PBS - Online Newshour - China on the Rise (2005)

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Newshour correspondent Paul Solman traveled to China in the summer of 2005 to produce a seven-part series on the Asian nation's rise as a global economic contender and America's anxiety that China will overtake the United States as a superpower in the 21st century.

  • China's Growing Economy - China's powerful central government has created one of the most freewheeling economies in the world, set to overtake the United States in the next few decades.
  • The Chinese Consumer - Paul Solman reports on Chinese consumers, from the mass market shoppers to those seeking high-end goods.
  • The Cult of Mao Zedong - Nearly three decades after his death, the "Great Helmsman" is still nearly omnipresent in China.
  • Misinvestment in China - This report looks at how misinvestment in China and government control of the banks and businesses affect the economy.
  • Interview with Cheng Siwei - Paul Solman interviews Communist official Cheng Siwei, known as the "father of venture capital" in China.
  • Piracy Explored - Paul Solman reports on piracy and the lack of safeguards for intellectual property in China.
  • Bumps in the Road? - Paul Solman explores whether China can continue to grow at its incredible pace without political reform.

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