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NHK
Jul 11, 2014 10:30pm JST
♪ >>> a product of the country's population control policies, china's rapidly aging population is a growing concern. recently, the phrase wei fu xian lao has taken root. it means becoming old before becoming wealthy. for 35 years, china has been focusing all its attention on economic growth but has yet to deal with its aging population. >> the number of people over 60 is growing at a rate of 8.6 million a year. without the necessary systems and facilities in place. china's public and private sectors have begun testing new measures. as china underwent a drastic transformation, so did the lives of the elderly who helped build the nation. this episode follows the struggles of china's rapidly aging society. china has proved that its socialist market economy works after making incredible strides over the past three decades. but new problems are arising in this transformed nation. in this office building in the suburbs of beijing is china's first private sector hotline office for the elderly. >> the caller is a woman in her 60s who's been taking care of her sick mother in her 90s for many
PBS
Apr 6, 2016 6:30pm PDT
traveled from mainland china. >> luxury cruise ships, carrying around 5,000 passengers leave for japan, south korea and other designations around the world. in 2015, chinese travelers spent a total of $194 billion overseas, ranking them the highest spending tourists in the world for the year. spring tour is one of china's largest travel agencies. with 4,000 branches nationwide. it has enjoyed surging sales, am am amid china's travel but it's not easy for people from mainland china to obtain tourist so what is behind this passion for traveling abroad? the various motivations of chinese tourists, reveal much about modern china. in this episode of asia insight, we follow a day in the business of shanghai's most popular travel agency. in the cold of january, preparations are underway for the chinese new year this is shanghai's most popular shopping district. and this is a branch of spring tour. a staff meeting before the shop opens. sales strategies being discussed, because the chinese new year holiday is one of the most profitable seasons of the year. it's 9:00 a.m., and the doors open fo
PBS
Jul 15, 2015 6:30pm PDT
item would cost. china is known all over the world for its counterfeit gsds. every year more than ten million tourists buy products from the department store, and souvenirs. counterfeit items and false labelling in china is, of course, against the law. most phony goods may look good on the outside, but they are usually flawed. foods are often unsafe for consumption. electrical items have false features or structural faults. imitations of almost every imaginable product can now be found in china. [ speaking foreign language ] >> china's reputation for counterfeit products continues to grow, but some people are fighting for consumer rights and calling for change. inexpensive chinese products are popular worldwide. while there is no way to find out what percentage of goods are fake or how many factories are making them, the government released some relevant statistics in january 2015. in an online market worth around $450 billion, research revealed that more than 40% of goods are fake. when it came to major chinese online vendors, they found out that more than 60% of goods were phony. th
PBS
Jan 13, 2016 6:30pm PST
♪ >>> the tibetan plateau makes up one quarter of china's land mass. the region spreads across the southeastern portion of the plateau. at the center is lattah. its name is tibetan for sacred place. rapid development has brought dramatic changes to the city over the past ten years. development has also radically changed the local environment and the way residents live and work. many people have moved here from outside the region to take advantage of new opportunities. in this episode, we'll offer a rare inside glimpse of this ancient tibetan capital. more than 3500 meters above level in the heart of the tibetan autonomous region. it plays a central role in tibetan buddhism and watts once the capital of tibet. the breath taking palace is a world heritage site. the palace has an area of 13,000 square meters and some say it has 2,000 rooms. it used to be the moment home of the dalai lama, the country's spiritual and former political leader. nearly 13 million tourists visited the region in 2014. 90 percent of them were from other parts of china. foreign nationals need special permissio
PBS
Dec 3, 2014 6:30pm PST
