A video by Mark Griffith. Starring Andrew Dougherty and Princess Fortier.
Shanghais migrant workers are the foundation of Chinas economy, ferrying goods around the city on their bicycle. But...
How much coffee, weed, cigarettes, cocaine, whiskey, and heroin can you buy for $20 around the world? Among the countries featured: USA, Norway, Japan, Netherlands, UK, China, Colombia, Germany, Afghanistan, Sweden, France, Philippines, Canada.
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Join in the adventure with Big Bird and Barkley in an exciting adventure to China when they go to famous places like the Great Wall of China! They are on a mission to find a legendary phoenix.
Here's how much coffee, meat, beer, McDonald's, and more you can buy for $5 in countries around the world. For starters, you can buy a lot of beer for $5 in China.
Every winter, China's cities are plunged into chaos, as all at once, a tidal wave of humanity attempts to return home by train. It is the Chinese New Year. The wave is made up of millions of migrant factory workers. The homes they seek are the rural villages and families they left behind to seek work in the booming coastal cities. It is an epic spectacle that tells us much about China, a country discarding traditional ways as it hurtles towards modernity and global economic dominance.
Sixteen years ago, the Zhangs abandoned their young children to find work in the city, consoled by the hope that their wages would lift their children into a better life. But in a bitter irony, the Zhangs' hopes for the future are undone by their very absence. Qin, the child they left behind, has grown into adolescence crippled by a sense of abandonment. In an act of teenage rebellion, she drops out of school. She too will become a migrant worker. The decision is a heartbreaking blow for the parents.
Last Train Home follows the Zhangs' attempts to change their daughter's course and repair their ruptured family. Intimate and candid, the film paints a human portrait of the dramatic changes sweeping China.
As a child growing up in North Korea, Hyeonseo Lee thought her country was "the best on the planet." It wasn't until the famine of the 90s that she began to wonder. She escaped the country at 14, to begin a life in hiding, as a refugee in China. Hers is a harrowing, personal tale of survival and hope -- and a powerful reminder of those who face constant danger, even when the border is far behind.
Growing Up Black In China - A CNN story about a young girl named Lou Jing who was born with an African-American father and a chinese mother. She currently lives in China and deals with the stereotypes and racism that follows her.
Assuming moderate and stable economic growth, the Credit Suisse Global Wealth Report expects we expect total household wealth to rise by almost 50 percent in the next five years from 223 trillion US dollars in 2012 to 330 trillion in 2017. The number of millionaires worldwide is expected to increase by about 18 million, reaching 46 million in 2017. We expect China to add a total of USD 18 trillion to the stock of global wealth in the next five years and surpass Japan as the second-wealthiest country in the world.
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Hzt Khadija (RA) & Hzt Aisha (RA) are the wives of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)
Award-winning historian Bettany Hughes discovers how the period known as the Dark Ages was in fact a golden age for a few remarkable women. She finds that education and the written word became vital tools for these women.
First, she looks at Theodora, a prostitute turned empress, who allied herself with Mary the Mother of God to rule over a great Christian empire. Then she looks at the legacy of the wives of the prophet Muhammad, including Hzt Khadija (RA), one of the first converts to Islam and Hzt Aisha (RA), whose words are still read by over two billion men and women today. Bettany also discovers the story of Wu Zetien - a courtesan who harnessed the power of a philosophy, Buddhism, to become the only woman to rule China as emperor.
Finally, Bettany explores the history of St. Hilda, a great educator and wise woman, who presided over the crucial conference, the Synod of Whitby, which decided when Christians in Britain celebrated Easter, and cemented the islands' links with Rome and Europe.
Bettany Hughes concludes that these extraordinary women across the globe used their courage, charisma and sheer brainpower to put the female of the species back in the heart of religion. Their incredible achievements still shape our lives today
Animals on fur farms spend their entire lives confined to cramped, filthy wire cages. Fur farmers use the cheapest and cruelest killing methods available, including suffocation, electrocution, gassing, and poisoning. Join Olivia Munn in boycotting fur and fur trim.
Snow falling from a rooftop in Shenyang, China.
Kay Wang was a strong-willed grandmother who was reluctantly taken to a StoryCorps booth by her son and granddaughter. Though Kay resisted, she still had stories to tellfrom disobeying her mother and rebuffing suitors while growing up in China to late-life adventures as a detective for Bloomingdale's department store. Kay passed away just weeks after that interview, and her son and granddaughter returned to StoryCorps to remember her gentler side, which she kept to herself.
A restaurant in China's eastern Shandong province is employing a fleet of robot waiters.
December 22, 2010