‘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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This is KaiFeng 开封, HeNan province
KāiFēng was once the capital of the Song dynasty, and is one of the Eight Ancient Capitals of China. Located along the southern bank of the Yellow River, it borders the provincial capital of ZhengZhou to the west.
A trip to TongLi 同理, SuZhou
A water town in north-east JiangSu province, not far from Shanghai. SuZhou Old Town is famous for its gardens as well as canals. The classical gardens are on the UNESCO World Heritage Site list.
The temples and natural landscape around Mount EMei  峨嵋山 and LeShan Giant Buddha 乐山大佛
A beautiful film of the scenic area around ÉMéiShān and LèShān Dàfó, SìChuān province. Mount EMei is one of the Four Sacred Buddhist Mountains of China on which there are nearly 70 Buddhist monasteries. At 71 meters (233 feet) in height, LeShan Giant Buddha is the largest stone Buddha in the world.
JianZi 毽子 !
A popular pastime in parks all over China. JianZi combines athleticism, balance, coordination and inner calm. It has been played in China since the Han Dynasty (200 BC). The 'shuttlecock' is composed of a number of coin-like metal weights and colored feathers. The first film is from the People's Park in GuangZhou; the second is at the Long Corridor of the Temple of Heaven in BeiJing.
YanJi 延吉 city, YanBian, JiLin province
Near the border with Korea in north east China, the city has a large ethnic Korean population.
The extraordinarily beautiful ShiLin 石林 Stone Forest Geological Park
石林, ShiLin County, YunNan, south China. This area, covering around 500 square kilometers in all, lies about 90 km east of the provincial capital KunMing and is comprised of seven scenic areas featuring amazing limestone karst rock formations. The Stone Forest began around 270 million years ago as a shallow sea.
Good morning BeiJing 北京 !
Early morning in the Temple of Heaven (TianTan) park ...
Beautiful natural scenery in north west China (north XinJiang 新疆)
North XinJiang province, including Kanas Lake. Awesome ...
The gardens of SuZhou 苏州, JiangSu province
Excellent examples of Chinese garden arts. The first three films are of the famous Humble Administrator's Garden and the fourth shows the Surging Wave Pavilion.
ShangHai 上海 as seen from the Oriental Pearl Tower 东方明珠塔
The Oriental Pearl Tower lies in PuDong, next to the HuangPu River and on the opposite side of the river from the Bund.
A winter trip to HuangShan 黄山
AnHui province.

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