>>> the plateau makes up one quarter of china's land mass. the tibet autonomous region spreads across the southeastern portion of the plateau. in the center is lhasa. its name is tibetan for sacred place. rapid development has brought dramatic change to the city over the pasten yrs. development has radedly changed the local environment and the way residents live and work. many people have moved here from outside the region to take advantage of new opportunities. in this episode, we'll offer a rare inside glimpse of this ancit tibetan capital. lhasa lies more than 3500 meters above sea level in the heart to have tibet autonomous region. it plays a central role in tibetan buddhism and was once the capital of tibet. the breathtaking potala palace is a world heritage site. the pal laz has an area of 1300 square meet es and some say it has 2,000 rooms. it used to be the home of the dalai lama, the country's former spirl eventual and political leader. nearly 13 million tourists visited the region in 2013. 90% of them were from other parts of china. special permission to enter the reg
PBS
May 24, 2017 6:30pm PDT
china. the average life span here has exceeded 83 years, the longest among all chinese cities. the reason for this is the high standard of living and the nation's top notch few dong university shanghai cancer center is china's oldest hospital specializing in cancer treatment. more than 1 million patients visit this hospital every year from all over china. in order to treat all of them, the hospital has set up 26 departments. among more than 500 specialists, physicians with good reputations get flooded with many patients come here in hopes of getting china's latest treatments but some have little chance of recovery had they're cancer has worsened. this integrated therapy department was established for such seriously ill patients. it's where china's first palliative treatment was introduced in 2016. palliative treatment seeks to relief pain and temporarily improve conditions rather than treat the disease itself. it prioritizes quality of life by providing painkillers and removing acidic flu wids and other treatments so that patients can live out their remaining time peacefully and co
PBS
Mar 9, 2016 6:30pm PST
. >>> in china, divorce rates have been rising for 12 consecutive years. in 2014, 3.63 million couples got divorced, roughly triple the number recorded ten years earlier. many of the divorcies from the one child policy generation. experts say the causes of many recent divorces include women's financial independent and being able to establish relations with people. one law firm has been specializing in divorce cases for the past 20 years or so. >> many young couples immediately seek divorce without trying to reconcile. meanwhile, there are other marriage related issues in china. an increasing number of men can't find spouses, while women, choose not to get married. affluent chinese have new views on relationships. this episode studies how young chinese are redefining happiness and china's one child policy aimed at controlling the nation's population growth was abolished in january 2016. but the 35 years of implementing the policy created a gender imbalance. according to the chinese government, the ratio of unwed men and women stands at 206 to 100, among those born in the '70s. e
PBS
Sep 30, 2015 6:30pm PDT
taking feats. but as china becomes wealthier, fewer youngsters are choosing acrobatics as the career. in 2002, the chinese government began a program inviting students from overseas to train at top acrobatic schools. covering their tuition and living expenses. >> i'm from kenya. i come here to train hard because i want to go to get my -- i want to train harder. at the training, i would like also to -- let me see. whatever i can be i can do. >> african youngsters learning acrobatics in china is a turning point for one of the country's most prestigious traditional arts. wu chow is the home of chinese acrobatics. the town attracts 600,000 tourists a year and it's said that every credible circus group in the world has a performer who trained here. acrobatics became popular because the farming was poor. most of the residents made a living from work related to the art. the china wuqiao act oh battic arts school was founded in 1985 as the first school dedicated to acrobatic arts. it's a boarding school where students can enroll from as young as 8. compulsory, elementary and junior high school c
PBS
Feb 5, 2015 7:30pm PST
appetite of its customers. the street is a product of china ease economic growth. it's massive appeal attracts custom from all over china. new forms of business can also be seen. no matter how meager, people try to make a living here while others monitor for illegal activity. the round the clock struggles of people here have shaped what guijie is today. the area encapsulates the rapid changes of modern china. this episode follows 24 hours in this gourmet town. >>> this is beijing, the capital of china. it's a sprawling me prop lis with the population exceedsing 21 million. some 450,000 people flock here every year from all over china. the city and its people are in a constant state of flux. guijie street is located at the center of this ever changing city. it's 4:00 p.m. and there are few customers around. at one restaurant staff take to the street for a ritual led by the owner. gao yuan is around a province 1,000 kilometers from beijing. he owns seven restaurants on guijie street and with 400 employees he's become the area's most successful entrepreneur. this is a weekly meeting. it'
