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China Documentary Films in Streaming: General

General

China
"One fifth of all people on Earth live in China, the world's most populated country: modernization is on the fast track."

China: Geography, History, and Commerce
"This video, produced by Greg Shepherd, is about the history, geography and commerce of China and covers climate, regions, major cities, working conditions, and economic development."

China New Empire
"At the start of the 21st century, China is poised to dominate. Its economy has not seen a recession in 33 years, and has averaged 10% growth over the last 20. It has witnessed formidable military and technological advancement: “The next man on the moon will undoubtedly be Chinese.” Its emerging middle class, 450 million people strong, is larger than all of Europe. But modern China is also a bundle of contradictions. Economic liberation has not ushered in hoped-for political freedoms: journalists, artists, and activist bloggers are regularly jailed for airing their views. And the darker legacies of capitalism have left their mark. Income inequality is unprecedented. Less than 0.5% of China’s population possesses 70% of its wealth. ..."

Emperors
"The transformation of China into a global superpower raises some of the most challenging questions of our time – and this revealing series seeks out the answers. Will this turn out to be China’s century or will the Red Dragon crash and burn? Niall Ferguson travels through this vast country to find out how a fifth of humanity can live under a Communist system of government with a capitalist economy when, according to all the laws of history, it should fall apart. Held together for more than 2000 years, firstly by imperial rule and now by an imperious Communist Party, what does China stand for? Ferguson talks to the people who know – including its new billionaires, survivors of Chairman Mao’s regime, ardent young nationalists and those defending China’s rural poor."

Fit In Or Fail
"China is the most populous country on the planet, home to a complicated society of proud and sometimes secretive people. In this surprising series, Billie J D Porter travels across the country to find out what it's like to grow up there. From the Great Wall to China's megacities and its only tropical island, she discovers how money, marriage and national pride are the cornerstones of Chinese life. Whether visiting one of the world's largest mass-dating events, or watching China's youth pay tribute to the state by raising flags and marching, Billie discovers how China's history has shaped its young people's values, and finds a nation that's unique in ways she could never have expected."

SuperPower
"The transformation of China into a global superpower raises some of the most challenging questions of our time – and this revealing series seeks out the answers. Will this turn out to be China’s century or will the Red Dragon crash and burn? Niall Ferguson travels through this vast country to find out how a fifth of humanity can live under a Communist system of government with a capitalist economy when, according to all the laws of history, it should fall apart. Held together for more than 2000 years, firstly by imperial rule and now by an imperious Communist Party, what does China stand for? Ferguson talks to the people who know – including its new billionaires, survivors of Chairman Mao’s regime, ardent young nationalists and those defending China’s rural poor."

 

(SuperPower)