Wednesday, July 9, 2008

The People's Republic of Capitalism = Chongqing

Since when has Chongqing regained attention from the West? The last time the world eyed my home city was the 1940s - when it was China's wartime Capital.

So here's the news, and I would look forward to seeing this if I had a TV with the Discovery Channel.

Starting tonight, and continuing for 4 nights, the Discovery Channel will show Ted Koppel's documentary on China, The People's Republic of Capitalism. Filmed almost entirely in Chongqing over the course of a year, the series consists of four one-hour-long programs in which Discovery Channel Managing Editor Ted Koppel and his team of producers explore America's economic relationship with China as well as capitalism's effect on the Chinese people.

KOPPEL ON DISCOVERY: THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CAPITALISM, Discovery Channel, Wednesday July 9 at 10 PM (ET/PT) through Saturday, July 12.

Here are some clips from the program (looks familiar):

Cultural Revolution Dinner Theater:
The People's Republic of Choreography:
More Here:


Rocking Offkey said...

Although it's just scratching surface, it's quite good a program. The theme seems to be why the US needs China as much as China needs the US.

Xujun said...

Sounds good. Thanks for letting me know, Rocking. I haven't seen the program yet, but hope to see it on DVD soon.

alfaeco said...

About China and its needs from the world, and world needs from China, there is here an interesting article

Xujun said...

Thanks, Alfonso. Will check out the article.

Helen Wang said...

Nice blog! I think we have similar experience... I am currently writing a book about the new middle class in China, which will be published by Borrett Koelhers Publishers next year. I just returned from China and a visit to Chongqing was really mind boggling.... Check out my blogs.

Xujun said...

Hi Helen, thanks for dropping by. Your blog is indeed very interesting!