Videos about documentary, China

China – 70 years of the Peoples’s Republic – and the developing world

Martin Jacques, Hannah Ryder and David Monyae (with emphasis ob Africa) ...

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The BRI : the new Silk Road : the China – Russia corridor

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Encounters in China …

With China Icons ...

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The enduring Silk Road

A documentary series by RT. Text by RT.

The Ancient Silk Road was a trade route that began in China in the 2nd century BC and, for more than 1700 years, linked Europe and Asia. As well as goods, it facilitated a cultural exchange between the continents, knowledge, religion, art, philosophy and tradition all passed back and forth between distant nations. Modern China now has the strongest economy in Asia and is a major world power. This series examines the enduring influence of the Silk Road in making the nation what it is today and how its legacy still thrives in China.

PART ONE

From the 2nd century BC onwards, the great Silk Road was a vital trade route that provided a link between Eurasian countries. It began during China’s Han dynasty and eventually stretched all the way to Rome. Throughout its 17 centuries of existence, it played a crucial role in enabling cultural interaction between nations and peoples all over the continents. As well as establishing economic ties, it also facilitated the exchange between countries of knowledge, religious practice, architectural styles, art, philosophy and traditions.

Modern Chinese culture has been heavily influenced by centuries of trade with neighbouring countries. Today, there are still sites in China that preserve the history of the Silk Road and the country’s role in it. Tang West Market Museum in the city of Xi'an marks the ancient starting point of the Silk Road and displays relics unearthed from what used to be a major centre for international trade. The Silk Route Museum in the city of Jiuquan celebrates the first ever customs checkpoint in history. This city served as an outpost on China’s border with unforgiving and perilous nomadic lands. Meanwhile, a network of grottos called the Mogao Caves bears witness to Buddhism arriving and thriving in China.

Today, China remains true to the well-established tradition of cultural exchange with its neighbours. 2016-2017 are dedicated to furthering Russo-Chinese relations and bilateral media ties. The history of collaboration between the two countries dates back as far as 400 years, when religious missionaries crossed the borders to introduce the other side to their homeland’s rich cultural practices.

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PART TWO

China is developing a unique blend of socialism and capitalism. The state-owned sector dominates but there has been a sudden surge in privately owned businesses operating in a new market economy. The two systems coexist in apparent harmony despite the seemingly contradictory ideologies of capitalism and communism. Private businesses began to appear after the country’s economic reforms of the late 1970s, ushered in by then premier, Deng Xiaoping. The emergence of private entrepreneurship led to rapid economic development for China. The country is still among the world’s fastest growing economies and is often the first to tap into new markets.

To further expand its regional economic influence, China has launched a programme to revive the famous old Silk Road. They are confident that the route will develop new international markets and forge new business alliances. The multifaceted programme involves improving road infrastructure and modernising key cities along the ancient Silk trading route. They are also creating more favourable conditions for business with incentives like company tax breaks and duty-free towns near the borders with neighbouring countries.
The project has been dubbed the ‘One Belt, One Road initiative’, and involves cooperation with more than 60, mostly neighbouring countries, with Russia among the major partners. RTD examines examples of Sino-Russian cooperation carried out under the ‘One Belt, One Road’ umbrella, including large-scale government projects and private trade deals with Russian customers.

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China – a meritocracy

A talk by Eric X. Li ...

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The human dream …

A talk by Australian Kevin Rudd ...

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The Return of China

Not the rise of, just the return.

A talk by Australian Malcolm Turnbull ...

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A comment re defense spending - per capita (person), China is not even in the top 15 -

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_military_expenditure_per_capita

Defense spending is in fact very small considering the size of the country.

       
   

Inside Chinese smartphone giant HuaWei’s ShenZhen headquarters

An fascinating look inside the massive campus ...

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And also a quick look at BaiDu's campus in BeiJing ...

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Deng XiaoPing – history / documentary

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HuaWei – the truth

Nathan Rich lays it out ...

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An unlikely citizen

Video : China : An unlikely citizen

China's transformation and an interview with Professor Bill Brown, who came to China 30 years ago and made it his family home ...

Jack Ma (Alibaba founder) talks business, trade and general wisdom

Video : China : Jack Ma (Alibaba founder) talks business, trade and general wisdom

January,2017.

Trump's trade war - May 2019

Video : China : Trump's trade war - May 2019

Alternative energy in China (documentaries)

Video : China : Alternative energy in China (documentaries)

The traditional Chinese philosophy is to live in harmony with nature rather than trying to conquer nature. A look at China's Green Dream and its amazing progress ...