PBS
Sep 2, 2015 6:30pm PDT
♪ ♪ >>> china's pet industry is growing year by year, but many animals are being abandoned or neglected by their owners. >> liu works as a volunteer for together animals, an animal rights group operating mainly in beijing. the group, together with nonmembers, treats and cares for unwanted and discarded pets. they have taken in 150 dogs at this shelter in hube province. they were about to be sold for meat or fur, but the group was just able to save them. zhao runs the facility. he is against the customer eating dog and taking action against illegal meat sales n. may, 2015, he discovered a truckloaded with dogs on a highway in tan gene, about 200 kilomotors from beijing, heading towards the southeast. 30 of the 485 dogs were tibetan mastiffs, a popular breed that was once sold from several thousand to millions of u.s. dollars and considered a sound business investment. >> zhau followed the truck for about five hours. he contacted the authorities and the dogs were rescued. the animals were cramped into small cages, emaciated from not being fed or given too little water. >> tibeta
NHK
Jul 25, 2014 10:30pm JST
about china's handling of the city's autonomy. one has called on people to take over parts of hong kong to localized residents feelings toward the chinese government. the same academic is also inspiring students to also t action. other citizens are voicing their opposition to these movements. in this episode of "asia insight" we follow the ongoing struggle of residents in their 17th year since returning to chinese rule. >>> hong kong, one of asia's main business hubs and a leading international financial center. as it's economy increasingly merges with mainland china following its hand over from british rule, beijing's influence over the city continues to grow. in the tourism sector alone, 75% of visitors were from mainland china last year. that amounts to more than 40 million people. without mainland china the economy probably wouldn't be able to function. recently, several incidents have installed fear in the he hong kong reside books criticizing the government and politicians are openly displayed and sold in bookstores. confirmation of the city's guaranteed freedom of despite th
PBS
Aug 12, 2015 6:30pm PDT
. >>> it's the day of the 18th anniversary of hong kong's return to china. as with other years, a demonstration opposing some of the hong kong special administrative region and government's policies is taking place. the march always begins in victoria park. according to the organizers, 510,000 protesters participated last year. many of them gathering several hours before the start. >>> in september, 2014, the world witnessed the so-called umbrella revolution. named after the way pro democracy marchers used umbrellas to protect themselves from tear gas. students and citizens occupied the streets for 79 days, demanding true universal suffrage. not one of their demands were met. the lack of change created a sense of hopelessness. pro-democracy groups disbanded and some residents began resenting activities that disrupted daily life. ♪ >> the annual ceremony to mark hong kong's return to chinese rule was a lavish event. 1200 guests from china and overseas attended. hong kong's chief executive ying was critical of prodemocracy faction and their revised electoral bill. he also reemphas
PBS
Oct 5, 2016 6:30pm PDT
>>> as china experiences on going economic decline. housing costs in beijing now surpass those through new york. according to an april 2016 announcement, from the uk's business alliance, they have become the most expensive in the world. investors who have given up on stocks have returned to real estate investment. prices of newly built homes in 70 major chinese cities, have surged up to 60% in the last 12 months. somehow beijing is so costly, buyers cannot be found. property prices have gone up by more than 500 u.s. dollars per square meter in just over one year. the closer you get to central beijing, the higher the prices. the pricing units are almost $15,000 per square meter. the surge in crisis has made it challenging for people to buy their dream home. many are moving to the suburbs, in search of afford abable rent. the city's commute time is the second longest in the world. >> people from all corners of the country come to the capital in search of business opportunities. unless they are very successful, it is difficult to live here. >>> the sudden rise of property prices i
PBS
Sep 21, 2016 6:30pm PDT
