‘Better Lives’ – documentary films on poverty reduction

China has lifted 800 million people out of poverty. These videos show recent examples of how this was achieved ...

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Beautiful Mount EMei (EMeiShan 峨眉山) from the air
The first Buddhist temple in China was constructed here in SiChuan province in the 1st century A.D. The addition of other temples has turned Éméi Shān into one of Buddhism's holiest sites and is one of the four sacred Buddhist mountains of China. All in all, there are now seventy six Buddhist temples and monasteries, most of them located near the mountain top.
Home is wherever I’m with you …
A trip to the wild Great Wall ... Love the ones you're with. Your partner, family, neighbours, the people you pass on the street. As this blue and green planet whizzes through space, we can all share the love with those around us. The goal of all sane people is to create a better world for our children ...
Together around China 中国 – video
Filmed in 2013. BeiJing, Forbidden City and Great Wall - ZhangJiaJie, National Forest Park and WuLingYuan Scenic Area - YangShuo, Li River - Shangri-La, SongZanLin Monastery and BaLaGeZong - ShanGri-La - Grand Canyon National Park - Tiger Leaping Gorge - YangTse River - LiJiang, Old Town - Hong Kong.
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ShanHaiGuan, east of Beijing at the coast, is at the eastern end of the Great Wall. This is located near QinHuangDao and is closely associated with China's first emperor. Qin Dynasty: 221 - 206 BC. Qin Shi Huang joined together walls at China's northern frontier into the first Great Wall. He also ended feudalism and unified much of China.
Going home …
A short story for the Chinese New Year. The Spring Festival is about a new year, a new beginning. A time of renewal, and hope and a fresh start, a time of good-will. For example, fireworks, apart from being a joy to all, are to scare away bad spirits. One can see this symbolize the breaking of old habits of thought - a spring clean of the mind.
Along the YangTze 长江 River
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A day trip to the Summer Palace 頤和園 in BeiJing
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Beautiful HangZhou 杭州
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