There is a dearth of good documentaries from the West on China. I have seen a few documentaries produced by Australia’s ABC not too long ago, and they were just absolutely abysmal. They were highly superficial, and just more interested in the bizarre, shocking, upsetting or just most likely to propagate hackneyed views on China.
The following documentary is partly produced by an American Robert Lawrence Kuhn. Kunh calmly lead viewers to see the big challenges facing China today. It might be boring to some people, but this what one need to understand China better.
Are the Chinese people happy? is the first of five documentaries. It is broken into 4 parts in Youtube. (For all five documentaries, visit this site: http://vimeopro.com/user13599767/chinas-challenges/video/83762500 )
Introduction from the website:
Host Robert Lawrence Kuhn, who knows China’s leaders personally and wrote the book “How China’s Leaders Think,” takes us inside China through five documentaries that reveal the critical issues that China’s new leaders face. China’s Challenges focuses on current issues including China’s economy, society, innovation, politics and values.