor advantage is ending; its air and water are polluted; and its society is fractured by rich and poor. How can China achieve its goal of becoming a "moderately well off society" in…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…