Series Description: China has new leaders. "The Chinese Dream," says China's new president, Xi Jinping, is "the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation." China is an economic superpower: the largest population on earth is undergoing the greatest transformation in history and competing in every arena of human endeavor. China's growing strengths have global import. But China is beset with problems: economic dislocations, dangerous disparities between rich and poor, inadequate and imbalanced social services, epidemic pollution, endemic corruption, tensions over political reform and civil society, uncertainties of beliefs and values, and more. Host Robert Lawrence Kuhn who knows China's leaders personally and wrote the book "How China's Leaders Think," takes us inside China through five one hour episodes that reveal the critical issues that China's new leaders face.
All Upcoming Episodes
Can China Be Beautiful? (#202)
Do China's traditional values clash with China's reform, development and modernization? We consider Confucian thought and practice, Western classical music in China, and Chinese modern art and... [59 minutes]
How Strong Is China? (#204)
How Modern Is China? (#205)
Examine examples of China's modernization challenges: farmers transformed through land transactions and entrepreneurship, the China (Shanghai) Free Trade Zone, and reforms in Chinese education,... [59 minutes]
These episodes of China's Challenges aired in the last few months on Iowa Public Television.