regions. one participant specializing in cashmere is from mongolia. after china, mongolia is the second largest producer of raw cashmere in the world, responsible for 40% of the global output. however, many of the buyers visiting the company's booth were unaware of this. >> translator: whether the cashmere comes from mongolia or whether it comes from china, that's not really the sort of thing i've ever really thought about. >> although mongolia produces large volumes of raw cashmere, it doesn't have sufficient facilities to manufacture it to finished product so 5% of the output is exported to china. however, work is currently under way to ensure that the production and sale of cashmere products becomes one of mongolia's core industries. mongolia's largest cashmere manufacturer privatized in 2007 has actively striven to introduce the latest technology from japan and italy and develop products for overseas sales. leading this effort is the company's ceo, one of mongolia's most prominent entrepreneurs. >> translator: monday goalia has around 600,000 house holds and a population of 3
PBS
May 4, 2016 4:30am PDT
>>> china's national people's congress was held in march 2015. li keqiang used the word internet plus by integrating communication technology with conventional industries. the country's internet users now more than double those of the u.s. the market size of the online economy including sales and games is close to $140 billion u.s. amid this environment, there was a focus on smartphones which 80% of internet user own. innovative apps are being developed to develop new types of businesses and services, changing people's lifestyles. on chinese new year families gather to pray for happiness. but the internet is changing the way people spend this century's old holiday. on the eve of chinese new year, people sit in front of their tv sets tapping away on their smartphones. that's because, through a smartphone app they are competing to win cash offered by companies as part of a pr stunt. ♪ a total of $120 million in cash was given away this year during the nationwide show for chinese new year. the cash won during the show was deposited immediately to people's bank accounts. t
PBS
Jun 15, 2016 6:30pm PDT
♪ ♪ >>> shanghai is one of china's largest economic cities. it's also china's biggest tourist site, attracting more than 300 million domestic and international visitors a year. in may 2015, a new attraction opened in the skyscraper lined district. this is the world's largest disney store, measuring 5,860 square meters. the store hoped ahead of the launch of shanghai disneyland, which officially opened its gates in 2016. on the first day, the store attracted a line spanning over two kilometers. it continues to be packed with customers throughout its business hours of 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. more than 2,000 products are available. nearly all of them are original goods offered exclusively in china. ♪ it also offers expensive limited edition items popular at disney stores around the world. >> she considers herself a dedicated disney fan, as do her friends. she fell in love with the world of disney 11 years ago when she visited hong kong disney resort, the first disneyland she had been to. ever since, she's been saving money every year to visit disney resorts around the world. she ha
PBS
Nov 5, 2014 6:30pm PST
>>> on july 1st, 2014, the 17th anniversary of hong kong's return to china after british rule, a pro-democracy protest was held involving about 500,000 people. ten days earlier, residents had voted in an unofficial referendum calling for democratic elections when selecting hong kong's chief executive. with roughly 700,000 votes, the referendum was a success. the leader of this movement is associate law professor denny tang. >> i think hong kong people has clearly made our will known. >> but the voices of the hong kong people were ignored and citizens announced they would protest once more on october 1st. we followed the events leading up to that day. this time, we began filming on september 24. a rumor was spreading online that pro-democracy protesters were going to occupy central hong kong and that it could develop into a violent rally. what triggered recent events was beijing's announcement for a new system for electing hong kong's chief executive. until now, the chief executive was selected by an election board consisting of 1,200 people. the law will be changed to enable all
PBS
Nov 26, 2016 12:00am PST
>>> in china, there are groups of carriers called bang bang from the chinese word for poem they were given this name because they carry anything with one pole over their shoulders. they have always been a vital part of people's lives here. in a city so full of hills and narrow roads. they've carried many roads for residents. now, they're on the verge of disappearing. >> the city used to have 500 of these carriers, as the city developed they're steady disappearing. this episode follows the end of their legacy. >>> the changjong river is the longest in china. it's a directly controlled municipality of china. it used to be a part of szechuan province but was given its current designation in 1997. as part of an effort to develop innercities that had fallen behind coastal regions due to the effects of reform policies. recently, it's being further developed as a hub connecting china and europe. thanks to those efforts, they saw an economic growth, the largest in china. older buildings still exist in the center of the city. >> built on a hilly region, flat land is scarce. there are slo
