China Icons – a selection of films

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We dipped into the archives to present a selection of films from 2016, starting with 'Hopes and Dreams - China's migrant factory workers' ...

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The MaiJiShan Grottoes 麦积山石窟, TianShui, GanSu province
The MaiJiShan Grottoes are filled with thousands of Buddhist sculptures. These were carved from the Wei dynasty to the Song dynasty by Buddhist monks who first came here via the North Silk Road. The grottoes are close to TianShui, which is the second largest city in GanSu province in central China, with a population of approximately 3.5 milion. The city lies along the route of the ancient Northern Silk Road by the Wei River, through which much of the trade flowed between China and the West. The Qin state, the founding dynasty of China, arose in this part of China.
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Fun adventures in DunHuang 敦煌, western GanSu province
DunHuang is situated in a rich oasis within the Gobi Desert that includes Crescent Lake. DunHuang held a strategic position at the crossroads of the ancient Southern Silk Route and the main road leading from India via Lhasa to Mongolia and Southern Siberia, as well as the entrance to the narrow HeXi Corridor, which led straight to the heart of the northern China plains and the ancient capitals of Chang'An (known today as Xi'An) and LuoYang. The Gobi Desert is a 'rain shadow desert', formed by the Himalayan mountain range blocking rain-carrying clouds from the Indian Ocean.
Beautiful AnHui 安徽 province
A trip to Shangri-la 香格里拉 in YunNan province
Shangri-la (XiāngGéLǐLā) was a semi-fictional paradise depicted in the book 'Lost Horizon' by James Hilton. This town in YunNan province, with a great likeness to the fictional paradise that Hilton depicted, was renamed from ZhongDian to Shangri-la in 2001.
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Amazing, beautiful ZhangJiaJie 张家界
In HuNan province. Plus a detailed documentary film. Discover why to the Chinese nature is not just a pretty background, but that human life is rooted in nature; that nature is as a holy text of which we are a part ...
Daniel Dumbrill talks with Max Blumenthal of Moderate Rebels – XinJiang and the US empire’s war drive
Important information on today's geopolitics. Do not miss it. XinJiang and the US empire's war drive ... More from the Moderate Rebels channel ... The 'threat' is that of a good example. In China, the people are family. In the West, the people are merely livestock. In the West, it is government by and for the elite (though wrapped in the candyfloss of elections). The Military Industrial Complex plays a part, but the biggest part is the western elites' superiority complex - colonialism never went away, it just became more subtle (but no less brutal).
JiaYuGuan 嘉峪关 – the western end of the Great Wall of China
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