The New Silk Road : ambition and opportunity

Video : China : The New Silk Road : ambition and opportunity

With Dr. May-yi Shaw. Meet the pioneers of the Belt and Road Initiative ...

Future China - a talk by Martin Jacques

Video : China : Future China - a talk by Martin Jacques

Preserving cultural traditions and identity while embracing the new ...

Video : China : Preserving cultural traditions and identity while embracing the new ...

The rise of smartphone payments in China

Video : China : The rise of smartphone payments in China

'Better Lives' - documentary films on poverty reduction

Video : China : '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 ...

ShangHai - life in the mega-city

Video : China : ShangHai - life in the mega-city

An interesting 30 minute documentary by DW ... Bonus film : a cool look / guide to the sights ...

China in the age of Xi - documentary

Video : China : China in the age of Xi - documentary

An in-depth look at how current president Xi JingPing has guided China over the last five years, the ideas behind the changes, and the future direction. A fascinating and excellently made documentary by the Discovery Channel. If you want to know today's China and where China is headed, this is a comprehensive guide. At over 2 hours, it is not a quick glance, but much more insightful than anything else you think you know about China. Highly recommended.

China Icons - a selection of films

Video : China : China Icons - a selection of films

Looking for Chinese culture, life-stories, and cultural news from around China ? Check out our new China Icons page, automatically updated with the latest films from the highly regarded China Icons team. We dipped into the archives to present a selection of films from 2016, starting with 'Hopes and Dreams - China's migrant factory workers' ... The China Icons page - bookmark or find the link in the sidebar.

ShangHai 上海 - an aerial and historical guide

Video : China : ShangHai 上海 - an aerial and historical guide

A fascinating look at the extraordinary history and transformation of ShangHai. With China Central TV (CCTV). Narrated by Owen Grant. Bonus film - sailing along the HuangPu River at night, between the Bund in PuXi (west of the river) and PuDong (east of the river). The most well known area of PuDong is the LuJiaZui finance and trade zone that includes the ShangHai Stock Exchange and many of ShangHai's highest buildings, such as the Oriental Pearl Tower, the Jin Mao Tower, the ShangHai World Financial Center, and the ShangHai Tower. These modern skyscrapers directly face PuXi's historic Bund (meaning embankment), a remnant of former foreign concessions. PuDong also includes the Port of ShangHai, the ShangHai World Expo site and Century Park, ShangHai PuDong International Airport, the JiuDuanSha Wetland Nature Reserve, and the ShangHai Disney Resort. This 'New Area' has been established from almost nothing in just thirty years.

Along the ancient Silk Road of China ...

Video : China : Along the ancient Silk Road of China ...

A BeiJingBuzzz special. From Xi'An to Kashgar. A journey along the Chinese part of the trade route that connected China to Iran, Syria, Palestine, and beyond. With film-maker Graeme Langford ...

ChongQing 重庆 : light rail, urban planning, food and tourism

Video : China : ChongQing 重庆 : light rail, urban planning, food and tourism

Hong Kong`s 香港 green islands - documentary

Video : China : Hong Kong`s 香港 green islands - documentary

Dancing on a Dream - documentary

Video : China : Dancing on a Dream - documentary

The story of an American girl with a dream to master Chinese dance through to graduation at Beijing Normal University's dance school ...

Breakfast in NanJing 南京 ...

Video : China : Breakfast in NanJing 南京 ...

A fascinating look at the wide variety of breakfast foods on offer ...

China in the world - past, present and future

Video : China : China in the world - past, present and future

A talk by Dr. Martin Jacques in Singapore ...

Tibet, China - freedom from serfdom - documentary

Video : China : Tibet, China - freedom from serfdom - documentary

With CCTV English.

