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Ancient belief systems
Ancient belief systems

Duration: 05:16

Daoism is China's indigenous religion. We visit a centre of Daoism in Beijing, where we see disciples chanting and visit the Confucius Temple, named after China's greatest philosopher.

 
Business and work in Beijing
Business and work in Beijing

Duration: 04:13

Communist Party leader Deng Xiaoping's economic reforms in China have seen the emergence of private companies and joint venture companies. Women are also getting the opportunity to become successful entrepreneurs.

 
Filming Tibetan macaques in China (pt 4/4)
Filming Tibetan macaques in China (pt 4/4)

Duration: 03:48

Early in the morning, cameraman Hao Jian practises taiji, a form of exercise which relaxes the mind and body. The peace and quiet of the Buddhist temples and monasteries on Emei Mountain provide an ideal haven for people seeking spiritual purification.

 
Industrialisation of rural Shaxi (pt 1/3)
Industrialisation of rural Shaxi (pt 1/3)

Duration: 06:35

The small rural town of Shaxi has been long neglected by its neighbour, Shanghai. But Communist Party Secretary Gao intends to change this by industrialising this rural area.

 
Industrialisation of rural Shaxi (pt 2/3)
Industrialisation of rural Shaxi (pt 2/3)

Duration: 04:11

Communist Party Secretary Gao is determined to realise his grand plan to introduce urbanisation to Shaxi. In the meantime, his work is taking a toll on his own family life.

 
Industrialisation of rural Shaxi (pt 3/3)
Industrialisation of rural Shaxi (pt 3/3)

Duration: 03:14

Contrary to 'collective farming' under the old communist system, China's rural reforms have meant that Shaxi's farmers can now be more entrepreneurial. Communist Party Secretary Gao wants to go a step further and develop Shaxi into a satellite town for the Shanghainese.

 
The farmers of Hongya County embark on dairy farming (pt 1/3)
The farmers of Hongya County embark on dairy farming (pt 1/3)

Duration: 04:35

In 1998 the Yangtze River burst its banks, killing millions in the valleys on each side. This was due to a build-up of silt from logging and farming up in the mountains, and villagers were forced to turn to dairy farming.

 
The farmers of Hongya County embark on dairy farming (pt 2/3)
The farmers of Hongya County embark on dairy farming (pt 2/3)

Duration: 04:38

Up in the mountains a massive tree-planting scheme is taking place to provide sturdy ground cover, while forest guardians watch out for illegal tree-felling.

 
The farmers of Hongya County embark on dairy farming (pt 3/3)
The farmers of Hongya County embark on dairy farming (pt 3/3)

Duration: 04:40

If the villagers can continue to green their mountains and clean up the rivers, perhaps one day the area will be able to welcome tourists - another potential source of income.

 
The White Horse Printing Press offers hope to the disabled in Chengdu (pt 1/3)
The White Horse Printing Press offers hope to the disabled in Chengdu (pt 1/3)

Duration: 04:25

The story of Mrs Chen Siming, fondly known as 'Mama Chen'. She is a staunch supporter of disability rights who wants to change the situation for the better by creating work for disabled people at the printing press.

 
The White Horse Printing Press offers hope to the disabled in Chengdu (pt 2/3)
The White Horse Printing Press offers hope to the disabled in Chengdu (pt 2/3)

Duration: 05:37

We meet workers at the White Horse Printing Press in Chengdu. Mama Chen's main concern is the threat of forced redundancy for her disabled workforce if business does not pick up.

 
The White Horse Printing Press offers hope to the disabled in Chengdu (pt 3/3)
The White Horse Printing Press offers hope to the disabled in Chengdu (pt 3/3)

Duration: 04:04

The workers of the White Horse Printing Press in Chengdu spend the public holiday visiting the local panda park. But beneath the fun and laughter is a fear that the happy days may soon be over.

 
University students volunteer to work with the Yi minority in the mountains (pt 2/4)
University students volunteer to work with the Yi minority in the mountains (pt 2/4)

Duration: 04:13

Improving education is a major factor in reducing poverty, but schooling has been difficult for the children of the Yi people as many of them live in isolated mountainous regions. Students from Sichuan University try their hand at teaching and meet some challenges.

 
Urban planning in Shanghai - Professor Ruan Yisan (pt 1/3)
Urban planning in Shanghai - Professor Ruan Yisan (pt 1/3)

Duration: 05:44

Shanghai is a city of grand designs and a battleground for architects and developers fighting to make their mark. Urban planner Professor Ruan Yisan is a fierce campaigner for restoration.

 
Urban planning in Shanghai - Professor Ruan Yisan (pt 2/3)
Urban planning in Shanghai - Professor Ruan Yisan (pt 2/3)

Duration: 02:50

Shanghai has the largest population of any city in the world. There's little room to expand, but urban planners such as Professor Ruan Yisan must somehow create green spaces for residents.

 
Urban planning in Shanghai - Professor Ruan Yisan (pt 3/3)
Urban planning in Shanghai - Professor Ruan Yisan (pt 3/3)

Duration: 05:30

Public awareness of conservation issues is growing in Shanghai, so Professor Ruan Yisan is now focusing his energies on the water towns in the surrounding rural areas.

 
Western culture and fashion reach Shanghai (pt 1/3)
Western culture and fashion reach Shanghai (pt 1/3)

Duration: 05:12

Shanghai has long been the fashion centre of China and Wang Lei uses this to his advantage to promote image consultancy to professionals.

 
Western culture and fashion reach Shanghai (pt 2/3)
Western culture and fashion reach Shanghai (pt 2/3)

Duration: 05:25

Where Maoism was once the ideology of China, consumerism has now taken its place and, with it, a growing desire amongst youngsters for all things Western.

 
Western culture and fashion reach Shanghai (pt 3/3)
Western culture and fashion reach Shanghai (pt 3/3)

Duration: 03:17

A blend of Eastern and Western culture makes Shanghai a highly desirable international focal point. Wang Lei decides to fuse the two cultures at the annual Shanghai Hair Show.

 

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