Changing China (2000)

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A five-part unit of geography programmes examining the staggering pace and scale of change in the People's Republic of China. The programme titles and themes are: `Farming north and south' contrasting the agricultural systems, climates and cultures in the remote hills north-west of Beijing and the lush valleys of south-west China; `The Three gorges dam' considers the costs and benefits of the world's largest hydroelectric project, and how it will affect people from surrounding villages; `Forestry, flooding and farming' the conflict between flood control, forestry and farming in the Yangtze watershed; `Township enterprises and migration' how rural industry in Shanghai's hinterland has prospered under the economic liberalisation which is strangling many of the older urban factories; `Urban development in Shanghai' explored through the lives of a young woman working in an international merchant bank and a construction worker.

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