After centuries of Western dominance, the world’s center of economic and political weight is shifting eastward. In just 30 years, China has risen from long-standing poverty to being the second largest economy in the world – faster than any other country in history. What China says and does is therefore of great importance to the entire world.
In this series, Chinese people get to have their say. They talk about everyday life in China, which is characterized by grandiose plans for future development. They also tell of the concern about the growing divide between rich and poor. The question on everyone’s mind seems to be, “What does the future hold?”
No other country in history has risen so quickly from poverty to prosperity. How was it possible? How did it take place and what happened along the way? An episode about historical recollection in the world’s oldest and possibly most modern country.
Economic reforms have led to a divided China, which threatens not only individual survival, but even economic growth and the entire Chinese society. In this episode, we hear stories and interviews about the middle class, about poverty in rural areas and about the precarious existence of hundreds of millions of migrant workers on the fringes of the cities.More info
After the Revolution in 1949, legislation regarding equality was passed, a huge step forward for China at the time. The economic reforms of recent decades have also improved women’s lives. Yet China is still the only country in the world where more women than men commit suicide.More info
How is China run, and how do the people get their say?More info