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The China Century episode 3

The China Century episode 3: China's return to imperial power after a century of humiliation. The forces that have powered China's rise are rarely explored, while the lives of Chinese people barely get a mention. Beyond the headlines what do we really know about China and its 1.4 billion citizens?     An in-depth examination of China's place in world politics and the global economy, from a face-off with America to its clampdown in Hong Kong and hacking and surveillance.…

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The China Century episode 2: The story of China's meteoric economic growth and its earth-shattering repercussions. The forces that have powered China's rise are rarely explored, while the lives of Chinese people barely get a mention. Beyond the headlines what do we really know about China and its 1.4 billion citizens?     An in-depth examination of China's place in world politics and the global economy, from a face-off with America to its clampdown in Hong Kong and hacking and…

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The China Century episode 1:  Chinese President Xi Jinping understands the greatest threat to the authoritarian state is not an invading army but the free minds of its people. This episode explores the fight for freedom of thought in China. How do you control the beliefs and desires of a population as vast and diverse as China’s?     In his first address as president, Xi Jinping declares the new vision of the people: The China Dream. Never before in…

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Guns Germs And Steel episode 3: So far, Jared Diamond has demonstrated how geography favoured one group of people – Europeans – endowing them with agents of conquest ahead of their rivals around the world. Guns, germs and steel allowed Europeans to colonize vast tracts of the globe – but what happened when this all-conquering package arrived in Africa, the birthplace of humanity?     Jared's journey begins on a steam train in Cape Town, designed to carry civilization to…

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Guns Germs And Steel episode 2: On November 15th 1532, 168 Spanish conquistadors arrive in the holy city of Cajamarca, at the heart of the Inca Empire, in Peru. They are exhausted, outnumbered and terrified ? ahead of them are camped 80,000 Inca troops and the entourage of the Emperor himself. Yet, within just 24 hours, more than 7,000 Inca warriors lie slaughtered; the Emperor languishes in chains; and the victorious Europeans begin a reign of colonial terror which will…

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