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Title China's Capitalist Revolution: Ep 1 of 2 / Director: Coldstream, Rob
Published Australia : SBS ONE, 2010
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Summary Twenty years on from the massacre at Tiananmen Square, the two-part documentary, China's Capitalist Revolution attempts to answer why capitalism contributed heavily to the tragic events of that day.When Chairman Mao died in 1976, he left China in chaos and poverty. He was succeeded by Deng Xiaoping, who overturned Maoism and taught the Chinese to love capitalism, creating special investment zones for the West. But Deng's crash course in capitalism went wrong when inflation grew and workers lost jobs.By 1989, China faced disaster. Now, 20 years after the tragic events in Tiananmen Square in Beijing, this two-part BBC documentary reveals an interpretation of the motives of the demonstrators that may well overturn the conventional view in the West.The demonstrators did not begin by demanding democracy. Corruption, inflation and the hardship caused by economic reforms drove students and workers to confront the government and the army. Students went on hunger strike, and troops killed more than 2,000.Deng Xiaoping gave the order to fire, but his ideas prevailed. China's Capitalist Revolution argues that Deng's capitalist revolution created today's China. (From the UK, in English and Mandarin, English subtitles) (Documentary Series) (Part 1 of 2) M (A) CC WS
Event Broadcast 2010-01-31 at 21:30:00
Notes Classification: M
Subject Capitalism -- Political aspects.
Chinese -- Economic conditions.
Chinese -- Politics and government.
Cultural Revolution (China : 1966-1976)
Deng, Xiaoping, 1904-1997.
Protest movements.
China -- Beijing.
Form Streaming video
Author Brzezinski, Zbigniew, contributor
Coldstream, Rob, director
Dan, Wang, contributor
Fenby, Jonathan, contributor
Guoguang, Wu, contributor
Juntao, Wang, contributor
Marti, MIchael, contributor
Ming, Ruan, contributor
Perry, Stephen, contributor
Rittenberg, Sidney, contributor
Schell, Orville, contributor
Suchet, David, cast
Terrill, Ross, contributor
Vogel, Ezra F, contributor
Wei, Zhang, contributor
Yizi, Chen, contributor