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China's towering glass-bottom platform opens

China’s towering glass-bottom platform opens

A glass-bottom platform that takes visitors a towering 400 metres above ground opens in China.

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Chinese factory churns out Clinton, Trump masks

There’s no masking this Chinese factory’s enthusiasm for American politics, as Julie Noce reports.

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Chinese Black Magic

The ancient practice of magic in China: venom-based poison.

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People of Western China

People of Western China, 1940

1940 Documentary about Chengdu People (Sichuan).

Instructional movie produced by Erpi Classroom Films Inc.
In collaboration with O.J.CALDWELL Formerly of University of Nanking

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Life and work of the people who live in Chengtu, located in a valley in western China.

Contents. The life and work of the people who live in a valley in western China.

Chengtu lies cradled between lofty chains of mountains. There are views of its ancient wall, its temples and tombs, and its streets.

Outside the city the farmers cultivate their land as they have for centuries. An ancient irrigation system planned by Li Ping 2,000 years ago is still in use. Grain is made into flour in an old mill using water for power. Rice is hulled with apparatus ancient in design. The products of the farm are offered for sale in the markets of the city.

Following views of bamboo growing in a clump, the many uses of this product are indicated — the making of furniture, household utensils, rope, sedan chairs, bridges, etc.

Some of the ancient crafts of China are pictured. As a potter is shown at work, the commentator says that the potter’s wheels revolved during the classic dynasties of Tang and Sung and Ming. A silversmith works at his ancient trade. As silk weavers are shown, the commentator says that a legend claims that the Chinese have been weaving silk for over 4,000 years. Rich silk fabrics are displayed in the shops of the city. There are views of the mulberry trees on which the silkworms feed.

Modern science is changing the ancient ways of life. Modern electric power has brought with it the telephone, the electric light, and the motion picture projector. The Chinese farmer working in his fields sees modern automobiles and airplanes. Modern medical science replaces the herb doctor.

Appraisal. Good for (1) showing an ancient city located in western China, (2) indicating the agricultural practices of farmers in western China, and (3) showing the ancient handicrafts of that country. Should be useful in developing an appreciation of the antiquity of Chinese civilization and in indicating the influence of modern inventions on the Chinese way of life.

A sequence showing the many uses for bamboo suggests the ingenuity of the people in adapting an abundant native product to their needs. Although the film does not specifically mention the effect of the Japanese invasion, it can very well be used as background material for a study of that action.

Photography and sound are excellent.

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People of Western China---Documentary about Chengdu

Topics: China,documentary,documentary on old China,old China,chengdu,sichuan,old documentary,history of China

Chinese industrial revolution

Evolving of the Chinese Industrial Revolution

Extreme pollution conditions make China rethink its socio-economic political view.

Some thoughts on the topic by TestTube News. Air pollution has become a major issue in China, and poses a threat to Chinese public health. The immense growth of the People’s Republic of China since the 1980s has resulted in increased soil pollution.

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As China’s waste production increases, insufficient efforts to develop capable recycling systems have been attributed to a lack of environmental awareness. In 2011, China produced 2.3 million tons of electronic waste. In 1997, the World Bank issued a report targeting China’s policy towards industrial pollution. The report stated that “hundreds of thousands of premature deaths and incidents of serious respiratory illness have been caused by exposure to industrial air pollution. [Wikipedia]

Evolving of the Chinese Industrial Revolution

Topics: china, asia, china history, global warming, coal power progress, environment, industrial revolution, benefits of industrial revolution, china global power

Red Chinese Battle Plan

Red Chinese Battle Plan

Red Chinese Battle Plan is a Cold War-era American Propagandistic documentary against China produced by the United States Department of Defense in 1967.

Presented as a documentary on Chinese history, the film mixed Cold War-era anti-communist rhetoric with earlier Western Yellow Peril rhetoric into one, portraying China as seeking to gain control of Africa and Latin America before moving on to capture the United States.

Red Chinese Battle Plan

expansion of China in South China Sea

The reasons behind the expansion of China in South China Sea

South China Sea is a strategic area for Chinese government.

The region has been a source of much tension among countries with competing territorial claims to portions of the region, and China’s rapid expansion in recent years has only made things worse.

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Paracels islands---expansion of China in South China Sea

Ghost Cities in China

China Uncensored produced an interesting video about the rampant phenomenon of Ghost Cities in China: Ordos, Luliang and others.

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Ghost Cities in China

Future Megaprojects of China

Future Megaprojects of China

Megaprojects are extremely large-scale investment projects.

China is developing incredibly fast and has accomplished lots of enormous engineering achievements.

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Megaprojects of China

Amazing Facts on China

20 Amazing Facts on China You Didn’t Know About

Facts Verse compiled a list of 20 Shocking China Facts You Didn’t Know About: From leftover women to dog meat festival.

Aside from being the most crowded nation on the planet, China’s economy is the second biggest on the planet after the US.

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20 Amazing Facts on China

Topics: most crowded nation,China’s economy,pollution in China,chinese opera,chinese communist party,censorship in china