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FRONTLINE; China In The Red

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Series
FRONTLINE
Program
China In The Red
Program Number

2112

Series Description

FRONTLINE is investigative journalism that questions, explains and changes our world. Since 1983, FRONTLINE has served as PBS's flagship public affairs series. Hailed upon its television broadcast debut as "the last best hope for broadcast documentaries," FRONTLINE's stature is reaffirmed each week through incisive documentaries covering the scope and complexity of the human experience.

Program Description

Four years in the making, this two-hour FRONTLINE documentary chronicles three pivotal years in China's historic evolution from a rigid Communist society to an exploding market economy. For more than half a century, millions of Chinese workers labored in state-run factories that provided cradle-to-grave job security. But the economic reforms that have brought the world's most populous nation economic prosperity and world-power status now threaten the livelihood of many Chinese workers. The Chinese Communist Party can no longer afford to subsidize the factories, and millions of workers are being laid off, with no social safety net to catch them. "China in the Red" follows 10 Chinese citizens caught up in the social and economic transformation, and through their stories reveals a nation in flux and a people struggling to survive in a world they never dreamed would exist. Writer, producer and director: Sue Williams.

Duration

01:56:46

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Peoples of East Asia
Politics and Government
Business and Economics
Employment and Labor
Genres
Documentary
Topics
Social Issues
Global Affairs
Creators
Williams, Sue (Writer)
Dietz, Kathryn (Producer)
Publication Information
WGBH Educational Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Citation
Chicago: “FRONTLINE; China In The Red,” GBH Archives, accessed March 3, 2024, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_0574D65280284C71A2D1EBB9F9D5C768.
MLA: “FRONTLINE; China In The Red.” GBH Archives. Web. March 3, 2024. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_0574D65280284C71A2D1EBB9F9D5C768>.
APA: FRONTLINE; China In The Red. Boston, MA: GBH Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_0574D65280284C71A2D1EBB9F9D5C768
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