People's Republic of Capitalism, The
Ted Koppel hosts this four-part documentary examining China's new status as an economic superpower and its complex relationship with the United States. Viewers will explore life for the rising middle class in China, learn how cheap Chinese labor affects American workers and consumers, and look at China's remarkable transformation through the eyes of citizens from various socio-economic groups. Program includes a viewer's guide with highlights, questions to consider, avenues for further learning, a brief history of the Cultural Revolution and more. Segments include:
Joined at the Hip
- Reveals how the U.S. and Chinese economies have become inextricably linked.
MAO-ism to ME-ism
- Looks at how the economic boom in a city in Western China has shaken traditional values and culture.
The Fast Lane
- Examines China's growing automotive industry.
It's the Economy, Stupid
- Looks at how the country is embracing a free-market economy while resisting free-thinking politics.
|Subject||SOCIAL STUDIES, Global Studies, World History|
|Running Time||176 min.|
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