PBS
Feb 19, 2015 7:30pm PST
"newsline." \s >>> the economy is growing faster than china's but economists are baffled by the numbers. . >>> oil revenue down, food prices up. finding it hard to swallow. >>> and the new year backlash. they have had enough. >> it's too crowded. >> hello, you're watching "asia biz forecast." we begin with a tale of two economic giants, china and india. surprising news on who is growing the fastest. economists had been predicting that next year the takeover from china as the pace setter in global growth but according to officials their economy is r already expanding at a faster rate than china's. officials in beijing also released a batch of new numbers. trade data for january disappointed analysts. many expected robust from the united states and other markets to push experts higher. but they fell by 3% from year earlier and imports tumbled by 19% on slumping demand from coil, oil and other commodities. next came the consumer price index that showed prices ticked up .8%, the slowest pace in over five years and producer prices slumped by more than 4%. economists interpret the num
PBS
Feb 13, 2015 12:30am PST
, india and china took steps to get more money flowing through the economies. they want to stimulate growth they say and some are wondering if the real agenda is currency devaluation. well, we start the program by looking at what's motivating the big easing. >> reserve bank of australia cut the key rate a quarter of a percentage rate to 2.25%. a record low and the first reduction in almost a year and a half. glenn stevens said domestic demand remains quite weak and that it's running below the expected growth path. stevens suggested the rva is trying to nudge down the australian dollar. he said australian currency had declined against the u.s. dollar in recent months but at a slower pace than against other currencies. he said the economy will likely need a lower exchange rate to achieve balanced growth. the reserve bank of india has refrained from a rate cut, but took other easing measures this week. policymakers gathered on tuesday, just three weeks after lowering the regal rate. they decided to hold the rate steady at 7.75%. >> and given there has been no significant new inflation s
PBS
Aug 9, 2017 6:30pm PDT
♪ >>> even as china experiences ongoing economic decline, housing costs in beijing now surpass those of new york. and, according to an april 2016 announcement from the uk's global cities business alliance, they have become the most expensive in the world. a reason for this is that investors who have given up on stocks have returned to real estate investment. ♪ prices of newly-built home in 70 major chinese cities have surged by up to 60% in the last 12 months. in fact, some housing in beijing is so costly, buyers cannot be found. property prices have gone up by more than $500 u.s. per square meter in just over one year. and the closer you get to central beijing, the higher the prices. the pricier units are almost $15,000 per square meter. the surge in prices has made it challenging for people to buy their dream home. many are moving to the suburbs, in search of affordable rent, leading to long commutes. the city's average commute time is now the second-longest in the world. people from all corners of the country come to the capital in search of business opportunities. but, un
NHK
Nov 3, 2017 4:30pm JST
communities. >> fujo city is located in southern china. the population is reported to be about 4,000 but almost half have left to work in the city. amidst these reduced numbers, in 2015 the village began to allow people to use land for up to four years. the arrival of new companies is needed but few people decided to visit this region. he borrowed this land free of charge after hearing about it from a nonprofit organization. he heard the more likely to achieve his community. he's in charge. he studied design and had worked in beijing. >> most community members are still renting homes so building is an urgent issue. this tentative map was drawn by members of the community known as life in south. homes dot the 330 square meter plot of land, but common areas such as work places and leisure facilities will be shared. cultivation has already begun. this place was chosen as farmland because it's near a pond. it also gets strong sun lite and is close to the community's gathering place. he's in charge of agriculture. before coming here his job was dealing with parents at a private elementary
PBS
Nov 4, 2015 6:30pm PST
