Al Jazeera has produced a four-part series looking at various aspects of China’s rise. Three of four episodes have been broadcast; the fourth will be shown later this month. From their introduction:
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.
From angry farmers to weary migrant workers, powerful politicians and everyone in between, what China says and does, has become of undeniable importance to the entire world.
Episode 1: The Dramatic Rise, focuses on the divides created in Chinese society by the rapid economic reforms:
Episode 2: Power and the People, looks at how Chinese citizens get their voices heard in the Internet age:
Episode 3: The Fire Inside, examines the fight for women’s equality in China:
Episode 4: Made in China, has not yet been broadcast but will look at China’s role in the global economy.