China on China: Episode 1 – A Dramatic History

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.


  • Year: 2013
  • Duration: 30 mins
  • Production: UR
  • Available Versions: ENG
  • Country of production: Sweden

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