The oldest civilization on earth, reborn.
China. The scene of the most extraordinary economic, social and political transformation of our time. But it is also a nation struggling with an enormous population, a strained environment, and unequal distribution of wealth and opportunity. Four hours of extraordinary documentary film-making portray the triumphs and disappointments of remarkable individuals caught up in an epic story. This is China Rises.
In Episode 1 – Party Games, China is on the march. As Beijing prepares for the 2008 Summer Olympic Games, it is envisioning a new political dawn for a growing nation and is ready to invite the world to see its progress.