A Bout Time – White Collar Boxing in Beijing

Just days before the fight of their lives, Cat and Barbara visit the gym for the final session of their 12 week boxing course. How well are they prepared for the big event? (Part 3) . Watch on Youtube or Youku . Watch part 1 on Youtube or Youku . Watch part 2 on Youtube […]

A Rare Chance to See China’s CPPCC

Contrary to popular belief, China is not a one party state. The country’s home to several political parties in addition to the Communist party. They’re represented in the CPPCC, or the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference. But what is this organisation, and how does it work? . We attempt to answer these questions in a […]

Chinese boom town thriving on Russian trade

The fact Chinese President Xi Jingping chose Russia as his first foreign visit is no surprise to some. The two countries have been strengthening ties for many years. . Tourism’s growing, there’s talk of increasing energy cooperation, and in 2011 trade volume between the two topped 80 billion dollars, a figure expected to double in […]

Chinese Zoo Struggles to be a Roaring Success

Illegal poaching remains a serious threat to wild tigers in Asia, according to a new report from the World Wide Fund for Nature. It says the number of seizures of illegal tiger products across the region is rising, with China accounting for around 9 percent. . Meanwhile the battle of maintaining captive tigers is also […]

Heroes of Ice

The Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival has been pulling in crowds since the 1980s. Preparing for the event is a huge task and is carried out by China’s unsung hero: the migrant worker. . Watch on Youtube or Youku

Can Snow Polo Attract China’s Super Rich?

So, you’re building a two billion dollar property development and need to attract the super rich to fill it. How to get the word out? One solution is to hold the largest polo tournament in the world – on snow. (Photo: Courtesy of Tianjin Goldin Metropolitan Polo Club) . Watch on Youtube or Youku

Faking it – the art of Chinese auctions

China’s art market is now the biggest in the world. In 2011 it generated 18 billion dollars. But success has attracted accusations of corruption. So how long can the good times last? . Watch the video on Youku Watch the video on YouTube  

Chinese Kids Taste American Football

Sixty two countries have official American football teams. Yet the sport’s still not recognised as an Olympic competition. One man thinks he can change this by introducing the game to China. And he’s starting with kids as young as four.