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Doc Zone China's Earthquake: The People in the Pictures

In May 2008, the ground in China's Sichuan province shuddered and cracked open. Buildings, roads and lives were torn apart in seconds.The massive earthquake would leave over 80,000 dead or missing and millions homeless. China's Earthquake: The People in the Pictures tells the story of four people who lives have been changed forever by this disaster — a young reporter, ...
  • 2009
  • 00:43:45
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - September 2008 China and The Olympic Games

On August 8, 2008, the 29th Olympic Games opened in the Chinese capital of Beijing. For the Chinese government, the Games were not just a chance to host the biggest sporting event in the world, they were also a chance for the country to showcase its achievements as a rising global power. In this News in Review story we’ll look ...
  • 2008
  • 00:17:03
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/2008

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News in Review - May 2008 Tibet, China and the Olympics

In March anti-government riots erupted in Tibet, an autonomous region of China. When the Chinese government cracked down, there were protest demonstrations in many countries around the world. In this News in Review story, we’ll look at the violence in Tibet. We’ll also show you how the demonstrators targeted China’s preparations for this summer’s Olympic Games.
  • 2008
  • 00:15:56
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/2008

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News in Review - September 2001 Beijing 2008: A Momentous Decision

This story examines the complex international competition to host the 2008 Summer Olympics, the political, economic, and diplomatic considerations in particular that led to the IOC granting the Games to China, and the implications and ramifications for the city that won Beijing and the Canadian city that lost, Toronto. To some the decision was a disgrace, given China's record of ...
  • 2001
  • 00:13:10
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/2001

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