China Rises

China Rises is a four-part groundbreaking documentary special that takes you inside modern China like no other program has ever done. Created by an international team of documentary filmmakers from CBC, The New York Times and ZDF, the series is a vibrant portrait of an ascending power. The four-hour international production combines stunning, breathtaking images of China's cities and countryside with unparalleled intimate access to the men and women living an economic, political and social revolution — and those left on the sidelines. Each episode reveals a different revolutionary transformation: Episode 1: Getting Rich, The Economic Boom; Episode 2: City of Dreams, Shanghai & the New Middle Class; Episode 3: Food is Heaven, How Will China Feed Itself?; Episode 4: Party Games, Politics Through the Eyes of the 2008 Olympic Games. Gemini Award (2006): Best Documentary Series.

  • 2014
  • 13-14
  • 4 Titles

Included in this collection

CBC | Radio-Canada Documentary China Rises, Episode 1: Getting Rich, The Economic Boom

In 25 years, China has achieved the most rapid economic advance in such a short time of any nation in history. How? By scrapping its devotion to collectivism and empracing private enterprise with the zeal of 19th-century robber barons. But is China’s success riding on the backs of the poor?
  • 2006
  • 00:53:17
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

CBC | Radio-Canada Documentary China Rises, Episode 2: City of Dreams, Shanghai & the New Middle Class

In the streets and neighbourhoods of Shanghai, a new dream of China is beaing turned into reality. A generation of Chinese now lives in a style that would not look out of place in New York, Berlin or Toronto. But for its poorer residents, Shanghai can be a city of despair.
  • 2006
  • 00:53:17
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

CBC | Radio-Canada Documentary China Rises, Episode 3: Food is Heaven, How Will China Feed Itself?

From the steamy kitchens of Canton to the arid moonscape of the north, food is the very heart and soul of China. But increasing development and dwindling water supplies are threatening the nation’s ability to fee itself.
  • 2006
  • 00:53:17
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

CBC | Radio-Canada Documentary China Rises, Episode 4: Party Games, Politics Through the Eyes of the 2008 Olympic Games

China is on the march. As Beijing prepares for the 2008 Summer Olympic Games, it is envisioning a new political dawn for a growing nation and is ready to invite the world to see its progress.
  • 2006
  • 00:53:16
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013