China on China: Episode 4 – More than Half the Sky

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.

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.


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

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