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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
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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
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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
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Aug 31, 2016 6:30pm PDT
♪ >>> 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Aug 6, 2014 6:30pm PDT
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 take 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 main land 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 mainla chin lastye. thatmounts 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 hearts of hong kong residents. books criticizing the government and politicians are openly displayed and sold in bookstores. confirmation of the city's guaranteed freedom of spe
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Jan 4, 2017 6:30pm PST
>>> 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
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Nov 25, 2015 6:30pm PST
. >>> 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
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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
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May 3, 2016 11:30pm 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
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Oct 18, 2017 6:30pm PDT
♪ >>> in chongquing, chooinch china, there are group s of carriers called bang bangs. from the word pole. they were given this name because they carry anything using just one pole over their shoulders. the bang bang have always been a vital part of people's lives here. in a city so full of hills and narrow roads, bang bangs have carried many loads for residents. now they are on the verge of disappearing. >> chongquing used to have 500,000 of these carriers but as the city has become developed, they're steadily disappearing. this episode follows the end of their legacy. the chongquing river is the largest in asia. located upstream, it's developed into a major port for river transport. chongquing is a directly controlled municipality of china, along with beijing and shanghai. it used to be a part of szechwan province but given its current designation as part of an effort to develop innercities that had fallen behind coastal regions due to the effects of reform policies. recently chongquing has been further developed as a hub connecting china and europe. thanks to those efforts it am j
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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
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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'
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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
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Feb 17, 2016 6:30pm PST
>>> filling the streets of chongqing, southwest china. they all serve similar dishes. in winter, hot pots are particularly popular. full of rich ingredients and oily soups seasoned with chili and chinese pepper. the taste is an intense and spicy experience. customers can enjoy various delicious vegetables and meats. but the profit margin for ven r vendors is relatively small. many have turned to using cheap and unsafe ingredients, prompting a crackdown by authorities. in october 2015, the chinese government implemented a tough revision to the country's food safety law. it holds all parties involved in production and sales legally responsible for food management. the revision also requires self-inspection and the tracking of transportation routes. >> the hot pot industry is now trying to clean up its dishonest image due to the new safety measures. one young entrepreneur launched 80 hot pot diners nationwide in just five years. a chef has been ordered by a leader in the industry to devise better standards. and a stubborn vendor tries to keep his prices low and protect the traditio
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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
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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
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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
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Mar 15, 2017 6:30pm PDT
♪ >>> shenzhen located in guangdong province. the city that beat out hong kong in china's 2015 top comprehensive economic ranking. shenzhen's gdp per capita has grown by 1400 u.s. dollars each year. it's now the highest in china. it's truly a city that never sleeps. the port control port is a border inspection point between hong kong and shenzhen. people cross it at all times from early morning to late at night. in the past, chinese citizens strive to make it big in hong kong. now, the goal is shenzhen. lu xuanlin lives in hong kong and works in shenzhen. lu opened a members only beauty salon two years ago focused on wealthy clients. business hours are 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., but it caters to customers any time of the day upon request. the membership fee is $5500. more than 100 people have already signed up. this year, lu plans to start a new business. a restaurant. shenzhen is expected to become china's third largest city in a few years. it is known by countless names, including the town of entrepreneurs and china's silicon valley. a new day dawns over shenzhen. in the past, she
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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
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Feb 10, 2016 6:30pm PST
with mainland china. amidst such delicate situations, why are more and more people moving to taiwan? this episode follows a family that just migrated. >> hong kong, a region with a population of 7.3 million. at an international exhibition held in the city, one event attracted a lot of attention. taiwanese developers gathered to host one of the largest real estate exhibitions they've ever held in hong kong. the 20 companies sell condos and second homes to hong kong citizens. seminars migrating to taiwan are also held. >> the popularity of taiwan as a new home has been soaring. the number of approved residency applications has more than tripled between 2011 and 2014. but why now? >> surging real estate prices have become a serious social problem in hong kong recently. add that a real estate agency in hong kong show that even a used apartment measuring 60 square meters is priced at about $860,000 u.s. investment money mainly from china is driving up real estate prices in hong kong. >> the residents of hong kong, real estate prices in taiwan are very appealing. in taiwan, a 76 square me
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Aug 27, 2014 6:30pm PDT
