China's economic role in the world is growing at a record pace, and it is also now a key player in world politics, The country has no doubt become a global manufacturing giant, but how will it deal with issues on the home front such as increase in pollution and water shortages? Although it has been confronted with tough environmental problems, efforts are being made to solve these. In the final episode of this series, through a range of interviews from Africa, the EU, the US, and China, we find out how it is positioning itself as a major global player.
Following the revolution of 1949, legislation regarding equality was passed, which was a huge step forward for China at the time. And the economic reforms of recent decades have further improved the lives of women, yet it is the only country in the world where more women than men commit suicide, according to the World Health Organisation. So, as China surges forward, how will society change and what role will the new generation play in this new global powerhouse?
In the final leg of their travels, Ken and Ching make an emotional return to their ancestral homes. They begin first in the dim sum capital Guangzhou to explore the birthplace of Cantonese cuisine, the food most familiar to the West, before heading their separate ways.
In this episode, Ken and Ching leave the heaving megacities far behind to embark on an intrepid journey across China's vast western frontier where few travellers dare to venture.
In this episode, Ken and Ching explore the effects of sweeping modernisation in China's fastest growing city, Chengdu.
Ken Hom, the godfather of Chinese cuisine, and Ching-He Huang, leading chef of the contemporary generation, together undertake an epic 4,500-kilometre culinary adventure across China - not only to reveal its food, but its people, history, culture and soul. They begin in Beijing, the imperial capital for 800 years. I
In the final episode of the series, Ferguson examines the impact of China's growth on the rest of the world.
A brief summary of the success of the CCP in 1949 under Mao.
Historian Niall Ferguson asks how China manages to live under a communist system of government but with a thriving capitalist economy. Mao was responsible for the deaths of millions, and yet this hard-line communist is revered in China today as the founder of a modern-day capitalist superpower.
In this revealing three-part series, Historian Niall Ferguson examines China's ascendancy into a global superpower, and asks what the future holds for the world's most populous country and its relationship with the rest of the world.
A riveting and moving film about longing and the personal legacy of war. In 1975, when the Vietnam War was ending, seven-year-old Heidi Bub (aka Mai Thi Hiep) was one of the thousands of Amerasian chlldren brought to the US. Broadcast as part of ABC's Sunday Best.
After a three-week road trip, the Indians' Australian odyssey is nearly at an end. But before they reveal their views on Australia, they take a look at our drinking culture... Australians drink more than just about any other country on earth; we also love our cricket. Joe introduces the Indians to a grand tradition - a beer at the cricket.
Joe gives the Indians a crash course in what constitutes an average Aussie - are we bushies, bogans or battlers? Why do we celebrate our larrikins but hide our laureates? In episode 5, the crew aims to discover the truth behind these stereotypes. Starting off in the bush, Joe takes the Indians to the Allora Show to experience country life at its best: cakes, pumpkins, dodgem cars and rodeos.
In episode 4, the crew looks at how Australia treats its Indigenous population and the often volatile relationship between black and white. Joe, Amer, Radhika, Gurmeet and Mahima start at the place Indigenous people first came into contact with white people, Sydney's Botany Bay. It's a good step-off point... leaving the Indians wondering what state the relationship is in after 200 years of white settlement.
Year 7 Water in the World unit
For Hindus, Mother Ganga is a sacred spirit. It rises in an ice-cave in the Himalayas and empties into the Bay of Bengal. But the Ganges has become so badly polluted that it is dangerous to bathe in let alone to drink from it.
In episode 3, journalist Joe Hildebrand takes Amer, Radhika, Gurmeet and Mahima to what the Indian media claim is the most dangerous city in Australia - Melbourne. Although many Australians think of Melbourne as our most liveable city, for Indians it's infamous for attacks on Indian students. In fact, education adviser Radhika tells students not to risk studying in Australia at all.
Celebrating the ever-changing nature of man's relationship with the earth's amazing water systems, Rivers And Life is a six-part series exploring six of the world's most iconic watercourses: the Amazon, the Nile, the Mississippi, the Ganges, the Yangtze, and the Rhine.
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