See photos from the second part of Anita and Justin's trip
Anita Rani and Justin Rowlatt head for their final destination, the mega-city of Shanghai.
Justin Rowlatt meets a Mao lookalike at the Civil War battle re-enactment in Yan’an, Shaanxi province.
Yan’an was the Communist Party’s wartime base and is now a popular ‘Red Tourism’ site.
Justin meets engineer Ouyang Gang at the Aizhai Bridge, a major engineering achievement spanning a mile across the valley.
It connects the financial centres of the east with the industrial megacity of Chongqing.
Anita Rani with Zheng Feng and his wife Zhang Jiaying on their wedding day in Hangzhou, for which they hired a fleet of cars.
The cars were decorated with flowers, teddies and the Chinese character for ‘happiness’.
Justin Rowlatt learns how to plant rice in the village of Denggao, Hunan Province, home to members of the Miao ethnic minority.
In rural areas, minorities are twice as likely to be poor as the Han population.
At the end of their 2,600 mile journey across China, Justin Rowlatt and Anita Rani meet up on the Bund in Shanghai.
The view across the river has been completely transformed over the past 20 years.