A Miao herbal medicine man in GuiZhou 贵州 - documentary

Video : China : A Miao herbal medicine man in GuiZhou 贵州 - documentary

My life in China 中国

Video : China : My life in China 中国

Creative, talented and visionary expats in China. A special documentary series with CCTV English. Inspiring stories of overseas people making their life in China ... * Preserving the Chinese language * 'Gemini' - French / Chinese pop couple * Innovative t-shirt designer * Cross-cultural architect * Martial arts and calligraphy * Wind power engineer * TianJin city guide magazine publisher and the 'Beijing Beatles' * Engineering manager * The 'Sound Guy' * Restaurant management * Creative art installations * Children's photographer * English teacher * International chef * 'Tribal Fusion' dance

LeShan Giant Buddha 乐山大佛, Mount Emei 峨眉山 Scenic Area

Video : China : LeShan Giant Buddha 乐山大佛, Mount Emei 峨眉山 Scenic Area

The LeShan Giant Buddha 乐山大佛 is located in SiChuan province and is a 233 foot tall stone statue constructed during the Tang Dynasty. Emei Shan (3,100 meters / 10,200 feet) is one of the four Chinese Buddhist sacred mountains. Emei Shan is UNESCO World Heritage Site (together with the Leshan Giant Buddha) : "...an area of exceptional cultural significance as it is the place where Buddhism first became established on Chinese territory... The first Buddhist temple in China was built on the summit of Mount Emei in the 1st century CE." Documentaries ...

Extraordinary Journeys into Tibet 非凡之旅《进藏》

Video : China : Extraordinary Journeys into Tibet 非凡之旅《进藏》

This outstanding, feature length documentary follows travelers taking six different routes to Tibet - via SiChuan, QingHai, XinJiang, YunNan and the Himalayas. Very beautiful ...

The beautiful Humble Administrator's Garden 拙政园

Video : China : The beautiful Humble Administrator's Garden 拙政园

An exemplary example of classical Chinese garden arts that aspires to the harmony of people and nature. ZhuoZheng Yuan, SuZhou, JiangSu province. At 52,000 square meters, it is the largest garden in SuZhou. A beautiful short documentary ...

The DaMing Palace of the Tang dynasty 唐朝大明宫 - documentary

Video : China : The DaMing Palace of the Tang dynasty 唐朝大明宫 - documentary

The DaMing Palace, 'Palace of Great Brilliance', was the imperial palace complex of the Tang dynasty (618 - 907 AD), located in its capital Chang'An. This palace served as the residence of the Tang emperors for more than 220 years. Today, it is designated as a National Heritage Site. The area of the remains is located northeast of Xi'An, ShaanXi province.

Chinese Civilization - documentary

Video : China : Chinese Civilization - documentary

Discover the origins and development of China through 5,000 years of history in this fascinating and informative documentary series from CCTV (in English) ...

Mount HuangShan 黄山 : a documentary

Video : China : Mount HuangShan 黄山 : a documentary

HuangShan (Yellow Mountain) is a group of mountains in AnHui province, east China. Famous for its rugged peaks, unusual rocks and tenacious pine trees, this beautiful landscape is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

YuanMingYuan 圆明园, the original Summer Palace in BeiJing - documentary

Video : China : YuanMingYuan 圆明园, the original Summer Palace in BeiJing - documentary

A fascinating documentary, in English. Discover how this place embodied the quintessential Chinese garden arts, and how it came to be destroyed ...

The last Kung Fu masters

Video : China : The last Kung Fu masters

A short documentary - an extended preview of Chris Crudelli's film on the martial arts in China today.

Skateboarding in ShangHai 上海 - documentary

Video : China : Skateboarding in ShangHai 上海 - documentary

Photographic posing accents - documentary video

Video : China : Photographic posing accents - documentary video

The evolution of the peace sign in east Asia ...

Efficient public transport in GuangZhou 广州

Video : China : Efficient public transport in GuangZhou 广州

GuangDong province. Coordinated buses and bicycles improve the transportation for residents ...

Adoption story

Video : China : Adoption story

Feature length (one and a half hours) film. Shows lots of places and everyday life in three cities: Beijing, ChongQing and GuangZhou.

The beautiful WuDang Mountains 武当山, home of Taoism

Video : China : The beautiful WuDang Mountains 武当山, home of Taoism

A fascinating documentary by CCTV English ...

Green technology and China's unprecedented urbanisation - video

Video : China : Green technology and China's unprecedented urbanisation - video

Documentary by GizMag that looks at the SAIC auto company and its role at the Shanghai Expo. In addition, the film also looks at China's remarkable rise as a manufacturing and technical powerhouse, with its eye firmly on the future. This 20 minute film is highly recommended.

An introduction to 6,000 years of Chinese art

Video : China : An introduction to 6,000 years of Chinese art

Illustrated by works from China at the Asian Art Museum of San Frascisco, one of the largest collections of Chinese art outside China.

The great voyages of Zheng He - video

Video : China : The great voyages of Zheng He - video

Zheng He's voyages began in 1405 with enormous and technologically advanced ships, almost 100 years before the European explorers set sail ...

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