♪ ♪ >> migrant workers have played a vital role in china's rapid economic growth. more and more people from rural parts now work in the cities. they have come in search of wealth, but many leave their children behind at home with their aging grandparents or in some cases alone. this june, four such young siblings committed suicides by consuming pesticides, believed to be caused by loneliness and im positivishment, the tragic news shocked the nation. roughly 61 million minors reportedly live apart from one or both of their parents in china today. half of that figure live without either of their parents at home. such children become especially unstable during the summer school break when their sense of isolation is at its most desperate. one elderly volunteer checks on children left behind. he's devoted to ensuring their emotional well being, making sure they receive proper schooling. at the root of the problem is the economic gap between people in urban and rural areas. another factor is the focus on materialism and obtaining wealth. we follow the growing concerns in china for th
PBS
Jun 24, 2015 6:30pm PDT
ringing ] >> currently, there are students from all over asia at the school. they come from china, taiwan, japan, vietnam, mongolia and russia. recent students include middle-aged people taking courses funded by their companies and teenagers sent here by their parents. opened english schools in the philippines, targeting south korean youngsters. they were attracted by the low labor costs and english-speaking locals. english education is now a major new industry in the philippines for students from all over asia, backed by the government. this is the ceo of smeag, and he, himself, studied english in the philippines four years ago. seeing the potential of the english language market, he joined forces with the largest school in cebu. [ speaking in foreign language ] >> english was first taught in the philippines when the country was colonized by america at the end of the 19th century. the people learned it from missionaries. these days, from the first year of elementary school, all classes are taught in english as well as the native language. the higher the education, the more freque
PBS
Aug 17, 2016 11:30pm PDT
foreign ministers from japan, china and south korea next week with an eye on flash points in the region. foreign ministry officials are planning to hold the meeting in tokyo on tuesday and wednesday. toings of discussion are expected to include north korea's ballistic missile launches. officials say the meeting would lay the trilateral summit they hope to schedule in japan by the end of this year. some government officials say the timing is inappropriate because chinese patrol boats have repeatedly entered japan's
PBS
Oct 15, 2014 6:30pm PDT
provide services in nine languages, including dialects used in china, russia, pakistan and sri lanka, thanks to staff who come in on different days. korean language classes are offered for anyone with a foreign registration card. in addition, there are clinics where residents can get free health care. internists and dent tists provide services on weekdays while specialists treat patients on the weekends. all of these services are covered by the taxpayer or offered for free by volunteers. some academics however, have been expressing concern about providing such services and the country's multiethnic policy. socialology professor has been studying foreign labor for many years. >> in 2012, an immigrant woman became the first ever nonethnic korean to become a lawmaker. she was backed by the ruling party. jasmine lee from the philippines came to south korea 17 years ago after marrying a korean man. she began gaining popularity when she appeared in a tv show focusing on immigrant women. she's now a national assembly member. >> while many south koreans support the immigrant national assembl
PBS
Apr 23, 2016 12:00am PDT
3000" goes to china. the country needs more children to help care for an aging population. and we travel along the mekong in cambodia in search of the last river dolphins. but first, what happens when baby-making becomes a business? the history of in vitro fertilization began just 37 years ago. the first baby conceived through in vitro fertilization. in july 1978, the birth of louise joy brown made headlines around the world. baby-making still requires an egg and a sperm cell. but apart from that, there's no
PBS
Sep 28, 2016 6:30pm PDT
festival is an international festival. there aren't just russian artists here, we have artists from china, south korea, all of whom collaborate to put this festival together. >> they were also a part of the festival. this performance is dedicated to the people for whom this festival was something special. in september of 2015, the eastern economic forum was hosted for the first time. russian president vladimir putin emphasized the far east region. >> home port to the russian pacific fleet. and a military strong hold. during the soviet union era, entry into the city was severely restricted. in the past several years, the city has undergone remarkable changes under president putin's policies. new buildings and bridges have been created. a restored pedestrians walkway along the perimeter of the golden horn bay is now a popular spot for citizens to relax. a giant 1.9 kilometer bridge spans across golden bay. on the other side is a new landma landmark. it was completed in october 2013 2013. >> good afternoon. welcome to our theater. >> this is our great hall it seats 1354 people. the acoustics
