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China: Time of Xi (Episode 1) – People’s Republic

Published on Oct 22, 2017

This episode shows what it really means to be the “people’s” republic in the 21st century through the lens of everyday Chinese. From ambitious kiwi-growing farmers to a taxi driver in bustling Beijing, as well as young girls with big dreams and a passion for football, and a small-town shopkeeper whose life has been transformed by technology, we see the profound changes in people’s daily lives. It also investigates how Xi Jinping's early experiences may have shaped his vision for the “Chinese Dream” and driven him to very publicly commit to ending poverty for the 50 million Chinese still living below the United Nations poverty line.

China: Time of Xi (Episode 2) – Running China Now

Published on Oct 23, 2017

The second episode looked at the country’s critical challenges in the areas of economy, environment and corruption. Within the economic sphere, China’s rapid investment in developing new technology, such as AI-powered autonomous drones and a ground-breaking electric sky train is helping to diversify and transform its economy. While the younger generation is spearheading these projects to clean up the environment, it is resulting in a new respect for the rule of law. Thanks to Xi’s push for a “system upgrade” across every sector, China has amazed the world. 

China: Time of Xi (Episode 3) - All Aboard

Published on Oct 24, 2017

As best-selling author Prof Martin Jacques comments: "China is exercising global power, political power, cultural power, economic power, intellectual power, moral power. China is coming of age." This episode shows touching down on four continents, how the influence of this new China is changing communities and lives - from Africa to Asia to Europe.