excellent documentary on China - Koppel: People's Republic of Capitalism being rerun starting 2/21

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    It's finally being rerun!

    Parts 1 and 2 are being rerun on 2/21/09 followed by 3 and 4 on 2/28. See Discovery Channel :: TV Listings :: Koppel: People's Republic of Capitalism for more info and check your PVR, TiVo, local listings for the proper time. It starts at 9 am Pacific for me on DirecTV.

    When I saw it the first time, I missed part 1 but saw parts 2 to 4.
    The series was very good. It's a scary to see how rapidly car ownership is growing in China. The pollution probs and demands on world oil will get a lot worse if the current pace continues.

    If you have an interest in China, this is a must see.

    There's also an interview w/Ted Koppel at http://www.charlierose.com/view/interview/9163 about the show and it has a few clips. More info at http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/tv/la-et-koppel7-2008jul07,0,7132088.story and http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/08/arts/television/08kopp.html.
     
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    Re: excellent documentary on China - Koppel: People's Republic of Capitalism being rerun starting 2/

    It's an interesting documentary that quite frankly scares the hell out of me
     
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    Re: excellent documentary on China - Koppel: People's Republic of Capitalism being rerun starting 2/

    1500 new cars per day in Beijing. It is a large city, but there are many others millions + cities in China.

    Over the last several months China car sales exceeded those in the US for the first time. Heard on local media here.

    As far as I can tell, basically everyone who can afford a car in China intends to buy one. That this might not be the best plan individually or related to wider concerns (fuel availability or pollution) is a minority viewpoint at most.

    Have not seen any of the Koppel doc. When was it produced?
     
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    Judging by the article dates and skimming their content, I'd guess it was done in a period spanning 07 to 08.

    Unfortunately, for some reason, it seems that Discovery nor anyone else reruns this. It'd make for a great rental or something to stream, if available.
     
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    Thread resurrection...

    I noticed someone put up copies on YouTube. Hope it doesn't get taken down.
    is part 3, focusing on cars.

    Here's are the other 3 parts:
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    Haven't watched video... but after seeing that the original post was on 2009... Video should be on History channel rather than on Discovery channel now. I don't think I have that much interest in China.
     
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    Why not? They make everything.

    You can see the difference American workers vs. Chinese: no safety glasses in China!
     
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    Let's just say, I am not so interested in the capitalism in China or elsewhere for that matter. I have more interesting YouTube videos (for me at least) on "Watch later" list like this video.
     
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    Last time I checked out the History channel, the factories would need to be haunted or run by aliens in order for this to be shown.
     
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    That sounds like what I use to watch on SyFi channel. We haven't had TV service for years. The 500+ channels are now all converged? Or maybe aliens are jamming the satellite signals... LOL:ROFLMAO:
     
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    ETC(SS) The OTHER One Percenter.....

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    Meh.

    I might give it a tumble, but China c-2008 is probably much further removed from today's China than we are from a time when there was only one kinda iphone.

    It might be interesting from a historical perspective, but I'm watching other things on the YooTubes these days....;)
     
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