gaining worldwide attention for their distinctive portrayals of modern china. here hundreds of people frolic in the ocean, a sign of rapid social change. pictures such as this that portray a repressed youth being open can't be found in mainstream markets. anything in print and on sale in china is censored with criticism of the government strictly forbidden. material that the country considers potentially disruptive to public morals is almost never approved. these young photographers are an empathy for the chinese youth of today. this only way for them to get their work out into the world is by promoting themselves in the internet and publishing books overseas. >> we follow three young chinese photographers who are striving to capture the reality they see in a changing china. ♪ >> lin, alias number 223 has been taking pictures since he was a high school student. 223 was introduced to the subject through a friend. he comes from farming village in hunan province and only realized he was gay after migrating to the city. until then, he didn't even know the world homosexual. his family re
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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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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
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Mar 1, 2017 6:30pm PST
>>> china, more than 2,000 comic conventions are held each year. selling many products related to magna, anime and games. there's 200 million fans of the so called two dimensional culture and the market size exceeds 29 billion u.s. dollars. the culture spread to china in the late 1990s. from then a number of young people who like anime and manga slowly began expanding the culture. initially the movement was met with disapproval but when the chinese government began promoting them, they began investing, creating major industry. cosplayers who now symbolize the culture are making a living from cosplay. some of them appear in dramas and variety programs. major dramas featuring cosplayers are even in the works. china's cosplay is experiencing dramatic shift. this episode follows these changes and the young people attempting to create their own culture by building a society where cosplay leads to business. >>> this is northern beijing where the china national convention center is located. a large scale event was held over two days from december 31st, 2016. despite the new year season,
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Aug 6, 2016 12:00am PDT
>>> shanghai, china. yong is taking care of her elderly father. she says it's her way to make up for past mistakes. yang is a former drug addict. yang's successful career in the apparel industry and affluent lifestyle was brought to a halt when she developed a heroin addiction. >> in the shadow of rapid economic development, the use of illegal substances has become a serious social issue in china. the number of recreational drug users apprehended in 2015 rose by 20% in just one year to 1.06 million. an estimated 1 in every 100 chinese citizens is a drug user. yang battled with drug addiction for 22 years. she says she could never have regained a peaceful life on her own. >> professional social workers assist those who battle with various problems in their lives. and are alienated from society. their experience is vital in the rehabilitation of drug addicts. quitting drugs is far from easy. >> social workersn china work we years to help them get back on their fe. their job entails building trust with their clients, helping them become financially independent, and easing any concer
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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
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Dec 30, 2015 6:30pm PST
♪ >>> november 2015. china's biggest online shopping site is holding its annual one-day sale. sales hit $1.5 billion in 12 minutes. and over $14 billion by the day's end. china's in the midst of a massive web shopping boom. 2013 saw the country surpass the u.s. in online transactions with a total of some $300 billion. many of the products sold online in china come from 212 east shopping villages spread across nine rural provinces and one metropolitan area. from car parts to shoes, children's clothing and toys, each community has a particular specialty. one such town is dongfeng in a northern province. until several years ago it was a poor farming community where the only other employment came from a plastic processing plant. but today the local economy is based around making and selling furniture. it's a change that's been a huge success. up around 5,000 residents, some 70% are involved in web retail. between them they run over 2,000 online stores. each day the town dispatches all kinds of furniture the length and breadth of china. the town enjoys annual sales of almost $160 million
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Jul 1, 2015 6:30pm PDT
. bazaar are inexpensive items made in china. products are put into trucks in china, then driven across the border, directly into the market. the sheer volume of transactions led to a dedicated customs office being set up inside the bazaar, specializing in china-made products. dordoi bazaar got its start in the early 1990s after the breakup of the soviet union, a few stalls in a barren area outside of the city. the man who established dordoi is now it's honorary president. he believes the bazaar's success comes down to its location along the famous silk road trading route. >> translator: dordoi is a place for reexporting, as we call it. products from here go on to russia, is as act stan, uzbekistan, and tajikistan. they are sent on. dordoi is like a bridge, a way point for product. >> the bazaar's annual sales total billions of dollars. 80% of that number comes from customers who are visiting from other former soviet republics. >> dordoi imports products from china and sells them on. it has grown rapidly as a major hub for this so-called transit trade thanks to a change in kyrgyz ace policy
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Oct 4, 2017 6:30pm PDT
>>> shanghai is known as the city with the highest personal income in china. the average monthly income among the population is 1,050 u.s. dollars. in addition because of this, they have a system based on where residents were born, these workers are now increasing night school. they have courses ranging from care giving, sewing and gain professional skills and certification that will help them survive in the city. ♪ >> this episode follows the efforts of migrant workers studying at night school. as the focus of chinese labor switches from low cost to quality work. night school classes begin at 6:00 p.m. many of the roughly 1,500 night schools in shanghai offer courses in specific qualifications or skills. this school opened in the 1990s to instruct construction workers who had had poured in from rural villages. now it offers night classes and teaches a variety of courses to train professions, such as accountants, house keepers and chefs. there are 10 classes just for chinese pastry chefs. >> currently the most popular course is training as a pastry chef specializing in chinese
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