China: Time of Xi

Premieres Saturday 14 October 2017 
6.15 PM SEA
6.30 PM MNL
5.15 PM BKK/JKT

In October 2017, the eyes of the world turn to Beijing as the leaders of the Chinese Communist Party gather to elect President Xi Jinping for a second term. At this key moment, across three fast-moving episodes, we get under the skin of Xi Jinping's China to discover what's changing in the country what China's unique experience could offer the world and what drives the man himself.

Hosted by Danny Forster, by Australian engineer Dr Jordan Nguyen and by British Indian anthropologist Mary-Ann Ochota, with beautifully-shot, character-led case studies from four continents, and unique archive, all pulled into sharp focus by the arresting contributions of a panel of the world's leading "China watchers", we reveal what makes China and its President tick at this key moment in the country's story.