NHK
Aug 2, 2014 4:30am JST
comes from a poor family. she fled from north korea to china when she was 22 to try to earn some money to send back home. she spent the next ten years living in various places. after realizing it was too dangerous to return to north korea she decided to settle in south korea. the pair talk for 30 minutes and seem to be enjoying each other's company. as the number of unmarried people in south korea continues to increase, match making could be the key to reversing the country's falling fertility rate while offering single men and women some hope of finding a partner and living happily ever partner and living happily ever after. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> thank you for joining us on this edition of "newsline." i'm raja pradhan in tokyo. >>> rescuers report hundreds of casualties after a series of explosions ripped through taiwan's second largest city. the powerful blast in kaohsiung took place in the early hours of friday. at least 25 people were killed and 280 others were injured. nhk world's noriyuki tajima has more from the site of the explosion. >>ep
PBS
Sep 14, 2016 6:30pm PDT
southern china are hunkering down as the most powerful storm of the year pushes forward. officials have raised their alert over typhoon meranti to the highest level. the storm made landfall in fujian province of leaving a dozen people injured in taiwan. it continue s thrash the island. strong winds pummeled a shipyard and on the streets, a person riding a scooter
PBS
Jul 26, 2017 6:30pm PDT
>>> china introduced its internet plus policy in 2015. the goal was to promote the use of the internet in various industries such as e commerce and online banking. it is now easier to conduct payment and management of funds online, resulting in a drastic change in lifestyle. smartphones have replaced wallets, and personal information can be registered on apps and used as i.d.s. consumers can now benefit from a whole range of services. the internet is convenient for individual consumers and also brings new business opportunities to companies. >>> china's mobile payment market has exceeded $6 trillion since the introduction of internet plus. 50 times the size of the u.s. market. >> china's online industries continue to develop rapidly. and on this episode of "asia insight," we follow innovators who are trying to stay ahead of the game. >> smartphones have changed the face of a typical chinese morning. and people set off to work, you can hear digital deeps all around the station. a dedicated app gives you the code to unlock these bike share bicycles. once you punch in the code, y
PBS
Jul 29, 2015 6:30pm PDT
. >>> shanghai, china. news hit from around the world that a group of young models staged a demonstration on the streets this spring. dressed in rags as homeless people, their signs protest the shanghai auto show's decision to ban models. it started when chinese president xi jinping expressed concerns that a culture of vaal vulgarity was tooking root in the country. industries began implementing self regulations with the shanghai auto show suddenly cancelling the use of models at booths. >> china held its first-ever auto show in the 1980s. it was a time when owning a private car was beyond most citizen's dreams. the exhibitors mostly targeted businesses looking for commercial vehicles. and also promoted car parts and new technologies. thanks to economic growth, auto shows are now completely different. these days, the chinese own more than 150 million cars, 15% of the world's total. modelling at the shows has become a dream for many young women. over the past several years, they have dressed mostly in revealing outfits. smaller car makers came up with the strategy in order to
PBS
Oct 21, 2015 6:30pm PDT
>>> an affluent residential neighborhood in shanghai, china. from a rental space in an apartment building, various courses on chinese culture are on offer. on this day, students are lea learnilear learning thai chi. the 300-year-old martial art combines slow, focused movements with deep breathingai chi. the 300-year-old martial art combines slow, focused movements with deep breathing exercises and has its roots in chinese philosophy. in the past, it was extremely difficult to master, but was simplified in the 1950s. tai chi are provided at $24 u.s. a lesson. most of the students here are non-chinese. >> i see people do it in the park here and i always wanted to try it. >> i wanted to get to know the chinese culture a little bit more and i thought it would be a great experience. >> it really -- it just relaxes my mind a lot. >> at present, there are more than a hundred foreign students. and the number keeps growing. the arts and philosophies of china have developed over thousands of years. and as the world pays more attention to the country as an economic super power, more and mor
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