China Week

For five nights, Tavis brings you stories from the People’s Republic of China. Taped in Beijing and Shanghai, the series examines the growing superpower’s economic boom and its challenges, including the complexity of U.S.-China relations. The series features the following:

Mon. – A report on Chinese innovation, technology and the economic boom
– An examination of China’s challenges, including pollution and poverty
– A conversation with Andrew Ballen, an expat who’s bringing hip-hop to China
– A look at 101 Middle School, one of China’s top schools
– A wide-ranging panel discussion with four prominent Chinese-Americans

Inside This Feature

  • Do today’s Americans know more about China and the Chinese? Yes, definitely. But if you haven’t visited or lived in China, the chance is that your impressions of China are quite negative.
  • Is China a rich country or a poor country? Watch Tavis' video diary from China and join the discussion.
  • In the latter half of the 20th century, Chinese culture had a noticeable influence on Blacks in America. But how did African American and urban countercultures influence Chinese adolescents, especially given the disparate upbringings?
  • I’d been thinking about this trip since my boss came back from his visit in 2010 and talked about what he had experienced and witnessed. When he said he was thinking of organizing an employee trip, I immediately claimed that it be so.
  • Made in China—a phrase seen and understood all over the globe. But there was one cultural facet that lacked a Chinese signature until 1999: hip-hop.
  • From Beijing to Shanghai. The Great Wall to Tiananmen Square. View a gallery of images taken by Tavis' staff.
  • What is life like for women in China? Do men and women receive equal treatment? Are women happy? Tavis posed all of those questions to the head of a Beijing-based polling firm that has done research on quality of life in China. Her answers might surprise you.
Last modified: August 13, 2011 at 2:58 pm