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In the News Communist China Turns 60

September 28, 2009

VIEW: A few minutes from the opening moments of Young & Restless in China, our report on the new generation of Chinese coming of age in a society changing as fast as any in history.

The clip introduces two of the film's main characters, both young entrepreneurs eagerly riding the roller coaster that is China Inc., the world's economic powerhouse.

Explore profiles of the film's other characters and the intimate stories they shared with the filmmakers over four years of filming. Check out too one of the site's most popular pages -- background on the film's music .



I've always wondered what Mao Zedong would think if he came back to life, walked out the back door of his mausoleum onto Qianmen Street to be greeted by the KFC on the other side road.

Simon Crosby / October 1, 2009 1:30 AM

China has been steered away from her communist ideal for 3 decades. The party leaders (Zhao, Zhu and Wen, the premiers) have been doing everything and anything to ape the American model or at least the american model by their interpretation.

Interestingly, and ironically too, the US media are still using "Communist" as a stigma to show their unappreciative attitude. Because for some reason, China has not been completely turned into a jackal who can serve the US with something more than just buying up American toxic national debt, and eating up American toxic trashes.

Call China anything you want, however, be careful what you wish for. If you call her Communist too much.....

han wei / October 1, 2009 2:21 PM

as to Mr. Crosby,
What would Mao think? The same thing Hitler would, if he were to return to Berlin.
These guys are mass murders who cares what they think. Thank God they're not around to 'think' anything anymore.

What is this ridiculous nostalgia ???

The US media is still saying 'Communist' because first and foremost the chinese gov says communist, but also because Mao's portraits are still up in Tianamen Square.
I wonder what they would call Germany if Hitler's cheerful mug would be prominently displayed on the Reichstag?

dom sooch / October 1, 2009 5:31 PM

"The party leaders (Zhao, Zhu and Wen, the premiers) have been doing everything and anything to ape the American model..."

"...the US media are still using "Communist" as a stigma to show their unappreciative attitude."

What a load of rubbish! Han mei should get a clue.

Tom K / October 1, 2009 11:39 PM

Very interesting movie... I hope that this horrible rap culture does not spread to China. I wonder if the Chinese people are as interested in some of these things as shown--e.g. Christianity, rap music, etc. Perhaps it was made more to satisfy foreign questions than to portray what a majority of the Chinese do or see in daily life. It would be interesting to know whether the Chinese government is developing social programs for education and health care using some of its new wealth. It would also be nice to see more of the food the people like to eat, or some of their free time activities (evidently people like internet cafes...wonder if they like to go to the beach?).

D Leitner / October 4, 2009 11:19 AM

to dom sooch

Calling Mao a mass murder only reflects your ignorance, my friend. Maybe you should do more reading about China's contemporary history before making any comments.

Alex / October 10, 2009 1:31 PM

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